October 2022, South Africa – We all have those non-negotiable skincare staples we swear by such as Vitamin C and Hyaluronic Acid – but there are a whole load of other ingredients that you might need to be using on your skin to treat your specific skin type and individual skin concerns. As its name suggests Fundamentals Skincare is all about the fundamental ingredients your skin needs, ensuring your regime has the correct actives to target your unique skin.
Natasha Davel, Brand Manager at Fundamentals Skincare does a deep dive into the Top 3 most-underrated skincare products you should know about and should consider including in your regime if you suffer from any of the below skin concerns:
A gentle exfoliating tonic. If you notice your skin has a build-up of dead skin cells or is dry, dull, patchy, flaky, has clogged pores or has an uneven skin tone, it’s probably because you are not exfoliating correctly or often enough. A gentle exfoliating tonic will help keep your skin smooth, free of impurities while also providing anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory protection. Try the Polyhydroxy Tonic with 5% Gluconolactone and 2% Lactobionic Acid for the ultimate results. Polyhydroxy Tonic has been formulated using ingredients with large molecular size to ensure slow penetration of the active ingredients, making this product perfect for sensitive and dry skin that does not irritate or exacerbate dryness and sensitivity.
A hydrating body cream. Skin is not only on our face but is the protective layer on our entire bodies, and therefore you need to pay as much attention to the skin on your body as you do to the skin on your face. Sometimes, we tend to ignore our bodies because it is easier to cover up than our faces, but that does not mean we need to ignore it. Dark marks are problematic and should be treated seriously as well as skin hydration. Using a daily hydrating body butter that targets dark marks will help your skin in the long run. Remember hydrating ingredients in skin care products attract water to the outermost layer of the skin, while moisturising ingredients lubricate the skin to prevent water from escaping. Try the Niacinamide Body Butter with 2% Niacinamide. This nourishing body butter not only keeps your skin soft and supple but also targets ingrown hairs and dark marks thanks to the ever popular Niacinamide.
A Milk Toner. A toner’s job is meant to gently refresh your skin without stripping it of its natural moisture. This means that toners won’t irritate sensitive skin or cause excessive dryness. Toners also prepare the skin to absorb your post-cleansing moisturiser and any other skin treatments that you may apply. If you feel like your skin is increasingly sensitive, inflamed or irritated, you might have an impaired barrier. A milk toner will help reduce inflammation and improve barrier functioning leaving your skin smooth, soft and hydrated. Try the Baobab Milk Toner with 5% Baobab Seed Oil, 5% Jojoba Seed Oil, 5% Aloe Leaf Juice.
Regardless of your age, your skin type or your skin concerns, there will always be a fundamental product to help you through your skincare journey