31 October 2016


As a beauty addict, I always get excited when I come across new brands, so when some products from Dermaceutic landed on my desk, I was naturally very happy. Here I put the Dermaceutic Derma Lift 5.0, the Hyal Ceutic Intense Moistururiser and the OC Ei8ht Mattifying Gel to the test…

Let's begin with the Dermaceutic Derma Lift 5.0 Lifting Power Serum, which is to be used morning and night before moisturiser. It promises to immediately lift the skin, targeting sagging skin, expression lines and fine wrinkles, while long term helping to boost younger looking skin.

It contains among others pullulan, an agent that immediately tenses the skin, as well as a 5% lifting peptide complex, along with antioxidans, bakuchiol, vitamins C and E and minerals, to energise the skin and restore ceramides all while adding moisturising and replenishing the skin.

It has a super light consistency, and absorbs into the skin immediately, and without any greasiness or stickiness at all, so its perfect for my combination skin. The cream has no added fragrance, and just have a faint natural plant scent.

After having used this for a several weeks, I am really in love with this Derma Lift 5.0 as I can both feel and see my skin benefiting from it, as my skin is lifted and fine lines looking clearly minimised, and my skin fresher and brighter. Often intense anti-ageing products are very heavy, causing my skin to get congested and break out, so I also love that it is so light and doesn’t add extra greasiness to my skin, and in fact, I do feel that is contributing to making my skin more refined and less oily! I also love that it is so gentle that is suitable for use around the sensitive eye area.

Then there's the Dermaceutic Hyal Ceutic Intense Moisturiser, which is an intense moisturiser that works it magic around the clock to provide essential nutrients to the skin and keep it hydrated, and hence it is specifically designed for dehydrated and prematurely aged skin. In short, it helps target those changes in the skin caused by lack of moisture, and it contains among others 5.5% hyaluronic acid solution to help repair the skin and replenish lipids. But it also contains aloe vera to help reduce inflammation and soothe the skin, jojoba oil to protect from UV damage, and vitamin E and shea butter to help enhance the smoothing and repairing action and add essential moisture.

I don't have dry skin, in fact, it is combination prone to breakout, so I was a little concerned putting this intense moisturiser to the test, but I needn't worry as this moisturiser is still incredibly light, so light in fact that you'd find it hard believing that it is so nourishing on the skin. It also absorbs into the skin instantly, and again, without any greasiness what so ever - so again, it is a perfect moisturiser for my combination skin, and whilst using it, I have not experienced any congestion or breakouts.

The cream can be used as both day and night cream, and like the Lifting Power Serum, it is also so gentle that it is perfectly find to use around the eye area. And because it is so light, it is naturally also perfect for use under makeup too.

Frankly, I did not expect like this cream, as I thought that surely my combination skin couldn’t benefit for this, but how wrong I've been. My skin is clearly thriving, looking soft and supple, an with a nice healthy glow. Unfortunately it doesn't contain any SPF, which would have been ideal, but that said, on the days I know I'll be indoors all day (which sadly does happen!), I do prefer to give my skin a break from SPF as I do suspect it causing my skin to break out, - so on the other hand, I don't mind adding the SPF on top when I need it.

Finally, there's the OC Ei8ht Mattifying Gel, which claims to be a breakthrough in skincare that puts you in control of facial shine. With my combination skin, I am naturally always struggling with excess sebum and facial shine - AND making my makeup stay put. This Ei8gh Mattifying Gel contains an ingredient called Acrysorb®, which are micro-particles trap facial oils to reduce shine and redness for up to eight hours. So it not only helps reduce shine, but it also helps improve the appearance and wear of your makeup.

The Ei8gh is to be used after cleansing and moisturising your skin, and before applying makeup - but what does make it unique, is that the light gel also can be used on top of makeup during the day if required to extend the wear.

The light gel has a slightly odd scent that I'm sadly not too fond of. But it is easy to apply, and absorbs easily into the skin, but I did struggle a little with power foundations 'balling' up afterwards, so was only using it with a liquid foundation or BB Cream.

I've read some find that this gel leaves a slight white cast on the skin, even when worn under foundation, but I have to say that I haven't found that to be an issue. But I have to say that I am impressed, as the gel does indeed help my makeup stay put all day as well as control shine, to the point that it looks so matte that no touch ups were required throughout the day. If you have an oilier skin type, you'll love this, and I know that I'll be reaching for it more and more as we head towards the warmer months where sadly my skin also tends to become greasier.

Overall I am really impressed with these products and I will be very sad when they come to an end. I especially love the Power Serum because of its light texture and how it has made my skin feel and look so much better in such a short period of time, as well as the Ei8gh Mattifying Gel will be so convenient having at hand for those times you really want your makeup to look its best throughout the day. These brands were all new to me, and but as they are available from beauty salons only, it probably (and sadly), explains why I've sadly never come across them before, as unfortunately with a very sick child the past year and a bit, I've had bigger priorities than beauty treatments - but as I've been so impressed with this selection, I'm keen to explore more from the extensive product ranges.

Dermaceutic Derma Lift 5.0 Lifting Power Serum - RRP: 103 $ / 30ml
Dermaceutic Hyal Ceutic Intense Moisturiser - RRP: $85 / 40ml
OC Ei8ht Mattifying Gel - RRP: $59.80 / 45g

All products are available from select beauty salons

* Products have been kindly provided for consideration, and have reviewed in accordance with my Disclosure Policy.

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