I’ll be honest: My acne scars are a real problem. I have very fair — and sensitive — skin, so when I break out, the mark can linger for months. No matter how diligently I apply products to fade the dark spots, the healing process takes a long time. And my extra dry complexion doesn’t help matters much. In fact, these marks are the main deterrent to me going makeup-free.
About a month ago, I started working the new Skin Inc Serum-Infused Night Oil ($65) — which launches today — into my routine, hoping that it would help with hyperpigmentation and hydration. It works overnight, when my skin is in recovery mode, so I wake up looking noticeably brighter and even in tone. You can only imagine how obsessed I am.
The dual-layer formulation of the night oil helps accelerate healing because it enables the product to work its way beyond the surface and penetrate deeper than a face cream. This treatment has a slightly thicker feel than most skin oils, but it still manages to glide onto skin and absorb easily, so you don’t have to worry about a stained pillowcase. The second I applied it, I noticed that the usual tight, uncomfortable dry feeling of my skin instantly vanished as a light veil of moisture washed over my face.
I’m not a fan of overpowering scents in skincare, but the combination of lavender, Japanese yuzu seed, and olive oil in this blend leaves behind a light, herby fragrance that’s subtle and calming. Beyond the scent, the product is packed with vitamins A, B12, and C and amino acids to help balance out moisture levels and add a glow from the inside out. My personal hero ingredient in the formula, though, is the vitamin E, which gently breaks up dark spots to get my uneven complexion in check. After applying this religiously, I’ve noticed that my lingering pigmentation fades faster than usual and my extra dry, winter skin feels comfortably hydrated. Hallelujah!
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