StriVectin Advanced Acids Skincare

StriVectin Advanced Acids Skincare

New StriVectin Advanced Acids Skincare

Over the past few years, the use of acids in skincare has become super popular and most people have introduced them into their routine in some way. Whether it be in a weekly face mask, daily toner or even in a serum, there are so many ways to incorporate them into beauty regime. Certain acids target specific skin concerns and they’re a powerful way to see quite quick, but also long-term results. For example, Hyaluronic Acid which is one of the more well-known acids used in skincare is a powerful hydrating molecule which when included in skincare can intensely hydrate & strengthen the skin’s barrier for deep, lasting moisture.

So I’m very excited to introduce you one of StriVectin’s latest skincare releases, their Advanced Acids Collection. Each product in this line contains their famous patented NIA-114 alongside other active ingredients.

NIA-114™ is our patented, optimized form of Niacin/Vitamin B3 clinically proven to strengthen the skin barrier and supercharge the performance of other ingredients for visibly transformed, more youthful skin. 

StriVectin Advanced Acids Skincare

StriVectin Oleic Rapid Recovery Milk

This is a serum specifically designed to target skin concerns associated with ageing such as wrinkles and sagging skin. This lightweight milky textured serum will replenish skin making it look plump, feel tight but bouncy to the touch. It is so easy to smooth over clean skin, it instantly hydrates skin and smooths fine lines but it also has incredible long-term results too.

Oleic Acid, an Omega-9 fatty acid, replenishes skin’s lipid layer – an essential component of the skin’s barrier. Paired with NIA-114, it improves skin’s resiliency and visibly repairs signs of ageing.

  • Visibly repairs and replenishes skin’s lipids for improved firmness and elasticity
  • Restores youthful cushion lost with age
  • Reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles

New StriVectin Skincare

This serum doesn’t contain what most people might associate with an acid (like hyaluronic or glycolic) it contains a rich form Omega fatty acids, omega-3 and -9 fatty acid which are incredible for repairing, hydrating and reducing the signs of ageing. They also replenish and support your skins lipids. This can be used alone or under a serum.

My skin feels and looks plumper and more supple since using this and my fine lines are smoother and skin is looking more even, especially around my eyes. I like how refreshing this feels on my skin and it certainly feels like it’s repairing my skin and working its magic.

StriVectin Advanced Acid Repair Milk

StriVectin Oleic Advanced Acid Skincare

StriVectin Glycolic Skin Reset Mask

Who doesn’t love a skin reset for those days when your skin isn’t playing ball and your makeup just isn’t applying well? This mask is the answer, you only need to apply it for 5 minutes so it is perfect if you’re in a rush and just need glowing, refreshed skin!

The Advanced Acid collection pairs our patented NIA-114 molecule with the most potent, skin-transforming acids for maximum efficacy and results. NIA-114™ + Glycolic Acid, the most effective of the alpha-hydroxy acids (AHA), exfoliates dead skin cells from the face to reveal fresh, renewed skin. Paired with NIA-114, this potent yet gentle retexturizer delivers maximum results with minimal irritation. With micro-encapsulated Glycolic Acid for slow-release exfoliation, the supercharged formula restores radiance and dramatically improves texture in just 5 minutes.

  • Mask with micro-encapsulated Glycolic Acid delivers gentle yet potent exfoliation
  • Gentle, one-step exfoliating treatment for glowing, radiant skin in 5 minutes
  • Exfoliates for smooth, soft skin
  • Diminishes the look of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Brightens and restores radiance

SrtiVectin Advanced Acid Resurface Glycolic Mask

This gentle exfoliating mask although fast acting is still quite gentle (even for an acid). Glycolic acid, is the most effective of the alpha-hydroxy acids (AHA) & exfoliates dead skin cells from the face to reveal fresh, renewed skin. Paired with NIA-114, this potent yet gentle retexturizer delivers maximum results with minimal irritation. This is so quick and easy to use, I have been loving how smooth and polished my skin feels after using it, it also gives it a healthy glow oh, and my makeup sits so much better too!

I love that this mask is a peachy pink in colour and smells really nice too, slightly citrus. It is a really good product to have in your skincare routine and you only need to use it 1-2 times a week which means this 50ml tube will give you last months and help transform dull, textured skin into smooth, youthful skin with a natural healthy glowing. I really like this mask and can’ believe it delivers such visable results in just 5 minutes.

StriVectin Glycolic Acid Face Mask

StriVectin Resurfacing Face Mask Skincare

StriVectin Advanced Acid Hyaluronic Serum

StriVectin Hyaluronic Dual-Response Serum 

This clear, gel-like serum instantly feels hydrating on the skin, it has an almost silky smooth feel to it once smoothed out on to your skin. So I feel Hyaluronic Acid is the most well-known acid when it comes to its use in skincare, it is such a popular ingredient in products aimed at giving intense hydration and lasting moisture. I have used quite a few hyaluronic acid products over the years and think they really help prevent moisture loss and keep skin looking plump which is great for smoothing out fine lines.

  • Dual-phase serum with six types of Hyaluronic Acid deeply hydrates skin and locks in moisture
  • Visibly plumps skin and smoothes the look of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Improves skin’s ability to retain moisture

The Advanced Acid collection pairs our patented NIA-114 molecule with the most potent, skin-transforming acids for maximum efficacy and results. NIA-114 + Hyaluronic Acid, a powerful hydrating molecule, can hold 1,000 times its weight in water. Paired with NIA-114, this dual-action serum visibly plumps skin with moisture to bring dehydrated skin back to life. 

  • Chamber 1 contains 6 unique forms of Hyaluronic to visibly plump skin with immediate and sustained hydration. 
  • Chamber 2 combines NIA-114 and ceramides to lock in moisture and prevent water loss. 

SrtiVectin Plumping Hydrating Dual Action Serum

If like me you often feel like your skin is feeling dry and your fine lines are a little more visible than usual then this dual response serum will deliver a boost of hyaluronic acid to immediately quench dehydrated skin, but also help give sustained hydration and lock in moisture. Which means your skin will feel and look plump and bring dehydrated skin back to life.

StriVectin Hyaluronic Acid Dual Action Serum

New Strivectin Skincare Advanced Acids

So there you have it. 3 Acids which all deliver visible results for specific skin concerns. These new releases from StriVectin have quite a luxurious price tag but if you only bought the one that you’d see the most benefits from then it would be money well spent. I really liked them all, but would 100% repurchase the Mask & the Serum.

Rapid Recovery Milk was replenishing and is helping firm the slack skin around my jaw and mouth

Skin Reset Mask is where I saw the fastest results, this is phenomenal for exfoliating away dull skin and giving that fresh, healthy glow

Dual Response Serum – this serum is so good at delivering hydration and strengthening the skin barrier for plumper, smoother that has visibly less fine lines.

Just remember that if you’re using any kind of acid you must use a facial SPF!

Let me know which Advanced Acid you’re most tempted to add to your skincare regime.

 

5 Beauty Products From Jurlique

Five From Jurlique

Five From Jurlique

Jurlique Activating Water Essence

I discovered this product last year and it was the first Essence I had tried. I’d heard using an Essence was a very popular step in Asian skincare routines but was dubious as to whether I needed to add another step to my already quite rigorous regime. After using it for a while I realised that it was that perfect step for refreshing and hydrating your skin before going in with your serum. Just to be clear, an Essence is not a toner, nope it’s used after both cleansing and toning, it can replenish moisture, balance skins PH levels and help skin look glowing and it is now one of the steps in my routine that I look forward too.

At the centre of the Jurlique Activating Water Essence is their star ingredient – Marshmallow Root Extract, which is great for deeply hydrating skin and improving its ability to retain moisture. If you have yet to try an essence I highly recommend trying one.

Favourite Jurlique Products

Rose Moisture Plus Balancing Serum

Jurlique are well-known for their incredible quality rose products, they have an Organic Farm in the Adelaide Hills of Australia where they grow many of the herbs, flowers (including their roses) and plants for their products. This serum is part of their Moisture Plus range and it is fantastic at reviving tired, dry skin. It combines rosehip fruit oil, evening primrose oil and green tea extract to protect the skin’s barrier and provide extended moisture to keep skin cushioned, fresh and looking radiant.

PurelyAge-Defying Firming Face Oil

LOVE this product, in fact, I really like the whole Purely Age Defying range, if I was pushed to name my must-have product from Jurlique it would 100% be this Face Oil. I have used up so many bottles and always have one on the go. I use it at night and it performs nothing short of a miracle because when I wake up my skin looks well rested and healthy, it also works to even skin tone and keeps skin looking plump. It is infused with a trio of potent anti-ageing ingredients; Blackcurrant Seed Oil helps to improve elasticity and firmness, Buriti Oil reduces fine lines and wrinkles and Rock Samphire Extract helps to support collagen synthesis and promotes a firmer complexion. So your skin is in good hands with this and my skin always feels incredible after I have used it.

Favourite Jurlique Skincare Products

Jurlique Rose Silk Finishing Powder

Most people are unaware that Jurlique does finishing powder, I think it is the only makeup product they stock but it is one of my absolute favourites. This loose powder is so fine & lightweight that it never feels heavy or drying on the skin. It’s a translucent powder so it’s not going to add coverage or leave a white cast on your skin. It is great for setting makeup and keeping that oily t zone in check. I like to apply this with a big powder brush & sweep the product across my t-zone & chin, it has a really nice floral scent and my go to powder for eliminating that dreaded shine but leaving the skin with a slight matte velvety smooth finish.

It contains the key ingredients Corn Starch & Rice Starch which act as natural substitutes for talc, while Silican imparts a smooth texture on the skin, Glycerin helps to moisturise and prevent moisture loss and Arnica helps soothe and cool the skin. If you like your setting powder to leave your skin with a slightly matte finish without looking flat then this would be a great product for you.

Jurlique Purely Age-Defying Ultra Firm and Lift Cream

This moisturiser does feel quite thick and rich when you first apply it but give it a minute and your skin will have absorbed it to leave you with a velvety soft finish. It’s so nourishing and instantly smoothing. It contains powerful natural ingredients such as Yeast Extract to help promote collagen synthesis, Amino Acid Lipid Complex promotes skin remodelling and contraction of collagen fibres, Rock Samphire Extract supports skin density while reducing the appearance of fine lines & wrinkles and finally Beech Tree Bud Extract accelerates the production of fresh new cells. For me, the one thing I noticed almost instantly from using this is my skin looked smoother, which is why I think it makes the perfect base for foundation. It helps give you that flawless base.

Have you tried any products from Jurlique that you would recommend?

Radical Hand and Nail Multi – Repair Créme

New Release from Radical

Radical Hand and Nail Cream

Radical Skincare is an anti ageing skincare line started by Liz and Rachel, the daughter of Dr. Richard F. Edlich MD.PHD, world renowned Professor of Plastic Surgery. They dedicated years of research to formulating advanced skincare products that protect and rejuvenate skin.

The key to the Radical Skincare line is their Patented Trylacel Technology which maintains the potency of active ingredients by up to 300% by combining Multiple Antioxidants, Anti Ageing Active Ingredients and soothing Ingredients which enable maximum benefits and quick results.

I tried some samples from their range a couple of years ago & was very impressed with them so was excited to give their new Hand and Nail Cream a try.

Radical Skincare

Radical Hand and Nail Multi – Repair Créme* 75ml

This cream has so many high-performance active ingredients, much like all Radical products, so I will list some of the wonderful ingredients

‘Hyaluronic Acid: Recreates the hydrolipid film of the skin, which boosts its barrier function protecting optimum hydration levels on the palm and back of hand.

The nutritional and antioxidant powers of the Radical TrylacelTM technology re-stimulate the synthesis of essential collagen and elastin fibres to improve skin firmness and elasticity and protect against free-radicals.

Hexylresorcinol visibly reduces the appearance of dark spots. Combined with raspberry extract, rich in ellagic acid, this ingredient is known to regulate melanin synthesis and therefore help to prevent dark spots forming.

Myrrh extract supports the strength of the nails and condition cuticles, it was used by typists in the days of the first Remington typewriters to strengthen their nails. Natural Myrrh also calms micro wounds and irritations.

Rice extract absorbs excess secretions by the hands.’

So this cream is a powerhouse of anti ageing as well as giving your hands an all in one treatment. The cream is quite thick when you first apply it to your hands but its so easy to massage into the skin. It sinks into the skin within minutes leaving them feeling very soft, noticeably smoother and brighter and not at all greasy. You don’t have to wait ages for it to sink in and I found I didn’t have to reapply too much throughout the day, my hands stayed feeling nourished and soft for hours. I only tended to reapply after I washed my hands so you don’t have to use a lot of product throughout the day which is great!

New Release from Radical

I don’t think you can ever take a good hand cream for granted, our hands are really put through the ringer on a daily basis and as I am edging ever closer to 40 (3 years to go) I am really trying to look after my hands and keep the age spots and inevitable wrinkles to a minimum. I have really noticed a difference in how soft and healthy my hands look, I have been using this cream for over 2 months now & it has even helped reduce an age spot I had on the back of my right hand so that’s really pleased me.

The more I use this the more it’s protecting my hands and giving them the nourishment and hydration they need. I suffer from really dry skin on my hands all year round but this hand cream has been the best to date for combating my lizard skin.

This is a high-end skin care product but in this case, you get what you pay for, you don’t need to use a lot of product so there is no wastage. If you’re 35+ then I would highly recommend investing in this. I always have it with me, either on my desk or in my handbag and the results are visible so I’m completely smitten.

Products that are marked with an * have either been sent to me for my consideration or I’ve received at events. I’m under no obligation to review them on my blog. However if I do, the reviews are 100% my own.

My Introduction to Decleor Skincare

Decleor Skincare

Decleor Skincare

Decleor Prolagene Lift Collection

I have been trying out this Decleor Lift & Fill Wrinkle Mask* from their Prolagene range, it’s a mask more suitable to Mature Skin or for those of us that are seeing more lines and wrinkles appearing. It is for specifically targeting deep facial wrinkles, firming those areas and making them appear plumper.

This Prolagene Lift range is based on three active ingredients,

Iris Essential Oil  (boosts skins elasticity // L-PROLINE Complex (amino acid for lifting and reshaping) // Hyaluronic Acids (plumping)

Together these drip feed a blend of highly concentrated active ingredients offering immediate hydration and instantly smoother skin. Along with the instant effects, this also has long-lasting effects due to the Lifting Filler that combined with the L-PROLINE Complex encourages intercellular communication to plump up wrinkles.

Decleor Skincare

 

This has a gel-cream formula that is absorbed quickly into the skin & is suitable for all skin types, my skin is generally quite Oily but is also dehydrated around my eyes. I used this as directed twice a week as a targeted wrinkle treatment. I have quite a deep wrinkle around my eyes and around my mouth. I applied a ten pence piece sized amount to those specific areas, I left it for 10 minutes then I massaged what product hadn’t been absorbed into those areas. I like to use this after cleansing and before bed. I see the best results that way.

I think another plus of this mask is the fact you don’t need to wash it off, its fuss-free. You just rub the extra product into your skin. So it is easy to use where-ever you are and if you’re pushed for time.

In terms of results, it was quite remarkable as when I woke from using this the second time the wrinkles around my mouth were visibly reduced and not only that the area looked plump and very smooth, even my husband commented on how plump that area looked. I was very impressed with the results. Going forward and after having used this mask for 7 weeks, I think the results are undeniably good. My skin is looking smoother and my deep set wrinkles have been visibly reduced. My mum who is 56 (hello Linda) was right on this & she bought herself a tube after hearing me going on about it. I can see it visibly reducing her deep-set wrinkles and I’d say her skin is looking plump too.

Decleor

The packaging is nice and user-friendly, it has a handy pump that dispenses just enough product without being messy or wasteful. The product is lightweight and highly absorbent so no greasy feeling here, but your skin still feels the benefits of it being extremely hydrating. You get 30ml of product and as it is a targeted treatment you barely use any product, I have a feeling this is going to last me at least a year.

So if you’re in your late 30’s + and are looking for a mask that delivers targeted results on not only the first signs of ageing but also deep set wrinkles then I urge you to give this Decleor Prolagene Lift Mask a try. I don’t think I have ever used an at-home mask that’s delivered such reducing and plumping effects. Excuse me whilst I invest in the whole range.

This mask contains no mineral oil and is fragrance-free.

Decleor Prolagene Lift: Lift & Fill Wrinkle Mask* 30ml for £32.00