I have been testing the Skin 2 Skin Anti-Wrinkle Night Recovery Cream ($76) for a little over a month now. I’ve been reading the TIA reviews for Skin 2 Skin Care products and have become very interested in this brand. They seem to use cutting-edge ingredients and formulate without any nasties, which is a huge plus from my perspective. I’m in my mid-fifties and have normal skin with some wrinkles and discoloration.
The company website makes the following claims about the Anti-Wrinkle Night Recovery Cream: “Rapid recovery from daily environmental stress, renews dry and sensitive skin as an AM and PM moisturizer, provides essential healthy skin nutrients, ultra-hydration, intense moisture, wrinkle control and calms redness and skin sensitivity.” It seems to be primarily touted as a moisturizer and the formula is chock-full of wonderful ingredients.
The list is pretty substantial so I will just generally mention that there are several moisturizing ingredients, including hyaluronic acid and a special complex made of Australian super fruits, as well as over 30 antioxidants. I don’t have reactive or easily-irritated skin, but for those that do, this product probably has you covered. Gatuline Derma Sensitive, composed of octyldodecyl myristate and capper berry extract, is said to calm sensitive skin and reduce redness. Another nice ingredient for reactive skin is allantoin, which helps to soothe.
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. Specifically, there is Chronoline, a peptide that Marta has written about which reinforces the structural foundation of skin. There is also Lanablue (aphanizomenon flos-aquae extract), a new ingredient I’ve never heard of before. Apparently, this is an extract of blue-green algae that acts as a retinol alternative.
I’m very pleased with Skin 2 Skin Anti-Wrinkle Night Recovery and will happily finish up my pot of cream. Since I have only been using this as a night cream, I suspect that I’ll see continued benefits with longer use.