Save your skin this summer with Instytutum

When I was a little girl, I’d point out different skincare products at department stores or in magazines to my mom. “Do you use this? Why don’t you use that? What’s in this?” She would shrug and say, “They’re all pretty much the same, they don’t do much. ‘Hope in a bottle’.” And back then, lotions and creams differed in consistency and fragrance, but that’s about it.

However, we have actual skincare needs. I have actual skincare needs. Most of the USA and Europe has had hellacious weather this summer. Even if you avoided daylight the best you could, even a few minutes outside were enough to steam cook or dry bake your complexion. I can always tell a runner for that reason! Decent figure, but the tell-tale lines and stringy neck tendons give away the game. That baseball cap isn’t doing much for your program, either.

Ever so fortunately, there’s a skincare company that’s advanced and effective. Nataliia Derkach, MD, PhD was a top-level executive of a successful pharmaceutical corporation who brought all of her expertise to create INSTYTUTUM with a renowned Swiss lab. I was happy to be hosted to experience it!

Resurfacing Glow Toner is a chemical exfoliator and toner all in one. It combines Glycolic Acid and Niacinamide (a form of Vitamin B) to erase fine lines, unclog pores, get rid of ashy skin. I tried it on the side of my face first, to see how my skin would react: never a bad idea! Well, it also contains Allantoin (a soothing protein) and chamomile, so I did not have any adverse reactions. It’s gentle enough for your decolletage! Definitely don’t forget this area, lest you start to resemble one of those retirees who has sat in the sun for years, but maybe had a little nip-tuck done on the face.

It dispenses from a pump, in a lotion consistency of a clear liquid. It has no discernible scent. It helped me get rid of rashy sun damage.

Truly-Transforming Brightening Eye Cream should be considered your first weapon in your complexion arsenal. It achieves what would seem to be opposite objectives: smoothing and hydrating, yet depuffing. It contains retinol, raspberry stem cells, caffeine, silk bark extract, bisabolol (German blue chamomile extract) and shea butter.

It is a thin lotion consistency. Its glass tub container has a foil liner; I suggest you only lift up a portion, to better protect the product. It dries instantly and doesn’t interfere with any kind of cosmetic application, whether cream, powder or wax. It leaves the skin around your eyes smooth and comfortable to the touch.

Xceptional Flawless Cream is labeled as “#1 Priority” and it certainly is a foundational product to quickly address skin problems. There were a few weeks when I was not taking great care of my skin and doing transatlantic flights. Then, the sun and hot weather hit. There was a lot to fix! This product addresses firming, lifting (good for those jaw lines and jowls) and reshaping, as well as wrinkles. It incorporates raspberry, wild tobacco and coffee cell extract, along with interesting ingredients like shrubby everlasting plant and paracress extract. More traditional beneficial ingredients include Vitamin E, shea butter and almond oil.

It has a soothing, lotion consistency — again, I recommend only opening a bit of the foil liner — that rapidly softens. I was glad, because I don’t want a sweaty, oily feel, especially in the summer. I was instantly able to apply all cosmetics. The cream helps in the long-term, too, with that photo damage you can see in articles — those under the ultra violet light photos with splotches.

Powerful RetinOil is one of those cutting edge products that can be used in a number of ways: on top of creams, mixed with creams, foundations, as a treatment. It incorporates algae extract, 15 different oils, a form of retinol and raspberry stem cells. It is a great boost for more rapid cell turnover/gentle exfoliation, hydration, smoothing lines, adding back natural glow.

This product is very attractively packaged — it would make a fine gift. It’s in a gold foil box, contained in a heavy glass bottle with rubber dropper.

 

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