pH Levels & Your Beauty Products: The Guide
Hunter Lab Peptide Anti-Ageing Elixir
There are plenty of factors involved in selecting the right skin care products for you. The purity of ingredients, making sure the packaging is going to compliment your bathroom décor, whether it’s going to heal your scarring from five years ago or make you look ten years younger. We’re pretty sure pH is not on the forefront of anyone’s mind when selecting the ideal product.
Here’s how that could be affecting your ideal routine.
100% Pure Coffee Bean Caffeine Eye Cream
Hunter Lab has developed an active, uni-sex serum designed to fast-absorb into the skin for a nourishing and refining result. The concentration of natural peptides increase bioavailability to the skin, while the nourishing oils in this formula improve hydration and moisture whilst fighting the signs of ageing.
Go-To Very Useful Face Cream
100% Pure have used unroasted green coffee beans for their antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties to nourish and brighten around the eyes – an area which craves a gentler approach and care to nurture the thinner and more sensitive skin. In combination with ingredients such as Green Tea and Rosehip Oil, this eye cream works to reduce puffiness, signs of ageing and dark circles. The soothing ingredients of Aloe Vera and Rose Water aim to improve circulation in the area, creating a brighter complexion around the eyes.
Acure Brilliantly Brightening Facial Scrub
Go-To’s Very Useful Face Cream is in fact, very useful. The texture of this moisturiser makes for an adaptable day-to-night product, perfect underneath make-up and to lock in the moisture of your other hydrating skincare products. Thanks to Apricot Kernal oil, it leaves a silky soft texture on the skin after application. The formula heroes Amla berry, an antioxidant rich ingredient that has 75 times the antioxidant power of goji berries (yes, the superfood), and CoQ10 an antioxidant that protects the cells in your body from damage.
Acure The Essentials Marula Oil
A formulated facial scrub targeting the removal of dead skin cells, the Brilliantly Brightening Facial Scrub aims to nourish, hydrate and brighten after effectively removing the build-up of dirt and grime. Formulated with lightly active ingredients such as Sea Kelp Powder and Acai and Pomegranate Fruit extracts, as well as lightly abrasive Walnut Shell Flower and Lemon Peel granules, the top layer of skin will be lightly buffed away to introduce a fresher, brightened complexion.
Osea Hyaluronic Sea Serum
Marula oil has been coined ‘the elixir of youth’ for its effective treatment in anti-ageing products, as well as combating really dry skin. The harvest of Marula oil comes from the fruit seed kernels of the Marula trees, indigenous to Southern Africa and Madagascar. The nutrient profile of Marula oil is that it is rich in proteins and essential fatty acids, making it a deeply nourishing moisturiser for even the most damaged skin types. The ability of Marula oil to sink into the skin makes it a key component to reducing trans-epidermal water loss (in other words, a miracle oil in reducing appearance of skin redness and scarring, minimising fine lines, and healing external dryness).
The Beauty Chef Glow Inner Beauty Powder
This light-weight water-based serum is applied after cleansing to drench the skin with hydration and ultimate moisture. The formulation accounts for two different hyaluronic acid molecules, Sodium hyaluronate for deeply penetrating the skin’s surface and Hyaluronic acid to target surface-level dryness. The added benefits of mineral-rich seaweed extracts aid in minimising the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by supporting a smoother, firmer complexion.
May Lindstrom The Blue Cocoon
The Gut-Skin connection has been a topic of conversation for health practitioners for years, and recently has carved its way into the beauty industry to educate consumers on getting to the bottom of inflammatory skin conditions that cleansers, toners and moisturises simply can’t fix. Chances are, if there is inflammation on the skin, there’s inflammation in the body. And so, the birth of edible skincare such as inner beauty powders and elixirs were born.
Sunday Riley A+ High-Dose Retinol Serum
A pea-sized amount of The Blue Cocoon is an adaptable beauty balm that provides calming relief for irritated or inflamed skin and eases feelings of emotional anxiety due to the aroma of blue tansy. This product releases heat from the skin, leaving it even-toned, nourished, and relieved.
The balm is an oil-based concentrate that melts into the skin in fluid form, effective as a moisturiser or targeted skin treatment. For the most problematic skin-types, this formulation will help in alleviating any inflammation, resulting in a complexion that is calm. This can be focused on areas of sensitivity, as well as an effective eye contour. The investment into this product is well worth the price-tag.
Nuori Vital Foaming Cleanser
The A+ High-Dose Retinol Serum is an advanced-strength retinoid serum that delivers exactly what the title suggests – a high-dose solution, 6.5% in fact, of stabilised retinoid blends and botanical retinol-alternative extracts. Although this is recommended for normal, dry, combination and oily skin types, the main concerns this serum aims to target are fine lines and wrinkles, pigmentation, dullness, and uneven texture.
Evolve Miracle Face Mask
Nuori’s Vital Foaming Cleanser uses a creamy foam to deliver the power of fruit enzymes and radish root to gently exfoliate the skin, removing impurities and make up. Whilst the naturally-derived betaine, oat kernel extract and plant based glycerin provide the skin with antioxidant protection and hydration. This cleanser is perfect for those combination skin types out there especially during change of season when our skin tends to need a little extra loving.
The Jojoba Company 100% Pure Australian Jojoba Oil
Bursting with fruit enzymes, the Evolve Miracle Mask is as naturally active as they come. A blend of alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) from blueberries, lemons, oranges and sugar maple, and Glycolic acid from sugar cane gently removes dead skin cells, plumping the skin and lends the complexion a radiant appearance.
Galactorarabinan is a highly functioning polysaccharide obtained from larch buds visibly smooths the skin. Peruvian Maca stimulates cell renewal and ensures a radiant complexion, and the papaya extract is packed full of vitamin A for help in unplugging pores, evening out skin discolouration, and restoring vibrancy to the complexion.
Sunday Riley Luna Sleeping Night Oil
This Australian made and owned brand, The Jojoba Company, has developed a range based on Australian made Jojoba. The golden liquid wax produced from the jojoba bean is native to Southwestern North America, and is praised by Native Americans for its skin restoration properties. The molecular structure of Jojoba wax esters to human sebum gives this oil the ability to penetrate deep into the skin for ultimate moisturisation and to add protection to our external environment.
Suitable for any skin type, this product is cold-pressed and filtered fourteen times to ensure purity while retaining the vitamins from the original beans. This product is not heat-filtered or refined.
sans [ceuticals] Activator 7 Body + Hair + Face Oil
Sunday Riley’s Luna Sleeping Night Oil is a restorative treatment for correcting lines and wrinkles, as well as sun and pollution damage to skin. The formulation is a retinol based, with cold-pressed avocado, chia and grape seed oils to leave a glowing complexion to the skin. With the rich blend of high-fat oils, this repair treatment aims to combat dryness and rough textures, as well as minimising pores. The potent synergy between natural botanicals and a powerful retinol application works so harmoniously due to the inclusion of a new retinol formulation known as Hydroxypinacolone Retinoate.
Rohr Remedy Kakadu Plum Vitamin C Face Serum
A cult favourite – the Activator 7 Oil from Sans [ceuticals] is a multifunctional reparative, potent vitamin oil that boosts the skin’s hydration levels, stimulates cell repair, increases collagen production and improves skin tone. Recommended to treat scars, stretch marks, dry skin, sun damaged and acne-prone skin, this bathroom staple is a necessary staple product in the bathroom for daily use.
MV Organic Skincare Signature Mineral Mask
The Kakadu Plum Vitamin C face serum is one of Rohr Remedy’s most sought-after products. The Kakadu Plum itself is reported to contain 55 times more Vitamin C than oranges, stimulating collagen production and smoothing out fine lines and signs of ageing. It’s prized for its medicinal and food value by indigenous Australians, finding it’s way into brightening and anti-ageing products alike.
The added benefits of Aloe Vera and Vitamin E bring healing qualities to this product, while Tamarind seed extract - a natural source of Hyaluronic Acid - smooths fine lines and plumps the skin with added hydration.
Sodashi Calm Clay Cleanser with Sandalwood
The Signature Mineral Mask is an award-winning mineral clay mask designed to soothe, strengthen and refine the skin. This product is a miracle-worker in reducing redness and evening out skin tone, with the ability to deliver instantaneous results after just one use.
It has one key ingredient in the product - Kaolin Clay; its mineral composition rich in Silica and Aluminium, including traces of Iron Oxide, Sodium, Potassium, Calcium and Magnesium. Kaolin Clay is less drying on the skin surface, absorbing less water than other clays; a more suitable option for those who suffer from dry, irritated and sensitive skin.
SKIN by ecostore Multi-Nutrient Facial Oil
Sodashi’s Calm range is a gentle alternative specifically designed for those with sensitivities, reactive and irritated skin types. The soothing formulation of Jojoba, Macadamia, Apricot Kernel and Almond oils leave the skin feeling moisturised and supple. The addition of Activated White Clay and Sandalwood gentle purify the skin, adding minerals back into the skin without stripping it of its natural oils.
Mukti Organics Age Defiance Day Serum
The Multi-Nutrient Facial Oil from SKIN by ecostore delivers an antioxidant-packed, replenishing face oil to help stimulate collagen production for glowing, healthy-looking complexions. The formulation of ingredients provides a nourishing barrier to the environmental pollutants of the world, as well as deeply hydrating the skin on a cellular level.
The Mukti Organics Age Defiance Day Serum has been coined a ‘natural alternative to Botox’. This certified organic product containing highly compatible, clinically proven combination of essential fatty acids and Australian extracts, peptides and vitamins to smooth, hydrate and ‘reverse’ the signs of ageing. The formula aims to prevent, reduce, and slow the appearance of ageing through the bioactive extracts that target these specific areas.