Dr Pauline Hili, founder of beauty brand Nourish London, knows much more than most about efficacy of ingredients in skincare. Organic skincare expert with over 30 years of industry experience, she was one of the first formulators to introduce kale into skincare. Now her gaze is firmly trained on turmeric, an ingredient that has been popularised via supplements and tea. The new addition to skincare family – Nourish London Antioxidant Peptide Mist, was developed based on customer requests and brand’s team testing feedback. After 100 prototypes and two years of trial and error, the multi-tasking product is ready to win over consumers.
Nourish London’s Antioxidant Peptide Mist was formulated to simultaneously hydrate, brighten, protect and calm the skin. Powered by Turmeric, chosen for its antioxidant properties, as well as Probiotic Minerals and Age-proofing Peptides, this face mist offers daily protection for the skin, as well as helps reinforce its natural defence against city pollution and oxidative stress. The mist also contains hydration-boosting Hyaluronic Acid and Liquorice known for its brightening & radiance boosting abilities. To top it off, Pauline also included a soothing blend of essential oils of Petitgrain, Geranium and Lavender that will help calm down the over-thinking mind.
“Antioxidants in the skin act to protect it from numerous sources of free-radical damage and prevent premature raging , dark spots, skin fatigue and dullness. Protecting the skin is the best way to build up its resilience and keep it looking healthier and less lacklustre. Antioxidant mists are easy to apply at any time and are the heroes of the beauty regime”Dr Pauline Hili, founder of Nourish London and Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry
As the world is getting used to the new normal and many wear face masks or coverings while on public transport or in the shops, one shouldn’t underestimate the importance of caring for our skin with more thought. A mist that offers daily protection, as well as reinforces skin’s defences and brings a multitude of benefits is something that is worth adding to your regular beauty routine.
You can re-apply this fine-textured mist over make-up during the day or sprits the face when you are feeling overwhelmed or tired. It comes handy when skin feels drier – it is summer after all, and hydration is more important than ever – internally and externally. Another tip is to use this mist on your hair to refresh the hairstyle or give roots some volume.
Aqua, Glycerin**, Polyglyceryl-10 caprylate, Glycyrrhiza glabra (liquorice) root extract*, Curcuma longa (turmeric) root extract*, Pisum sativum (pea) peptide, Bisabolol, Citrus aurantium amara (petitgrain) leaf oil*, Pelargonium graveolens (geranium) flower oil*, Lavandula officinalis (lavender) flower oil*, Sodium hyaluronate, Saccharomyces/Zinc ferment, Saccharomyces/Copper ferment, Saccharomyces/Magnesium ferment, Saccharomyces/Iron ferment, Saccharomyces/Silicon ferment, Levulinic acid, Sodium levulinate, Aloe barbadensis leaf juice powder*, Potassium sorbate, Sodium benzoate, Citral, Citronellol, Geraniol, Limonene, Linalool, Coumarin. *Certified organic. **Made from mixed organic and non-organic ingredients. Naturally present in essential oils.
- Turmeric Extract: improves skin radiance & evens skin tone
- Liquorice Extract: helps brighten skin & boost radiance
- Pea Peptide: a potent antioxidant that increases collagen synthesis
- Probiotic Minerals: essential for skin repair
- Bisabolol: soothes the skin and acts as anti-inflammatory
- Hyaluronic Acid: locks in moisture and boosts hydration level
- Aloe Vera: soothes, hydrates and increases collagen synthesis
- Essential Oils of Petitgrain, Geranium & Lavender: calm the skin and help calm mind and senses
Tip: the appearance of this product is two-phase, so shake well before spraying it on your face or hair.
If you spend a fair amount of time in front of computer or laptop, spraying your face with this mist is particularly pleasurable. You can even turn it into a ‘grounding ritual’ by placing bare feet on the floor, closing the eyes and slowing down the breathing, as you inhale the ultra-fine scent. While the scent itself is calming, it also helps to sharpen your senses and brings focus to scattered mind, particularly if feeling tired.
But the benefits don’t end there. You can also spray the mist on your pillow or around the bed in the evening, to switch the mood to restful mode. Or spray all over the skin after cleansing the face in the evening, which the skin will particularly welcome after UV exposure, as active ingredients will boost hydration levels & help it regenerate as you sleep. A product that is as well-researched, as it is a pleasure to use at times of heightened worry – and the benefits that will become visibly apparent with regular use.
Nourish London Antioxidant Peptide Mist, 100ml, glass bottle, £22. Outer packaging box is made with cardboard that is FSC certified, helping promote ethical forrest management.