South Korean Beauty: Eight Huxley Skincare Products You Need To Try
Huxley takes the natural value of your skin as its top priority. Founded by Byung Hoon Lee, the South Korean skincare brand aims to provide organic and natural alternatives to the synthetic solutions that are overflowing in today's beauty market. With their minimalist approach, Huxley provides effective, simple-to-use skincare regimes that you’ll love to incorporate to your daily routine.
Huxley is named after Brave New World author Aldous Huxley. His philosophy was “less is more”, but the quote that inspired Byung Hoon Lee so much was "Life is short and information is endless. The truth would be drowned in a sea of irrelevance in the future.” It matched his own mission of wanting to make it easier for his customers to choose simple, branded beauty products that really made a difference to their skin.
As well as simplifying skincare for their customers, the K beauty brand believe in pushing themselves out of their comfort zone to discover unknown ingredients to rewrite the future of skincare.
“We’re never afraid of extreme environments – the highest mountains, deepest seas, the most severe deserts – to find ingredients that maximise skin vitality.” – Huxley.
One of their most sought-after ingredients was inspired by the Moroccan Royal Family. Byung Hoon Lee told the story of how a friend of his that teaches international trade at the national University of Morocco once worked as a private instructor at the Moroccan palace where he witnessed women in royal families wash their faces with a yellow-tainted water. He later found out that the water was cactus seed oil. He recommended to Byung Hoon Lee to use the oil to make his skincare, and now, the oil is the very essence of Huxley's range.
What Makes Prickly Pear Seed Oil Special?
Prickly pear seed oil, also called cactus seed oil, is a key ingredient within Huxley skincare products, and with its many incredible benefits for your skin, it's easy to see why it's such a sought-after ingredient.
Containing a super high amount of vitamin E (150% more than Argan oil!), the oil provides your skin with powerful nutrients that help to fight oxidative stress and aid cell regeneration for a healthier skin barrier. It also contains lineolic acid - an essential fatty acid that works as an anti-inflammatory and works to reduce acne and helps your skin to retain more moisture - leaving you with a smoother, plumper-looking complexion.
Additionally, the oil contains vitamin K - a group of compound vitamins that helps to reduce scars and also promotes skin healing.
Eight Huxley Products You Need To Try
This lightweight cleansing oil works to remove makeup, impurities, dirt, and sunscreen gently yet effectively.
Containing prickly pear seed oil, sunflower seed oil, annatto oil, and soybean oil, the formula leaves your skin feeling beautifully soft and comfortably moisturised.
The cleanser is suitable for all skin types and can be used as the perfect first step of your double cleanse routine.
Defy gravity with this smoothing and nourishing anti-ageing cream. Helping to prevent the signs of skin ageing, the cream works to diminish fine lines and helps your skin to look visibly smoother whilst feeling nourished.
The formula contains prickly pear seed oil, hyaluronic acid, beta-glukan, hydrogenated lecithin, and a combination of plant extracts to moisturise your skin and give antioxidant protection.
This lightweight gel-cream textured eye cream helps to repair, strengthen, and moisturise your dry, delicate eye area, and give long-lasting moisturisation.
With a cactus-derived ceramide complex derived from Moroccan prickly pear seed oil, the cream is suitable for all skin types that are looking for hydrated, dewy-looking skin.
This scrub and mask hybrid exfoliates away dead skin cells and clears impurities from your skin.
Working to lock moisture into your skin with the addition of antioxidant prickly pear seed oil, the scrub mask contains natural exfoliants like sugar, ground walnut shells, and loofah. With a thermal warming effect, the formula cleans your skin and leaves it smooth and glowing.
Lightweight and non-greasy, this luxe body oil leaves your skin feeling velvety soft. With a luxurious scent, the oil works to create a protective layer over your skin with prickly pear seed oil, sunflower seed oil, almond oil, and rosehip oil.
This signature Huxley scent is inspired by a beautiful exotic garden with notes of green leaves, white musk, jasmine, and rose. The oil is suitable for all skin types, especially dry skin.
This conditioning essence effectively provides deep hydration and nourishment to your skin and helps to improve skin conditions that are associated with dehydrated skin.
With cactus derived ceramide and cactus ferment filtrate, the essence improves skin dehydration whilst soothing your skin and reinforcing your skin barrier.
The essence is suitable for all skin types and leaves your skin feeling beautifully smooth and glowing. It also works to boost the absorption of your following skincare products to enjoy maximum benefits.
This fast-absorbing, non-sticky serum harnesses the power of prickly pear seed oil and hyaluronic acid to hydrate your skin effectively.
Also featuring an antioxidant blend of acai berry extract, camu camu, japanese apricot extract, and peppermint, the formula helps to fight free radicals whilst leaving your skin feeling soothed and refreshed the skin.
The water is suitable for all skin types - particularly dry and dehydrated skin.
The perfect toner if your skin lacks moisture, this slightly acidic formula works to balance your skin's pH level.
Working to restore and strengthen your skin's natural barrier, the toner preps your skin for your following skincare products and helps the active ingredients to be absorbed better.
With prickly pear seed oil and rosa centifolia flower extract to hydrate your skin, the formula is suitable for all skin types - especially if your skin feels dry and dehydrated.
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