Do not miss these 5 active skincare ingredients if you want to (re)start the year with the best for your face and body.
Fresh skincare brand RINGANA tells us the 5 active ingredients trending in 2023 and why they should be on your radar.
RINGANA, vegan and natural cosmetics brand, unveils the 5 skin-friendly active ingredients that will be big this 2023 and why. Where to find them? In their FRESH range.
5 Active Ingredients Must-Try This 2023
1. Niacinamide To Fight Against Skin Ageing but not only...
Niacinamide is one of 2023's versatile active ingredients. Derived from nicotinic acid, this active ingredient is a form of vitamin B3, essential to our metabolism. Thanks to its many properties, it fights skin relaxation – which allows it to fight against ageing, irritation and inflammation of the skin – while maintaining continuous hydration levels. In addition to these virtues, it evens out the complexion, reduces brown pigmentation spots and stimulates the production of collagen and elastin.
With the FRESH overnight body treatment (125 ml – £62.81), niacinamide and the other components of this body care product address the problem areas by stimulating collagen synthesis, cell renewal and lipid metabolism in the skin overnight. The figure is reshaped and smoothed, cellulite and stretch marks are reduced, and the skin remains soft and supple thanks to the nourishing oils. This massaging body treatment is the ideal complement to a sporty lifestyle and a balanced diet.
2. Squalane: One Of The Active Ingredients Most Similar To Skin Lipids
Squalane, this olive oil-based active ingredient used by RINGANA, is becoming more and more popular because it helps to reconstitute our hydrolipidic film and it is easily absorbed without leaving any oily residue. It helps to strengthen the skin's barrier and maintain its hydration.
Squalane is in RINGANA FRESH tinted Moisturiser (30 ml – £40.80), where it has a low oiliness and a pleasant texture. The FRESH tinted moisturiser creates a radiant, perfectly even complexion. It covers the skin with a delicate tint, obtained thanks to mineral pigments that adapt perfectly to the skin tone and erase small defects, redness and pigmentation spots. It is an everyday, lighter alternative to foundation. Its active plant ingredients ensure immediate hydration, refine the skin texture and protect against external aggressions.
3. Hyaluronic Acid: Your Skincare Essential
Hyaluronic acid will be essential in 2023 to deeply moisturise the layers of the epidermis. Its benefits to the skin include plumping the skin, keeping it deeply hydrated and regulating sebum production. A combination of low, medium and high molecular weight hyaluronic acid forms a reservoir of moisture and it increases the elasticity and tone of the skin. HA is one of the active ingredients you will find in FRESH anti wrinkle serum (30 ml – £63.16), a revitalising serum from RINGANA, which stimulates the skin and smoothes wrinkles by activating cell regeneration and renewal for skin that looks instantly fresher.
4. Aloe Vera, Nature's Source Of Vitality For Your Body
Aloe Vera has been a key skincare ingredient for many years and it remains an essential plant with moisturising and soothing properties. It helps the skin's cell renewal and improves its elasticity. This is one of the main active ingredients in FRESH soap, a hand-cut and hand-stamped soap.
FRESH soap (100 g – £8.87) is pure handmade! As soon as it is used, it creates a particularly cleansing foam and, thanks to its formulation, it results perfectly suitable for frequent use. Its exclusively organic formula contains precious oils, including almond oil and black cumin oil, as well as saponified coconut oil and olive oil.
5. Hemp Oil, Rich In Essential Fats For Moisturising Your Skin
Moisturising, regenerating and revitalising, hemp oil is an oil for dry, mature, irritated, tired and dehydrated skin. Rich in omega 3/6, vitamin E and essential fatty acids, it restores the skin's elasticity by renewing the hydrolipidic film.
Combined with the other active ingredients in RINGANA's FRESH moisturiser for men (50 ml – £40.54), it firms the skin and helps it regain its radiance by reducing redness. Balancing and highly antioxidant, it protects the skin from external aggressions. Blemishes and irritations are reduced and the skin immediately looks fresher and smoother.
Find your 5 active helpers in the freshly made FRESH skincare by RINGANA online.
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Whether you started the year with Veganuary and want to get fully into veganism or you just want to find an animal-friendly alternative for your shoes, V.GAN could be the way.
Whether it has been a long day at work or a cosy day at home, you should always look after your skin. Having a favourite moisturiser or hair mask which becomes a staple in your bathroom, is going to make you feel better. So just relax, and debrief on your day as we go through some necessities.
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Our favourite items from The Body Shop are going to help your skin appear, smoother, younger and clearer. Pair them with our top tips to get the best out of your skin.
1. The Almond & Honey Body Butter
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A soothing and thick moisturiser that really does butter up your body as it gives the illusion of silky skin. The scent has nutty, creamy notes and it lingers on your body for days. What more could you want than a product which is going to help nourish your skin, as well as make you smell great for days on end? The same scent also defines other products like shower creams, exfoliators and soaps.
2. The Japanese Cherry Blossom Kiss EdT
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A beautiful spray edition for springtime. The fragrance is very light, which is perfect for warmer weather. It is a fruity scent infused with notes of strawberries, amber and peony. Smother your body in the matching shower gel or body lotion, and spray with the eau de toilette for a longer-lasting smell.
Links to products: Japanese Cherry Blossom Strawberry Kiss Eau De Toilette 50ML | Japanese Cherry Blossom Shower Gel - The Body Shop®
3. Hand Creams
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Especially during a time when you are washing and sanitising your hands more than ever, you need to remember to take care of them. Hand sanitisers are known for drying out your skin and they can also cause blisters in some cases. Therefore, The Body Shop hand creams are going to be a lifesaver, making a perfect balance with soaps, gels and sanitisers. These hand creams come in various scents, so you have many options, whether to match with your existing scent or to try something new.
4. The Tangle Taming, Nourishing Hair Mask
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A thumbs up from us. The formula will really help to calm down your wild hair, whilst making your locks glossy and smooth. The mask also comes in a banana scent, really incredible.
Links to the product: Banana Hair Mask- The Body Shop®
All Body Shop products are vegan friendly and made out of all-natural ingredients. They have also started to become a sustainable company by bringing out new ecological packaging to help save the world.
We hope you are familiar with the concept of Veganuary, as it has been taking place since 2014. But if you do not know in detail what it actually is, in a nutshell, it is an annual event that promotes a vegan lifestyle and motivates non-vegans to try a vegan diet during the whole month of January.
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But why stop only with food consumption and not explore more of the vegan products out there? Here are some recommendations to try a vegan beauty regime.
The Story Of Veganuary
The British entrepreneur Matthew Glover and animal rights campaigner Jane Land started the challenge, but now there is also a non-profit organisation with the same name that officially runs the campaign. What most people like about the campaign is that it is not all about going vegan, it is more focused on educating others about the effect of food on the environment and raising awareness of animal suffering. The campaign started in 2014 and each year more and more people take part, with an estimated 1.3 million people committing to Veganuary in 20191.
Diving More Into A Vegan Lifestyle
One of the biggest challenges of the 21st century is climate change. It is believed by many that a plant-based diet can help fight global warming. If veganism offers so many benefits why not explore more of the beauty of leading a vegan lifestyle? Literary vegan beauty is taking over the industry, as more and more people decide to make more conscious decisions in terms of their everyday life and strive to minimise their carbon footprint.
It all started with a single cup of coffee from a small independent coffee shop. A sister passionate about skincare and a brother concerned with the waste produced from daily activities such as drinking a cup of coffee. The brother and sister duo launched the company in 2016 and they have been growing the brand ever since. A sustainable, ethical and high-performing skincare brand that is focused on incorporating circular economy to the skincare industry. UpCircle "products are unique in that not only are the sustainability credentials unparalleled, they genuinely deliver results for the skin", said Anna Brigthman, co-founder of the brand.
The cosmetic brand of Irene Forte is just another reason to fall in love with Italy. The Verdura Resort in Sicily is home to the organic farm from which the key ingredients for their products are sourced. Each product is created with ingredients such as organic olive oil, floral hibiscus, fragrant lavender and herbal rosemary from the organic farm at Verdura Resort. Together with the icy fresh mineral water from Sicily’s mountainous Madonie Regional Natural Park they make the product we see today. The low allergenic potential of their products comes from the unique blend of fragrance and feel, along with delivering great results. On top of that, they are also with low allergenic potential. Along with that every stage from manufacturing to distribution is considered for their impact on the planet, the user and the Sicilian community from which our products originate.
A British brand dedicated to eliminating toxins and chemicals from our daily lives. To achieve their goal they use only high quality natural and organic ingredients for their products. That also makes them good for both you and the planet. The brand also strives to implement sustainable practices in sourcing ingredients, packaging and collaborating with suppliers who share the same philosophy. Following their motto “We make good products, using good ingredients, that are good for you and good for our planet”, all of their products are vegan, cruelty-free, organic and handmade in the UK.
Wild Science Lab
The London-based botanical haircare and skincare brand, founded by husband and wife Ali and Zoe, is worth checking out. Wild Science Lab has created innovative, award-winning hair and skin treatments that harness the natural power of the wild. They are driven by the desire to create high-performance, botanical, eco-friendly products that guarantee exceptional results while maintaining an environmental focus. Striving to achieve the highest possible percentage of naturally derived ingredients because they believe that nature offers power and simplicity that can work in harmony with our bodies to achieve effective transformations of skin and hair.
The world’s first skin and hair care line devoted to the health and wellbeing of “Planet You''. Do you know what a microbiome is? This is all the brand is about! A microbiome is the protective layer of your skin which is made up of 1000s of good bacteria. The unbalance and stripping away of the microbiome can result in inflamed and sensitive skin, from which a number of issues arise. Through a patented combination of prebiotics, probiotics and postbiotics, Gallinée protects and nurtures your very own microbiome to ensure even the most sensitive and stressed skin can thrive even under the most severe conditions.
The number of benefits from using vegan cosmetics is immense: it benefits your skin, the environment and the animals. Why not make your new year's resolution to be more considerate of the planet? With the growing number of brands that offer vegan products, you have plenty of options to find your new favourite products.
Can you believe November is already around the corner? The very start of this month is not like any other day, it is World Vegan Day. To celebrate the day and make the first step towards veganism, we have collected some of our vegan favourites beauty alternative
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World Vegan Day falls every year on the 1st of November all around the globe and celebrates the benefits of veganism for both people and the environment. Even if you are not planning to switch to full veganism, making some changes in your everyday routine will make a big difference for the planet.
Your New Vegan Routine From Head To Toes
Here is a collection of tried & approved vegan products to embrace the meaning of World Vegan Day and inaugurate your conscious beauty journey.
Only Curls Curl Cleansing Shampoo Bar (£12)
We all agree on the fact that solid products cut wastage, hence are good for the planet. Only Curls shampoo bar is specifically for curly hair, and its balance of natural oils, emollients and gentle sulfate-free surfactant makes it moisturising and effectively cleansing at the same time. Available online.
SOS Cleanse (from £5)
SOS Serum is a guarantee particularly for sensitive skin, this is why you might have seen it many times on Fashions Finest.
SOS Cleanse is a gentle soothing face cleanser that clears the pores, dissolves makeup and gets rid of pollutants. It has a soft gel-like texture that is kind to the skin because free from alcohol and acidic ingredients.
Sugar Coated Full Body Hair Removal Kit (£14,99)
Hair removal can be sweeter with Sugar Coated, an ethical approach to total body and face waxing all year-round.
Sugar Coated Full Body Hair Removal Kit is 100% vegan and natural; it is simply made of water and sugar. Sugar! It explains the name. Waxing can be a sticky mess but Sugar Coated formula is water-soluble and biodegradable ensuring that it is easier to wash off from home surfaces. The kit comes completed with washable and reusable strips so that your waxing experience at home is fully sustainable.
Embryolisse Lait-Crème Concentré (£13)
A brilliant multi-tasker, a 5-in-1 product that ave plenty of use in your skincare regime. Embryolisse Lait-Crème Concentré turns into a moisturiser, a primer, a makeup remover and a face mask. Embryolisse's formula with fatty acids is made to restore skin balance. It nourishes dry areas and protects your skin from environmental stress for fresh, plumped and dewy skin every day. Available online.
SOS H2O Day Cream With SPF 30 (from 5£)
You can ensure you are protecting your delicate skin from harmful UVA and UVB rays while caring about the environment with SOS H2O Day Cream with SPF 30. A lightweight and non-greasy cream with a sophisticated formula enriched with grape stem cells, white truffle and low-density hyaluronic acid. It protects your skin from sun rays, fights premature ageing and intensively hydrates the skin. As we love multi-purpose products, we cannot skip this face cream. It can be used overnight when you run out of your night treatments.
IKON Eau de Parfum (£60, The Fragrance Shop)
Aftershaves and perfumes are personal signatures but for a piece of luxury is not worth leaving a permanent mark on the planet. IKON, available at The Fragrance Shop, is built upon the idea of a scented holistic experience with sustainable packaging and ingredients. Simplicity and purity transpire from the numbered nomenclature and minimal glass bottle.
Take IKON 906, an intriguing and intoxicating Eau de parfum with warming nutmeg and pepper on the top of a heart of sensual ylang-ylang, vanilla and surprising tobacco.
Get ready to start your vegan journey on 1st November or earlier. Shop Fashions Finest's favourite and find more alternatives in our vegan beauty section.
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Only Curls takes action this October and joins national charity Look Good Feel Better for Breast Cancer Awareness Month with a pink touch.