ULTIMATE ANTIAGE CONCENTRATE

By Health Cosmeticals

Version for normal skin types

Ingredients :Aqua (Water), Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Sorbitol, Propanediol, Sucrose Stearate, Glycerin, Fragrance (Parfum), Chondrus Crispus (Carrageenan) Extract, Crambe Abyssinica Seed Oil, Panthenol, Xanthan Gum, Hydrolised Corn Starch, Beta Vulgaris (Beet) Root Extract, Hydrolised Milk Protein, Acrylates C 10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Sulfite, Ethylhexylglycerin, Pectin, Levan, Decyl Glucoside, Olea Europaea (Olive) Seed Extract, Sodium Hydroxide, Sodium Polyacrylate, Eryngium Maritimum Callus Culture Filtrate, Baicalin, Phenetyl Alcohol, Zizyphus Jujuba Seed Extract, Citric Acid, Tocopherol, Ascorbic Acid, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil.

Stem Cell products have been around for some years now. When the hype just started, I really didn’t like those products. Just because of the ridiculous claims, going from “activating our own stem cells” to “repairing our DNA”. Bullshit, pardon me.

In the mean time, things have changed. Both the claims AND my personal opinion on this type of ingredients.Stem cells, in plants, are cell found at the extremities of twigs, leaves etc. They are able to divide themselves into whatever the plant may need : leaves, twigs, flowers …..

Of course, plant cells have NOTHING IN COMMON with HUMAN stem cells. It’s not because you’re using an apple stem cell cream, that your skin cells will automatically get a new lease of life ! Forget it! And, by the way, be happy not to grow apples hanging from your ears 🙂.

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Fact is, that plant stem cells are indeed a rich source of VITAMINS, ANTIOXIDANTS, PLANT HORMONES and PROTEINS,all of them with the potential to be beneficial to our skin. And this is exactly the reason for you to use them. Like you use a vitamin C enriched cream to protect your skin cells from free radical damage.

Products with plant stem cells are a new way of getting your skin cells to perform better. As simple as that. They are an alternative to other antioxidant- or peptide-based products, without, however, being superior to those and without replacing these either.

Repacell Ultimate Antiage Concentrate is a serum version of the REPACELL line, that comes in many different varieties, all aimed at one specific skin type/skin condition. The serum is available for : dry skin, combination skin, normal skin, mature skin and sensitive skin.I have the version for normal and the one for sensitive skin. I use them alternatively in my skin care routine at the moment.

As there is so much information to give you about this lovely line of products, a YOUTUBE video will follow.

Texture: runny, creamy fluid.

Skin type: depending on the version you have.

Positive points: active ingredient is special. Lovely, lush product. Fragrance is divine. Very hydrating.

Negative points: does not replace your usual must-haves like Retinol, Hyaluronic Acid or AHA’s. Higher price tag. Not as much research available as for other active ingredients.

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SVR HYDRALIANE ESSENCE: GO THE KOREAN WAY

“Because hydrating your skin is the secret for a beautiful skin, SVR created Hydraliane Essence; a preparing concentrate that makes your skin look plumped and hydrated. A formula full of hydrating ingredients to plump your skin intensely. Fluid as water, concetrated as a serum, boosting your skin’s hydration.”

“The innovative Hydraliane Essence gives immediate and refreshing results. The novelty texture, in between water and a gel, absorbs into skin immediately, for an intense, immediate and long-term hydration. This invisible concetrate will become your first, indispensible step in your beauty routine.”

According to SVR Laboratories. A little bit over the top I’d say, although the product itself is truly working.

Ingredients: Aqua (Purified) Water, Propanediol, Glycerin, Magnesium Gluconate, Manganese Gluconate, Zinc Gluconate, PEG-50 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate, Tamarindus Indica Seed Gum, Saccharide Isomerate, Sodium Hyaluronate, 1,2-Hexanediol, Citric Acid, Pentylene Glycol, Sodium Citrate, Sodium Lactate, Sodium Benzoate, Fragrance (Parfum).

Those of you familiar with Korean beauty products will probabaly have disovered the many essences, which are one of the essential steps in the Korean skin care beauty routine. (see my articles on this subject). For a European brand, however, an essence is new and SVR are the first to create one.

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You could use this product as an EXTRA STEP in between your (acid) toner and your serum, or you could skip your toner and use this one instead. A toner, however, will both tone and help hydration, whereas this product is a real MOISTURE BOOST. Korean like to “layer” products and this product is meant as an extra “layer” of moisture for your skin.

You can apply either with a cotton pad (but you’ll use some more product) or with your fingertips/hands, which is more economical. Just pat in gently and continue your routine (serum, cream).

Do you really need this extra step? YES you DO! Moisture, in the form of HYALURONIC ACID & PENTAVITIN in this product is indeed a guarantee for a long-lasting beautiful skin. So it’s up to you really …..

Texture:watery gel

Positive points:extra moisture boost.

Can be used around eyes.

Negative points:will cost you extra (if your budget is tight, you’ll have to consider this).

Sold in:pharmacies and through webshops. I promised my pharmacist I’d mention him so:Dirk Vanclooster, pharmacist at Veldwezelt – BelgiumJ.