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  • first cleanse,  The Body Shop

    The Body Shop Camomile Sumptuous Cleansing Butter

    the claim The The Body Shop Camomile Sumptuous Cleansing Butter claims to be a luxurious way to remove all makeup while purifying, cleansing and refreshing the skin for a silky soft finish. Suitable for sensitive skin.     the science Represented at the highest concentration in a relatively short formula of 14 ingredients is Ethylhexyl Palmitate, a mineral oil replacement comprising an ester of 2-ethylhexyl alcohol and palmitic acid. Non-occlusive emollient properties help it to reduce water loss and keep skin moist and supple without creating a film on the surface. Next, Synthetic Wax, is derived form a mixture of oils and helps to bind, stabilise and enhance texture. The…

  • Huangjisoo Cleansing Oil
    first cleanse,  Huangjisoo

    Huangjisoo Pure Perfect Cleansing Oil

    the claim The Huangjisoo Pure Perfect Cleansing Oil claims to be the perfect pure cleansing oil that gently removes makeup and sebum without irritating the skin.     the science As expected, a number of oils are included in the Huangjisoo Pure Perfect Cleansing Oil, all displaying high fatty acid content and antioxidant properties. None moreso than Apricot Kernal Oil which acts as an emollient to assist in the maintenance of the skin barrier and retain moisture without congesting pores. It also contributes to the fight against acne, inflammation, ageing and dryness. A good source of Vitamin E, it helps to combat free radicals while Vitamin C content promotes collagen…

  • Benton Shea Butter and Olive Hand Cream
    Benton,  body

    Benton Shea Butter And Olive Hand Cream

    the claim The Benton Shea Butter And Olive Hand Cream claims to moisturise and soothe hands throughout the seasons without leaving a tacky residue.     the science Firstly, let us consider the star ingredients of the hand cream. Shea Butter is a plant-based emollient that mimics the lipid content of skin to promote a soft, smooth, healthy appearance. It features at an impressive 10% concentration. Olive Oil, (2%) is extracted from compressed olives. It contains powerful antioxidants which help to protect against premature ageing by restoring skin smoothness and fighting free radicals. Olive oil penetrates deeply to provide both cleansing and moisturising effects. Furthermore, often coexisting in cosmetic formulations,…

  • Olive Oil Skincare Company Naturally Nourished Hand Wash
    body,  Olive Oil Skincare Company

    Olive Oil Skincare Co Naturally Nourished Hand Wash

    the claim The Olive Oil Skincare Company Naturally Nourished Hand Wash claims to include an energizing blend of oils and environmentally friendly bamboo particles that creates a perfect exfoliating hand wash that leaves hands feeling soft, smooth and nourished after every wash.     the science The hero brand ingredient, Olive Oil, contains powerful antioxidants which help to protect against premature ageing by restoring skin smoothness and protecting against ultraviolet light. Olive oil penetrates deeply to provide both cleansing and moisturising effects. Included for its gentle exfoliation is Bamboo Stem Powder. Helping to provide the lather are the surfactants. Coco Glucoside and Decyl Glucoside are natural composites of coconut based…

  • Olive Oil Skincare Company Naturally Nourished Hand Cream
    body,  Olive Oil Skincare Company

    Olive Oil Skincare Company Hand Cream

    the claim The Olive Oil Skincare Company Naturally Nourished Hand Cream claims be smooth, creamy and quickly absorbed to revive and moisturize, leaving hands soft, silky and deeply hydrated.     the science As anticipated, Olive Oil and all its derivatives are the star ingredients in the formulation. Olive Oil contains three powerful antioxidants: vitamin E, polyphenols and phytosterols which help to protect against premature ageing by restoring skin smoothness and protecting against ultraviolet light. It penetrates deeply to provide both cleansing and moisturising effects. Bi-products of olives and olive oil play a huge part in this product. Ethylhexyl Olivate is a natural ester of skin-conditioning fatty acids derived from…

  • Pyunkang Yul Moisture Serum
    Pyunkang Yul,  serum

    Pyunkang Yul Moisture Serum

    the claim The Pyunkang Yul Moisture Serum aims to deliver the optimum moisture/oil balance for a healthy complexion and calming/cooling effect whilst also providing deep hydration.     the science Staying true to their belief that less is more, the moisture serum by Pyunkang Yul includes a minimum of gentle ingredients, free of fillers, fragrance/colour additives and texture enhancers for maximum effect. The hero ingredient of the serum is Coptis Japonica Root Extract, an Asian herb usually cultivated for medicinal purposes. It displays antioxidant and anti-inflammatory behaviours and has proven successful for treating skin disorders. This is combined with Olive Oil which offers deep hydration to the skin and strong…

  • Olive Oil Skincare Company Juniper Orange Face Wash
    Olive Oil Skincare Company,  second cleanse

    Olive Oil Skincare Company Juniper Orange Face Wash

    the claim The Olive Oil Skincare Company Juniper Orange Face Wash claims to be the ideal daily cleanser and tonic for maintaining healthy, smooth and radiant skin. Rich in antioxidants and vitamins it helps to fight the signs of ageing and benefit problem skin conditions.     the science The Juniper Orange Face Wash comprises 100% natural ingredients, a total of 14, without SLS (sodium lauryl sulfate), parabens, palm oil, artificial fragrance or colours. This indicates a favourable product in terms of composition. An investigation into the individual components will allow us to see if it is an effective, non-irritating cleanser. The face wash comprises a series of all-natural surfactants,…

  • 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…

  • Olive Oil Skincare Company Facial Scrub
    cleanse,  exfoliate,  Olive Oil Skincare Company

    Olive Oil Skincare Company Facial Scrub

    the claim The Citrus Revival facial scrub from the Olive Oil Skincare Company claims to decongest pores and lift impurities, leaving skin soft and ready for moisturisation.     the science The Citrus Revival facial scrub contains only eco-friendly, natural ingredients, reducing the likelihood of irritation for all skin types. There are some clear star ingredients in this scrub. A healthy amount of Kaolin is present, a clay with natural absorbency properties. Kaolin helps to control oil production by absorbing excess sebum whilst also reducing the appearance of pores. Its detoxifying abilities assist to remove impurities such as grime, dirt, pollution and germs. A slightly abrasive texture also makes it…