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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...

3 Products Your Sensitive Skin Will Thank You For

When it comes to finding the perfect routine for sensitive skin, the struggle is real. You want something that is gentle and easy on your skin, yet gives you the nourishment your skin deserves. Your main goal, when it comes to caring for your sensitive skin should be to minimise all chances of irritation. To that end, most folks with sensitive skin steer clear of products with high alcohol content, heavily fragranced formulation and high concentration of actives, to name a few. But just because your skin is more easily prone to damage than others, doesn’t mean you need to sit out on the amazing benefits of a...

8 Things To Know About The Complete Body Lotion

What makes The Complete Body Lotion so special? For starters, it’s an active moisturizer for your body, which means, unlike most body lotions The Complete Body Lotion packs the goodness of a serum and the nourishing powers of a lotion into one. What’s the active ingredient in it? While Niacinamide is the hero active ingredient, the formulation is made to offer wholesome care for your body. As such, it contains: Niacinamide for tackling acne, pigmentation and to promote overall skin health Phospholipids & Sphingolipids to make your skin supple & plump Linoleic & Linolenic fatty acids to ensure healthy oil-moisture balance Vitamin E & Aquaporin to ensure barrier repair, hydration...

3 products that healed my skin’s barrier

In the last two blogs, we had dived deep into the signs of barrier damage and what to do to fix it. In this blog, I’ll walk you through my top three go-to products for barrier healing and repair. Whatever you choose for barrier repair, it has to tick off these three boxes: ☑ Gentle ☑ Healing ☑ Protective Now, let’s get down to the specifics. The Calendula Cloud Cleanser With my barrier already weakened, the last thing my skin needs is a cleanser that strips the moisture further. This is what makes the Calendula Cloud Cleanser truly special. Its creamy texture and non-foaming formula are exactly what my skin needs. In addition, the...

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...

Meet our New & Improved: Calendula + Vitamin B5 Cloud Cleanser

At the start of 2022, we did a thing! We reformulated our underrated rockstar - the Daisy Extract + Vitamin B Face Wash!  But WHY? While the formulation of our Daisy Extract + Vitamin B Face Wash was pretty good, we’ve been taking notes from you over the years, and understood that we needed a cleanser that supported all skin types, while retaining the original formulation’s signature gentleness. And that’s how the VAUNT Calendula + Vitamin B5 Cloud Cleanser was born!  What’s new? The new formula contains everyone’s favourite - Calendula! It’s known for its anti-inflammatory, moisturising and soothing benefits, while also repairing damage. In addition, it also contains Betaine to keep the...

Team VAUNT’s Go-To Hand-Care Tips

Our hands are the most active part of our body but one of the most disregarded as well. In all honesty, the skin on our hands is one of the first to indicate signs of ageing. The slim and sensitive skin on the back of our hand is exposed to a wide range of natural aggressors that can interfere with not only the overall appearance of our hands, but the barrier too!  Furthermore, washing your hands constantly additionally strips your hands of its moisture leading to dehydrated, chapped and aged-looking hands. . So, today, Team VAUNT hops on to share their daily hand-care tips!    “Use hyaluronic acid for hands” -...

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