Tuesday, 14 July 2020

Tried & Tested: Institut Esthederm

Is there anything more exciting than trying out a new skincare product for the first time? We asked three members of the Face the Future team to give us their thoughts on three different Institut Esthederm products. Read on to find out what they tried and what they thought

About Institut Esthederm

Founder Jean-Noël Thorel established Institut Esthederm in 1978, with the main aim of treating skin with respect - the brand even refers to skin as an 'ever-changing eco-system' that reacts to its environment. With ten different product ranges to choose from that treat a variety of skin concerns, there's a product for everyone in the Institut Esthederm range.Institut Esthederm is not short of celebrity fans with makeup artist, beauty blogger and entrepreneur, Huda Kattan, calling Institut Esthederm's E.V.E. Serum Source “the best thing I have ever tried in my entire life when it comes to skin. This is magical."

Here's what the Face the Future team had to say about the Institut Esthederm products they tried...

Mia - Institut Esthederm Osmoclean Lightening Buffing Mask

About the product - Suitable for all skin types, the Osmoclean Lightening Buffing Mask is great for helping to even out skin texture and brighten the complexion. The mask also provides skin with a gentle exfoliation.

How to use it - I used this mask just once a week to begin with and then built up my usage to twice a week, purely to ensure my skin was not over exfoliated. I found a little goes a long way, so you don't need much to apply a thin layer all over the face.

What I like about it - My favourite thing about this mask is that it's microbead-free. Typically, most exfoliating masks contain microbeads, which are bad for the environment and in some cases too aggressive for the skin. This mask has a smooth texture and left my skin feeling fresh and clean after every use.

Who would I recommend this product to? - I would recommend this product for anyone who is looking for a gentle exfoliation and to even out the skin tone.

The verdict - Initially I found this product to be a little too strong for my skin, however I think this was due to applying too thick of a layer - the key is to remember that a small amount goes a long way. My skin appears visibly brighter after every use and I have noticed a great improvement in my skin texture after the last month of using this product.

Julia - Institut Esthederm Intensive Hyaluronic Mask

About the product - This mask is super hydrating and is formulated with three different forms of Hyaluronic Acid to give skin a plump, smooth and more luminous appearance.

How to use it - The mask was a little difficult to remove and I resorted to using a face cloth to take of the final traces but it was worth the effort.

What I like about it - The main aim with my skincare routine is to add hydration, hydrationand a little bit more hydration! I use a Hyaluronic Acid serum daily, but this mask was the extra boost my skin needed. My skin was left feeling really moisturised, visibly smoother, firmer and glowing.

Who would I recommend this product to? - I'd recommend this product to anyone wanting to give their skin a much needed hydration boost. The instantly quenching formula is best for those with severely dehydrated skin looking to plump and smooth the complexion, as well as burring fine lines and wrinkles.

The verdict - This is the first time I've used an Institut Esthederm product and I'll certainly be using it again! The mask was really easy to apply and it felt creamy and luxurious on my face, neck and décolletage. It also smelt fresh and when I closed my eyes, the smell reminded me of having an indulgent in-clinic treatment.

Alex - Institut Esthederm Protective Silky Body Mist

About the product - This anti ageing body mist contains Global Cellular Protection, a patented formula that prevents photo ageing, brown spots and excess sun damage. The coconut oil based formula is best suited to drier skin types, or someone who enjoys a very moisturising SPF.

How to use it - Apply generously 20 minutes before sun exposure, but the most important part is to keep reapplying every 2 hours to ensure adequate protection.

What I like about it - I like that my skin is protected with an invisible light-textured body mist. My skin looks luminous and glowing when wearing this SPF and you don't need to worry about the white streaks that is sometimes experienced with traditional suncream formulas.

Who would I recommend this product to? - This moisturising mist is ideal for those with drier skin types or someone who likes a very moisturising sun protection. The intelligent anti-ageing formula prevents against brown spots, as well as the appearance of lines and wrinkles.

The verdict - This product smells lush and left my skin looking glowy and feeling hydrated. I will definitely be purchasing another bottle for my next holiday, although I would say it is better for beach holidays rather than city breaks, as the formula is quite greasy.

Sonya - Institut Esthederm Photo Regul Face Cream

About the product - This innovative daily moisturiser regulates the pigmentation process and evens out pigmentation. The cream formula is light and comfortable, providing a safe, even tan in all types of sun exposure.

How to use it - Treat this face cream just like your usual sun protection product - apply to face, neck and décolleté 20 minutes before sun exposure and re-apply every two hours.

What I like about it - My pigmentation-prone skin loved this protective moisturiser. My existing patches of pigmentation have diffused slightly and my skin appears more even with fewer irregularities.

Who would I recommend this product to? - I'd recommend this protective moisturiser to those with an uneven skin tone and pigmentation issues that are looking for lightweight protection during the summer.

The verdict - I've been using Photo Regul Face Cream for a few weeks now, it has a lovely light texture, which absorbs into skin after a few minutes. I am a keen walker and this is now my go-to face protector for my no makeup days. I've found that after a few uses my skin looks more even and my pigmentation patches are not as noticeable.

Want to try these products out for yourself? Shop the full Institut Esthederm range at Face the Future. For a personalised skincare regime, complete our online skin test or speak to our team on 0113 282 7744 for expert skincare advice.

Written for you by: Alex, Face the FutureImage source: Institut Esthederm UK

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