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Saturday, 20 November 2021

IT Cosmetics Skin Boosters

 

IT Cosmetics Skin Boosters Review
These products were kindly sent to me, without obligation.

This is more of an FYI post, rather than a whole review, as it will take months for me to use all of these, but full reviews will come in time. Most people associate IT Cosmetics with their famous and much-loved CC Cream, but if you are yet to try their skincare, I urge you to, as the products are simply divine! I have yet to try a product that I haven't loved - not just liked, LOVED! When I first saw that they were releasing four targeted boosters, (currently reduced by 25% on Feel Unique), I knew that I'd have to try at least some of them. Fortunately for me, I was very kindly sent all four! Given that I like to test skincare products for a good 6-8 weeks (depending on the product), before posting a review, it will take time for me to give you thorough reviews, as I said, but I thought that I'd give you some information about each one for the moment, because most people tend to switch up some skincare products as the seasons change.

In case you didn't know the background of the brand, it was set up by a TV anchor, who partnered with plastic surgeons, to create a line of products that would suit sensitive skin, as there was nothing on the market that suited her skin at the time. I love this, as it's a passion project, but also very personal.

All of the boosters have Bye Bye in the name, and each suggests what they will target - Dullness, Lines, Pores and Dark Spots. (All reduced by 20% in Boots, at the moment). Some will say that they need to target all four issues, but it's best to pick the issue that bothers you most and buy that product and see how it works for you, as if you use more than one at once and see improvements, you won't know which product made the biggest change. Of course, you can use more than one, when you know which is working best for you.

Bye Bye Lines* is the first I reached for, because anything that promises to help plump my skin and diminish the appearance of fine lines is right up my street, particularly in winter, when my dry skin needs some extra help. This serum consists of Vitamin B5, peptides, and 1.5% Hyaluronic Acid. The texture of this serum is silky and not too watery, so I can instantly feel a difference in my skin. I use around 2/3 drops, and I pat it into my skin, then follow with eye cream and moisturiser (and an oil to finish, if using at night). It didn't take too long to notice a difference - around 2 weeks, although I'm still using it and will give my final verdict in my empties post. I know that multi-purpose serums are having a moment, but I almost always prefer to use a separate hydrating serum, as my skin is so dry.

Bye Bye Dullness* is one that I am yet to try as I want to wait until I finish my current Vitamin C serum, as I learned the hard way that anything containing that particular ingredient, can oxidise quite quickly if left open, and that's just a waste of money. It contains 15% Vitamin C, in the form of Ascorbic Acid, plus Vitamin E, which will nourish the skin, while the former will improve the texture of the skin, as well as brighten it and give a more even skin tone. I will give a full review, probably in late January, but I have high hopes due to the fact that I love all skin care products that I have tried from the brand.

Bye Bye Dark Spots* is one that I have just begun trying and I'm eager to see the results, because I've had great results with The Inkey List Alpha Arbutin, so I'm looking forward to seeing how they compare. It will take a good 8-12 weeks to give a proper review, as pigmentation is notoriously difficult to see improvements with. This serum contains 4% Niacinamide (one of my favourite ingredients) and 1% ethyl Vitamin C, both of which will help to reduce pigmentation and create an even skin tone. The photos on the press release and pretty impressive, so I will keep you updated. The texture of this serum is silky, like the Bye Bye Lines, and it layers well with other products. My pet hate is skincare that pills - the feeling sets my teeth on edge.

Finally, Bye Bye Pores* is comprised of 10% glycolic acid, which exfoliates the skin on a surface level, but it also contains Hyaluronic Acid, for balance. I was surprised that it didn't contain Salicylic Acid, as that is oil soluble and can penetrate the pores more deeply than Glycolic Acid. It claims to give the appearance of minimized pores in 1 week, so I will report back, as I have just started to use it on my chin area, which is looking a little congested. I'm definitely very intrigued about this one. So far, I haven't had a bad reaction on my sensitive skin, and given that the brand is created with sensitive skin in mind, I think that even those who are not used to acids, could try this - perhaps just twice weekly and then build up to more frequently.

As I said at the beginning, this is more of an introduction or F.Y.I. post and full reviews will follow, but I've yet to be disappointed by any skincare from this brand, and I like that the products are all reasonably priced. I'd love to hear your thoughts - which one tempts you most?

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All products are bought by me, unless otherwise stated. Anything marked with a * has been kindly gifted, without obligation. I don't do sponsored posts. Opinion is always my own. Affiliate links may be used.

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