How is everyone?
So last week in my minimum twice weekly Boots perusal, I spotted the much blogged about, well loved, Caroline Hirons approved Indeed Lab Retinol Reface Retinol Skin Resurfacer- try and say that 5 times- on offer for only £13.33, It's usually £19.99. It's been on my never ending, ever growing Skincare wishlist for ages and at that price I just couldn't resist.
What is it?
Retinol Resurfacer is a product containing Retinol (Duhhhh?), which is a derivative of Vitamin A. Vitamin A is a highly effective ingredient that stops signs of ageing, helps reduce fine lines, fades the appearance of sun spots/acne/ scarring and in stronger more potent strengths helps combat acne breakouts.
Retinol Reface is described as containing not one but 3 forms of retinol to help deliver softer, smoother looking skin, while targeting the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and crow’s feet. Obviously at my age, I'm not worried about wrinkles and crows feet but I have scarring on my forehead from my pubescent acne days and more recently a some scars on my cheek from hormonal spots (thanks a lot uterus).
The 3 in 1 formula consists of:
Retinol RA- Exclusive Rapid Action retinol is formulated to accelerate retinol activities for rapid results.
Retinol Micro-spheres-a soft, pure retinol encapsulated in plant based microspheres that slowly release over time.
Retinol-like peptide- a multi-faceted peptide that provides the same benefits as, but is known to be less irritating than traditional retinol.
The Retinol Reface is a cream consistency. It looks like a creamy moisturiser and feels lovely on the skin. It's best applied nightly, which is what I've been doing and as always with retinol products build up your usage and always wear sunscreen, as your skin can be more susceptible to sun damage.
I've been using this for about a week now and whilst I haven't noticed really significant changes, my skin does look a lot smoother and feels softer to the touch. My skin-tone is looking brighter too, so it's definitely working. I've been a little bit naughty with my skin over the last two weeks, not cleansing properly and only using micellar water on some evenings so my skin was lacking it's usual pizzazz. After a week of using the Retinol Reface, I can confirm that the pizzazz is on its way back haha!
Whilst I haven't been using this long enough to give a completely conclusive review, I would recommend the Retinol Reface because in the short time that I've used it I have seen small albeit great changes to my skin and with continued use I definitely believe that it will live up to it's raving beauty blogging reviews name. Grab it for only £13.33 over on Boots.
Thats all for now folks, keep your eyes peeled for some absolutely dreamy food posts coming your way soon.