We are beyond excited to announce our biggest launch yet with Q+A Bodycare!
Think skincare for everywhere with eight new wash-off and leave-on products, all supercharged with your favourite active ingredients and irresistible scents.
Skincare shouldn't stop at just your face, as the skin on our bodies deserves the same level of TLC. We talk a lot about skin stressors and the damage they can cause to our complexions. However, the same goes for the skin on our bodies! For example, micro-abrasions from shaving, sun exposure and a build-up of excess oils can all lead to troublesome skin. If active ingredients can help our faces, why can't they be the same for our bodies?
Taking proper care of the skin on your body can be beneficial beyond just its appearance. In the wise words of our Development Chemist Faye, "it's instinctive to look after the parts of yourself that face the world as a priority. Many people get manicures all year long, but leave their pedicures for the summer! Looking after the skin on the body is self-care at its finest. I think once you start taking care of the parts of yourself only you see, self-care routines start making a difference."
Whether you've got 5 minutes or an hour with the right products, you can create an effective bodycare regime that will leave your skin feeling its best.
What are the best ingredients for your body?
The skin on our body is often much drier than our faces. Using bodycare products that are supercharged with hydrating active ingredients is a great way to combat this. Hyaluronic Acid is one of our most loved ingredients at Q+A, and for good reason. Humectant's (which draws moisture from the atmosphere), are best applied to damp skin, which means it's the ideal addition to a shower routine. Our Hyaluronic Acid Body Wash and Post-Shower Moisturiser have been cleverly formulated to maximise moisture retention, making them the ultimate hydrating duo!
Dry skin and irritation can be signs of a compromised skin barrier, often caused by external stressors. A typical example is hair removal. Almost every method will somewhat damage the skin, whether micro-abrasions from shaving or irritation from waxing. Ceramides are a vital component in protecting the skin and maintaining healthy functioning. The formula of our Ceramide Body Lotion makes it highly effective in deeply nourishing and soothing the skin. And to top it off, the luxurious sweet almond and pistachio scent is to die for!
Skin concerns like blemishes and unwanted texture aren't limited to your face. Many people suffer from bumpy skin or 'bacne'. Beta-hydroxy acids (BHAs) and Alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs) are the solution. Salicylic Acid is a BHA that exfoliates to help smooth and soften rough skin, often caused by build of dead skin cells and excess oil, and it's a new ingredient in the Q+A lineup! If you're a regular gym-goer, it's essential to exfoliate the skin with products like our Salicylic Acid Body Wash and Smoothing Lotion to avoid unwanted breakouts on your body. AHAs help to improve skin texture for a radiant glow. Our AHA Exfoliator Body Scrub combines AHAs with a natural physical exfoliant to help remove dead cells and promote smooth and supple skin.
UV rays and pollution can cause environmental damage to the skin (read more on this topic here). This can result in oxidative stress, which causes collagen breakdown, premature ageing, and cell damage - all things we'd like to avoid. Antioxidants are the heroes that help to fight against this process. Our Vitamin A.C.E Cleansing Shower Oil and Vitamin C Body Cream are the perfect antioxidant powerhouse duo, helping to rejuvenate and protect the skin.
There seems to be an unwritten rule that ingredient-led skincare is fragrance-free, but not with our new bodycare range. Formulated with six unique scents that have been
dermatologically tested for sensitive skin and supercharged with skincare ingredients you know and love, we're sure you'll be just as obsessed with our bodycare as you are with our skincare!
Now go and practice some selfcare...
Charlee @ Team Q+A
Marketing and E-commerce Administrator | Current favourite: Ceramide Body Lotion