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2 Products Your Skin Will Totally Thank You For

Hydration and sun protection.

Two skincare factors you should never compromise on in the quest for supple, youthful-looking skin.

The newest editions to the esmi Skin Minerals range have you covered for both hydration and SPF protection. Meet the two products your skin will thank you for adding to your routine.

esmi Hydrating Skin Snack Face Mist

Skin is our first layer of protection against the elements we’re exposed to on a daily basis, including pollution, UV light, extreme weather conditions and toxic particles in the atmosphere.

These environmental stressors expose skin to free radical damage which can lead to dehydration, dullness, hyperpigmentation and accelerate signs of ageing.

It’s not just the outdoor elements we need to protect skin from, air-conditioning is also a common culprit for a dehydrated, lackluster complexion.

Whether you’re on a flight or in the office, air-conditioning can compromise your delicate skin barrier resulting in excessive transepidermal water loss - the process of water evaporating from the skin.

Some studies have revealed the blue light (a high-energy, short-wavelength light) emitted from your laptop and phone screen can also have a negative impact when the skin is exposed on a prolonged basis.

The right products will support the effectiveness of the skin’s natural protective barrier, the stratum corneum, which is designed to seal moisture in and keep irritants out.

Hydration plays a key role in how well the stratum corneum functions against the elements, so boosting your skin’s ability to retain moisture is crucial.

esmi Hydrating Skin Snack Face Mist works by forming a protective and hydrating barrier over the skin to protect against environmental stressors. Formulated with nature’s ultimate moisture magnet, hyaluronic acid, it attracts moisture to hydrate thirsty skin cells from the inside out.

A blend of plant oils selected for their nutrient-rich properties include almond oil, coconut oil, acai oil, kiwi seed oil and more. Collectively they support skin health with fatty acids and vitamins (including vitamin A, E, and C) to repair and smooth the skin barrier helping seal moisture into the skin.

Whether you’re in the office or at the beach, a few spritzes of esmi Hydrating Skin Snack Face Mist will deliver instant hydration, boost skin protection and leave you with a fresh, dewy complexion.

esmi Skin Shield Natural Face Sunscreen (SPF 30)

Sun protection should be a skincare priority all year round to avoid accelerating the appearance of wrinkles, age spots, sagging skin and worse, skin cancer.

How UV affects the skin is dependent on the proportion of UVB and UVA rays it’s exposed to - they both damage the skin but in different ways.

UVA can penetrate deep into the layers of the skin where it destroys collagen, your skin’s structural protein that gives it elasticity. When collagen becomes damaged, the skin loses its firmness which leads to the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The appearance of sun and age spots are also caused by UVA.

UVB, on the other hand, can’t penetrate as deeply into the layers of skin but causes the immediate effects you see after spending too long in the sun without adequate protection; sunburnt, dry skin that is tight and painful to touch. UVB is also responsible for the more serious results of sun damage - skin cancer, particularly melanoma.

It’s important to choose a broad-spectrum sunscreen that offers protection from both UVA and UVB rays.

The sun’s damage is cumulative, every time our unprotected skin is exposed to the sun it adds up. This is why daily SPF protection should be the number one priority for your skin, 365 days a year no matter the weather, even if you’re not spending much time outside.

esmi’s Skin Shield Natural Face Sunscreen (SPF 30) is your skin’s antioxidant-infused, daily defence against the damaging effects of UVA and UVB rays.

The non-greasy, silky smooth formulation also includes the anti-ageing benefits of carrot root oil and rosehip extract. High in vitamin E, vitamin A and carotenes, carrot root oil tones and tightens skin while rosehip extract to improve the look of fine lines, prevents and helps reverse sun damage.

Green tea helps neutralise skin-damaging free radicals, vitamin C and caffeic acid in cucumber deliver an antioxidant boost while calming inflamed and irritated skin.

Non-comedogenic, fragrance-free and non-irritant, esmi’s Skin Shield Natural Face Sunscreen (SPF 30) suits all skin types and can be worn under makeup.

Have skincare questions or concerns? The esmi Skin Minerals team would love to help you find the right products and routine for your healthiest skin ever. Get in touch with an esmi Skin Mineral consultant to book your complimentary skin consultation.