Emma Lewisham is a 100% clean luxury skincare brand from New Zealand, which has recently launched online in Singapore.
Emma Lewisham is leading skin care into a new age: one that prioritizes product efficacy without compromising people or the planet for it. Their single purpose is changing the industry for the better. Every Emma Lewisham product has been designed with the intention of being refillable, recyclable or compostable.
I am so pleased that now a clean, consciously-sourced, cruelty free brand is available in Singapore.
Emma Lewisham Skin Shield Daily Face Antioxidant
Emma Lewisham Skin Shield Daily Face Antioxidant + SPF 30 doubles up as a skincare and a sunscreen. It is brimming with active organic antioxidants to bolster defence from the elements and fend off the age-accelerating effects of free radicals, and pollution. While the ingredients sounds great, and I love that the brand is a sustainable clean brand, I am not the fondest of its texture.
First 10 ingredients:
Coco-caprylate/caprate, Water, Zinc oxide (nano), Tapioca starch, Organic Simmondsia chinensis (Jojoba) seed oil, Glycerin, Sorbitan olivate, Cera alba, Lecithin, Polyglyceryl-2 dipolyhydroxystearate
It is a physical sunscreen and does leave a little bit of white cast on me. The texture is pretty thick and I have difficulty blending it into my skin. It also pills on me. I was hoping to like this product, but I think in a humid weather, this makes my T-zone oily pretty quickly. Perhaps it works well in a cold climate or a climate like in New Zealand where the brand orignates from.
Emma Lewisham Supernatural Night Creme with Collagen and Pentavitin
Emma Lewisham Supernatural Night Creme with Collagen and Pentavitin is my favourite out of the bunch that I had received as PR from Emma Lewisham. This vegan, organic, clean, sustainable and cruelty free formula took 2 years to perfect. The high performing ingredients are meticulously chosen to repair and regenerate for age-defying results, including plant stem cell technology and collagen boosting peptides. On their website, they have mentioned that Pentavitin is a next generation Hyaluronic acid delivers a proven moisture reservoir effect which replenishes and restores moisture for 72 hours. Pentavitin has a smaller molecular size than HA so it penetrates into the skin more effectively.
Top 10 ingredients:
Organic Aloe barbadensis (Aloe Vera) leaf extract, Water, Glycerin, Simmondsia chinensis (Jojoba) esters, Caprylic/capric triglyceride, Butyrospermum parkii (Shea Butter) ethyl esters, Organic Camellia oleifera (Camellia) seed oil , Glyceryl stearate citrate, Cetearyl alcohol, Organic Astrocaryum murumuru (Murumuru) seed butter
Looking at some of the ingredients, Pentavitin (commonly known as Saccharide isomerate) is actually at the bottom of the ingredient list. So it is actually not part of the active ingredients. However, I like that in this cream, it is mainly consisting of aloe vera leaf extract and water which is calming and a hydrating agent for the skin. Jojoba , Shea Butter, Murumuru seed better and Glyceryl stearate citrate acts as an emollient. Ingredients such as shea butter, camellia seed oil has antioxidant properties too. There is also Caprylic/capric triglyceride which creates a barrier on the skin’s surface, which helps to reduce skin dryness by decreasing the loss of moisture.
[EDIT] Emma Lewisham team has clarified with me that Saccharide Isomerate is still an active ingredient as their formulations does not include filler ingredients. It is low on the list with the other active ingredients such as Apricot Kernel Oil, Macadamia, Sunflower, and the ingredient Pullulan that sits before it helps to tighten the skin. In this formula, even though its in the lower end of the ingredient list, their Saccharide Isomerate is used at a scientifically recommended percentage to ensure it is efficacious.
With so many emollients, that is the reason why this thick cream is a cream that my dry skin enjoys. The marketed active ingredients are perhaps not the ones doing all the work in this cream. Other than that, the only downside is that is comes in a jar so using a spatula is required, but I guess having a pump bottle might be tricky too as it is rather thick. Perhaps a squeeze tube bottle would work? I still enjoyed this cream and would recommend you checking out this brand if you are into clean, sustainable skincare that is also pregnancy safe!
Emma Lewisham Skin Reset Even Skin Tone Serum
Emma Lewisham Skin Reset Even Skin Tone Serum claims to repair lacklustre skin, hyperpigmentation, and delivering the most radiant, glowing and even-toned complexion. It refines skin texture, unifies uneven skin tone, and reveals a glowing and ultra-radiant complexion. This vegan, organic, clean, sustainable and cruelty free product has 24 active ingredients. The marketed active ingredients are Cellular Extracted Vitamin C from Kakadu Plum, Organic Prickly Pear for Vitamin E and Patented Plant Stem Cell Extract. Let’s take a look at their ingredient list, shall we?
Organic Aloe barbadensis (Aloe Vera) leaf extract , Water (1), Glycerin, Niacinamide, Coco-caprylate, Cetearyl olivate, Glyceryl stearate Citrate, Organic Simmondsia chinensis (Jojoba) seed oil, Sorbitan olivate, Cetearyl alcohol
For the marketed ingredient list, Kakadu Plum and Prickly Pear may not be in the first 10 ingredients but are up in the top few ingredients after the Cetearyl alcohol. I had reviewed Kakadu Plum before many months back and has a high level of Vitamin C. It has a high level of antioxidants as well. The serum also contains a bunch of oils that are great emollients for the skin, namely jojoba seed oil, sea buckthorn fruit oil, Tamanu seed oil, Camellia seed oil, Apricot oil, Sunflower seed oil, Raspberry seed oil and many more.
For the top few ingredients of the serum, I noticed there were a few familiar ingredients as their Supernatural Night Creme namely, the first three ingredients. The serum seems to have a fair amount of % of Niacinamide probably is the main reason why there is skin brightening properties for this serum. Additional emmolients are Coco-caprylate and Glyceryl stearate Citrate. Cetearyl olivate from Olive oil is a great emulsifer.
Overall, I like to use this like a regular niacinmaide serum. It takes frequent use and a long time to see the brightening effect.
Available Online at http://emmalewisham.com/
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