In my article on tips to optimize your facial moisturizer, I mentioned the importance of leaving your toner damp before applying your moisturizer as the cream will help seal the hydrating benefits from the toner deep into the skin. However, if you’re using a face serum, when should you apply your serum and when should you apply your moisturizer?
Those in Singapore may have noticed that Watson’s has started to bring in quite a number of natural and organic skincare products from Trilogy, Lavera, Yes To Carrot, and Sukin Organics. I’ve been particularly pleased to find Sukin Organics really affordable and decided to test out two of their products. The first in review here is Sukin Organic Foaming Facial Cleanser.
All skincare products from Sukin Organics are said to use only 100% natural active ingredients and contain no sodium lauryl sulphate, artificial fragrances, petrochemicals, harsh detergents, animal derivatives, mineral oil and parabens.
Woo hoo! We may finally be able to get our hands on cosmetic products that are 100 per cent natural in the near future as I learnt today that more companies are working to develop effective natural alternatives to synthetic preservatives to extend shelf-life of their products.
Currently, manufacturers of natural cosmetics are forced to use weak forms of synthetic preservatives such as benzoic and benzyl alcohol in their formulations. Hence, these manufacturers cannot label their products as 100 per cent natural. But this frustration may soon be over as Cosmeticsdesign-Europe.com reports that Israeli biotech company Avisco has developed the natural preservative Aviorex while Slovenia-based Vitiva is working on Inolens 4 which contain active ingredients derived from rosemary to help protect cosmetic oils from oxidation and rancidity.
I’m really particular about hair care, but I find it difficult to share these hair care tips since different women have different hair textures. Mine is fine and thin. So for this reason, I’ve always kept my hair short, and I don’t perm my hair. A few things that I’ve learnt over the years to create a fuller head of hair with more volume are:
- no conditioner as that will make my hair heavy and limp.