I AM NOT SURE WHAT TYPE OF SKIN I HAVE?
Over your lifetime you can have many different types of skin and these changes can occur due to hormones, stress, allergies, sun damage and climatic conditions. You can have oily skin, however still be severely dehydrated or you can have dry skin and still experience breakouts. As a golden rule, always treat your skin concerns, not your skin type.
WHAT TYPE OF SKIN IS ILUKA NATURAL SKINCARE FOR?
The products are designed for all skin types and contain only natural ingredients from select botanicals that absorb instantly into the skin to moisturise without leaving an oily residue.
DO I HAVE TO USE A CLEANSER, IF I DON’T WEAR MAKE-UP?
Cleansing is the most important part of your skincare routine! Soap and water will surface clean (and dry your skin), however the aging affect occurs below the skin surface. Minute particles of everything from dirt, pollutants, free radicals and bacteria attach to our skin – so washing alone does not effectively remove all these unwanted elements. Under the surface they break down collagen and elastin and cause irreparable damage.
HOW DO I KNOW IF I HAVE SUN DAMAGE?
Any time you get colour from the sun or wind i.e a burn or a tan – you have experienced some sun damage.
IS IT OK FOR MY SKIN TO BE EXPOSED TO THE SUN?
Many practitioners advise 20mins exposure to the sun a day for Vitamin D absorption. Our recommendation would be to expose another area of the body such as the legs or the back and not the face, neck, chest or arms.
CAN I USE ILUKA NATURAL SKINCARE WITH OTHER ANTI-AGING PRODUCTS?
Certainly, ILUKA Natural Skincare products are created as a stand-alone system or can be used in conjunction with other skin care products. The products in this collection actually enhance the overall skin health and condition and will create an optimal environment for product performance.
DO I REALLY NEED A SEPARATE PRODUCT FOR DAY AND NIGHT?
The ILUKA Luxe Night Repair is fortified to treat your skin while you sleep at night. Our day moisturisers contain actives to provide an all-day fresh and matte appearance, with a light SPF factor to protect the skin.
ARE THESE PRODUCTS TESTED ON ANIMALS?
No, they were tested only on willing volunteer humans that were seeking amazing skin!
CAN MY DIET AFFECT MY SKIN?
Absolutely! Fatty foods, alcohol, lack of sleep and lack of water all effect how you feel. The body takes longer to digest fatty foods and this is evident in the skin. The skin becomes dull, pores become open, the sebaceous gland is irritated and in general our skin is overworking to cope. Alcohol dehydrates the skin and causes premature aging – if you have had a big night you need to double your water intake.
I HAVE USED EYE CREAMS BEFORE AND THEY MAKE MY EYES FEEL UNCOMFORTABLE?
You may be placing the product too close to the eye and not on the bone that surrounds the eye area. The eye area has a lot of heat and all products will migrate towards the eye. When applying only apply a small amount to your ring finger and dot around the bone – do not rub this delicate area.
IS THERE ANYTHING I CAN DO TO REDUCE THE DARK CIRCLES AROUND THE EYES?
Several skincare lines carry products which focus on lightening dark circles around the eyes. The process incorporates increasing the micro circulation of the skin under the eye, as well as exfoliating and lightening the skin. Some dark circles are visible due to the shape of the eye socket, which casts a shadow. Other causes can be an accumulation of fat beneath the lower eyelid, which also casts a shadow. Modern technology has certainly aided in the treatment of dark circles, and depending on the cause, new eye products have shown tremendous improvement for people who find this area a concern.
SHOULD I EXFOLIATE?
Exfoliating is an important and necessary part of any skin care regimen. The ILUKA Luxe Skin Polish has micro-fine beads or granules that are rounded and do not have jagged edges that can tear at the skin. Exfoliating removes dead skin cells, which helps treatment products and active ingredients to penetrate your skin more readily.
WHAT IS OAT-BETA-GLUCAN?
Oat Beta Glucan is a natural anti-irritant, which helps to stimulate the skin's immune system, strengthening its ability to protect itself.
I’M NEW TO THE RANGE, WHICH PRODUCTS SHOULD I START WITH?
The key to healthy skin is our simple 3-step cleanse, day and night moisturise trio used every day, morning and evening.
I HAVE OILY SKIN, DO I STILL NEED TO MOISTURISE?
All skin, however oily, needs nurturing with vitamins and essential fatty acids twice a day, morning and night to ensure that it’s in the best possible condition. ILUKA Natural Skincare caters for oilier skin types as it is a gentle moisturiser and absorbs easily into the skin. We recommend using the ILUKA Gentle Foaming Cleanser to ensure efficient cleansing of the skin.
EXPIRY DATE OF PRODUCTS
ILUKA Skincare products have a period of usage of 3 years from the date of manufacturing.