In this new segment, we turn the spotlight on products that we believe, steal the show. If it’s our product of the week, consider it amazing!
What they say:
Intensive ampoules to combat the visible signs of ageing and highlight the luminosity of the skin. Its high concentration in vitamin C, performs a powerful antioxidant and illuminating activity, whilst SCA technology® Growth Factor Technology helps to regenerate the skin, smooth fine lines and wrinkles and increase firmness. Proteoglycans provide a filler effect as well as hydration. Clinically tested on mature, photoaged and altered skin types. Fast-absorbing, oil-free lightweight texture suitable for all skin types.
What we say:
I was excited to try this product as my skin has been a bit dull lately, but I was a little apprehensive because I’ve previously experienced sensitivity to vitamin C. As this concentrate contains 15% vitamin C, I expected my skin to react, or at least show some signs of irritability. I decided to use it once a day, in the morning only, for two weeks as directed. The box contains 14 easy-to-use ampoules (one per day), making it easy to keep track of your two-week journey.
I applied the concentrate every morning after cleansing, and found that it absorbed well and didn’t feel oily on my skin. The texture is light, and it has a neutral scent. I followed with a hydrating moisturiser and – most importantly – a broad spectrum SPF50. I reapplied my SPF a couple of times during the day, especially before my afternoon walk and if I was heading out. Vitamin C can increase your sun sensitivity, and as someone with very fair skin that’s prone to sun-induced pigmentation, I took no risks.
I was completely amazed when, after a few days, my skin hadn’t shown any signs of sensitivity or reaction!
The results happened gradually over the fourteen days. A few days in, my skin had increased radiance and after completing the two-week course, I can definitely notice a visible improvement in my skin. My complexion is brighter and more radiant, and my existing sun spots are lighter. Overall, I think I look a little bit more rested (possibly because my skin isn’t so dull anymore!).
I would definitely repeat this two-week course a couple of times a year to boost my skin’s radiance and I think it would be fantastic to use in the weeks leading up to a big event like a wedding.
– Anien, BSA Editor