Today, I am sharing with you one of my miracle products, miracle but also a mystery.
I am a huge essential oils addict, I like to know what is the composition of the products I use and love to learn about the active principles composing my skincare routine. That is why I am really attracted to brands like Aesop, Tata Harper, Weleda…etc, because very rich with active ingredients.
SkinCeuticals Phloretin CF has nothing to do with my regular buys.
A couple of years ago, I went to a spa where they used this brand SkinCeuticals and at the end of the session, I have been provided samples of serums, including the Phloretin CF.
The first time I used it, I was soooo skeptical, because I did not understand anything of the composition, it said, broad-range antioxidant treatment combining 2% phloretin, 10% L-ascorbic acid (vitamin C) and 0,5% ferulic acid…Appart from the vitamin C which I recognized, it is as if I was reading chinese, I was lost and not used to not understanding a thing about the chemicals I was applying on my face! Yet, from what I read about the ferulic acid, it is said to prevent the oxidative stress, which improves the appearance of the skin and its radiance. It also protects the skin against the free radicals that deeply damage it.
Then, came the smell, very peculiar, very very strange, it is a deep, metallic almost rusty smell that stays on the hands if not vigorously washed.
Despite all that, I kept on using the sample, because, it was tremendously efficient. I felt the touch of my skin changing along the days. You know how sometimes, you feel that your skin is thick, not smooth at all, you rush to use scrubs to try to enhance its texture, especially on the forehead. Well, this miracle serum solves all this, skin becomes soft, kind of thin and pretty clear and very quickly! It is quite unbelievable, yet true.
So, I ended up buying the actual product and started using it before my daily cream. It is true that it is insanely expensive, but the pipette conditioning and the daily 4 drops usage make it a very good investment.
So, back to this year, two months before my wedding, I started taking real good care of my face, applying day and night creams, removing the makeup before sleep, using eye-cream!! For the glow, I already had a pretty good idea about what I was going to use, so I bought again this broad-range antioxidant serum. Results were again bluffing, this product is amazing! Amazing on the glow for sure but not on the wrinkles! It is said to enhance the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, I did not notice any change on mine.
To conclude, this product is a real beauty genious, if you are looking for immediate glow and soft skin. However, as I am also a cautious person and that I deeply believe that nothing that good can be completely harmless, I stopped using it daily and instead use it every two days or when I feel that my skin needs it.