Formaldehyde Releasers

the problem Formaldehyde is an effective preservative that also happens to be a known human carcinogen. Cosmetics companies include formaldehyde releasing chemicals in formulas to eliminate bacteria and contamination and hence extend the shelf life of their products. They can be found in skincare, hair care and even baby products. According to the World Health Organisation, when formaldehyde is inhaled,

Innisfree Black Green-Tea Mask

the claim The Innisfree Black Green-Tea Mask is made from 55% fermented fresh Jeju green tea leaves to deliver a strong antioxidant effect to nourish the skin for a clear complexion. It provides skin with cooling and soothing effects as well as removing excess dead cells for clean and soft skin.     the science This mask comprises 55% pesticide

Sukin Detoxifying Clay Masque

the claim The Sukin Detoxifying Clay Masque is enriched with vitamins and antioxidants to detox and brighten the complexion and minimise the appearance of fine lines without drying. Skin is replenished, contributing towards a youthful glow.     the science Typical players in a clay mask, Kaolin and Bentonite feature strongly in the formulation. Together they deliver a super detoxifying

Paula’s Choice Resist Omega+ Complex

the claim The Paula’s Choice Resist Omega+ Complex is said to be a superfood for your skin. Concentrated levels of omega fatty acids strengthen the skin’s surface with the essential nutrients needed for healthy, hydrated and visibly stronger skin. Furthermore, the product claims to replenish dull, dehydrated skin, revive a beautifully smooth, supple feeling, plus visibly soften the appearance of

Avène Thermal Spring Water

the claim The Avène Thermal Spring Water will cleanse, soothe and calm skin. Avène Thermal Spring Water is particularly recommended for sensitive, hypersensitive, allergic or irritated skin. With both health and beauty benefits this product can be used to tone the face as well as soothe, soften and calm inflamed skin.     the science A product composed of just

Pyunkang Yul Moisture Cream

the claim The Pyunkang Yul Moisture Cream is a powerfully effective daily moisturizer for all skin types, especially those with sensitive, acne-prone or oily skin. Formulated with safe and gentle ingredients free of fragrance and artificial dyes, it goes on smoothly, absorbs easily, providing a soft and supple finish without feeling greasy or sticky.     the science Once again

Paula’s Choice Skin Balancing Oil Reducing Cleanser

the claim The Paula’s Choice Skin Balancing Oil Reducing Cleanser is a blend of gentle cleansing ingredients which thoroughly remove makeup, excess oil and impurities while soothing skin.     the science The primary cleansing agents in the Paula’s Choice Skin Balancing Cleanser are gentle surfactants. They work by lowering the surface tension of water helping it to bond with

In Essence Organic Camellia Treatment Oil

the claim The In Essence Organic Camellia Treatment Oil claims to be the ultimate antioxidant, rich in Oleic Acid, Vitamins A, B and E and suitable for all skin types. It is rapidly absorbed for intense and deep hydration to restore a natural, healthy glow.     the science Known as the beauty secret of Japanese geishas, Camellia Oil  is

Skin Food Egg White Pore Mask

the claim The Skin Food Egg White Pore Mask claims to be a pore-refining mask with egg white extract that penetrates deeply into pores to remove pore-clogging oil.     the science Egg white masks are thought to be effective in treating a number of skin problems due to high protein content which can yield improvements in skin tone, elasticity