LOUIS WIDMER PIGMACARE SKIN TONE BALANCE

Serum for the treatment of pigmentation spots

Intensive anti-ageing

Ingredients:Aqua, Cyclopentasiloxane, Niacinamide, Butylene Glycol, Dimethicone, Cetearyl Isononanoate, Isopropyl Lauroyl Sarcosinate, Glycerin, Silica, PEG/PPG-18/18 Dimethicone, Titanium Dioxide, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cetearyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Propylene Glycol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Phenoxyethanol, Arginine, Cetearyl Olivate, Ascorbyl Glucoside, Ethyl Linoleate, Hexylresorcinol, Potassium Cetyl Phophate, Sorbitan Olivate, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Resveratrol, Disodium EDTA, Tocopherol, Xanthan Gum, Ethylhexylglycerin, Glycerrhitinic Acid, Carbomer/Papain Crosspolymer, 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol, Tetrapeptide-30, Algin.

This Louis Widmer serum has several strong points:

  • Niacinamide, known as vitamin B3, is a proven ingredient when it comes to age spots. It’s anti-ageing too.
  • Vitamin C, present in the form of Ascorbyl Glucoside, gradually delivers its SKIN LIGHTENING properties to your skin. Vitamin C also STIMULATES collagen production, meaning FIRMER skin.
  • Hexylresorcinol is an antiseptic as well as a lightening ingredient. A 0.5 concentration has been proven to work even better than a standard dermatological 2 percent concentration of hydroquinone (the latter will be less friendly to your skin and you’ll need a doctor’s prescription).
  • Resveratrol is a POWERFUL anti-oxidant, meaning CELL PROTECTION and anti-ageing at the same time.

Coupled with some vitamin E and a few moisture binders, this serum has a lot to say for itself.

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You could try this product in case you’re looking to combine an age-spot treatment with an anti-ageing skincare. When you start getting a few WRINKLES and have spotted some age spots too. This one is a multitasker.

The texture is light, weightless and absorbs quickly.No sticky feeling. You’ll see results after a few months of (continuous) use. Widmer advises a 2 times a day application. I use it off and on and see results. Don’t forget SPF during daytime !

Skintype: all

Texture: weightless

Positive points: good ingredients, multitasker.

Weak points: none.

Available through pharmacies

www.louiswidmer.com

ESTEE LAUDER ADVANCED NIGHT REPAIR SYNCHRONISED RECOVERY COMPLEX II

Estée Lauder’s legendary Night Repair serum was introduced into the cosmetic market in 1982.

It was the first skin treating complex that promised to FIGHT against environmental DAMAGE, REPAIR it partially and PREVENT new damage.The product proved  to be an enormous succes and has, since then, been “facelifted” two times. Starting as a “cellular recovery complex”, it became “protective recovery complex” and now has become a “synchronised recovery complex II”, working with the “carcadian rythms” of our skin, meaning it follows skin’s own natural rythm of protection and repair.

Ingredients:Water/Aqua, Bifida Ferment Lysate, Methyl Gluceth-20, PEG-75, Bis-PEG-18 Methyl Ether Dimethyl Silane, Butylene Glycol, Propanediol, Kola Acuminata (Cola) Seed Extract, Hydrolised Algin, Panthetine, Caffeine, Lecithin, Tripeptide-32, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium RNA, Bisabolol, Glycereth-26, Squalane, Sodium Hyaluronate, Oleth-3 Phosphate, Caprylyl Glycol, Lactobacillus Ferment, Oleth-3, Oleth-5, Anthemis Nobilis (Chamomile), Yeast Extract, Choleth-24, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Ceteth-24, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Hexylene Glycol, Carbomer, Triethanolamine, Trisodium EDTA, BHT, Xanthan Gum, Phenoxyethanol, Red 4, Yellow 5.

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Whatever the theory that comes with this product, every time I open a new bottle, just the smell gives me an immediate wooooooooooooooow effect. I don’t know why, but there’s something magical about it.

Ok, enough of that, back to scientific skincare analysis. The product is loaded with PROTECTIVE– cell protective – and skin REPAIRING, ANTI-AGEING ingredients. It will, as the Lauder Company claims, help our skin DEFEND itself against environmental stress-factors, such as environmental pollution.

The bifida ferment lysate is an interresting active ingredient, that more and more cosmetic companies tend to use these days. Let one thing be clear: Estée Lauder has been using this ingredient for years and has been a real trend-setter in that respect. (Like they have been more than once in the history of cosmetics). It is supposed to help our skin cells REGENERATE themselves and is a COLLAGEN-promotor in this sense.

The texture of this serum is in between a moisurizing and a silicone-type product. Those of you who are real serum junkies will know what I mean. It’s slightly moisturizing (Hyaluronic Acid) and glides over the skin at the same time. You’ll just need a few drops for your entire face and neck.

This just is a WONDERFUL, ACTIVE serum for those who are looking for an “allrounder”.

Skin types:all

Age group:all, as it helps prevent (futher) damage.

Texture:light, smooths over skin.

Strong points:everything I mentionned above.

Weak points:will not give you the same “wet”/ moisturizing feeling as a (pure) hyaluronic serum, so if you have a (very) dehydtrated skin,  you will either have to combine it with a really moisturizing toner (before), or even  another serum. Of course, a good hydrating cream on top could also do the job.

Estee Lauder products can be obtained through perfumeries and department stores.

www.esteelauder.com