There’s so much newness in the skincare market at the moment and I haven’t a hope in hell of trying it all, so I thought I’d give you a few heads-up posts on what’s recently launched from some of my favourite skincare brands. Skinceuticals have a couple of new arrivals, both of which are targeted treatments that sound absolutely amazing. The first is the new Advanced Pigment Corrector which replaces the original and infamous Pigment Regulator. The Pigment Regulator has a reputation for being one of the few products on the market that really shifts stubborn pigmentation, so it’s exciting that there’s a new arrival and I’m looking forward to reading reviews. As is usually the case with Skinceuticals, there’s some serious science backing up the product claims, most of which I’ve skimmed through to get the general gist of what the product does, which is exfoliate existing pigmentation and reduce the production of excess melanin to inhibit the development of new pigmentation. This is a twice-a-day treatment that slots in after your antioxidant (or cleanser if you don’t use an antioxidant) and before moisturiser. The Skinceuticals Advanced Pigment Corrector is available now for £85, suitable for all skin types and more info can be found here – link.
The Skinceuticals Resveratrol BE is the product I am most excited about as Resveratrol is 2014’s answer to Retinol in that it appears to be a bit of a wonder-ingredient; I was reserving judgement on whether it would be a fad ingredient or not, but since Skinceuticals have made use of it this almost certainly means it’s an ingredient to pay attention to. The Skinceuticals Resveratrol BE is designed to do some serious overnight repairing to restore skin density and elasticity. It’s an anti-ageing serum/gel formula that provides antioxidants with a concentration of 1% Resveratrol, alongside 0.5% Baicalin and 1% Vitamin E. I will be finding a way to add this baby to my routine (and I’ll report back on whether it gives me spots) as it sounds amazing; I get gut feelings about products and this one is definitely something I’m very keen to try. Also, fun fact, fact finders, Resveratrol is found in Japanese Knotweed which is a nightmare weed that is extremely hard to kill and grows to obscene heights in literally a matter of days. The reason I know this is because it’s currently in my back garden which quite frankly looks like something out of Day of the Triffids (awesome film), thus proving that Resveratrol is definitely a hardcore ingredient you want in your skincare, less so in your back garden…This is a night time only treatment that’ll go on before your moisturiser and is suitable for most skin types other than very oily. It’s also available now for £120, with more info here – link.