My name is Jackie , I am 43 years old and my skin is UV damaged. I have uneven pigmentation but I’m not particularly wrinkled yet. Over the last 18 months my face has lost muscle tone and my skin has lost elasticity and thinned quite noticeably. I have been following a daily skincare regime religiously since the age of 12 and I started using quality skincare products around 18 years ago (primarily Dermologica).
The products I test were by Radical
- Hydrating Cleanser
- Youth Infusion Serum
- Anti-aging Restorative Moisturizer
Coincidentally, I had just purchased Radical Age-defying Exfoliating Pads from Space NK as I’d been told they are good for brightening sun-damaged skin so I incorporated this product into the daily routine.
I used the cleanser, exfoliating pads, serum and moisturizer in that order every evening for 10 days. Every morning I used the serum and moisturizer (I don’t cleanse my face in the mornings).
The cleanser has a lovely emollient texture, it feels calming and gentle, and it is very effective and can even remove eye makeup. The product is rinsed away with water and it left my skin feeling soft, supple, clean and fresh.
The exfoliating pads were thinner and less abrasive than anticipated. The pads are dosed with a liquid product which is applied over the face and neck avoiding the eye area. The product had a mildly astringent effect tightening my pores but I didn’t experience any ‘exfoliation’ but this may be because it is gentler than I’m used to.
The youth infusion serum feels both nourishing and calming on application and noticeably increased the firmness and elasticity of my skin.
The anti-aging restorative moisturizer felt light but it was hydrating and perceptibly improved the texture of my skin. I wasn’t keen on the moisturizer’s container, a pot with a screw-top, as I don’t like putting my fingers into a product and much prefer to ‘dispense’ for hygiene, convenience and economy reasons but this is my only complaint and it wouldn’t stop me from purchasing the product.
During the day, my face didn’t feel greasy or look shiny following the application of my makeup but it didn’t stay as clean and matt looking as it does when I use my usual Dermologica moisturizer.
I am pleased to say that the tone and texture of my skin did improve over the trial period and I would buy Radical skincare products for myself.
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