The Brand: Dermatological skincare, made in Switzerland, sensitive skin.

In Belgium, this brand is very popular and sold in many pharmacies. In the Netherlands, you can find Louis Widmer products in drug stores like ETOS and DA (not all of them, however).

What does the brand tell us about this product ?

“Basic serum, intensive anti-ageing”

  • Improves skin texture
  • Deep action
  • Hydrates
  • fragrance free (this version)

Ingredients: Aqua, glycerin, phenoxyethanol, butylene glycol, lecithin, acrylates C10-30 alkyl acrylate crosspolymer, collagen amino acids, ethylhexylglycerin, sodium hyaluronate, sodium hydroxide, carbomer, coco-glucoside, glucose, palmitoyl oligopeptide, palmitoyl tetrapeptide 7.

Luis Widmer

Louis Widmer’s marketing focuses on safety and “made in Switzerland”. The latter seems to be an ever-lasting argument for the brand. “Production takes place in an ultra-sterile environment, which enables us to use a minimum of preservatives”. Most products are available with or without fragrance.

Louis Widmer does not test on animals.

Special features of the brand:  “Biostimulants” in the form of a collagen amino acid complex (see the ingredients list) are the key active ingredient in most Louis Widmer products. This complex is used in different dosages (up to 10%), to help skin regenerate and can be found in most of the brand’s anti-ageing products.

The amino acid complex is very interresting, as amino acids are the building blocks of our collagen. As the quality of our collagen decreases with age, a supply of amino acids seems to be a logical solution to combat the ageing process.

Extrait Liposomal also contains hyaluronic acid and two peptides. Hyaluronic acid works wonderfully for dehydrated skin and  indirectly contributes to the regeneration of our collagen. Collagen is an important part of our connective tissue. It ensures the firmness of our skin. With ageing, collagen production decreases, which leads to loss of firmness and the appearance of wrinkles.

Luis Widmer serum

The formula contains two different peptides. Peptides can either function as moisturizers, or as collagen stimulators.

Extrait Liposomal has a light, gel-like texture. Penetrates immediately without leaving a sticky feeling.

Everyone over 30 can use this product.

Fragrance: I used the fragrance free version. Like all Louis Widmer product, the fragranced version has a very light perfume.

How to use this product? Serums are the first step after cleansing and toning. If you skip the toner (which you shouldn’t, by the way; i’ll come back on this in another article), immediately after cleansing. Apply when your skin is still a little moist from your toner. Patting skin dry seems unlogic to me. We want to “lock in “ moisture, don’t we ?

Can be used around eyes and on lips (on lips if you have the fragrance free version).

Works well under: any facial oil, cream, sunblock. Depending on your skin type/skin condition.

In case you’re looking for a “moisture boost” with anti-ageing ingredients, this product will be great. There are, however,  no anti-oxidants.

Plus: unique amino-acid complex, hyaluronic acid and peptides. Light, pleasant texture. Locks in moisture and is skin soothing. Works for  sensitive skins also. A little goes a long way. Price/quality. With or without perfume.

Minus: nothing I can think about.

Natural? No, although some ingredients are “natural”.

Who can use this product? Practically anyone, unless you’re under 30. Has become a “classic” in my serum collection.

Sold in pharmacies (Belgium) and ETOS and DA drugstores in the Netherlands.

www.louis-widmer.be and www.louis-widmer.nl

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