Ah, our skin care sins. You’ve done it, I’ve done it. Everyone’s abused their skin at some point. Guess what, I didn’t have grilled salmon on a bed of watercress for dinner. Some days, my priorities involve career, family, fun, friends and more fun. Life happens. Tomorrow, I’ll wake up and try to do better. In the meantime, Sin-Care is there to help me fix the sins of my past.
Sin-Care (website is here, and worth looking at) is an up-and-coming skincare line that contacted me to try out their skin care range. I found their approach refreshing. I love the whole forgiveness theme. Although I routinely turn down offers to review skin care products, I happily agreed to this one. The good news is that Sin-Care sells from its website internationally. They are also working toward finding distributors in various countries worldwide.
Sin-Care’s range is divided into different needs, depending on your particular indulgence. Their philosophy recognizes that the years that you’ve lived is only one factor that dictates your skin’s age. The other enormous factor is lifestyle. We cannot actually get younger, but we can control and correct for our environmental and lifestyle factors, such as those that are the result of stress, sugar, sun damage, smoking, pollution and so on. It’s focused entirely on lifestyle aging and the environmental factors which cause us to age, targeting the cause as well as the symptom. After pouring five year’s research into the products, here are the results:
- Sin #1: Smoker’s Secret— If you are exposed to a smoky environment, for detoxifying and fighting wrinkles
- Sin #2: Sun Goddess— For those exposed to incidental sun damage, to help stimulate collagen production
- Sin #3: Sugar Hit— For sugar addicts, choco-holics and cocktail lovers. This is a mix of anti-oxidants, vitamins and anti-stress ingredients
- Sin #4: Relaxation Sensation— For those going through stress (work, family or moves, which can wreak havoc on skin)
- Sin #5: Sleep Doctor— For insomniacs, students, new mothers and club-goers. Enhances radiance, fights lines and moisturizes
- Sin #6: Skin Coach— For athletes and exercise addicts
- Sin #7: Line Rewind— Targets fine lines and wrinkles, promotes radiance
- Sin #8: Urban Renewal– Protects the skin in city environments, stimulating oxygen production
Here’s another secret–you can layer the products if you have more than one skin sin. So, you don’t have to choose one over another. You can combine to make a custom blend designed for your lifestyle aging factors. I love this! Who doesn’t love that?
I chose Sin #4: Relaxation Sensation, based on some stress happening in my non-blogging life these days. The product is packaged in a pump format, which works well to keep the product sanitary. I understand that the product is being re-labelled, so the bottle is likely to have a different look soon. One of the more impressive aspects is the high volume of product you get– 1.7 ounces, which is large for a skin care product. Most of the high end skin care that I buy is 1 ounce or fewer. These sell for roughly $70 in U.S. dollars, which is nowhere the breathtaking levels I’ve seen from some of the high end lines (yes, I’m one of those people that shell out for Chanel Sublimage).
The texture of Relaxation Sensation is cosmetically elegant, it’s not quite as thin as a clear liquid serum, but not as heavy as a lightweight moisturizer. If you’re familiar with the Chanel Ultra Correction serum, the consistency is similar. It has a light, slightly perfumed and pleasant fragrance. It’s not strong, and I didn’t notice it after about 10 minutes.
The product absorbs within about one minute after application, and becomes an invisible part of your skin. No really, I swear to you. Really. I live in fear of skin care products that leave a greasy or masky feel. Sin Care’s became part of my skin and I completely forgot that I had it on. After application, I added my standard sunscreen and foundation.
So, bottom line–did it work? YES! After using the product for about two weeks, I noticed that my skin looked much better. It looked younger, felt softer, and had a healthier glow. Although my stress level remains high, my skin looks like it does during my more relaxed phases. I’m giving Sin-Care my sincere recommendation–if you have a particular skin care need, you owe it to yourself to give this line a very, very close look.
Ingredient list for Relaxation Sensation: Purified water, cyclomethicone & dimethicone crosspolymer, butylene glycol (and) litchi chinesis pericarp extract, aqua, ananas sativus juice, rosmarinus officinalis extract, chlorella vulgaris/ lupinus albus protein ferment polycrylamide & C-13-14 isoparaffin & Laureth 7, water (and) glycerin (and) glycogen, octyl stearate, sodium hyaluranate, titanium dioxide, tocopheryl acetate (vitamin E), PEG (Almond) triglycerirides, phenoxyethanol, chamomile extract, horsetail extract, green tea, ginseng extract, ginko biloba extract, olive leaf extract, liquorice extract, fragrance, diazolindinyl urea (and) iodopropynyl butylcarbamate, citric acid, retinyl palmitate, FD & C red #4.
This product was provided by Sin Care to Cafe Makeup to review. But, really, I did love it. Also, they sent me Sun Goddess which I’ll review next. There’s also a mini-Relaxation Sensation that came in the box, and you can bet that’s going on my next flight with me.
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