Last month they very kindly sent me a selection of their products to try including 3 moisturisers from their ACE range. These are designed to combat signs of fatigue, brighten your complexion and help address signs of ageing, all things I look for in a good face cream. Each contain moisture boosting Vitamin A, brightening Vitamin C and refining Vitamin E, for soft supple skin, as well as Tomato, Olive and Fennel oils to promote a more supple, firmer appearance.
If I like a product I usually wait until it’s finished before moving on to the next one, but with the change in season I’ve ended up getting use out of all three of these. Here’s what I thought:
In summer my skin gets a bit oily with the humidity and I don’t enjoy putting anything on my skin as it has a tendency to feel claggy. However as I get older I’m increasingly conscious that I need to treat my skin well even when I’m not in the mood! This gel worked well for me at the end of August when the weather was still warm. It’s light consistency left my skin feeling refreshed and prepared for the day ahead, with a clean feeling and no stickiness.
It can be used on your body too and is lovely and cooling, but with the £25 price tag I stuck to using this on my face so that I could get maximum use from it. That way the 250ml bottle should last for ages and make it very cost effective in the long run.
As the weather turns cooler I turn up my skincare regime. My skin needs more care as the temperature fluctuates, especially when moving from the warmth of indoors to chilly outside and back again. I switched to the Hydra-Gel Serum early in September.
It’s described as an intense serum but you wouldn’t know it when you put it on as it sinks the skin beautifully and a small amount goes a long way. I have found it light enough in texture to wear during the day under my makeup and on most days I haven’t even bothered with foundation. My skin looks healthy and glowing without that oily shiny sheen that I hate. I definitely think it’s had a brightening effect.
For a really nourishing treat, I’ve been using the Vitamin ACE Day and Night Cream. I’m using this solely as a night cream at the moment, as it’s a thicker texture and has a more oily consistency, although if you are prone to very dry skin (I tend to get patches in Winter that need extra nourishment) you could use this as a day cream. I slather it on before bed and feel confident that as it soaks in it’s doing lots of good things whilst I sleep.
All three of the moisturisers contain little pink beads called oxysomes, which is the delivery system for all that vitamin goodness. They are most noticeable in this cream though and the first time I applied it I panicked as I wasn’t sure what to do with the little pink dots on my face! However if you massage them in for a second they will melt right into your skin and leave behind a lovely soft texture.
Plus this cream looks so so pretty. I know that’s not really important. But you know, I couldn’t help but mention it!
Now onto body pampering!
Note that I was sent a cleanser too, but I’m still working my way through my current one so that one has so far gone unused!
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