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How To Add Luminosity To Your Skin

How To Add Luminosity To Your Skin
SkinStore Editors
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Luminous skin. One of the things my dreams are made of. Although I'm pretty sure I speak on behalf of the nation when I say a bright, radiant face and body is a sign of pure health and vitality, and what I long for myself.

As a Beauty Editor, I'm very lucky to get to try out a lot of beauty and skincare products to see what they are all about, and recently I was introduced to Real Chemistry.

Before now, I knew a little about their products and their technology-based innovative approach, but I hadn't yet given the products a go in a bid to improve my overall glow and radiance. After launching the collection on SkinStore, I decided to give them a try, and see how I got on using their skincare products.


Who Are Real Chemistry?

Aimed at providing skincare products for any skin type out there, Real Chemistry are a passionate brand in which their products can be used alone or with your existing skin care regimen. They recognized that in the western world, exfoliating the skin is hugely popular, but the technologies available can be harsh, often leaving the skin red, inflamed, and irritated.

After analyzing this, they rounded up that exfoliating can be fitted into two categories: "Sand it off" or "burn it off". Whilst "Sand it off" methods include harsh mechanics like loofahs, scrubs, microdermabrasion etc, and "Burn it off" includes methods like acid peels and lasers.

As effective as they are, they can leave some skin types irritated and inflamed, which lead to the introduction of the Real Chemistry 'Protein peels'. The ingredients are engineered to bind with proteins, and nothing else, bringing us the popular Real Chemistry Luminous 3 Minute Peel, which promotes soft, velvety, and supple skin - never irritated or inflamed.


Science Driven Results:

Real Chemistry's peels and other skincare products are created using what is already in our bodies: DNA-based ingredients. It's with these ingredients - such as power proteins and antioxidants - that removes damage caused by free radicals. The 3 Minute Peel is available for both the body and face, meaning glowing skin can be achieved from top to toe. They also have other key skin beautifying products available, including the Environmental Rescue Mask and the Daily Serum.

Below, I review the Luminous 3 Minute Peel for the face...Luminous 3 Minute Peel

I was really intrigued to try out this protein peel, mainly because it doesn't sit in either the mask or scrub category. This 'new technology' sounded fascinating to me, and I was eager to see just how much dirt, grime and dead epidermal cells can be cleared from my skin in just 3 minutes. In case you're wondering if you can use it yourself, here's the list of concerns it treats:

  • Controls acne breakouts
  • Diminishes dark spots
  • Reduces ingrown hairs
  • Evens skin tone
  • Brightens complexion
  • Smooths and resurfaces skin texture

The mask states that it should be used on damp skin, so I actually used this straight out from the shower. I gently massaged a thin layer all over my face, leaving spaces where you usually would expect to leave a bit of a gap (around the eyes, mouth, quite close to the nose). After around 30 seconds, I could feel the peel setting on my skin, in which I then massaged into my skin gently for around 2-3 minutes, letting the product exfoliate.


When the 3 minutes are up, I wash away the peel with lukewarm water, or just head back into the shower to remove it all. Just be cautious of any fine little facial hairs you may have - the product can stick to them so just be vigilant you remove it all thoroughly (it literally just takes a light wash with warm water, following by patting dry with a towel).

The first time I used it I was overly impressed with how velvety soft and smooth my skin felt to touch. It was literally a joy to feel! There was no redness, just a fresher complexion staring back at me. It's hard to explain how 'glowy' I felt, but I guess when you study your skin and feel like all signs of dullness has vanished, it's a pretty good sign!

I've used the 3 minute peel on two more occasions and receive the same look and feel after each use, so it's safe to say I'm sold on this peel! It's a pleasure to use in terms of its gentle formula and instant results, and it also smells fresh and light too, unlike some other products that do the same job. I'm really keen on trying out the 3 Minute Peel for the body now!


View the full range of glow getting products from Real Chemistry here. 

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