When I was contacted recently and asked if I wanted to try the Image Skincare Ageless Overnight Retinol Masque I was so excited.
If you didn’t know I LOVE overnight masques. I find anything that works whilst your sleeping is such a great idea. You do nothing. It does everything. Simple!
As soon as I received the package I knew this was something special.
If you weren’t sure what retinol is it is known as the the most effective anti-ageing product on the market. Retinol also good for Acne prone and / or pigmented skin.
You will find Retinol comes in smaller percentages in products, usually products contain 1%, some brands will have 2% and claim a strong retinol content but this is 3% retinol. One of the strongest I have seen.
Achieved by a unique and innovative delivery system – Kemspheres™ allows pure retinol to be easily absorbed into the skin in a stable form, resulting in less irritation and superior result
Normally I would be disappointed that it comes in a jar like container but this actually has one of those handy push down pumps which gives you the perfect amount.
The packaging is quite simple, plastic (which is great for travel) and is practical. Which actually for something like skincare you want. You don’t need fancy packaging that is hard or inpractical to use. (Although I do love unique packaging…don’t you?)
The cream is thick and when you apply it to your face after cleansing, toning and adding a serum it creates a film on top of your skin.
At first, for me, I was worried it would sit there, on my skin, but after a few minutes I could feel it sinking in.
The directions are that you sleep in the mask and then you wash it off (as you would normally wash your face) in the morning.
There isn’t an unpleasant scent, there is a slight one but nothing over powering, which for overnight would be really off putting.
The results for me have been good but not mind blowing.
I have now been using this product for a month (you know I like to give these things a good try) and I feel like my skin is quite plump and youthful but I do have two products I use regularly that really are helping towards this.
I have noticed that I am getting the odd breakout here and there after using it.
I don’t use it daily, only every 2-3 nights as I feel that the strength is possibly too high so it could be that I need to reduce it even further with the breakouts.
I would however recommend this to people with high pigmentation or signs of ageing to try. It does feel lovely in the morning but for me I don’t think it’s adding much more in to my routine.
Having said that, my skin can play tricks on me and in a few weeks I will possibly feel it doesn’t feel great and realise it’s because it was doing a good job so if I can remember I will give you an update.
Have you tried anything from Image Skincare before? I have to admit I hadn’t heard of them before but there are a few other things I would like to try including the Flawless Foundation – I love trying foundations made by skincare so that would be next on my list!