First of all I have a combination dry skin. My skin is pale & dull and can get oily at my T-zone during the day. I got blemishes because of pimples, freckles and uneven skin tone and redness.
My morning routine is extremely simple and very fast, way easier than the routine that I had before. I don't use any other products then just Skin Inc. products so I can really see what their products does to my skin. Before I even received their products I had to answer a few questions on their website to see which serums would suit me the best with my current needs that I have. So I had to answer questions like what are my top 3 skin concerns. I have dull skin, redness and some pigments, I got large pores as well and combination dry skin that can be quite oily and blemished skin. These are all questions about my skin condition.
They also ask questions regards my lifestyle & environment eg. if I smoke or not (never did), if I get enough sleep (I never get 6-8 hours sleep, I am a night owl) and if I have stress often or not (I do sometimes).
Obviously there are more questions but this is just to give you an idea what kind of questions you will get to determine which serums would suit you the most. And as you can see on the right hand side, you get to see which serums are recommended for my skin according to my needs, condition and lifestyle. At the end you will get a diagnose with the 3 serums and you get to choose the bottle that you want, to create the serum cocktail. I chose the red color. If you want to do this test yourself go to IloveSkininc.com.
COCKTAIL SERUM - MY DAILY DOSE
After I answered the questions they recommended the following serums and I received them including the red cocktail serum bottle that I chose:
• Vitamin C serum (rebalance and tackle pores) 10 ml
• Vitamin B3+ Serum (rescue with niacinamide to manage troubled skin) 10 ml
• French Pine Bark Serum (repair; anti-oxidant protection) 10 ml
Everything looks A-MAZING, I just had to say it!
VITAMIN C SERUM
VITAMIN B3+ SERUM (NIACINAMIDE)
FRENCH PINE BARK SERUM
All I had to do is mix these 3 serums by putting it into the red bottle and done; I created my daily dose cocktail serum.
You can see the combination of the 3 serums when you get the product out: it is white, orange and yellow. Ain't it gorgeous and it's fun at the same time! So now you saw how I got this cocktail serum, lets move on with my skincare routine, shall we?
MY CURRENT SKINCARE ROUTINE
Here, I finally reveal what my morning and evening routine is:
I wash my face in the morning with lukewarm water and dap it off.
I use my daily dose cocktail serum and apply it all over my face. I only use 2 drops. The serum sinks into my skin within a second.
Sunscreen. I am currently using The Face Shop Natural Sun Eco Aqua Sun Gel with SPF40PA+++. When it has absorbed I just move on with my make up routine.
With only 3 steps, I am done with my skincare routine in the morning, very easy and fast. Done within a few minutes.
I wash my make up off with Banila co. Clean it Zero Radiance cleansing balm and double cleanse with the Hada Labo Gokujyun face wash. Every other day I use the Clarisonic Mia 2 with it.
Every other day when I don't use the Clarisonic Mia 2, I use the Skin Inc. Pure Revival Peel. If you have tried the Cure Natural Aqua Gel before, this is the exact same idea and the scent is exactly the same as well which is a bit plastic. I apply the pure revival peel on my clean, dry skin. I normally use 3 pumps for my entire face. I massage it in circular motions and it turns milky. After a few seconds, I can actually see dead skin cells coming off, great exfoliating effect and very gentle. Isn't leaving my skin dry but very soft after usage. I am loving this product!
0% added scent and paraben. It combines high-performance ingredients AC-11, Arbutin and Fullerene to revive your skin's youthful vitality. Great ingredient list: Water (Aqua), Glycerin, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Dicocodimonium Chloride, Steartrimonium Bromide, Isopropyl Alcohol, Butylene Glycol, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Arbutin, Fullerenes, Uncaria Tomentosa Extract, Maltodextrin, PVP.
DEAD SKIN CELLS COMING OFF
After exfoliating with the Pure Revival Peel, I use my daily dose cocktail serum and apply it all over my face and wait till it is absorbed.
I apply a thin layer of the Pure Deepsea Hydrating Mask. This transparent gel mask hydrates, clarifies and brightens the skin. It contains nutrient-rich Okinawa deepsea water, soya bean extracts and hyaluronic acid and can be used daily. It has a bit of a cooling effect which I like and it makes my skin moist afterwards, without leaving a sticky feeling. It absorbs within a few minutes. Surprisingly it is hydrating enough for my skin and it makes me less oily in the morning when I wake up which is definitely a PLUS for me. It doesn't have a scent to it which is a PLUS too.
0% added scent and paraben. A great ingredient list: Water (Aqua), Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Pentylene Glycol, Algae Extract, Natto Gum, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Potassium Hydroxide, Tetrasodium EDTA.
While I still got the mask on, I use the Optimizer Voyage Tri-Light, which is the star-device from Skin Inc. It is a device with 5 benefits - Repair, Glow, Soothe, Optimize and V-Sculpt. It combines the power of colored LED Chromotherapy and Low Frequency Stimulation to empower you with the ability to tackle multiple skin concerns for younger, brighter and blemish-free skin. It penetrates deep into your skin to activate the light receptors in your skin cells, addressing specific skin concerns while Low Frequency Stimulation gently regenerates skin cells, helping them increase their metabolism, blood and lymphatic circulation and helps enhance the penetration of active ingredients in skincare products.
This device has 3 lights - Red, Blue and Yellow:
• Red Light (Repair) - Renew and repair damaged skin cells. Increase collagen and elastin production.
• Blue Light (Soothe) - Alleviate acne, oily or congested skin and calm skin sensitivity.
• Yellow Light (Glow) - Revive dull skin for a brighter complexion.
I use this device for 10 minutes: 3 minutes with the red light on my whole face; 3 minutes with the blue light on my whole face; and 4 minutes with the yellow light on my cheek area and forehead. After these 10 minutes I am done with my evening skincare routine. Very quick, just with 5 steps.
HOW MY SKIN LOOKS FROM DAY 1 - DAY 7
FINAL THOUGHTS SKINCARE ROUTINE
I seriously love all products in this skincare routine. My experience with the Skin inc. products is so far so good, it is extremely gentle, has no fragrance and is non-sticky. It is easy to use and it is way faster than my normal skincare routine. All products have great ingredients which is definitely a plus. I love to use the pure revival peel and see my dead skin cells coming off (weird enough, it is a bit satisfying haha). I love that the serum is personalized, it is everything what my skin needs. I love the pure deepsea hydrating mask as well, since it is moisturizing enough for my skin and I am less oily when I wake up.
WHAT I NOTICED WITHIN WEEK 1
The changes aren't extreme yet and can be barely seen from the day 1 and day 7 picture, but I did notice the following:
• it is easier to apply make up and goes on naturally (this is thanks to the pure revival peel)
• my skin feels deeply hydrated (this is because of the deepsea hydrating mask & tri-light)
• my skin feels smoother (this is because of the good combination of all skincare products)
• some blemishes that I had on my forehead (thanks to pimples) and the one above my lip area is starting to fade. (this is probably because of the serum since it has vitamin C, but also the pure revival peel). I got these blemishes for years and it won't fade with any product that I used, so I am really happy to finally see some changes.
I am going to keep on using the Skin Inc. products for 28 days since I am participating the Skin Inc. Bootcamp Challenge. Next week I will give you another update regards my skin. I will also give updates on my instagram: @Sokobeauty as well, so make sure to follow me there ;).
You are able to purchase this at Sephora and on their website Iloveskininc.com.
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note: this product was sent to me for the skinincbootcampchallenge, this didn't affect my opinion about the product. I didn't receive money to write about it, see disclaimer.