With 2017 long gone and as we look forward to what 2018 has in store for us, I decided to take a closer look at what skincare trends we can expect to see in the year ahead and how one product is already leading the pack.
The Korean skincare industry is the most innovative there is. It’s always developing new products to match the evolving needs of the customer. What I’m noticing amongst our customers and our partners in the industry, is how our society is becoming more conscientious – moving towards products that are natural and simple. We want to know exactly what we’re putting on our skin and I’ve noticed many skincare brands bringing out products with fewer ingredients and focusing on what each active ingredient does. This is particularly important for anti-ageing products – too many ingredients can wreak havoc with your skin. So what serums are natural, simple, and actually help us to reverse the signs of ageing?
Well with only 10 ingredients, Klairs have really outdone themselves with their latest product – Klairs Midnight Blue Youth Activating Drop. This high strength anti-ageing serum delays the signs of ageing by replenishing damaged skin and protecting the skin from external factors.
So what’s in Klairs Midnight Blue Youth Activating Drop?
The two main ingredients are EGF (sh-Oligopeptide-1) and bFGF (sh-Polypeptide-1). These are naturally occurring properties in our skin that stimulate skin growth at a cellular level and work as healing agents. They naturally diminish during our twenties and so the beauty industry is working towards ways to incorporate these wonder ingredients into their products for their anti-ageing benefits. As for the other ingredients in Klairs Midnight Blue Youth Activating Drop:
- Butylene Glycol – increases the products penetration into the skin and therefore increases the performance of the serum.
- Vaccinium Angustifolium (Blueberry) Fruit Extract – Blueberry extract means this highly concentrated is packed with an antioxidant punch.
- Sorbitan Sesquioleate – thickens the product and moisturizes the skin
- PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil – acts a skin cleanser
- Chlorphenesin – preserves the serum and maintains the PH
- Guaiazulene – this one is in the Klairs blue suncream and midnight blue calming cream! It reduces redness and calms the skin
- Ethylhexylglycerin – also a preservative that prevents bacteria growing in the serum.
- Adenosine – naturally present in the body, it’s an amazing anti-ageing ingredient that energizes and smooths the skin’s surface
I’m very happy with the above ingredient list, as are many of you. It’s simple and focuses on the task at hand – anti-ageing!
Let’s have a look at the consistency of the Klairs Midnight Blue Youth Activating Drop
Blue in colour, that’ll be the Guaiazulene, it’s very lightweight and quite runny in consistency. Klairs Midnight Blue Youth Activating Drop is not at all sticky and easily spreads across the skin. It absorbs quickly and I can see it reduces the redness of my skin immediately. After using Klairs Midnight Blue Youth Activating Drop for two months, I can see an improvement in my skin’s elasticity. I actually find my skin smoother and firmer. I find the results similar to that of Estee Lauder Night Repair, only the difference is I prefer the Klairs Midnight Blue Youth Activating Drop as it’s more lightweight.
Who’s should use the Klairs Midnight Blue Youth Activating Drop?
Anyone looking for an effective anti-ageing serum. I personally think people should start using anti-ageing products when they turn 25 years old, the earlier the better, preventative is better than cure! What’s great about this product is it’s so lightweight it doesn’t feel like anything is on your skin. Which makes the Klairs Midnight Blue Youth Activating Drop perfect for layering, so great for those who also love using essences, sleeping packs etc. Or is perfect for those with oily skin as it doesn’t clog your pores. And like all of Klairs products, it’s formulated for sensitive skin.
How to use the Klairs Midnight Blue Youth Activating Drop
Use the Klairs Midnight Blue Youth Activating Drop after toning. Using this serum in conjunction with any oily product can interfere with the serum’s absorption. Take a few drops and pat into the skin.
Full ingredients list of Klairs Midnight Blue Youth Activating Drop
sh-Oligopeptide- 1, sh-Polypeptide- 1, Butylene Glycol, Vaccinium Angustifolium (Blueberry) Fruit Extract, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Chlorphenesin, Guaiazulene, Ethylhexylglycerin, Adenosine