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1.What does Nourishing cream mean?

Nourishing means feeding our skin, that is, regenerating the cells and strengthening the natural protective barrier to avoid dehydration and dryness.

2.Why do I need a Nourishing Cream?

Nutritive creams have a higher concentration of active ingredients than hydrating creams and this makes them have more effect on the skin.

3.Is nourishing cream for the face?

The Skin Story’s Nourishing and moisturising cream rehydrates and moisturises your dry skin to keep it non-greasy and light all day. Can be used on the face and body. Use daily for best results.

4.What is the difference between nourishing cream and moisturising cream?

Essentially, nourishing means you get more than just hydration: you get nutrients, and your oil levels are being replenished. It will feel richer. Especially great for dry skin. Moisturising generally means your hydration levels are being addressed.

5.How do you use nourishing cream?

Apply Nourishing Skin Cream gently over face and neck twice daily, after cleansing. For best results, use regularly. Suitable for all skin types.

6.What is the use of illuminating cream?

Illuminating creams or illuminators have a moisturiser like consistency and give your skin a natural, all-over glow. The basic purpose of using an illuminating cream is to give your face a subtle glow.

7.How do you use an illuminating moisturiser?

Apply directly to skin for a radiant glow, or mixed with moisturiser

8.Should I apply moisturiser after applying the product?

Yes, you can moisturise before applying this product although our day cream acts as a moisturiser as well.

9.Does it have any SPF ingredients in it?

Yes, our illuminating day cream does have SPF ingredients and has SPF15 for your daily requirements.

10.Can Illuminating Day cream can be used as a primer?

Yes, the Illuminating Day Cream can be used as a primer since it has mattifying properties.

11.Why is a hydrating face important?

Staying hydrated will rejuvenate your skin so it looks and feels smooth and soft. This is since the outermost layer of the skin has the moisture it needs to flush away toxins and carry nutrients to the skin's cells.

12.Does hydrating your skin help acne?

Keeping the skin moisturised allows the skin to maintain healthy skin cell rejuvenation and collagen production. This helps with acne healing and the reduction of inflammation from acne pimples and acne scarring on the skin. Finally, increasing your water intake helps reduce blood sugar levels.

13.If I don't have Dry skin Why should I use Hydrating Product?

You might think hydration is something that only people with dry or dehydrated skin need to worry about. But hydrating your skin is just like hydrating your body: Your skin needs hydration to look and feel its best.

14.Why is it recommended to leave a cream mask overnight?

By leaving the mask overnight, the actives get absorbed in the skin properly giving you effective results.

15.What are the benefits of sleeping mask cream?

It's a leave-on night mask. Designed to help ingredients penetrate more deeply as you sleep, an overnight mask works both as a barrier and sealant. A light coating of this product prevents dirt and dust from closing in on your pores and locks in your other active products, letting all the goodness work more effectively without evaporating away.

16.What does under eye gel do?

Under-eye gels have crucial ingredients such as Vitamin A and C, peptides, and ceramides that help in skin rejuvenation and provide moisture to the area around the eyes.

17.How Do I Use the Eye Gel?

Massage gently in circular motions: You can either use your fingers or a Jade roller-head. The movement should be from the outer corner to the inner corner of the eye. Avoid rubbing as the skin is quite delicate and asserting too much pressure can cause skin damage or wrinkles.

18.Is eye gel necessary?

The first signs of ageing often become visible around the eyes. Good skin care for this area is indispensable.

19.How are the dark circles and puffy eyes caused?

Dark circles and puffy eyes are mainly caused due to Lack of sleep, free radical damage, constant strain on eyes, frequent rubbing of eyes.

20.What are the benefits of eye cream?

Eye cream helps prevent common signs of ageing, It can lessen the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, It minimises the look of puffiness, It helps reduce the appearance of dark circles, Eye cream delivers tailor-made hydration, It helps even skin tone.

21.What products should everyone have in their skin care routine When travelling?

The least basic requirement is a good cleanser, a good Moisturiser, and sunscreen.

22.How often should you exfoliate?

While there’s no hard and fast rule on how frequently you need to exfoliate as it depends on the exfoliant, how powerful it is, and what else you’re using, you need to do it. Exfoliation is required more for skin with pores while dry skin needs less exfoliation.

23.Do you need different products for morning and evening?

There are a few important tweaks for your evening routine. At night, cleanser may need to include a makeup remover in it, and moisturisers should be thicker and more hydrating at night. Once a week, you should also use a face mask at night.

24. What’s the best age to start using anti-aging products or procedures?

The best time to start addressing wrinkles is once you see them in the mirror. “Usually, this is noticeable in your late 20s, But you can take preventive measures, like diligent sunscreen use

25. What’s the best way to treat dark spots?

Don't skip Sunscreen, as it helps protect skin from further damage, Develop a routine for skin which includes Dark spot reducing Product.

26.What causes dark spots?

Ultraviolet (UV) light speeds up the production of melanin, a natural pigment that gives skin its colour. On skin that has had years of sun exposure, age spots appear when melanin becomes clumped or is produced in high concentrations.

27.Can you use retinol if you have sensitive skin?

Yes, Retinol, or vitamin A, is loved by dermatologists for its ability to speed skin cell turnover and boost collagen production. (A retinoid denotes prescription strength, while retinol is over the counter, A Patch Test is always recommended).

28.Do you really need a separate eye cream?

Yes, you need a separate eye cream. The skin around the eyes is thinner and needs more support than other skin on the face. An eye cream with one with retinol as well as antioxidants like vitamin C for anti-aging is recommended.

29.What should be included in daily skincare routine?

Cleanser, Toner, Serum, Eye cream, Moisturiser, Sunscreen.

30. What Should be Included in Daily night care routine?

Cleanser, Serum/Treatment, Eye cream, Acne Treatment,  Moisturiser, Face Oils

40.How can I fix uneven skin tone?

Uneven skin tone is caused by uneven distribution of pigment, it can also be caused by extreme sun exposure and hormonal changes. If you do not exfoliate your skin properly, you can develop uneven skin tone because of the excessive build-up of dead skin cells. You can use serums, creams that contain vitamin C to even out your skin tone.

41.Do you need to moisturise oily skin?

Yes, you need to moisturise your skin even if you have oily skin. Moisturiser is used to improve your skin’s texture and to hydrate your skin. If you have oily skin, you can use oil-free moisturiser to avoid greasy and shiny looking skin

42.How can I stop my skin from breaking out?

To prevent breakouts, you need to keep your skin clean to get rid of all the impurities, dead skin and the extra oil that starts forming on your skin’ surface. Use over-the-counter products to get rid of the breakouts. And use a nourishing moisturiser because the anti-acne products can leave your skin dry. You also need to use makeup sparingly, keep your hair and hands away from your face so that you do not block the skin pores, spread the bacteria, and irritate the skin.

43.What is the best way to handle sensitive skin?

The best way to deal with sensitive skin is to be gentle with it. Do not use harsh cleanser or any kind of harsh products that might have irritating substances. Always opt for products that suit your skin and specifically formulated for sensitive skin.

44.How can I get rid of blackheads?

Exfoliating works well to get rid of the blackheads from your skin. Use the scrub that suit your skin, Exfoliate Three to four times a week depending upon your skin type.

45.How can I get rid of brown sunspots?

To avoid brown spots, you need to start using a sunscreen. But if you already have spots due to the exposure to harsh sunlight, you can use an exfoliating agent or a natural skin-lightening product to lighten the brown sunspots. By limiting the exposure to heat and sun and protecting the skin with sunscreen will help in reducing the brown sunspots.

46.How can I prevent ageing skin?

Over a period your skin will lose its elasticity and collagen, and it will start appearing saggy with fine lines and wrinkles. But you can improve the appearance of your skin with proper skincare regimen. Take care of your skin, protect from the harsh UV rays by using a broad-spectrum sunscreen and by using topical products that have retinol and antioxidants.

47.Do I really need to wear sunscreen every day?

You need to apply sunscreen every day to protect your skin from the harmful radiations that can damage your skin. Using sunscreen will also decrease the risk of skin cancer and other skin ageing problems such as fine lines, wrinkles, spots, and skin discoloration.

48.Why should I use a Water Based Moisturiser?

Applying a water-based moisturiser helps your skin lock in moisture and replenish nutrients. And since water doesn't stick to the skin like oil does, it prevents it from filling pores and causing breakouts.

49.Is water-based moisturiser good for skin?

So, a thin, lightweight, water-based gel moisturiser will provide enough hydration for most skin types, but if you're experiencing dry skin or have a skin condition like eczema, you may find it doesn't moisturise as well as a cream. For these people, an oil-based cream may be a better option

50.Is water-based moisturiser good for combination skin?

The truth is that all skin types can benefit from using a moisturiser. But before you slather on any cream or lotion, it's important to assess your skin type. If you have combination skin, a lighter gel or water-based formula is recommended because they can help hydrate and nourish the skin without feeling heavy.

51.When should I use a water-based moisturiser?

A water-based moisturiser is best for those with dehydrated skin that is in need of moisture. Ingredients such as glycerin and hyaluronic acid are often used in water-based moisturisers, and they can deliver powerful hydration to dehydrated skin.

52.Who should use gel-based moisturiser?

One such new miracle product and skin saviour product is face and body gel. These body gel moisturisers are compatible with all skin types lured with lots of benefits. So, if you have oily, dry, dull, and skin infections then these gel moisturisers are the best skincare which results in skin woes.

53.What are the benefits of Gel Moisturisers?

When we think of gel moisturiser the thing that came into our mind is to moisturise and hydrate the skin but their benefits are beyond that, They hydrate your skin giving your skin radiance, clarity, and improved texture.

54.What is the purpose of a face mist?

Like most skin care products, face mists are formulated for specific purposes, helping to soothe skin, set makeup, tighten pores, nourish skin, and give you a healthy-looking glow. A face mist is the second step in your skin care ritual. After cleansing, close your eyes and spritz your mist around your face.

55.What comes first toner or face mist?

Face mists contain not just water but additional humectant and emollient ingredients. Face mist vs toner: Toner is meant to be used after washing your face, to remove all traces of cleanser and prepare your skin for moisturiser. Mist, on the other hand, can go on at any time of day and is usually more nourishing.

56.Does face mist help with acne?

Breakouts can be irritating, itchy and straight-up uncomfortable. For instant calming relief, there's nothing like a refreshing face mist. Spritzing on the right mist can not only help boost your skin's moisture levels, but it can also deliver a soothing pick-me-up for inflamed, acne-prone skin.

57.Why Do You Need a Facial Mist In Your Skincare Routine?

A mist is a very fluid skincare product designed to add hydration into your skin. It can also offer other benefits depending on the ingredients included in the formulation: you’ll find calming mists with centella asiatica, brightening mists with niacinamide, antioxidant mists with vitamin C, and super-hydrating mists with more than one type of hyaluronic acid and even oils. There are even SPF mists that can help with sunscreen reapplication.

58.What does a foaming face wash do?

A foaming cleanser is a cleanser that foams and isn't of a milky or creamy texture. You add water to the cleanser which helps it to work into a lather, and wash away your impurities and makeup, leaving you with clean and refreshed skin.

59.Do foaming cleansers dry out skin?

Foam cleansers create a foamy lather (hence the name), and are ideal for removing oil, layers of makeup and even hard-to-wash-off sunscreen.

60.Difference between foam cleanser & gel cleanser?

Gel cleansers cause little irritation in comparison to foam-based cleansers, while they work for every skin type, they are an effective solution for oily skin. Gel cleansers are a better pick in comparison to foam-based cleansers if you have acne-prone or oily skin.

61.Is witch hazel good for your Skin?

Witch hazel has many benefits for skin, including relieving inflammation, tightening pores, and helping with razor bumps. It may also help reduce acne, since it can cleanse your skin of excess oil.

62.Can witch hazel remove dark spots?

The high concentration of tannins in the product makes it a great natural astringent, removing excess oil and shrinking pores. From bruises to pigmentation to redness, witch hazel works from the inside out to heal underlying damage and broken skin and fade dark spots.

63.Is moringa good for skin?

The natural vitamin C in moringa oil boosts collagen, helping reduce fine lines, wrinkles and sagging skin.” The vitamin-rich and nutrient-dense moringa oil makes for an excellent active ingredient in skin-care products, thanks to its antioxidants, antibacterial, and nourishing properties.

64.Can moringa oil clog pores?

Moringa oil very closely mimics our skin's natural sebum and typically won't clog pores.

65.Is moringa oil good for dry skin?

Moringa oil is a solid option for people with dry skin. Since it's high in oleic acid, it's a great hydrator and perfect for sealing in moisture and repairing your moisture barrier.

66.Is French red clay good for skin?

French Red Clay has anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties in it. It can reduce every sort of itchiness and irritation on the skin that is caused by allergies and inflammation. It can even treat sunburn and different rashes on the skin.

67.Difference between French Red Clay and Multani Mitti?

A type of kaolin clay, French rose clay is a pale pink clay that is not excessively absorbent. Therefore, its gentle cleansing properties are great for sensitive skin. So, you might not want to use this one on parts of your skin which are very clogged or oily and Meant for oily, dull, acne-prone skin that also suffers from mild pigmentation, it is perfect for those who suffer from excessively greasy skin. Use this if you need something to brighten and clarify your skin.

68.Can I put blueberries on my face?

Blueberries are jam-packed with vitamins and antioxidants, making them an incredible natural skin treatment.

69.Is pomegranate good for face skin?

Pomegranate is your skin's best friend because it is known to have many anti-aging benefits. It is also believed to improve the texture of the skin by improving the production of collagen and elastin.

70.Does Pomegranate help with hydration?

Pomegranate for skin is a rich source of vitamin C, which research has proven is effective in treating dull and dry skin. When applied topically on a regular basis, it can reduce skin roughness. Also, around 82 percent of pomegranate's volume weight is water and thereby it's effective in keeping you hydrated.

71.Is beetroot good for skin whitening?

Beetroot contains Vitamin C that prevents skin pigmentation, thereby providing a fairer complexion. Beet is also a rich source of iron, phosphorus, and protein, which in unison give you a healthy and pinkish skin.

72.Does beetroot help in anti-aging?

Because beets are high in vitamin C, some consider beets to be good for the skin, even suggesting that they can protect from signs of ageing, such as wrinkles.

73.What does resveratrol do for your skin?

As previously mentioned, resveratrol can have a two-fold effect, both neutralising free radicals and boosting antioxidant levels, so your skin can better defend and repair itself. One 2014 study found that topically applying resveratrol significantly improved fine lines, wrinkles, and elasticity in 12 weeks.

74.Who should not take resveratrol?

If you have any condition that might be made worse by exposure to oestrogen, don't use resveratrol.

75.How is ginger good for your face?

Ginger helps to even out your skin tone. It is packed with the antioxidant gingerol that can fight free radicals, thereby giving you an even tone and glowing skin.

76.Does Ginger Cure Acne?

Ginger can destroy the acne causing bacteria and help to get rid of the acne. It is a natural antiseptic and comes with antioxidant benefits.

77.How is cinnamon good for your skin?

The anti-fungal, antioxidant, and antibacterial properties of cinnamon make it useful against acne and skin blemishes.

78.Does Cinnamon help with acne?

Cinnamon can also help remove acne by drying out the skin and by supporting blood flow to the skin. Cinnamon's antiseptic properties can help in effective treatment for pimples, blackheads, etc.

79.Does Cinnamon help with Hyperpigmentation?

Yes, it can help treat hyperpigmentation and acne, lighten the skin, and decrease signs of ageing.

80.Does matcha tea lighten skin?

The matcha green tea face pack protects your skin from sun damage and its nutrients help in brightening the complexion. The antioxidants present in matcha green tea help in skin rejuvenation.

81. How does Matcha benefit your skin?

Quenches Inflammation, Combats Stress, Prevents Premature Ageing, Helps Promote a Clear Even Complexion, Protects Against Pollution, Sun Damage, Environmental Stress, Can Help Fight Hormonal Acne.

82. Why should I wash my face with matcha tea cleanser?

Matcha is the perfect addition to any mask or face wash because it prevents and removes acne, prevents sun damage, reduces puffiness, and evens your complexion.

83.What does Hyaluronic acid do for your skin?

 Hyaluronic Acid helps with soft tissue growth, prompts your body to make more collagen and elastin, keeps your skin moisturised, prevents tightness, boots elasticity, and reduces scarring.

84.Is hyaluronic acid good for pimples?

While hyaluronic acid can't fill in visible acne scars, it can help reduce redness and the visible appearance of acne. In addition, hyaluronic acid can help protect the skin, which is especially helpful for acne-prone skin, as it typically doesn't have a very strong lipid barrier.

85.Can hyaluronic acid be used with vitamin C?

Combining the two makes for a great all-in-one skin care step. “Hyaluronic acid and vitamin C are commonly used together because they complement each other to hydrate, protect, and repair ageing skin,”

86.How does Wheat Germ Oil benefit skin?

Being a great source of vitamins - B6, Folic acid and E, wheat germ oil is said to act as an anti-ageing agent for the skin. "Vitamin E is a strong anti-oxidant and it promotes healthy skin as it prevents many skin problems. These nutrients not only moisturise and heal dry or cracked skin, they also help prevent scarring. Wheat germ oil is a rich source of vitamin E, which helps reduce skin damage, fight free radicals, support healthy collagen formation, and maintain even skin tone.

87.What does niacinamide do for your skin?

Niacinamide reduces inflammation, which may help ease redness from eczema, acne, and other inflammatory skin conditions. Minimise pore appearance. Keeping skin smooth and moisturised

88.Can I use niacinamide every day?

Yes. In fact, you can use niacinamide-containing topical products in the morning and night because it's generally a gentle ingredient.

89.Can niacinamide be used with salicylic acid?

Yes. They complement each other well. Being oil soluble, salicylic acid can penetrate deeper into the skin layers, but it can also dehydrate and irritate skin

90.Will salicylic acid remove dark spots?

Salicylic acid is an exfoliating agent that will remove acne causing bacteria and even slough of dark spots along with other dead skin cells.

91.Does salicylic acid get rid of spots?

It's well-known for reducing acne by exfoliating the skin and keeping pores clear. Salicylic acid works best for mild acne

92.What does retinol do to your skin?

Retinoids reduce fine lines and wrinkles by increasing the production of collagen. They also stimulate the production of new blood vessels in the skin, which improves skin colour. Additional benefits include fading age spots and softening rough patches of skin.

93.What age should I use retinol?

There are no set rules on how old you should be to use retinol. For anti-aging purposes, you can start preventatively in your 20s. While over-the-counter retinol can help mild acne, many people with breakouts will need a prescription.

94.Is Zinc good for pimples?

Yes. Zinc is an essential mineral that helps the body inside and out. Due to its anti-inflammatory effects, zinc is especially beneficial for inflammatory acne and related scarring.

95.Can Zinc clog the pores?

No. One of the benefits of zinc oxide that is important to acne-prone is that it is non-comedogenic. Products that contain zinc has been specifically formulated so that it does not block or clog pores.

96.What is Fucogel in skincare?

Fucogel is a water soluble, multifunctional ingredient.

97.What is the function of Fucogel in cosmetic product?

It provides soothing, moisturising, anti-ageing, restructuring, touch and hair smoothing benefits to cosmetic formulations.

98.Does Glutathione make skin soft?

Glutathione is known for giving a youthful glow and smooth, even skin. Glutathione is involved in tissue building and repair, making chemicals and proteins needed in the body, and in immune system function.

99.What are the properties of Glutathione?

Glutathione is a tripeptide comprised of three amino acids (cysteine, glutamic acid, and glycine), which work in unison when used topically to brighten a dull complexion while offering skin-restoring benefits.