The meaning of ‘skincare’ varies from person to person. Some believe it is as simple as washing your face and applying a moisturiser while others believe you need to have a full range of skincare products in your vanity, each providing a different benefit with all the active ingredients – but in most cases people want convenience, simplicity and effective products with a basic routine. Which one is recommended by professionals? In recent months the idea of minimalist skincare has been on the tips of everyone’s tongue thanks to Vogue UK. Kevin Khosa, Customer Service Manager at SKIN functional said: “In our office we have coined the phrase Skinimalism™ which simply put is simplifying your skincare routine. I often hear from clients that their skin is irritated, red and inflamed and in some instances have developed rashes. This is because they are using too many products or the incorrect products for their skin or applying them in the incorrect order. This type of reaction could also be indicative of over stimulating your skin with too many active ingredients that increase cell turnover. Using too many active ingredients that don’t necessarily combine well, can be dangerous for your skin.”
Less is more This is why professionals recommend fewer products and simpler routines. “Now, you may ask how can I reduce the amount of products in my vanity if each one has a specific purpose in my routine. Find products that have a dual-purpose, added Khosa.” For example: today SKIN functional launched its Oil Makeup Remover and Cleanser in collaboration with Beauty Influencer Rezah Sampson. This product can be used to double cleanse in the AM and remove your makeup in the PM. It is a gentle, yet effective oil cleanser perfect for double cleansing or cleansing for sensitive and dry skin types with no residual layer allowing you to use the oil cleanser as a one-step cleansing routine if you choose. Actives & Benefits The two key ingredients you need in an effective makeup remover is 2,5% Jojoba Oil + 2,5% Almond Oil.
Jojoba Oil is a moisturising, antibacterial, anti-oxidant that is non-comedogenic. Jojoba Oil absorbs into the skin through pores and hair follicles, then diffuses into the intercellular spaces of the outer layer of the skin to make it soft and supple.
Sweet Almond Oil is an emollient plant oil that comes from almonds. Loaded with nourishing fatty acids, this anti-oxidant its ideal for smoothing, softening and moisturising skin.
Recommended Routine Remember to protect your skin barrier and avoid using too many products which may cause damage to your skin and create problems that you didn’t have in the first place. Look for products that are fragrance free, preservative free and cruelty free and that have one or two active ingredients that target your skin concerns and skin type. “The recommended way to care for your skin and find only the products that you need is to visit our ‘Expert Advice’ tab on our website, take the quiz and pick your pack. We have starter kits to help you get started in skincare as well as skincare routines for you to try. It’s as easy as that to jump onto the skinimalismTM trend,” concluded Khosa The limited edition ZAH X SKIN functional Makeup Remover and Oil Cleanser is available now on www.skinfunctional.com. If you shop it now and use code ZAH20 at checkout you can get 20% off your product. Available for a limited time only. Follow online: Instagram: @skin_functional Facebook: @skinfunctional Shop: https://skinfunctional.com/