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Turn the shower into a skincare saviour

A morning shower is an energising start to the day. But skincare experts advise that showering can strip the skin of natural oils and moisture, leaving it feeling tight and dull

The shower can actually be the best place to nourish your skin and lock in moisture. Once skin becomes warm, pores open allowing for the opportunity to bathe the skin in nutrient rich oils and active ingredients that will penetrate deeper into the epidermis.

Natural skincare range UXB has created a range of luxurious products with the shower in mind. UXB’s body washes are formulated with vitamin rich oils and active ingredients that feed the skin and lock in moisture while you shower—turning an everyday task into a pampering ritual.  

If you’re going to feed your skin, you need to make sure that you are feeding it with the right nutrients for your skin type. UXB has designed a range of four creams, each packed with natural ingredients targeted at specific skin conditions: dry, oily, mature or polluted.

Here is a full rundown of how the creams work to benefit each condition.

Dry skin—Frankincense and argan shower cream
Vitamin E rich argan and avocado oils are combined with tamanu oil to feed and soothe dry and ashy skin. Frankincense and black pepper essential oils warm and smooth damaged skin giving it a healthy glow. Glycerin combined with glyceryl oleate and stearic acid, naturally found in skin lipids, lock in the moisture and nutrients.

Oily skin—brown rice milk and raw honey shower cream
Handmade rice milk, seasoned with dead sea salt, provides gentle cleansing with antioxidant properties. The raw honey comes from local London bees and it has proven to have antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties that can help soothe blocked pores. A blend of low comedogenic oils including sweet almond, clary sage and evening primrose oil help moisturise and dilute existing sebum, helping the skin feel less oily without drying out and going into oil production overdrive.

Polluted skin—Juniper & açaí berry shower cream
This shower cream contains some of nature’s most powerful antioxidants. Acai is better at mopping up damaging free radicals than any other berry. Juniper is no slouch either, being used twice in this formulation, once in a handmade water infusion and also as an essential oil. UXB has also included black cumin seed oil to mop up stubborn pollutants and strengthen the skin.

Mature skinrosehip and comfrey shower cream
Mature skin can experience a few problems. It is thinner, drier, duller and has less collagen which causes fine lines and wrinkles. This cream is designed to tackle each of these skin concerns in turn. It includes a triumvirate of rose products: rosehip to moisturise and reduce discolouration, rose water to plump and soothe the skin, and evening primrose oil to feed the skin with lots of gamma-linolenic acid promoting skin turnover for fresher glowing complexion.