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In Bloom

The restorative powers of a very special flower are at the heart of the Fresh Peony Brightening collection.

A traditional floral symbol of China, the peony has long been known for the numerous benefits it brings to Asian medicine. Now the many positive effects of this beautiful flower are available in a range of products that harness its ability to brighten, lift and clarify the complexion: the Peony Brightening Collection from Fresh Beauty. The collection fights the signs of ageing, improving skin clarity and brightness thanks to a complex of ingredients specially selected by the Fresh research lab: peony root extract, a powerful antioxidant, alongside vitamin C glucoside and liquorice root.

The quick-absorbing Peony Brightening Moisturizing Facial Toner provides an even skin tone and visibly reduces the appearance of dark spots by 33 percent within four weeks. The toner, which can be used twice a day, augments the Peony collection’s brightening complex with sodium hyaluronate, a magical ingredient that can hold up to 1,000 times its own weight in water, helping to fight the effects of dehydration.

The toner is joined in the collection by Peony Brightening Foam Face Cleanser, a velvet-textured cleanser that ensures a soft, smooth complexion by guarding the skin against pollutants and other airborne aggressors. The secret ingredient alongside the brightening complex is the powerful antioxidant shea seedcake, a natural by-product of shea butter, which helps the cleanser to remove 41 percent more pollutants from the skin than water alone.

The newest member to join the collection, the lightweight Peony Brightening Moisture Face Cream, is an all-rounder that combines complexion-brightening hydration with environmental protection. With a formula that includes both sodium hyaluronate for the former and shea seedcake for the latter, alongside vitamin E, it improves the clarity of the complexion by 35 per cent within four weeks.