Any new skin care product is an investment, not just in money but also in time. You follow the directions and religiously apply, then find yourself each night standing in front of the mirror asking yourself “Is it actually doing anything?”
SOMETIMES IT’S OBVIOUS
With some products it’s obvious that they are giving you great results. Our Protective Shave Cream, for example, whilst it will feel very different if you are used to gel or foam, will immediately give you a superior shave. You’ll notice that your skin feels smoother, more nourished and healthier. And there’s a significant lack of redness and irritation right away.
Although with other products the effects are not so instantaneous, since we put the same care into developing them as we do our Shave Cream, it’s a good indication that they will work just as effectively, even though the effects are not so immediate.
But there are other ways to tell if a product is likely to work.
INDEPENDENT CLINICAL TESTS
One of the best indicators that a product will do what it says it will are clinical tests, those carried out in strictly independent specialised laboratories.
An independent research laboratory tested our Daily Hydrating Moisturiser and the results speak for themselves. They showed that it had a significant hydrating effect on the skin, not just when it was first applied, but also two and four hours after application - with an increase in the cutaneous hydration level of 63% after two hours and 71% after 4 hours. This indicates that the moisturizer keeps working to hydrate your skin even several hours after application.
In short, this independent laboratory considered our DHM to be “an excellent moisturizer”.
PROVEN ABILITY AND QUALITY OF INGREDIENTS
Secondly, one of the best guarantees toward seeing results is choosing products with ingredients with proven track records.
From the Hyaluronic Acid in our Hydrating Daily Moisturiser, to the Shea Butter in our Protective Shave Cream and the Tea Tree Oil in our Daily Face Wash we only include quality ingredients that have been meticulously researched and proven to do what they say they will.
GOOD THINGS COME TO THOSE WHO WAIT
A big mistake that you can make with skincare is giving up too quickly. Most products take at least a month of continuous use to start showing improvement.
Take our Daily Face Wash for example. When you begin using an exfoliating cleaning product which uses a gentle alpha-hydroxy acid, like lactic acid, to unblock pores, you may find that initially the improvement might seem nominal or even non-existent. That doesn’t mean that it isn’t working. It just means that the AHA acts in a gentle way to unblock your pores, rather than taking a more aggressive, and ultimately, damaging approach.
Progressively your skin will become clearer and smoother and brighter, the texture will greatly improve as the dead skin cells are removed, pores are unclogged and any ingrown hairs are eliminated.
Ultimately though, improving your skin is a marathon, not a sprint, and you need to use your new skincare every day to reap the rewards.
Our products are nice and easy to use, smell really great and feel good on your skin so that using them every day will be a pleasure.
MONITORING THE RESULTS
Well, you may want to stop short of taking regular before-and-after photos, but you probably know your face better than anybody, and even though constantly being exposed to the subtle changes in your skin can make it hard to tell, gradually you will start to notice a huge improvement in your skin, and you’ll know the investment was worthwhile.