Even though I get to try lots of fab skincare products, I’m always quite excited when something new comes along from a brand whose products are known for their ability to deliver on their promises. Dermalogica has always been one such brand and I have a few of their products as part of my skincare arsenal.
When I heard about this new Biolumin-c serum, which is part of their Age Smart range, I was intrigued and couldn’t wait to try it out. Why? Well, for a start I love Vitamin C serums for their antioxidant qualities, brightening and giving a radiance boost, but this is more than just Vitamin C, it also contains lactic acid which is great for exfoliation and boosting cell turnover. Last but not least it has a healthy dose of chia seed oil which is a wonderful hydrator. The last notable ingredient is Sephora japonica flower extract which helps to calm stressed skin.
What makes this serum unique is that it is formulated with advanced technology to enable it to deliver more Vitamin C than the average serum (apparently even those with higher concentrations). The advanced bio-technology fuses two forms of ultra-stable Vitamin C with Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5 along with Lactic Acid, Sophora Japonica Flower and Chia Seed Oil to fight oxidative stress and the appearance of ageing.
What’s to Love
This milky looking serum is easy to use: I’ve been using it for a couple of weeks in the morning and my combination skin seems to really like it. I was concerned that it might irritate my skin but it just glides on and leaves my skin with a subtle glow. Even though I have combination skin, I’ve been applying a face oil as a second step and then my moisturiser and my skin has been super happy.
Key ingredients and their benefits
- Vitamin C – strong antioxidant. Vitamin C is an essential component in the body’s production of collagen and promotes brightening: more luminosity, helpful for Hyper pigmentation and age spots.
- Lactic Acid – it breaks down the glue between the cells creating an exfoliating effect. It also hydrates, increases natural barrier lipids on the outer layer of the skin, brightening the look of the skin. In lower amounts, it can act as a moisturiser.
- Sophora Japonica Flower – it has anti-irritant, antioxidant and anti-ageing properties and has high mineral, amino acid and flavonoid content helps to nourish the skin and stimulates its regeneration so preventing wrinkles.
- Chia Seed Oil – it’s considered the richest botanical source of omega-3 fatty acids found in nature, encouraging the skin to look more plump and help maintain moisture levels.