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.
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!
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.
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?
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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