Invest In... Yourself! With Image Skincare

You might invest in a good pair of shoes. You may have invested in a designer handbag, destined to last you and stay on trend for years and years. You might even invest in a business venture you believe in. What about investing in the largest organ you own - your skin? 

I was given the opportunity to visit Revitalise Rejuvenate Mediclinic in Exeter, Devon and speak with Dr Pradnya Apté about Image Skincare - a brand for which Pradnya became an Official Stockist earlier this year. I love learning about the science behind the products I use - see my post about keratin and SLS's here - so I was intrigued to hear about the ingredients used in some of the Image Skincare products, such as glycolic acid which I'd heard of but never really understood.

Pradnya generously gave me a week's supply of four of the products they supply from Image Skincare. They were (from left to right in the picture above): the Vital C hydrating anti-aging serum; the Prevention+ daily hydrating moisturiser; the Ormedic balancing facial cleanser; and the Ageless total facial cleanser. Before describing how they worked for me, I'll tell you a bit about each collection. The Vital C collection is high in antioxidants to help soothe and provide the skin with nutrients. The Prevention+ collection provides built-in UVA/UVB sun protection to prevent the ageing effects of the sun (which I mentioned briefly here in my last post). The Ormedic collection combines organic ingredients with medicinal effectiveness to balance and restore all skin types. Finally, the Ageless collection helps to prevent rhe signs of ageing and rejuvenate older-looking skin. 

Now onto what I thought of the products! Pradnya advised me on when to use each product: the Vital C serum twice a day after cleansing, the Prevention+ moisturiser once a day (in the morning), the Ormedic cleanser twice a day, and the Ageless cleanser three times a week. I understand that these products should be used long-term to see the full effects, but I'll give you an overview of my first impression. I'll start off by saying that I love the scent of these products, perhaps with the exception of the Prevention+ moisturiser (but the built-in SPF makes up for that)! The others, however, smell fresh and sweet. Individually, my favourite product has to be the Vital C serum - I love how smoothly it applies and leaves my face feeling fresh and silky. The Ormedic cleanser was so refreshing and really cleansed away any dirt and grime without being harsh to my skin. The Ageless cleanser I could really feel working from the first time I used it. Finally, I love a moisturiser with SPF in it and this Prevention+ moisturiser glided on flawlessly as well.

Of course, these products come with a higher price point than your average skincare range. "But Charli," I hear you cry, "your blog focuses on HIGH STREET prices - I can't afford this"! I mentioned earlier about investing in your skin. To me, skincare like this isn't just an impulsive Nivea shop down at Superdrug. This skincare range will be an investment. We all know that when we feel good about ourselves, we come across to others as more confident. For me, as I've gotten older and my skin has changed over the past few years, I've come to realise that if I feel good in my skin, I feel better about myself and therefore feel more confident. Image Skincare is definitely an investment I'll be considering in the near future now I've had a taste of what it's like!

A BIG thank you to Dr Pradnya Apté for giving me the opportunity to try out these products. If you live in the South West and want to learn more about Revitalise Rejuvenate's services, check out their website here, or follow Pradnya on their social media - on Twitter and Facebook
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