If you’ve been reading RJL for a while you’ll know that I’m a serum CONVERT. Yep, since I turned 30 and realised that my next milestone birthday is 40 (gulp), I started thinking that the good old cleanse and moisturise routine (with the odd IPL session) simply wouldn’t cut the mustard anymore and so I started experimenting with serums. Why? Simply because I want to preserve the youthfulness of my skin, plus I find the use of serums stops pigmentation and also acne (yes, I still get those big bangers on my chin from time to time).
I started using The Skincare Company (TSC) about 4 months ago and have since converted my family and friends. Created by Joanne Auld (CEO of Pamper Clinic) in conjunction with leading plastic surgeon, Mr Peter Callan, and a prominent bio physicist, TSC uses only active ingredients based on scientific and clinical research which creates real results and here’s the best part….. it won’t break the bank. Serums can be super expensive but the TSC products are far more reasonable (and we’ve got a 25% discount for RJL readers- read on). And did I mention TSC products leave the nasties out and aren’t tested on animals? Even better!
So what exactly do I use, why do I use them and when? Keep reading!
Vitamin C & HB5. These two morning serums used together will improve the quality of your skin (I use the C first, wait 30 seconds for it to absorb and then whack on the HB5).
Vitamin C is essential for promoting healthy skin. It will protect from sun damage, and stimulate collagen production, TSC like to refer to it as a ‘fertiliser for your skin.’ It is also a potent anti-oxidant and free radical scavenger, which aids detoxifying and healing. Use of vitamin C serum can lead to finer, smoother skin with improved colour, tone and texture.
Apply 2 drops (one pump) of Vitamin c in the morning followed by HB5 Complex.
HB5 complex has 2 main players: Hyaluronic acid, which promotes hydration in your skin and Vitamin B5, a fantastic vitamin for reducing irritation, redness and calming the skin. In clinical studies Vitamin B5 has shown to combat aging and acne by improving skin hydration, maintaining skin elasticity and increasing skin softness.
Apply two drops (one pump) of HB5 Complex followed by moisturiser with sunscreen.
NIGHT TIME SERUMS:
Exfoliant serum & Vitamin A. These two products can be alternated for more sensitive skin types, or layered (Exfoliant followed by Vitamin A) for tolerant skin types. Just a warning for sensitive skin types, and I speak from experience, go easy around the nose and under the eyes. These serums are seriously active so use sparingly for fab results, don’t over do it!
An exfoliating serum, comprised of AHA Lactic acid & BHA Salicylic Acid.
Lactic acid exfoliates the cells on the surface of the skin by breaking down the material that binds the cells together.
Salicylic acid has multifunctional properties like treating breakouts through antimicrobial properties, promoting collagen growth and gently exfoliating the surface of the skin.
Vitamin A works by normalising skin function by communicating with cells, telling them to ‘function normally’ (unlike damaged, old cells). This is the main reason why Vitamin A is one of the most exciting anti-aging ingredients. Vitamin A helps create better, healthier cells, decreasing pigment spots, controlling oil and breakouts and repairing the epidermis, resulting in healthier, fresher looking skin. It’s AMAZING!
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