What's In Our FTF Team's Skincare Bag?
As a self-certified group of skincare and beauty devotees, we thought we’d look into some of our Face the Future team’s skincare bags to see what products we just can’t live without.
As you can imagine, we get to try the best of the very best skincare brands, and makeup and beauty products each week, so the selections that make it to our personal skincare bags are pretty special!
Discover our current faves and what makes them so great in today’s blog post.
What’s In Our Owner, Julia’s Bag?
Infused with skin-loving ingredients like vitamin E, bakuchiol, prebiotics, and peptides, this sheer tinted serum helps to diminish the signs of ageing whilst giving your skin a gorgeous, bronzed glow.
“I use this in the summer mixed with my moisturiser so I don't have to wear foundation.” Julia says.
This skincare-makeup hybrid adapts to your skin tone, making it a beautifully flattering formula. Perfect mixed with your moisturiser like Julia wears hers, or under your regular foundation for a glowy skin base.
Revitalise dull, tired, ageing skin with this MSM (hailed as the beauty mineral) infused mask.
Perfect to use on at-home pamper evenings to bring a touch of the spa to your bathroom, Julia loves to use hers while she relaxes in the bath for total skin (and mind!) relaxation.
Described by its creator as a ‘facelift in a bottle’, this innovative anti ageing facemask is created with a combination of three acids: Asiatic, lactic, and mandelic. The acids work together to stimulate the release of growth factors and key cells within the skin which helps to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, lighten pigmentation, and give smoother, more radiant-looking skin.
“I use this before I put my retinol on, it never fails to make my skin glow.” Julia says.
What’s in our Graphic Designer, Matthew’s Skincare Bag?
Matthew loves using this gentle but effective cleanser that’s perfect for oily and acne-prone skin. With ingredients like glycacil, citric acid, and zinc PCA, the formula helps to purify your skin whilst removing dirt and sebum from your skin’s surface – all without disrupting your skin’s balance or over-drying.
“I really like how clean and fresh this cleanser makes my skin feel. It never leaves my skin feeling tight or dry, so it makes the perfect daily cleanser for oily skin.” Matthew said.
Matthew also loves this alpha and beta hydroxy acid infused formula by Environ. Previously called Environ B-Active Sebuwash, this is a cult favourite product amongst our FTF customers and HQ team!
"Just don’t forget to wear your daily sunscreen!” Matthew says, “the AHA’s and BHA’s in this formula can make your skin more sensitive to the sun, so make sure to keep your skin protected.”
What’s In Our Copywriter, Rachael’s Skincare Bag?
Hailed as the perfect mask to use the morning after a special evening out, Decree’s SOS Revitalising Mask is another firm favourite of our FTF HQ team!
“I love how calming and hydrating this eye mask is – it’s become an essential in my skincare regime.” Rachael said. “I love to use it before a special evening out, or the next day as part of my skin rejuvenation routine. The mask is really easy to apply and sits perfectly in place during wear without peeling away from my skin or creasing. With a dose of hydrating actives, like hyaluronic acid and rose water, the formula really helps to revitalise and brighten my eye area.”
What’s In Our Content Manager, Jess’s Skincare Bag?
Jess is a huge fan of Heliocare’s 360 Gel Oil-Free SPF50 and classes it as one of her ‘can’t live without’ products.
Jess says: “My skin is blemish-prone and oily, so I have always struggled to find a daily face SPF that doesn't break me out and doesn't leave me super shiny throughout the day. The 360 Gel Oil-Free SPF50 by Heliocare is now my go-to facial sunscreen as it keeps my complexion mattified throughout the day and actually helps to keep any flare-ups at bay due to its sebum-controlling formula. It's super lightweight, absorbs fast, and doesn't leave a white cast. It's also a great base for your makeup! I couldn't live without this SPF now - I highly recommend it if you have oily skin, too.”
What’s In Our Head Of Ecommerce, Mark’s Skincare Bag?
With such a holy grail status at our FTF HQ, there’s no wonder that Mark also has Heliocare’s 360 Gel Oil-Free SPF down as one of his best sunscreens, too!
“I use this SPF daily without fail,” Mark says, “the formula has advanced filters and a Bioshield System, which means that it that provides broad-spectrum protection against UVA, UVB, visible light and IR-A (infrared radiation -A).”
What’s In Our Videographer, Blessing’s Skincare Bag?
A long-term favourite brand of Blessing’s, this soothing, smoothing, and restoring mist is one of her favourite daily skincare saviours.
“The mist contains nutrients like silver, silk amino acids, and ergothioneine,” Blessing says, “it helps my skin to look fresh and revived, whilst also feeling nourished and hydrated.”
“Ever since we first took on Perricone MD, I’ve loved the Cold Plasma Plus+ Eye Cream!” Blessing says. “The formula is just so lovely and rich, and really helps my eye are to feel hydrated and soothed.”
The formula includes ingredients like vitamin C ester, omegas 3, 6, and 9, and copper tripeptide to dramatically improve fine lines, dark circles, and puffiness.
What In Our Brand Manager, Zalia’s Skincare Bag?
This deep cleansing oil makes a perfect skincare routine addition for skin types right from dry to oily. The gentle but effective formula melts away layers of sunscreen, waterproof makeup, excess oil, and even environmental pollution to offer a deep but comfortable clean.
Zalia says: “I love the smell of this product along with how well it breaks down my makeup. It doesn’t ever leave my skin feeling dry.”
Zalia, who has curly hair, is also a huge fan of Olaplex’s No.6 Bond Smoother – an innovative product that’s deigned to eliminate frizz and flyaways (for up to 72 hours!) and also strengthens and moisturises your hair.
“The Olaplex No.6 Bond Smoother is non-greasy, hydrating, and really long-lasting, too,” Zalia says, “I love using this product!”
What’s In Our Ecommerce Assistant, Sam’s Skincare Bag?
Sam is a huge fan of this powerhouse moisturiser from Decree. Designed to give your skin exactly what it needs when it needs it, the Decree range is streamlined routine of easy-to-use but effective skincare.
“This moisturiser has a nice thick texture,” Sam says. “It makes my skin feel really hydrated and comforted.”
Supercharged with a peptide blend, the moisturiser works to improve collagen production leading to firmer, more supple skin. It also contains nourishing, conditioning and brightening ingredients to revive your skin and protect it against environmental aggressors.
What’s In Our Brand Manager, Danielle’s Skincare Bag?
“I really love the EGF Serum from BIOEFFECT,” says Danielle. “It feels so nourishing on my skin and I can really see a difference since using it. What makes this serum is unique is that the EGF is completely plant-derived – it comes from Barley plants! It increases cell turnover which leads to more youthful-looking, radiant skin with reduced signs of ageing.”
Danielle also loves the Imprinting Hydrogel Mask which deeply hydrates your skin whilst replenishing. It helps to boost the efficacy of BIOEFFECT serums, so Danielle loves to use the hydrogel mask weekly alongside her usual routine.
“The mask is so lovely to use – it makes my skin feel rejuvenated and leaves it looking absolutely glowing!” Danielle says.
What In Our Ecommerce Manager, Ben’s Skincare Bag?
Ben loves this powerful anti-ageing treatment from mesoestetic. Working to combat the damaging effects of oxidation, this antioxidant treatment helps to improve your skin’s barrier function whilst providing protection.
“This is a really great product to use for powerful antioxidant protection,” Ben says. “The formula works to protect fibroblasts and improve your natural collagen fibre synthesis in your skin. It leaves my skin looking brighter, and it also looks so much healthier.”
What’s In Our Customer Service Advisor, Emma’s Skincare Bag?
Enriched with glycerin and panthenol, this comfroting formula works to help your skin feel hydrated whilst helping it to regenerate.
Emma says: “I love how quick and convenient this moisturiser is to use. The easy-to-use spray design helps to distribute the product evenly over my skin in a fine layer, meaning I don’t even have to rub it in at all. It’s ultra-moisturising and helps to keep my skin feeling soft and supple. Great if you don’t have much time to spend on your moisturising routine!”
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