Rice water is a Korean beauty product that has gained cult status over the past few years, with fans flocking to online forums and blogs to share how washing with rice water every day has helped improve the quality of their skin. Rice water is made by infusing water with rice – which means that technically, you can make it yourself at home.
However getting the full benefits of rice water is easier if you find products that have been formulated with high quality water and other complementary ingredients.
So-called ‘black sugar’ is one of the most nutritionally dense types of sugar. Typically produced to be used in cooking and baking, it also has a range of benefits when applied topically to your skin, and is particularly effective as a cleansing product.
Here are five reasons to consider introducing it into your skincare routine.
Hyperpigmentation is a term that describes patches of your skin becoming darker than other areas of skin, causing you to have an uneven complexion. It happens when your skin contains an excess of melanin – this often occurs due to too much time in the sun, but can also be down to hormones or even just your age.
If you want to reduce hyperpigmentation on your face then you'll need to look for brightening skin products that are designed to improve your skin tone. Here are five of our favourites:
B vitamins are great for your skin, offering a range of benefits to keep your skin looking fresh and give it that healthy glow.
One of our favourites is B12, which is a versatile skincare ingredient that can be found in topical creams and serums. Here are five reasons to start feeding your skin with B12.
White truffle is a lovely luxury ingredient that has been gradually growing in popularity over the past few years. It’s a very special plant that can really give your skincare routine that wow factor – here are some of the key benefits that will make it a real treat for your skin.
If you’ve only been wearing sunscreen throughout the summer months or when out sun-bathing, then you might be surprised by the damage that you’ve been doing to your skin.
It’s never too late to start, so we’re going to round up seven key reasons for continuing to wear sunscreen throughout the winter, and hopefully convince you to start repairing and protecting your skin.
Bee pollen is a truly incredible ingredient. Considered a ‘super-food’, it can do your body a lot of good if you add it (in small measures) to your diet. It is also packed with skincare benefits, making it one of our must-have products for 2020.
Let’s take a look at some of its key uses:
The oil that your skin produces, known as sebum, is good in small measures – but too much of it can lead to clogged up pores, which in turn causes acne breakouts and other blemishes. It can also cause your skin to have a greasy, rough appearance.
There are lots of products out there to help you deal with these skin complaints, and some of our favourites are from the Korean beauty market. Use these to help your skin find a healthier balance.
Have you heard of Centella Asiatica? This gorgeous herb is more commonly known as pennywort and, while it's sometimes used in cooking, it's more commonly appreciated for it's incredible healing properties. It can calm your skin, providing a soothing treatment for inflamed skin or acne and offering additional moisture and even helping to repair visible sun damage.
There have been studies done to show that these effects are more than a beauty myth: Centella Asiatica has been found to have antioxidant properties, and it is also a rich source of amino acids. These ingredients mean that it can be a very powerful natural remedy for damaged or blemished skin.
Today we're focusing on two of the most important ways of incorporating Centella Asiatica into your skincare routine: to clear up blemishes and to reduce redness.
Acne can have a serious impact on how you feel about your appearance. Any of us can get acne throughout our lives, and unfortunately it isn’t always easy to clear breakouts or prevent blemishes from forming. To help, you need targeted skincare products that can clean out your pores and improve your complexion.
One option that we love is the Pyunkang Yul acne range. They offer several different products, creating a whole skincare regimen specifically aimed at minimising spots. You can incorporate just one or two of their products into your regular routine or get the full set for maximum benefits.