• 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…

  • 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…

  • Huxley Sweet Therapy Scrub Mask
    exfoliate,  Huxley

    Huxley Sweet Therapy Scrub Mask

    the claim The Huxley Sweet Therapy Scrub Mask claims to slough away dead skin cells and impurities using the natural power of prickly pear seed oil and white sugar. The result, clear, smooth skin.     the science Commonly known as Sahara Cactus or Prickly Pear and used medicinally for hundreds of years, Opuntia Ficus-Indica Extract is today recognized for its skin firming properties and ability to protect, smooth, and moisturize. 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 prickly pear, Opuntia Ficus-Indica…

  • Akuka Seaweed Body Scrub
    Akuka,  body,  exfoliate

    Akuka Seaweed Body Scrub

    the claim The Akuka Seaweed Body Scrub claims to be a thick granulated body scrub with nutrient rich Seaweed and Pacific Sea Salt submerged in a base of softening Coconut and Almond Oils to exfoliate the skin leaving it smooth, supple and glowing. Added Green Clay deeply purifies and clears the pores.     the science Present at the highest concentration in the formulation is Almond Seed Oil which is rich in Vitamin E, monounsaturated fatty acids, proteins, potassium and zinc. The fatty acids serve as a natural emollient, locking in moisture by forming a protective barrier. It is also a gentle exfoliant, clearing dead skin cells and stimulating new…

  • LGH Grow Tea Tree 70 BHA Toner
    acid toner,  Dr. Ceuracle

    Dr. Ceuracle Grow Tea Tree 70 BHA Toner

    the claim Rebranded from Leegeehaam, the Dr. Ceuracle Grow Tea Tree 70 BHA Toner claims to be a gentle, hydrating toner formulated with 70% soothing tea tree extract and betaine salicylate to exfoliate dead skin cells and help to minimize breakouts for more even-toned, radiant skin.     the science As the title suggests, the star ingredient is of course Tea Tree Extract, known for its anti-inflammatory capability and ability to deliver acne relief. Derived from the native Australian Melaleuca alternifolia tree, it comprises terpenes which are responsible for the ingredient’s remedial properties. Antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal behaviour makes it ideal for treating acne and skin infections. A study from…

  • Nip+Fab Glycolic Fix Night Pads
    acid toner,  Nip+Fab

    Nip+Fab Glycolic Fix Night Pads (Extreme)

    the claim The Nip+Fab Glycolic Fix Night Pads (Extreme) claim to refine pores, brighten the complexion and decongest the skin through the improvement of the skin’s natural exfoliation process.   the science Glycolic Acid, an Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) sourced from sugar cane is present at a 5% concentration in these pads. Its exfoliation properties are able to remove dead skin cells and accelerate cellular renewal to deliver a smooth and radiant skin surface. In removing surface grime, it allows antioxidants, peptides and other nutrients to travel deeper for more effective treatment. Glycolic acid displays a small molecular structure which assists it to deeply penetrate the skin. It softens fine…

  • Goodal Keratina Anti-Aging Double Toner
    acid toner,  Goodal,  hydrating toner,  tone

    Goodal Keratina Anti-Aging Double Toner

    the claim The Goodal Keratina Anti-Aging Double Toner claims to make the face look bright and resilient by gently exfoliating dead skin cells from the outermost layer whilst also providing an optimal skin base. Rich in anti-oxidants and Vitamin C, wild strawberry helps achieve a bright complexion. The fast-absorbing moisture formula prevents the skin from drying up and enhances the absorption of skincare products.     the science Keratin is a structural protein produced by cells called keratinocytes. Keratin promotes firmness by forming a protective layer to retain skin health. The objective of this toner is to reinforce, gently exfoliate and nourish this outermost layer to deliver anti-ageing effects by…

  • Wishtrend Mandelic Acid
    acid toner,  ByWishtrend

    ByWishtrend Mandelic Acid 5% Skin Prep Water

    the claim Mandelic Acid 5% Skin Prep Water ByWishtrend is a hydrating daily exfoliant which can be used on even sensitive skin without irritation to improve skin tone and texture whilst boosting the effectiveness of products to follow.     the science As the name suggests, Mandelic Acid is the key ingredient in this formula, second only in concentration to water. Mandelic Acid is an Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) made from the extract of bitter almonds, it’s name derived from the German word for almond, “mandel”. It delivers similar benefits as other AHAs such as glycolic and lactic acids but because it comprises larger molecules, it doesn’t penetrate the skin…

  • Pixi Glow Tonic
    acid toner,  Pixi

    Pixi Glow Tonic

    the claim The Pixi Glow Tonic claims to be a highly concentrated, invigorating facial toner that deeply cleans pores by sweeping away excess oil and impurities.     the science Other than water, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, commonly known as aloe vera, is the ingredient present at the highest concentration in the Pixi Glow Tonic formula. Aloe vera has been used medicinally in many cultures for centuries due to its excellent anti-inflammatory properties. It is able to soothe the skin when used topically, easing burns, scars and wounds whilst also protecting from UV damage. Containing multi vitamins, (A, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B12, C, E, Choline and Folic Acid),…

  • ELF Lip Exfoliator
    E.L.F.,  exfoliate

    ELF Lip Exfoliator

    the claim The ELF Lip Exfoliator gently exfoliates lips for a conditioned and revitalized feel.   the science This product is made from many highly regarded natural ingredients, the main actives being sugar for exfoliation and oils for moisturisation. Sucrose is a common and natural form of sugar. It is a natural humectant, meaning it effectively draws in moisture to hydrate skin. Furthermore, sugar is a natural exfoliant, a source of glycolic acid, an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) which helps to turnover skin cells for a younger appearance.   Grape seed oil is extremely rich in beta-carotene, vitamins D, C and E (anti-oxidants) and also essential fatty acids like palmitic,…