Industry Experts Q&A

  1. How often should you apply sunscreen?
  2. Do you really need a skincare routine?
  3. How can I prevent aging skin?
  4. Are facial masks effective?
  5. Is it important to use eco-friendly packaging on skincare products?


How often should you apply sunscreen?


According to Skincare expert Shani Darden, “Apply, Re-apply, Repeat. This should be your EVERY DAY routine when it comes to sunscreen!! It's a myth that you only need to re-apply if you're out in direct sunlight (although, it's extra important if you are!).”

The sun is the leading cause for most skin conditions and skin cancer. It is necessary to apply your favorite sunscreen to you face everyday, even if it’s raining or you are covered up.


Do you really need a skincare routine?


Esthetician Georgia Louise says in one of her recent IG posts that “Taking a day off from my skincare routine just isn’t an option.” Even if you’re on your vacation, don’t forget to bring all your skincare products, to make sure you always feel your best.


How can I prevent aging skin?


“As your skin loses elasticity and collagen, it naturally begins to appear wrinkled and saggy. By caring for it and focusing on prevention, you can minimize these issues. Apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen every day, and consider using eye creams and other topical products that contain retinoids and antioxidants, which can help improve the appearance of wrinkles and sagging skin.” - Garnier USA


Are facial masks effective?


In order for you to keep your skin hydrated all the time in the most convenient way, sheet mask is the best solution. Face masks have a deep restorative effect that will leave your skin with a refreshed glow.

“Sheet masks are still the rage out there. People want more hydrated skin with natural benefits that they can achieve anywhere, at any time.” - Susanna DiSotto, director of marketing, Satin Smooth


Is it important to use eco-friendly packaging on skincare products?


Plastic has been one of the major problems we are all facing this day of age. It has been affecting a lot of habitat and earth is facing a huge change. As consumers, it is part of our responsibility to make sure we do not add to the problem.

“This year, we will make a significant shift towards the rise in both environmentally-friendly and airless packaging. Preservation and being clean are the keys to this growing trend through a reduction in packaging waste and the preservation of product formulations.”—Szilvia Hickman, owner of Szep Elet


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