28 February 2013

Product Review: Dr Lewinn's Line Smoothing Complex S8 Hydrating Day Cream

Unfortunately I have hit the age where anti-ageing is starting to be a primary skin concern. As we all know, drinking lots of water, eating and being healthy and using sunscreen daily are all important things you can do in order to prevent ageing, but sadly not enough on their own – good anti-ageing skincare is also required, so I am forever o on the hunt for effective products. Here are my thoughts on Dr Lewinn's Line Smoothing Complex S8 Hydrating Day Cream;


What They Say:
Dr Lewinn’s Private Formula Line Smoothing Complex S8 Hydrating Day Cream is an anti-ageing treatment moisturiser to help reduce visual signs of ageing and keep skin hydrated throughout the day. Suitable for all skin types, it contains Caviar Extract to nourish and stimulate skin as well as Hydro-boost Micropatch with Aqualance to provide continuous hydration through its slow release system. It also contains anti-wrinkle peptide Snap-8 and Sodium Hyaluronate Crosspolymer.

RRP: $89.95 (30g) – Available from Priceline, Myer, David Jones, and select pharmacies

What I Say:
In spite of being at the age where I need to use an anti-ageing cream, having combination skin prone to breakouts, always makes me worry when try an new cream, as often they are simply too heavy and concentrated, and leave my skin feel greasy and congested. So it was with a little fear that I started using the Smoothing Complex S8 Hydrating Day Cream.

The Smoothing Complex S8 Hydrating Day Cream claims to:
  • Provides intense and continuous hydration
  • Be nourishing and repairing
  • Reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles
  • Alternative to Botox®

My first impressions of the cream, is that it feels amazing on the skin. It is so light and silky that it doesn’t feel like you are drowning the skin in it, yet it feels so hydrating. It just glides onto the skin and absorbs instantly and leaves my skin feeling soft and without any greasy or oily feeling at all.

The cream comes in a plastic jar with gold lid and purple top, which makes it look very luxurious. It has an impressive dispenser system, where you have to press down on both sides of the pump lid and the cream pops out on top. And just one small pump is needed, as the cream is so concentrated.

I really like this feature as it not only helps you get just the amount of cream you need without wasting any, but as the dispenser has an airlock system, it also prevents bacteria from intruding onto your cream, keeping it fresh for longer.

In saying that, the packaging does look a little deceptive, as the size of the jar makes it look like you are getting at least 50g of cream, when you are only getting 30g.

The cream is infused with Snap-8, which is an alternative to "painful injections" and is potently reducing lines and wrinkles. It is also containing caviar extract, which is very nourishing and help minimise the visual signs of ageing, and provide continuous hydration throughout the day.

The cream has a subtle scent. You can smell the caviar but it's not unpleasant, just a subtle scent of the sea, which quickly fades once absorbed into the skin.

So did the cream live up to its claims? After having used it for a few weeks, I have to say that my skin feels soft to the touch and smooth at the end of the day. I also noticed that my skin tone was more even, well hydrated, and simply looks healthy and glowing. And luckily I didn’t experience any breakouts either. In terms of lines and wrinkles, I have to say that I have not noticed any dramatic change, although one particular forehead wrinkle does seem to have lessened slightly in size, so with continued and long-term use, I would expect to see further results. But is it an alternative to Botox? – I have never had Botox, and at this stage have no plans to, so I have no idea what to compare it to!!
My only criticism is that the cream doesn't have SPF, although on the other hand, I do suspect that SPF is what often what makes my skin break out!!

At $89.95 the cream is a little pricey for just 30g, however, it is a luxurious cream, which feels fantastic on the skin, and with long-term use is an effective anti-ageing moisturiser with fantastic results.
*This product was kindly provided for consideration, and it has been reviewed in accordance with my Disclosure Policy.


Have you tried any of the skincare products from Dr Lewinn’s? What is your primary skin concern?



  1. My mum uses Dr Lewinns but I can't say I have ever tried it before :) My skin concern is dryness under my eyes!

  2. My skin is definitely not dry at the moment with the hot and humid weather we're having here in Melbourne!!


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