Lengthy ingredient lists can be difficult to navigate when you’re trying to detox your skincare regime. Here are a few tips on how to be more aware of what’s in the products you are using.
Parabens, often used for preservative purposes, are one of the ingredients ringing alarm bells when it comes to product safety. Some reports have suggested they can disrupt hormone function and damage the environment. Our skincare range is entirely paraben-free, so you can rest easy on that count. If you want to do a clean sweep and replace all of your products, our Advanced Skincare Essentials Kit is the best place to start.
This complex group of chemicals is widely used to make plastic flexible in consumer products, ranging from household cleaners to food packaging – so it doesn’t quite feel right that they could end up on your skin, too.
A number of studies have investigated the negative health impacts and researchers have found links between their use and health problems, including breast cancer and fertility issues. We prefer to proceed with caution, so you won’t find us using any phthalates in our products.
Look to nature
The cosmetic industry has long been trying to harness regenerative products for our skin from plants, as stem cells have a remarkable capacity to renew themselves. Our flora of choice is the grape vine, found in our Super Serum. While offering skin protection against UV damage, it also helps to make complexions look plumper and smoother. Just think of it as one of your skin’s five-a-day.
The Hyaluronic hype
Quickly becoming the byword for long-lasting hydration in skincare, don’t be put off by the name. Hyaluronic acid is far gentler than it sounds. It essentially boosts and helps to maintain moisture levels in cells, so skin appears more radiant with regular use.
You can find it in our skin-perfecting Advanced Hydration Moisturiser. Plus, essential oils of lavender, rose and orange deliver a soothing scent, so it’s perfect to apply at bedtime.