WHAT IT DOES
Oils build up overnight and therefore a morning cleanse is necessary to clean the slate. As long you’re following a good night-time routine, the morning cleanse should be gentle with a milk or cream-based product –It’s easy to over-strip the skin with harsh, dry cleansers. AHAs (alpha hydroxy acids) are a class of chemical compounds derived from plants or milk products to help clear blemishes, hydrate the skin and lighten pigment spots by loosening one to several layers of dead cells clinging to the skin’s surface. Vitamin C is necessary for the production and maintenance of collagen, and is a potent antioxidant that can neutralise free radicals in skin. It provides a range of benefits, from evening out skin tone, shielding skin from the visible impacts of pollution, and significantly boosting hydration. SPF is crucial all year round. UVA and UVB rays are the most damaging and ageing for skin. “With repeated sun damage over time, the DNA of the damaged cells becomes distorted, leading to abnormal pigmentation like brownish patches on the skin,” explains Tracey Beeby, global skin educator for Ultraceutical.