Elucent may not be a name you are familiar with...after all,it isn't widely advertised,it isn't available everywhere,and it isn't a product that brags about being able to "take 20 years off you looks in one week",BUT,you may well know it's parent...EGO.Yep,that brand that has looked after bubs and other sensitive skins for years is the Elucent label's mother.
This Anti Ageing Day Moisturiser SPF 50+ is a perfect example of serious skincare meeting serious suncare...the 50+ level of SPF that is an essential,coupled with the skin loving mix of 2 per cent glycolic acid and 2 per cent lactic acid to help re-generate the skin,along with vitamin E and B3 to help increase skin elasticity,makes this one awesome multi tasker.But hang on,what does this magic potion feel like ? Well,it is rich,no hiding it,BUT it is not a cream that takes forever to absorb,and it feels extremely caring on the skin,so if you have been hunting for the perfect moisturiser, with a high SPF for a long time,but they all seemed to leave skin "greasy" feeling (and making foundation / any other type of base) application a nightmare,you may well love this.And to make sure you leave this out as a reminder to use daily,the bottle the cream is housed in is quite "salon pro" in it's esthetics....a stylish white bottle, with maroon accents and a silver band at its base and top,as well as having a super user friendly pump action dispenser.This product is perfect for those who are a little more "mature" skinned,and will be well tolerated by men as well (mine uses this,and he hates sunscreen.He loves the "shiny"..as he calls it,look,and he doesn't say that it feels "heavy" on.At just under $50 for a tad under 100ml,this is probably the cheapest thing that you can buy for the life and protection of your skin...that really does deliver,and feels wonderful all day.I won't say that any real difference to my overall skin texture / look changed with this,BUT i did see a subtle "glow" that comes with a touch of AHA in the mix (but hey,i am used to some pretty heavy duty skincare,so this was neither uncomfortable nor mind blowing for me.If you are not used to AHAs,you may well experience some great improvements).
So yes fellow beauties,give this a try and see what you think.
TIP:Oh,i have a few for this.
1:Apply a few moments before makeup,and allow it to absorb before using anything else.
2:Re-apply after swimming or sweating
3:If you are one of those delicate little flowers who is either allergic to everything OR sensitive to everything,then do a patch test first.Be aware that some vague "stinging" may be noted on application due to the AHA additions...don't try this if that is a problem for you.
I've been using this for years & highly recommend it.
It's SPF50+, pump bottle & Australian are pluses!
A single pump, applied evenly, prevents 'pilling'. It is SPF50+ but I recommend also using sunscreen, one pump doesn't provide enough protection more creates pilling. Helps uneven skintone, pigmentation & fine lines.
This face cream is one of my favourite to recommend to clients. Working in the dermatology field has taught me a lot about skin care and anti ageing. For the price of this cream the benefits are amazing! The SPF Factor 50+ is subtle and soft on application... you wouldn't know you were applying such a protective layer of sunscreen. The anti ageing properties are a bonus to a great moisturiser.. fine lines and wrinkles as well as lactic and glycol acid leave your skin feeling rejuvenated. Love this cream!!
I remember when they had the SPF 30+ version of this moisturiser, and how much I liked that one. So, imagine my delight when they came out with the SPF 50+ version! In Australia, you honestly can't be too cautious - just because you can't physically see the sun damage that's happening doesn't mean it isn't taking place right then and there!
This moisturiser comes in a pump bottle containing 95 ml of product, making it a hygienic delivery system, making it very similar packaging to the old one. It is meant to reduce wrinkles, hydrate skin and restore vitality and hydration to the skin. It smells vaguely of sunscreen, but not enough that it distracts you all day long. It's good to know that the consistency of the moisturiser hasn't changed with the increase in SPF. It is quite light, and the consistency is thin enough that it spreads easily, but thick enough to make you wait for about 5 minutes before putting anything else on your face.
It works well on my face, and the skin itself feels nice and smooth, ready for makeup! This little lovely contains Vitamins B3 and E, as well as lactic acid and glycolic acid. You will find this for $49.99. Overall, I have found this entire range to work really well on my skin. While I'm not battling any major ageing concerns, I have been keeping an eye on a few fine lines and freckles.
I think that it has been quite helpful in hydrating and brightening the skin, and while not miraculous, I do think that the range has been effective at preventing the develop of major issues. The important thing to remember with this particular range is to ease yourself into it, and just to be very cautious for those who have sensitive skin.