Jeffrey James Botanicals The Mask

the claim Jeffrey James Botanicals The Mask claims to be a decadent raspberry soufflé mousse that combines both an exfoliant and a clay mask for one simple, gentle approach to purely radiant skin.     the science Just as with the brand’s The Light serum, present at the highest concentration in this formula is the Organic Herbal Blend, a natural

Akuka Seaweed Body Moisturiser

the claim The Akuka Seaweed Body Moisturiser claims to be a decadent body moisturiser with nutrient rich Seaweed to soften and rejuvenate the skin while Jojoba and Coconut Oils provide long-lasting hydration.     the science The first thing that struck me about this product is that it is waterless, instead, liquid primarily represented by Aloe Vera Leaf Juice, a

Jeffrey James Botanicals The Light

the claim The Jeffrey James Botanicals The Light claims to accelerate the skin’s natural repair process and fight ageing for a fresh and radiant appearance.     the science Represented at the highest concentration is an ingredient called Organic Herbal Blend. It is not surprising that the EWG database raises a flag against it since the nature of the blend

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

Trilogy Replenishing Night Cream

the claim The Trilogy Replenishing Night Cream is an easily absorbed night time moisturiser, serving to nourish and repair during sleep. A nourishing blend of bio-actives, it uses co-enzyme Q10 and Glycablend™ which assist the skin’s natural process of regeneration to restore elasticity, suppleness and smooth fine lines and wrinkles.     the science Blueberry, Pomegranate and Strawberry Seed Oils

Swisse Deep Sea Hydrating Mist Toner

the claim The Swisse Deep Sea Hydrating Mist Toner is a natural mist spray to hydrate and tone the skin.     the science Included at the highest concentration in the formulation is Aqueous Extract of Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf, a multi-purpose ingredient suited to all skin types, particularly that in need of hydration or repair. Helping to nourish

Timeless Matrixyl Synthe’6 Serum

the claim The Timeless Matrixyl Synthe’6  serum claims to be a powerful peptide that boosts six skin-rebuilding, anti-wrinkle essentials to help reverse the signs of aging. It achieves this by stimulating six major constituents of the skin matrix and dermal-epidermal junction. In doing so, it is said to even out skin and smooth wrinkles from the inside.     the science

Nature Republic Aloe Vera Foam Cleanser

the claim Nature Republic Aloe Vera Foam Cleanser removes impurities from your skin with its creamy foam, which contains aloe vera extract.   the science Let’s consider the cleanser components. As with many skincare products, Glycerin’s humectant properties see it listed second in this formulation following water. It moisturises the skin by drawing water from the air into the skin’s

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

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.