Name: Luminescence Skin Exfoliation
From the packaging:
Our Luminescence Skin Exfoliating cream is aimed to combat photo-aging, fine lines, wrinkles, dullness and enlarged pores. This formulation is particularly useful for normal to dry skin. The combination of AHA and jojoba oil will leave your skin luminescent!
What I liked:
– lightweight texture, sinks in quickly
– leaves skin soft and smooth
– with regular use, it makes skin a bit brighter
– best for normal to dry skin
– no fragrance
What I didn’t like:
– if you want fast results, this is not for you
Have you ever introduced a new product into your skincare routine only to realise, a few days later, that you hadn’t been using it properly? That happened to me with TEN Luminescence Skin Exfoliation cream. The instructions say to apply it in small circular motions on your face, and once applied, rinse it away with cold water.
I, instead, applied it in the morning and left it on till the evening, when I then rinsed off my makeup and started my nighttime skincare routine. Why? This stuff contains glycolic acid, an exfoliating ingredients that provides better results when left on the skin for a few hours.
Derived from sugar cane, glycolic acid destroys the “glue” that holds skin cells together, thus allowing them to slow off and reveal the brighter, smoother, and more even-toned skin underneath. But that’s not all. It can also stimulate collagen production and attract water from the enviroment into the skin, helping to keep it hydrated. The latter is also the function of glycerin, another main ingredient in this exfoliating cream.
Did leaving TEN Luminescence Skin Exfoliation cream on for longer than recommended hurt my skin? Not at all. Glycolic Acid, in the small amounts present in skincare creams, can safely be left on the skin for hours (unless yours is very sensitive and prone to irritations).
The lightweight texture, which sinks in quickly, left my skin soft and smooth to the touch and, with regular use, a tad brighter. You really need to use glycolic acid regularly to see some results, though, and, if you wash it off after a few minutes, it’ll work even more slowly.
Aqua, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-75 Stearate, Isodecyl Laurate, PEG-8 Stearate, Glycolic Acid, Cyclodextrin, Dimethicone, Simmondsia Chinensis Oil, Imidazolidinyl Urea, Paraffin, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Disodium EDTA, Tocopheryl Acetate.
Best suitable for normal to dry skin, TEN Luminescence Skin Exfoliation has a lightweight texture that leaves skin soft, smooth, and, with regular use brighter.