Sunday 1 March 2020

S5 Skincare Review: The Ultimate Organic Skincare for Stressed Skin

Skincare is something which I love. I am always looking to discover and try out new products as part of my daily skincare routine and swap things around, to keep it interesting and importantly, skin supporting for whichever season we're in, as well as cared for in the right way for my skin type. If you have been a reader of Coconut Couture for a while now, then I'm certain you'll have seen me write about S5 Skincare before. One of my favourite skincare brands and the makers of intelligent organic skincare products that are purpose built for stressed skin, I have found their range to be not only highly effective, but very gentle too. So if you are currently looking to spruce up your skincare or just so fancy to treat yo' self, read on for all the details you need to hear about s5 Skincare and a selection of their products.

A Bit About S5 Skincare: The Science Behind The Brand
S5 Skincare was initially launched in 2012 by Laura Rudoe and was re-launched in 2018. All of their products are made with love and care. Small batch production from their Hertfordshire studio is how their wonderful products are created. Laura's vision with S5 Skincare was to transform people's skin and improve lives. Having beautiful skin can really give you a boost in confidence. S5 is designed to solve skin issues. Years of Laura's research has gone into finding the perfect bioactive ingredients that naturally occur, to add to the S5 Skincare products. Many are from some of the harshest environments in the world and the skincare benefits from such highly potent ingredients is unparalleled.

Extreme Protection Complex
Their Extreme Protection Complex is a combination of 3 different actives which together work to defend the skin from the effects of modern living. It can be found in their 3 moisturisers: Restore Cream, Serenity Cream and Balance Fluid. I'm going to be talking about some of these but I wanted to include the details of these 3 active ingredients here initially as there's so much that they do for the skin. True hero ingredients.

Desert Glycoprotines

A patented amino acid produced by a unique bacteria found in the Wadi desert, these amino acids provide powerful skin protection against pollution, radiation, temperature, chemical stress and skin ageing. They work to prevent free radical and pollution damage from occurring by creating a protective layer around each cell, stabilising and improving cellular function and reducing oxidative stress. They are clinically proven to reduce pollution skin damage by 34%, and prevent DNA and collagen damage caused by pollution, repair the skin barrier and soothe the skin comparably to hydrocortisone without any side effects. They also have impressive anti ageing and hydration benefits, reducing wrinkle depth by 23%, boosting elasticity by 82%, scaling by 76%, skin roughness by 86% and doubling hydration.

Wild Indigo

This native Indian herb is a skincare powerhouse, as it helps to prevent prolonged skin stress from causing premature ageing.

Golden Seaweed

An ingredient high in alpha lipoic acid, it's a skincare dream as it reinforces the skin's barrier.

Balance Fluid
I'm going to start off by talking about a duo that is perfect for anyone who has blemish prone or oily / sensitive skin. The Balance Fluid by S5 Skincare is a light, anti-ageing fluid designed to balance and protect oily or combination, reactive skin. It does this through the powerful ingredients which it includes. This is also one of the products that includes the Extreme Protection Complex.

Alpine Epilobium: reduces oil production. As pores will no longer over produce oils if this is used consistently it also reduces pore size.

Hyaluronic Acid: hydrates, smoothes, plumps up the skin. A skincare ingredient that has become very popular over the last couple of years.

For maximum effectiveness, you can use your prescribed S5 Serum underneath it. Which brings me to...

Purity Serum
This is a product that I love. I use it every evening and during the day sometimes as well. The Purity Serum is a powerhouse of anti-blemish, bioactive ingredients which cleanse the skin to prevent harmful, blemish causing bacteria to cause any issues. It is a targeted blemish control serum designed for skin prone to blemishes and open pores. Breakouts happen but they don't need to be happening all that often if you really cleanse and nourish your skin with products which actually tackle the main cause of them. The Purity Serum includes:-

Rainforest Copaiba, Andiroba and Acai to reduce the appearance of blemishes and balance oil.

Alpine Epilobium which balances oil production and reduces the appearance of pores.

Willow Bark which clarifies congested pores and boosts exfoliation.

This product has a natural, herbal aroma and you can tell it's going to do your skin good! If you're having a breakout, this is a fab product as it prevents further blemishes from making an appearance. It is also very effective at preventing a breakout in the first place, when used consistently. 

You can connect and stay up to date with S5 Skincare on their social media platforms of Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

Serenity Cream

The Serenity Cream is a great anti-redness cream (£46.00) and is also anti-ageing and good for hydrating and calming sensitive skin which is prone to redness. It has some incredible natural extracts in it including:

Prickly Pear Cactus Extract: soothes, hydrates and firms.

Extreme Protection Complex: defends against pollution and stress-related ageing.

Low Molecular Weight Hyaluronic Acid: hydrates, soothes and plumps up the appearance of wrinkles.

It's a skincare dream and is perfect for smoothing out the skin and making it not only look beautiful but feel good as well. Perfection! It is easily absorbed and again it has a delicate natural fragrance which is really lovely. Welcome to your new favourite moisturiser!

Renew Serum

For those who have skin which is ageing, accelerated by stress and / or prone to fine lines, the Renew range from S5 Skincare is completely pioneering and truly amazing! I was sent their Renew Serum and Eye Cream. The serum is great for use under your moisturiser and improves the appearance of fine lines, as well as boosting the skin's luminosity and firming the skin too.
It includes Antarctic Glycoproteins which support collagen production. Wild indigo boosts luminosity (consider it a highlighter for your skincare routine but this time the glow is all natural and from within), and hyaluronic acid, a fantastic hydrating agent.

Shop the Renew Serum online £64.00

Skincare designed for stressed skin.

Renew Eye Cream

The Renew Eye Cream is a powerhouse of natural goodness, formulated to support the delicate skin around the eyes. It is suitable for all skin types so no matter what you skin concerns are, this product is going to support your complexion and help you to look positively radiant!
This is a 3-in-1 solution that targets fine lines, dark circles and puffiness. I personally love to use an eye cream or formula as it always makes your skin smoother and luminous. It also banishes fine lines and slows down the ageing process as the skin is ultimately being kept hydrated, and dehydrated skin is far more prone to ageing and all the visible signs of this process, in comparison to skin which is well nourished both from the inside out (healthy diet) and outside in (effective skincare routine).

It includes the hero ingredients of:-

Pffafia / Marapuma /White Lily: reduce the appearance of dark circles and improve puffiness.

Antarctic Glycoproteins: reduce the appearance of wrinkles and support collagen production.

Low Molecular Weight Hyaluronic Acid: hydrates, soothes and plumps up the appearance of wrinkles.

Shop the Renew Eye Cream online on S5 Skincare's website £42.00 
So there you have my review of S5 Skincare. A truly wonderful and highly intelligent skincare brand which use ingredients you won't find in any other products out there on the skincare market. I'm so impressed with all of the products that I have so far tried from their range and I'll be continuing to use these as the benefits which I have personally seen from using S5 Skincare over the last year have been fantastic, I'd never go back to a skincare routine without them! Which of these products are you most intrigued to try and which do you think would most suit your skin type too? Be sure to let me know on Instagram. Wishing you a year of good skincare and a beautiful complexion! Love, Bilgi x 

This post contains PR samples from S5 Skincare. All views are honest and my own.

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