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Say Hello to Axis-Y: Climate-Based Skincare
Rachel Gibbons Beauty Expert
Say Hello to Axis-Y: Climate-Based Skincare

Another K-Beauty skincare brand to keep on your radar 

What does it mean to be a “climate based” skincare? Well, this comes with Axis-Y’s brand philosophy and belief that the environment plays a large role in our skin condition. Actually, epigenetics has already revealed that our environment has a direct influence on our cells and skin. Environment factors like climate, temperature, humidity and other stressors impacts how the skin behaves. This is especially true because, you might not have realized but when you visit a different country, or even region, you may find your skin condition improving and worsening. It may be due to a change in climate, colder and drier countries often lead to dehydrated skin, or the air in that environment is simply cleaner, with less pollution your skin does not fall victim to bacteria or impurities in the air. 

Axis-Y has developed a 611 (6+1+1) Advanced Formula skincare to primarily help those with oily and acne-prone skin living humid climates, using only the best and effective natural ingredients. The 611 formulations are designed to work alongside each other to provide the best care and allowing the skin to be their natural selves.

Compared to other established K-Beauty brands, Axis-Y is relatively new and fairly unheard off in the skincare world. At the moment, Axis-Y also carries a smaller product range in comparison to other brands but that don’t let that shy you away. We’re here to introduce you to all their products and highlight what they do best, so keep on reading.

 

Cleanser

Quinoa One Step Balanced Gel Cleanser

axis-y Quinoa One Step Balanced Gel Cleanser

This skin-loving gel cleanser is made with a combination of quinoa and other skin nourishing nutrients to help remove environmental toxins that have attached itself to your skin throughout the day. With a pH level of 5.5, this cleanser contains Quinoa that supports collagen and elastin synthesisCentella Asiatica that boosts skin’s natural healing process, Calendula that speeds healing of scars, Green Tea that treats skin from sun damage, Sweet Almond Oil that protects the skin from oxidative stress using Vitamin E, Humulus Lupulus that flushes out acne-causing toxins and Holy Basil that is antibacterial and anti-inflammatory. It also works to remove excess keratin, free radicals, light makeup and the day’s buildup all in one wash. 

Sunday Morning Refreshing Cleansing Foam

axis-y Sunday Morning Refreshing Cleansing Foam

Similarly to the gel cleanser, this cleansing foam also works to cleanse the skin of dirt, sebum and other impurities deep within the pores without over-drying the skin with its patented skincare technology, Aquaxyl that keeps the skin moisturized and balanced. Also with a pH level of 5.5, this cleanser contains Green Tea that removes impurities, Licorice that soothes irritated skin, Allantoin that stimulates cell regeneration, Calendula that speeds the healing process, Chamomile that promotes skin’s regeneration cycle and Centella Asiatica with its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory benefits. For this foam cleanser, the core ingredient is Birch Sap which strengthens the skin barrier, regulates sebum levels and moisturizes the skin. So, I would recommend this cleanser for those with oilier and acne-prone skin types.

 

Toner:

Daily Purifying Treatment Toner

axis-y Daily Purifying Treatment Toner

Like the name suggests, this toner purifies the skin of bacteria and pollution stuck deep in pores that are usually the causes behind inflammation and breakouts. This toner is formulated with 0.5% Salicylic Acid to break through the layers of sebum and dead skin cells to help treat the skin from within. The skin nourishing ingredients include Centella Asiatica that enhances the skin’s natural healing process, Tea Tree that possesses anti-inflammatory benefits, Sugar Cane that contains AHA to remove stubborn debris, Narrowleaf Hawkweed that sooths irritations, Houttuynia Cordata that detoxes skin and aids in healing the skin from acne and/or eczema, and lastly Lotus that regulates sebum (oil) production.

 

Treatment:

Artichoke Intensive Skin Barrier Ampoule

axis-y Artichoke Intensive Skin Barrier Ampoule

There are times when our skin becomes inflamed, irritated or even breakout unknowing what the cause was. Most of the time, this is a sign of a damaged skin barrier and instead of applying layers of hydrating products, try this instead. This is an artichoke infused ampoule that delivers antioxidants, nutrients and hydration to help repair damaged, irritated skin barrier that can lead to future breakouts or worse irritation. Artichoke helps skin retain moisture and build up cell wall density for tighter pores, alongside Centella Asiatica, Tea Tree, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Water and Licorice that aid the skin’s healing process and possesses anti-inflammatory benefits. Other than the skin healing effects, this ampoule also contains Sugar Cane that consist of AHA benefits to remove debris on the skin surface, Okra that supports the development of healthy skin cells and LTR Technology that boost hydration and calm cracked skin.

Dark Spot Correcting Glow Serum

axis-y Dark Spot Correcting Glow Serum

Dark spots or any hyperpigmentation are often caused by sun damage. This Glow serum is a niacinamide-based serum that works to correct dark spots and improve the overall skin tone. It is formulated in a Squalane base that wards off free radicals, plus other skin-friendly ingredients like Papaya that brightens UV damaged skin and dark circles, Allantoin that stimulated cell growth, Calendula that speeds the healing process, Sea Buckthorn and Orynza Sativa Rice Bran that brightens and smooths skin. Niacinamide works with the natural substances in our skin to better skin tone and barrier. It also uses patented technology called EN Natural Fermentation to boost antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.

 

Moisturizer:

Cera-Heart My Type Duo Cream

axis-y Cera-Heart My Type Duo Cream

This cream is truly just my type! People with oily and combination skin type are all very familiar with U-Zone or T-Zone struggles and finding the perfect moisturizer that suits all sections of the face. Well, does that. A duo cream because it consists of a U-Zone and T-Zone cream, featuring 2 unique formulas to satisfy every moisturizing need. Its hydrated oily skin without leaving the greasy after-feel, as well as supporting dry skin concerns. This cream allows you to customize your skincare routine according to your current skin condition and other environmental factors. Its ingredients are separated into T-Zone and U-Zone. The common ingredients in both formulas are Centella Asiatica that improves moisture levels and is rich in antioxidants to fight prevent premature aging, Sorghum that possesses skin brightening and firming effects and Allantoin that aids in skin healing and softens the skin.

  • U-Zone: Formulated with a Pure Medi Technology that reduces wrinkles by enhancing collagen production and inhibiting collagenase (an inhibitor of collagen in the skin). Purslane that stimulates collagen production and fights free radicals.
  • T-Zone: The core ingredient is Heartleaf with controls excessive oil production, prevent sun damage and is antibacterial. Sage that is antibacterial, soothes irritation and regulates sebum production. Rice that brightens and strengthens the skin and regulates sebum.

 

Mask:

Mugwort Pore Clarifying Wash Off Pack

axis-y Mugwort Pore Clarifying Wash Off Pack

It is crucial to clear the skin of any kind of toxins and dirt that resides on and in the skin. This wash off pack is formulated with a base of 61% Mugwort Extract to clear the pores of impurities, soothes inflammation and irritation, and gently exfoliates dead skin away with Adzuki Bean granules to reveal a brighter, healthier complexion. Other ingredients include Kelp Extract that revitalizes and nourishes rough, irritated skin, Artichoke Leaf Extract that prevent skin aging, Vigna Radiata Seed Extract that strengthens, brightens and moisturizes the skin for improved texture and elasticity, Houttuynia Cordata Extract that enhances cell growth and Nelumbo Nucifera Leaf Extract that regenerates skin and regulates sebum. This mask also uses a patented technology called Dermatic AC 3 which is an acne improvement and immunity enhancer to support the skin health.

 

Final Thoughts

Axis-Y truly stays true to their philosophy of creating climate-based skincare that focuses on helping those with oilier and acne-prone skin types better treat their skin in hotter, humid climates. Axis-Y is a skincare I highly recommend to everyone and anyone, you don’t necessarily have to have oily or acneic skin to reap the benefits of their products. Sensitive and dry skin can try their Artichoke Intensive Skin Barrier Ampoule, while those with anti-aging concerns can look at its Dark Spot Correcting Glow Serum.

I hope this brand introduction has opened your interest towards a new brand and may give you that push to try out their products. If you have any questions regarding their products or general questions, do join the conversation below and we’ll do our best to get back to you.

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