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Beauty,  Skincare

Review | Sothys Perfect Shape Youth Serum

In my 38th year on the planet, I can confirm that ageing really creeps up on you. It may be because I stopped looking in those terrifying magnifying mirrors in my late 20s, but it could also be that I’m just getting old (I’m going to go with the first one, because the second is very unlikely).

But thankfully we live in an age of spectacular skincare technology that enables us to slow the clock somewhat, with minimal intervention (don’t get me wrong, I will laser the heck out of my neck and décolletage when the time comes, but for now, a cream will suffice).

I’ve always applied my skincare down my neck and over my décolletage, but a childhood spent in the sun means that I have some serious pigmentation on my chest and the very feintest beginnings of turkey neck. Or rather, I did… Over lockdown, I tested the Sothys Perfect Shape Youth Serum (R1360), and it completely changed the appearance of the skin on my neck and décolletage! It’s indicated for use from the cheeks down to the décolletage, which is what I did. I applied it every day for about 6 weeks, which is how long the bottle lasted.

The formula is a potent one with botanical actives to refine and lift the skin, but the star of the show is peptides, Peptides M3.0, to be exact. Peptides M3.0 is a biomimetic active that helps boost collagen synthesis. Peptides are naturally occurring amino acids that form part of certain proteins needed by the skin. Collagen makes up most of the structure of our skin, giving it its youthful appearance, but as we age, our levels of it drop, so we need to intervene. The collagen molecule is too big to penetrate your skin, so it’s broken down into its constituent parts which can be absorbed and used by the skin. Adding peptides to your skincare routine will ultimately help boost your collagen levels.

Thanks to the powerful actives, this serum does what it says on the box, and more. No other product has ever made this much of an impact in such a short period of time. My skin is smoother, softer and visibly plumper since using it. It’s been 5 weeks since I finished it, and my skin is still looking great, which is how I know it actually made a difference to the collagen levels in my skin, rather than just delivering a superficial hydration.