Frequently Asked Questions
Children’s skin is thinner, under keratinised and has a thinner epidermis than adults. This means that they are more likely to absorb products/ingredients through their skin. If you have specific skincare concerns about your children we would suggest that you discuss this with your skincare provider. We are currently formulating a special children’s range.
Yes it does. Many moisturisers are now specially designed to also hydrate the skin and to nourish with antioxidants. Remember however that any sun protection product needs to be applied liberally in order for you to get the full protection or cover. Sun protection needs to be reapplied regularly throughout the day too.
Sun protection should be part of your daily skincare routine. Exposure to sunlight in the form of ultraviolet radiation is responsible for about 85-90% of the skin’s ageing. It also causes skin cancer in some individuals. Protection from the sun is the best anti-ageing thing that you can do. UVA and UVB both damage the skin and cause skin cancer and ageing. UVA can penetrate through clouds, clothing, glass and windows so yes you need to protect yourself every day and also whilst indoors.
Indoor lighting such as florescent and halogen bulbs also emit UVA rays and can contribute to skin ageing.
Choose a broad spectrum sun screen with UVA and UVB protection such as ZENii Antioxidant SPF 50. Apply generously and reapply every 2 hours.
Products suitable for pregnancy will be clearly listed on each product information guide. If in doubt email us at info@ZENii.co.uk. In general avoid any active products such as glycolic acid, salicylic acid and retinol (vitamin A) and you should be fine. Vitamin A – Vitamin A is contraindicated in doses of 10,000IU or above per day. It is unlikely that the amount absorbed through the skin will exceed this so don’t worry if you have been using creams with vitamin A in and you are pregnant. Just stop them if you are concerned. If you want to be extra safe then choose products without any retinol derivatives in. Our Doctors generally advise pregnant ladies that milder forms of vitamin A like retinol palmitate are labelled not suitable for pregnant women, not because they are dangerous but just because they haven’t been proven safe.
- Antioxidants are safe in pregnancy
- All our sun protection is safe to use in pregnancy and should be used daily as increased hormone levels can cause pigmentatary excitement so this will prevent excess pigmentation such as melasma
- Hyaluronic serum booster products are safe in pregnancy and can help hydrate the skin wonderfully
No. All of our scrubs and exfoliators comply to new EU recommendations that ban the use of micobeads in facial scrubs and washes. Instead we use organic exfoliators that are completely biodegradable so they cannot harm our marine life or the environment and do not contribute to the plastic in our oceans. We believe it is our collective duty to protect this wonderful planet.