We know that regular sweat sessions are a must for overall wellbeing. A great cardio session on the regular is often just what our bodies are craving. And yet, while our bodies are reaping the extensive benefits of an active lifestyle, our skin can end up paying the price. Sweaty workouts, heat and sun exposure can wreak havoc on our skin. UV exposure can lead to early signs of aging and excessive sweating is known to cause acne and uneven tone and texture. PB SKN is on a mission to change that.
PB SKN is a brand committed to developing high-performnace, post-workout skincare. It is a brand that specifically supports the skin of people who are leading an active lifestyle. Produced in Queensland, Australia, PB SKN targets and treats skin concerns related to exercise and outdoor activities. Their Glow Gleam Giver Serum is a perfect example of their extraordinary products. Glow Gleam Giver was created to prevent and reduce signs of sun-damage caused by outdoor lifestyles. We chatted with their founders about what makes this serum so special.
What does Glow Gleam-Giver Serum offer customers?
Glow Gleam-Giver Serum is our potent brightening serum that solves the issue of unwanted pigmentation, redness and dullness due to free-radical damage from UV-rays. It helps to even skin tone, fade pigmentation and prevent it from forming thanks to the selection of tyrosinase-inhibiting plant extracts. It helps to reveal fresh, plump skin. Fermented Lemon Peel Lactobacillus protects the skin against UV-damage and soothes inflammation by balancing the skin's microflora which in turn strengthens it's protective barrier.
Who should use this product?
Glow Gleam-Giver is perfect for skin that is exposed to UV-rays and shows signs of unwanted pigmentation, uneven skin tone, redness and inflammation. It is suitable for all skin types as long as there are no allergies to citrus essential oil.
How should Glow Gleam-Giver Serum be used?
For best results this product should be used morning and night by applying one pump to a damp face. Use this Glow Gleam-Giver after cleansing in order to allow the product to absorb effectively. Gently press the product into the skin and wait for it to absorb before applying any moisturizers. It can also be used with our derma roller which will help the serum to penetrate more deeply into the skin. This will stimulate collagen production and promote a healthy glow.
This product can also be used on other areas of the body that you may wish to lighten, such as the armpits. As an added bonus, the Lactobacillus can help to prevent body odour.
Which ingredients stand out in Glow Gleam-Giver Serum?
We love bearberry, Mulberry, Liquorice and Vitamin C. These ingredients work by inhibiting tyrosinase activity (melanin production) to prevent pigmentation from forming. Vitamin C, which is also naturally occurring in Bearberry, Mulberry and Liquorice, assists cell turnover, stimulates collagen production and may also protect the skin against UV damage. Lactobacillus probiotic is another powerful ingredient we've included. It helps to balance the skin's microflora. A healthy balance of microflora on the skin plays an important role in regulating inflammation and immune response, while an overload of pathogenic bacteria can result in a compromised skin barrier making it more susceptible to free-radical damage (such as UV-rays), inflammation and acne.
How do you select your ingredients?
Our ingredients set us apart from similar brands. We are committed to the careful selection of key, potent brightening and melanin-inhibiting active ingredients. These ingredients have been proven in studies to lighten pigmentation, combined with Fermented Lemon Peel Lactobacillus probiotics to reduce inflammation. All ingredients have been ethically sourced, and the product is handmade in small batches in my home state of Queensland, Australia.
What research and experience inspired you to create Glow Gleam-Giver?
Before my 'clean beauty awakening', my personal experience of dealing with unwanted pigmentation initially took me down the path of using hydroquinone. After learning about the dangers and carcinogenic properties associated with the ingredient, as well as experiencing redness, dryness and irritation, it became a goal of mine to develop a more healthy, natural yet effective alternative. I wanted a product that could be used daily without unwanted side-effects and health concerns. The effectiveness of Bearberry, Liquorice and Mulberry have been proven in many studies and work as an amazing alternative to their harsh counterparts. Here are a few studies that stand out:
How does PB SKN work towards creating Clean Beauty?
PB SKN uses only natural, plant-based ingredients that benefit your skin without harming your health. Health is at the heart of our brand, and this refers to not only the health of your skin, but also of your body and mind. We avoid ingredients such as parabens, PEGs, mineral oils, sulphates, synthetic colours and artificial fragrances. These unfortunate ingredients have been shown to be skin, eye and respiratory irritants, endocrine disruptors and carcinogens. While these ingredients can appear to help the skin on the surface, the issues they can cause within the body are just not worth the risk. Our customers enjoy exercise and healthy-living, and it is our priority to provide them with a skincare range that supports their lifestyle and gives them confidence that their health is in good hands. We live by the motto, "if it's good enough to eat, then it's good enough for your skin", which just goes to show the quality of ingredients that go into our clean beauty products.
PB SKN’s products have an amazing way of restoring balance to the skin and reversing damage caused by an outdoor and active lifestyle. Their carefully selected ingredients are proven to have extensive benefits. Glow Gleam-Giver Serum isn’t their only amazing product. Their PUMP Face-Firmer Serum is another product worth exploring..
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