In my mind perfect skin just sort of happens, no work is needed. I also believe in fairies and unicorns (please don’t try to tell me otherwise). But in the real world, perfect skin requires good products and daily work. It’s something that you start doing before the wrinkles and the puffy bags form and take a cozy spot on your face. Meaning, a good skin care regimen should be in place before you turn 40. But if your mother wasn’t like mine and didn’t drill the importance of taking care of your skin, I’ve got good news for you. There are a few products on the market that can help you along the way and improve your skin regimen even if you are late to the party.
I was recently asked to try the Equitance regimen. Personally, I think it’s for the superstars of skin care and those who are aspiring to get there (which should be everyone). It’s five products, which means five steps. Cleanse, enhance, brighten, moisturize, and protect. If you think about it, it’s really all the things that we should be doing to achieve great skin but we often skip. Even I had to buckle down on my skin care regimen and really get into this process.
I used all five products for four weeks. I only have a few dark spots left from those times where I couldn’t resist playing with my pimples and this product really brighten them up a bit. For me, dryness is a huge issue and my skin is way softer and smoother. It also evened out my skin tone and left my skin really hydrated which is everyone’s problem no matter the season. It was like my skin was super dirty or something, and maybe it was to tell you the absolutely truth. I mean, who really washes their face every day. Those late nights sometimes win.
I was also impressed that the ingredients were mostly things I had heard of and not words that ended in “hyde”. You know like, formaldehyde–none of that here! There’s cherry blossom leaf extract, shell ginger extract, and licorice extract. And of course this product is dermatologist tested.
So what exactly does each product do? Glad you asked!
Step 1: Wash
Brightening foaming cleanser
This luxurious facial foaming cleanser effortlessly washes away makeup and residue from environmental pollution. It gently purifies and softens the skin without stripping away essential Natural emollients and oils.
Step 2: Moisture
Brightening toning lotion
This refreshing toning lotion prepares the skin to maximize absorption and improve the efficacy of the serum and cream. It restores and maintains skin’s moisture balance to enhance the complexion. It also removes remaining dull skin cells and residue from environmental pollution that can clog pores.
Step 3: Brighten
Brightening serum & spot corrector
This pioneering spot targeting serum formula zeroes in on the appearance of hyperpigmentation and dark discoloration. It uses patented technology to continuously deliver the key brightening ingredient, Linoleic acid. With daily use, this essential step in your brightening regimen brings clarity, brightness and radiance to skin’s appearance.
Step 4: Veil
Hydrating brightening cream
This ultra-light, yet luxuriously rich cream locks in moisture to keep skin soft and supple. This powerful formula contains a patented blend of brightening ingredients with delivery system. Giving skin its needed hydration. It balances and regulates skin’s performance all day to ward off the drying effect of environmental stressors, contributing to a vital, radiant glow.
Step 5: Protect
Sunscreen broad spectrum SPF 36
This multi-tasking sunscreen not only protects, but also primes and brightens. This sunscreen filters UV rays and helps protect against other environmental stressors that can contribute to hyper pigmentation, photo aging and damaged skin. Enhanced with brightening ingredients, this fast-drying formula performs flawlessly under make-up.
What I love most about this product is that it’s all season friendly. Some products are heavy and can only to be used in the winter, while others give a sheer protectant and are perfect for the summer. These products are most definitely here for the long haul of your regimen.
Of course I wouldn’t be giving you all of this valuable information without some kind of good news. So! All September their site is having flash sales (does fashionable cartwheels).
Every Friday in September, customers get 40% OFF any purchase on the website. Plus, all September you also get a FREE Regimen Box with any purchase of $75 or more (The Regimen Sample Set includes: Mini size Cleanser, Lotion, Serum, Cream & 3 Sunscreen sachets).
Ok now it’s your turn to go forth and have great skin. You’re welcome for the great tips!
Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Sunstar, but the opinions are all mine.