Why would you need two moisturisers?
What's the difference?
Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy?
We put our, award-winning incumbent, Gameface Moisturiser up against our newer challenger, Dark Moon Hydrating Cream to answer the big questions in life.
Gameface Moisturiser - The Incumbent
Objective - To Firm, Hydrate & Protect
Gameface Moisturiser gives your skin a wakeup call and prepares you for the day ahead.
Key Active Ingredients:
Jojoba - A botanical extract from the seed of the jojoba tree. Jojoba helps make Gameface light and non-greasy, being a wax ester it is the closest thing to the oil your skin naturally produces, so it is easily absorbed and works with your skin rather than fighting against it.
Ponga Fern- (Cyathea Cumingii) is an amazing species of fern that grows right down the bottom of the world in New Zealand. It has natural properties that are proven to deliver lift, reduce wrinkles and deliver a natural toning and tightening effect on your skin. The magic is its unique composition of polysaccharides which form an elastic film that tightens and lifts.
Horopito - (Pseudowintera Colorata) found in New Zealand's backcountry, is one of the world's oldest flowering plants having been around for over 65 million years due in large part to its amazing chemical defence system. Horopito works as a fantastic antioxidant and conditioning agent in Gameface.
What Gameface Moisturiser does:
Think of using Gameface Moisturiser a little like stepping out the door in your favourite pair of skinny jeans or hitting the waves in a protective wetsuit. Gameface Moisturiser is designed to rest both on top of the skin to protect as well as moisturising your skin. Gameface performs 3 main duties, summarised as:
1 - Firms your skin
2 - Holds in cell moisture
3 - Helps heal micro abrasions (eg from shaving or sports)
The Ponga fern provides a near instant firming effect on your skin, lifting and toning your face, firming out wrinkles and providing a youthful appearance for the day. Jojoba provides a light, absorbent layer to keep your skin's moisture inside rather than drying out from the wind, sun & conditions the day throws at you. Horopito's anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties treat any micro abrasions from shaving or scratches from sport and skin stress the day throws at you. It's also a great hydrating treatment for your beard and skin beneath, no need for putting oil on your beard or skin.
Dark Moon Hydrating Cream - The Challenger
Objective - To Replenish & Recover
Dark Moon works over a period of time to produce healthy, youthful looking skin cells.
Key Active Ingredients:
Kakadu Plum Fruit Extract (Terminalia Ferdinandiana) - Used medicinally for thousands of years by indigenous Australians, Kakadu plum is believed to possess the most Vitamin C of any food on Earth; Being up to 100 times that found in an orange. Vitamin C is a potent antioxidant and vital nutrient in slowing the ageing process. It is crucial for the production of proline, an amino acid essential to create collagen.
Swamp Maple Bark Extract (Acer Rubrum) - Maple bark extract is a naturally occurring active ingredient with clinically proven procollagen and proelastin properties. Swamp Maple stimulates dermal regeneration by increasing collagen production while inhibiting collagenase enzyme synthesis that degrades collagen with age. Clinical studies reveal the complete and long-term efficacy of this polyphenolic extract with measured wrinkle amplitude reduction as well as visible effects expressed with before and after treatment documentation.
Rosemary Extract (Rosmarinus Officinalis) - A powerful natural antioxidant that provides protection against UV stress and glycation and reduces the accumulation of skin damage over time, for healthy looking skin. Stunning long-term oil preservation. Rosemary extract is a powerful oil stabiliser with anti-rancidity and natural anti-oxidation properties that help in the protection of skin collagen and elastin fibres. It also enhances elastin and hyaluronic acid production.
What Dark Moon Hydrating Cream does:
Think of Dark Moon Hydrating Cream like a nutrient-rich protein shake after an evening workout.
Your body does most of it's healing when you're asleep. It's why it's so important to have rest time when you're exercising often or hitting the gym - gains come when you're resting in bed. As well as moisturising your skin, Dark Moon Hydrating Cream is designed to be used sparingly and rest lightly on the skin. It's power-packed and a little goes a long way. Dark Moon Hydrating Cream maximises the period when most cellular repair occurs to work with your skin cells' natural rhythm by doing three main things summarised as:
1 - 'Feeding' the skin cells
2 - Repairing damage
3 - Encouraging production of collagen, elastin & hyaluronic acid.
Without an abundance of vitamin C, there is no proline production and no collagen synthesis. Collagen is a major structural component in skin an connective tissue and cannot be absorbed through the skin which is why you need to 'feed' your skin to produce it's own. Skin rich in collagen is vibrant and youthful, as we age we produce less collagen and the vitamin C in Dark Moon provides the fuel for the fire. Swamp Maple stimulates dermal regeneration by increasing collagen production while inhibiting collagenase enzyme synthesis that degrades collagen with age. Swamp Maple extract also encourages production of procollagen and proelastin, the precursors to collagen and elastin. Rosemary extract is a superpowered anti-oxidant that fends off free radicals to allow the above process to happen. Free radicals occur during oxidation and are atoms with incomplete electron bonds that set off a chain reaction until they become more stable, causing damage to cells in the process.
So there you have it, we developed two different moisturisers, each taking crucial steps towards skin health. Both moisturise your skin, but Gameface is about protecting, healing and firming your skin for the day ahead. Dark Moon is lighter and nourishes your skin so it can repair your cells and rebuild the collagen that helps makes healthy, youthful looking skin.
And, this is the real life. Not fantasy.