Hormonal Skincare

Hormonal Skincare

Five skin conditions to expect just before your period.

Red Patches

There’s another hormone wreaking havoc with our skin here: prostaglandin. Broadly speaking, it causes our blood vessels to narrow. So if you’re somebody that tends to go slightly red or suffer from rosacea, you may well notice that it gets worse. In this case, we recommend our Protection Serum. You can help your skin further by avoiding extreme temperatures (step away from that sauna and steam room), easing off the high-intensity cardio training and doing some gentler exercise instead, and booking a transformative facial treatment.

 

Sensitive Skin

At this point in the cycle, the skin becomes more sensitive, so be extra gentle with it. That means you need to hold off on the mechanical exfoliation and facial treatments that are too intense or contain too many highly potent active ingredients. Why not get in touch for a bespoke treatment?

 

Pimples

Hormones trigger the production of sebum, which leaves the skin and hair greasier than ever. Skincare products should tick three boxes: Dead skin cells should be removed, the production of sebum should be reduced, and the top layer of the skin should remain permeable so that sebum can be flushed away more easily. Our Enzyme Exfoliator and deep-cleansing Purifying Clay Mask are your best options here. The glycolic acids in the enzyme peels can have a gentle peeling effect on your skin, so make sure that you cleanse it using our antibacterial Purifying Cleansing Gel in the morning and evening. Our Purifying Toner will help to deeply cleanse the pores. Finish off by applying a moisturising day/night cream from our Normal & Combination Skin range to make sure that your skin has all the nutrients it needs.

Sunburn

As your estrogen levels rise, your skin may become more sensitive to the sun’s rays. We would therefore recommend that you swap your daily sun protection for a sunscreen with an SPF of 30. Don’t leave the house without it during these few days – no matter what time of year it is.

 

Irritation

If you already suffer from a condition that leaves your skin inflamed, such as psoriasis or eczema, PMS can heighten your symptoms. During this phase of the cycle, the body struggles to heal itself and relief may be a bit slower than normal. In this case, we would recommend applying our Evening Primrose Cream. Stress and anxiety will only make everything worse, so why not try an hour of yoga to help you relax?

 

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Previously named: Active Agent Concentrate Rosacea
Protection Serum

An intensive treatment serum developed to calm and cool signs of redness, rosacea and irritation and to moisturise sensitive skin.

This product was previously known as Active Agent Concentrate rosacea.

Reduces skin redness and irritation

Anti-inflammatory

Regulates the metabolism of the skin

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Protection Serum

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Previously named: Enzyme Peel
Enzyme Exfoliator

A gentle enzyme skin exfoliator formulated with natural fruit extracts to brighten skin, revealing a radiant complexion. Gentle enough for even the most sensitive skin types.

This product was previously known as Enzyme Peel.

Gently removes dead skin particles

Refines pores

Activates your skin's metabolism

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Enzyme Exfoliator

Enzyme Exfoliator

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Enzyme Exfoliator
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Purifying Clay Mask
A deeply cleansing clay mask developed to reduce imperfections, soothe and hydrate the skin for a visibly clearer, calmer and brighter complexion. Perfect for skin prone to acne. With its hydrating properties, the mask is also suitable for dry skin.

Removes impurities

Minimises pores

Promotes the detoxification processes

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Purifying Clay Mask

Purifying Clay Mask

$65

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Purifying Clay Mask
$65
Previously named: Cleansing Gel
Purifying Cleansing Gel

This product was previously known as Cleansing Gel.

A purifying cleansing gel to refresh and balance the skin and gently wash away dirt and make-up without drying. The perfect first step in your daily skincare routine. The 250ml size bottle is refillable.

Gentle skin cleanser

Removes eye make up

Antibacterial

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Purifying Cleansing Gel

Purifying Cleansing Gel

$50

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Purifying Cleansing Gel
$50
Previously named: Tonic Clarifying
Purifying Toner

A refreshing toner to clarify and balance the skin, leaving it evenly toned and soft. It is particularly suitable for combination and oily skin.

This product was previously known as Tonic clarifying.

Balances your skin's pH level

Refines pores

Antibacterial

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Purifying Toner

Purifying Toner

$45

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Purifying Toner
$45
Previously named: Evening Primrose Ointment Soothing
Evening Primrose Cream

Rich, moisturising care for all types of dry skin including flaky, itchy and eczema prone. Leaving a protective film on cracked skin, it is perfect to soothe extremely dry skin.

This product was previously known as Evening Primrose Ointment soothing.

Deeply soothing

Anti-inflammatory

Increases your skin's ability to retain moisture

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Evening Primrose Cream

Evening Primrose Cream

$60

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Evening Primrose Cream
$60

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