Take away the beautiful and informative packaging of a product, take away the posh spa, hotel and sexy photography and what are you left with? Ultimately it is what’s INSIDE that counts, the ingredients of a skincare product and their benefits is what we are buying and why we are buying.
Do you check cosmetic ingredients and know what skincare ingredients to avoid? Do you know what beauty ingredients are the best and why? Do you have a favourite fragrance such as rose or lavender?
Skin is the body’s largest organ with a complex canvas of different skin types from the delicate eye area to the bottom of our feet, the needs differ drastically from head to toe, requiring a number of ingredients to boost health and appearance of the skin every day. Just as our body needs nourishment and nutrients for optimal health and function, so does our skin.
Your daily skin diet needs a bunch of ingredients everyday that fall into the following three categories:
ANTIOXIDANTS. Get going with these skincare superheroes straight away, no matter your age, your skin will thank you for it. Antioxidant rich ingredients mainly come from fruit, vegetables and plants such as Vitamin C, Green Tea and Liquorice. Aim for a good mix of different antioxidant rich ingredients to target different environmental stresses.
SKIN REPLENISHING. Strengthen and restore the skin with hydrating ingredient blends for softer, smoother texture. Whether in a day or night cream, you want a product with ingredients that lock in and maintain moisture levels for year-round plumpness and glow. The big hitters here are Hyaluronic Acid and Sodium Hyaluronate - which can be blended effectively in one product, glycolic acid, amino acid, ceramides and proteins.
SKIN RESTORING. Transformative ingredients such as retinol and niacinamide whip your skin into action by promoting cell turnover for younger looking complexions, results are brightening, increased firmness and more even skin tone. Helping with tired, dull skin and rough texture, we need these ingredients to target lines, wrinkles and sun damage and to boost radiance.
We step inside our ingredients archive to discover some of our most effective ingredients and their benefits.
ROCKET – Free radicals cause damage to our skin cells and skin tissue which together contribute to ageing the skin extrinsically and prematurely. This leafy salad green packs a powerful punch in a cosmetic product. The extract is rich in isothiocyanates which are anti-oxidant free radical scavengers that help to counter and neutralise the effects of skin damaging free radicals from the sun, air and city pollution and the environments we frequent.
Rocket Extract also harnesses other powerful skincare benefits that include helping to soothe stressed skin, reduce redness and inflammation. LIFE DEFENCE, our SPF 30 broad spectrum daily moisturiser, is a potent antioxidant complex of rocket, ginseng root, vitamin E and hyaluronic acid. These clever ingredients create a barrier against the sun and skin-damaging free radicals, city pollution, air con, high energy visible blue light from digital devices and daily skin stress. Safeguarding your skin and leaving it comfortable, radiant and healthy, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
WHEAT - Wheat nourishes skin and leaves it looking healthy and glowing. It contains selenium, an anti-ageing mineral that helps skin to retain its elasticity giving you a smooth, firm, radiant and youthful looking complexion. Wheat contains antioxidants that protect skin from environmental damage and UV rays which cause wrinkles and fine lines. EXALT is a luxurious cream-gel treatment that helps to lift and tighten the skin around the neck and décolletage. Harnessing the powers of wheat, it also contains oils of olive, wheat germ and Vitamin A to stimulate the synthesis of collagen and elastin.
GREEN TEA - Green tea improves the tone, texture and appearance of skin; it detoxifies skin, draws out impurities and reduces redness, swelling and puffiness. It possesses antibacterial properties which help to treat acne-causing bacteria. Rich in free radical fighting antioxidants, it works to prevent premature ageing including age spots, fine lines and wrinkles, leaving skin rejuvenated and glowing. GO FIGURE, our high-tech serum-gel stimulates circulation and works on cellulite, to visibly tone the skin, pink grapefruit, menthol, green tea, guarana, ginseng and ginger are combined in a cool lush gel-texture to revitalise, tone, tighten and smooth the look and feel of the skin.
HAPPYBELLE-PE - is a breakthrough phyto-endorphin complex that mimics the natural endorphins which create a natural radiant glow. It helps to restore the skin’s surface by moisturising, hydrating and rejuvenating and, with antioxidant capabilities, this fab ingredient will fight the signs of ageing and stimulate cell activity providing skin firmness and reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. EYE TRUFFLE is an intensive eye cream, formulated with cutting edge stem cells and targeted ingredients to treat the common eye problems that we all battle with - eye puffiness, dark circles and fine lines - whilst nourishing and soothing the delicate eye area. The special anti-ageing formula includes black truffles, champagne extract, strawberries and gold and silk actives. It also contains the collagen-boosting peptide Syn®-Col and the breakthrough phyto-endorphin Happybelle-Pe.
RETINOL - a form of vitamin A and a powerhouse ingredient with the ability to speed up skin cell renewal and enhance collagen production. It’s a skin-restoring, wrinkle-smoothing, firming ingredient and an antioxidant, allowing it to improve a variety of skin concerns, most related to visible signs of aging. TRUFFLELIXIR is a targeted, high-performance serum that provides immediate, short, and long-term results, bringing radiance to dull looking skin.
TEMPLESPA is a perfect blend of British provenance and sophistication with Mediterranean passion and soul. Ingredients are the lifeblood of our brand and products, they MUST be results driven, they MUST be beautifully fragranced and evocative, affording the user not only exceptional skincare but a total body experience for the senses and soul. The results are an extraordinary range of high-performance products that work.