There is no doubt that 2019 was the year of Skincare, I don’t think I have ever seen such a shift in the beauty community from makeup to skincare launches. It’s an exciting time as a lot of products are launching at a much more affordable price point without comprising on quality or results. One brand new launch is the Pro Co skincare line, an innovative new brand that focuses on high performance vegan serums that are cruelty free, 75% natural and use less than 2% plastic packaging, yes 98% plastic free!! So far the brand have released 3 new products, the Eye Rescue Serum, 7% Encapsulated Retinol Serum and 20% Vitamin C Serum all of which cost just £7.99. I was very kindly sent all 3 of them to try out and share my thoughts and results with you.
Before getting into the post I thought I would mention that the Pro Co have a 20% off discount running right now for the Vit C Serum, Retinol Serum and the Eye Rescue Serum for their Amazon page making them just £6.39 each plus they are available on prime so would make a fantastic last minute christmas gift!The Eye Rescue Serum
Traditionally, eye creams have been my go to but do I find they are often quite rich and as such can cause my eyes to feel a little irritated if over applied and that can also cause my makeup to not sit well on top of them. A serum formula for the eye area seems perfect for more sensitive eyes without losing the rich hydrating results of a heavier eye cream.
Cocoa Butter: Rich in antioxidants (Oleic Acid, Palmitic Acid, and Stearic Acid). Reduces the key signs of ageing and calms inflammatory skin.
Seaweed (Ascophyllum Nodosum) Extract: Soothes irritation and boost circulation, as well as stimulating cell renewal and eliminating impurities.
Grape Seed (Vitis Vinifera) Oil: A rich and potent antioxidant that diminishes the damaging effects of free-radicals. It has anti-fungal and anti-microbial properties and absorbs harmful UV rays.
Full Ingredients List
Aqua, Propylene Glycol, Betaine, Pentylene Glycol, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Trihydroxystearin, Sodium Hyaluronate, Glucomannan, Xanthan Gum, Aloe barbadensis Leaf Juice Powder, Glycerin, Chlorella Vulgaris powder, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Lecithin, Theobroma cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Ascophyllum Nodosum Extract, Xanthan Gum, Tocopherol, Benzyl Alcohol,Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Glyceryl Caprylate, Glyceryl Undecylenate, Sodium Phytate, Lonicera Caprifolium Extract, Biosaccharide Gum-1, Lonicera Japonica Extract, Sodium Levulinate, Sodium Anisate, Mica, Cocoyl Proline, Litsea Cubeba Fruit Oil.
I found the eye rescue serum to be very hydrating but also very light on the skin, one thing I look for in eye creams/serums is something I can wear under makeup without it making my under eye area crease or pill. This felt silky and cooling under the eye and my makeup went on seamlessly over it. I also found it made a real difference to the appearance of my fine lines under my eyes it’s now firmly part of my morning and evening routine!20% Vit C Serum with Hyaluronic Acid
Vitamin C is a key skincare product for brightening the skin and improving texture and the appearance of scarring. I have tried a fair few and will say I have found them to be quite drying on my skin which I why I was intrigued by the inclusion of Hyaluronic Acid in this formula. My skin loves hyaluronic acid so I had high hopes for this:
STAY-C® 50: A powerful in-vivo anti-oxidant and free radical scavenger. It works for a better looking skin tone and reduces the appearance of skin blemishes and acne.
Hyaluronic Acid: Revitalises the skin’s outer surface layers, so they look and feel softer, smoother and radiantly hydrated.
Superox-C™: A visible wrinkle reduction and skin luminosity booster. Energises dull looking skin, improves the skin radiance & luminosity, induces skin brightening, reduces the appearance of skin redness, improves overall skin tone evenness, and reduces the appearance of wrinkles. Extracts from Kakadu plum, the world’s highest source of Vitamin C for the basis of this amazing ingredient.