Protect, restore, and strengthen your skin day after day
To truly solve your skin concerns it starts at stage one – cleansing. You need to concentrate your energy here before you run off to serums and moisturisers - remember Proverb means truth! Cleansers, face wash and shaving products in most ranges tend to have the cheapest ingredients with high levels of dehydrating, irritating surfactants. Proverb is the antithesis to this. Remember your skin should never be left feeling tight after washing, squeaky clean is not a good thing!
Cleanser for an active life, and a body that doesn’t want unnecessary toxins
The perfect training partner - the natural clay base helps deep cleanse the skin and prevent blocked pores, reducing skin shine. It is ideal after heavy sweating to wash away the dirt and grime post training, while calming the skin and reducing redness. In combination avocado, acai and sesame will ensure your skin is moisturiser and nourished even at stage one - washing!
Making the most of every minute with Proverb 4 in 1 Efficiency
Being lifefuelled and living the Get Out What You Put In ethos means you need efficiency. This time saving one of a kind Nutrient Mud saves valuable minutes every day, whilst delivering elite results for your skin. Plus, saving your wallet and the planet from extra bottles, when just 1 can do the job of 4 and leave you with calm, clear, even toned skin.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Dermatologically tested? Yes
Nuts? Yes, but only the Cleanse & Shave Nutrient Mud which contains a small amount of sweet almond oil.
Vegan? No, currently formula contains small amount of egg white only to improve skin texture
Animal testing? No. Sold in China? No
Allergies? Please check full inci list. we list everything including not hiding fragrance under the word ‘parfum’
Suitable during pregnancy? yes
Suitable for heavy make up?If you wear a lot of make-up, we would suggest you use an oily balm based cleanser first and then use this Cleanse & Shave Mud as your second cleanse. We have amazing results in our salons doing this but for very heavy eye make-up something oilier would work better first. Truthful as always!
Recyclable? Yes, all our packaging is 100% recyclable
Refillable? No, we are working on it.
Storage Below 25 degrees in a cool, dark place
Free from Parabens, petroleum, PEGs, propylene glycol, artificial fragrance, GM modified ingredients, SLS, Gluten
Natural & organic? Entirely natural with organic ingredients. Most brands would happily say 100%. Proverb means truth. All emulsions made in the UK have to have a preservative. We use the organic certification allowed preservative dehydroacetic acid. Although you are allowed to label it natural it isn’t truly. There is 0.6% in the bottle as legally require.
Our dedication to natural & organic Greenwashing brands pretending to be natural, is rife and only getting worse. We will only ever tell you the truth about our ingredients, the sources and which elements are natural, organic or the legal required preservatives. We formulate with painstaking dedication to this mantra for your health but also as it ensures the elite grown version of each ingredient.
Made in England? Yes, formulated and made in England where our headquarters are. Ingredients are sourced sustainably from around the world. Lifefuelled humans using the products globally.
In vitro & in vivo lab proven actives? Yes, we have selected many active ingredients with strong in vitro and in vivo testing results for the individual ingredients. Combining this with researching the source, origins and ethics of each ingredient.
‘Clean’ brands tend to be younger and newer to market and thus don’t usually invest the large amount of funds needed to clinically trial products to prove results in an independent lab. Not us; we are firmly committed to do this as the clean, organic and natural sector has to prove it works. As we grow the brand, we will grow the investment into clinical testing as a priority but below are our test results so far!
Dermatological testing All Proverb skincare has been successfully Dermatologically tested.
Lab tests on individual ingredients
Antarctic glycoproteins- With its natural cryoprotective properties against water loss and dry skin allied with increased Collagen synthesis by up to 34% and the ability to reduce wrinkles depth by an average of 44% in just 30 days, this sustainably sourced marine supplement will lead to a younger and firmer-looking complexion.
Freeze dried acai berry powder has the highest ORAC value (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) of any other fruit/berry per 100g serving.
Stage one with the Nutri Mud is to get used to it as it is such a different texture to most face wash and cleansers! We are always truthful and it takes an open mind which once people conquer they tell us they would never go back! It helps to not use too much in this phase and ensure you use some water with it.
Your skin should immediately look calmer and more of an even colour tone once you have used the Cleanse and Shave Nutrient Mud.
Skin should never feel tight or dry after washing or showering. So, if this normally happens to you - we would expect over the first 2-3 weeks this should reduce, especially if you are combining the Cleanse & Shave Mud with any of our moisturisers.
You should feel fresh and clean every time you use it.
If you suffer from shaving rash then we would expect this to reduce every time you use it till ideally you no longer suffer with it. You need to rinse your blade with very hot water to remove the mud residue from the metal during shaving.
Remember as your skin cycle is approximately 28 days when you change to any new skincare, you should commit to 4 weeks to ensure your skin likes it.
1.Proverb 4 x 4 x 4 – your skincare program
2.Proverb Skin Lifelessons
For best results use Cleanse & Shave Nutrient Mud morning and evening as part of your Proverb 4 x 4 x 4.
Proverb 4 x 4 x 4 Your 4-minute routine in the morning and evening. Use your products in prescribed order: Cleanser, Serum, Moisturiser and include 4 Proverb facial gym massage moves.
Twice a week also use the Energising Facial Scrub.
Proverb expert skin lifelessons Proverb means statements of truth and the truth is what you do internally will impact your skin just as much if not more than what you do on the outside. We have made a book of Skin Lifelessons- all the additional hacks and tips you need to help your skin concerns. Download using the link below:
It has a very unique texture - like whipped mud that glides on and makes your skin feel cool. Apply it neat and it feels like a creamy clay mask texture. However, as soon as you add water to your face it becomes an emulsified creamy face wash allowing you to really massage the skin and boost blood and nutrients to the skin cells.
The combination of natural clays is crucial to the anti-redness and smooth, even skin colour, but they are white. All skins - but especially darker skins definitely need a clean face flannel or muslin cloth to remove it. This is a win, as the cloth will also provide a gentle exfoliation.
It smells clean and calming, citrus with a woody tone.