2017 was the year that science made it big time in the cosmetics world, and on the high street. Of course beauty aficionados were already aware of the benefits of acids, retinoids and antioxidants in skincare. But the high street wasn’t. Small brands boasting these products soon became bigger brands, and the general public were suddenly encapsulated in a foreign, exciting world.
I myself was a part of this movement; telling everyone and anyone about the amazing products I couldn’t live without. But it got a bit boring seeing the same brands everywhere. I also wasn’t too keen on established companies jumping on the bandwagon, especially when they were known for using a cocktail of chemicals. So I began to look elsewhere, and that’s when Yasumi suggested I try Lixir skin.
Lixirskin Vitamin C Paste
The Lixirskin Vitamin C Paste is a concentrated product designed for quick morning use. It claims to leave you skin ‘vibrant, luminous & smooth…brighter, more even toned and lifted.’
But how exactly does it do this?
- Scavenges free radicals
- Helps Collagen production and protects Elastin
- Provides natural sunscreen against UVA & UVB, and regulates melanin production
- Neutralises oxidised sebum and proteins to revive greyish, greenish and dull skin undertones.
That’s some in-depth science stuff right there, and some big claims. So does it do what it says on the tin? I mean tube…
- Beautifully designed packaging
- Smooth gel-paste texture
- Applies and rinses off easily
- Lightly evened out my skin tone
- Unappealing scent
It may smell funny, but once you get over the initial scent – which doesn’t last for long by the way – you realise that there’s a lot more to this little tube of goodness. Apart from being a welcome – and easy – addition to my skincare regime, it’s been a lovely product to use. I bought this to try and combat my dull skin tone and the red marks left behind by old spots, and it did not disappoint. At £32 this is quite an expensive tube of paste, but it’s one I would buy again, and I’d like to try more products in the range too.