The Beauty of a Serum

The Beauty of a Serum

Serums are characterized by a high concentration of active ingredients and a light texture, which allows them to be ideally absorbed by the skin. Due to their high-water content, they are absorbed faster by the skin without leaving a film. Just a few drops are enough to supply the skin with essential functional ingredients and provide intensive care. Gentle tapping can additionally enhance the effect.

Known for their effectiveness, they deliver superior results and is often used to manage specific skincare concerns. A serum is typically thinner than a moisturizer making them perfect for layering under your skin-specific cream or mask. If you want to upgrade your skincare routine, then consider adding a powerful serum.

Why should you use a facial serum?


Intense Energizing Serum is a powerful, highly concentrated face serum for a vital skin texture and irresistible glow. It is rich in vitalizing ingredients that can increase the oxygen content of the cells and revitalize tired facial skin. Papaya has a slightly enzymatic effect; hyaluronic acid moisturizes and boosts the skin. For daily use for a rosy-fresh and glowing complexion.


Hyaluronic Age Repair Booster Serum is a rich luxury cream serum with deep-acting functional ingredient complexes and plant-based functional ingredients for the intensive care of demanding facial skin. The unique combination of firming, skin-smoothing and muscle-relaxing active ingredients makes this serum a natural Botox-alternative and ensures a firm and even complexion. For long-lasting beauty and a vital appearance.


Deep Purifying Serum is an intensive treatment for impure skin. The power serum supports the natural skin cleansing and clarifies deep into the skin. Rich in soothing and cleansing active plant ingredients, it ensures a smooth and clear complexion.


Ultra-Hydration Serum is highly recommended for dehydrated skin. Deeply effective functional ingredient complexes and plant-based ingredients provide intensive moisture and strengthen the skin’s barrier. For daily use for a moisturized and vitalized skin.


Extra Sensitive Calming Serum is for sensitive skin. The composition of protective, healing, and soothing functional ingredients gently cares for the skin, can prevent irritation, and restore the skin’s natural balance. For a balanced and soothed skin feeling.

Your Step-By-Step Guide to Using Face Serums:

STEP 1: Cleanse.
STEP 2: Exfoliate.
STEP 3: Tone.
STEP 4: Serum.
STEP 5: Eye & Lip Care.
STEP 6: Moisturize.
STEP 7: Broad Spectrum Sun Cream.

The beauty of a serum is that it is the most potent addition you can add to your skincare routine. Most serums are water-based eliminating any other fluids, so what you are left with is powerful ingredients that your skin needs. Serums are the immune booster for your skin; they deliver far more superior results and are the true workhorses of any product line.

The QMS Mask Range (how to choose the right one)

The QMS Mask Range (how to choose the right one)

What is your skin concern?

Tightness and dehydration.

Hydro Foam Hydrating Recovery Mask is an intensely hydrating and soothing micro foam mask that works with immediate effects on all skin types. Tired and stressed skin is regenerated and leaves a radiant complexion. The high-quality Jojoba Oil in this formulation is anti-inflammatory and effectively calms the skin after sunburn and leaves the skin soft and silky smooth.

Power tip: The mask can be applied on the face and the body and can be used as a daily moisturizer.

Damaged, tired, and devitalized.

EpiGen Pollution Rescue Overnight Mask is a luxurious foam mask that can help restore and protect the skin’s appearance from pollution damage, promoting a revitalized look. This mask has been inspired by the recent findings in epigenetic science to help keep skin cells active for longer. Its advanced formula has been designed with carefully selected ingredients that can help increase the skin’s resistance to stress, whilst providing intensive moisture and care. This way, the skin can “recharge its batteries” for a radiant, healthy, youthful appearance.

Power tip: Can leave it overnight as a sleep-in mask.

Mature, dry, and sensitive.

Power Firm Mask is a nourishing and soothing face mask that helps to regulate moisture levels. The 24-hour effectiveness instantly hydrates and firms the skin. This is largely due to the valuable properties and components of selective active ingredients. Facial lines are quickly diminished by relaxing facial muscles.

Power tip: Can be used 3 times a week as an overnight mask.

Tired eyes.

Advanced Collagen Eye Lift Sheet Masks is a triple acting collagen eye mask that features the most advanced technology to renew the skin in only 20 minutes. After only one use, the skin appears hydrated and healthy, as if reborn.

Power tip: Follow up with your Day Collagen or Night Collagen and your preferred QMS Eye Cream.


How to determine what skin type you have

How to determine what skin type you have


When does your skin look red?

More often than not.

In the afternoon what does your skin need?

A refreshing and calming facial spritzer.

How does your skin feel after cleansing?

Sensitive and warm to the touch.

Skin-specific recommendations:


How would you describe the look of your pores?

Small and not easily noticed all over.

In the afternoon what does your skin need?

Moisture, moisture, moisture!

How does your skin feel after cleansing?

Itchy, a little dry and stripped of moisture.

Skin-specific recommendations:


How would you describe the look of your pores?

Large and visible all over – oily. Large/medium and only visible on my T-zone – combination.

How would you describe the shine on your skin?

Bright like a diamond – oily. Shiny on my T-zone but dull on my cheeks – combination.

How does it feel when you touch your skin?

Slick and greasy – oily. Oily in some places and dry on others – combination.

In the afternoon what does your skin need?

Blotting and powder all over – oily. Blotting and powder on my forehead, nose, and chin – combination.

How does your skin feel after cleansing?

Clean for now but the oil is coming soon – oily. Clean and great on my T-zone but my cheeks are a little dried out – combination.

How is your skin's relationship with pimples and blemishes?

I hate them but they love me – oily. The have territory around my T-zone – combination.

Skin-specific recommendations:


How would you describe the look of your skin?

Dull, sallow with a grey undertone.

Do you smoke?

Produces free radicals, strips the skin of vitamins and oxygen.

How are your sleeping patterns?

Adequate sleep, regular fitness and a balanced diet is vital to revitalize the skin.

In the afternoon what does your skin need?

Energy and a refreshing spritz.

How does your skin feel after cleansing?

Itchy, a little dry and stripped of moisture.

Skin-specific recommendations:


How would you describe the look of your skin?

Fine line and wrinkles, age spots, pigmentation, sagging can be seen.

How does it feel when you touch your skin?

Rough and scaly with loss of elasticity.

In the afternoon what does your skin need?

Moisture, moisture, moisture!

How does your skin feel after cleansing?

Itchy, a little dry and stripped of moisture.

Skin-specific recommendations:

Mask Therapy

Mask Therapy

Face masks are one of life’s little pleasures that gives instant gratification. It creates a unique pampering and wellness experience that can be enjoyed in the comfort of your own home. Regardless of your skin type or concern, all skin can benefit from using a face mask weekly.

QMS face masks will deliver on their promises. They are the perfect ‘vehicle’ to deliver highly concentrated key active ingredients, such as antioxidants, peptides, and botanical oils to the skin. Our masks are the real deal providing the ultimate boost for your skin when it looks and feels less than optimal.

All our masks are ‘overnight’ or ‘sleeping’ masks which means you can leave them on overnight! Sleeping with a mask on will allow the beneficial ingredients to work for longer than a traditional rinse-off mask, making them more effective and less time consuming. They are also great value for money and target multiple skincare concerns and there is no need to use your regular night-time moisturizer.

Advanced Collagen Eye Lift – Eye Sheet Mask

This triple action collagen eye sheet mask features the most advanced technology that combines native collagen fibres, peptides, and pure collagen molecules, with hyaluronic acid to help renew the skin in only 20 minutes. This unique eye mask is made of pure collagen fibres – instead of bio-cellulose, silicone, or other conventional materials. These collagen fibres make it a superior carrier, a compatible delivery system for the collagen peptides and molecules and the hyaluronic acid solution. Push the liquid chamber firmly towards the mask. Apply the smooth side of each mask to the cleaned under-eye area. Leave on for 20 minutes. Remove excess material and pat gently into the skin. Finish off with Day or Night Collagen and preferred eye care.

QMS Hydro Foam Hydrating Recovery MaskHydro Foam Mask – Hydrating Recovery Mask

Luxurious micro-foam face mask with restorative proteins, revitalizing vitamins, and soothing botanical oils to hydrate and calm the skin. The lightweight foam texture instantly soaks into the skin within minutes. Suitable for all skin types and highly recommended for dehydrated, tired, and stressed skin. This micro-foam mask formulated with high quality ingredients that provide extra hydration to the skin. The mask immediately smoothes fine lines and wrinkles, leaves the skin soft and deeply hydrated with renewed energy.

POWER TIP: Hydro Foam Mask is a great soother post wind and sun burn; it can be used as a moisturizer and is suitable for the face and the body. Alternatively, this mask can be left on the skin during the night-time as a sleep-in mask.

QMS EpiGen Pollution Rescue Overnight MaskEpigen Pollution Rescue Overnight Mask – Overnight Anti-pollution Foaming Mask

Revitalizing, firming, and soothing foam mask that can help restore and protect the skin’s appearance from pollution and environmental stress. Foam mask with Epigenetic technologies and advanced active ingredients to reverse signs of aging and promote youthful radiance. This overnight foam mask has been inspired by the recent findings in epigenetic science to help keep skin cells active for longer. Its advanced formula has been designed with carefully selected ingredients that can help the skin can “recharge its batteries” for a radiant, healthy, youthful appearance.

Suitable for all skin types and highly recommended for multiple signs of aging, age spots, sunspots, uneven skin tone, smokers and clients who live in the city and exposed to environmental stress. Apply foam over cleansed face after your Night Collagen Serum. Allow mask to penetrate and leave it overnight.

QMS Power Firm Moisturising MaskPower Firm Mask – Firming and Restorative Mask

Rich, nourishing and soothing face mask that helps to intensely restore and regulate skin’s moisture levels. Wellness for dry skin, this nourishing face mask helps to minimize fine lines and wrinkles and helps achieve plumpness in the skin. The 24-hour effectiveness of Power Firm hydrates the skin due to the valuable properties and components in the active ingredients. This mask has an immediate Botox-like effect resulting in firmer feeling and smoother looking skin. Suitable for dry, dehydrated, stressed and sensitive skin.

POWER TIP: Apply generously to cleansed skin, after your Night Collagen and massage into skin to use overnight as a sleep-in mask. Wake up with plumper, smoother, and hydrated skin.

It is highly recommended to include one of our face masks in your skincare routine. Apart from the above-mentioned benefits, applying a face mask helps you to relax. This will help you to destress and that alone can make you look and feel better!

Looking at the benefits of using a face mask, it will not be wrong to say that it is well worth the time to include it to your weekly skin care routine.

Aftershave Care for Men

Aftershave Care for Men

Razor burn is a common male skincare issue and super uncomfortable. All men face it from time to time but if redness and dreadful stinging sensations are feeling all too familiar, you need to rethink your shaving method and post shave care! The proper way to shave with a razor will leave behind minimal skin irritation. Taking care of your skin before, during and after shaving can keep your skin in great condition for decades to come.

Pure Blossom Micellar Cleansing Water

Pre-shave Care:

First, make sure you shave after washing your face. We recommend Pure Blossom Micellar Cleansing Water to remove impurities. The special technology of micelles nourishes and moisturizes the skin for gentle cleansing and toning of the skin. It ultimately prepares the skin for shaving by removing dirt, pollution and bacteria that could be lurking on the skin. This will stop the bacteria from getting into any freshly opened pores, which can cause irritation and infections.

Purifying Cleansing GelAs an alternative to shaving gel, our Purifying Cleansing Gel is a wonderful way to prepare the skin and beard for shaving. Apply the Cleansing Gel with your hands or preferably on a wet natural sea sponge. This creates a slight lather, which can then be spread over the relevant areas. After shaving, rinse thoroughly and enjoy the refreshing effect.

Tips for shaving:

  • Shave with the grain of your beard.
  • Use short strokes and do not go over any areas more than once.
  • Apply little pressure; letting the razor do most of the work.
  • After each stroke, rinse the razor blade with warm water.
  • When you done shaving, rinse your face with cold water to close your pores.

Post-shave Care:

Extra Sensitive Calming SerumAfter you are done shaving, apply a soothing aftershave product. It is important to note that many aftershave balms are alcohol based, which will dry out your skin and cause razor burn. You want something that is going to moisturize and protect your skin. We recommend Extra Sensitive Calming Serum to target the three main characteristics of post-shave irritation: a weakened skin barrier, redness, and excessive sensation of inflammation. The composition of protective, toning, and soothing functional ingredients gently cares for the skin, can prevent irritation, and restore the skin’s natural balance.

Beard grooming ritual:

Age Repair Miracle DropsThe daily beard care is a ritual that plays a central role in a man’s care routine. The essential element of beard care is a beard oil, and we recommend our highly concentrated facial oil Age Repair Miracle Drops. The selective functional ingredients, antioxidants and moisturizing agents give the beard an irresistible glow. In addition, the oil soothes the facial skin under the beard, which can notably reduce the annoying itching during the growth phase of the beard. It also supplies the beard hairs with essential nutrients and moisture. To use the beard oil, put about five to eight drops of the Age Repair Miracle Drops into your palms, spread them, and massage the oil extensively into the beard and facial skin. Finally, brush your beard and you are done.

We all know that daily skincare for men has to be much faster than for women. On average, men spend about 7 minutes a day caring for their face. Therefore, the application of skincare products should be as simple, fast, and effective as possible. The above shaving routine will compliment your lifestyle and ease the stress of regular shaving.

Care for sensitive skin

Care for sensitive skin

Sensitive skin not only reacts to external influences but also lifestyle and wrong care habits can further increase this tendency.

We will show you how you can strengthen your skin barrier in the long term and prevent excessive reactions.

People with sensitive skin don’t have it easy. Their skin reacts quickly irritated and sensitive: reddening, a feeling of tension and itching are on the daily schedule. External influences such as sun rays, aggressive care products, cold or environmental pollution are an additional stress factor and create a reddened, sometimes dry or spotty skin with pimples. Furthermore, sensitive skin is resentful. It does not only react to external influences, but lifestyle and wrong care habits can additionally strengthen this tendency. Lack of fluids, unbalanced nutrition, hormone fluctuations, medication, lack of sleep and last but not least, the psyche significantly affects the skin condition.

Typical characteristics

  • Very fair and dry, freckle-prone skin with translucent blood vessels
  • Often light eye color or red hair
  • Increased sensitivity to aggressive ingredients
  • Skin that is prone to irritation and redness
  • Often also “flaky skin” and with a tendency to swellings
  • Mental imbalances often influence the complexion of the skin

Causes of sensitive skin

The causes of sensitive skin are based on the interaction of various factors: besides, hereditary predisposition and allergies, mainly dry skin types tend to have sensitive skin. Even with increasing age, the skin can produce less and less moisture and store lipids, making it more dehydrated and, therefore, more delicate. Delicate skin can occur chronically as a characteristic of the sensitive skin type, but also in phases and at any time as a reaction to a specific cause for the normal skin types. More rarely, skin diseases like psoriasis or rosacea are also underlying.

Without a doubt, sensitive skin is the consequence of a disturbed skin barrier. However, this barrier can be strengthened with the help of skin-affine cosmetics and brought back into its natural balance.

Disturbed skin barrier

Barrier-disturbed skin reacts very delicately, even to relatively minor strains. Due to the affected barrier and the damaged double lipid layer, the skin is increasingly exposed to external influences. The natural water content of the skin cannot be maintained and it increasingly dries up. Sensitive skin often shows small cracks in the horny layer, allowing germs to enter and cause inflammation. The skin reacts with itching, inflammation, a feeling of tension and irritation.

What can I do about it?

Our skin is a truly complex system, which not only serves as boundary and protection for our innards but also as a communication organ between inside and outside. The skin barrier as our uppermost skin layer fulfills two essential functions: on the one hand, it acts as a protective barrier against harmful environmental influences from outside, and on the other hand, it prevents dehydration from inside. A resistant and intact skin barrier is the key to healthy and beautiful skin.

How do I protect my skin barrier?

Avoid paraffin-containing and aggressive care products as well as mineral oils, silicones and artificial emulsifiers.

Artificial emulsifiers can dissolve the skin’s natural lipid layer, so that the skin’s lipids combine with the water during the next cleansing by the emulsifiers and are washed out. Mineral oils and silicones indeed form a pleasant film on the skin, but they cannot integrate into the natural skin structure because the body cannot digest artificial substances and, in the long run, lead to a decline of the skin barrier functions. Moreover, mineral oils have an occlusive effect (they close the pores), which literally suffocates the lower skin layers and stops their activity. The skin produces fewer essential lipids and increasingly loses its ability to retain moisture.

The ideal solution for a resistant and intact skin barrier is to use skin-affine cosmetics, which means skincare products that imitate the skin barrier in their composition. This includes jojoba oil, shea butter and other natural waxes. Furthermore, the skin barrier should be strengthened and supported in its function by valuable ceramides and natural fatty acids, which can be integrated as building blocks into the skin barrier. Among the vegetable oils rich in natural fatty acids are argan oil, avocado oil, evening primrose oil, shea butter and sea buckthorn.


Tips for the care of sensitive skin

Gentle cleansing

To cleanse the body and face, you should use the most gentle cleansing products possible, which maintain the skin’s acid mantle. Use products that correspond to the skin’s pH value.


As sensitive skin tends to be dry, it is recommended to moisten the face with a toner after cleansing. Skin calming and moisturizing ingredients are blueberries, aloe vera, chamomile and rosewater.

Intensive treatment

Highly concentrated serums with special functional ingredients can penetrate deeper skin layers due to their light texture to develop their effect there. In this way, the skin’s resistance to external stress factors can be sustainably improved and the blood vessels can be strengthened.

Daily skincare

As sensitive skin tends to be dry, a moisturizing cream should be an indispensable part of the skincare routine. Also, always make sure that the skin is sufficiently nourished. Suitable are skin type-specific face and body creams that are free of possibly irritating ingredients and support the skin’s barrier function in a natural way. Natural oils like almond, jojoba and evening primrose oil noticeably calm irritated skin.

Cream masks

A cream mask is a real pleasure for sensitive skin. It is best to use a skin type-specific mask. The ingredients are specially adapted to the skin type and contain selective functional ingredients that strengthen the skin barrier and soothe irritations.

Caution peeling

Avoid mechanical peelings. The fine micro-particles which remove the skin scales by friction can excessively irritate sensitive skin. The best thing to do here is to use an enzyme peeling. This is particularly gentle in contrast to mechanical peelings as the enzymes dissolve dead skin cells without harming the active skin cells.

Better shower instead of a bath

Bathing for too long in hot water removes valuable lipids from the skin, which are essential for an intact skin barrier. A supposedly relaxing bath can become a stressful affair for sensitive skin.

Lymph-stimulating massage

Through an improved lymphatic flow, “congestions” can be prevented, i.e., redness, heat, etc. rarely occur. At the same time, the gentle touch calms the vegetative nervous system and is therefore ideal for the often nervous type of constitution.

Skincare 101

Skincare 101

Most teenagers are reluctant to follow a good skincare routine and often wait to take care of their skin until a problem shows up – this is not the best approach! Whether you want to prevent or control oiliness, congestion and breakout or just maintain a healthy glow; you should start a skincare routine sooner rather than later. Age does not matter; our skin has the same basic needs at every age!

Your daily skincare routine can be fast, simple, and inexpensive. These skincare tips will help you develop a great skincare routine that works for your budget and your life.

  1. Thoroughly cleanse your face: Wash your face daily with an antibacterial face wash. We recommend our Foam Fighter foaming face wash. Gently rub 1 to 2 pumps of foam into your face with clean hands. Rinse off with water.
  2. Cleanse your skin with a facial toner: It is best to use a facial toner after cleansing to remove any excess oils or residue on the skin. It can be applied over the whole face, concentrating on the T-Zone (forehead, nose, and chin) which is more prone to oiliness and impurities. We recommend our Fresh Crusader toning face wipes. Use one wipe after cleansing the face, or during the day to remove excess dirt and oil.
  3. Care for the skin: Choose a moisturiser that is right for your skin type to leave your skin looking fresh and radiant. We recommend our Smart Hydrator repair moisturiser. A moisturiser for acne prone skin that is intensively hydrating, non-sticky, soothes irritation and redness, and helps to regain control over demanding blemish-prone skin. Your skin will feel smooth and supple after the first application. The active ingredients seep deep into the skin to produce new healthier skin cells, rather than excess oils. Do not fall into the trap of not moisturizing because you think you do not need more hydration. Hydration is a key factor in normalizing the skin and balancing oil production.
  4. Protect your skin: Facial care to protect your skin from external influence such as the sun is of utmost importance for all skin regardless of your age, gender, or ethnicity. Our Control Freak SPF30 moisturiser provides weightless protection that helps keep your skin matte, reduce blemishes, soothes the skin, and protects against harmful UV rays from the sun. Reduces oil production without clogging pores leaving the skin noticeably clearer and smoother. Spray directly onto the face and with clean hands gently rub into the skin making sure to cover all areas of the face. Best applied every morning after your morning cleansing routine.
  5. Intensive care for the skin: Exfoliate at least once a week with our Power Powder exfoliating powder. Powder scrub that unclogs pores and refines the skin texture while reducing blackheads and blemishes. It is an oil-free formula that leaves the skin noticeably smoother, clearer, and more refined. Place about 5 grams of powder in the palm of your hand. Add a small amount of water to make a ball of foam. Gently rub the foam into your face making sure to get into all difficult areas. Rinse off with warm water. EXPERT ADVICE: Mix Power Powder with 2 pumps of Foam Fighter for a 2 in 1 cleansing and exfoliating action!

Tailoring your skincare system and strengthening your skin from a young age can help allay future concerns. You would not wait till you are nutrient deficient before eating healthy foods; the same approach applies to your skin.

Get ahead of the skincare curve and start young. It is easier to prevent rather than fix the problem later!

Skin Peeling without Trauma – The Natural Way

Skin Peeling without Trauma – The Natural Way

Safe exfoliation with no downtime, flaking or increase sensitivity to the sun might seem too good to be true. But with Team Dr Joseph’s retail and professional exfoliators you can be reassured that there will be no trauma to your skin. Part of their philosophy is to respect the skin’s natural cellular functions and enhance skin’s radiance by stimulating and not causing irritation.

The beauty of using a Team Dr Joseph at-home peels is it can deliver dramatic benefits without the downtime and discomfort, and in the comfort and convenience of your own home. Carefully selected high-tech ingredients such as Alpha Hydroxy Acids (glycolic, malic, tartaric, and citric acid) and gentle exfoliants like fruit enzymes dissolve the so-called ‘glue’ that holds your dead skin cells together, revealing younger-looking skin in minutes!

Which ingredients to look for:

Exfoliating fruit acids will give you that lit-from-within glow. They help to reveal fresher skin, target lines and wrinkles, uneven skin tone and is deeply cleansing. Our Fruit Acid Peel contains natural, bioactive fruit acids for demanding skin. Delicate fruit acids from apple, lemon and grape gently remove dead skin cells and can stimulate the skin’s natural renewal process for a smooth and soft skin feeling. Tocopherol and Hyaluronic Acid protects the skin, provides intensive moisture, and cushions wrinkles.

Fruit enzymes are gentle on the skin and suitable for sensitive and problematic skin. Our Gentle Clarifying Enzyme Peel contains papaya and pineapple extract for deep cleansing of particularly sensitive skin. Dead skin cells are gently removed without harming the active skin cells. The natural renewal process of the skin is gently stimulated, and the skin is provided with moisture for a pure and silky soft skin feeling.

What is special about our peeling?

  • Synergy of different fruit acids and enzymes.
  • Concentration has been scientifically proven to effectively remove dead skin cells without causing trauma or downtime.
  • Overall formulation that combines ingredients and delivery systems.
  • Our formulations are safe, non-toxic and causes no harm to the skin’s protective functions.
  • 100% natural ingredients that are well-tolerated and utilized by the skin.
  • Safe to use on all skin types and conditions, even sensitive and problematic skin.
  • Targets multiple skincare concerns at the same time.
  • Does not leave the skin feeling tight, dry, and flaky.
  • Safe to use all year round.
  • No increase in photosensitivity.
  • Safe for pregnant and breast-feeding women.
  • Can apply close around the eye contour area.
  • Only need to exfoliate once or twice a month to support natural skin regeneration.

Completing your daily skincare routine with regular exfoliation ensure a soft and well-cared for skin. By removing dead skin cells, peelings support the natural process of cell renewal and refine the skin’s complexion. Due to their high concentration of functional ingredients, they also improve the skin’s moisture and nutrient supply. When used regularly, peelings can help to improve and rejuvenate the skin texture.