Context Skin: For Him & Her
Hello! Today I'll be introducing beauty, skincare and haircare brand, Context Skin. Context Skin has sent a bunch of their products to Mai and I for testing so for this post I'm going to focus on a few products from their skincare collection. Context Skin is a unisex brand that carries skincare products that are meant for all skin types. Right off the bat I'm going to tell you that all of their products are hypoallergenic, non-comedogenic, cruelty-free and also free of chemicals!
Lets start with the Daily Facial Cleanser, which I use morning and night. It is not a foaming cleanser, it's more of a creamy gel texture and it stays that way even when you add water and lather. The main ingredients include oils (jojoba, avocado, cucumber, chamomile), lemon and rosehip extract and vitamins A and E. Going into more detail, the oils provide moisture and reduce irritation, the extracts have healing, soothing and conditioning properties and vitamin A and E are antioxidants. This cleanser is also paraben, sulfate, phthalate (salts) and fragrance free. I have not experienced any breakouts due to this product which is a good sign.
Next, I'd use the Hydrating Toner. I apply the toner to a cotton pad and swipe it along my collarbones, neck and face. It's great for colder months because it won't dry out your skin and it keeps it glowing. In the past I have had trouble with certain products containing witch hazel (a popular astringent) however, I have not had any problems with Context Skin's products which contain witch hazel. This toner is meant to hydrate, brighten and firm the skin. I was so glad to see that it does not contain alcohol since I have seen a lot of toners that do use alcohol in their formulas. A quick lesson: do not use toners with alcohol in them! Alcohol strips your skin and ultimately dries it out.
Lastly, after applying any serums or oils, I'd use the Oil-Free Daily Moisturizer which contains SPF 15 (yes to sun protection!). This moisturizer is great for during the day because it does not leave your skin oily or greasy looking. It is a lightweight consistency so I prefer to use a heavier moisturizer at night. This moisturizer contains vitamins A, C and E, shea butter, Manuka honey, cinnamon extract and green tea extract. I have oily skin so the fact that this has cinnamon extract, which controls sebum production, is a huge plus. My face won't end up super oily throughout the day if I'm wearing this. SPF 15 is also a plus because you should always be wearing it. Even if it's a cloudy day, SPF is important, especially if you are using acids in your routine.