My First Week with Radical Skincare’s Anti-Aging Restorative Moisture

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I have been using Radical Skincare’s Anti-Aging Restorative Moisture for a week now, and I wanted to post an update to my initial first impressions review. I have to say that I am starting to notice a real sort of internal luminosity creeping up to the surface, which is very encouraging. I have been using it twice daily, when I pull myself together for the day and when I get ready for bed, and I have found that I really crave the fragrance and sensation of applying it to my skin. It just feels incredibly refreshing and soothing and my skin really seems to drink it up.

The only issue I have had since beginning to use Radical’s moisturiser is that I have noticed I have had a few very small spots that seem to make an appearance and are then gone within about 12 – 24 hours. I like to think this is the anti-oxidants getting to work and pulling impurities from my skin and not a larger adverse reaction to the product. But it could be any number of things I suppose. This is just my observations since beginning to use this product so I am going to see how this progresses throughout further use (I have barely made a dent in the jar by the way).

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Within a few days of using Radical’s Restorative Moisture I noticed the improvement in how other products I use on my skin appeared. Most days when I pop out I just use Jouer’s Luminizing Moisture Tint. After using Radical’s moisturiser it seemed to glide on so much smoother and looked noticeably more luminizing because of the overall brightening of my complexion.

So far, so good I would say. I will post an update in another week’s time with hopefully even better results. Fingers crossed. 🙂

Going Radical

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Perhaps because spring is blooming in London (although you wouldn’t know it looking out the window today), but lately I have been feeling that my skin has been looking a bit lacklustre.  So I began to search for a new skincare regime, which turned into a bit of an epic quest.  To be completely honest I found the whole process thoroughly overwhelming.  I spent weeks researching various products, each one seemingly having its own special patented ingredient and all of them having varying reviews.  Then I started to feel even more skeptical because there were also products available to buy on the review sites, and I just started to wonder how much % of the sales generated by those sites made it back to the reviewer.  The whole process was making me feel like a cynical cow, which couldn’t have been good for my skin!

So I decided to bite the bullet and purchased Radical Skincare’s Anti-Aging Restorative Moisture, which was recommended to me at Space NK.  I did initially ask to try a sample, but I was told none were available, which I found rather disappointing given its price point.  I mean I was sort of the thinking, okay if you believe in your product so much, then you should be willing to allow possible customers to sample it.  But I digress!  I did a hefty amount of research into the Radical line, and I was impressed to find out that the line was developed by the daughters of a world renowned Professor of Plastic Surgery to deal with their own skin issues.  From what I have read the line is based on Trylacel technology, which is said to “combine multiple antioxidants, maximum level of anti-aging active ingredients, and soothing ingredients, to deliver the best in anti-aging, protection and repair, for all skin types.  It maintains stability and potency of actives to deliver radical results.” (The quote is taken from the literature provided with the moisturizer)

Back to the review…

My first impression upon opening the jar was that the moisturiser does look incredibly nourishing. It has a very rich whipped texture and looks almost gold in color but I found that it left no color on my skin once applied.

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It felt very silky upon application, and a small amount went quite a long way (just a bean sized amount covered most of my face).  It has a really refreshing, citrus-like fragrance to it, and it left my skin with a gentle tingling sensation for a few minutes after application whilst absorbing.

Today is my first day using Radical’s moisturiser, but I will continue to update as I use the moisturiser more to record my results.