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  • Pyunkang Yul Calming Moisture Barrier Cream
    face,  Pyunkang Yul

    Pyunkang Yul Calming Moisture Barrier Cream

    the claim The Pyunkang Yul Calming Moisture Barrier Cream claims to calm and moisturise sensitive skin, leaving it soothed and supple with the help of centella asiatica, tea tree and honeysuckle flower extracts while also reinforcing the moisture barrier with ceramide.     the science Centella Asiatica Extract features as the star soothing ingredient in the formulation, accompanied by it’s four components, Madecassoside, Madecassic Acid, Asiaticoside, Asiatic Acid. Traditionally used in Asian medicine for its healing ability, it’s a diverse ingredient offering anti-inflammatory benefits to ease irritation and acne while restorative behaviour stimulates new cell growth, builds collagen and improves circulation. Supporting this function with excellent antioxidant content and soothing…

  • body,  Mokosh,  oil,  second cleanse

    Mokosh Skincare – Part II

    the brand In Part I I introduced you to this multi-award winning Australian brand who brings us a range of natural, ethically developed skincare to heal, balance and nurture. In Part II, I review a few more items including a lip balm, oil serum, body cream and bar soap, so please read on…       Frankincense & Orange Body Cream The Frankincense & Orange Body Cream is a highly indulgent body cream concentrate that sinks into the skin to restore suppleness and elasticity. ⁣   Ingredients Butyrospermum parkii (Shea) butter⁺, Camellia oleifera seed oil, Simmondsia chinensis (Jojoba) oil, Adansonia digitata (Baobab) oil, Sesamum indicum (Sesame) seed oil, Macadamia ternifolia…

  • hydrating toner,  moisturize,  Vegreen

    Vegreen Cream & Toner

    the brand EWG green, vegan, cruelty free, fragrance free & environmentally responsible, I was excited to try VEGREEN for the first time recently. Their name is derived from the combination of “vegetable” and “green”, that represents their skincare philosophy. To create skincare that is natural, safe and eco-friendly is the brand’s objective. The products I received include their toner and cream⁣⁣.     Vegreen 730 Daily Moisture Cream With a minimal formula of 11 simple ingredients, this cream promises daily skin moisturising for all. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣  730 represents the number of (twice daily) applications in a year. This is indeed a simple cream which makes sense when you’re claiming universal…

  • I'm From Rice
    hydrating toner,  I'm From,  moisturize,  scrub,  serum

    I’m From Rice

    the rice line A brand inspired by traditional remedies to alleviate skin concerns and promising transparency, honest ingredients and materials without harmful additives, the rice line is one of the most popular by I’m From. Included are the toner, cream, serum and mask. Typically presented, all have consistent packaging, glass packed with paper labels making them immediately identifiable. The organic rice range formulae are also cruelty free and free of additives like stripping alcohols, fragrance and essential oils. Rich in amino acids, fatty acids, vitamin E, B and ferulic acid, Rice Extract has anti-inflammatory and calming effects, tightening plus short and long term skin hydration. It’s great for sensitive and…

  • I'm From Rice Cream
    I'm From,  moisturize

    I’m From Rice Cream

    the claim With ceramide from rice bran extract, vitamins B and E plus minerals, the I’m From Rice Cream claims to improve tone, barrier strength and oil balance.⁣     the ingredients Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Water, Water, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Pentaerythrityl Tetraethylhexanoate, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Synthetic Beeswax, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Polyglyceryl-3 Methylglucose Distearate, Vinyl Dimethicone, Pentylene Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Behenyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer, Bisabolol, Cetearyl Olivate, Panthenol, Sorbitan Olivate, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Xanthan Gum, Adenosine, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Ceramide NP, Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Oil, Tocopherol, Phytosphingosine, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Hydrogenated Lecithin   ⁣   Both the EWG and CosDNA assessments…

  • Neostrata Resurface
    body,  Neostrata,  second cleanse,  serum

    Neostrata Resurface

    the claim The NEOSTRATA Resurface line claims to harnesses the power of Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs) to smooth and refine the skin’s surface through daily exfoliation. Neostrata employs a Smart Amphoteric Complex gradual release delivery system to help maximise skin tolerability while using high concentrations of AHAs     the cleanser The Foaming Glycolic Wash is formulated with 18% Glycolic Acid and 2% Lactobionic Acid to exfoliate and cleanse congested pores as well as prepare the skin for optimal benefits of the regimen that follows.     the ingredients Aqua/Water/Eau, Glycolic Acid, PEG-8, Alcohol Denat., Arginine, Ammonium Hydroxide, Sodium C14-16 Olefin Sulfonate, Lactobionic Acid, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Citrus…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • moisturize,  Naked Klay

    Naked Klay Hydrating Moisturiser

    the claim The Naked Klay Hydrating Moisturiser is said to be creamy and rich in traditional ancient herbs with vitamins, antioxidants and botanical extracts to provide intense hydration and nourishment to help brighten dull skin. Formulated to help reduce the visible signs of aging and give your skin a healthy glow.     the science Packed with natural, primarily organic ingredients, the formula is lead by Sunflower Seed Oil, a well absorbed, lightweight oil without residue. Essential fatty acids help to maintain the skin barrier and decrease transepidermal water loss, keeping skin supple and soft. Antioxidants provide anti-ageing advantages, caretenoids make it a good acne treatment while anti-inflammatory properties boost…

  • I'm From,  moisturize

    I’m From Honey Glow Cream

    the claim The I’m From Honey Glow Cream contains 30.63% of Honey Glow Queen (Honey Complex) which comprises 7 actives: honey, black bee propolis, royal jelly, bee venom, turmeric, bee pollen and cinnamon to moisturise distressed skin, improve elasticity and fine lines, and brighten tone. The smooth, silky textured cream is deeply absorbed to balance skin and strengthen the moisture barrier.     the science The star of the formula is what I’m From call their Honey Complex, an array of 7 ingredients, five derived from bee products which makes up around 30% of the formula. These five are rich in active components such as flavonoids, phenolic acid, phenolic compounds,…