Hello lovelies, sharing with you another product that I tried from Monuskin UK. I have been gifted this product to try on and this time I chose to try Restoring Cream Light.
The cream contain retinoin which is written as Vitamin A and fermented product of wild yam. This is a perfect ingredient for anti ageing skin. Me myself using 0.05 Tretinoin in single cream. Retinol and Ttetinoin does make a perfect anti ageing skincare. This is proven for my ownself. I still like how my skin right now in my 30s.
Monuskin change their packaging design and I love the new packaging so much. The quality more durable than before, also if you notice the color of the label is silver.
The restoring cream light has a really flexible jar that I love and recommend brands to use this type of jar. If you see my previous insta stories or articles where I talked about jar packaging is not in my liking because of several reason.
First, whenever I open the jar. The cream will expose to outside environment and that’s gonna affect the performance of the skincare. I found most of my skincare in jar packaging, has gotten less effective to the point that it is look like they expired before the deadline.
Second, using the spoon or my finger. I am a clean freak. I don’t know what else blend there. Beside even if using spoon, unless the jar could fit in the spoon then I am okay but if the spoon has to be put outside. That’s a no no for me.
Promising to lift and tone mature skin, the luxuriously rich RENUSKIN Restoring Cream Light gives skin an instant boost of radiance. An innovative blend of Evening Primrose and Rosehip oils combined with Wild Yam Extract and vitamin C works to firm fine lines whilst plumping deeper wrinkles, providing the skin with the help it needs to maintain suppleness and elasticity. Skin is left thoroughly soft, hydrated and conditioned. Perfect for mature or dry skin.
How to use:
Use in the morning and evening after cleansing and toning. Apply Restoring Cream Light to the face and neck using gentle upward movements.
Paraben free formulation.
Evening Primrose Oil
Evening Primrose oil is rich in Gamma Linolenic essential fatty acid, particularly Omega 6. Called “essential” because our body cannot reproduce them, they form part of the lipid layer and are vital for healthy skin. They help prevent skin dryness, restore optimal moisture balance and maintain the skin’s barrier function.
Amino Acids are the basic building blocks of the body helping to form thousands of different types of proteins. Hydroxyproline is essential in collagen formation. This amino acid stimulates the contraction of collagen fibres to help firm and plump up deeper lying wrinkles. It also protects the skin’s structure against degradation.
Jojoba Essential Oil
A natural liquid emollient with properties similar to the skin’s sebum, helping to protect and prevent water loss. A soothing, moisturising and healing oil.
Rosehip Seed Oil
From the seed of the wild rose bush. Rosehip Seed Oil is high in Oleic, Linoleic and Linolenic essential fatty acids. Called “essential” because our body cannot reproduce them, they form part of the lipid layer and are vital for healthy skin. They help prevent skin dryness, restore optimal moisture balance and maintain the skin’s barrier function.
This is fat extracted from the kernels of the African tree. Aids absorption of active ingredients and leaves a protective film on the skin.
Wild Yam and Soya Extract
This plant has long been used in a nutritional context for soothing the hormonal fluctuations that mature women experience. It is a natural phytosterol. Wild Yam stimulates collagen and elastin production.
A light texture cream that focused on target wrinkles and firm slackening skin. Advanced anti aging contain wild yam, vitamin A, and hydroxyproline.
WHAT IT ACTUALLY DO
The Restoring Cream Light using a jar packaging but Monuskin use close pressed lid so it doesn’t expose to outside environment.
I just have to press the jar to take out the cream in enough amount for my whole face (see product images)
The cream have a very light and smooth texture but it is not entirely giving my skin enough moisturiser. Since I try using centella serum and cream, also using my rectanyl in 0.5% (throwing away 0.025%). I suffer from breakout last time I went back to my hometown.
I use centella twice everyday and that’s causing my skin to be very dry to the point that it peeling. Therefore, using Monuskin Restoring Cream Light alone won’t recover that kind of dry skin because it is not ‘dry skin problem’ anymore but skincare sequence problem.
I decided to build ‘moisturiser’ by doing this formula – After cleanse, serum and essence. I use hydrator, Restoring Cream Light and occlusive = MOISTURIZER.
A moisturiser for skincare expert is where you use your cream and lock it with heavy cream, such as cream: Dr Jart+ cicapair, Cetaphil body and face cream, leave on night hydrating mask, with face oil afterwards.
Overall result using the product, I can feel my skin is brighten and more elastic. This cream also manage to make my foundation absorb perfectly in my skin, despite my skin is peeling. It doesn’t appear in my makeup look. There is no breakout and as usual using Monuskin product lessen my pimples to appear.
I am still using the cream right now and combine it to make ‘moisturizer’ as I mentioned above. It is amazing to feel connected to a brand that I never even think about.
THE EFFECTIVENES OF VITAMIN A
This cream using vitamin A. I may not know the proportions percentage use for this cream but some vitamin A break when you use in the daylight or worst it makes your skin suffer from photo sensitivity.
In terms of the effectiveness of Vitamin A, I may have my own doubt for this product. Therefore I do the cross checking of the ingredients and found that they use retynl palmitate in small amount.
How to read ingredients list: the first ingredients is the larger percentage, may consist of 100 % use to make the skincare and the last ingredient is the lower to the point of only using 0.01% of that ingredients alone.
THE NATURAL PERFUME (FRAGRANCE)
It is written as natural ingredients. Most skincare brands claimed they uses natural ingredients but I do believe that Monuskin using natural perfume, because my skin is sensitive. It should trigger the appearance of redness, but after using it about a month. The skin is just normal. I continue using this product.