Aging is a funny thing, When you’re young, you think the biggest worry will be wrinkles, but actually, as I’m getting older, I’ve found that loss of volume and pigmentation are actually bigger skin concerns for me.
I’ve been testing out two of the products from the Placecol Illuminé range for the last month, and am impressed with both of them. The range has been developed for older skin, so if you’re in your 20s or early 30s, you can click away now. But if you’re mid-30s or older, you might want to have a look at the range here.
First up is Illuminé Night Restructure (R635); a night cream with anti-aging benefits. It contains hydroxypinacolone retinoate, which is a mild, less irritating form of retinoic acid that helps to increase the rate of cell turnover to fight hyper-pigmentation, plump out fine lines and wrinkles, as well as tackle some types of adult acne. It also helps to balance the skin’s hydration levels, so works to even out the texture of the skin, too.
I use stronger retinol serums every second night, so I’ve been using this on the nights in between. It definitely helps to hydrate and plump up the skin, and my usual ‘pillow face’ has been greatly reduced since using this. My skin also feels stronger – strange, I know, but it just feels thicker and more resilient. I think this is from the anti-oxidants that have been included in the formula.
The other product I’ve been using and loving is the Illuminé Reviving Oil (R450). I have dry and dehydrated skin, so my skin loves oils and this anti-oxidant rich one does wonders for tired, dull skin. As I’ve been testing the Night Restructure, I’ve been using this one during the day as the last step in my skincare routine, before sunscreen. It instantly hydrates and softens the skin, and serves as a perfect base for makeup (it works well under sunscreen, too). The formula is high in Vitamin E, as well as other anti-oxidants, vitamins and minerals to give your skin a healthy shot of nutrition – it’s like a green juice for your skin.
If you’re keen to give these a try, I have a giveaway to share with you. I have an Illuminé Night Restructure and Reviving Oil, as well as a Placecol skin consultation to give away to one lucky reader.
The giveaway is only open to South African residents and you must be able to get yourself to a Placecol outlet in order to claim your prize.
To see if you have an outlet near you, have a look at their website here.
Entries will close at 5pm on Friday 19thApril 2019.