I’m skipping a few planned posts because I need to talk about one of my new favourite products!
Lightweight products that contain a high concentration of active ingredients. They absorb quickly into your skin, making them an excellent next step after cleansing. Each serum has a unique purpose and ingredients.
There are literally thousands of serums and I’ve found the serum field to be one filled with landmines. Serums that contain Retinol for instance seem to be extremally popular, but if you have very sensitive skin it’s probably best to avoid Retinol.
When I was looking for serums my skin was super inflamed so I was looking for one that would focus on soothing and I hit the jackpot.
SkinCeuticals – Phyto Corrective
Breakouts, sun exposure and external stressors can irritate and inflame the skin, so give it specialist care with the SkinCeuticals Phyto Corrective serum. This light oil-free serum is enriched with botanical extracts of Cucumber, Thyme and Grapefruit along with Hyaluronic Acid to significantly calm, soothe and balance stressed skin. Dark spots and uneven pigmentation are also taken care of thanks to a number of natural alternatives to harsh skin lighteners, to leave the skin feeling rejuvenated after only a few weeks. Suitable for all skin types, especially oily and problematic skins, apply 3-5 drops to cleansed skin once or twice a day for best results.
– Skin balancing serum
– Oil-free gel texture
– Contains botanical extracts
– Corrects and soothes the skin
When I got this I’d been using my new cleanser for a while. The cleanser had done a lot to take some of the puffiness out of my skin but not the redness. The keyword for me getting this product was ‘soothing’ and from the moment I first used it that’s exactly what it did.
It’s recommended to use 5 to 3 drops on dry cleansed skin up to twice a day. The first few times I used it I needed those 5 drops but as time went on I’ve found 3 to be loads. I could probably get away with only using this once a day but I’m kind of reluctant to reduce because I’m seeing such great results.
One of the huge benefits I’m seeing, aside from the greatly reduced redness, is around that uneven pigmentation declaration. About 2 years ago I had a fall while getting off a spinning bike (graceful to the last) and hit my upper cheek. At first I thought the only damage was the black eye I sported for a week but as time went on I noticed that I had discoloration in the area I hit and it wasn’t going away.
That discoloration has vastly improved and is almost non existent now. The new pro-collagen products I’m using are likely helping move this along but I’ve noticed the biggest difference since using this serum. Hence why I’m reluctant to reduce the usage. If that area fades altogether I might think about cutting back.
The biggest downside to SkinCeuticlas is the price. This is one of their cheaper serums. There are about 600 drops per bottle and at the rate I’m currently using I’ll need to buy it about every 2 and a half months. That’s €260 a year on top of all the other expensive skincare products I’m using BUT I use it every day and I’m seeing such amazing results that for now I’m just glad I found something that gets rid of redness and that scar/discoloration.
Price Paid: €52.00
Website Purchased from: Skin City
Product website: skinceuticals.com