[unpaid/sample/affiliate/ad] To be honest, I didn’t take enough notice of Allies of Skin when it launched into SpaceNK earlier this year. The Bright Future Sleeping Cream is a good place to start I think because it’s very punchy in results.
The packaging states that this cream helps to ‘attain the effects of a professional facial’ overnight so with that in mind, I’d suggest that you do all the surrounding things such as cleansing and massage before you apply so your skin is good and ready. It’s a peel product – don’t worry, you won’t see active peeling – that’s comprised of 8% AHA + BHA and 5% Enzyme with associated brightening ingredients and antioxidant properties. What’s interesting about this formula is that it’s an early adopter of Diglucosyl Gallic Acid – an ingredient I think we will start to see a lot more of. It’s a molecule that becomes (partly) converted by skin’s natural bacteria to Trihydroxy Benzoic Acid which in turn can help stop melanin production (and therefore ‘uneven’ skin tone).
When it came out of the tube, it wasn’t what I expected – it’s quite a loose consistency so don’t squeeze out too much and work it well into your skin. On me, it felt ‘active’ and that’s possibly because I’ve been consistently using the Murad Vita-C Glycolic [prior ad relationship] and my complexion just didn’t need further AHA action. The breakdown of key ingredients is : Hyaluronic Acid, Glycolic, Lactic and Salicylic acids plus Niacinamide. It’s not for daily use – you’d use it two or three nights in a row and then take a view but don’t over-d0 it and DO wear sunscreen. Although I’d recommend Allies of Skin Bright Future Sleeping Facial for anyone who needs to ‘re-start’ their glow, I’m not clear how, without consistent use, it can make inroads into pigmentation unless you already use a pigmentation targeted range and it acts as a boost. It definitely does glow-boost, there’s no doubt about that, so it’s possibly one to keep at hand for special occasions (although in the current situation, I cannot think of one!) but at £115 it’s not going to be for everyone. I’d love to see this as a set of 3 ‘glow shots’ to make it more affordable in a try-me format. You can find it HERE, non affiliate HERE.
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