skinSense by Abi Cleeve is a firm favourite of mine and a brand which features here on The Beauty Spyglass regularly.
Skincare expert and Ultrasun MD Abi Cleeve founded skinSense in June 2017. Recognising that the same unique Lamellar technology used in Ultrasun could bring equal benefit for a new skincare line. Following the successful launch of skinSense last year, Abi has added several new products to the range, including this latest eye-catching Hydranet collection.
Whilst continuing to be a long-term Ultrasun devotee, side-stepping to skinSense has been a natural transition for me.
Hydranet combines patented Lamellar technology with revolutionary HydraProtect Complex to ensure skin looks and feels youthful and hydrated all day…
Hydranet’s HydraProtect Complex is a combination of four active ingredients: Birchbark extract and Barbary fig seed oil, Hydro-Grain™ (regenerates the skin lipid barrier and regulates moisture balance). Plus, Fucogel® which provides both short-term moisturisation, to protect from dehydration, and long-term hydration with a peak after three hours. An innovative cage of Hyaluronic Acid, Hyalu-Cage® encases every active ingredient to ensure that the moisturising benefits are gradually released into the skin. Pollushield™ creates a barrier between the skin and external aggressors/ oxidative stress, which mimics the skin’s natural protection.
It all sounds very scientific but actually, it works.
Hydranet Intense Concentrate is a rich, highly restorative and effective facial concentrate. Strengthening the skin’s natural barrier and improving hydration levels. Lamellar technology works for deep, all-day hydration and nourishes the skin. Ingredients include Shea butter, sweet almond, jojoba and Inca peanut oils.
After having previously used (and loved) skinSense firming Contour Concentrate I was keen to try the new Hydranet Intense Concentrate. It’s one of those products you didn’t know you needed until you tried it!
A lightweight formula to be used before your usual daily moisturiser/base products. There’s no residue left on the skin and it’s quickly absorbed. The smart packaging with its pump dispenser makes for ease of use and keeps the product fresh and free from bacteria. Using Hydranet Intense Concentrate has certainly improved my skin’s hydration level throughout the day, particularly now I’m switching between central heating and the harsher outside elements. We could all use the long-lasting moisture boost found in Hydranet.
The eye area is the first to give our age away so using an eye-specific moisturiser is a must.
Hydranet Eye Concentrate with its rich, deeply hydrating formula works to reduce the appearance of redness, darkness and puffiness around the eye area. Enriched with Shea butter, sweet almond and jojoba oils to form an intense, silky concentrate, giving your eyes the look and feel of brightness. Use alone or as an effective eye makeup base.
I always like to use an eye cream at bedtime but there’s nothing worse than waking to heavy or irritated eyes. None of that with Hydranet Eye Concentrate. The lightweight, creamy formula safeguards against puffiness or irritation and leaves the eye area smooth, soft and hydrated ready to face the day.
Formulated with anti-oxidant ingredient combinations to focus on optimising the skin’s moisture levels and facilitating protection from environmental aggressors.
Hydranet Energising Face Mask Boasts an ultra-lightweight gel formula and is packed full of antioxidants and vitamins. If your skin is stressed, restore moisture balance and soothe your complexion with this wonderful, hydrating mask. It certainly has the wow factor when you first remove it from its outer box, it’s so pleasing to the eye with a gorgeous, bright turquoise appearance.
To use, apply to cleansed skin and leave for around ten minutes before rinsing with tepid water. Pat dry and follow with Hydranet Concentrate. I found this face mask rather unusual with its gel formula but so cooling and hydrating on the skin. Use the mask first thing in the morning to really waken and boost the skin.
SkinSense products have a unique scent which I have to admit, even inspires my husband to tell me I smell “gorgeous”. This is something of a rarity as all too often he’s quick to mention if he dislikes the scent of a particular skincare product I’m using. This can only be seen as another positive for skinSense.
You can also find out Abi’s best-kept skincare tips along with her personal motto, and more about Lamellar Technology by reading my Q&A with Abi Cleeve.
This three-piece QVC “Big Deal” collection is worth £72 but will be available for £32.98 for one week only. (Plus P&P).
skinSense is a cruelty-free brand.
Have you tried skinSense? If not, you can find out about another collection I’ve tried
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