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Ingredient Spotlight: Lactococcus Ferment Lysate

When it comes to ways to achieve healthy skin, bacteria may not be one of the first things to come to anyone’s mind. But, if you ask us, it should. Allow us to introduce you to Lactococcus Ferment Lysate. “Lacto-what now?” – you, probably What’s Lactococcus ferment lysate? Lactococcus ferment lysate (LFL) is a skin ingredient and a probiotic that’s known for its highly intelligent interactions with our skin cells. It can communicate with our skin cells and help with healthy production of peptides which are not only vital to stronger, plumper skin but also maintain a healthy skin flora. What does it do? Helps make new skin cells LFL helps improve skin...

Why Your Skincare Routine Needs Humectants

If there’s one thing we’ve learnt as a team full of skincare nerds, it’s that hydrated skin will always be IN – irrespective of your skin type. And rightly so! When your skin cells are hydrated, your skin is plumper, stronger and more radiant. In its own way, hydrated skin keeps acne at bay and your barrier in top shape. So, how do you get to Destination: Hydration Station? All aboard the Humectant train! What is a humectant? Simply put, a humectant is a moisturizing agent with an ability to retain moisture in the skin. It also helps seal cracks in the skin. How do humectants work? Humectants draw moisture to...

What I did immediately after realizing I had a damaged skin barrier

In the previous blog, I let you in on how I knew my skin’s barrier was damaged. If you could relate to that, I’m sure you want to know what I did next. I’m here to tell you all of it – my entire journey of repairing my skin’s barrier! Ready? Let’s go. First things first, bye-bye actives From exfoliating toners to brightening serums – my first course of action was to press pause on all the actives. I understood immediately that the last thing my skin needed at this point were more actives. These would only cause further irritation, when in reality what my skin really needed was...

How I knew I damaged my skin’s barrier (and fixed it)

No matter how discerning you are, sometimes the craze around trending products, too many actives and elaborate routines that the skin doesn’t really need gets to even the best of us. Well, it got to me at least. The next thing I know, my skin barrier had unceremoniously left the chat. I watched, I learnt, I figured out ways to fix it, so you don’t have to make the same mistakes I did. Here’s how I realized my barrier was damaged. Easily irritated Products, especially serums, that I have been using without a problem for the longest time was now causing irritation, leaving behind a stinging or burning sensation. Dehydration The more I...

How to Choose the Right Moisturiser for Your Skin Type

In our earlier blog (which you can read here, in case you missed it), we spoke about the importance of moisturisers for ALL skin types. If we’ve had you convinced, and you’re in the market for a moisturiser, chances are you’ll feel pretty confused.  After all, there are so many options to choose from. And how do you even know which is the right one for you? Don’t worry. We’ve got this handy guide on how to choose a moisturiser according to your skin type!  Dry skin To nourish dry, flaky skin, quench it with moisturisers rich in moisturising and emollient ingredients such as ceramides, shea butter and wholesome super-seed...

5 Reasons Why All Skin Types Need a Moisturiser

For the longest time, the importance of moisturising has been emphasised on those with dry, dehydrated skin. But here’s the thing - EVERYONE, including and especially oily skin types, needs to moisturise!   But why? Barrier care: Simply put, a moisturiser acts as a barrier that helps not only prevent loss of moisture from the skin, but also retains it firmly where it belongs. Loss of moisture can weaken the barrier, leaving your skin more prone to infections, blemishes and acne!  Early ageing prevention: Hydration and healthy oil-moisture balance are essential for plump, supple and youthful skin. Loss of moisture can lead to premature sagging of skin, leaving it more prone to signs...

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