Winter Skincare Saviour: Epionce Intense Defense Serum

by Gio

epionce intense defense serum

The older I get, the less time I want to spend fussing about my skincare (ironic, because older skin needs more care and attention!).

That’s why I like multitasking products like Epionce Intense Defense Serum. This baby promises to hydrate your skin, fight wrinkles and fade away dark spots to boot.

It’s a tall order, but one it’d better keep (and not just because it costs an arm and a leg). Does it? Let’s find out:

Key Ingredients In Epionce Intense Defense Serum

Niacinamide

I have a huge crush on niacinamide. This form of vitamin B3 is a jack-of-all-trades that can fix any skincare woe. Here’s what it can help you with:

Told ya there was nothing it couldn’t do!

P.S. Niacinamide is the 3rd ingredient in Epionce Intense Defense Serum, so there’s definitely more than enough here to do the job.

Related: 5 Reasons To Use Niacinamide In Your Skincare Routine

Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate

Don’t let the name fool you. Tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate is a form of vitamin C. Probably the best one after L-Ascorbic Acid.

(L-Ascorbic Acid is the pure form of vitamin C. Tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate one of its derivatives).

What makes it stand out from the other vitamin C derivatives? It’s oil-soluble. In plain English, this means its’s able to penetrate skin deeper and faster than all other forms of vitamin C (including L-Asorbic Acid!).

Once it’s in the skin, Tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate works just like any other form of vitamin C:

  • Antioxidant: it destroys the free radicals that cause premature wrinkles.
  • Brightening: it fades away discolourations by reducing the production of melanin by more than 80%
  • Firming: it boosts the production of collagen (even more than L-Ascorbic Acid)

The catch? So far, research on Tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate was done in vitro, not on real skin. But the results are promising, aren’t they?

P.S. Vitamin C isn’t the only antioxidant in Epionce Intense Defense Serum. It also has vitamin E, Shiitake mushroom and other natural extracts that help you keep those pesky wrinkles at bay.

Related: Is Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate The Best Form Of Vitamin C?

Hyaluronic Acid

Hyaluronic acid is a moisture magnet. Literally.

It hydrates skin by attracting water from the air into the skin and binding it in. It’s so powerful, it can hold up to 1000 times its weight in water!

Can you imagine how happy your skin is now it has all that extra moisture? It gets all plumped up so your fine lines and wrinkles look smaller. Its texture gets softer. The whole complexion glows.

P.S. Epionce Intense Defense Serum uses sodium hyaluronate, a form of hyaluronic acid that works in the same way.

Related: What You Should Add Hyaluronic Acid To Your Skincare Routine

Let’s Put It To The Test: Personal Use & Opinion

Yellowish in colour, Epionce Intense Defense Serum has a lightweight texture that absorbs in seconds into my dry skin.

I like to put it on in the morning straight after cleansing. Now that fall’s here (boo!!), my skin needs all the moisture it can get to stay soft and supple.

That’s what I notice first: how soft and hydrated it makes my skin. Best part, it stays like that all day long. Oh, this extra moisture fills in the fine lines around my eyes, so they don’t look as obvious as I go about my day.

The other benefits are more subtle. Antioxidants prevent rather than treat wrinkles so it’s unrealistic to expect to see results straight away. What you’ll see straight away is the dewy glow vitamin C gives you.

I can’t vouch for its ability to fade away dark spots either – because I have none (I know, lucky!). But I can tell you this: niacinamide + vitamin C can help fade away mild hyperpigmentation. It’s this combo alone isn’t enough for you, then it’s time to bring out the big guns. 

Available at: $136.00/£129.00 at Epionce and Dermstore

SHOP THE POST

Have you tried Epionce Intense Defense Serum? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Propanediol, Niacinamide, Peg-7 Glyceryl Cocoate, Cyclohexasiloxane, Cyclopentasiloxane, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Bidens Pilosa Extract, Bixa Orellana Seed Extract, Butylene Glycol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Caprylyl Glycol, Carbomer, Crithmum Maritimum Extract, Cucumis Melo (Melon) Fruit Extract, Dimethicone, Disodium EDTA, Elaeis Guineensis (Palm) Oil, Ethylhexylglycerin, Glycerin, Gossypium Herbaceum (Cotton) Seed Oil, Hexylene Glycol, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Hydroxypropyltrimonium Maltodextrin Crosspolymer, Lentinus Edodes Extract, Linum Usitatissimum (Linseed) Seed Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Raspberry Seed Oil/Tocopheryl Succinate Aminopropanediol Esters, Sodium Hyaluronate, Tocopheryl Linoleate, Triethanolamine.

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6 comments

KAREN Lucas October 30, 2018 - 8:17 pm

I would love to use this but unhappily $136 is just beyond my skin care budget

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Gio November 1, 2018 - 4:12 pm

Karen, it’s a great serum but there are many good alternatives around. 🙂

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Jessica November 8, 2018 - 11:16 am

Hi Gio,

I’d be interested to know if you’ve tried any of their other products?

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Gio November 10, 2018 - 6:43 pm

Jessica, this was my first foray into the brand but I plan to try more products in the future. 🙂

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Jessica November 14, 2018 - 3:54 pm

Brilliant, I shall wait and see what you think! 🙂

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Gio November 23, 2018 - 10:44 am

🙂

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