New in the skincare stash
The winter is a great opportunity to wrap up warm and cozy up on the sofa with a nice cup of tea and something sweet; but I don’t like the effect it has on my skin. It always feels a bit tighter and drier and the central heating being on all day certainly doesn’t help. I generally take good care of my skin by using facial oils and serums, but most of it has always been focused towards my night-time routine. I tend to take a slightly more relaxed approach to what I use in the day, worried that if I use something too heavy, then it will interfere with the lasting power of my makeup. Instead I compensate for this by taking that extra care before I go to sleep. Most of the time this works, but as I’m getting older the importance of good skincare both morning and evening is important and especially so in the colder months.
It couldn’t have been better timing when Frezyderm contacted me to ask if I would be interested in trying out some of their products. Although relatively new to the UK, Frezyderm has been trading in Greece for over 30 years and specialises in day-to-day skincare covering concerns such as anti-ageing, eczema and psoriasis as well as products targeted at hair care, oral health, sun protection and baby care. It’s always great to be able to try out new brands and for the past six weeks I’ve been incorporating the following products from Frezyderm into my skincare routine: the Revitalizing Serum, the Moisturizing Plus Cream and the Dermiox Cream.
Revitalizing Serum *
This is a great one to use to enhance your day or night cream. As I prefer to use richer oils at night, I use this serum in the morning after cleansing my face and before my moisturiser. It has a very cooling and refreshing effect when applied. Since most mornings I wake up looking tired, this immediately restores a bit of life back into my skin, making it look brighter and more radiant – just what I need.
Around two pumps is more than enough to cover my face and neck and as well as brightening the skin, this serum helps to improve elasticity thus having an anti-ageing effect too. On first application it does however feel a bit tacky but this disappears, especially when I apply my moisturiser on top. This retails at £24.50 for 30ml and I personally love this for making my tired skin look instantly refreshed.
Moisturizing Plus Cream *
This face cream is targeted for adult skin in the 30+ category, although I see no reason why anyone can’t use it. Since most moisturisers I use contain many an anti-ageing benefit, I’ve never really been too concerned about buying something that is age-specific, but I am now seeing the benefits of using something that is better suited to my changing needs.
Richer and creamier than what I would normally go for and given that I was also using this on top of the Revitalizing Serum, I was concerned that it would sit heavy on my skin and perhaps make my makeup feel and look more greasy. Aside from any skincare benefits, this is just as an important consideration for me but luckily this was not an issue. If anything, my skin feels comfortable and hydrated all day when I use this.
With active fig and herbal extracts, this moisturiser provides anti-oxidant protection and also helps to increase the production of collagen, therefore making the skin feel more toned and firm. At £19.50 for 50ml I think the price is reasonable, whilst offering all the skin and age-targeted care that you would want from a moisturiser. I do find my skin looks more relaxed, it is left feeling hydrated all day and most importantly this does not interfere with my makeup, which is a massive plus for me.
Dermiox Cream *
This product is not something I would normally look to buy but in the interests of reviewing, I have given this a go. The Dermiox Cream is best described as an alternative approach to invasive procedures like botox. I like to think that whilst I am keen to invest in anti-ageing skincare, I am still at the preventive stage rather than cure! With herbal extracts that have relaxant properties, this cream produces a botox-like effect, which smoothes and reduces expression wrinkles, crows feet and the like.
In essence, this for me felt like another anti-ageing cream rather than specifically producing any botox-like effect, although perhaps my skin will thank me for it in a few years to come! It is best used before applying your moisturiser and skincare in the morning and evening and the effects last for as long as you continue to use the product. That said, even on its own, this provides a good level of hydration and equally doesn’t sit heavy on the skin when used with the Revitalizing Serum and the Moisturizing Plus Cream.
I find it hard to comment on whether this truly works since I am quite fortunate not to have any visible signs of ageing yet. However, one could argue that good skincare by using more targeted products like this is a good preventative tool; especially if you like the idea of botox but don’t want to go through with it. This is certainly pain-free and less expensive at £36.50 for 50ml. Equally, this cream can be used after any injections as it is meant to help with the healing process as well as prolonging the effects. Again, it’s hard for me to advise on this area since botox is not something I have done before but I can see how this may be of interest for some people.
As you can see, all these products have a test tube style to it and although not the aesthetics I am normally used to, it fits in with the brand and their commitment to conforming to strict pharmaceutical standards. None of their products are tested on animals and I am impressed with their range, especially as they target common skincare and health concerns. This certainly gave me more comfort when testing these out. I think it is worth researching into their range to see if there is something that might suit you too.
I hope you find this post useful and would love to hear your thoughts as well as your favourite moisturiser to use in the winter. Just pop me a note in the comments below. x
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