Stripping back my skincare routine and trialling a product for 4 weeks seemed really exciting. I was interested to take part because I normally find it very difficult to see an improvement in my skin. I put this down to the fact that I have always been meticulous about my skincare routine.
For the last 4 weeks, I have cut out Vitamin C, Retinol, Peptides, Masks, Hyaluronic Acid to name a few products I use daily. I have had no facials, micro-current, Gua Sha or used a jade roller. Just cleanser, eye cream, Dermalogica Phyto-Nature firming serum and moisturiser. During the day I topped the moisturiser with SPF. Being on furlough I haven’t even applied make-up!
Following the instructions, I started my trial off with a photo. I used natural light from the window which is where I do my face every morning and evening. I took three pictures so I got the whole profile of my face.
I scanned the QR code that came in the box, and the instructions that came back were to perform a massage around my eyes, concentrating pressure on my ‘number 11’s’. Obviously, I concentrate too much!
Let’s get going!
After 2 weeks I was intrigued and decided to take these three photos again. Same place, same time. This was when I was first blown away with this product. I put the photos side by side and couldn’t believe the lift I was seeing on my jowl area. My skin looks cleaner and clearer. It was feeling smooth and soft. During the day I just used Elemis Plant Food moisturiser and I did use a richer night cream, Sunday Riley Ice, as I have a mature skin.
By week three I was a bit worried that my product would run out, and for a couple of days just used 1 pump twice a day. But I only did this for a couple of days. I needn’t have worried though as the product ran out literally the day after my four weeks.
Did the husband notice?
My husband knew I had been sent this product to try and at the end of it I reminded him about the trial. I showed him my pictures and asked him to tell me what he thought. He said “your skin looks fresher, and the eye area looks good. The jaw looks different”, he was putting his finger near his ear and pulling the skin back indicating more defined. “Lifted” I suggested.
So, what is in this serum? It is a dual-phased serum which contains highly active botanical ingredients along with biomimetic technology. I used two pumps twice a day, and on my first application I was worried I had pumped too much and that my skin would be oily. No, this was not the case. I wouldn’t describe my skin as hungry, but all the product was absorbed easily and my moisturiser went on top without any problems.
Now I am intrigued to find out what result I could expect if I continue to use this product month in month out? I am also curious to whether using my other daily products would have enhanced these results.
All my career I have always said that there is no miracle in a bottle! I think with this product I might have to eat my words!
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