Skinceuticals Retinol 0.5 Night Cream
Perhaps the most famous of her chosen three, C E Ferulic is an antioxidant serum that is applied as an interim step between washing your face and applying sunscreen/moisturizer. The serum protects your skin against environmental free radicals, while building up your collagen production. In my quest for great skin, I bought a Clarisonic Mia in January of 2011 ( review here ), a bottle of Mario Badescu Glycolic Acid toner last fall ( review here ) and a Kate Somerville EradiKate acne treatment in January of 2012 ( review here ).
The difference in Skinceuticals water based or water soluble vitamin B5 is that because it is water soluble it is able to quickly and expediently bypass the skins outer protective layer where it can then function on a cellular level in the skins lower substrate. Hyaluronic acid and vitamin B5 are both vitally skinceuticals essential for the skins natural reparative and water retention processes and if they are at all deficient the skins natural functions will be lacking in viability. I had seen a few reviews on YouTube about retinol in general and how it resurfaced the skin AND prevented acne. So I was curious to try it.
Depending on the severity other promising pigmentation reducers include alpha and beta hydroxy acids such as aslicylic acid, kojic acid (extracted from a Japanese mushroom) and azelaic acid (found in wheat and barley). First there was the C E Ferulic antioxidant serum that was hyped up and talked about all over the blogosphere. It was featured in almost every magazine and the promises it made seemed kind of impossible. It was through researching the Ferulic that I got introduced to Skinceuticals as a brand even though ultimately I decided against investing in that particular treatment.
Skinceuticals Retinol comes in two concentration levels. The5% concentration amounts to 1-200th actual concentration retinol, while their 1.0% retinol is 1-100th total retinol by concentration. However; don't be deceived because these are actually very high concentrations of what is a powerful active ingredient. She then puts two drops of SkinCeuticals Phloretin CF Serum on. She says she can see a huge difference in her skin when using this because it helps with fine lines. $155, Skinceuticals.com (Note: I got this product and the next one listed for $187 at SkinStore.com. )
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