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    Fragrance In Skincare

    why does it matter? Fragrance in skincare can be contributed naturally or synthetically. Natural examples include essential oils and botanical extracts like lavender, mint, citrus and rose. Synthetic are chemically derived in a lab. Fragrance can make a product smell better and more enticing. Regardless of its origin, appeal or concentration, fragrance is a very common sensitising ingredient that can affect all skin types. It’s worth noting that cosmetic companies are not required to disclose the components that make up the ingredient “fragrance” so that opens up any number of potential problems. Fragrance may have a negative effect on the skin either in the short or long term. These impacts…

  • Blithe Tundra Chaga Pressed Serum
    Blithe,  serum

    Blithe Tundra Chaga Pressed Serum

    the claim The Blithe Tundra Chaga Pressed Serum is a two-in-one pressed serum fortified with almost 60% cold processed chaga mushroom extract combined with a blend of fermented oils to deliver lasting hydration while protecting against harsh climates and pollution.     the ingredients Inonotus Obliquus (Mushroom) Extract (56.4%), Water, Glycerin, Diglycerin, Butylene Glycol, 1,2—Hexanediol, Triethylhexanoin, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Cetearyl Alcohol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, C12-16 Alcohols, Caramel, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Acrylates/ClO-3O Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Polyacrylate—13, Pentylene Glycol, Palmitic Acid, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Caprylyl Glycol, Polyisobutene, Glyceryl Acrylate/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Potassium Hydroxide, Triethyl Citrate, Adenosine, Polysorbate 20, Sorbitan Isostearate, Disodium EDTA, Methyldihydrojasmonate, Juniperus Mexicana (Texas Cedarwood) Oil, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot)…

  • acid toner,  Blithe

    Blithe Patting Splash Mask

    the claim The Blithe Patting Splash Mask is an in-shower treatment that promises to smooth, refresh and brighten skin in just 15 seconds. It delivers traditional moisturizing benefits with gentle exfoliation.     the ingredients Water, Lactic Acid, Vaccinium Myrtillus (Bilberry) Fruit Extract, Saccharum Officinarum (Sugarcane) Extract, PPG-26-Buteth-26, 1,2-Hexanediol, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Sodium Lactate, Panthenol, Propylene Glycol, Dextrin, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Fruit Extract, Butylene Glycol, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Flower Extract, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Gardenia Florida Fruit Extract, Acer Saccharum (Sugar Maple) Extract, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract (1000ppm), Gaultheria Procumbens (Wintergreen) Leaf Extract   There…

  • essence,  I'm From

    I’m From Fig Boosting Essence

    the claim Containing 62.7% fig extract, the I’m From Fig Boosting Essence claims to penetrate deep into the skin for a moisturizing finish and deliver anti-ageing effects with abundant antioxidants while also helping with absorption of the next skincare step.     the ingredients Ficus Carica (Fig) Fruit Extract, Dipropylene Glycol, Glycerin, Propanediol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Water, Pentylene Glycol, Polyglyceryl-10 Laurate, Chlorella Vulgaris Extract, Glucose, Panthenol, Butylene Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Diphenyl Dimethicone, Fructooligosaccharides, Fructose, Triethylhexanoin, Sodium Hyaluronate, Xanthan Gum, Disodium EDTA, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Seed Extract, Allantoin, Betaine Salicylate, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Octanediol, Tocopherol   CosDNA returns favourable all green results for the essence, indicating excellent product safety.     the science Fig Extract…

  • essence,  Neogen

    Neogen Real Ferment Micro Essence

    the claim The Neogen Real Ferment Micro Essence is a hydrating essence formulated with over 93% naturally fermented ingredients, including bifida ferment lysate and saccharomyces ferment filtrate to instantly moisturise, brighten and plump the skin.     the ingredients Bifida Ferment Lysate, Saccharomyces Ferment Filtrate, Betula Platyphylla Japonica (Birch Sap) Juice, Rice Ferment Filtrate (Sake), Aspergillus Ferment, Glycerin, Dipropylene Glycol, Methyl Gluceth-20, Water, Betaine, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Ethylhexylglycerin, Trehalose, Lactobacillus, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Caprylyl Glycol, Trideceth-10, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Tromethamine, 1,2-hexanediol, Tropolone, Allantoin, Butylene Glycol, Coptis Japonica Extract, Arginine, Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Calcium Carbonate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Adenosine, Niacinamide, Dextrin, Glycine, Serine, Glutamic Acid, Aspartic Acid, Leucine,…

  • Blithe Vital Treatment 8 Nourishing Beans Essence
    Blithe,  essence

    Blithe Vital Treatment, 8 Nourishing Beans Essence

    the claim Packed with eight different peptide and vitamin-rich beans, the Blithe Vital Treatment, 8 Nourishing Beans Essence claims to be a bouncy and light liquid that rejuvenates dull skin for a youthful effect. The ‘pulp’ efficiently delivers nourishment, helping to slow signs of aging while invigorating the skin.     the ingredients Glycine Max (Soybean) Seed Extract (13.17%), Arachis Hypogaea (Peanut) Fruit Extract (9.66%), Ceratonia Siliqua (Carob) Fruit Extract (9.66%), Glycine Max (Soybean) Seed Extract (9.66%), Lens Esculenta (Lentil) Fruit Extract (9.66%), Phaseolus Angularis Seed Extract (9.665%), Phaseolus Radiatus Seed Extract (9.66%), Phaseolus Vulgaris (Kidney Bean) Seed Extract (9.66%), Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, PEG-32, Water, 1,2-Hexanediol, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil,…

  • ByWishtrend Quad Active Boosting Essence
    ByWishtrend,  essence

    ByWishtrend Quad Active Boosting Essence

    the claim Recommended as a serum booster, the Quad Active Boosting Essence contains complex extracts to help with anti-inflammatory, antipollution and antibacterial effects in an effort to maintain skin health. It is also said to provide moisturizing effects. the ingredients Aqua (Water), Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Extract (10%), Centaurea Cyanus (Cornflower) Water (9%), Schisandra Chinensis (Magnolia) Fruit Extract (9%), Morus Alba (White Mulberry) Bark Extract (8.7%), Nelumbo Nucifera Leaf Extract (8.7%), Methylpropanediol, Glycerin, Saccharomyces/Honey Ferment Filtrate, Saccharomyces/Xylinum/Black Tea Ferment, 1,2-Hexanediol, Propolis Extract (1%), Butylene Glycol, Benzyl Glycol, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Citric Acid, Sodium Citrate, Disodium EDTA, Ethylhexylglycerin CosDNA returns favourable all green results for the essence, indicating excellent product safety. the science…

  • Paula's Choice,  serum

    Paula’s Choice 10% Niacinamide Booster

    the claim The 10% Niacinamide Booster is a concentrated niacinamide serum booster presented as an ultra light liquid formula that improves uneven skin tone and refines the appearance of pores, texture and fine lines. It also promotes a brighter, younger looking complexion.     the ingredients Water, Niacinamide (vitamin B3), Acetyl Glucosamine, Ascorbyl Glucoside, Butylene Glycol, Phospholipids, Sodium Hyaluronate, Allantoin, Boerhavia Diffusa Root Extract, Glycerin, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Glycyrrhiza Glabra Root Extract, Ubiquinone, Epigallocatechin Gallate (EGCG), Beta-Glucan, Panthenol, Carnosine, Genistein, Citric Acid, Sodium Citrate, Sodium Hydroxide, Xanthan Gum, Disodium EDTA, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol     CosDNA returns a safe formulation with all active ingredients rating green.     the science The hero…

  • Cosrx Advanced Snail Peptide Eye Cream⁣ ⁣
    Cosrx,  eye

    Cosrx Advanced Snail Peptide Eye Cream⁣ ⁣

    the claim The Cosrx Advanced Snail Peptide Eye Cream⁣ ⁣ is a lightweight, double-functioning eye cream that visibly brightens the eye area by helping diminish the appearance of dark circles and puffiness with 72% snail secretion filtrate, 5 types of peptides and niacinamide. The formula helps restore the delicate eye area and help prevent future signs of ageing while gently diminishing the appearance of fine lines. the science Present at a dominant 72% concentration, Snail Secretion Filtrate is said to aid skin by hydrating, preventing ageing and improving wrinkles and scars. Sunflower Seed Oil is a well absorbed, lightweight oil without residue and rich in linoleic acid and Vitamin E.…

  • Commleaf,  moisturize

    Commleaf Skin Relief Moisture Cream

    the claim The Commleaf Skin Relief Moisture Cream claims to be soft textured and bursting with hydration. It melts beautifully to form a protective barrier that soothes sensitive and damaged skin. the science Dominating the formula is a big hit of Glycerin, a humectant that is capable of drawing water to the skin to keep it looking fresh and plump. Butylene Glycol supports this function while also promoting good absorption for the actives in the formula. Glyceryl Acrylate/Acrylic Acid Copolymer is just a common polymer with glycerin attached to it. It’s purpose is to form a hydrogel that will sit on the surface of the skin to provide moisturisation. Complementing…