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Proto-col collagen Face Serum and Microdermabrasion

I have been using a collagen facial serum from a company called Proto-col recently.  This serum is targeted at mature skin which although mine may not be quite at that stage just yet it does appreciate a little extra tlc on occasion, don’t we all!  On the site they do say this can be used on any skin so I’d suggest start early, it’s best to try and slow down the appearance of wrinkles then have to fight them off once they have made an appearance.

This serum is made by combining only the finest quality ingredients including;

Plant derived collagen which is important for skin elasticity.  Boosting the collagen content in the skin will help even out skin tone and help keep it looking flawless.  Where there are existing wrinkles and fine lines introduction of collagen can help reduce their appearance.

Royal jelly, a natural antibacterial and antibiotic, antioxidant with anti-inflammatory and healing properties also exerts anti wrinkle and anti ageing effects.  It even acts as a natural sunscreen.

The serum also contains essential oils including a favourite of mine geranium (Pelagonium graveolens) which from my own experience is a fabulous oil for the skin.  This is a staple for any aromatherapist and those that make products using natural products for the skin as it has anti-inflammatory, healing properties and is great for those with eczema, psoriasis, acne, cellulite and dry skin.

This serum is packed full of natural ingredients which is something I really love about it.
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On paper it sounds great but what we want to know is does it work?

I’ve been using this serum on a daily basis in the morning and at night applying it both to my face and decollete (neck and upper chest) as advised and it actually does seem to exhibit skin firming effects.  The product is dispensed by pump and gives about the right amount to cover the area needed which is handy as it minimises waste.  Don’t use a second pump or you will end up with more product than you require.  This is super light and absorbs exceptionally well into the skin making it feel firm.  I did use a basic moisturiser on top as it isn’t designed as a moisturiser and I always use a serum on top of a moisturiser like most people.  This also seems to brighten the appearance of the skin which is great so tired dull skin is transformed into beautiful bright skin.

This was a lovely serum and one that I would use again.

Another product from the same range that I have also been using is Proto-col Microdermabrasion.  It is the epitome of a luxury containing nothing but natural products including crushed diamonds and pearls, plant derived collagen, coral seaweed and silk protein to help renew and revitalise the skin.  The company suggest leaving this on for a minute so that the glycolic acid can get to work to remove dead skin cells on the surface and encourage fresher, plumper, firmer skin cells to rise to the surface of the skin renewing the complexion and reducing the appearance of wrinkles.  The crushed diamonds and pearls work as the exfoliant removing old skin cells to make space for the new and also allowing the various other natural ingredients to do their work.  Jojoba oil nourishes, beeswax acts as an anti-inflammatory and antibacterial, Vitamin E is also anti-inflammatory and healing and protects the skin cells from UV damage and environmental pollutants.

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This is incredibly light on the skin, gently exfoliating to leave it with a lovely glow and a soft, smooth finish.  It is advised that you use this once a week which is great as it lasts ages.  After using this I would apply the collagen facial serum.  These work well together and the result is softer, smoother brighter looking skin within a week and a half to two weeks at the most.  Of course continued use over time yields further improvements so it’s best to continue applications.

Trust pilot has awarded this company with a pretty big 7 out of 10 which is good to know.  If you read the reviews there you will see quite a large number of repeat purchasers indicating this company is doing a great job,

Have you tried any Proto-col products yet?

This Post Has 49 Comments

  1. I have heard of the brand but have never used any of the products from it. Getting a 7/10 is some achievement though x

    1. Not bad I know. I think trust pilot can be quite useful for these things as well as blog reviews.

  2. The serum looks a great product! I like that your don’t require a lot. Glad it works too!

    1. It is good that you get great results.

  3. I love face serums. I used to get microdermabrasions done in a salon every 3 weeks but it worked out so expensive, it’s nice to hear of a home alternative. Jo x

    1. I prefer to do these things at home rather than having to trek to a place that does them.

  4. This sound like a really nice products, perfect for the skin, I would like to try this out. xx

    1. They are great on the skin 😉

  5. that microdermabrasion sounds so lush. i would love to try it

    1. It is different isn’t it.

  6. Thank’s for a honest review! I’m thinking I need to start trying products to combat ageing x

    1. I think I should have started years ago 😉

  7. Collagen serums, drinks, capusules are all over the place now aren’t they? I think your right though, you need continued use to see long-lasting effects. No quick fixes in skincare, sadly.

    1. Continued use can show great results which is good though. 😉

  8. I watched a microdermabrasion treatment at a spa and it is really great. I’d love to try this serum and do microdermabrasion myself. 🙂

    1. I must admit it’s nicer to do these things at home 😉

  9. I haven’t used any of these but I think once you buy into something like this, you really need to stick with it. There’s no such thing as a miracle fix unless you go under the knife!

    1. You will find that continued use of these will give great results 😉

  10. The microdermabrasion product sounds amazing! And I’m a big fan of good serums too.

  11. The serum sounds amazing!! I love that it has a use for a lot of different skin conditions as well as cellulite!! I need it thats for sure!

  12. I hadn’t heard of this brand before but I do like trying new skincare x

    1. Me too!

  13. This is a brilliant review, I’ve never used any of these products but my mum might 🙂

  14. My mummy could do with this! Anything which helps with skin firming would be good for her!

  15. Oh wow, I haven’t heard of this skincare brand before but I love using serums and microdermabrasion products as I have blackheads. That gadget is certainly different to anything I’ve seen before! xxx

  16. I love reading trust pilot reviews so pleased to see this product scored highly x

    1. It does get a great score but having used their products I can see why x

  17. Funnily enough, I have just started taking the proto-col collagen supplements along with the serum and I am already starting to see a difference in my skin. I like the idea of the Microdermabrasion, that sounds lovely.

    1. That’s great to hear Nikki, I haven’t tried the supplements yet. You must try the microdermabrasion it is very good 😉

  18. This sounds really interesting product, great that it got a good trust pilot score! xo

    1. It is handy to look at trust pilot for ratings. The actual products I have tried are lovely 😉

  19. I’ve never heard from proto-col before but will keep them in mind from now on! 🙂

    1. I would try them out their products are lovely.

  20. I haven’t heard of this brand! I have only used a face serum once and found it to be lovely and soothing!
    Now at the age of 30 I feel it is very important to look after my skin! 🙂 I am going to try this.

    1. You will love this Lindsey, make sure you look at the rest of their range too x

  21. Thanks for the review – sounds great and just what I need!

    1. They are really lovely products 😉

  22. I love the Proto-col range as it works great with my skin.

    1. Glad to hear that you have used it too and love it. They have loads more products to try, how exciting!!!

  23. Fab review, thanks for sharing, will definitely be investigating these products

  24. This is a new brand for me, but I’m loving the list of ingredients. I love Royal Jelly and I think it’s good to have products that look after the skin

  25. ive never heard of these products before

  26. Thanks for a great review. I love the info about royal jelly. I had heard that was really good for you!

  27. Sounds perfect time to start getting creams to help with my facial appearance 🙂

  28. must try these.

  29. Ohh I have to admit this is a new brand to me, but how good does it sound! I think I might have to treat myself 😉 x

    1. I am sure you will love it!

  30. i really must try these one day soon, thank you so much

    1. They are lovely, enjoy!

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