For best results, always cleanse skin before applying the moisturiser. You may like using the Gel Cleanser in the morning, and the Makeup Removing Wipes at the end of the day. The Makeup Removing Wipes are also great when you’re on the go, as they are easily packed into a bag.
PREP: Gel Cleanser (morning and/or evening), Makeup Removing Wipes (evening only) and Pore Refreshing Toner (morning and evening)
Skin always needs to be moisturised, even oily skin. Applying a moisturiser will actually help reduce sebum production and give skin a better texture. A moisturiser increases water content in the skin and prevents further moisture loss when infused with humectants. These will attract moisture from the air, keeping skin moist and supple throughout the day. By slowing the evaporation of moisture on the face, sebum production slows down. Oily skin is not hydrated skin, but skin that lacks hydration.
These products do not contain sunscreen. One of the most important aspects in any skincare regimen is the use of a broad spectrum sunscreen product. We recommend using the ARTISTRY EXACT FIT BB Cream SPF35 to prevent skin exposure to the damaging UV rays.
All products are synthetic colourant-free and free of phthalates. Some of the products do contain parabens as preservatives. These parabens are safe to use and are approved in all markets by the regulatory governing bodies. The cleanser is sulfate-free. The Anti-Blemish Gel Treatment is fragrance-free.
For the most part, yes. All formulas are non-comedogenic, which means they do not clog pores. While the fragrance does contain oil, we can still claim that the Gel Cleanser and Light Lotion formulas are oil-free. The Wipes, too, are oil-free.
Currently, essentials by ARTISTRY does not contain a sunscreen product. The range of ARTISTRY products offers some SPF products formulated for the face. Examples include ARTISTRY EXACT FIT Beauty Balm SPF 35, or ARTISTRY EXACT FIT Longwearing Foundation SPF 15, or ARTISTRY IDEAL RADIANCE Illuminating CC Cream SPF 50 PA+++ or ARTISTRY IDEAL RADIANCE UV Protect SPF 50+ PA++++.
All our products were dermatologist tested. The essentials by ARTISTRY Gel Cleanser and Light Lotion do not carry any eye area claims, therefore, no ophthalmologist testing was required. You should not use the Light Lotion around the eye area. The Makeup Removing Wipes can be used around the eyes, so they were ophthalmologist tested. If you are seeking an eye area moisturiser, try the ARTISTRY HYDRA-V Refreshing Eye Gel-Cream, to minimise the appearance of puffiness and dark circles.
The Gel Cleanser and Light Lotion were tested on sensitive skin individuals, thus they are suitable for sensitive skin. The Makeup Removing Wipes, however, is not recommended for those with sensitive skin.
The products have been thoroughly tested on individuals of all skin types, ranging from normal to sensitive. There was no evidence of allergic response or extreme skin irritation. However, we recognise that no testing programme can guarantee that all individuals who use these products will not react. No skincare product is guaranteed to be 100% irritation-free for everyone. Each person's tolerance for topical products and sensations is different.
The human body is very unique and dynamic. Products can have very different effects dependent on diet or environment conditions. Therefore, if a product causes an unusual reaction, discontinue use for a significant period of time (one week to a month). If the product continues to cause a negative experience at a different time, then there is likely something that the individual may be allergic or sensitive to.
Yes, additional exfoliation through gentle mechanical particulates such as the ARTISTRY Polishing Exfoliant can be beneficial to skin. However, the Polishing Exfoliant is not recommended for daily usage, as too much exfoliation can be overly drying to skin. Also, if your skin is already damaged from acne, we recommend supplemental (weekly) usage only. Excessive abrasive exfoliation can create micro tears in the skin and enhance irritation.