Prioritising your skin care routine this year is a great investment in your self care. As I hit 40 last year I really found that those pesky “signs of ageing’ have started to be more prevalent and I’m all about spending a bit more time and money on ensuring my skin looks the best it can!
Eucerin is a dermo-cosmetic brand from Germany with a 136-year history. A proud advocate of medical research, Eucerin is known for tackling skin issues by working with dermatologists and using the latest technological advancements for its formulations, combined with more than 100 years of Beiersdorf research on different skin types. Eucerin’s products address skincare concerns such as acne, uneven skin, atopic dermatitis and ageing skin.
The Eucerin Hyaluron-Filler + Elasticity range has been specially formulated as an anti-age range of skincare for those of us with mature skin. It targets sagging skin caused by dehydration, loss of collagen and environmental factors, all primary concerns of women in their forties.
Mature skin (from about 45yrs +) has special needs and requires effective active ingredients to treat its main concerns which include age spots, deep wrinkles and loss of elasticity.
The range promises to deliver multiple anti-ageing benefits. Both the day and night creams in the range contain Arctiin and Silymarin. (more about those below!) The formula also contains Hyaluronic Acid to visibly plump up wrinkles.
So, let’s learn more about these powerful key ingredients…
Naturally derived from a fruit called Arctium lappa (Burdock), this ingredient works to accelerate the renewal process of collagen to ensure the skin regains its firmness and elasticity that it loses with age. As the most important fiber in the skin, collagen is what gives it its stability and strength.
Naturally-occurring Hyaluron, a source of deep hydration in our skins, decreases as we get older. Without this, dehydration occurs which leads to wrinkles. Hyaluron naturally occurs in the body and it attracts and retains water in the skin, leading to plumper, more hydrated, firmer-looking skin.
A powerful antioxidant which protects collagen and elastin from degrading and improves skin circulation.
This main ingredient aims to block production of melanin in our skin cells – which is responsible for dark spots. This ingredient has been clinically proven to visibly reduce age spots (and dark marks) after just two weeks of regular use and prevents their reappearance.
Now more about the products I’ve been reviewing from the Eucerin Anti-Age Hyaluron-Filler + Elasticity range…
Eucerin Anti-Age Hyaluron-Filler + Elasticity 3D Serum (R619.99)
This is a light-weight cream serum that is a great option for those who would describe their skin as mature with deep wrinkles, age spots and uneven skin tone and sagging.
Called 3D, this serum targets the 3 main signs of ageing (age spots, wrinkles and loss of elasticity) with 3 major ingredients.
The 3D serum contains long and short-chained Hyaluronic Acid. These work on multiple layers of the skin: the long-chained version remains on the skin’s surface, binding moisture and reducing fine lines, while the short-chained HA penetrates deeper into the epidermal skin layers, where it stimulates production of our own naturally-occurring Hyaluronic Acid.
This anti-ageing serum is suitable for all skin types (even sensitive skin). This product promises to visibly reduce age spots within 2 weeks and plumps up wrinkles while also improving skin elasticity.
The texture of this serum is creamy and it penetrates beautifully into the skin. Use the Eucerin Hyaluron – Filler + Elasticity 3D Serum twice a day, morning & evening on clean skin.
Eucerin Anti-Age Hyaluron-Filler + Elasticity Day Cream SPF30 (R459.99)
This daily moisturising cream nourishes thinning, fragile skin, strengthening its structure by improving elasticity and plumping up deep wrinkles.
This product aims to accelerate the renewal process of collagen in skin cells while intensively nourishing skin and visibly plumping up deep wrinkles. This face cream also contains and SPF 30 with UVA protection making it a great choice as an everyday moisturiser especially as sun protection is the best defense against all signs of ageing.
This day cream contains both high and low molecular weight Hyaluronic Acid to plump deep wrinkles and boost moisture reserves in the skin. The formula also contains Arctiin to accelerate collagen renewal.
The texture of this cream is quite thick and hydrating. It would be best for those with dry, mature skin as it could be too rich for those with young or oily skin. After regular application skin feels hydrated, firm and smooth and looks fresh and radiant.
Do I need to use a serum and a moisturiser?
Yes! The difference between a serum and a moisturiser is that a serum is designed to penetrate deep into the skin, addressing a particular skin concern, while a moisturiser works to keep the skin hydrated & sits on the surface of the skin.
Using a serum that suits your skin concerns is the most effective way to get results from your skincare.
For best results from these products it is advised to use them in conjunction with other products from the Eucerin Hyaluron – Filler + Elasticity range…
Eucerin Elasticity + Filler Facial Oil (R439.99 for 30ml)
A facial oil proven to improve the skin’s elasticity and support resilience. The formula contains Argan Oil and Lady’s Thistle Oil to smooth the skin, while boosting regeneration. Vitamin E – a potent antioxidant – fights oxidative stress, and protects the skin.
Eucerin Hyaluron – Filler + Elasticity Night Cream (R429.99 for a 50ml)
This night cream contains all the ingredients mentioned in the day cream (except of course the SPF), along with Argan Oil and Panthenol. Argan Oil contains 80% essential fatty acids (Omega 6 and 9) that are important for regulation and maintenance of skin function.
Eucerin Hyaluron – Filler + Elasticity Eye Cream SPF 15 (R319.99 for a 15ml)
The formula of this eye cream contains a blend of Arctiin and Oligopeptides to improve skin elasticity, while high and low molecular weight Hyaluronic Acid visible plumps deep wrinkles. The SPF 15 + UVA protection helps prevent UV-induced premature ageing and the deepening of wrinkles. The formula protects, moisturises, improves skin elasticity and visibly plump deep wrinkles. Dark circles also appear brighter. This formula is well tolerated, even by those with VERY sensitive skin and eyes.