If you live in the city, you really should be protecting your skin with an antioxidant formula.
Antioxidant serums help the skin effectively mop up free radicals – those nasty, unstable molecules in the atmosphere that are responsible premature ageing. Free radicals can be found everywhere around us; the sun’s UV rays, environmental aggressors, pollution, cigarette smoke, and toxins are all triggers. They break down our skin’s collagen, and contribute to dark spots, wrinkles and dull, lackluster skin.
An antioxidant serum really should be the first line of defense in your daily skincare routine.
I’ve been testing the newly launched Endocare C Ferulic Edafence (R1146 – BUY) which protects skin against free radicals and pollution and is recommended for those with dull, lackluster skin.
The formula contains Vitamin C, Vitamin E and Ferulic Acid. There’s also Vitamin B5 and Hyaluronic acid to boost the skins moisture reserves. SCA BioRepair Technology (growth Factors) boost fibroblast activity, creating more collagen, elastin and natural hyaluronic acid. A key ingredient in the formula is Edafence – a revolutionary anti-pollution active that comes from a plant found in the Antarctic – clinically proven to defend skin against environmental damage caused by pollution, sunlight, tobacco smoke and other environmental stressors.
The thing about Antioxidants formulas is that they can be notoriously unstable when exposed to air, that’s why it’s so important to opt for a formula in airless packaging. The Endocare C Ferulic Edafence contains a premium airless dropper that ensures perfect formulation protection without even a drop of wastage.
The texture of the Endocare C Ferulic Edafence is light and absorbs within seconds. I love the silky touch of serum that is hydrating, but not at all greasy.
Use the Endocare C Ferulic Edafence morning and or evening onto a clean face, neck & décolletage, massaging lightly until absorbed. Unlike a lot of antioxidant treatments that can cause a reaction, the Endocare C Ferulic Edafence is well tolerated on ALL skin types.
Along with the Endocare C Ferulic Edafence serum, I’ve also been trying the Endocare C Pure Concentrate (R933 – BUY) packaged in a box with 14 ampoules. This is an intensive, two-week treatment that helps combat the visible signs of ageing while giving the skin a more radiant, luminous glow. It’s the perfect accompaniment for the Endocare C Ferulic Edafence serum.
Each ampoule contains high concentrations of Vitamin C (15%) to brighten the skin, along with growth factors to regenerate and smooth fine lines & wrinkles. Proteoglycans in the formula provide an almost filler-like effect, plumping fine lines & wrinkles while boosting hydration.
You use one ampoule daily – either morning or evening (I used it in the evening as I use the serum in the day) on a clean face & neck for a two-week period.
The Endocare C Pure Concentrate absorbs into the skin quickly and has a lightweight texture. As with the Edafence serum, these ampoules are well tolerated and suitable for all skin types.
A Word on Protection
I can’t stress the importance of sunscreen enough – especially when using certain ingredients like Vitamin C that can sensitize the skin to the sun.
To protect my skin, I’ve been using the Heliocare 360 Pigment Solution Fluid SPF 50+ (R552 for a 50ml – BUY). As the name suggests, the formula protects the skin from all kinds of hyperpigmentation, while preventing and reducing dark spots.
The formula contains FernBlock – a patented, key ingredient in all Heliocare’s products that has incredible antioxidant capabilities. Ellagic Acid and Niacinamide have been added to reduce dark marks and prevent their reoccurrence.
I just adore this sunscreen’s lightweight texture and how quickly it absorbs. It has a slight tint, but it disappears as you rub the formula in, so no need to worry about the formula leaving any kind of grey cast on darker skin tones.
Win a Cantabria Labs hamper valued at R2 631 containing the following:
1 x box Endocare C-PURE CONCENTRATE (14 x 1 ml ampoules)
1 x Endocare Radiance C Ferulic Edafence Serum
1 x Heliocare 360 Pigment Solution Fluid SPF 50+
To stand a chance of winning this hamper, leave a comment below this blog post naming one ingredient used in the Endocare Radiance C Ferulic Edafence Serum.
Please ensure you include your name & email address (only I can see it) so I can contact you, should you be the winner.
The winner will be announced on In My Bag’s Facebook page (Follow HERE) on Monday 31 May 2021.
This giveaway is only open to residents of South Africa.
*This blog post is sponsored by Cantabria Labs*