S5 Skincare is completely new to me. I was intrigued to know the team behind S5 are the same team that’s behind NUDE skincare. S5 pride themselves in being ingredients experts who devote themselves in finding natural ingredients that really work.
S5 is the first range of certified organic and natural cosmeceutical treatments that target specific skin concerns that we all have, for example, blemishes, dry skin, pigmentation, sensitivity, fine lines etc. They do not use any harsh chemicals, instead use bioactives from Earth’s 5 extreme ecosystems – Alpine, Arctic, Marine, Desert and the Rainforest. You can find out about specific ecosystem ingredients here. The S5 Vitality Collection includes the Illuminate Serum (10ml), the Renew Serum (10ml), and the Vitality Mask (15ml).
The S5 Illuminate Serum is a lightening treatment for hyperpigmentation with alpine bioactives. It boosts luminosity and lightens the appearance of age spots and evens out skin tone. I’m currently trying this out as I do have hyperpigmentation problems and really want to address them. It has a thick consistency and a little goes a long way. I take a drop of serum from the dropper in the bottle and massage it all over my skin. It has a slightly odd smell but not bad by any means. My skin feels really moisturised afterwards, more so than any other serums. I’ll do a full review when I’ve used it up to let you know if I’ve seen results.
The S5 Renew Serum is an age-defying treatment to reduce appearance of fine lines and wrinkles with arctic bioactives. It plumps and smooths to visibly reduce the signs of ageing. You should apply it overnight for plumper looking skin in the morning. You should see a difference in your skin after 14 days of continuous use. The Antarctic ingredients are also helpful to protect your skin against the harsh cold weather. You can apply the serum under your moisturiser or even mix it with your moisturiser.
The S5 Vitality Mask is a skin perfecting mask that promises to enhance cellular longevity and vitality, refining, firming and illuminating the skin. This’ll be great for any skin type as the ingredients will help to rejuvenate your skin if your skin needs an oomph before any event or a night out. You apply the mask to clean, dry skin and leave for 5-10 minutes. It removes dead skin cells and reveals polished skin underneath, whilst working to reduce signs of ageing.
S5 Skincare is free from parabens, SLS/SLES, PEGS, DEA, Mineral Oil, Silicon, Propylene Glycol, GMO or synthetic fragrances. All S5 products are EcoCert certified organic and use only 100% natural active ingredients. The three products comes in a lovely tin gift box which you can re-use to store jewellery or something. I think this’d be the perfect gift set for someone who love natural and organic skincare. It’s great for introduction to the brand and types of products they offer.
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Some of these items have been sent to me for review