Mesoforce Hydra Revitalizing Cream will have your face thanking you

Mesoforce from the Vie Collection

Mesoforce from the Vie Collection

There’s no doubt that winter is here and there’s no doubt that our skin needs extra hydration and moisturizing. MESOFORCE HYDRA REVITALIZING CREAM from the Vie Collection of Phytomer was sent in the fall but it wasn’t fully appreciated until winter began. Vie Collection products are a special line from Phytomer. According to Vie, Mesoforce “takes its inspiration from mesotherapy to revitalize the skin.” Using this cream is a great solution since mesotherapy involves injections of pharmaceutical and homeopathic medications into subcutaneous fat. (source Wikipedia). Since I’m not interested in injections I prefer using this cream instead.

Mesoforce Hydra Revitalizing Cream

Mesoforce Hydra Revitalizing Cream

The benefit of Mesoforce Hydra Revitalizing Cream is that it’s great for the first signs of aging as well as for those of us past those first signs but want some revitalization of our skin.

Features / Benefits:
• Protects skin from cell damage.
• Balances skin tone.
• Reduces the look of fine lines and wrinkles.
• Diminishes skin sag.
• Illuminates skin.

ingredient list

ingredient list

Mesoforce contains a cocktail of vitamins and antioxidants. It’s a thick cream yet it sinks into skin quickly. It’s recommended for use day and night though I tend to use it just at night. They say that within a month you’ll find that your fine lines will have visibly faded. I’m not sure if they’ve faded but there is a nice effect from the cream.

Mesoforce

Mesoforce

This hydrating moisturizer does have a fragrance to it but it’s one I can tolerate. I think of all the good ingredients in it (like hyaluronic acid, shea butter, olive and jojoba oil) and allow those to plump and illuminate my skin.

This isn’t inexpensive but it’s a very big jar at 1.6 oz and will last a long time. At stores like Dermstore it’s $153 but I just found it online at DermAvenue on sale for $107 (this isn’t necessarily an endorsement of DermAvenue since I’ve never shopped there).

Your skin needs some pampering and this is a product that will do just that for you.– Marcia

*sent for editorial consideration

 

 

Fabulously hydrated skin with Hada Labo Tokyo

Hada Labo Tokyo

Hada Labo Tokyo

I’m excited about sharing the brand Hada Labo Tokyo with you. I’d heard about it, all raves I might add, but didn’t really know much about. It was sent for review and I was attracted to the pretty springlike packaging of cherry blossoms. Then I sniffed (since I always do that) and didn’t find a fragrance. That made me very happy. Even though I’m not as sensitive to fragrance as I used to be, I much prefer fragrance free products. Being fragrance free isn’t enough though for a good review, the products have to prove themselves.

Hada Labo Tokyo is the first Japanese skincare company to launch products at the mass merchandising level. It’s an extremely popular brand in Japan that’s been in business since 2004. One of their mottos is “Perfect and Simple”.  I agree. They’ve eliminated all unnecessary ingredients and additives. The line is free of mineral oil, parabens, fragrance and dyes. What it’s not free of is goodness and effectiveness.

Hada Labo Tokyo’s Anti-Aging Hydrator and Skin Plumping Gel are amazing. I want to shout from the rooftops that you need to try this affordable brand that is loaded with incredible ingredients. I am totally sold on this brand. I cannot get enough of the Anti-Aging Hydrator especially. Just ask my friends since I talk about it all the time.

Hada Labo Tokyo Anti-Aging Hydrator

Hada Labo Tokyo Anti-Aging Hydrator

 

Anti-Aging Hydrator ingredients

Anti-Aging Hydrator ingredients

The Anti-Aging Hydrator ($17.99) is called a moisturizer but I consider it to be a serum or pre-moisturizer. It’s very lightweight and nicely moisturizing. It has a very liquidy formula so it doesn’t appear to be moisturizing but I promise that it is. I enjoy letting it sink into my skin as I start my day’s beauty routine.  I feel like it’s giving my skin a long drink of water while working to reduce fine lines. It contains Retinol Complex and Collagen so it’s working on the firmness of my skin. On the few days I don’t wear makeup, I still use this as soon as my face is washed. Even though the directions don’t say so I read on Musings of a Muse that you should actually put this hydrator in the palm of your hands and then press it into your skin. It feels stickier when I do that but it doesn’t seem to make my face sticky. What I never do is use a cotton pad with it – why waste this preciousness when your hands do the best job? The only criticism I can think of is that I sometimes get too much out of the packaging but I just slather it on my neck and chest when I do.

Hada Labo Tokyo Anti-Aging Hydrator

Hada Labo Tokyo Anti-Aging Hydrator

Hada Labo Tokyo Anti-Aging Hydrator swatch

Hada Labo Tokyo Anti-Aging Hydrator swatch

Hada Labo Tokyo makes 5 products that are sold at Ulta and drugstore.com. They say that the Replenishing Hydrator, which is a similar product, is sold every 2 seconds in Japan. I believe it. Both products have hyaluronic acid which my skin thanks me for using. The Anti-Aging Hydrator though is perfect for my skin’s texture and I will gladly buy this when I run out.

Hada Labo Tokyo Skin Plumping Gel Cream

Hada Labo Tokyo Skin Plumping Gel Cream

Hada Labo Tokyo Skin Plumping Gel Cream

Hada Labo Tokyo Skin Plumping Gel Cream

The second product I have is the Skin Plumping Gel Cream which is more of a true moisturizer than I consider the hydrator to be. It’s in a jar and it looks more gel-like than it feels. It’s not slippery and slidey on my skin (I think I just made up the word slidey!). These two products work wonderfully together but I’m going to save the Skin Plumping Gel now for warmer weather. I used it for at least a month but once it got super cold with bitter winds I knew I needed something that was heavier. The Skin Plumping Gel Cream is a lightweight moisturizer but still a powerhouse. It’s the product with the highest percentage of Hyaluronic Acid in the entire Hada Labo line. Most of us are used to a cream as a moisturizer so when you first try this out you might be concerned about its ability to plump and dehydrate. Don’t be afraid. This moisturizer is going to meet your needs especially if you combine it with one of the Hydrators. To top it off it’s only $24.99 and you can use coupons on it. Ulta often has 20% off coupons that don’t include prestige so they’d work for Hada Labo.

Hada Labo Tokyo Skin Plumping Gel Cream texture

Hada Labo Tokyo Skin Plumping Gel Cream texture

Hada Labo Tokyo Skin Plumping Gel Cream ingredients

Hada Labo Tokyo Skin Plumping Gel Cream ingredients

I look forward to applying the Anti-Aging Hydrator every morning. I don’t want to switch it out for any other brand I need to test. This is product that I plan to keep on using. The Skin Plumping Gel Cream gives me another reason to wish this brutal winter would hurry on by; I want to get back to using that too. These products are loaded with hydration, gentleness and protection. I give these an A+ on their report card.

Have you ever tried any of the line? I’m anxious now to try out the other products. — Marcia

*sent by PR for possible review

Key Ingredients of Hada Labo Anti-Aging Hydrator

  • Super Hyaluronic Acid (SHA): Proprietary combination of 3 types of Hyaluronic Acid. Powerful hydrator and plumper that provides multi-layer long lasting moisture to restore and strengthen skin’s natural hydrating levels.
  • Retinol Complex: Stimulates elastin and collagen production to perfect the skin’s appearance and help reverse the effects of aging.
  • Beta Carotene: Reduces skin irritation and increases cell turnover, a supplement to the Retinol complex.
  • Collagen: Improves skin texture and reduces the look of fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Collaplus G: A proprietary soy peptide to help promote skin renewal.

Key Ingredients of Hada Labo Skin Plumping Gel

  • Super Hyaluronic Acid (SHA): Proprietary combination of 3 types of Hyaluronic Acid. Powerful hydrator and plumper that provides multi-layer, long lasting moisture to restore and strengthen skin’s natural hydrating levels.
  • Collagen: Helps improve skin texture and reduces the look of fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Arginine: An essential amino acid that helps protect and regenerate the skin.
  • Ceramide: Helps strengthen the skin’s protective barrier.