Key Ingredients – Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs)
All the Elucent Anti Ageing skin care products contain AHAs in the form of glycolic acid and lactic acid in various concentrations.
AHAs work in three ways:
- Exfoliating – removing dead skin cells to reveal newer, healthier cells at the skin’s surface resulting in a more radiant complexion & improved skin texture,
- Moisturising – improving the skin’s texture, hydration levels and firmness, &
- Revitalising – softening the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
One thing to remember when using products with AHAs is that if your skin is sensitive or not used to AHAs it can tingle upon use and you should start slowly by introducing the lowest level of AHAs to the skin and then gradually progressing to higher levels.
Personally my skin only tingled slightly when I used the serum and the night moisturiser, both of which have higher levels of AHAs in them. Surprisingly my skin was fine with the body moisturiser which also has a higher concentration of AHAs. Maybe this is because my body is less sensitive than my face. Please note that overall I don’t consider my skin to be very sensitive and I have used AHA containing products previously, so if you know you have sensitive skin start gradually with these products.
Key Ingredients – Vitamins E, B3 & C.
All the Elucent Anti Ageing skin care range also include two or more of the following vitamins:
- Vitamin E – an antioxidant that provides anti ageing benefits. It helps soften the appearance of sun induced skin changes, increases elasticity, improves skin barrier function and helps protect skin cells from the damaging effects of UV induced free radicals.
- Vitamin B3 – helps skin repair, boosts collagen levels and improves skin texture and tone.
- Vitamin C – an antioxidant that works to neutralise free radicals, helps protect against premature ageing of the skin due to sun exposure and helps to increase collagen production.
Elucent’s Anti Ageing Day Moisturiser SPF 50+ (4% AHAs, Vitamins B3 & E)
I’m always a bit nervous when a brand announces that they have reformulated a product I’ve previously used and loved. Luckily in the case of Elucent’s Anti Ageing Day Moisturiser my fears were totally unfounded!
This eliminates my need to apply an additional facial sunscreen each morning, saving me both time and money! It also gives me confidence that I am preventing any further premature ageing from preventable sun damage.
This day moisturiser is a white cream similar in consistency to my sun screen. I found it to absorb well into my skin upon application. It didn’t clog my pores at all. It left my skin feeling soft and smooth.
As you massage it into your skin it produces a lovely lather.
After using it my skin felt clean without being stripped of its oils.
Elucent’s Anti Ageing Serum (16% AHAs, Vitamins B3, C & E)
This product has the highest concentration of AHAs in the Elucent Anti Ageing skin care range and it was the only product in the range that caused my skin to tingle slightly upon my initial couple of uses of it.
This serum is transparent with a slight yellowish tinge and has a runny liquid consistency. You need to be careful when squeezing the tube to make sure you don’t dispense too much out of the small nozzle at a time. A little bit of this powerful serum goes a long way!
This serum absorbs rapidly into my skin. After using it my 40+ year old skin always feels noticeably silkier and smoother and looks more radiant and healthier, and thus more youthful. This serum has also contributed to my fine lines visibly softening.
Elucent’s Anti Ageing Night Moisturiser (8% AHAs, Vitamins B3, C & E)
This Night Moisturiser is a white luxurious, thickish consistency cream. It spreads easily and absorbs into my skin nicely, although it takes longer to absorb than the day moisturiser.
After I’ve used this product, the next morning my skin feels softer, smoother and firmer. My fine lines also look softened and my skin tone looks more even. Alas my wrinkles are still present but my skin does look more radiant and thus more youthful and healthier – yay! Definitely what my 40+ year old skin needs!
Elucent’s Anti Ageing Eye Cream (4% AHAs, Vitamins B3, C & E)
This is a white, reasonably thick consistency, yet still light weight feeling, eye cream which, like the other products in this range, absorbs well into my skin.
It is easy to dispense out of the fine nozzle in the tube and has improved the texture of my skin around the delicate and sensitive eye area which I normally avoid exfoliating physically.
I’ve had a lot of late nights recently and I’m hoping this cream will improve the dark circles under my eyes with further continued use. Fingers crossed! I’ll let you know how this goes.
Elucent’s Anti Ageing Body Moisturiser (12% AHAs, Vitamins B3 & E)
This luxurious body moisturiser is a lightweight whitish lotion which is easy to apply and once again absorbs quickly into the skin upon application. Given its key ingredients and its high level of AHAs this product is truly an anti ageing product and so much more than your usual body moisturiser. I found it to leave my skin feeling not only softer, smoother and silkier, but also firmer and more toned. I love using this body moisturiser especially after I’ve shaved my legs with my women’s electric shaver.
In conclusion, if you are at all concerned about the early signs of ageing and you want a range of effective products that have been scientifically formulated, I’d highly recommend this Elucent Anti Ageing range of skin care. It’s worked wonders on my skin!
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