New from FaceTory, Urban Calm Skincare Collection is designed to support the skin barrier and help the microbiome flourish by feeding skin with natural ingredients traditionally used in Korean beauty and medicine.
FaceTory Urban Calm Skincare products are formulated with potent fermented-focused ingredients packed with antioxidant-rich vitamins and minerals to balance your skin barrier and microbiome. The fermentation process increases the efficacy of these natural ingredients (like seaweed, mung bean, honeybush and cica) and absorb better into the skin to tackle various skin concerns.
All of these products are free from fragrance, artificial colors, parabens, sulfates and other harmful ingredients
Let’s get into the details of each product in this collection….
This gel cleanser purifies and cleanses the skin from dirt and impurities, leaving it clean and refreshed. Formulated with fermented pear and a blend of exfoliants like LHA, plant-based BHA, and Protease to gently exfoliate the skin while keeping it hydrated. The formula is free of sulfates and harsh surfactants such as SLS (which can be drying or irritating especially for dry skin like mine)
It has a gel-like consistency that foams up into a soft lather and cleanses without stripping off skin’s natural moisture. It leaves my skin clean and refreshed with a soft after-feel — not at all dry or tight! If I am wearing makeup, I use a cleansing balm first and then follow up with this cleanser as the second step.
This soft essence is the hydrating step right after cleansing and gives the skin a powerful burst of hydration. Formulated with antioxidant-rich fermented Seaweed and fermented cica, it plumps the skin by reducing moisture loss, protects skin cells from environmental damage, and soothes redness caused by irritation.
This essence also contains spirulina extract, Hyaluronic Acid, 5% Panthenol, Beta-Glucan, cholesterol and ceramides – all of these ingredients protect and nourish the skin barrier. Plus, the formula has cica and cica-derived ingredients such as Madecassoside and Asiatic Acid that help calm redness and inflammation.
It’s a refreshing, lightweight liquid that absorbs into the skin quickly, and leaves it feeling velvety soft and smooth for the next skincare steps.
This supercharged serum has a powerful dose of 10% Niacinamide to brighten, improve hyperpigmentation and uneven skin tone, and smooth skin texture. It also contains fermented Mung Bean to protect skin from free radicals and UV damage, plus 5% panthenol and aloe vera to hydrate.
It has a water-light formula that absorbs easily into the skin with a weightless feel and is great for layering between skincare products. Check out my Instagram reel below to see the texture…
If you are looking for a Niacinamide serum to add to your skincare routine (which you should!), this is a fantastic product to start off with! It’s gentle, fragrance-free and perfect for all skin types.
This nourishing barrier cream strengthens the skin barrier and improves skin elasticity to keep skin firm and smooth. Formulated with antioxidant-rich fermented Honeybush, Hyaluronic Acid and 5% panthenol plus 10% heartleaf extract, it’s hydrating and calming and is especially great for sensitive and dehydrated skin.
I love how soothing this cream feels! It has a lightweight formula that absorbs quickly and leaves skin moisturized with a soft dewy finish. Barrier cream acts as a protective seal on the skin. Used as the last step in your skincare routine, it seals all the potent ingredients from your routine for a protected skin barrier.
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