Once we used to cleanse, tone and moisturise our skin, or some variant of that old-school skincare. Now, with so much new science emerging around skincare, we literally feed our faces with medical and evidence-based vitamin-infused products.
The good news is these vitamin-infused skincare products provide measurable results – in other words, they REALLY work – and they don’t have to cost a fortune.
From vitamin A (potent anti-ageing treatment every dermatologist recommends) to Vitamin B – a skin quenching, must have vitamin treatment, to Vitamin C, which acts as an important, nutritious skincare accessory that shields against damaging free radicals, vitamin-enriched skincare contains a lot more than meets the eye.
The ESK range is simple and easy to use. There are no hard and fast rules, but as with any Vitamin A based skincare product, this is to be used at night. The packaging is clean and contemporary – and effective in sealing the products from oxidisation
If you’re big on anti-ageing or prone to acne, then you’re probably aware of a little ingredient called retinol. But did you know about retinol’s big and stronger sister, retinal? Purported to be 20 times more effective than retinol and perform as close to prescription-grade retinol acid, retinal speeds up cell turnover, plumping the skin and providing a brighter, more glowing complexion. In addition to being less irritating, retinal helps improve hyper-pigmentation, acne, large pores, lines and wrinkles. Products: ESK Ultimate A Plus, $115
Vitamin B3, also known as Niacinamide, is effective in calming and hydrating skin as well as preventing and treating hyper-pigmentation by slowing down melanin to the skin’s surface. When Vitamin B12 is absorbed into the skin, it boosts metabolism in the skin cells helping to speed up cell recovery and regeneration. Products: ESK B Calm, $85
Vitamin C’s ability to protect and strengthen the skin is second to none and as such, it should be included in everyone’s skincare regime, from teens to those looking for anti-ageing benefits. Containing 10 percent L-Ascorbic Acid, a concentration which balances strong evidence for high skin tolerance and product stability, the Reverse C Serum and C Serum Lite by Evidence Skincare (ESK) is formulated to combat UV-induced free radicals, improve collagen synthesis, reduce hyperpigmentation, and protect against sun damage. Products: ESK Reverse C Serum, $95, and C Serum Lite, $90
What else to look out for?
Although vitamins A, B and C are important power players for any skincare user, ESK also offers other cosmeceutical actives that can help keep skin looking and feeling its best. As the only brand in Australia to formulate with an ingredient called 4-n-Butylresorcinol, Enlighten by ESK helps to lighten stubborn pigmentation and reduce melanin deposits in as little 6 weeks. A safer and gentler alternative to hydroquinone, this pregnancy-safe active is combined with niacinamide to balance sebum production, increase collagen synthesis, and reduce post-inflammatory redness. Best of all, it can be paired with other depigmenting actives such as vitamin C and alpha hydroxy acids to speed up the process. Products: ESK Enlighten, $95
Founded in 2012 by husband-and-wife team, Daniel Rubinstein and Dr. Ginni Mansberg, ESK is an Australian owned and operated cosmeceutical brand specialising in tailored, evidence-based skincare solutions.
To learn more about the world of professional grade actives and find the right ESK kit for you, please visit www.eskcare.com and complete the 2-minute quiz to find out your tailored skincare regimen.