TARGET EXCESSIVE OIL PRODUCTION AND BLEMISHES
Committing to understanding ingredients in skincare, similarly, how you would with food, to deliver results for your skin and help solve your concerns of stressed, inflamed oily skin. Proverb draws the clear link between clean eating, health, sport, your life approach and skincare. We have created you an Oily Skin ‘Life-Lessons’ guide to support your skincare program. Included are, skin hacks, diet suggestions and how oily skin needs as much support internally and externally.
Lightweight, easy to use leaving skin refreshed. This program will make you feel great about the healthy ingredient choices while leaving your skin feeling super comfortable, more matte, clear and refreshed. Win, win, win.
CLINICALLY PROVEN TO MOISTURISE
Your Oil Balance Pro Moisturiser also helps to reduce oil with natural sweat and shine absorbents, from sustainable bamboo. A unique combination of Amazonian plant oils help reduce and calm blemishes. While Salicylic Acid breaks down the ‘glue’ locking excess skin cells at the surface which cause congestion and spots.
NATURAL INGREDIENTS THAT JUST WORK
28 High-performance natural ingredients in your scrub, cleanser and moisturiser, with in vitro and in vivo lab proven results to take healthy skincare to another level.
What our customers have to say...
Frequently Asked Questions
Dermatologically tested? Yes.
Clinically proven to moisturise? Yes, * controlled tests independently carried out by Cutest Systems Ltd, Cardiff.
Nuts? Yes, but only the Cleanse & Shave Nutrient Mud and Skin Definition Facial Scrub which contains a small amount of sweet almond oil.
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
Recyclable? Yes, all our packaging is 100% recyclable
Refillable? Moisturiser - This product has a Proverb ‘reload’, part of our minimal waste skincare system. On order one, you get the outer box, glass bottle and pump. On all ongoing orders you do not get the box or pump. You reuse your pump from order one. The bottle will arrive with a small recyclable aluminium cap. Globally pumps and atomisers are very hard to recycle as they are mixed materials so we are on a mission to get rid of them. You only need one. Mud + Scrub - no, but 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 true. There is 0.6% in the bottle as legally required.
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 legally 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.
Full formula clinical in vivo trials In a controlled study Oil Balance Pro Moisturiser has been clinically proven to moisturise.* In a controlled study Oil Balance Pro Moisturiser outperformed the leading male skincare brand’s daily moisturiser.* Lab tests on individual ingredients: *Controlled tests independently carried out by Cutest Systems Ltd, Cardiff.
*This level of testing at launch from a young, new brand is unheard of in the organic and natural sector.
Lab tests on individual ingredients:
CLEANSE & SHAVE NUTRIENT MUD
Freeze dried acai berry powder has the highest ORAC value (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) of any other fruit/berry per 100g serving.
OIL BALANCE PRO MOISTURISER
In a clinical trial the combined ingredient of acai, andiroba and copaiba balsam has shown a 65% reduction in oil production after 6 weeks and a 72% reduction in the number of blackheads after 8 weeks.
SKIN DEFINITION FACIAL SCRUB
Superfood Avocado & Coconut: Blended ground coconut shell to remove dead skin cells and invigorate your skin aiding skin cell regeneration. Alongside blitzed avocado stones, the powerhouse of this anti-oxidant rich ingredient and a super use of something normally just thrown in the bin. Wake up your face.
Inca Inchi Oil with an Omega content like no other and Argan Oil with its exceptional content of unsaturated fatty acids help restore the hydro-lipidic film of the skin, strengthening the barrier function of your fresh newly revealed skin cells.
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.
After applying Oil Balance Pro Moisturiser your skin should feel immediately more comfortable and softer.
We would expect within the first week that your skin will look brighter, less tired and feel more nourished.
The combination of ingredients is focused on reducing skin stress and improving hydration, so your skin looks smooth and never dry or tired.
After using Proverb Facial Scrub our skin should feel immediately invigorated and energised. It should look and feel smoother.
We would expect within the first few weeks that your skin will look brighter, with a more even skin tone.
If you are combining the scrub with Proverb serums and moisturisers it will help their penetration into newer skin cells, so that overall, you should see an improvement in your skin condition.
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 Life lessons
For best results use the products 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 the prescribed order daily: Cleanse Mud, then Moisturiser and include 4 facial gym massage moves.
3 times a week also add in Facial scrub between your cleanse and moisturiser.
Once you are happy your skin is improving, we would also add in the Skin Strengthening Serum before your moisturiser.
Proverb expert skin life lessons 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 an ANTI-SHINE book of Skin Lifelessons - all the additional hacks and tips you need to help your skin concerns. Download using link below:
Cleanse & Shave Nutrient Mud
It has a unique texture – a bit 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, 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’s the Proverb aroma people report they love the most, it smells clean and calming. Citrus and a woody tone behind this.
Oil Balance Pro Moisturiser
Citrus tones of bergamot, lemon peel and both sweet and bitter orange made more interesting with a unique blend of basil, thyme and mountain pepper.
A creamy texture that glides on and absorbs easily.
A dark, dense gloopy texture that spreads when it hits the skin and water, while dispersing all the thousands of tiny but strong, firm grains. This is a physical facial scrub, so you don’t need to apply much pressure when using it. You can also use it on the body.
Smells so good you want to eat it and you can technically! Citrus tones of bergamot, lemon peel and both sweet and bitter orange made more interesting with a unique blend of basil, thyme and mountain pepper so it is never too sweet.