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I am super excited to give the new Skinceuticals Resveratrol B E a whirl because the word is, they have optimised the concentration of super- antioxidant Resveratrol and super-charged it with the inclusion of Baicalin and Vitamin E (hence B E).
In addition to this superior anti-oxidant blend in Skinceuticals Resveratrol B E, the brand have also found a new way to deliver the anti-oxidant benefits to the skin using Hydrotropes.
See, the problem with Resveratrol is that while it is extremely potent it is also very hard to stabilise or solubilise. You could have all the resveratrol in the world but if you can’t find it an effective pathway into the skin, then it really won’t have much effect at all. Skinceuticals have developed a delivery system of Hydrotropes.
I am now going to try and explain this. Erm wish me luck! Basically, Resveratrol hates water which means it isn’t water soluble and so you literally will not be able to get it into a solution and a state where it can actually get into the skin. The good news is, it does love oil. A Hydrotrope is a compound made from niacinamide and caffeine which has both oil loving and water loving properties. The oil lovers attract and grab the resveratrol and the water lovers help it dissolve into an aqueous solution. Job done!
Skinceuticals Resveratrol B E has some great clinical studies to back its claims to improve radiance, firmness, elasticity and density. The most impressive of which for me is that skin density was improved by 18.9% after 12 weeks of use. Ageing skin is thinning skin so I like the sound of this.
Skinceuticals Resveratrol B E texture:
The texture is interesting and rather brilliant. It is like a gel-serum with a light oil feel. At first it feels as though it could be quite heavy and then it magically disappears into the skin leaving a smooth matte finish. You can use alone or follow with moisturiser if you prefer. I’ll be using moisturiser too, however, the clinical trials are based on the sole use of Skinceuticals Resveratrol B E Night Concentrate at night.
Skinceuticals Resveratrol B E Night Concentrate is available now for £120. Visit skinceuticals.co.uk for stockist information.
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