I recently tested the new skincare range from Science Skincare including the Vitamin C Serum, cleanser and moisturiser. While it was definitely more products than I’m used to, once you get into the flow, the results are worth it. I think acidity is a key reason for poor skin quality and these products manage your skin’s pH levels. I saw a difference in a long-term pigmentation mark on my cheek and in dryness in general.
This is more of a gel than a cream cleanser. It cleans but also hydrates, while soothing itchy or sensitive skin. It’s packed with nutrients like Australian caviar lime, jojoba oil, vitamins B5 and E, and organic aloe. It’s suitable for all skin types, and daily use can help to heal spots and calm irritation.
I’m used to stronger stuff, but this silky serum is a fine exfoliant. It contains a combination of epidermal growth factor (EGF), which aids cellular renewal and can reverse scarring and sun damage, and wrinkle-reducing and lightening peptides. It also has hyaluronic acid to stimulate collagen and elastin production and help to reduce pigmentation and nourish the skin, as well as caviar lime extract and fruit acids, which lift dead skin and clear blocked, enlarged pores. It’s a great general resurfacing serum.
I really liked this moisturiser. It’s good for sun-damaged, dry and dehydrated skin like mine, as it stimulates collagen production, with hyaluronic acid for hydration, and antioxidants and EGF to increase cellular energy for DNA repair. The cream also creates a barrier against water loss, keeping you more hydrated. And it reduces hyperpigmentation, making the skin lighter and more even-toned.
Hydra UV Protect
I took a while to adjust to this, as it has a strong layering effect I’m not used to. But I’m not good with sun blocks in general! This broad-protection sun cream repairs while it rejuvenates skin during the day; and acts as an anti-inflammatory night moisturiser to help acne, rosacea, psoriasis and eczema. Ingredients include zinc and titanium dioxide, potent vitamins (including vitamin C from Kakadu plum) and antioxidants that support cells and help to reduce wrinkles. It has a “blurring” effect that can make scarring less visible, which makes it a perfect primer. I did find that it made my makeup stay on longer too. (As you know, makeup can slide off before you’re out of the door in Singapore!)
Triple C – Vitamin C Serum
I really liked this. Vitamin C is one of the most effective antioxidants available. This vitamin C serum has eight peptides that rejuvenate skin through DNA repair and cellular stimulation. It prevents free radical damage and premature ageing while offering extra protection by increasing cell survival rate in the epidermis when the skin is exposed to UV rays. The anti-pigmentation formula repairs damaged capillaries and abnormal cell formation. It promises a 45 percent reduction of wrinkles within just two months. I do think there was a big difference; my pigmentation marks seemed lighter too.
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This DNA Repair Serum includes vitamins A, B and C, and is designed to quench and soothe sun-damaged, sensitive, inflamed and scarred skin. It restarts epidermal remodelling, stimulates collagen production and smoothes scar tissue. The key active ingredient, retinaldehyde, works like a vitamin A prescription, seeping into the skin to rebuild it from the inside.
This is good when you need a bit of radiance. It inhibits pigmentation, balances moisture and repairs the skin barrier. If your skin flares up with over-the-counter treatments, it should tolerate this low-pH4.2 serum. Vitamin B also guards skin cells against UV rays, reducing tumour formation. The serum triggers built-in defence systems to protect and heal the skin, with oily skin becoming even-toned, and thinning, ageing skin getting plumped with moisture.
Find the products at scienceskincaresg.com.
This article first appeared in the November 2022 edition of Expat Living. You can purchase the latest issue or subscribe, so you never miss a copy!