Skincare Skincare Skincare!
Time for a deep dive into ingredients list and formula with a brand I’m currently really loving for perfected, calm, clear skin. I love a deep dive into an ingredients list, the most interesting finding was how AMAZING and caring the combination of ingredients are in ALL of these products…
🔹Deep Gentle Cleanser
▫️A creamy cleansing fluid - with a lotion texture
▫️Zea Mays Germ Oil - or Corn Germ Oil. An occlusive moisturiser and skin conditioner - creating a physical barrier to moisture loss and preventing irritation
▫️Lactic Acid, an Alpha Hydroxy Acid derived originally from milk (but sometimes synthetically produced for stability). It’s a liquid surface exfoliator breaking down the bonds between dead skin cells, helping them to shed and reveal a fresher complexion, helping with uneven skin tone and clarity. LA is also better for hydration than other AHA’s.
🔹 Active Exfoliant 7%
▫️A gentle liquid exfoliant with AHAs. It self-neutralises after 15 minutes and has a pH level of 3.5 - ever so slightly below the skins natural range of 4-5.5, so pretty gentle!
▫️Glycolic Acid - the most researched AHA
▫️Lactic Acid - see above!
▫️Citric Acid - derived from citrus
▫️Malic Acid - derived from apple
▫️Tantaric Acid - currently being researched as to its ability to mimic the skins own ceramides (fat chains for water retention)
▫️To keep skin calm after we also have Glycyrrhetic acid (liquorice derived) chamomile extract and bisabolol (chamomile derived but brightening as well as soothing)
🔹Hydro Foam Mask
▫️A lightweight foam mask. Leave on for 15 minutes or leave on overnight for an extra punch of hydration
▫️Silk protein restores moisture and helps to plump fine lines
▫️Shea Oleine, Hyaluronic Acid and Jojoba Oil all serve to hydrate
For more information, head over to @qmsmedicosmetics