FACE. BODY. SOUL
FREYA + BAILEY EDITOR'S LETTER
NATURAL SKIN CARE- WHY YOU SHOULD BE USING IT
HOLY GRAIL FINDS: SERUMS
CAPED CRUSADER- SUPERHERO PRODUCT OF THE MONTH
CITY SKIN- IS IT A THING ?
GROUNDED : ONE WOMAN ON NAVIGATING PUBERTY WITH HOPE AND RESILIENCE
8 LIFE AFFIRMING TIPS TO LIVE RIGHT NOW
CAPED CRUSADER: PRODUCT SUPERHERO OF THE MONTH
THE VINE: GET THE GLOSS
GENIUS INGREDIENTS THAT WILL CHANGE YOUR SKIN
CITIES: A GUIDE TO LIVING IT UP THIS SEASON
Hello Glow Getters Welcome to the first edition of InSkyn our new monthly digital supplement for breaking beauty news, skincare trends, the hottest products and places, personal development and well-being. We want it to be entertaining and informative, at times contrary, but above all useful. Inside you’ll find a mixture of news, features and regular columns on a wide range of beauty and skin related topics. We also have features that focus in one way or another, on the question of identity and self-image. How we regard ourselves, how we feel about who we are, is of course about about so many factors and facets of our lives but regardless of this we’re on a mission to reinforce that being comfortable in your skin is THE best beauty tip. Be you, do you, for you. We hope you enjoy this first issue and hit us up for any feedback or topics you’d like to see covered in future. Freya+ Bailey
NATURAL + ORGANIC SKINCARE - WHY YOU SHOULD BE USING IT.
So why natural/organic skincare?
We get asked this question quite often and understand why. With countless skincare products available on the market, it can seem impossible to know the right thing to do for your skin.The plethora of different buzzwords, labels and industry terminology makes it hard to understand what’s really in the skin care products you’re about to purchase and whether they’re actually as green as they seem.
At Freya +Bailey we choose‘green science’, the power of plants, over the synthetic alternatives you will find in most mass-produced cosmetics and toiletries as we believe that authentically natural skincare products work better and are better for you.
Your skin is your largest organ, and chemicals in products can cause internal issues – think skin patches and their effectiveness at penetration and transference - well skin products work the same with up to 60% of topical applications absorbed by the body in this way.
1.Read the Labels- Carefully! You're going to need to develop a perhaps unfamiliar new habit:turning a bottle or package over and reading the ingredient list.There is a lot of green-washing out there but though the label might lie, the ingredients do not." Learn What's What . If you're cutting out parabens, look for anything ending in the suffix (- paraben), which usually fall at the end of the list. Sulphates will also be clearly identifiable. Phthalates aren't as simple—they're usually lumped into the ingredient simply listed as "fragrance" (look for fragrance-free products or products using only essential oils like ours.
HOLY GRAIL FINDS: SERUMSShop Now
Serums are having more than a moment.- they have become a mainstay in daily beauty regimes and there's good reason for that. So what exactly is all the hype about…and should you start to incorporate serums into your skin care regimen?
“As people have become savvier about their skin-care routines, layering has become increasingly prevalent. By using a serum, people are able to intensify the strength of their regimen or round out the ingredients they are applying to their skin to provide a more comprehensive approach to anti-aging and hydration
“Serums are usually formulated with a higher concentration of active ingredients so that a few drops are sufficient to cover the entire face. The texture is usually lighter than a moisturizer enabling easy absorbtion.They should be applied twice daily. and are the first products to use after cleansing and toning. Apply the serum with one or two fingers (so as to avoid wasting the serum on your hands) and massage thoroughly into the skin.
At Freya + Bailey Natural Skincare we have formulations for specific skin types combining active ingredients such as antioxidants, peptides, retinol, growth factors, alpha and beta hydroxyl acids, and unique botanicals, to deliver a penetrative shot of ingredients into the epidermis instead of lying on the skin's surface which makes them great for targeting specific concerns like wrinkles, brightness, acne or hydration. Supercharge your skin care with this must have miracle step – serum.
CITY SKIN- IS IT A THING?
HOW POLLUTION HARMS YOUR SKIN
So we’re not going to start condoning city living we promise. We’re hopelessly devoted folk as you know having grown up with its joyous 24 hours rhythmn. One unavoidable fact however is the dirt, smoke and pollutants of most towns and cities. The environmental toll is known, its adverse effects on your skin, perhaps not so widely?
As we go about our daily lives, the microscopic specks of smoke, soot, acid and other pollutants in the atmospheresometimes 20 times smaller than skin pores, penetrate the skin’s epidermis causing inflammation, dehydration and the cellular level reaction that leads to lost elasticity and firmness.
City skin, it aint pretty! You’re not defenceless howeversimple changes to your beauty routine like deep cleansing and use of antioxidant products, can have a big, positive impact on skin quality and exterior appereance.
Its for this purpose that we developed our Freya + Bailey Natural Skincare range. Formulated to combat it's skin damaging impact and offering targeted solutions for uneven skin tone, accelerated aging, and skin dehydration.
Our four-step care and cleanse program formulated with grime busting naturally active ingredients protects and restores. Here’s why a four- step maintenance makes sense for restored luminosity and protection.
1. CLEANSE So cleansing is nothing new - Prepping skin for radiance-boosting products such as our Lit! Decongestant Toner* dry skin) Exhale! Revitalising Face Toner or Restore! Endurance Toner is one benefit however deep cleansing removes the harmful toxins that inhibit skin regeneration and cell renewal. Start the day with one our mild cleansers, combining with a face brush, to more effectively remove impurities. We reccommend our high performing Unplug! Exfoliator Face brush.
Combine this ritual with a 2-3 times per week gentle facial scrub. Try our Finesse! Ultra Face Scrub (Dry skin), Slay! Reveal Face scrub or (Normal/ Combination skin) or Shady! Divine Face Scrub for Oily skins.
2. TONE & DECONGEST Think of toners as the first leave-on step that hydrates and treats skin post cleanse. A prep for your pores, they help tighten cell gaps after cleansing, reducing the penetration of impurities and environmental contaminants into the skin. Our Freya + Bailey toners are non- astringent, naturally active humectants helping to bind moisture to skin balancing its PH levels .
3. HYDRATE & MOISTURISE Almost two thirds of the skin is made up of water, its volumes depleting as we go about our every-day thanks in part to external agents that contaminate the skin causing progressive water loss. Serums unlike aa moisturiser, have a lipid-soluble base which allows the active ingredients to penetrate into the epidermis instead of lying on the surface.This way, they can offer highly-concentrated doses directly to your skin which makes them great for targeting specific concerns like wrinkles, brightness, acne or hydration. Still unconvinced? Ceck out our guide to serums in this issue .
Moisturizers like our Reboot! Incredible Face Moisturiser (Dry skin), Forte! Collagen Face
Moisturiser (Combination) or Quench! Boos Face Moisturiser (oily skin) create a protective barrier that prevents the accumulation of dead cells, debris or dust particles retaining skin cells moisture and fighting against free radicals.
These harmful molecules act like Ping-Pong balls bouncing in your skin stealing electrons from healthy cells, causing skin damage.
Our antioxidant rich formulas effectively neutralize free radicals impact, diminishing their skin havoc wreaking effects. Kiss off City skin.
GROUNDED : One woman on navigating puberty with hope and resilience
As crazy as it sounds, I wouldn’t be who I am today without my skin. Odd? No, let me explain. Though beauty is only skin deep, my own teenage odyssey of acne prone skin impacted my self -esteem immeasurably – its legacy evident decades later. It’s not that I didn't grow- I’m very much a woman of the world, owning my choices, but i recall that angst still today and am a more compassionate person for it. My Skin.Back then, it was complicated. The first thing noticed by others was the ONLY thing noted by me as I frowned in the mirror ritualistically. Each pimple diminished my self-worth, each breakout increased my self-consciousness, freezing out other accomplishments in my life at that time. Science accolades, literature awards and sporting triumphs went by acknowledged but never truly absorbed by me in terms of the weight of their achievements. To myself, I was just the girl with the problematic skin. I tried everything.- over the counter, off the shelf and medically prescribed ointments but never really found a formula or the right regime for any noticeable impact. It wasn’t until my late teens that I got my groove- equipped with many years of hard-won skincare expertise and the beholder of skin so sparkly it was remarked on. The shift was evident, its legacy only evident now with the benefit of my girl- hindsight. Decades later it's ironic that my (naturally) unlined skin aesthetic has become something of a calling card. I’m thankful and consistent in its maintenance and these days apply that tunnel vision of old to more positive pursuits. More skincare crusade than crucifixion.
So, you could say the launch of Freya + Bailey Natural Skincare was vocational- a calling of sorts. Bringing to market naturally active skincare products that actually deliver results. It's borne from passion, purpose and know how. Partnering with learned clinicians to deliver an effective program for skin health and inner radiance has been personal and profound. Though the link between how you look and how you feel is clear, the reverse is true also. So while each month we will bring the best tips and clinical "know how" for great looking skin, wwe'll also seek to soothe the "inner" with our regular GROUNDED segment to help you FEEL great!
As cliched as it sounds, feeling comfortable in your skin is THE best beauty tip so hoping our team at Freya+ Bailey help you live, love + sparkle. Go slay!
So, you could say the launch of Freya + Bailey Natural Skincare was vocational- a “calling” of sorts. Bringing to market naturally active, targeted solutions to to remedy every day skincare gripes is borne from passion, purpose and know how. Partnering with learned clinicians to deliver an effective program for skin health and inner radiance has been personal and profound. That link between exterior confidence and inner contentment is one I've never forgotten. So while each month we will bring the best tips and natural science "know how" for great looking skin, we will also seek to soothe the "inner" with our regular Skin Comfort segemnt to help you feel great! As cliched as it sounds, feeling comfortable in your skin is THE best beauty tip out there so hoping our team at Freya+ Bailey can help you live, love + sparkle. Go slay!
8 LIFE AFFIRMING TIPS TO LIVE RIGHT NOW
Let's face it, all of us experience those awful moments or indeed periods of doubt, when we lose grip of everything, and the world somehow feels like its spinning a little too fast beyond your reach. Sound familiar? Inevitably in creeps the self doubt and out steps the self critiquing so and so, pulling you down as fast as
Hold fast, there's nothing as important as your self worth and as bad as it feels, things are rarely irreparable or beyond redemption. The first place to start is with you for here’s the thing -the happiest people are not the ones who appear to have it all sussesd- The look, the Love, and the Location, Location,!! No, the most content are the ones who have learned to let things be a little.
Sure we've all wished to be a liitle slimmer, richer,
more successful but maybe you're focusing so much on the life you should have that you're missing the sparkle in the one you have. Its' a common default and I recall a good friend of mine who used to literally dress for the life she wanted - trouser suits galore with killer heels and dangling earrings ( hey what can I say) - all a tad "Extra" for our student lifestyle at the time.
It wasnt so much about the attire, it was the sheer disatisfaction that went with it. She was quite simply over EVERYTHING student life had to offer -with 3 years still to go!!! Many years later she does have the high fueled career she was dreaming off all those years ago- problem is shes now reminiscing about the years when she could hvae got away with rolling in at 5 am in a sweatshirt and an is it a belt, no its a skirt combination.
It's okay to dream, just do so with love- with self kindness as sometimes you’ve been focusing too long at your weakness that you fail to recognise the strength and uniqueness locked in you.
No, this is not just the usual self help tripe You are a diamond darling and they cant break you. Here's some restorative tips to help you bounce back to being be-you-tiful.
1. CLEAN UP! It starts right here. When you want to write a new story, you start with a fresh page. Get rid of negative influences. If its a frenemy, lover or relation- be brave, acknowledge their toxicity and walk away. DONT LOOK BACK.
2. Be Good To Yourself. Discover your uniqueness. What makes you really happy? What do you fear most
What makes you nervous? What makes you smile. Do more of it . You meant to behave but there were too many options....:)
3. Steal Away! Breakaway from the crowd to someplace you love and just breathe. Take aa break to recuperate before going back to the race if you so choose . Don't hate the playa, hate the game! .
4. Let the Music Play. Music has its magic. It’s a great healer when your spirit is down, and though it sounds overly simplistic, we heartily reccommend that you pump up the volume! .
5. Run with the Romantics Build your life around positive influences. Your friends and inner circle have a huge impact on you. Choose those that value you and are authentic in their support
6. Live for Now ( but put in a little gas for later!) Life is happeing now. Relinquish past regrets and discount the anxiety of tomorrow's plights. As idealistic as it sounds have confidence that you will be able to handle what happens in the future. The partner drama, the horrid boss, the financial fallout. They will not get the best of you so live and rule every moment like you own, because you actually do!
7.Be Your Own Referee! You’ve got to be your own referee, your own boss. No-one else deserves to blow that whistle, give you the yellow card except yourself. So don’t let too many opinions make you shrink into the dark. Ultimately you need nobody’s endorsement but your own as its ultimately your life , your decisions and your truth. Keep that fire in your soul woman:)
8 Sleep Deep and Sleep Well
Shut off the world, turn off the light, and treat yourself to an early hour sleep a few times a week for a balanced perspective. Sleep deprivation clouds the mind pulling you down into a negative farame of mind. Enjoy some extra shut eye for a for extra surge of mental and physical restoration andd energy boost. Things can really look better in the morning aSo there you go, a few heartfelt sentiments from us here at Freya + Bailey, hoping you stay true and cherish YOU:)
CAPED CRUSADER : PRODUCT SUPERHERO OF THE MONTHShop Now
Each month we will showcase one of the products from our range,giving you an overview of why its simply fab and what it can do for your skin.
Our March PRODUCT OF THE MONTH is our Hail! Marula Face Serum . As winter continues on, this wonderful hydrating Serum revitalises & renews skin thanks to our advanced blend of Marula and apricot oils with vitamins C & E . Enjoy enduring hydration, with our amino acids packed beauty icon to restore dry skin and present an illuminated appereance..Benefits
Rich in fatty acids, vitamins and antioxidants Multitasking miracle moisturiser hydrates skin Anti- ageing- Supercharges skin’s natural renewal process. Active Ingredients Marula oil , Apricot oil, Vitamins C & EDirections for use
Apply to face, neck and décolletage each evening. For best results follow up with Freya + Bailey's Reboot! Incredible Moisturiser. Caution For external use only, keep out of reach of children..
Suitable for Vegans
THE VINE - GET THE GLOSS
We bring you the latest beauty biz news, products and trends to keep you looking tip top!
Kudos to to John Lewis and TerraCycle for their 36 store plastic recycling initiative to dent the staggering 142 billion units of beauty packaging produced last year- most of which ended up in landfills. . ( All our F+B packaging, paper materials etc are recyclable)
The Beauty Industry has long overlooked people With Disabilities. Enter Grace Beauty, with its selection of beauty product add-ons designed to make products more accessible to those with disabilities.
Scientists are warning we are risking skin cancer by not applying enough sunscreen and they recommend the ‘teaspoon method’ to ensure adequate protection. To cover the average adult body you should apply more than 1/2 a teaspoon (3ml) to each arm, face and neck, as well as more than 1 teaspoon (6ml) to each leg, front and back of body.
News that China will not require animal testing on cosmetic products from 2020 is music to our ears. The govt there has finally approved nine non animal -based methods for legislation from next year. Given China's status as the world's second-largest cosmetics consumer market (behind the US) this development is a PROPER game-changer on so many levels!
GENIUS INGREDIENTS FOR GLASS SKIN GLOW
At Freya + Bailey we want you to make informed skincare choices. Each month we'll feature a natural active effective ingredient This month its the turn of green tea extract.
This natural wonders can help battle breakouts, soothe irritation and treat uneven pigmentation. Containing high levels of antioxidant chemicals — including catechins, such as epigallocatechin gallate, and flavonoids, such as kaempferol and theaflavin —green tea is an excellent natural anti-inflammatory and skin soothing ingredient for your skincare needs
WHY GREEN TEA EXTRACT IS THE MIRACLE IINGREDIENT YOUR SKIN NEEDS.
WE LOVE IT IN OUR : POLISH! NIGHT CREAM WITH GREEN TEA formulated for Normal/Combination skin with types and helps hydrate and firms skin. Wake up to a smoother, brighter complexion with this active enzymes rich night time treatment which visibly repairs and resculpts skin. Formulated with an antioxidants and fatty acid complex, plus skin strengthening pro-Vitamin B5, A to combas fine line and , delivering through the night moisture release.
FEED SKIN : DANGEROUSLY MOREISH WEEKDAY SUPPERS
3 tablespoons Water 3 teaspoons matcha powder 1 cup non-dairy milk (almond or other) 1 tablespoon flax seed (or chia) 2 tablespoons Sweetener 1 cup self raising flour 2 tablespoons melted coconut 3 sliced strawberries
STEP 2 Mix seed mixture, flour, matcha green tea powder, sugar and oil until the batter becomes smooth and lump free
STEP 3- add the chopped strawberries
STEP 4 Put a non-stick frying pan over medium heat for a minute or so. Spoon two table spoons of batter into the pan and cook until bubbles begin to form, flip and cook for another minute or until it is golden
STEP 5 Optional Mix 1/2 tbsp matcha powder and 2 tbsp sugar, add in 4tbsp hot water and mix until dissolved. Pour over the pancakes for an extra matcha kick!
CITIES: A GUIDE TO LIVING IT UP THIS SEASON
We created Anti-pollution skincare for unashamed city lovers so let's hear it from our melting pot metropolis. This month we extoll the joys of London because LONDON IS :
1. A foodie’s dream.You want coconut burgers, plantain and lemongrass tacos? Coming right atcha! Maltby Street Market we heart!
2. The perfect place if you are socially awkward.Talk on the underground- don’t talk on the underground- it’s all good.
3. The soundtrack of many with a world class live music scene from St James in Picadilly to the renowned South Bank scene. Play on!
4. Blessed with 184 miles of Thames pathway, stomp, chomp or carouse- it never felt better
5. The true melting point with over 300 languages and hundreds of communities calling it home
6. Never dull with a brimming night life, cafés galleries and shopping scene. You can play mini golf while you drink, pet cats while you have cake. The possibilities are endless.
7. Home to the Night Tube and many a tale best left untold.
8. Literally awash with the best Lidos and outdoor swimming options out there. Dive in for a pure form, back to nature chlorine free dip at Kings Cross Pond club, Hampstead Heath and the Serpentine. Splashing!
9. Abundant with experiences including the occasional sleepover at world class museums including the Natural, British and Science Museums .
10. An endless possibility of “Am I in a film” moments with £168 million spent last year on film location shoots in the Capital. Get "close up" ready skin with Freya + Bailey Skincare products