I have been using some new products from an Irish brand SKINICIAN for the past few weeks. The products were gifted and specifically chosen for my ageing skin. As my regular readers know, I like to try a new brand for at least a month before I write a review. Sometimes I do not make it past a week, because the products don’t suit me. Skincare is very personal so we all need to find what suits us and Skinician products suit me very well. The only product I was not mad about was the cleanser, so I did not stick with it. Iprefer creamier or gel cleansers, but it might suit you.
AGELESS OVERNIGHT RETINOL POWERBALM
WHAT IS RETINOL?
It is a form of Vitamin A, an ingredient that is proven to promote skin renewal and enhance collagen production. It promises to increase skin hydration and strengthen elastin. It also can help to reduce pigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles. The idea behind retinol is that it speeds up the renewal of cells.
HOW DO YOU USE IT?
Ageless Overnight Retinol Power Balm is a lightweight balm that can be used on its own or under a moisturiser. If you are new to retinol, or if you have dry skin or experience tightness and flakiness, it is recommended that Ageless Overnight Retinol Power Balm is layered under your night cream. It is important to begin by adding this retinol into your evening routine one to two nights per week for the first week and build it up as your skin adapts.
And like every retinol, you must protect your skin from UV damage every day with an SPF of 30+
This is the first retinol I have used in 10 months. My skin had previously developed a sensitivity to it. But with this retinol product, there has been no irritation at all. And like before, my skin is noticeably smoother, softer and brighter. I see a slight improvement in pigmentation too.
ADVANCED TIME DELAY DAY CREAM
What’s not to love about this day cream?
It is super hydrating and very light to use, gliding onto my skin. Containing all those ingredients which you want in a day cream (e.g. hyaluronic acid and Vitamin E), it has a luminous, immediate brightening effect.
And importantly it has SPF 30. I use it under my much-loved IT Cosmetics CC CREAM.
ADVANCED RESTORING NIGHT CREAM
This is described as an advanced anti-ageing night cream that works while you sleep, increasing the production of collagen and elastin to plump and firm the skin. Again, it has a plethora of ingredients like botanicals to increase hydration and repair your skin. Exactly what my ageing skin needs.
AGELESS PEPTIDE EYE COMPLEX
Using powerful peptides, this promises to hydrate and reduce the appearance of your lines and wrinkles. It also contains UV filters to protect the skin around the eye from harmful UV rays. It is lovely to use and I can see an immediate difference in hydration around the eyes.
- Free from parabens, palm oil, and mineral oil
- All bottles, tubes & cartons are recyclable
- Cruelty Free
- Vegan-friendly formulae
- If you are in the market to try some new skincare, with powerful active ingredients and at a reasonable price considering the quality of the products, then SKINICIAN is worth considering.
If you want to try some products from SKINICIAN, use the code HILDA when ordering to get 10% off the price.