• moisturize,  Pyunkang Yul

    Pyunkang Yul Nutrition Cream

    the claim The Pyunkang Yul Nutrition Cream is a luxuriously thick and smooth moisturizer that melts into skin without feeling heavy or greasy. Safe and gentle, this nutrient-rich cream delivers intense hydration that lasts all day. Perfect for those with parched, rough and dull looking skin, Nutrient Cream prevents signs of aging, improves elasticity and boosts skin with youthful radiance.     the science Represented at the highest concentration in the formula is Astragalus Membranaceus (Milk Vecht) Root Extract which has been used in eastern medicine for thousands of years as a tonic and antipathogen. This extract is able to revitalise the skin by reducing inflammation, improving circulation and providing…

  • B-Liv HA Temptation
    B-Liv,  serum

    B-Liv HA Temptation

    the claim B-Liv HA Temptation claims to recharge the skin and build a reservoir for tomorrow with this luxurious moisture-locking potion. It instantly infuses with essential hydration to quench skin’s thirst and reverse the visible signs of aging; consequently, improving skin’s density creating a soft and supple veil.     the science The hero of the formula is of course Hyaluronic Acid (HA). It’s found in the body naturally but declines with age. By 40, the body produces half as much HA as it did in our 20’s. It is able to hold up to 1000 times its weight in water for a plumping effect on the skin. Snow Mushroom…

  • Combating Dry Skin

    Combating Dry Skin

    what does it mean to have dry skin? Skin that is dry is inefficient at producing enough sebum which can lead to dullness, cracking, tightness, itchiness and flaking. Dryness is not equivalent to dehydration. When skin is dehydrated, it lacks water; when skin is dry, it lacks oil. Dehydration is typically the result of environment, causes including inadequate water intake, poor diet, lack of humidity, season, frequent cleansing and improper cleanser choice. Dryness is simply the natural state of skin. To combat dry skin, oil reserves need to be replenished.   how to treat dry skin Ideally, skin is plump and radiant, full of moisture and bounce. Although skin type…

  • Goodal Moisture Barrier Liquid
    Goodal,  moisturize

    Goodal Moisture Barrier Liquid

    the claim The Goodal Moisture Barrier Liquid represents the steps of toner, essence and emulsion to deliver long lasting moisture with the benefits of whitening and wrinkle improvement.     the science The formula is said to whiten and with a good dose of Niacinamide (Vitamin B3) that would be an anticipated outcome. Niacinamide is a superstar ingredient that acts as a restorative agent to offer multiple skin benefits. It helps to brighten skin by inhibiting melanin production. It’s also an effective treatment against hyperpigmentation at concentrations of at least 2% and provides a strong defense against the appearance of discolouration and age spots. Niacinamide is additionally able to improve…

  • Dr. Jart+ Ceramidin Cream
    Dr. Jart+,  moisturize

    Dr. Jart+ Ceramidin Cream

    the claim The Dr Jart+ Ceramidin Cream claims to strengthen the skin barrier helping to protect and retain hydration and in doing so, relieving dryness and repairing damaged skin.     the science A whole collection of moisturising and barrier enforcing ingredients are included in the formulation of this iconic cream. Bifida Ferment Lysate is the resultant yeast obtained by the fermentation of Bifida which strengthens the skin barrier. It displays soothing properties, able to reduce inflammation and redness whilst also improving hydration and skin elasticity. Ceramides are vital to healthy skin because they restore natural lipids lost due to environmental factors. Their water-retention capacity and moisture barrier strengthening provide…

  • Rovectin Barrier Repair Cream
    moisturize,  Rovectin,  Style Korean

    Rovectin Skin Essentials Barrier Repair Cream

    the claim The Rovectin Skin Essentials Barrier Repair Cream claims to be an ultra-hydrating, gentle face and body cream that heals dry, damaged or irritated skin by forming a resilient barrier against future damage.     the science Included at a significant volume, Shea Butter is a concentrated source of natural vitamins and fatty acids, making it incredibly moisturising and nourishing for the skin as well as boosting its ability to produce collagen. A good amount of antioxidants like vitamin E as well as polyphenols and phytonutrients give it anti-inflammatory properties, helping to soothe acne plus irritated and inflamed skin. Strengthening these characteristics are Tocopherol, Sunflower Seed Oil and Soybean…

  • Innisfree Black Green-Tea Cream
    Innisfree,  moisturize

    Innisfree Black Green-Tea Cream

    the claim The Innisfree Black Green-Tea Cream is made from green tea, fermented to boost antioxidant power enabling deeper skin moisturisation and nourishment.     the science Just like the mask that I previously reviewed from the same line, this cream also contains 55% pesticide and chemical free Jeju green tea that has been fermented and matured for 100 days in two stages for maximum skin benefit. Green Tea Extract  is a potent antioxidant source that helps to protect skin from free radical damage, reduce inflammation, clear cell damage and repair wrinkles. When fermented, the effect is increased even further and the green tea takes on a blackened appearance, hence…

  • Trilogy Replenishing Night Cream
    moisturize,  Trilogy

    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 are anti-ageing powerhouses. Abundant in antioxidants, they are a force against environmental stressors, helping to protect and keep skin youthful. Essential fatty acids diminish the appearance of wrinkles and provide a firmer and plumper looking complexion. They are light, non-greasy, fast absorbing and moisturising, suitable for all skin types. Together,…

  • Innisfree Olive Real Power Cream
    Innisfree,  moisturize

    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 grown Greek olives. Humble squalane is sometimes referred as a “facelift in a bottle” and for good reason. Squalane is comparable to the natural protective moisturiser found in skin and as such our bodies readily synthesize and absorb it without clogging pores. After 30, the amount naturally produced diminishes which…

  • Swisse CosQ10 Anti-ageing Facial Moisturiser
    moisturize,  Swisse

    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. Stress can also affect the amount of CoQ10 naturally produced. CoQ10 boosts skin repair and regeneration, plumps skin and reduces free radical damage. This results in an improvement in the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines and a healthy glow. It is therefore a super force against ageing. Squalane oil…