Here we are again, looking at another skincare review. This time I wanted to discuss Elucent skincare. I have previously used their whitening range, and was quite impressed with the results and quality of the products. So, when I was asked to more formal review, I did a little happy dance. I used the products previously until they were empty, and have been using them again for the last 4 weeks.
The one thing that sticks out for me with Elucent is it’s inclusion of fabulous active ingredients. Since discovering the world of AHA’s (Alpha Hydroxy Acids) a little while ago, it is something that I find is essential in my skincare products. It has completely changed the texture, look and all-round health of my complexion. AHA’s work by gently chemically exfoliating and resurfacing the skin to leave brighter, smoother and fresher skin. The Anti-Aging range star ingredient is AHA’s, while the Whitening Range uses Safflower Seed Oil and Emblica Fruit extract to target pigmentation. I have been using products from both ranges.
So, let’s break down the regime…
It was recommended that I use the Anti-Aging Gentle Cleanser with 2% AHAs for refining and brightening my sometimes dull complexion.
Carefully formulated with a blend of cleansers and moisturisers this gentle facial cleanser will refresh the skin without causing dryness, while the combination of AHAs and vitamins B3 and E work together to gently exfoliate and visibly revitalise the skin. After using this face wash, your skin is perfectly prepared for your Elucent moisturiser. Use Elucent Anti-Ageing Gentle Cleanser as your primary skin cleanser for youthful-looking skin.
This cleanser is really lovely and mild. As expected it is gentle on skin and doesn’t leave me feeling tight and dry. As an avid user of the ‘double cleanse’ method, the Elucent cleanser really is the perfect second step to ensure my skin is getting an effective clean while being nourished at the same time . I LOVE the thought of the AHA’s gently exfoliating and treating my skin without the harsh drying that usually comes along with using hard-working active ingredients. With only 2% AHA’s, combined with soothing B3 and E vitamins, this is a really great product to use to slowly introduce your skin to chemical exfoliation without the threat of irritation. This is definitely my favourite out of the products that I have tried.
The powerful moisturising agents work to give the skin a hydrating boost, while the broad spectrum SPF 30 sunscreen helps protect the skin from the damaging effects of the sun and sun induced darkening. For best results, use in combination with Elucent Whitening Exfoliating Cleanser and Elucent Whitening Night Moisturiser
As soon as I pumped out the day moisturiser into my hand, I was a little concerned. The formula is quite thick, white and scented like sunscreen – reminding of my days in the surf club, of thick heavy sun block that leaves a white cast. However, my initial impressions were way off. The cream rubs and absorbs into the skin fairly easily, with no white cast in sight. It does however leave a slight tacky finish, but not greasy at all, I find that this actually works well under makeup and creates a great base even slightly improving the longevity of wear. My face feels soft, hydrated and I feel confident that the SPF30 (UVA & UVB) fully protects my skin from our harsh Australian sun.
The rich moisturisers work to help revitalise the skin’s appearance by replenishing moisture lost throughout the day, while helping to reduce the appearance of dark spots and discolouration. For best results, use in combination with Elucent Whitening Exfoliating Cleanser and Elucent Whitening Day Moisturiser.
I really enjoy this night cream, and find that it is just nourishing enough for my oily skin without being too heavy. I don’t get on with anything too rich, but I still need something hydrating enough to keep my skin happy. This product definitely sits in that bracket. The formula looks and feels really thick at first, but once spread across the face, it sinks in effortlessly. I did notice brightening effects after prolonged use, but only a minimal difference in pigmentation. But with that being said, my skin is as pigmented as anything at the moment – a lovely side effect of pregnancy.
Overall, I think the quality of these products are fabulous – especially for the price. The active and nourishing ingredients shine through, giving users effective skincare products, targeting specific concerns without hurting the wallet.
*This post has been sponsored by Elucent skincare, however all views and opinions are 100% honest and my own. All opinions are based purely from my own experiences. I try my hardest to provide my readers with accurate information, but I am not by any means a professional, nor am I an expert. Please do not confuse my opinions with professional advice.