Recently, I was privileged to be invited by Luxasia Singapore for a cozy private dinner (a table of 10 including 4 guests and myself) to preview 2 of their latest anti-aging treatments – Perricone Vitamin C Ester 15% and StriVectin-SD Power Serum For Wrinkles.
It was a super relaxing dinner and we have a great time sharing beauty tips and preferred skincare regimens. Being an anti-aging skincare fanatic, I’m always on the lookout for skincare products that are well packed and formulated with Vitamin C. So when I was introduced to Perricone Vitamin C Ester 15%, I was super excited! Vitamin C is great!
Perricone Vitamin C Ester 15% – S$198 / 4 x 10ml
Perricone Vitamin C Ester 15% is a revolutionary night treatment formulated with 15% Vitamin C Ester to boost collagen production, firm and smooth skin texture and brighten skin’s appearance.
Vitamin C is a potent antioxidant and is proven to help boost collagen production and brighten up the skin tone. It may also help to reverse sun-damaged skin. In fact, I have been using a well-packed 5% Vitamin C (L-ascorbic Acid) serum for a while and I can actually see results from it.
Though Vitamin C is very potent (at high concentration) however it is pretty unstable hence how the product is packed actually plays an important role for the efficacy of the product. I must say Perricone Vitamin C Ester 15% is probably one of the best packed high concentration Vitamin C products available in the market.
Dr. Nicholas Perricone, the founder of Perricone MD, believes that Vitamin C Ester is more beneficial than L-ascorbic Acid. Vitamin C Ester (also known as Ascorbyl Palmitate) is composed of L-ascorbic Acid combined with a fatty acid derived from palm oil called palmitic acid. The chemical bond between an acid and an alcohol is called an ester bond. As compared to L-ascorbic Acid, the Vitamin C Ester is not acidic and it is fat-soluble. It is therefore non-irritating and can be placed on an open cut without causing stinging. (information extracted from The Wrinkle Cure by Nicholas Perricone, MD)
Patented for topical application, Perricone Vitamin C Ester 15% is formulated with the highest concentration of Vitamin C ester available in one product at 15%. This highly penetrating non-acidic form of Vitamin C, harnesses super anti-aging powers without generating free radicals in the skin.
It is claimed in just 7 days, Perricone Vitamin C Ester 15% firms and tones the skin, restores suppleness, reverses dullness, plumps and smoothes wrinkles and imparts a visibly more glowing, radiant, porcelain-like complexion.
Dr. Perricone recommends applying in the evening to cleansed face in gentle circular motions. Wait a few moments and follow with any Perricone MD Moisturizer or Cold Plasma. A warming, active, tightening effect may occur which is normal and will disappear moments after application.
Availability & Price
Perricone Vitamin C Ester 15%, retailing at S$198 for 4 x 10ml tubes, is exclusively available at escentials at Tangs Orchard, escentials at Paragon, escentials The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, Metro Paragon, Robinsons Raffles City, Robinsons The Centrepoint and Sephora.
StriVectin-SD Power Serum For Wrinkles – S$155 / 50ml
StriVectin, specializes on clinical anti-aging skin care solutions, has recently launched its new age-fighting serum – StriVectin-SD Power Serum For Wrinkles. It is said to be the most technologically advanced formula StriVectin has ever created. It is claimed to be clinically proven to help visibly repair the length, width and number of wrinkles, while also diminishing the look of pores, boosting skin’s natural luminosity and optimizing clarity for a youthful look and feel.
For the first time, StriVectin has combined their multi-patented NIA-114 skin repair technology, discovered in skin cancer research, with potent elastin-stimulating peptides and detoxifying plant stem cells for radiant, healthy ageless skin.
StriVectin-SD Power Serum For Wrinkles is said to absorb quickly and penetrate deeply for faster, stronger repair.
A 12-week independent clinical trial tests were preformed and the researches have confirmed that :
- 74% showed a reduction in the length of wrinkles after only 4 weeks.
- 64% had fewer wrinkles in just 4 weeks.
- 74% showed a dramatic improvement in skin’s luminosity after 12 weeks.
Elastin Stimulating Peptides to help visibly diminish the length, width and number of wrinkles and improve skin’s elasticity.
Plant Stem Cells to help neutralize the effect of environmental factors (pollution, UV exposure and other toxins) that age skin, and to increase cell response time and cell energy to help the skin rebuild its own anti-aging defenses. These plant cells also help to detoxify skin cells of debris which can cause redness and inflammation, to improve skin clarity, radiance and luminosity.
The patented NIA-114 molecule to help improve skin structure by building stronger cells, stimulating cell repair, speeding up cell turnover, improving skin texture to minimize the look of pores, and building a stronger skin barrier for improved skin health and an overall healthy glow.
(information of the product is extracted from press kit)
Apply a clean face before moisturizer in the AM and PM. Using a circular motion, gently massage in until completely absorbed.
Availability & Price
StriVectin-SD Power Serum For Wrinkles, retailing at S$155 for 50ml, is exclusively available at escentials at Tangs Orchard, escentials at Paragon, escentials The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, Metro Paragon, Robinsons Raffles City, Robinsons The Centrepoint and Sephora from September 2012 onwards.
Upon the event, each guest is entitled to pick one of the 2 products to try. It was a tough choice. Eventually, I’ve picked the Perricone Vitamin C Ester 15%. Not too sure if I will do a review on that, will see!
Are you keen on any of the 2 products? Which product you are more interested to try? Love to hear from you too!