Frequently Asked Questions

What's so different about the SkinEscens Rejuvenating Facial Powder and what does “triple-action” mean?

Our Rejuvenating Facial Powder is a unique product that’s been designed to provide three different benefits to the skin simultaneously, in one easy application. An especially mild surfactant effectively cleanses the skin, whilst a special blend of alpha-hydroxy acids stimulates and increases desquamation. Thirdly, the inclusion of a pure pearl exfoliator provides a polishing effect on the skin’s surface, making it more receptible to the application of subsequent skin care treatments.

How does the SkinEscens Rejuvenating Facial Powder double-up as a facial mask - how does this work?

Basically, there are two ways of using  our SkinEscens Rejuvenating Facial Powder on the skin. The first is to apply the powder to the skin with a little water and use a gentle massaging action to achieve the best benefits. Alternatively, one can mix a small quantity of SkinEscens Rejuvenating Facial Powder with a few drops of water to form a smooth paste and apply that to the surface of the skin. If let on for 5-10 minutes and then wiped off with cotton wool, the skin will feel totally refreshed and rejuvenated like never before!

The SkinEscens Rejuvenating Facial Powder contains botanical extracts - what are these for?

SkinEscens Rejuvenating Facial Powder contains a blend of green tea, ginger and shea butter extracts, all of which are enormously beneficial to the skin. Green tea is a natural antioxidant, which helps to protect against the visible signs of ageing, whilst ginger has a warming and stimulating effect on the skin. Lastly, shea butter provides a conditioning effect on the skin, leaving it feeling soft and silky smooth after use.

This product contains niacinamide? What is this and what does it do?

Niacinamide is another name for vitamin B3 and it provides a multiplicity of benefits to the skin. Among these benefits is the ability to visibly improve the appearance of enlarged pores, uneven skin tone, fine lines, dullness, and a weakened skin surface.

SkinEscens Intense Hydrating Gel

Is the SkinEscens Intense Hydrating Gel simply a facial moisturizer, or something different?

The SkinEscens Intense Hydrating Gel is indeed a highly effective facial moisturizer but it is also a lot more than that! The supply of adequate water into the skin is one of the most important ways of ensuring optimal skin health. The synergistic combination of moisturizing ingredients in SkinEscens Intense Hydrating Gel provides precious water at every layer of the epidermis, effectively rehydrating the skin where it is needed most.

The SkinEscens Intense Hydrating Gel uses two different types of hyaluronic acid - why is this?

SkinEscens Intense Hydrating Gel uses a synergistic combination of low and high molecular weight hyaluronic acids for maximum benefits on skin. The low molecular weight hyaluronic acid penetrates deeper into the epidermis, providing valuable water for even the most dehydrated skin types, whilst the high molecular weight hyaluronic acid ensures that an adequate reservoir of moisture remains at the surface of the skin throughout the day.

If I have particularly dry skin, can I use SkinEscens Intense Hydrating Gel more than twice daily, if I want to?

Yes, SkinEscens Intense Hydrating Gel has been designed to be especially mild and gentle on the skin, precisely for this reason. If you have a particularly dry or even dehydrated skin, then it may be beneficial to apply SkinEscens Intense Hydrating Gel 3, or even 4, times daily until the moisture in your skin has re-equilibrated, at which time a twice daily application can be resumed.

Your formula includes the use of natural sugars. Surely too much sugar is bad for you?

Of course, there is no doubt that the consumption of too much sugar is generally bad for your health but the application of specially designed, topically applied, sugar-derived ingredients can be hugely beneficial for the skin. SkinEscens Intense Hydrating Gel contains a synergistic combination of xylitylglucoside, anhydroxylitol and xylitol to promote and boost skin’s own NMF (Natural Moisturising Factor) and deliver moisture where it is most needed.

SkinEscens Intense Hydrating Gel contains an ingredient called Anadenanthera Colubrina Bark Extract – what is this?

Anadenanthera Colubrina is the Latin name for the Peruvian vilca tree and the natural extract obtained from its bark has the ability to positively influence the influx and retention of water in the skin, offering both immediate and long-lasting moisturization; at SkinEscens we call this “intelligent skin water distribution and maintenance”.