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SKINCEUTICALS POWERS UP WITH RESVERATROL B E

Photo Credit: SkinCeuticals

Posted by 02.01.14

It’s hard to argue with an impressive skincare portfolio, especially when that belongs to skincare whiz kid SkinCeuticals, which calls itself the “Antioxidant Authority.”

Its niche positioning is unique: most skincare companies are multi taskers, claiming to do a bit of everything, from creating BB creams to serums to moisturizers. By focusing primarily on antioxidants, a powerful but niche area in the world of skincare, SkinCeuticals creates potent and dermatologist-worthy over-the-counter products for consumers. All this means that the dedication to find ingredients with the most potent antioxidants is the biggest priority for the company, and that means great news for consumers.

The latest SkinCeuticals brainchild is Resveratrol B E ($145)—the brand has a habit of labeling its products with its star ingredient—a night time intensive antioxidant that aims to boost the skin’s own defense system to help the daily repair process and prevent damage. In a 12-week clinical study, Resveratrol B E showed that radiance, firmness, elasticity, smoothness, and density were significantly improved.

The idea behind using resveratrol is not new (many other skincare brands, including Caudalie, have harnessed the molecule’s anti-aging power) but in this version, Resveratrol B E is used, which has a maximized concentration of 1% pure, stable resveratrol. This formulation is enhanced with 0.5% baicalin and 1% vitamin E to help bolster the skin’s natural antioxidant defenses.

SkinCeuticals resveratrol C E

Credit: SkinCeuticals

The idea is to use the serum at night, and 1-2 pumps are enough after cleansing. What I did was to use  C E Ferulic Acid ($153) serum during the day because it helps against the damaging effects of UV rays, and apply Resveratrol B E at night following cleansing. There was no tingling sensation at all, and the serum went on the skin like liquid silk with a touch of honey consistency, but absorbed rapidly. There was no residue: just fresh, clean skin.

The serum aims at reducing the accumulated signs of photo damage, and improve skin firmness and radiance, as well as skin elasticity, fine lines, and wrinkles. I can honestly say that I saw an improvement in my skin’s radiance and elasticity as well as a little bit of improvement of my fine lines, but then again, I used it for only a week (most skincare experts recommend using a product for at least 28 days to see a marked improvement).

As with any SkinCeuticals product, I feel comfortable paying the retail price (in this case, $145, beginning February) because of its potency, pureness and clinically-backed claims. Resveratrol B E (aka the “longevity molecule”) is no different. It is also great for above the lip area.

Also, the brand will be giving a free sample of Resveratrol B E with every order on their website, from March through to April! What’s not to love?

Note: This product was provided by the company for review

 

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