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Ever wondered whether swamp science might be the answer to your skincare woes? Us neither. How very wrong we were…

By now we’re used to slapping on mainstay cosmetic ingredients like hyaluronic acid, vitamin C and retinol, and thanks to their fantastic efficacy, they’re not going anywhere. But the brains behind the new kid on the block, BOG Skincare, says there is a vital ingredient we’re missing, and it just so happens to be one of the earth’s oldest natural materials: organic peat.

You may have heard the likes of Monty Don preaching about peat and this form is no different. Organic peat is the very top layer of mineral-rich earth found in water-logged bogland.

Jam-packed with potent antioxidants, this material promotes cell-turnover, clears skin of unwanted debris and can reportedly boost collagen production. Basically, it’s an anti-ageing hero.

So why has it taken so long to make its way into skincare? Apparently, scientists only discovered the powerful properties of organic peat when an Irish farmer discovered a 2000 year old body on his land, perfectly preserved by the material.

No need to don your wellies, though, try BOG skincare’s brand spanking Hydrate & Revitalise masks, £12, which are packed with the stuff, alongside hyaluronic acid and Bilberry extract. Together, the three ingredients can help reduce puffiness, hydrate dried out skin, tighten pores and even reduce dark spots.

If you give them a go, let us know how you get on @eveningstandardmagazine

BOG Hydrate & Revitalise masks, £12