December 14, 2020
Skin Functional – Skincare that prides itself in noticeable results
SKIN functional was expertly formulated and developed with the aim to provide good skincare for every type of skin. They cater for every aspect of skincare, every skin type, every skin colour and most definitely gender-neutral. Skincare that is formulated using optimal concentrations of effective and trusted ingredients to restore and maintain the skin. A brand that is the very definition of inclusivity, ensuring a product for everyone, I mean, who doesn’t want great skin?
SKIN functional is a locally produced and manufactured brand in South Africa and is well known for its array of affordable serum-based items that is quickly expanding its range as well as distribution across the African continent providing customers with a full skincare regime to choose from. Each product contains ingredients that have earned the right to be there, leaving no room for error, and what’s better is you can change your skincare serums as your skin changes, as the skin does ever so often. They pride themselves in their promise to provide noticeable results and improving skins’ appearance, an all-round great product.
SKIN functional products deliver potent treatments that bring you everything your skin needs with reproducible results. Every formulation is expertly developed that have been tried and tested to ensure that every product deserves its spot in the limelight. Seeing as the product is gender-neutral, this ensures that the products can be used by literally everyone, no matter your age or skin type.
The skin is the bodies largest organ and needs so much more protection from everyday life, establishing a good skin care program at an early age is of utmost importance to ensure that the skins’ functioning is kept to a standard and also ensure that the skin ages as it should overall longer period of time.
Why SKIN functional
The brand prides itself in the surety that the products are trustworthy and ensure they provide the skincare treatments necessary. The team behind this impeccable brand provide the highest level of customer service, ensuring that every customer receives the necessary skincare products required. They aren’t just a brand, they are a group of individuals who live by the fact that everyone wants a good skin, personal touch to every package and a sweet little note to finish off their package which will make its way to your door shortly.
Your skin is their concern and worrying about your skin is something of the past when you put your trust in them. Think beautifully branded, aesthetically pleasing and really sustainable packaging. You will never feel lost, with a consultant to help you discover the secret to your issues and always there to discuss any issues you might have. What makes SF so special as well is their products come in tester sizes, that if your skin is acting out there is always something else to try until you find your perfect match.
How do you know this is the right product for your skin?
I personally have incredibly difficult skin, skin that needs healing and skin that reacts to anything, from sun and wind, to burst veins from a cold breeze I have had it all. I have just recovered from Roaccutane and needed to try a skincare product that wouldn’t let my skin act out, that would let it flare up again. The team at SF were very helpful and suggested I start off with Blemish Corrector to help target my mask acne as well as Barrier Support serum to ensure moisture and ageing support.
Every skin is so different to the next, it acts differently to certain products, even if you have the same breakouts than the person next to you, it doesn’t necessarily mean it will work for both of you. SF will walk this journey with you to ensure you get the perfect product for your sin, even if it takes a trial and error, your perfect match is just an email away.
Ingredient & Product guidelines
*Contact the team at SF to ensure you get the perfect product for your skin*
NIACINAMIDE (Acne treatment)
• Blemish Corrector
• Dissolving Exfoliation Powder
HYALURONIC ACID (Hydration and Moisture)
• Hydration Juice
RETINOIDS (Cell regeneration and growth)
• Vitamin A (Healing and prevents breakouts)
• The Powerful Vitamin A
SQUALANE (Moisture barrier and Aging support)
• Barrier and Ageing Support
• Barrier Support
CERAMIDE (Prevents dryness, itching and irritation)
• Liquid Moisturiser
LACTIC ACID (Treat hyperpigmentation, age spots and other factors that contribute to a dull and uneven skin tone)
• Exfoliating Facial 1
• Exfoliating Facial 2
CAFFEINE (Soothing and antioxidant properties)
• Dark Circles. Puffiness and Lines
GLYCOLIC ACID (Fresher and Younger looking skin)
• Exfoliating Glow Tonic
• Exfoliating Facial 2
VITAMIN C (Potent antioxidant and repairs damage)
• Anti-Oxidant Complexion Firmer
ALPHA ARBUTIN (Safe skin brightening ingredient which helps to fade scars and pigmentation left behind by breakouts and sun damage)
• Dark Mark Management
PEPTIDES (Firmer, younger-looking skin)
• Dark Circles, Puffiness and Lines
• Anti-Ageing Complex
HONEY ACIDS (Soothing)
• Re-texturizing Honey
SALICYLIC ACID (Reducing acne and keeps pores clean
• Dissolving Exfoliation Powder
• Texture and Blemish Tonic
• Blemish and Pore Spot therapy
AZELAIC ACID (Anti-inflammatory and anti-pigmentation
• Multi-Tasking Firmer
Products and where to find them
The product range from SKIN functional includes a variety of serums, three tonics and most recently a daily moisturiser form part of the current Skin functional range, there is also some talk regarding a daily face wash (but you didn’t hear it from me) Their products are available to purchase online via the website as well as a few wholesalers (Nova Wellness, Beauty on Tap, Retail Box, Takealot, The Beautiful Store, Vita Girl SA and Sassy Chic with a few wholesalers in Namibia, Botswana and Zambia) ensuring convenience at a whole other level. They have a team who is so knowledgeable regarding every product, giving the best advice and knowing what would and won’t work for you. They also believe in less is more, especially because their products are so concentrated and potent, it will work, whether you use one of their products or only 3, they will never let you purchase products that aren’t necessary. Their products are formulated to specifically target skincare issues and mixing and matching products that aren’t necessary will ensure the opposite.
What you need to know
‘Skin functional is cruelty-free, alcohol-free, fragrance-free and non-toxic. They believe that delivering pure, honest and trustworthy products should not only be represented in the range, but it should also be a way of life. The SKIN Functional brand and team are kind, loyal, honest and empathetic people who will always give you answers to your problems, even is it’s those you don’t want to hear. They want to hear it all because then they will fix it all, all the juicy details, all the deepest darkest skincare secrets, they want all of it.
‘SKIN functional as a brand have no space for animal testing as they comply with animal testing ban that was implemented in 2013. Their products contain ingredients that are sourced ethically and absolutely no animal is or will ever be used in any stage of product formulation or development. Truly a product everyone wants to use, a product you know will work on your delicate visage without the guilt.’
‘Preservatives are used to prevent microbial product contamination. According to the International Journal of Cosmetic Science, Safety evaluation of preservatives, products that are formulated with preservatives are formulated with microbiological and toxicological input. If the formulation contains water, it will contain preservatives, that is just a fact of nature. ‘
‘All SKIN functional products are paraben-free.’
Enjoy skincare that actually works, if it doesn’t work on the first try, try and try again, they will pair you with the perfect skincare match. Seeing as they do not have a daily facial wash (yet) they do recommend using an alcohol-free based wash such as Eucerin (not sponsored) to avoid over-exfoliation of the skin. Rose Water is also great to use as a toner every now and then with their products, it has been recommended by someone who has been using SKIN functional products for years and swear by them.
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