Friday, October 23, 2020

Isa Knox | Age Focus Prime Double Effect Essence: Review

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Isa Knox | Age Focus Prime Double Effect Essence: Review
Another luxury branch of The Face Shop family, Isa Knox is a Korean skincare brand known for its innovative anti-aging solutions. With a name inspired by the iconic American contemporary dancer Isadora Duncan and the goddess of night in Roman mythology, Isa Knox targets key signs of aging such as wrinkles, dark spots, loss of elasticity, dryness, and enlarged pores. The brand's Age Focus Prime range offers a full line-up of anti-aging products and today I wanted to share with you the Age Focus Prime Double Effect Essence (C$65 for 160 ml), formulated with potent pro-retinol, Phyto-DNA, and ornithine amino acid. To read all about it, click......
Isa Knox | Age Focus Prime Double Effect Essence
Housed in a tall plastic bottle with a small flat opening, the Isa Knox Age Focus Prime Double Effect is a hydrating essence that also preps the skin for the absorption of other skincare products. Formulated with anti-aging Prime Pro-Retinol (a gentle retinol precursor that's safe for both night and day use), supportive plant-derived DNA, and firming amino acid ornithine, the Age Focus Prime Double Effect Essence has a lightweight, slightly viscous liquid formulation that spreads nicely over the entire face without leaving behind any noticeable residue. Also formulated with yeast and bacteria ferment extract, turmeric root, carrot extract, vitamin B5, vitamin C, and vitamin E, the essence has a very subtle and refreshing fragrance.
Isa Knox | Age Focus Prime Double Effect Essence
I appreciate that the formulation doesn't contain any drying alcohol and the relatively light use of silicones. The Age Focus Prime Double Effect Essence feels super pleasant and hydrating and it doesn't add any weight or texture to the skin so you can layer generously with serums and cream. It definitely makes the skin feel smoother and softer, and it's not at all drying or sensitizing. If you are looking for a gentle starter retinol product, this is definitely a good start. Additionally, given how a little goes a long way, the 160 ml bottle will last you quite a long time, making it a good investment for the price! 

Ingredients: Water/Eau, Dipropylene Glycol, Glycereth-26, Glycerin, 1, 2-Hexanediol, Butylene Glycol, Panthenol, Beta-Carotene, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Lactobacillus/Soybean Ferment Extract, Saccharomyces/Potato Extract Ferment Filtrate, Lactobacillus Ferment, Saccharomyces/Barley Seed Ferment Filtrate, Xyutylglucoside, Xylitol, Anhydroxylitol, Curcuma Longa (Turmeric) Root Extract, Caucus Carota Sative (Carrot) Root Extract, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Daucus Carota Sative (Carrot) Seed Oil, Tocopherol, Algin, Glucose, Ornithine, Adenosine, Glycine, Phospholipids, Glycolipids, Sodium Lactate, Levulunic Acid, P-Anisic Acid, DNA, Acetyl Hexapeptide-8, Copper Tripeptide-1, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1 Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Sodium Hydroxide, Propanediol, Triethyl-Hexanoin, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Caprylyl Glycol, Lauryl Dimethicone/Polyglycerin-3 Crosspolymer, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Trisodium Edta, Ethylhexylglycerin, Carbomer, Polyquaternium-51, Polysorbate 20, Peg-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Phenyl, Trimethicone, Peg-14m, Bis-peg-18 Methyl Ether Dimethyl Silane, Acrylates/c-10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Tromethamine, Citronellol, Limonene, Aniol, Unalool, Parfum/fragrance.

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