Thursday, June 1, 2023

Quench Botanics - new launches and introduction to new skincare trends

  • How To Transition Your Skincare Routine for The Upcoming Monsoon Season!
  • 5 Reasons Why You Should Switch To Cruelty-Free Skincare
  • No More Cakey Makeup: Here’s How To Prep Your Skin For A Flawless Look
  • Dry Skin Vs Dehydrated Skin: Here Is The Difference

5 Reasons Why You Should Switch To Cruelty-Free Skincare

We know it’s easy to reach for hyped products without putting much thought into what goes into making it. However, with so much awareness about what goes into what we put on our skin, it’s time to take notice.

With the current change in beauty trends and people becoming aware of the intensity of these testing methods, cruelty-free brands have now become quite popular. To put an end on using animal tested, skincare we need to know why is there a need to do. Team of experts from Quench Botanics lists down 5 reasons on why one should switch to cruelty-free skincare. 

Animal Testing for Cosmetics and Skincare Is Unnecessary

Cosmetic companies already have a list of over 7,000 ingredients that are already proven to be safe. More humane alternatives are out there and technology has made them only better and more accurate. These include Vitro diagnostics, cell culture tests and computer modelling. There is sufficient existing safety data to render animal testing for products obsolete.

It’s More Sustainable

Being more mindful of what we consume is always a good thing. Moreover, animal testing labs produce considerable quantities of toxic waste that is extremely damaging to the environment. Plus, with mindful consumption, we buy only the things we need, reducing waste.

Saves Lives, Quite Literally

The influx of cruelty-free products means that companies are slowly but surely adopting more ethical practices and shutting down animal labs, sparing lives. This helps preserve eco-spheres and prevents species extinction. A lot of cruelty-free companies also donate to green causes!

It’s Better for Your Skin

Cruelty-free skincare uses fewer chemicals than most animal-tested brands. These ingredients are tried and tested over a long time and have been proven safe through other methods of testing. Plus, you don’t have to live with the death of a cute bunny on your conscience!

You’ll Be Supporting other businesses

A lot of brands test on animals. Switching to cruelty-free brands help support causes close to your heart. You’ll be contributing to your country’s economy as well. You will have a plethora of brands to pick from, as more and more companies are choosing to forgo animal testing.

Plus, there is the added benefit of feeling great knowing that you’ve made a positive difference in the world! 

Dry Skin Vs Dehydrated Skin: Here Is The Difference

Many of us struggle from dry skin at some point or at times its an ongoing problem. And that we need to invest in certain skincare products that can take care of this. Then, there are others who have been told their skin is ‘dehydrated’. You may have seen dry and dehydrated used interchangeably, but they are not the same thing. Team of experts from Quench Botanics elaborate on the difference between dry & dehydrated skin. 

Dry Skin

Dry skin lacks oil. This is usually a permanent condition as it is a skin type. This skin type is characterized by your sebaceous glands not secreting enough sebum. As a result, the skin barrier doesn’t get enough lipids to lubricate the skin. This usually causes flakiness and redness, making the skin appear rough, cracked and leathery. 

Dehydrated Skin 

Dehydrated skin lacks moisture content. Unlike dry skin, it is a skin condition and can be ‘fixed’ – anyone can experience dehydrated skin – yes, even oily skin! Dehydrated skin looks flat and dull and can show flaking in patches. It also shows up as fine lines. It is usually caused by change in seasons, harsh weather, and stress and sun damage.

How to treat dry & dehydrated skin? 

Steer clear of cleansers that leave your skin dry and stretchy. Instead, go for cream cleansers or cleansing balms that are loading with good fatty acids and oils that’ll help plump your skin as it cleanses it gently. 

Make sure you are drinking at least 2-3 litres of water! It really does reflect in your skin. If it is summer, you may require more water. Set a reminder to drink water every hour to avoid that dehydration.

For a dehydrated skin, humectants, ingredients that help pull moisture into your skin. Hyaluronic acid and glycerin are great humectants and are especially amazing for dehydrated skin. Try the fast-absorbing Mama Cica Dark Spot Correcting Ampoule which contains hydrating ingedients like cica, hyaluronic acid, lotus root and Korean ginseng.

No More Cakey Makeup: Here’s How To Prep Your Skin For A Flawless Look

The road to smooth, non-cakey makeup is quite bumpy (pun intended). Who knows what’s sitting on your skin before you slather your face with foundation? And obviously, just using a cleanser is not sufficient for that clean look! So, think of your skin as a blank canvas. The smoother the canvas is, the better the painting will look. For that, you have to weed out everything that is coming in the way – oiliness, congestion, dullness, dryness, large pores and oh the list goes long. 

Quench Botanics team of experts will help you prep your skin before make-up that will ensure a glowy and a flawless look. 

Step 1: A Through Cleanse

Cleansing helps reset your skin. From dirt, grease, oil to pollution residue, anything that is sitting on your face will be taken care of. So, based on your skin type and concerns, you can pick a cleanser that suits you. For oily, acne-prone or combination skin, its’s best to opt for a non-stripping, gel-based cleanser. We recommend our Chialeader Shine Control Gel Face Wash and Mama Cica Pore Clearing Exfoliating Face Wash. They both contain pore-clearing and oil-balancing ingredients that control and prevent acne. For dry skin, try our Bravocado Pollution Rescue Cream Face Wash and Mesmerice Gentle Exfoliation Cream Face Wash, which are very hydrating.

Step 2: Can’t Do Without Exfoliation

Exfoliating before makeup not only gives you a clean, clear canvas to work with but also ensures that your makeup stays on for long. So, when a smooth makeup + glowing skin in your mind, nothing beats our Birch Please Intense Glow Gel Mask. It lends an instant glow and deeply hydrates skin. It contains salicylic acid that works on the skin's deeper layer to reveal fresh and firm skin. It bestows a lit-from-within glow that will peek through your makeup as well. The cooling gel consistency helps du-puff your face and the mellow fragrance will instantly calm and relax you.

Step 3: Time to Tone

After you’ve exfoliated, your pores have opened up to the world. Not using a toner post exfoliating will leave them open attracting dust, dirt and even makeup. Plus, a toner will ensure that your moisturizer is seeping into the skin and not just sitting on the surface. Indulge in our Yuzu Fine Vitamin C Brightening Toner and give your skin a makeover. It contains superfruit yuzu, which has 3X more vitamin C than lemons, niacinamide and ascorbic acid that brighten skin and lightens dark spots. Take some on your palms and pat it on your face and neck. Allow it settle into your skin before you move onto the next step.

Step 4: Hello Hydration

Moisturizer will always be non-negotiable. No matter whether it is outside, or what skin type you have. Smoothen your face with a hydrating moisturiser which not only offers intense hydration, but also sun protection with SPF 40+ PA+++. This is a genius way to reap the benefits of two products in one step. It’s non-sticky, non-greasy, non-oily and does not leave any white cast, which makes it perfect to apply under makeup.

Step 5: Brighten Up Your Eyes

The best way to avoid under eye concealer creasing? Use an eye cream! Depuff your eyes for a fresh, well-rested look with a hydrating undereye gel. A product that contains hyaluronic acid that tackles dryness and plumps the delicate under eye area. Just let it sit on under your eyes for 10 minutes and you’ll have instantly de-puff, fresh eyes! 

Step 6: Prime Time

Never jump right into your base makeup without applying a coat of primer. It acts like glue and increases your makeup’s stay and longevity. Plus, the pore-blurring effect allows your makeup to glide with ease and not settle into pores and fine lines. If you have oily or acne-prone skin, use a pore-perfecting and oil-controlling primer that prevents your makeup from melting. For those with dry skin, apply a hydrating primer which nourishes your skin and prevents dry patches from showing. If you have dull and lack-luster skin, then a brightening primer will be perfect for you. 

How To Transition Your Skincare Routine for The Upcoming Monsoon Season!

Just like the Earth is finally quenching its thirst in some parts of India after months of scorching heat, now it’s your skin’s turn to get its long-due TLC as well. That being said, navigating a skincare routine that can surpass common monsoon concerns like dullness, itching, and acne is a slippery road. 

So, as the temperature has stooped low, and the humidity has risen, Quench Botanics team of experts suggests few skincare swaps that will leave you with surprising skin results! 

Don't Just Cleanse, Double Cleanse

Monsoon is the breeding season for bacteria, and impurities to clog your skin and make it dull. The best way to tackle this? Use an oil-based cleansing balm to massage away all the baddies and get healthy pores and skin. Follow it up with a gel-based cleanser and your pores will shed some happy tears.

Embrace Water-based Skincare Products

Let it rain on your skin, with products that are high in water content. That means creams, moisturizers, serum or facial oils that are heavy on the skin, need to be tucked away for a while. Think hyaluronic acid and super-hydrating essences that hit the jackpot when talking about hydration. Our best pick? The Quench Botanics Birch Please Skin Soothing Clarifying Serum go amazingly-well together.

Incorporate Clay Masks

While sheet masks are the perfect way to end hot summer days, monsoon calls for deep cleansing, detoxifying and pore-purifying masks that sweep off dirt and grime. If your skin tends to get very oily during this season, then a clay mask is your saviour. It zaps excess oil, and draws out impurities to give you blemish-free, healthy skin.

On the other hand, if rainy seasons means dull skin to you, nothing surpasses a brightening clay mask or a cleanser. With brightening ingredients like cherry blossom, grapefruit and pearl, dull skin does not stand a chance.

Mists Out, Toners In!

The rain can wreak havoc on your skin if your pores aren’t prepped for it. To give them a helping hand and prevent clogging, indulge in Quench Botanics Matcha Better Pore Clearing Skin Tonic. This potent liquid gently exfoliates, unclogs pores, eliminates blackheads as well as hydrates the skin.

Pick A Gel-based Face Cleanser

During monsoon, when your skin is already undergoing a turmoil, treat it with a calming and nourishing gel-based face wash. Where foaming face washes are great to dissolving summer sweat and dirt, Quench Botanics’ Matcha Better Skin Detox Gel Face Wash deeply detoxifies with its biodegradable beads and revitalizes skin thanks to ingredients like mandarin orange peel oil, chamomile, and rose geranium oil.

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