Skincare Tips & Advice
New Year Skin Resolutions – an oath to your skin
It’s a new year, which means our resolutions for 2022 should be in full swing. Some (understandably) are hard to keep, especially those containing the refrainment of consuming naughty foods. Be kind to yourself, we all fall off the horse, just have to get back on and keep on keepin’ on. One resolution that we aren’t so forgiving about is the one based on your skin, your New Year Skin Resolutions. An oath to treat your skin like the absolute queen that it is – spoil it, nourish it and invest in it. Now is the time to move away from skincare brands that give no results, contain harsh chemicals and to be blunt, don’t have a whole lot of knowledge backing their choice of ingredients. Say goodbye to the ‘one size’ fits all product, because that just doesn’t exist. Step into this year with a selection of products that target YOUR concerns and are tailored to your skin type. Products that have a high concentrate of highly active ingredients but are still gentle and kind on the skin.
We’ve taken the due diligence to put together your skin pledges for this year – don’t worry, it’s not a list of 1000 creams and cleansers that you can’t afford, it’s a clear and concise break down of the essentials. Essentials that will see your skin changing drastically by March, or even before that. Good skin does take commitment, but it won’t be a chore, we promise you’ll love the process. Skincare is a form of self-love and therapy, devote some time in 2022 to becoming happy in your own skin. We’re by your side, along for the ride and regularly popping our heads up to check you’re still keeping your New Year Skin Resolutions. We’ll be in your corner as your personal cheer squad, pom poms in hand watching you reach your skin goals and get THE GLOW. Repeat after us….
Double cleansing is absolutely essential and will allow all the other products (that you spend your hard earnt money on) to do their job properly. Absorbing to the deeper layers of the skin and distributing those highly active and targeted ingredients. Cleansing twice is the only way to remove the makeup, dirt and grime from your day while also clearing the pores of oil and build up. A clean canvas is paramount to the success of the whole routine. Take a look at our Resurfacing Gel Cleanser to promote an even skin tone, our Hydrating Milk Cleanser for restoring the skin’s barrier or our Purifying Charcoal Cleanser for organic exfoliation.
Exfoliation is definitely underrated and we gals should be doing it a lot more then we think. Of course it’s important not to go over kill and strip the skin of the good oils and natural barriers. But exfoliation removes all of those dead skin cells that leave the skin looking and feeling dull. Our Resurfacing Serum is our leave on exfoliant, crazy convenient and effective. This serum stimulates cell renewal with it’s lactic, glycolic and salicylic acids with Pomegranate enzymes also aiding in hormonal imbalances (fight acne AND exfoliate). Suited to all skin types and perfect for those on the go. A wise woman once told us ‘if you don’t exfoliate you’re wasting all of the money you invest in active products, they won’t penetrate’.
Most people moisturise, it’s like breathing. But the key is to choosing a moisturiser that will suit your skin type and also tackle any other concerns you have at the same time. Whether its collagen building, evening out skin tone or reducing fine lines, there is a moisturiser built for this. We suggest our Collagen Moisturiser for plumping and firming, our Restorative Oil for richer and more intense hydration or the Daily Moisturiser to get your fix of Hyaluronic Acid (ingredient for peak hydration).
Serums will save your soul, ok kidding as that’s very dramatic. But they are seriously the alpha female of skincare and were developed to give results, you won’t reach your goals without one! Serums will target texture, tone, wrinkles, elasticity and volume of the skin (along with a million other things which we’re here for). Our Active A Serum is the holy grail of active blends as it contains 1% Retinaldehyde (not to be mistaken for Retinal as Retinaldehyde is far stronger) and works like prescription Vitamin A without the hectic side effects. You’ll be gaining new collagen production after 3 months of usage. Next up we’d go the Regenerative Serum as it’s another Rolls Royce in our range. The EGF peptide in this formula accelerates the growth of the epidermal cells to reduce wrinkles and speed up wound healing in the skin. If pigmentation really p***es you off then cue the Brightening Serum to go to battle for you. This serum contains an extremely powerful Tyrosinase Inhibitor, Phenylethyl Resorcinol-one. The combination of the TI, free radical preventers and UV filters will fade pigment in just 28 days, although results will vary for individuals.
There’s no use using all of these high quality cleansers, serums and moisturisers if you’re just going to allow your skin to be despoiled by the sun. UV rays are and always will be the biggest cause of premature aging – slip, slop and slap babes. The sun wreaks havoc on skin cells causing unwanted lines, discolouration and dehydration. Alas, we know that the Australian summer is hard to avoid and we’re all little beach bunnies at some point. We’ve designed a product that will protect your precious skin using physical barrier ingredients like Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide. Our UV Defense Moisturiser also gives hydration with the inclusion of Hyaluronic Acid and the Coenzyme Q10 in this formula will aid in repair of cells and keep your skin healthy. Say no to UV damage!
I scream, you scream we all scream for eye cream! For some reason this product is often brushed to the side as a ‘non-essential’. Correction, it 100% is and treats the most sensitive area of the face. The skin around our eyes is often the first to show signs of damage and aging, coming in the form of those cheeky crow’s feet and dark circles. Eye cream is a prerequisite to a youthful appearance. Our Rejuvenating Eye Cream swanks a very supreme ingredient, Liquid Crystals with Spin Trap – the ultimate intelligent anti-oxidant. This duo protects the skin from free radicals and environmental damage. Your eye area will be left hydrated and luminous with fresh volume and plumpness. Psst…we have customers that also use this eye cream as a lip balm and love it! Bring your eyes back to life.