There is so much skincare launching at the moment (not that I’m complaining at all, as you know, I cannot get enough of skincare) so I thought I’d put aside three rather different new collections and give you a little look so you can see what you think. I’m quite pleased with the trio I went for as I think there’s something for everyone! There’s a very fancy, “science-y” new range called DNA Renewal, there’s a ‘skincare, simplified’ and beautifully natural new line called Eloquence, and finally there’s an extremely exciting spot-busting line from Dr Nick Lowe called Acclenz.
The blurb says: “Sacha Inchi Oil comes from an exotic seed popular as a premium health food and now as a skincare ingredient across the entire range of Eloquence Beauty Care. To keep your skincare simple, affordable and effective our core collection includes a four step fool proof routine, each product clearly numbered and easy to use as well as being free from harsh chemicals, perfumes and colours, cruelty free and fragranced with a natural blend of essential oils.”
Possible star product: Nourishing Treatment Oil; a truly multi-purpose product that’s suitable for all skin types, and can be used either as a booster to other products in your existing routine, or as an intensive treatment on it’s own. It can be used on nails, skin and hair too!
Price point: Low-to-mid, with the Purifying Facial Cleanser starting at £7.99 and the Nourishing Treatment Oil costing £29.99.
My first impression: This is an intelligently considered range that follows a step-system (step 1 is the cleanser, step 2 is the serum, step 3 is the eye gel, etc) making it an ideal starter routine for anyone who’s new to skincare or wants their routine simplified. Find out more here – link.
The blurb says: “Developed by Dr. Ronald Moy – a pioneering research scientist and dermatologist, specialising in the fields of ageing and sun damage – this concise range harnesses the powerful, regenerative properties of DNA Repair Enzymes and Growth Factor, to repair the past and protect the future of your skin. Found naturally in cells, DNA Repair Enzymes are skin’s first line of defence – ‘cutting out’ damage and patching the ‘holes’ with healthy DNA. Growth Factors then help to kick-start cellular regeneration – slowing the ageing process and promoting optimal skin health – so skin not only looks younger, but gradually becomes so“.
Possible star product: DNA Renewal; the lead product and namesake of the range, this is the serum to end all serums that makes use of the cutting-edge research behind the brand to provide a multitude of skincare benefits with a focus on treating the signs of ageing and boosting hydration levels.
Price point: High, with the DNA Renewal costing £78 and the DNA Regeneration Serum costing £85.
My first impression: This is a very exciting range with a great selection of products (including a Skin Restoring Mask that I need in my life!) that is pretty advanced, and well priced considering the impressive formulations. I actually met with Dr Moy when he was over here promoting the range, and he was so upfront about what his products can and can’t do, that I have faith in the promises his products make. Also, he’s part of a Nobel-Prize-winning team thanks to his research into skin cancer, so I figure if I’m going to trust anyone to provide results-driven skincare, it’s him! You can find the full range here – link.
Dr Nick Lowe Acclenz
The blurb says: “Teenage and adult acne can be disfiguring and debilitating, with over 80% of us suffering at
some time. Now everyone has access to the new acclenz™ Blemish Solutions range from consultant dermatologist Dr Nick Lowe and his daughter Dr Philippa Lowe, skin specialist and research physician. This new science-based acclenz™ range bridges the gap between prescription and over-the-counter acne skincare solutions.“
Possible star product: The Deep Action Blemish Serum contains some fantastic, spot-fighting ingredients such as Salicylic Acid, Zinc and Niacinamide and promises to calm irritated skin and diminish the appearance of pores.
Price point: Mid-range, with the Advanced Action Spot Gel costing £23, whilst the Deep Action Blemish Serum costs £49.
My first impression: I always liked the original spot-fighting range from Dr Nick Lowe (which seems to have disappeared – a shame since the cleansing water was very good!) so I was excited to find out more about the new Acclenz range. First impressions are very positive; the formulas are great and a couple of products are particularly exciting, such as the serum and the spot gel. I also really liek the name Acclenz, which sounds quite gentle and grown-up; it isn’t something you’d immediately associate with acne, which is exactly what you want on your bathroom shelf. The full range is out now and available here –link.