Founder’s Edit (February - March 2020)
As part of our recent interview with our founder, Helen shares with us her skincare favourites and secret to her porcelain texture and naturally radiant skin.
Helen Skin Bio: Combination with inclination towards dryness, with some uneven skin tone on her cheeks /chin and skin slack.
I change my skincare routine once every 2-3 months as I have to review many different skincare brands to assess its suitability and claims. I have been on this skincare regime for almost 2 months and I like how my skin feels and looks. This routine has helped to reduce the intensity of my pigmentation spots and add luminosity to my overall skin tone.
This gentle cleanser removes light makeup and daily grime. Mild acidic formula, skin will not feel tight, dry or itchy after wash. The scent is soft and comforting which I really like it. This works for people with very sensitive skin too.I get the question alot if cleansing a must in the morning? I would recommend a cleanse in the morning as our body detox (think sweat and oil excretion) while we sleep. I will prefer to remove it in the morning. It works for me. Use it in the morning and as a second cleanse at night.
When it comes to prepping the skin, hydration is key. A highly potent antioxidant mist containing Rose, Algae, Lavender, Willow Bark Extracts, and Vitamin C, this toner brightens, protects and nourishes the skin. Detoxifying and purifying, botanically derived acids prevent future breakouts and restores luminosity. Use it once in the evening to ensure that the pores are thoroughly cleansed. Use it day and night.
The Organic Pharmacy Expert Serum - Hyaluronic Acid Serumand Vitamin C Serum
This expert serum set comes in a set of 4 bottles. I used the Vitamin C Serum first followed by the Hyaluronic Acid Serum. Vitamin C to stabilised the skin against oxidative stress while Hyaluronic Acid acts as a hydrator and anti aging agent. Use it day.
A hydrating mask packed with antioxidants, this botanical gel formulated with Aloe and Seaweed firms, lifts, and brightens the complexion. Ideal for use to sooth and calm sensitive and dehydrated skin. Let the mask absorb into the skin for a tightening effect. Use it after the expert serums (above)
Skincare is more than just about caring for your skin t is also about self-care and pampering yourself. This luxurious diamond infused anti-ageing collection works to moisturise and brighten the skin, leaving you with a radiant and luminous complexion. Use this in the morning for added sparks to your eyes area.
Since we live in a city in the tropics, using a lightweight day time moisturiser that boosts hydration levels and protects the skin from urban pollutants is an obvious choice. Organic oils and extracts multitask to promote hydration and protects the skin. This also serves as a great makeup base. Use it in the morning as a super light hydrator. I genuinely enjoy using this light face lotion.
A must have for me! A beauty boosting skincare, sunscreen and makeup all in one! This medium coverage formula gives skin a flawless, smooth, more youthful appearance. Formulated without oils or silicones, this vitamin and peptide rich technology, visibly reduces the signs of aging while non-nano zinc oxide and melanin provide Broad Spectrum SPF 30 and blue light protection to help prevent any future damage. Apply it with makeup sponge for a flawless effect.
Formulated with nature’s purest skin soothers including Organic Algae and Water Lily, this creamy cleanser gently removes impurities and visibly diminishes surface redness and irritation. Delicate Rose and Cassie Flowers soften skin. DPHP, an amino acid compound, helps visibly minimize fine lines and wrinkles and promotes a more supple looking appearance. Skin is left feeling soft, soothed and cleansed. Naturally fragrance-free and pH balanced. The perfect makeup remover for all skin types. Use it as a first cleanse to loosen make up and sunblock.
This gentle cleanser removes light makeup and daily grime. Mild acidic formula, skin will not feel tight, dry or itchy after wash. The scent is soft and comforting which I really like it. This works for people with very sensitive skin too. Use it in the morning and as a second cleanse at night.
Packed with skin-saving ingredients such as Retinol, Hyaluronic Acid, Glycolic Acid, and Vitamin C, this newly formulated Jasmine Night Conditioner regenerates and oxygenates while you sleep to give you a vibrant, healthy glow from the moment you wake up. Use it at night after cleanse.
The Organic Pharmacy Expert Serum - Retinol Serum and The Four Acid Serum
Rotating serums is one of the best ways to effectively target multiple skin concerns. Our founder loves this series by the Organic Pharmacy. Using the Retinol and Acid serums at night to boost skin renewal and the Hyaluronic Acid and Vitamin C serums in the day to hydrate and protect the skin, this set will complete your skincare routine. Alternate use.
Caring for the eye area, where thin is especially this and where fine lines often first appear, is tricky to say the least. We often recommend looking for a formula with antioxidants and actives. Our founder loves this product as it contains actives and antioxidants such as Vitamins A, E, and F, and also Baobab oil that encourages the production of elasticity. A blend of organic oils also helps to relive puffiness and signs of fatigue Used it once in the evening.
As discussed in our previous blog post, oils are a great addition to anyone skincare routine, even those with acne prone skin. This silky textured oil soothes irritated and sensitive skin, leaving the skin soft and supple with consistent use. Use it nightly
Leading a busy lifestyle, our founder loves multitasking. A facial in a bottle, this mask gently exfoliates and banishes dullness, restoring radiance in minutes. The calming organic formulation makes this suitable for even sensitive skin types. Use it once a week
The idea of exfoliating may be daunting to those with sensitive skin types. However, this gentle probiotic formula which contains organic bamboo and rice powders gently resurfaces the skin by buffing away dead skin cells. The formula is also free from preservatives and kept fresh until activated by water. Use it once a week