Having a good skincare routine is vitally important in the good health of our skin so that it functions in the way that it should. The MBotanicals routine is pretty straightforward as we don’t include too many steps to maintaining a glowing complexion. Our products are pretty multifunctional and uncomplicated and can be practised easily even if you have a really hectic lifestyle. So what is it?
Keeping our skin clean is of the utmost importance. Daily our bodies are subjected to environmental factors like dirt, dust and pollution which clings to our skin and blocks pores. Not only that, our skin is actively protecting us from pathogens that can cause skin problems. Our skin is going through its own form of renewal every day, the epidermis is shedding cells to make way for new fresh skin, we sweat to maintain our temperature and our skin is creating its own lipids or oils – both these natural functions are a great attraction to dirt. In short, our skin is working hard so it needs to be cleaned to keep it looking good and functioning properly. Our Gentle Enzyme Cleansing Clay is the perfect solution for cleansing. The red clay draws out impurities, gentle alpha-hydroxy acids encourage cell turnover by breaking down the keratin that holds dead skin cells together and the gentle tenside (soap) grabs onto dirt and grime and drags it away when the skin is rinsed. To use simply mix with a small amount of water until it foams and bubbles, massage onto skin and rinse. For an extra boost leave on for a few minutes before rinsing away. Our Gentle Enzyme Cleansing Clay can also be used as a mask. Simply mix into a paste with water and apply to our face with a brush or your fingers and leave for 10 minutes or until it dries for a radiant complexion.
Using a concentrated serum rich in botanical active ingredients can have an amazing effect on transepidermal water loss and skin hydration, can help fight the effects of pollution and help tone, smooth and detox the skin. Our Rejuvenating Facial Elixir is the perfect skin booster especially when your skin needs that little extra help. You can use this rich, intensive oil-based serum as a massage oil at night or sparingly during the day, under your moisturiser.
Moisturisation is the key to preventing premature ageing. Moisturisers contain humectants that draw in moisture, lipids to lock in moisture and extracts to fight free radical damage. Our Daily Rejuvenator ameliorates dryness due to the Kahai, Jojoba and Pumpkin seed oil, controls oiliness and evens out skin tone and reduces the visibility of pore size due to the vitamin B3. Peptides and CoQ10 respectively encourage collagen production and protect against free radical damage. This multi-tasking moisturiser is all you need to help repair and protect skin. It’s also light enough to wear under your daily SPF.