I am a sucker for watching Instagram stories of beauty routines; it is shocking how much time I spend watching other people’s routines for new products and advice to road test for ele. So when a blogger posted that the SkinCeuticals Phyto Corrective Gel made your skin feel ‘how skin is supposed to feel’ I knew I had to try it for you guys!
This gel claims to ‘minimise congestion, hydrate, brighten and soothe all skin types’. I was hoping that it would replace a redness-reducing moisturiser in my daily routine as I felt I was putting too much on my skin in the mornings. The bonus of the gel is that the mulberry extract claims to reduce acne scars, something I desperately want.
I’ve been using this product day and night for around six weeks, I typically use two drops and pat it onto my skin. I’ve noticed a significant reduction in redness, particularly around my acne scarring. When used with Ultra Violette’s Queen Screen, there is also a noticeable decrease in pigmentation under my eyes.
Being able to remove a heavier product from my morning routine and replace it with this very light gel has also assisted with congestion of my skin. Breakouts have decreased, and while my oily skin is always a little congested, this gel is helping to get it under control.
There are two active ingredients within the Phyto Corrective Gel that I hadn’t used on my skin previously, olive leaf extract and mulberry extract, both powerful antioxidants.
I was surprised and delighted to see that Mulberry extract could have such a pronounced impact on my pigmentation, typically I’ve only seen results like this when using hydroquinone treatments. Mulberry extract contains an antioxidant called resveratrol, which is linked to salicylic acid, an acid we use to help clear pores and reduce acne. Resveratrol is also the ingredient in red wine that lets people write articles on why red wine helps fight the signs of aging. There also seem to be a range of benefits to Mulberry extract so we will likely see it popping up in a few other cosmetic products provided it isn’t cost-prohibitive.
On the topic of cost, this gel runs about $100AUD/bottle. Based on my current usage, I would say a bottle will last me around six months, which is far longer than most other products do. If you can spare the cost upfront, then I think the SkinCeuticals Phyto Corrective Gel is a no-brainer for those people struggling with acne scarring and pigmentation.