BY : Danny Balkwill
Effective skincare is the new hot topic on everyone’s lips. Products that promise to make your skin work, now who wouldn’t want that? We subject our faces to double– triple cleansing, an armful of serums and furious exfoliation all in search of that ultimate glow, but when do we ever stop to give it time to rest and recharge? As the skin is an organ, it’s important to give it a break from the harsh scrubs and treatments from time to time, so that it has a chance to reset and rebalance itself.
Good thing you won’t have to look far to find the right products for the job. Here are the 4 ingredients you need to look out for, to give your skin some good ol’ R&R:
Say goodbye to dull skin with the help of the potent pomegranate: it contains 50% of your recommended daily Vitamin C intake, and helps speed up cell turnover for a glowing complexion. Plus, the fatty acids and antioxidants in pomegranate extract work together to plump the skin and boost its collagen production. Perhaps Persephone knew a thing or two after all!
Sometimes, the ingredients that health food fanatics go mad for make great skin food too. Goji berries are a fab example of this: it’s full of all the vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that your skin needs to fight premature ageing, improve skin tone and destress your skin (literally!) But its true forte lies in its ability to control melanin content, which means reduced hyper-pigmentation and a more even complexion for us.
Tired and unhappy skin, meet your match. Also known as Gotu Kola or Indian pennywort, this little herb has built up quite the cult following in Asia. It’s packed full of antioxidants that boost collagen production, and chock-a-block full of Vitamins C, A, B1 and B2, which together help brighten the skin and slow down signs of ageing. Not only that, it contains madecassic acid: a total godsend for acne-prone skin, as it fights against enzymes that cause inflammation. Where do we sign up?
Lazy to hunt all these ingredients down? Hit all four birds with one stone in the Vitamasques Ruby Gemstone sheet mask. Not only does this face mask come in an adorable bubble pink, but it’s also vegan, cruelty-free and mineral oil, phthalate and sulphate-free. Win!
20 Sep 2018
20 Sep 2018