Using a face cream on a daily basis is a must if you’re wanting to achieve a balanced, moisturised complexion. Whether your skin is dry, combination or oily, our skin needs a dose of comfort from a hydrating moisturiser. Applying a moisturiser day and night can help prevent skin dryness by locking-in much needed moisture throughout the day, especially if you’re working inside an office with the air conditioning set on the highest temperature, our skin becomes dry and sensitive due to the constant cold air flowing (our skins worst nightmare!).
I know people personally who don’t moisturise after cleansing their skin and without sounding rude, it’s an absolute shock horror to discover this, I can’t imagine how their skin must feel at mid-day, I know my skin wouldn’t be too impressed if it was left unprotected all day long. Without applying a decent pot of cream, our skin is unarmed to a family of skin problems from dryness, sensitivity, or even worse, skin ageing.
Modern face creams contain advanced ingredients to treat a broad-spectrum of skin concerns. In my time, I have experienced quite a few good ones and ‘not so’ great one’s. When you’re looking for an ideal face cream, you want a product that stands the test of time, a formula that provides you the benefits as promised, a cream that ‘does actually what it says on the tin’. Continue reading as I share with you a cream that does just that with using just twelve ingredients.
Katie & Lelia of LK Skincare, a brand that was created with a goal to develop and perfect a cream with natural plumping properties using a combination of well-studied plant extracts from around the world. Having tried various creams that promised ‘the fountain of youth’ and to be disappointed, Leila & Kate got to work on a cream that they believed would solve the missing puzzle to the ultimate face cream.
What’s inside the LK Skincare Day Cream? Let’s begin with its key ingredient, Kigelia Africana; a flowering plant with a cosmetic potential to firm and tighten the skin. This large sausage-size fruit contains saponins and flavonoids that help stabilise the collagen fibres, this encourages the skin to become plump and firmer-looking. Commiphora, an ingredient that’s not widely used in the skincare industry, which makes the LK Skincare cream a rather exceptional product. You could quite mistake this fruit as a pale-looking green grape as the resemblance is almost identical. Commiphora is often used for its ability to break down fat storage in a tablet form but little did we know that once applied onto the skin this ingredient enhances fat storage, which is why this cream gives you the most incredible natural plumped appearance.
Almond oil contains a high amount of Vitamin A that works by increasing cell-renewal to prevent a build-up of dead skin cells, excess debris that can cling onto the skin increasing the chance of possible blemishes. There’s also hyaluronic acid that, as we know, keeps our skin feeling replenished and hydrated. From the African shea tree we have, you got it, Shea butter that intensely nourishes the skin, protecting against skin dryness and possible inflammation. Sunflower oil helps to retain the skins hydration levels while injecting a combination of Vitamin A, C, D and E. Jojoba oil is known for its incredibly lightweight feeling on the skin that has the ability to control excess sebum production, and therefore Leila & Katie decided to include this all-rounder base oil in the natural blend of LK’s skin cream.
Now, the scent, before receiving the product I was made well aware by Leila of it’s distinctive, earthy scent due to the kigelia extract within the cream. At first, I didn’t know how to react when I sniffed the scent of the product for the very first time. To be completely honest with you, I didn’t like it or found it pleasant to apply but as I began to indulge into the cream over the period of a week, the scent became strangely enjoyable.
The LK Skincare Day Cream is a real pleasure to use, it glides over the skin effortlessly without tugging or pulling the skin. This unique day cream provides the skin with a super-soft, plumped pillowy appearance that I know many of you will appreciate and love.
Will you be diving into a pot of LK Skincare Day Cream? This is a paid feature in partnership with LK Skincare. All opinions, experiences and words my own. This post may contain affiliate links
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