The awards season is upon us, and the Oscars are Sunday night! I’ve always wanted to be invited to an Oscar party, and maybe this year I’ll luck out. Just in case, I will want to be ready, and that means having my skin look its best.
Asian skincare is my favorite. Japanese and Korean cosmetics companies are almost always the innovators when it comes to new skincare technology, products and even package design.
Recently, through a collaboration with my sister beauty bloggers from The Beauty Council,
I had an opportunity to experience a Japanese skincare brand that was new to me: Skin Inc. Skin Inc was introduced in the U.S. last year, and it was launched in Japan 7 years ago. Since then, it has won over 50 awards from leading beauty publications including Bazaar, Cosmo and Elle.
I received a beautiful package in the mail, and I could hardly wait to get into it. It’s Skin Inc’s “Glam Like A Star” brightening kit that’s part of their “Party Ready Skin Series”. Just the thing to help me whip my winter dull skin into bright and healthy shape. I’ll be camera ready in no time.
Right off the bat, the packaging wowed me. The clear exterior with the white interior bottles made me think “science/technology” and also “spa”. They look so clean and modern.
The two products in the brightening kit chosen for me were perfect for my mature, dry skin:
- Skin Inc Pure Revival Peel
- Skin Inc Pure Deepsea Hydrating Mask.
The peel and the mask can be used on their own or in tandem. So far, I have used them together.
Pure Revival Peel
“Revolutionary non-abrasaive peel that visibly but gently removes dullness and dead skin cells. Renews and restores youthful vitality to your skin, even as it exfoliates”.
Just what I need to help my skin better absorb the serums and moisturizers that I’ve been using!
Instead of using exfoliating beads or grit that can be rough on skin, this “first in the world formula combines high-performance active ingredients AC-11, arbutus and fullerene”. In addition to exfoliating, Skin Inc explains that the Pure Revival Peel “acts like a super-dynamic primer, revealing skin that makeup can glide on perfectly.” Wow.
So how to use the peel: I applied a thin layer of the liquid peel to my dry face. After about 10 seconds or so, the clear peel turned milky. I massaged it in using a circular motion. Most people see the exfoliating effect as the dead skin particles come off into their hand as they massage. Because I have been using an exfoliating daily cleanser, I didn’t see skin particles, but my skin definitely felt immediately smoother. I rinsed my face with warm water before proceeding to the next step.
Pure Deepsea Hydrating Mask
The Pure Deepsea Hydrating Mask was just what my winter dry skin needs. Thank you, thank you! The mask is not only hydrating but it also clarifies and brightens. Yeah!
The mask can be used as a regular rinse-off mask (leave on for 30 minutes) or as an overnight mask. And to my delight, the Pure Deepsea Hydrating Mask is a clear gel. If you read my blog, you know that I ADORE skincare products that are gels!!
The mask contains nutrient-rich deep sea water from Okinawa as well as Soya Bean extracts and hyaluronic acid. As someone who spends a lot of time in the Atlantic Ocean every summer, I know about the benefits of sea water. And the mask is so gentle, it can even be used under the eyes to help hydrate and brighten whereas most masks tell you to avoid your eye area.
I decided to go for the works and leave the fragrance-free mask on overnight. The next morning my skin felt soft and looked much brighter. Yes!
What I also love about the Skin Inc products is that they are fragrance-free as well as parabens-free. They’re appropriate for all skin types including sensitive skin like mine or those who have acne.
I loved using the “Glam Like A Star” brightening kit. The kit is priced at $95 for both products. Though you can buy them individually as well — the Pure Revival Peel (2 fl. oz.) is priced at $55 and the Deepsea Hydrating Mask (1.7 fl. oz.) priced at $75, the kit is a great deal! Check out the “Glam Like A Star” kit as well as the rest of the Skin Inc product line on the Skin Inc website: http://www.iloveskininc.com/products/partyready-specials
Come Oscar night, I’ll be ready for my close-up, will you?
Now, hop on over and check out how the other gals from The Beauty Council plan to get ready for Oscar night with Skin Inc by clicking on the posts below 🙂