Ignae: Skincare Range from the Azores

Raquel Mendes was so kind as to review our Eye Complex, Night Complex and Day Complex. We loved her in-depth review of our products and the display of knowledge about cosmetic ingredients. If you still don't know her, you have to start following her...

"Regarding the Peptides & Lactobionic Acid Day Complex*, I was quite taken by the texture - which is super creamy and soufflé-like but in a very light and non-greasy way. It definitely nourishes my skin to no end but It doesn’t make my skin “sweat” (which sometimes happens with heavier formulas and is not good for acne).

It keeps my skin balanced and in check and my moisture levels up! Yet it doesn’t make my skin oily - so it’s perfect! I did not get the chance to test it in the London harsh winter weather of Dec-Jan but it certainly did lovely in Feb-Mar. And it’s still working for me in the Spring. But I do suspect it’ll be a little too much for actual Summer, specially in Portugal.

It is formulated with a bunch of amazing and hydrating ingredients, such as panthenol, hyaluronic acid, aloe juice and the basic glycerin and its base is thermal water! The lactobionic acid is way up the list, which is good! It is a PHA (poly hydroxy acid), an alternative to glycolactic and lactic acid (both AHAs) and it tends to be gentler though, according to some studies, has the same effect. Disclaimer though, I'm not an expert in ingredients, so do correct me if I'm wrong!! 
AND it also contains some hydrolized proteins that are known to boost radiance and glow in your skin. 
Also has camellia oil, olive oil and shea butter (I was worried, acne-wise, about the latter two but they did not break me out - both are way down the list and shea butter is not always comedogenic, depends on purity and filtering process and such; for example my lovely blue cocoon is shea butter based and my skin LOVES it).

The Peptides & Stem Cells Night Complex* is actually quite similar in terms of texture, I’d say maybe slightly heavier (but just a smidge). 
Again, very comforting and creamy (which I love) but not in a greasy way."

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