13 June 2014


The last few years I have really started to notice a difference in my skin – and even more so in the past year, where a baby that’s keeping me up at night due to teething…. I read the other day, that new Mum’s lose a minimum of two hours of sleep for the first year of their baby…that’s equivalent of over 700 hours of missed sleep in a year..  Whoa, no wonder I often look a little tired and worse for wear and my skin is looking dull too!!  So when I was asked to trial a new serum from SkinCeuticals that promises to diminish the signs of accumulated skin damage and leave the skin strengthened and radiant, I happily accepted. Here are my thoughts on the *SkinCeuticals Resveratrol B E;


What They Say:

This antioxidant night concentrate with a maximized concentration of 1% pure, stable resveratrol, synergistically enhanced with 0.5% baicalin and 1% alpha tocopherol (vitamin E) boosts skin’s own antioxidant defence system to promote its natural nightly repair for improved radiance, elasticity, and density.

RRP: $169 (30ml) – Available from Advanced Cosmeceuticals or from select stockists

What I Say:

I am sure that you have all heard of the health benefits from drinking red wine due to the Resveratrol, an antioxidant that is found in the skin of red grapes, and while it is nice to kick back after a long week with a nice glass of shiraz, the great news is now that resveratrol has also been proved an effective ingredient in anti-ageing skincare.

According to SkinCeuticals, with age and ongoing aggression, skin accumulates excessive free radical damage and loses its efficiency to effectively repair at night. This compounded effect leads to accelerated signs of damage such of loss of radiance, elasticity, and density.

The new SkinCeuticals Resveratrol B E promises to neutralises age-accelerating internal free radicals, and promote the skin's natural repair to diminish the visible signs of accumulated damage, as well as strengthen its functionality to resist new damage.

I have now been using the SkinCeuticals Resveratrol B E for over a month, and I am pleased to see that my skin is definitely feeling firmer and the general small lines have minimised, but where it is really noticeable is where I have frown line between my eyebrows (unfortunately inherited that one from my Mum, who’s got it too!), as that has significantly reduced in appearance.

My skin is also feeling incredibly soft and smooth, and I also think that the Resveratrol B E has helped even out my skin tone a little, as pigmentation and sun damage doesn’t quite look so bad, and my skin looks glowing and healthy.

The SkinCeuticals Resveratrol B E comes in an easy to use pump bottle, and is best used in the evening after you’ve washed your face. As with all serums, you need to apply a moisturiser afterwards to seal in the goodness of the serum. However, compared to other serums I’ve been using, the Resveratrol B E is quite thick in consistency, and you can instantly feel how moisturising it is. And as I’ve just gone through a period with some nasty breakouts, I have to be honest and admit that I’ve been skipping the moisturiser afterwards as I’ve simply felt that they Resveratrol B E has been sufficient for my skin. And if I have used a moisturiser afterwards, it has only been the tiniest amount. And when I wake in the morning, my skin looks and feels nice, and far from greasy at all, and I’m glad to say too, that it has not made my skin breakout, which I sadly often does with intensive rich creams and serums.

The Resveratrol B E is incredibly concentrated, and while it says on the packaging to use 1-2 pumps, one small pump is more than sufficient to cover my face.

At $169 for a small 30ml bottle this stuff is far from cheap – actually, it is on the expensive side. However, after using if for over a month, I have not even used a third of the bottle so I can easily see it lasting 3-4 months. And as I have been really bothered with that frown line between my brows, and while I do not plan on getting anything done about it now or in the near future, if it gets dramatically worse in the future, I would not rule out getting something done about it, such as Botox, and in particularly if I feel it makes my face look tired and drained. So what’s $169… if this Resveratrol B E can help minimise these signs of ageing with such great results in just a month, then to me it is a bargain buy, and well worth it if it can delay, or possibly even completely rule out, more dramatic and far costlier measures.

*This product was kindly provided for consideration, and it has been reviewed in accordance with my Disclosure Policy.

What do you think of SkinCeuticals Resveratrol B E? Got any lines, wrinkles or frown lines that are bothering you? Would you consider Botox?


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