The future of beauty seems to be in product customisation as more consumers are now leaving behind the age-old idea of one size fits all in the beauty industry. As Ee Ting Ng, founder and formulator in chief of bespoke skincare brand hop & cotton agrees, "It’s fantastic that people are recognising that their skin needs are unique and that they no longer have to settle for ‘one-size-fit-all’ products". Thanks to the internet, consumers are smarter than ever. They have access to information about almost every product available on the market – all that is required is a Google search. In the ever so saturated beauty industry; consumers, more than ever, are demanding more from beauty companies. With increased competition, there is more demand for innovation - something different, a product that sets itself apart from all the others. What better way to set a product apart from the rest when it is tailor-made? A product that is unique as the of individual it was created for and targets specific concerns and needs for that person. Thanks to advancements in technology, bespoke and customisation are no longer just reserved for suits and gowns – its skin deep in our beauty products too. I had the wonderful opportunity to speak with Ee Ting to find out a little bit more about tailor-made beauty and the process of creating a bespoke custom skincare product.Read More
I have never been one to use a separate night cream as I have never really loved buying moisturisers as I struggle to find the right consistency whereby the moisturiser does not feel like a film on my face. Usually when purchasing moisturisers, I normally get one in which I can use both day and night and also offers plenty of hydration but doesn't feel like 'grease' for my combination skin. However, despite this, I do love to try new things and when I went to Mecca Cosmetica before my move to Shanghai, I ended up purchasing a few pieces in the Codage Paris product range. One of these purchases was the Creme de Nuit Night Cream which I probably didn't need but I wanted to try it anyway.
Codage Paris has been a brand in which many of you know that I am a huge fan of. I have previously reviewed one of their serums here. I love the brand's concept in how they market their serums and the simplicity of the brand appeals to me greatly. However, I was actually a bit reluctant to purchase this moisturiser as I wasn't sure if purchasing a separate night cream was necessary for me. I was also skeptical that it wouldn't do anything for my skin, except leave it as a greasy mess in the morning. I soon found that when I started to use this, my skepticism was uncalled for, as this night cream, although rich, thick and velvety in texture applied like a dream. After using this, I found that when I woke up in the morning, my skin was hydrated, pillowy soft and healthy looking in appearance. It has now become quite the favourite in my night time routine.
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