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Facial

A treatment designed to improve the health, condition, and appearance of the face.

Facial Exercises/Yoga

Facial yoga are certain exercises that can be performed to improve the muscle tone in the face. This improved muscle tone lifts the facial features, reduce the appearance of loss of volume as well as sculpting facial features.

Facial Massage

Facial massage can be performed manually or with the use of tools such as jade rollers, gua sha, or specific massage tools. Facial massage aids lymphatic drainage, lifts, encourages blood flow and collagen production, relieves muscle tension and can be an extremely relaxing experience! For best results, facial massage must be performed regularly and can even be incorporated into your evening cleanse.

Ferulic Acid

Ferulic acid is a potent antioxidant which is found in the cell walls of plant seeds where it acts as a protector against oxidative stress as well as helping to preserve the seed. The same properties make it excellent in skincare as it protects your skin from free radical damage. Ferulic acid is also a fantastic stabiliser for other ingredients including vitamin C which us why you will often see them in the same product. This combination provides incredible antioxidant protection and helps vitamin C maintain its potency… where do we sign up?

Formaldehyde Donors

Formaldehyde is a naturally occurring organic compound found in fruits, and Formaldehyde Donors have been used in beauty in much the same way as Parabens – as a preservative to keep products free of bacteria, yeasts and mould. Used way before Parabens even existed, they slowly release Formaldehyde over the course of the product’s life to keep it fresh. Think of its job as being similar to that of a room diffuser. But as efficient for the product as that sounds, Formaldehyde isn’t very kind to the skin. Studies have shown that these donors can actually cause skin allergies – contact dermatitis being one of them - and whilst the levels released in products are very low, Formaldehyde has been banned in the EU. Despite some Formaldehyde Donors still being allowed in percentages under 0.1% and the fact that we are exposed to formaldehyde in everyday life, we believe that not using Formaldehyde Donors in any of our products is our way of reducing our carbon footprint and being kinder to your skin.

Fragrance

Fragrances are substances that have a pleasant scent. They are used in skin care products to improve the smell and experience of using them as well as covering up any undesired odours in the product’s formulation. Fragrances, both naturally and synthetically derived, have the potential to irritate the skin and cause contact dermatitis. Furthermore, fragrances can be a combination of many different ingredients and there is no law ordering companies to disclose which ingredients it contains.