issue three : fear thy neighbour
I've said it before, and I will say it again. And again. And again. Skin prep is paramount to good makeup finish. In order to properly prep skin for makeup however, we need to remember to address the skin condition in its current state of affairs. Our skin type is not set for life. Factors such as stress, diet, hormonal and environment mean our skin concerns change and therefore, so should our approach to looking after it.
When it comes to doing makeup on set, we are often very short of time, so applying cleanser, toner, serum, moisturiser and makeup often means I have to compromise somewhere - and truth be told, I often leave out the toning process to save time. Besides, old school conventional toners are usually rife with alcohol and therefore do more damage to the skin than good. Healthy skin means less need to apply a heavy face of makeup, which in turn helps keep skin happy. Its really that simple.
All that being said, I recently had the pleasure of trying this new wave Organic Flowers Deep Rich Toner by Whamisa - an innovative, untainted Korean skincare brand who have developed waterless products, that are instead made from naturally fermented botanical extracts for maximum skinpact (that's short for skin-impact, in case you were wondering).
A quick application of this toner before applying moisturiser helps me speed up the process. It cleans impurities, acts as a light serum and helps the moisturiser skin into the skin.
If you have the luxury of time, however, it is advised to cleanse the skin properly before using the toner - and repeating up to seven times, should your skin require it!
For very dry/dehydrated skin, you can layer your hydration. Being with Toner Deep Rich as a first step after cleansing to rebalance and prep skin for better moisture absorption. Follow with Whamisa Toner Refresh or Toner Original depending on skin type.
*Aloe Maculata Leaf Extract, Galactomyces Ferment Filtrate, *Glycerin, *Chrysanthemum Morifolium Flower Extract, *Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract, *Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, *Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, ***Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, ***Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Hibiscus Sabdariffa Flower Extract, ***Paeonia Suffruticosa Root Extract, Lithospermum Erythrorhizon Root Extract, *Helichrysum Arenarium Flower Extract, Xanthan Gum, *Brassica Oleracea Italica (Broccoli) Extract,*Lactobacillus/Chrysanthemum Sinense Flower Ferment Filtrate, *Lactobacillus/ Nelumbo Nucifera Flower Ferment Filtrate, *Lactobacillus/ Taraxacum Officinale (Dandelion) Rhizome/Root Ferment Filtrate, Aniba Rosaeodora (Rosewood) Wood Oil, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Cymbopogon Schoenanthus Oil, **Fragrance, d-Limonene, Linalol
*Certified Organically Grown **Natural Origin ***Natural Preservative / Bergamot Oil Bergaptene Free