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At Skin Virtue, we believe that taking care of your skin with the right skincare routine is crucial, and that the first step should always be cleansing and toning. Our cleansers and toners are wonderful for keeping your skin clean and clear, and they also have added advantages for specialised skin issues.

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Face Cleansers

At Skin Virtue, looking after your skin with the correct skincare routine is important and the first step is generally cleansing and toning! Our range of cleansers and toners are both great at keeping your skin clean, clear and have added benefits for skin concerns as well!

Start your skincare routine right with a great cleanser that matches your skin concerns and skin type. Our range of cleansers include cream and gel cleansers to curate your skincare routine on what you need and what textures you prefer. Cleansing is an integral part of a skincare routine because it’s all about removing impurities, debris, toxins, makeup and anything else on your skin to prepare the skin for the toning and moisturising steps. That being said, your skincare routine doesn’t need to only have 3 steps but to maintain a healthy skin barrier, we recommend you cleanse your skin once to twice after removing makeup. This won’t strip your skin of its natural oils and helps to keep your skin clean and fresh!

Cleansers for Oily, Acne-Prone Skin

Our cleansers are great for the first step of your routine as they easily clean the surface of your skin and also use active ingredients to revive your skin, restore radiance and help repair damaged skin, without stripping your skin barrier of its natural necessities. Cleansers can also do more than just clean your skin but prepare and imbue your skin with great ingredients for long term effects. For example, our Super Clear cleanser focuses on regulating your oil production and has antimicrobial properties to soothe redness from any breakouts if you have more oily skin. So it doesn’t just help remove excess oils and manage how much natural oil your skin produces but helps to reduce any current breakouts your skin is suffering from to mitigate any skin cell damage and help your skin look healthy and radiant.

Gentle Face Cleansers, Packed with a Punch

Some of the amazing active ingredients we use in our gentle cleansers include Vitamin E, Sage Extract, Edelweiss Extract. Vitamin E is great for skin smoothing as it is an emollient ingredient. Being emollient means that it helps to soften the texture and feel of your skin as well. Sage Extract is a botanical extract that helps to soothe your skin while also acting as an antibacterial agent to prevent any pollutants that can affect your skin, and an anti-inflammatory to reduce swelling and the severity of any breakouts on your skin barrier. Edelweiss Extract is also a botanical extract that helps to prevent breakouts through its anti-bacterial and anti-microbial properties while also working hard to find and reduce any free radicals. In case you haven’t heard of them, free radicals are rogue molecules that react easily with your skin cells and potentially harm them, which in the long term can increase signs of ageing.

Skin Virtue products are proud to be cruelty-free and use bioactive ingredients derives from natural sources to make the most of the helpful vitamins, minerals and antioxidants from the earth in a safe, formulated way.

Facial Toners

While removing your makeup and removing impurities, grime and toxins from your skin with a cleanser is the first essential step to clean your skin, toning your skin is the next step that imbues the best vitamins, minerals and botanical ingredients for long term visible changes to occur! Toners were traditionally used to balance the pH of the skin, cleansers used to be very harsh and they would leave that "squeaky clean" feel, that squeak was your skin being stripped of all of its essential oils and its optimal pH being wiped out. Toners helped to bring the pH back into balance. Skin Virtue utilises this step to not only regulate your skin's pH but to introduce actives to your skin, like a liquid serum, to nourish and regulate your skin concerns all in one. There are a few different types of toners with slightly different goals depending on your skin type and what you want to achieve with your skin. Our toner range includes toners for oily skin such as BHA purifying toners and toners for dry skin that have anti-ageing benefits.

Q: Are the acids in toners safe for my skin? A: Yes, they are a way to chemically exfoliate rather than the traditional physical exfoliant scrubs that can be harsh on your skin barrier.

There are many ways to cleanse your skin of impurities, including a great cleanser, a weekly peel or treatment that goes a bit deeper, a traditional scrub (which can cause damage to your skin if the exfoliating granules within the formulation are harsh or if it is over used) or a refreshing toner that gently exfoliates with science-backed formulated acids. Acids might sound scary but these chemicals have been used for years in cleansers and toners and are made to naturally exfoliate your skin by breaking the bonds between your skin cells, decongesting your pores and increasing skin cell turnover to bring back that youthful glow. Chemical exfoliants are a gentle way to exfoliate your skin as they don’t involve any physical abrasives that rub against your skin.

Some chemical exfoliants you might have heard of are BHA’s and AHA’s. These stand for beta-hydroxy acids and alpha-hydroxy acids. Glycolic acid is a type of AHA and salicylic acid is a type of BHA. They are similar in that they help to renew the surface of your skin and encourage impurities and dead skin cells to naturally separate from your skin, but target slightly different areas. AHA’s are water soluble and are known for primarily working on the surface of your skin by purifying the top layer, which is great for targeting concerns such as signs of ageing, rough, textured skin, pigmentation, uneven skin tone and dullness. BHA’s on the other hand, go deeper into your pores and your skin to exfoliate as they are oil soluble. Your skin barrier is made up of oil-like molecules created by your body, and BHA’s being oil soluble means they can fit in the natural landscape of your skin better, to get in deeper into your pores and clean from within. BHA’s are known for their efficacy in treating acne, pesky blackheads and whiteheads. All of our toners are made to be mild and gentle so that even if you have sensitive skin, these toners are not designed to be too harsh on the skin. It is however always advisable to test a new product on a small patch of skin to see how you react and consult a doctor if you get any adverse reactions to any skincare products.

What are antioxidants and what do they do in a toner?

At Skin Virtue, we’ve included toners in this section that also utilise exfoliant ingredients called AHA’s and BHA’s, such as salicylic acid and glycolic acid, combined with nourishing ingredients such as Rosemary and Pomegranate Extract that soothe, smooth and are great antioxidants for your skin. We also have Superoxide Dismutase which also assists in combating photo-ageing leaving the skin looking healthy and radiant.

You might hear about antioxidants often but not quite understand what they are. The word ‘antioxidant’ can be broken down into two words: anti and oxidant, and oxidation is a process where free radicals (cells that aren’t wholly complete) react with your healthy skin cells and harm them, which causes oxidative stress. Oxidative stress can cause some of the skin concerns we hear about every day such as wrinkles, fine lines, pigmentation as your body fights these rogue radicals and the body’s fighting capabilities reduce as we age. This is why Skin Virtue products are packed with botanical ingredients that are natural antioxidants, that when applied to your face, can help fight harmful free radicals and prevent some skin concerns from occurring.

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