Elucent Skincare Part 2

 

 

Elucent products: What Your Skin Needs

That supple, soft and cuddly skin you are wishing for is not a mirage. It is achievable, when and only when you take care of your skin with the right products. Elucent skin care products are tailored for rejuvenation of the skin and to keep off the fine lines. The ingredients of each skincare product are carefully selected for safety and efficacy. In addition to the use of Elucent skincare products, remember to eat balanced diet and drink plenty of water for total body wellness. Clinically tested, these products’ owners have used scientific methods to ascertain what they claim. Therefore, rest assured you can trust them, they also do not test on animals. We all know sometimes price of products can keep us away, but Elucent skincare products are very much affordable so don’t stress.

Elucent has two skincare ranges: the anti-aging range and the whitening range.

 

Elucent anti-aging range of products

As soon as we check out of the teenage years, the skin begins to feel the effects of the accumulating years. The environmental elements such as the sun rays, wind, the cold among others now cause more and quicker damage and signs of aging on the skin becomes apparent in almost a blink of an eye. But, should we be helpless and let the skin deal with these issues on its own? Absolutely not! It is only prudent to let the experts make suitable products that let us take of the skin. Of course the skin will be grateful for the TLC and respond by glowing and looking young and bright. Elucent skincare products which are owned by Ego Pharmaceuticals and the anti-aging range to be particular, uses a combination therapy of alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) and vitamins to keep the wrinkles and the fine lines as far away as possible from your skin. The AHAs work by helping the old cells of the skin to exfoliate to reveal a younger layer of healthy skin cells. The skin sheds off the dead cells but it definitely needs assistance to keep the skin cells renewal even. AHAs also accelerate the process. Further, the AHAs enable the skin cells absorb moisturisers when applied for a prolonged, radiant look. 

To supplement the work done by AHAS, are vitamins. Vitamins E, C and B3 work on the finer things such as ensuring the free radicals generated in the body are neutralised before they cause you harm. For a complete care of your skin, invest in the anti-aging gentle cleanser to gently exfoliate your skin, the moisturiser which is SPF 50+ to protect you from the sun rays, the eye cream for bags-free eyes, the serum and of course the body moisturiser for whole body skin care. 

Elucent whitening range of products

This range of products is meant to keep your skin even toned. Walking around with hyper-pigmentation spots doesn’t flatter anyone. In addition to the B3, C and E vitamins mentioned earlier, the manufacturers have also incorporated safflower seed oil and phyllanthus emblica fruit extract in the whitening products. They are all powerful antioxidants and the seed oil will moisturise and soothe your skin. 

For the last month I've been reviewing Elucent skincare again, but this time I tried a few different products in my regime from the last time, if you interested in reading my last Elucent blog post then click here.

My AM Routine

  1. Elucent Anti Ageing Gentle Cleanser
  2. Elucent Whitening Eye Cream
  3. Elucent Anti Ageing Day Moisturiser SPF 50+

My PM Routine

  1. Elucent Anti Ageing Gentle Cleanser
  2. Elucent Whitening Eye Cream
  3. Elucent Whitening Spot Corrector
  4. Elucent Whtiening Night Moisturiser

Overall, I have loved all the Elucent products, I have seen reduced pigmentation on my top lip and pigmentation fading around the tops of my cheeks where my sunglasses wouldn't cover, and these results were just after just 1 month, so I'm very impressed (see pictures below week 1 to week 4). In this one month I also didn't have clinical peels or laser to have the most accurate results I could. I have sensitive skin and found no problems with any of the products though I would say, if you have never tried any products containing AHAs, I would ease onto the cleanser or water down the solution til you build a tolerance. The spot corrector couldn't have come at a better time. I always get the hormonal acne once a month and I find those spots are the ones that scar my face even if I don't pick them. So I'll definitely continue you the spot corrector. The Moisturiser I used in the morning was fine, it had a SPF smell but wasn't over barring. I prefer the night moisturiser but I understand that I need an SPF throughput the day, It had a nice feeling on the skin and I don't think it have a heavy feeling at all, though my skin is dry at the moment. 

So, go on and spoil your skin with these products which are all made in Australia. Available at your local Chemist Warehouse, My Chemist and the Ego online store.

 

Disclaimer:
*All opinions are based on personal experiences. Skincareblogger is not a skincare specialist and will not be held liable for any recommendations. Therefore try at your own risk.
*This is a paid post.
* These products were gifted to me to review. Products being gifted does not impact my thoughts on the products. 
* Main Image was taken from Elucent website, click name to provide link

* I have NO affiliation with the links provided.

Tatcha

 

Tatcha Skincare: More Than Just Products

 Skin is the largest organ of the body and is what we display to the world. This means investing in the right products for your skin is not a luxury but a necessity. We owe our skin that much for the protective role it does to keep off bugs and other harmful things such as, chemicals from gaining entry into the fragile inner organs. Therefore, whenever you are out there shopping for products to maintain a healthy skin and look good while at it ☺, practice due diligence to ensure you get the right products for your type of skin. 

Further, it helps to know the story or stories behind those beauty and skincare products. One company you should consider for wholesome care of your skin is the Tatcha Skincare. Tatcha skincare range of products consists of serums, cleansers, masks and so much more. So, what is their story?

From a geisha to your beauty shelf

In most instances, it is only when one is faced with a challenge that they are able to think out of the box for possible solutions. This is the story of Tatcha. Victoria Tsai, the founder of Tatcha suffered from dermatitis. As she faced this problem, she became more aware of the importance of what goes into the skincare products. Endowed with a purpose and decade old experience working with large corporations, she headed to Japan to seek out a holistic approach to skincare. 

An engagement with a geisha revolutionised her thinking. She learned time-tested skincare secrets passed from the ancient Japanese. Of course these were all documented in a guide. This special guide is the cornerstone of Tatcha. Armed with the magical ingredients, she sought out modern scientists to put in the modern technologies to ensure maximum efficacy and safety. As a result, Tatcha collection of skincare products is unveiled. 

In addition, the story goes beyond beauty. From all the purchases, a percentage goes towards funding of underprivileged girls education in Africa and Asia. Such stories are inspirational and show a company’s values and beliefs that are more than skin-deep.  

The products

Tatcha skincare products are inspired by ancient Japanese beauty and skincare rituals. Therefore, if you seek that line of products you may consider Tatcha. The products are categorised for each skin type including the sensitive skin. Besides manufacturing products for the regular skin, the company also has products for problematic skin conditions such as eczema, hyper-pigmentation and enlarged pores. 

The ingredients mostly comprise natural herbs and plants and their derivatives. For example, some of the ingredients used in Tatcha products are green tea, peony and pearl. Green tea extracts are known for the anti-aging properties because they are rich in anti-oxidants. Peony is a beautiful flower that has been hailed for its superior anti-inflammatory, immune-boosting and moisturising advantages. These are the ultimate skincare properties that everyone would wish for. The cherry at the top has got to be the pearl. For a porcelain-like and glowing skin, the pearl’s ground powder contains minerals and amino acids that reinforce the natural collagen for a replenished and firm skin.

Mini review

After years of buying and trying every moisturiser out there, this one is like no other. A super gentle yet nourishing gel moisturiser that literally feels like water on the skin - no stickiness, or heaviness!  and absorbs instantly. 

 

                   Tatcha One Step Camellia Cleansing Oil  $70 - 

                   Tatcha One Step Camellia Cleansing Oil $70 - 

This is in my top two ever... I have tried over 10 cleansing oils in my life and I find this one is perfection, removes excess oils, mascara, stick foundation and doesn't leave a film on my skin. I also love the packaging.

 

                             Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin Mist  $70 - 

                            Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin Mist $70 - 

I use this in my skin care regime and also after I have applied my makeup. The spray is so light so you aren't left with little wet patches on your skin. Gives me such a dewy complexion with or without makeup.

 

                                         Tatcha The Essence  $138 - 

                                        Tatcha The Essence $138 - 

Highly recommended, leaves my face feeling intensely hydrated. It doesn't have a strong scent at all. I like to apply it after I get out of the shower and before I apply my water cream. I have seen a change in my skin, the clarity on my cheeks and defused redness from my rosacea, overall giving my skin that healthy glow. I would definitely repurchase. 

 

Tatcha products I want to try next

If you are located in Australia, Tatcha is available at Mecca so click here to view there extensive range of products, for the rest of the world click here.

 
Disclaimer:
*All opinions are based on personal experiences. Skincareblogger is not a skincare specialist and will not be held liable for any recommendations. Therefore try at your own risk.
*This is NOT a paid post.
* These products were gifted to me to review. Products being gifted does not impact my thoughts on the products. 
* Images were taken from Mecca website, click images to take you to the source.
* I have NO affiliation with the links provided.

Total Face Group

 

30% Lactic Acid Peel Using Ultra MD Skincare Products.

 

I started my consultation at Total Face Group with a skin analysis from the lovely Vanessa, she seemed very polite and knowledgeable, I expressed my concerns about my rosacea and she knew exactly what treatments weren't beneficial to me.  We took photographs of my skin without make up to see how my skin looks on the surface and beneath the surface using advanced technology. This type of technology shows you concerns you may not have known about since they are below the surface, for example I have pigmentation on my top lip and around my hairline which I cant see when im makeup free. The photos also let you see where you have excess oil production, redness, enlarged pores, uneven skin etc. 

Knowing that I have mild rosacea and some pigmentation, Vanessa suggested we do a Lactic Acid Peel, Lactic acid is mild enough for rosacea but it still effective at evening out skin tone (although you may need more than 1 treatment). The peel I was going to be having was using all Ultra MD Skincare products which is the sister company to Ultraceuticals. This Ultra MD range can only be bought from clinics as you need to advised by a skincare professional as to what products to use. Using these products without guidance could cause further damage to your skin, so make sure you see a skincare professional.

Steps Involved in the Peel

Cleanser

Alcohol pre-peel Solution

Lactic Acid 30% Solution

Neutralising Solution

Post Peel Care which consisted on Ultraceuticals Ultra C Firming Eye Cream, Ultra MD Rich Moisturiser Cream, Ultraceuticals Ultra Protective Antioxidant Complex, Ultraceuticals Ultra A Skin Perfecting Serum.

The Aftermath

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Immediately After

Left Side

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Immediately After

Right Side

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30 Mintues Later

Redness has calmed down

Day 1

My skin felt very smooth and looked very clean, I also started to notice the pigmentation on my top lip and around my hairline getting darker

Day 5

 

I had dryness around my lips and the perimeter of my face, including the forehead. It felt as if I needed a to give my face a good scrub. I could also see darks dots that were flaking off, if you look closely there is one on my left cheek and left side of my forehead.

 

Day 9 

Skin felt smooth and shiny, no more dryness on the face. Lip pigmentation is still there but looks alot better. Also with the naked eye I can no longer see pigmentation in my hairline. I am also aware that pigmentation will no go completely away with one treament. 

Day 5

I had dryness around my lips and the perimeter of my face, including the forehead. It felt as if I needed a to give my face a good scrub. I could also see darks dots that were flaking off, if you look closely there is one on my left cheek and left side of my forehead.

 

Overall, I'm very happy with the lactic acid peel, my skin felt smoother and looked clearer. I'm also very happy that it didn't aggravate my rosacea. The place itselfs looks a little outdated, and I hated the fact then when you walk past reception to sit in the waiting room you pass an office that is completely open, no door or wall. My skin therapist was lovely, though I did hear other staff talking about what they were having for lunch from the waiting room. 

To find out what other treatments Total Face Group offer click here, or to find a clinic near you click here.

 

 

 

 

Disclaimer:
*All opinions are based on personal experiences. Skincareblogger is not a skincare specialist and will not be held liable for any recommendations. Therefore try at your own risk.
*This is NOT a paid post.
* This treatment was gifted to me to review, and does not impact my thoughts on the treatment. 
* Main Image was taken from Ultra MD website.
* I have NO affiliation with the links provided.
* All personal images are mine.