Skin 2 Skin Anti-Wrinkle Night Recovery by Skin 2 Skin
Reviewed by Marta – Founder Truth In Aging
Skin 2 Skin Anti-Wrinkle Night Recovery had me fooled at the start. This light, whipped night cream for sensitive skin seemed gentle, but possibly too gentle. Was I really going to get anti-aging results, or just enjoy a pleasant, non-irritating moisturizer? Five days later, I realized that there may well be a hammer (in a good way) inside this velvet glove.
Mornings after using Anti-Wrinkle Night Recovery my skin started to look clearer and smoother. This cream purports to have a retinoid alternative and it seemed to be working. This is Lanablue, an extract of blue-green algae that encourages cell turnover without the retinol side effects redness, dry skin, sun sensitivity and irritation.
I certainly haven’t experienced any irritation, indeed my skin looked calmer with less redness. There is a very interesting ingredient in this formula that is responsible for this. Gatuline Derma-Sensitive is derived from caper buds and it reduces irritation and inflammation of sensitive skin via the inhibition of pro-inflammatory epidermal cytokines. The fatty acids in rosehip oil give it a helping hand.
Wrinkle reducing, firming peptide ChroNoLine is also a welcome addition. Of more than 30 antioxidants (mostly from botanicals), the most intriguing is Euk-134 (Eukarinon-134), a synthetic form of superoxide dismutase that is a radical scavenger.
I found this a pleasantly hydrating moisturizer that harnesses Australian super-fruits kakadu plum, illawarra plum and burdekin plum claiming to boost skin’s moisture by 60% increase in 30 minutes.
Although billed as a night cream for easily irritated skin, I would recommend this for multitasking and not just for sensitive types. This is not a heavy night moisturizer and it proves light enough for day use and can be used under a light foundation without pilling. As always with Skin 2 Skin, the formula is as clean as it gets.
The litmus test for me is that I actively look forward to using it before I head for bed and (which is big plus for someone edging perilously close to 60, I don’t dread the first bathroom mirror close-up of the next day.
After a month of once daily use, I am very pleased with its performance. Even though this is called a night cream, it has a nice consistency that can be used both morning (with additional sunscreen) and night. Lightweight and odorless, it is very moisturizing without being oily. The cream goes on smoothly with no pilling and absorbs well, leaving your skin pleasantly supple.
I have experienced a bit of wrinkle reduction around my eyes, which is likely attributable to a few promising ingredients to aid in line smoothing.