The Ordinary “B” Oil

the claim The Ordinary’s “B” Oil claims to solubilize a purified form of micro-algae in a blend of squalane and marula, argan, baobab, pataua, brazil nut, inca inchi, rosehip and borage oils to support healthy skin defense, enhance radiance, quench free radicals and help balance pro-irritant mediators.     the science The oils included at the largest volumes in the

J.Estina Crystalline Cleansing Balm

the claim The J.Estina Crystalline Cleansing Balm is said to be a melting balm type cleanser that contains tourmaline to cleanly remove heavy makeup leaving moisturized crystal skin.     the science Represented at the highest concentration in the balm is Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, an oily liquid that functions as an emollient to defend against dryness. It also enhances the spreadability

B-Liv Sakura Bliss Mask

the claim B-Liv Sakura Bliss Mask claims to repair the skin’s natural barrier, boost hydration and restore dull, lacklustre skin to its natural, radiant glow.     the science One of the main benefits of this mask is antioxidant protection. Although Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E) is a potent antioxidant, however, listed as the last ingredient in the INCI, it is

Keep Cool Soothe Fixence Mist

the claim The Keep Cool Soothe Fixence Mist is a bi-phase mist made of a unique complex of traditional Asian plant extracts to cool the skin temperature. The combination of oil and water hydrate and the mist also acts to set makeup.     the science Comprising several exotic botanicals that provide antioxidant and soothing benefits to the formula, the

Cosrx Foaming Cleansers

the introduction The Cosrx brand has received abundant reviews and attention from bloggers and beauty infuencers so instead of reviewing both these foam cleansers separately, I thought it might be more useful to do them comparatively.     the claim The Low pH Good Morning Gel Cleanser works without stripping the skin of natural oils. Purifying botanical ingredients and mild

Andalou Naturals Pumpkin Honey Glycolic Mask

the claim The Andalou Naturals Pumpkin Honey Glycolic Mask claims to gently dissolve and sweep away dull, dry surface cells, exfoliating and resurfacing for even skin tone, smooth texture and luminous complexion.     the science Represented at the highest concentration, organic Pumpkin is full of beta-carotene and also a good source of vitamins and minerals. Its enzymes break down

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

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

Lush Mask of Magnaminty

the claim The Lush Mask of Magnaminty claims to be a multi-purpose mask designed to deliver a refreshing, deep cleanse and help to maintain bright and healthy skin.     the science Lush stresses their Zambian Honey is fairly traded and sourced from wild bees using traditional methods. Due to its strong antimicrobial, antifungal and anti-inflammatory properties, honey is able