Product focus: Dr Nina’s Glowing Face Serum
When beauty lovers choose a face product to use, they think about what they want from it: anti-ageing, hydration, low molecular weight, wrinkle prevention, and protection against pollutants in the air are a few of the things most people want most of the time. But few serums do all of these – if it’s anti-ageing and hydrating, it will be heavy on the skin; if it has anti-wrinkle properties, it’s unlikely to work against daily pollutants. Dr Nina’s Glowing Face Serum claims to do all of the above.
Its creator, Dr Nina, is an aesthetic facial doctor and cosmetic dental surgeon, and has gathered a fair amount of experience over 12 years of working in the beauty industry. Working with a huge number of patients daily, knowing their skin types, their complications, the atmosphere, and what they have been using has given her insight into what people are going through with their skin. She noticed that, generally, products on the market contain chemicals that can irritate users’ skin, and sometimes they have a hard time working around different types of skin, with properties that might address some issues exacerbating others. That was the reason she developed her Glowing Face Serum, with the aim in mind to create a product that works on every skin. It’s also vegan, cruelty-free, and intends to “focus on the glow”. It’s a tall order to cover all bases and skin types. Here is a look at the what the company is offering.
Protection from the greenhouse effect
Dr Nina’s face serum contains Arabian cotton, which can help combat photo-ageing. In an era of high ultra-violet rays, blue light and pollution at its peak, photo-ageing is a problem for many. The elements contained in the face serum are intended to take care of the effects of light and pollution on human skin.
Lightweight and hydrating
Cross-linked hyaluronic acid and glycolic acid are included to provide hydration and create a protective barrier from pollutants. As both have low molecular weight, the serum should be easily absorbed into the skin. Pollution, particularly for those living in cities, builds a layer on the skin that stops oil production. Hyaluronic acid contributes to removing this barrier to allow the skin do its own thing.
As days go by, skin starts to age as people do. The Glowing Face Serum contains matrixyl, which is designed to stimulate the production of collagen for an anti-wrinkle effect. As the serum is applied at night, the idea is that it will work to revitalise the skin and bring back its natural glow.
The serum also contains elements that contribute to an antiseptic and antibacterial action. The formula aims to repair small scars that are invisible to the eye so that skin is better equipped for the next day’s fight with the environment. It also contains vitamin D, which is an important component in a moisturiser to help maintain skin tone and improve hyperpigmentation.
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