Skincare can be overwhelming and confusing, even for the most savvy skincare junkies. Not to mention men, who have their specific skin concerns and needs.
When it comes to skincare for men, there are even fewer places where male consumers can access skincare knowledge or tips.
That’s why Shakeup Cosmetics, the fastest growing men’s beauty brand in the UK is bringing to market a four-step skincare regime – FACE 4WARD, which is aimed to demystify skincare jargons, and make skincare for men easy to understand and simple to follow.
Step 1: Multi-action Daily Face Wash
Deep cleansing face wash designed to remove dirt, oil and environmental pollutants to reveal fresh and smoother looking skin. Packed with Willow Bark extract & fruit AHA complex of Orange, Lemon and Bilberry to gently exfoliate skin, improve skin tone and the appearance of pores. Aquaxyl™, a natural pro-age moisturiser preps skin for shaving, and boosts hydration to prevent dryness.
Step 2: Clarifying Toner
A multi-tasking, freshening toner that exfoliates skin with Glycolic Acid & fruit AHA complex, and helps reduce oil & shine, leaving skin perfectly prepped for serum or moisturiser. Witch Hazel extract helps to minimise the appearance of pores to reveal smoother skin.
Step 3: Pro-youth Serum
A powerful and nourishing serum that helps to reduce the appearance of multiple signs of ageing. Tiger Grass assists in reducing the appearance of wrinkles and promotes a brighter complexion. Squalane helps to reduce excess oil, calm irritation and target uneven skin tone. Hyaluronic Acid and Niacinamide help to boost hydration and tighten pores to reveal healthy, radiant looking skin.
Step 4: Matte-effect Gel Moisturiser
A lightweight gel moisturiser with Matmarine™ biotech ingredient that targets oil and shine for a natural matte finish. Helps replenish tired skin by delivering a hydrating boost of Hyaluronic Acid to give skin a supple and youthful glow.
Words From The Founders
“It’s been a long time in the making and we are so excited that this range is ready to meet the world. We love the simplicity of this range, but they are packed with skin-loving actives and ingredients, suitable for all skin types, and targeting some of the most common skin issues our customers are facing. We hope you will love them as much as we do!”
Find out more about other Face 4ward products available for all men by Shakeup Cosmetics.
As we could expect, the pandemic dictated what to buy or not to buy, and expanded its impact way beyond our social life. The distress and uncertainty took their toll in a very personal sphere of our daily habits: buying skincare. It is the rise of a new trend, the 'skinimalism'.
No matter who you are, where you live, or what you have been through in life, you deserve to feel confident. Unfortunately, this emotion does not come naturally to everybody, which is why you might have to go above and beyond in order to attain it.
Cleansing your face is probable something you already do every day, maybe even twice a day but are you doing it well enough to really care for your skin and see positive results?
Time flies, and whether we like it or not, we have to accept the fact that we're not getting any younger.
Miranda Kerr once famously said that - a rose can never be a sunflower and a sunflower can never be a rose. All flowers are beautiful in their own way, and that's like women too.
The beauty of a woman is compared to a flower beautifully. It says that as each and every flower is distinctly pretty, so does each woman!
Everyone has their signature qualities which makes them unique. To celebrate the essence and spirit of a woman, Women's Day is celebrated and a flower for Women's Day would be the best gift. Because a flower is the only object in this whole world which does justice in explaining the beauty of a woman.
Not only as an object of beauty but, there are many more qualities in a flower. All the ravishing women can use these following flowers and enhance their beauty overnight.
The intensely strong fragrance of jasmine flowers reminds us of many memories. This flower can be used to prepare tea which releases depression or anxiety. You can soak these flowers in water and take a bath or use jasmine oil after your bath to feel rejuvenated.
If you keep jasmine flower plant in your lawn or garden, there would be no insomnia or sleeping disorder! If you have a dry skin or suffering from wrinkles, you can crush a few jasmine petals (after washing gently) and mix with a few drops of coconut oil and apply this pack on your face. You would glow in a few weeks if you apply it regularly.
This is perhaps the most widely noticed flower all over India. The yellow to orange colored flowers are attractive and bright. They have been cultivated over the years for many usages. Some beneficial medicinal oils are made from this flower.
Although this is not a soothingly fragrant flower but other qualities of this flower make it a great gift. You can brew three spoons of marigold petals in a vessel for 15 minutes and wash your face with this water daily if you want it to be acne and spot-free.
Quintessentially, a rose is the queen of the garden. You can gift a rose flower plant or a bouquet of roses to the charming ladies in your life. In case you want glowing lips like a red rose, you can use crushed rose petals with a few drops of honey which is a superb natural lip balm. The natural color of your lip would become pinkish red and that would make your appearance more attractive.
To tone your skin or to mitigate the harsh rays of the sun, you can take a half spoon of rosewater and half spoon of glycerin and keep this pack overnight. Wouldn't it be a great idea if you get a bouquet of roses and wish a Happy Women's Day along this vital information to the lady luck?
For a glowing skin and smooth hair, there is no competition to hibiscus. It represents delicate beauty, unity, and peace. In many Asian countries, this flower is mainly used to worship deities. You also must remember our biology classes and dissection of a hibiscus flower.
Well, this is an extremely amazing option when you want to replenish your skin and hair. Hibiscus oil and shampoo are easily available in the market that is targeted for women population. The ageing women population also love this flower for its anti-ageing properties.
This flower represents refinement, grace, and elegance. Lavender holds a sacred place in nature and the amazing look of this flower is something to be cherished for sure. This flower has good quantities of Vitamins and thus it is a lovely option to enhance the beauty of skin and hair. The anti-bacterial properties of lavender help in fighting acne problems. Lavender oil has been discovered as a wonderful aroma oil.
When you are very tensed and everything around you seems to be confusing, just have a bath with a few drops of lavender oil in water. Things would take its own time to normalize but this would help you remain calm in this kind of tricky situations. Get a bouquet of lavender as a special women's day flower for your lady luck.
Apart from these flowers, there are other flowers also like Chamomile, Carnation, or Tuberose that works wonder for a woman's skin. Thus, if you truly want a careful gift for the lovely ladies, you can get Women's Day flowers and share these trivia with them.
Written by Sophie Addison
Bad weather in winter can cause havoc in our day-to-day lives, but keeping warm can come at a cost on a more personal level. Using central heating can be the most damaging part of the season for our skin.
I am using SkinYoga’s Coffee body scrub to try and keep the stretch marks and cellulite at bay over the Christmas season. The caffeine in the product is meant to enhance fat metabolism and remove liquid and fat for your skin. The natural oil in it helps to nourish and give your skin an even glow. The scrub is also said to treat inflammation and protect your skin from the sun in the summer.
Take small handfuls of the Coffee scrub and apply onto wet skin in the shower. Scrub your entire body for 5-7 minutes. Follow with your usual shower routine.
Ingredients: Ground Coffee Beans, Pure Coconut Oil, Pure Sesame Oil.
SkinYoga is an Indian brand founded by three sisters Radhika Choudhary, Deepika Choudhary and Jagriti Choudhary. The Coffee scrub comes in a golden coloured packet and smells shockingly of coffee, it is a beautiful smell though. So beautiful in fact that I am scared that I may get it confused with my usual Coffee that I drink every morning.
After using the scrub for a few weeks I noticed that the dead skin cells on my body had gone and I now feel soft and smooth all over. I will continue using the body scrub, as I want to keep my skin and body in shape as I intend on making an absolute pig of myself over the Christmas holiday.
Get your body Christmas ready with SkinYoga Coffee Body Scrub. It retails at £32.00 online at Amazon.
Written by Hayley Sweeney