When I first heard of the product, I wasn't sure how it would benefit me. I am 26 yrs old with what I'd call relatively healthy and youthful-looking skin...why would I need an "AGE smart" repair serum? Well, luckily I sat in on an info session the explained more about the product.
Let's start with the NEED:
It was Coco Chanel that said "At 50 years old, you get the skin you deserve"...how we treat our skin today will impact how healthy and youthful looking it will be in the future. Even if we do not see the apparent need for anti-aging and repairing products now, we can begin to use them as a preventative measure to ensure our skin is taken care of by the time we hit 50.
Also, it is a medical fact that the time we spend sleeping each night is when our bodies engage in active, system-wide repair and healing. Dermalogica created this product to help our skin restore its capacity to maintain suppleness and moisture so our skin feels rested after a full night's sleep.
This Overnight Repair Serum "delivers stimulating peptide action and anti-aging benefits in a soothing, aroma-therapeutic base of botanical oils" (Dermalogica Fact Sheet) - doesn't that just sound refreshing?
The serum contains:
- Palmitoyl Tripeptide-38 - accelerates production of collagen and Hyaluronic Acid
- Argan Oil - an antioxidant that penetrates the skin without a greasy feel
- Brown Seaweed - stimulates collagen
- Rose Oils - an antioxidant with Vitamin C
- Jasmine - helps to soften skin and is anti-inflammatory
- Sunflower Seed Oil - antioxidant
- Carrot Seed Oil - antioxidant with Vitamin A
- Geranium - boosts circulation
- Rosemary, Curry Leaf, Sesame Oil - antimicrobial (works against bacterial)
- Wash your face
- Use toner (if it's part of your regular routine)
- Apply 4-6 drops of Overnight Repair Serum (if you are under 30yrs old, instead of spreading across the face you can focus on eye area)
- Massage into skin
- Apply moisturizer
- Sleep well!
The most attractive part of this product is the aroma therapeutic factor. After a long day one of my favourite things to do is get in a hot shower, scrub myself clean, then treat my face to this serum with a soothing moisturizer after. The Jasmine scent is so calming and relaxing it really eases any left over tension and helps me fall asleep in no time. Using the Overnight Repair Serum has easily become a favourite steps in my night-time routine.
My only criticism is that it's hard to get the serum out of the bottle. I really have to shake it hard many times to get a useable amount of product out...but in the grand scheme of things I consider this a small inconvenience.
The Overnight Repair Serum will be launched in October 2011 and will retail for $88CDN.
It comes in a 15mL white glass bottle which helps to preserve the active ingredients.
The product will be available in select skincare centers, salons, and spas across Canada.
You can visit www.dermalogica.ca for more details, or click here to watch Dermalogica's 2min promo video.
At the event we were fortunate to walk away with a few other goodies including a complimentary skin treatment at Dermalogica (sweet!!), a bottle of the Overnight Repair Serum, Precleanse (which is my ULTIMATE favourite makeup remover), and a product kit to hold all of our new products.
A few of my blogger friends were there as well. You can read their posts here: Meredith, Elaine, Arianne, Davida.
I would like to thank Dermalogica and Faulhaber PR for the opportunity to attend the event and to try out the product :)
Just remember, we've got to act now to enjoy our skin later!
Drop me a line if you have any questions!