Indie beauty brand, Luneia, has launched it’s second product after the huge success of their first product.
If you haven’t heard of Luneia yet, it’s a brand you’re going to want to know. It was founded in 2019 by ex beauty buyer Gemma Murari.
Murari wanted to combine skin wellness and science backed efficacious skincare. That’s what’s proven in her skincare range.
Clarity Concentrate, is a combination of Niacinamide, Salicylic Acid and Antioxidants.
Read ‘What Is Niacinamide’ here.
If you’ve been following this site for any amount of time, you’ll know why these are efficacious ingredients. However, if you’re unsure of what they do let’s recap.
Nicinamide has been proven time and again to help lighten hyperpigmentation. It’s much beloved in the skincare community for that reason.
Salicylic acid is a chemical exfoliant. More specially it’s a beta hydroxy, oil soluble acid. This makes it preferable in treating acne and breakouts caused by stress.
This is because stress can increase cortisol activity in the sebaceous glands, meaning skin can become more oily. Hence, because salicylic acid is oil soluble, it’s more useful in these scenarios.
It’s also only in the product at 1%. Great for daily use and those with sensitive skin.
The part about skin wellness comes in when we consider why these ingredients are useful. You have a combination of skin brighting, cleansing and protection.
These properties provide key aspects to a healthy skin barrier, for pretty much everyone. Regardless of your definition of wellness, this will fit it.
Buy it here and get 15% off with code SCIENCE15 (this is not sponsored but you might as well get a good discount while you’re here).
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