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Sinensis: Marine Collagen Repair Day Cream

Approximately 3 weeks ago I started using a new face cream from a company called Sinensis.  The cream that I was sent to review was their Marine Collagen Repair Day Cream.  Comprising of a wealth of botanical ingredients from Arnica (which provides antiseptic, anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects), Rose (antioxidant – protective to the cells, antibacterial anti-inflammatory, astringent – pore tightening effects), Tea polyphenols (anti-ageing and anti-inflammatory effects) and more.  This cream is packed full of ingredients that should in theory do literally do what is stated on the jar ‘Revive and Renew’.  Working alongside the botanical ingredients are the skin science ingredients which include collagen which we all know is the main component that gives skin it’s structure.  Our skin has a reduction in this as we age resulting in the sagging and wrinkles that we see forming.  Hyaluronic acid which helps keep skin looking plump; 24K Gold which locks in moisture and gives skin a radiant glow.  It also speeds up healing and cell regeneration.  Squalane from olives provides deep moisturising and skin cell regeneration.  Vitamin E and Matrixyl also play important roles in this product.

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The brand Sinensis was created by a groups of doctors from AcuMedic as they were unable to find any suitable products on the market that their dermatology clients could use in between treatments as those available had hidden irritants and potentially toxic ingredients.  Even products claiming to be paraben free have had the paraben substituted with Phenoxyethanol which is a potentially dangerous.  It is often used used as an antibacterial and preservative but can have irritant effects, cause cancer, damage to brain cells and the central nervous system when used in high amounts.  Sinensis aim to formulate products that are high in botanical and skin science extracts.  They also use Chinese herbs and are free from toxic chemicals.  I think once my work load with the children eventually reduces I should probably look into formulating some creams with these guys using Western herbs.  Maybe I should have mentioned to the company that I am a medical herbalist.  My medical background gives me a deeper understanding of how the ingredients work in this product and that of course was what attracted me to work with this company initially.   It’s quite reassuring to be confident before you even open the lid of a product that it is likely to be effective!

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Initial Reaction

On first application I was impressed at how great a base this was for makeup.  The cream seemed to hold my makeup in place extremely well.  In fact this was better than most of the products I have used in a long will at holding make up in place. Not only did it hold it in place well it also made makeup application far easier and faster great for the early mornings when I do the school runs.

The cream was not excessively thick and absorbed well and quickly into the skin without leaving the skin feeling greasy.

The skin felt soft, smooth and looked hydrated after use.  There were no dry patches to be found.

I love the packaging it looks like a good quality product

The fragrance is pleasant with a light floral aroma.

I found that applying this after my morning shower was perfect as the moisture in the air and within the skin meant that less went further although this is quite an effective cream anyway and you don’t need too much to get a good coverage.

I quite liked the fact I could actually see the gold within the cream as you know it’s there.  This breaks up when rubbed into the skin.sinensis2

Did I Notice Any Difference?

I sure did!

This worked extremely well with the initial results being apparent within a week and progressively improving with continued use.  Within 2 weeks my skin was visibly brighter and in areas where I had hyperpigmentation there was a remarkable difference with these areas looking much lighter.  My skin was looking far more healthy with a gorgeous radiant glow.  By 3 weeks my skin also appeared tighter and I am hoping with further use I will see a marked improvement in the appearance of any wrinkles but only time will tell.

I loved this cream and would really recommend it. I was really impressed at how well this naturally made product has improved the appearance of my skin over such a short period of time.  I still have quite a bit left in the jar and at a guess would estimate the remainder will last me at least a further 2.5 to 3 months use which is great.  At £46.67 a pot this is an investment that is worth making.  Think about it just over £10 a month for gorgeous skin, you are worth it and it’s a bargain for what it does.

There are other products in the range which I have yet to try but having been so impressed with this one I want to try more.  I am even considering buying my mum a jar of this as I know she would love it just as much as I do.

I am curious now how much further the improvement might have been if I had been using the night cream at the same time.

Did I notice anything that stood out that was negative about the product?

No!

My recommendation: Make sure you try this!

Having had a chat with the guys at Sinensis they have kindly offered one of these gorgeous creams as a prize so without further ado here is a competition to win one of my favourite beauty products for this year.

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This Post Has 81 Comments

  1. Ooh this sounds great, I might even treat myself this Winter! 🙂

    Dani x

    1. Thanks for your comment Dani, I think yo should give it a try it’s very good.

  2. That’s so great that it helped pigmentation, I think with the night cream you’d probably of got double the benefits. Great information with you being a medical herbalist, you’d do great making your own products I’m sure x

    1. I think it would make a big difference. I have wanted to look at making products for a while but need to wait until the children are a little older.

  3. I’ve not heard of this brand before but the cream sounds lovely – thanks for sharing x

    1. You’re welcome. This is a pretty new product as far as I understand and I loved it.

  4. This sounds like a good face cream I’m always on the look out to try new ones. I just wish it wasn’t so pricy.

    1. It isn’t too bad when you think about how long it actually lasts.

  5. this cream sounds incredbile! I have just turned 30 and after relying on pretty good skin in my 20’s (and being pretty lazy with it!) I now know I need to make sure I start taking care of my skin now, this sounds great for firming up the skin so I might have to invest! xx

    1. It does a wonderful job I love it.

  6. I have not heard of this product before, but it sounds great not only for the anti ageing and moisturising but as a great make up base x

    1. It’s brilliant, I was very impressed!!!

  7. Ohh these sounds like an interesting cream, marine collagen mix seems to be, become really popular of late. x

    1. I’m not surprised with results like this, it truly is a Fab Find!

  8. I was sent this too, not sure how I feel about it!

    1. I love it, I can see clear improvements in my skin 😉

  9. It looks like a quality product and nicely packaged. I could do with some myself xx

    1. It is a really nice cream 😉

  10. I have not heard of this brand before, but I adore testing out new skincare, and I love how much detail you have gone into xx

    1. I can be a bit fussy about what I review but I must admit when I heard about this I jumped at the chance and am pleased I did.

  11. Looks great, I’m impressed how long it lasts

    1. I am really impressed with this cream and pleased I discovered it.

  12. That’s great that you noticed results so quickly, usually I find you have to use something for ages before you do x

    1. It depends on the product but I was impressed at how fast I noticed results with this 😉

  13. This sounds fantastic – I really like the sound of the gold flecks too!

    1. It is, I love it 😉

  14. I haven’t heard of this brand before but this sounds really great. I’m always looking for new face creams! xo

    1. They are new to the market but I am sure will do very well.

  15. A cream that contains gold?!? That’s amazing! We always knew how beneficial tea extracts could be but this sounds amazing!

    1. It sure does and you can see it in the cream!!!

  16. looks like a great product xx

  17. I’ve never heard of this brand before, but it looks really great.

    1. It is a really good cream and yo see results quite quickly.

  18. This sounds like a great product and I really like the packaging. I need something to make my skin a bit brighter! Glad it worked well for you xx

    1. Me too I was very impressed by the result.

  19. Not heard of this brand before, I need to check it out! X

    1. They are new to the beauty market but the cream was spot on!

  20. I love Elemis pro collagen marine cream which sounds very similar to this.

    1. I might need to review that so see the difference.

  21. WOW that list of toxins that could be in other products is really quite scary – I’m going to check mine now. This cream sounds fab.

    1. And it does a fab job too!!! 😉

  22. Ooh this sounds good! Skincare is an investment anyway.

    1. And a very good one too 😉

  23. This cream sounds lovely. I really need to invest in more skin care now that it’s becoming colder outsider, I suffer from dry skin in the winter.

    1. This should do your skin a world of good x

  24. Sounds gorgeous. I’d love to try it but seems quite expensive?

    1. It’s not really if you look at what it works out to by the month and weigh up the results. i would rather pay for something that I can physically see working then something that is cheap and is merely moisturising.

  25. not heard of this brand; but have so much trouble as so many creams leave my skin feeling sticky and greasy

    1. I can honestly say this doesn’t leave the skin feel greasy. It leaves it lovely and soft though.

  26. Seems like such a treat that I totally need in my life. My acne is often effected by different creams so hopefully this would help me! x

  27. I love marine cream types of products, I will have to give this a go as I am always looking for new skincare to try!
    Great post!

  28. That toxin list is really scary. I am trying to be really careful about the products I buy and the ingredients that are in them.

    1. It is a bit scary when you see the list but it’s good to see this cream doesn’t have them and works too.

  29. Great to read that this worked so well for you. I love that it worked so quickly! xxx

    1. Me to it was a pleasant surprise.

  30. Oh I love that you can see the bits of gold in it! I might actually have to invest in this as you said it helped with your hyperpigmentation, I suffer on the side of my face and it really knocks my confidence so if I could get something that actually helps that would be amazing x

    1. Charli, I can honestly say this has worked better than any other product I have tried for hyperpigmentation, I was amazed!!!

  31. Being a mum of 3 and at 35 my skin is as good as it’s going to get. It’s definitely time to start thinking about anti aging products and this one is definitley one I will try.

    1. Great to hear that Sharon, you will love it x

  32. The best thing about sinensis is each product is even tailored to your wellbeing so it is much more than just a product. Glad you liked your cream.

    1. Thanks Ana, I did love this cream it worked very well.

  33. Sounds great and sounds perfect for my sensitive skin. Packaging looks classy too

    1. It is a lovely product, they have won me over!

  34. This sounds really interesting. I’m always intrigued by new moisturisers and it’s one of those things where it’s hard to be sure whether a higher price is worth it. I know it sometimes is, so I’m loath to write off more expensive products just because some are disappointing, and this sounds very promising! Thanks for reviewing it, that’s really helpful.

    1. Glad you liked the review. This is a really good cream and comes highly recommended.

  35. I’d love to try this cream it sounds amazing.

    1. It’s a really lovely cream I was really happy with it.

  36. Great review. Very informative.I would probably try this but would like a tester first as I have had so many allergic reactions to face creams!

  37. I’d love to win this cream because of all the things it doesn’t contain!

    1. Good luck Anne, it is lovely 😉

  38. Fantastic blog post I haven’t heard of this brand before I would love to give it a try, A repair day cream is something I am interested in using

  39. This sounds fab, I love anything that will tighten pores so would love to give it a go

  40. sounds amazing

  41. sounds amazing looks great too fabulous looking cream

    1. It is a lovely cream, I really did love this and was pleased with the results.

  42. Sounds fabulous. Would love to try. My skins suffering this winter already.

  43. This sounds and looks very good.

  44. not heard of the brand before, but would love to try the face cream

  45. Would love to give this cream a try! My saggy jowls need all the help they can get! lol ..seriously though, it does sound amazing!

  46. fab review x

  47. i shall need to start using collagen products soon.. so this was at great interest!

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