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  • I'm From Mugwort Essence
    essence,  I'm From

    I’m From Mugwort Essence

    the claim The I’m From Mugwort Essence is made using 100% concentrated extract of top quality mugwort from Ganghwa County in Korea. It’s designed to calm and soothe irritated/troubled skin.     the science With antibacterial and antifungal properties, Mugwort has been used medicinally for centuries in Asia as well as for traditional baths due to its detoxifying properties and infusions to help with digestion. There are several types of mugwort, the one used in this essence is commonly known as Asian Wormwood. Fermented 100% pure mugwort from Ganghwa, South Korea, promises to soothe the skin with calming properties. A terrific saviour, mugwort is a great soother of inflammation and…

  • Pyunkang Yul Calming Deep Moisture Toner
    hydrating toner,  Pyunkang Yul

    Pyunkang Yul Calming Deep Moisture Toner

    the claim The Pyunkang Yul Calming Deep Moisture Toner is formulated for acne prone skin to soothe with centella asicatica, control excessive sebum production with willow bark extract, hydrate with five weights of Hyalyronic Acid and gently exfoliate with AHA and PHA.     the science Two exfoliating agents are employed by this toner. Gluconolactone is a Polyhydroxy Acid that functions like an AHA (eg. glycolic acid) but is far gentler due to a larger molecular structure and hence inability to penetrate the skin as deeply. According to dermatologist Dr. Rubin, reduced absorption only barely reduces effectiveness (around 6%). Willow Bark Extract contains salicylic acid, a BHA and natural exfoliant…

  • 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…

  • Dry Skin Toners
    hydrating toner,  routine

    Best Toners For Thirsty Skin

    Dry vs Dehydrated Skin Dry skin lacks natural oil, as opposed to dehydrated skin which lacks water. However, both can feel the some and often it’s hard to tell them apart. Dry skin is a skin type and is genetic while dehydrated skin is a skin condition that can be treated. Symptoms of dry skin include a feeling of tightness, itchiness, flaking and an ashy complexion. Skin generally looks dull and matte, making it more prone to fine lines or even cracks. Chances are your skin soaks up moisturising creams pretty quickly. There are several factors that can lead to dehydration, including environment, diet and the products you choose. Skin…

  • Hyggee Balance Essence
    essence,  Hyggee

    HYGGEE Balance Essence

    the claim The HYGGEE One Step Facial Balance Essence is a multi-functional product that combines the effects of toner, essence and cream to help effectively hydrate, moisturise and protect skin.     the ingredients Betula Platyphylla Japonica (Birch Sap) Juice, Macadamia Integrifolia (Macadamia) Nut Oil, Octyldodecanol, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Squalane, 1,2-Hexanediol, Pentylene Glycol, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Seed Oil, Water, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Lactobacillus Ferment, Lactococcus Ferment Lysate, Bifida Ferment Lysate, Streptococcus Thermophilus Ferment, Glycerin, Sodium Chloride, Glyceryl Caprylate, Butylene Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Phospholipids, Ceramide 3, Cholesterol, Arginine, Phytosterols, Xanthan Gum, Phenoxyethanol     CosDNA returns a favourable, all green…

  • 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…

  • Primera Miracle Seed Essence
    essence,  Primera

    Primera Miracle Seed Essence

    the claim The Primera Miracle Seed Essence claims to brighten and improve skin texture with over 93% Lotus Seed Extract.     the ingredients Nelumbo Nucifera (Lotus Seed) Germ Extract (93.1%), Niacinamide, Glycereth-26, Glycerin, Adenosine, Sodium Hyaluronate, Saccharomyces Ferment, Methyl Gluceth-20, Citric Acid, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Citrate     CosDNA and EWG reports return all green safe ratings for the Primera Essence.     the science The hero ingredient, Lotus Seed Extract offers multiple skin benefits. Packed with antioxidants, flavonoids, fatty acids, proteins, vitamins and minerals, it can improve the appearance of pores and texture, hydrate and firm for an overall more youthful and fresh look. It contains natural AHAs…

  • Laneige Cream Skin Refiner
    hydrating toner,  Laneige

    Laneige Cream Skin Refiner

    the claim The Laneige Cream Skin Refiner claims to be a toner comprising a whole bottle of cream dissolved with safe ingredients to keep the skin hydrated and healthy. It’s said to offer a significant moisturising effect, particularly recommended for skin that feels tight, dry or sensitive.     the ingredients Water, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, 1,2-Hexanediol, Polyglyceryl-10 Stearate, Glyceryl Stearate Citrate, Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Inulin Lauryl Carbamate, Glyceryl Caprylate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Propanediol, Disodium Edta, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Tocopherol     CosDNA returns a favourable all green report for this compact 15 ingredient formula, confirming product safety.     the science Following the humectant powerhouse Glycerin…

  • essence,  Missha

    Missha Red Algae Treatment Essence

    the claim Made with 100% Irish Moss Extract, a type of Red Algae that strengthens the skin’s defense and combats external stimuli that might harm it, the Missha Red Algae Treatment Essence is anti-bacterial, anti-viral and powerfully antioxidant to promote youthful and healthy skin.     the ingredients Chondrus Crispus Extract (Irish Moss Extract)   Both CosDNA and EWG return an ideal rating for this single ingredient essence.     the science Red Algae is a nutrient and vitamin rich seaweed promoting healthy skin. It’s slowly fermented at 36.5°C for 100 days to increase the potency of it’s natural antioxidant strength. Antioxidants (zeaxanthin, lutein) shield skin from damaging airborne pollutants,…

  • 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…