One of the biggest advantages of being a beauty blogger have been getting the opportunities to discover new brands and try new products. When I was approached by PR for DERMO28 I have to admit that I didn't have any idea about the brand but a quick look at their website got me all excited about trying out their products.
DERMO28 was born in 1995 in Italy thanks to a team of professionals highly specialized in therapy and treatment of skin. The name DERMO28 was not born casually: 28 days is the period that cells employ to regenerate which is a synonym of life and energy. The secret of DERMO28 Research Facility consists in creating cosmetics with a high concentration of active ingredients, absolutely safe and applied with specific and exclusive procedures customized for any skin concern.
I was kindly sent a few products to test including Unica'Mas Kit (£79) which was released in time for Christmas and I want to focus on it today. This kit contains Radiance Complex serum/treatment (full size worth £109), Anti-Aging Absolute Treatment/Cream (30ml worth £60), Unica Mani Hand Cream (30ml worth £15) and Unica Body Lotion (50ml worth £15).
I've been testing these products for the last 3 weeks and while I still can't comment on long term benefits or review them thoroughly I am definitely able to share with you my first impressions and share if I've been enjoying using them.
Radiance Complex it's an intensive serum that exfoliates, moisturises and brightens the skin.
Key ingredients: Lactic Acid, Glycolic Acid, Glycerine, Salicylic Acid, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Sweet Almond Oil, Wild Rose extract, Allantoin, Apple Fruit extract.
This serum has quite liquid-y consistency, a little goes a long way, I use 1-1.5 pump for my face and neck and it sinks into the skin immediately. Even though my skin is well accustomed to acid peels I feel a little tingling sensation after applying the product which, for me, is just a sign of a powerful treatment. My skin doesn't get red or irritated and the longer I use the serum the less intense the tingling is.
This serum is to be used 2-3 times a week, I use it every other night alternating it with my other night time products I talked about in this post. Since I've started using the Radiance Complex I stopped reaching for my other acid peels to see how well the serum performs and I have to say that my skin is soft, smooth and clear and I definitely don't miss or feel the need to use my other chemical exfoliators. I use my acid toner every day though as a part of my morning skincare routine.
It might seem that with such powerful ingredients the Radiance Complex serum has drying effects on the skin but it's actually really hydrating and although I follow it with the cream from the Dermo28 Unica'Mas kit I feel like I could use it on its own.
I am excited to keep using the serum as it's working very well for my skin and the ingredients list is quite impressive. I also really like the elegant glass bottle with a pump, a good sign of a premium product.
Unica Anti-Aging Absolute Treatment is the result of the most advanced DERMO28 studies and represents the most exclusive and effective programme against skin aging. It restores and revitalises the skin by enhancing hydration and making it look firmer.
Key ingredients: Glycerine, Shea Butter, Sweet Almond Oil, Vitamin C, Allantoin, Panthenol, Saccharide Isomerate (deeply moisturising), blend of Matrikines (trace elements – Soy Isoflavones, responsible for fighting signs of aging).
The deluxe size sample of this cream comes in a tube with a rounded end which is absolutely fantastic and I don't know why I don't see that more often. It's easier to dispense the product and keep the tube clean and more hygienic.
The Absolute Treatment cream has a nice lightweight consistency, gets absorbed quickly leaving skin very soft, hydrated and nourished. I can't tell just yet how effective it is at restoring my skin's firmness as my skin is, thankfully, still quite firm but it's very hydrating and it leaves my skin plumped and radiant which make it look more youthful.
I use it every other night following the Radiance Complex serum.
Unica Mani is a nice hand cream which deeply hydrates and it contains ingredients responsible for fighting the signs of aging like Vitamin C and Bearberry extract (help to lighten discoloration and age spots). Some of other key ingredients are Glycerine and Beeswax, Panthenol.
The cream has a lightweight texture, easily absorbed, it doesn't leave greasy or sticky residue and it has very subtle fresh scent.
I enjoy using this hand cream but I don't think I would pay a full price for it though but mainly because I have much cheaper hand creams that keep my skin hydrated and protected but if you're really concern about the skin on your hands showing signs of aging then this is a fabulous option.
Unica Body is a moisturising and anti-ageing body lotion that also help to stimulate the microcirculation of the blood thanks to Green Coffee, Matè and Guarana extracts. Shea Butter, Glycerin, Sweet Almond Oil, Olive Fruit Oil hydrate and nourish the skin.
It's a quickly absorbing lotion that makes my skin incredibly soft and smooth. I can't comment if it's really effective at firming and toning the skin as I've not used it long enough but looking at the ingredients list it has potential to help with that.
I'm really excited to keep using all the products sent to me by Dermo28 and to tell you more about them in the near future but in the meantime I'm happy to be able to give away two Unica'Mas kits, provided by the brand, to 2 lucky winners of the competition.
Rules of the giveaway:
- this giveaway is open for UK residents only,
- you must be over 16 years old to enter it or need a parent permission to provide your address should you win the giveaway,
- there are 5 mandatory entries, but you can enter the rest if you wish to have a bigger chance of winning the giveaway,
- there will be 2 winners who will get DERMO28 Unica'Mas kit each,
- the prize is provided by DERMO28 and will be sent to the winner by the brand, not myself,
- the giveaway will run for 3 weeks from today, Monday 19/12/2016 until 09/01/2017,
- I will email the winner who will need to get back to me within 48hrs or another winner will be chosen.
Good luck everyone!