CLAY+essence
  • Cosrx,  face

    Cosrx Propolis Light Cream

    the claim The Cosrx Propolis Light Cream claims to be a moisturising cream boasting a high percentage of black bee propolis complex and antioxidants for a plump, soft and glowing complexion.     the science The hero of this cream is 65% Full Fit Pro-Barrier Complex, a combination of Propolis, Honey and Royal Jelly Extracts. Excellent for the skin, the combination is rich in flavonoids and displays powerful antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral properties. Its high antioxidant content assists to keep free radicals from causing cell damage. The complex works to regenerate and moisturize skin, helping make it smooth, supple and hydrated. An ability to balance skin oils helps to prevent…

  • Isntree Hyaluronic Acid Watery Sun Gel
    Isntree,  sunscreen

    Isntree Hyaluronic Acid Watery Sun Gel

    the claim The Isntree Hyaluronic Acid Watery Sun Gel is formulated with Ceramide and eight kinds of Hyaluronic Acid to moisturize plus SPF50+ PA++++ to protect against ultraviolet rays. Suitable for use year round without leaving a white cast and sticky feel.     the science A variety of sunscreen filters feature in this sunscreen to offer excellent broad protection at the highest level. Single filters include Ethylhexyl Salicylate (also known as Octyl Slicylate) is an organic compound of Salicylic Acid and 2-Ethylhexanol. The former absorbs UVB rays from the sun, the latter acts as a fatty alcohol adding water resistant properties to the sunscreen. Another UVB blocker is the…

  • Pyunkang Yul Calming Moisture Barrier Cream
    face,  Pyunkang Yul

    Pyunkang Yul Calming Moisture Barrier Cream

    the claim The Pyunkang Yul Calming Moisture Barrier Cream claims to calm and moisturise sensitive skin, leaving it soothed and supple with the help of centella asiatica, tea tree and honeysuckle flower extracts while also reinforcing the moisture barrier with ceramide.     the science Centella Asiatica Extract features as the star soothing ingredient in the formulation, accompanied by it’s four components, Madecassoside, Madecassic Acid, Asiaticoside, Asiatic Acid. Traditionally used in Asian medicine for its healing ability, it’s a diverse ingredient offering anti-inflammatory benefits to ease irritation and acne while restorative behaviour stimulates new cell growth, builds collagen and improves circulation. Supporting this function with excellent antioxidant content and soothing…

  • Urang Natural Cleansing Oil
    first cleanse,  Urang

    Urang Natural Cleansing Oil

    the claim The Urang Natural Cleansing Oil is a vegan blend of seed oils designed to cleanse away impurities, clear pores and remove sunscreen and makeup while also protecting the skin barrier. It’s gentle and safe, free of preservatives, mineral oil, synthetic fragrance, additives and harmful ingredients making it suitable for all skin types, even sensitive.     the ingredients Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Polyglyceryl-2 Sesquioleate, Polyglyceryl-10 Decaoleate, Polyglyceryl-10 Caprylate/Caprate, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil*, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil*, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Citrus Nobilis (Mandarin Orange) Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride  …

  • I'm From Mugwort Essence
    essence,  I'm From

    I’m From Mugwort Essence

    the claim The I’m From Mugwort Essence is made using 100% concentrated extract of top quality mugwort from Ganghwa County in Korea. It’s designed to calm and soothe irritated/troubled skin.     the science With antibacterial and antifungal properties, Mugwort has been used medicinally for centuries in Asia as well as for traditional baths due to its detoxifying properties and infusions to help with digestion. There are several types of mugwort, the one used in this essence is commonly known as Asian Wormwood. Fermented 100% pure mugwort from Ganghwa, South Korea, promises to soothe the skin with calming properties. A terrific saviour, mugwort is a great soother of inflammation and…

  • Pyunkang Yul Calming Deep Moisture Toner
    hydrating toner,  Pyunkang Yul

    Pyunkang Yul Calming Deep Moisture Toner

    the claim The Pyunkang Yul Calming Deep Moisture Toner is formulated for acne prone skin to soothe with centella asicatica, control excessive sebum production with willow bark extract, hydrate with five weights of Hyalyronic Acid and gently exfoliate with AHA and PHA.     the science Two exfoliating agents are employed by this toner. Gluconolactone is a Polyhydroxy Acid that functions like an AHA (eg. glycolic acid) but is far gentler due to a larger molecular structure and hence inability to penetrate the skin as deeply. According to dermatologist Dr. Rubin, reduced absorption only barely reduces effectiveness (around 6%). Willow Bark Extract contains salicylic acid, a BHA and natural exfoliant…

  • Pyunkang Yul Calming Mask Pack
    Pyunkang Yul,  sheet

    Pyunkang Yul Calming Mask Pack

    the claim The Pyunkang Yul Calming Mask Pack is made from bamboo fibre and is said to soothe sensitive skin with Tea Tree, Centella Asiatica and Honeysuckle Flower extracts and strengthen the skin barrier with Ceramide NP. A slightly acidic essence ensures a pH index compatible with healthy skin.     the science Bamboo Water is packed with amino acids and flavonoids and also provides antioxidant protection against UV radiation. It helps to reinforce the moisture barrier, and in doing so, reduces bacteria penetrating to additionally improve acne and recover damaged skin. This function is supported by soothing star, Centella Asiatica Extract, traditionally used in Asian medicine for its healing…

  • hydrating toner,  moisturize,  Vegreen

    Vegreen Cream & Toner

    the brand EWG green, vegan, cruelty free, fragrance free & environmentally responsible, I was excited to try VEGREEN for the first time recently. Their name is derived from the combination of “vegetable” and “green”, that represents their skincare philosophy. To create skincare that is natural, safe and eco-friendly is the brand’s objective. The products I received include their toner and cream⁣⁣.     Vegreen 730 Daily Moisture Cream With a minimal formula of 11 simple ingredients, this cream promises daily skin moisturising for all. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣  730 represents the number of (twice daily) applications in a year. This is indeed a simple cream which makes sense when you’re claiming universal…

  • Dry Skin Toners
    hydrating toner,  routine

    Best Toners For Thirsty Skin

    Dry vs Dehydrated Skin Dry skin lacks natural oil, as opposed to dehydrated skin which lacks water. However, both can feel the some and often it’s hard to tell them apart. Dry skin is a skin type and is genetic while dehydrated skin is a skin condition that can be treated.   Symptoms of dry skin include a feeling of tightness, itchiness, flaking and an ashy complexion. Skin generally looks dull and matte, making it more prone to fine lines or even cracks. Chances are your skin soaks up moisturising creams pretty quickly. There are several factors that can lead to dehydration, including environment, diet and the products you choose.…

  • Hyggee Balance Essence
    essence,  Hyggee

    HYGGEE Balance Essence

    the claim The HYGGEE One Step Facial Balance Essence is a multi-functional product that combines the effects of toner, essence and cream to help effectively hydrate, moisturise and protect skin.     the ingredients Betula Platyphylla Japonica (Birch Sap) Juice, Macadamia Integrifolia (Macadamia) Nut Oil, Octyldodecanol, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Squalane, 1,2-Hexanediol, Pentylene Glycol, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Seed Oil, Water, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Lactobacillus Ferment, Lactococcus Ferment Lysate, Bifida Ferment Lysate, Streptococcus Thermophilus Ferment, Glycerin, Sodium Chloride, Glyceryl Caprylate, Butylene Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Phospholipids, Ceramide 3, Cholesterol, Arginine, Phytosterols, Xanthan Gum, Phenoxyethanol     CosDNA returns a favourable, all green…