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The ingredient-scrutiniser, Del Brown has a passion for natural & organic, chemical free skincare. Researching ingredients and talking with the manufacturers. "Free YOUR skin now!" with skincare free from petrochemicals, sulphates, parabens, phthalates, glycols, PEGs, DEAs, mineral oil, synthetic polymers, synthetic fragrance or colours. All personally researched, tried, tested and Del Brown Approved!

Hi del,Im male just turned 30,have combination/sensitive skin,was just wondering,I use the Elemis sensitive cleanser and toner ATM,I cleanse twice then I use the Elemis cleansing balm just to make sure my skin is really clean then I tone and moisturise,is this correct?thank you for your help!

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I’m concerned you are cleaning your skin far too often.  I wouldn’t advise washing your skin twice with your face wash, then following it with a cleansing balm.  Sensitive skin require delicate attention.  Your body produces natural oils on the skin which is healthy and normal. You don’t want to strip the skin of oil, as you may cause your sebaceous glands to go into over drive and produce more oil to compensate.

I would suggest you pull back on the frequency of your cleansing. Use a gentle face wash, be that a liquid gel wash, cream or balm.  Then apply your moisturiser of choice.  I’d suggest using a gentle moisturiser that is suitable for combination/sensitive skin.

I personally would not suggest you need use a toner.  Toners are designed to rebalance the pH levels of your skin, following application of product and water, which may have upset the balance.  It is true that within hours, the body would naturally rebalance the pH levels of the skin on its own.  My issue with a lot of toners on the market is, that as well as rebalancing the pH levels, they often also contain synthetic colourings, perfumes and  preservatives, which themselves can cause upset and irritation to the skin.  Toners also claim to close and refine open pores.  My tip, splash your face with cold water after you’ve cleansed the skin.  This will naturally help to close open pores, reduce redness and help calm the skin.

So, I recommend using a gentle cleanser which doesn’t upset the pH level too radically in the first place, then follow with a good natural moisturiser.  Ultimately trying to achieve a balanced equilibrium on the skin, which will allow the skin to settle, remaining calm and clear.


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Described as the "ingredient-scrutiniser", Del Brown has a passion for natural and organic, chemical free skincare. Researching ingredients, talking with the manufacturers and writing honest, objective reviews.

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