Ursolic Acid is certainly not a very common skincare ingredient used and highlighted. It is always the few usual high profile ones, so I was certainly intrigued when I heard about this product.
And I am right, this product truly is….pretty unique, and potent.
Read on to find out what I mean by that!
THE MARKETING STUFF FROM THE BRAND
THE KEY INGREDIENTS
According to Truth In Aging, Ursolic Acid is:
And for Retinal, according to the Incidecoder, it is:
Retinal is the intermediate step between retinoic acid and retinol, meaning it needs only one conversion step to become active in the skin.
In a nutshell, it is everything you expect from an anti-aging superstar such as decreased wrinkles, smoother, firmer and more elastic skin. Retinal was much better tolerated than retinoic acid known for its harshness.
retinal is an awesome alternative if you have irritation and flaking issues with prescription products, such as Retin-A.
#PRODUCT TEXTURE TEST
With a name like Ursolic Acid & Retinal Overnight Reform, it is no wonder that people would be curious as to whether it will ‘reform’ the skin overnight or not. I cannot answer that, but I can tell you that the combination of ingredients in this lotion-y treatment is pretty potent and well-balanced.
We have the encapsulated Retinaldehyde, a powerful Retinol-like ingredient without the typical side effects of pure Retinol. Futhermore, Liposomal Ursolic Acid, an uncommon fruit derived skincare ingredient, has high anti-inflammtory properties and is both antimicrobial and antibacterial. This is to say that both aging skin and acne-prone skin users will benefit greatly from this two ingredients from the get go.
The Overnight Reform also contains collagen-boosting peptides, brighteners and powerhouse antioxidants like Glutathione, Niacinamide, Rosehip, Carrot Root, Bakuchiol, Black Cumin and Holy Basil for treatment of dullness, uneven skin tone and hyperpigmentations. To round up the formula, Hyaluronic Acid, Glycerin, Milk Thistle and Oat Kernel Oil are all added in to nourish and strengthen skin barrier.
What you should be acheiving from this treatment is a smoother, brighter, supple, radiant and more youthful complexion. I suppose this does justify its slightly higher price point.
The advice is to start slow and build up tolerance to daily usage.
Product Texture: Lotion-y
Product Scent: Distinctive scent, hard to describe
Retail Price: SGD122 / 30ml
Retail Location(s): Sachiskin.com