Toners Explained

the toner types In our teens we started to experiment with skincare. We were advised that toning was the necessary step between cleansing and moisturising. We didn’t quite understand why but it seemed essential, particularly since the routine only included three steps.   Nowadays, there are a lot more toners on the market that are designed to achieve different outcomes.

Innisfree Olive Real Power Cream

the claim The Innisfree Olive Real Power Cream claims to be a deep hydrating cream with Olive Power Activator ᅳ tocopherol, vitamin E, and oleic acid ᅳ that provides powerful moisturization for dry skin to improve skin suppleness and create a moisture barrier.   the science Innsifree has produced an entire range of skincare products using the oil from organically

Klairs Midnight Blue Calming Cream

the claim The Klairs Midnight Blue Calming Cream claims to sooth extremely sensitive skin and protect it from stress and irritation by strengthening the skin barrier.   the science Firstly, the unusual colour of this cream should be explored. Although it looks artificial, exhibiting a shade a cornflower blue, it’s perfectly natural. Guaiazulene, (often called azulene), one of the formula’s

Trilogy Make-Up Be Gone Cleansing Balm

the claim The Trilogy Make-Up Be Gone Cleansing Balm claims to remove foundation, mascara and lipstick (long-wear and waterproof) like nothing else. It melts on contact with warm skin, dissolving impurities and leaving your face perfectly cleansed, supple and silky-smooth.   the science The star ingredients in the formula are highlighted on the jar label, namely, Coconut Oil, Mango Butter

Sunscreens

the theory Something as seemingly simple as sunscreen has become rather complicated. Firstly, let’s examine what it is that we need to be protected from. We’re all aware that the sun emits radiation throughout the year that can cause skin damage. We need to protect our skin from both forms, UVA (long-wave ultraviolet A) and UVB (short-wave ultraviolet B) rays,

Swisse CoQ10 Anti-ageing Facial Moisturiser

the claim The Swisse CoQ10 Anti-ageing Facial Moisturiser helps to nourish, hydrate, reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and even skin tone, providing a radiant, healthy appearance.   the science Co-Enzyme, CoQ10 (also known as Ubiquinone) is a powerful antioxidant that is naturally found in our bodies, but like Squalane (also in the formula), levels decrease with age.

Missha Time Revolution Night Repair Ampoule

the claim The Time Revolution Night Repair Science Activator Borabit Ampoule by Missha claims to help create flawless skin by promoting skin’s natural powers of improvement whilst also brightening and incorporating anti-ageing benefits of wrinkle repair and increased elasticity.     the science The key to this serum is the presence of its powerful fermented ingredients. At a basic level,

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

Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair

the claim The Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair anti-ageing night time moisturiser claims to help reduce the visible signs of ageing. Improves the look of fine lines and wrinkles, including crow’s feet and cheek wrinkles Brightens and evens skin’s tone Smooths fine lines and texture Rejuvenates and nourishes skin for a more radiant look     the science Retinol is a