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D - H

Brands by alphabet starting with D - H

  • Good Molecules,  oil

    Good Molecules Squalane Oil

    the claim The Good Molecules Squalane Oil claims to 100% plant-derived squalane to soften and seal in moisture for a healthy, hydrated complexion.     the science Plant derived Squalane comes from olives. Squalane is non-comedogenic (won’t block pores) and a natural component of human sebum. This assures that it’s quickly absorbed without greasy or oily residue, protecting skin against dehydration. It comprises three major antioxidants, namely, Vitamin E, Polyphenols and Phytosterols, for ultimate protection against free radical damage and restorative function. Emollient properties help it trap moisture to also keep skin soft and supple. Improved moisture retention assists to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.    …

  • acid toner,  Honua Hawaiian Skincare

    Honua Hawaiian Beauty Water

    the claim The Honua Hawaiian Beauty Water claims to gently exfoliate the skin for a luminous, fresh complexion and tighter looking pores.     the science This toner is made in a botanical water base of coconut and rose. Highest in concentration is nutrient rich Organic Coconut Water, the liquid/juice found inside the coconut or pressed from the fruit. Approximately 95% comprises water, the remaining 5% made up of moisturising sugars and nourishing amino acids, vitamins and minerals. Rose Hydrosol comes from the steam distillation of rose petals. It exhibits soothing, cooling and anti-inflammatory properties, ideal for sensitive skin or that suffering acne, redness and irritation. Astringent behaviour helps to…

  • essence,  Huxley

    Huxley Grab Water Essence

    the claim Huxley Grab Water Essence is a lightweight gel essence that delivers intense hydration and helps to retain moisture with Sahara Cactus Extract.     the science Prickly Pear Extract has been used medicinally for centuries and is the star ingredient of the brand’s Secret of Sahara range. Sourced from Morocco, it’s present at a dominant concentration in this essence, leading the INCI. The plant is hand picked and cold-pressed to procure maximum benefit. In addition to being antioxidant-rich, it’s a competent humectant (complementing Glycerin), displaying exceptional moisture retention to keep skin hydrated. Anti-aging properties result from a vitamin rich composition effective at preventing free-radical damage. The oil from…

  • Dewy & Bae,  serum

    Dewy & Bae Raw Glow

    the claim The Dewy & Bae Raw Glow claims to be a vegan-friendly, cruelty free, nourishing facial oil serum that will hydrate, protect and re-balance skin in 7 days while also imparting a youthful suppleness.     the science Represented at the highest concentration, Jojoba Seed Oil is composed of 97% wax esters. This oil/wax resembles human sebum ensuring easy absorption into the skin for superior moisturisation without clogging pores. Additionally, this characteristic helps regulate sebum production and balance facial oils. Important for skin cell regeneration, it is rich in natural Vitamin A while essential omega 6 and 9 fatty acids to help repair and regenerate skin cells. Grape Seed…

  • Huangjisoo,  second cleanse

    Huangjisoo Pure Daily Foaming Cleanser (Deep Clean)

    the claim The Huangjisoo Pure Daily Foaming Cleanser (Deep Clean) claims to remove makeup and effectively clean pores and skin with a 99.5% natural organic formula.     the science This cleanser boasts 99.5% natural, organic ingredients. Represented at the highest concentration in the formula is Sodium Cocoyl Apple Amino Acids, a surfactant derived from the amino acids found in apple juice. It is responsible for the cleanser’s abundant but gentle foam and also acts as a natural preservative. Next come the hero botanical extracts. First of them in concentration is Japanese Mint Extract. Its main constituent (around 70%) is menthol with limonene, menthone, pinene, isomenthone, methyl acetate and piperitate…

  • d'Alba,  eye

    d’Alba White Truffle Multi Treatment Eye Cream

    the claim The d’Alba White Truffle Multi Treatment Eye Cream claims to be a gentle, anti-ageing eye cream packed with Italian White Truffle Extract to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.     the science The star ingredient of this eye cream is of course the White Truffle Extract which is included at a known concentration of 3.90%. Often referred to as “white diamond”, it is said to restore skin luminosity by reversing the signs of ageing. Rich in B group vitamins, it can help with blood circulation and hydration to promote skin radiance. There are also claims that it can lift, firm and lighten skin although these…

  • Huangjisoo Cleansing Oil
    first cleanse,  Huangjisoo

    Huangjisoo Pure Perfect Cleansing Oil

    the claim The Huangjisoo Pure Perfect Cleansing Oil claims to be the perfect pure cleansing oil that gently removes makeup and sebum without irritating the skin.     the science As expected, a number of oils are included in the Huangjisoo Pure Perfect Cleansing Oil, all displaying high fatty acid content and antioxidant properties. None moreso than Apricot Kernal Oil which acts as an emollient to assist in the maintenance of the skin barrier and retain moisture without congesting pores. It also contributes to the fight against acne, inflammation, ageing and dryness. A good source of Vitamin E, it helps to combat free radicals while Vitamin C content promotes collagen…

  • Heimish Black Tea Mask Pack
    Heimish,  wash off

    Heimish Black Tea Mask Pack

    the claim The Heimish Black Tea Mask Pack is a soothing gel mask infused with ingredients extracted from Black Tea, Berry, Aloe, and Centella Asiatica, delivering a 5 minute cooling treatment. It nourishes dry, fatigued skin while boosting its moisture level for the perfect water/oil balance. It also helps improves skin elasticity and minimises the appearance of pores.     the science There are four hero ingredients in this mask, all herbal extracts and represented at good concentrations, featuring in positions 4-7 on the INCI. The most prominent is Green Tea Leaf Water which is a potent antioxidant source that helps to protect skin from free radical damage, reduce inflammation,…

  • Huxley Fresh and More
    Huxley,  moisturize

    Huxley Fresh and More

    the claim Huxley Fresh and More is a fast absorbing moisturising gel cream formulated with 56% Sahara cactus seed oil to help heal stressed and damaged skin.     the science Prickly Pear Extract is the star ingredient of the brand’s Secret of Sahara range. Sourced from Morocco and present at a dominant concentration of 56%, it has been used medicinally for centuries.   The plant is hand picked and cold-pressed to procure maximum benefit. In addition to being antioxidant-rich, it is a competent humectant, displaying exceptional moisture retention to keep skin hydrated. Anti-aging properties result from a vitamin rich composition effective at preventing free-radical damage. The oil from the…

  • Gaston Eye Gel Patches
    eye,  Gaston

    Gaston Shooting Star Eye Gel Patches

    the claim The Gaston Shooting Star Eye Gel Patches are said to moisturise the sensitive area around the eyes as well as provide a brightening effect (crystal) and soothe and nourish (black).     the science The first 5 ingredients of the two versions are identical, made up of Water, Glycerin, Carrageenan, Betaine and Allantoin. Carrageenan (sometimes called Irish Moss), is extracted from red seaweed. As well as displaying water binding ability, it helps to keep oil and water soluble ingredients together for a more stable product. Humectants are well represented in the formula with Glycerin and Betaine appearing at significant concentrations. Complementing their ability to draw moisture into the…