I’ve been testing out the Advanced Repair + Overnight Detox + Hydration Booster Serum from Canadian company (Toronto based) Modern Skin Co. since the end of December when I met up with owner Lauralynn Baxter over the holidays. We chatted about skincare, makeup and cooking over coffee. She gave me bunch of 3ml sample packs to try out (even more than pictured!), so many that I’ve still not managed to finish them all up despite nightly usage! [info in italics taken from the Modern Skin Co. website]
Advanced Repair + is an extremely lightweight gel-based concentrate containing powerful active ingredients that are scientifically formulated to detoxify, hydrate and restore radiance. A luxurious velvety texture blended with our signature delicate, yet intoxicating scent of ylang-ylang and sweet orange blossom create the ultimate sensory experience. This concentrate is deeply absorbed into the skin resulting in visible re-hydration, radiance and skin that is plumper in appearance. Advanced Repair + infuses skin with the perfect complement of science and nature. Safe for use on sensitive skin.
TRULY MULTI-FUNCTIONAL SKINCARE
- Low dosages of Glycolic and Salicylic Acid promote radiance and renewal of the skin through gentle cellular turnover.
- Schisandra extract provides detoxification of tissue from environmental aggressors, as well as aiding in de-activating free-radicals by giving skin a powerful dose of anti-oxidants.
- Botanical Hyaluronic Acid promotes intense hydration resulting in skin with a youthful and healthy appearance. With its ability to hold 1000 times its weight in water, Hyaluronic Acid is the most powerful natural moisturizing ingredient known to science.
As you all know I have sensitive skin, so as always, I did a patch test on my arm before testing it out on my face. The gel based serum is lightweight, but hydrating, and really does help with radiance, and I find that the plumping effect actually minimizes fine lines. It absorbs quickly into the skin.
The scent is very, very mild, with sweet orange blossom and ylang-ylang. Far less scented than a lot of the facial products on the market – which I fully appreciate!
Ingredients: Aqua (Deionized Water), Hamamelis Virginiana Water (Witch Hazel), Cassia Angustifolia Seed (Botanical Hyaluronic Acid) Extract, Glycerin (Kosher Vegetable Glycerin), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf (Aloe) Extract, Dimethyl Sulfone (MSM), Hydroxyethyl Ethylcellulose, Ganoderma Lucidum (Reishi/ Kojic Acid) Extract, Carrageenan, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Glycolic Acid, Ethylhexylglycerin , Salix Alba Bark (Willow Bark/ Salicylic Acid) Extract, Pimpinella Anisum (Anise) Extract, Cochlearia Armoria Root (Horseradish ) Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra Root Extract (Licorice) Extract, Schisandra Chinensis (Schisandra) Extract, Melissa Officinalis (Lemon Balm) Extract, Foeniculum Vulgare (Fennel) Extract, Panax Quinquefolius Root (Ginseng) Extract, Melissa Officinalis Seed Oil (Melissa Essential Oil), Simmondsia Chinensis Seed (Jojoba) Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Centella Asiatica (Gotu Kola) Extract, Equisetum Arvense (Horsetail) Extract, Geranium Maculatum (Wild Geranium) Extract, Taraxacum Officinale (Dandelion) Extract, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Oil, Citrus Sinensis (Sweet Orange Essential Oil), Cananga Odorata Flower Oil (Ylang-Ylang Essential Oil).
Modern Skin Co. launched its first product, the Advanced Repair + serum, in the fall, and are currently developing an anti-pollution detoxifying cleanser to be launched in 2018. I’m looking forward to trying it out!
*photo of full-size taken from Modern Skin Co.*
Currently, Modern Skin Co is currently only available to ship within Canada (except for Quebec). The Advanced Repair + serum sells for $65 CAD for 30ml (1 fl oz).
Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day! ❤
Disclosure: PR samples, however my opinion is my own.