We all want results from our skin care routine. But are we buying the best skin care products or just the best skin care claims? Skin care science and skin care marketing are not the same thing. Being the voice of truth, we need to tell you that great skin can only be achieved slowly over time, with patience and dedication. Skin remodelling is not like house remodelling on those not-so-real reality TV shows.
The sun is the leading cause of skin damage. Yet, for some reason, we tend to skimp on how much we spend on sunscreen while happily going overboard on other skin care products. We assume that all sunscreen ingredients are equally safe and so do not consider whether some are best avoided.
Skin care manufacturers love to use fragrance oils. Sometimes to mask the smell of other ingredients in their formulations, but usually because consumers say they enjoy it as part of their experience of application.
There has been an explosion in skin care products claiming to be natural. Leaving aside the debate around what natural is, we remain concerned about the increasing levels of essential oils being used not simply to fragrance products but to preserve them.
It all starts with the skin barrier, the outermost layer of the skin. This is the first line of defence for our skin, and it functions to keep pollutants and bacteria out while keeping moisture in.
We’ve got your skin concern covered: acne, dryness, oiliness, pigmentation, sensitivity, rosacea, visible pores. With our Skin Intelligence, you can find the best skin care routine for your skin.
The search for great skin care products is like being at a wedding banquet but finding nothing to eat. Despite the thousands of products offering much hope and promise, so few meet our criteria.
Every story that has a villain also has to have a hero. Ours has many heroes. And just like heroes in literature and film, our heroes are here because they have special achievements. Of course, there are many, many other great ingredients, both established and emerging, however we have included those with the most science behind them and can benefit many skin types.
What really makes us look old? Collagen and elastin in the dermis provide the structural support for our skin. Over time, they are damaged through the natural ageing process, smoking, our diets and exposure to UV radiation. Our skin then starts to lose its youthful fullness, lines develop and sagging starts to occur.