Japanese skincare to rejuvenate your skin.

You’ll be pleased to know that DHC – A Japanese brand established in the 80’s- has just launched a new skincare range. Loved by many Japanese bloggers for great reasons. Quality and price!

The Resveratrol range embraces the power of grapes! It uses a highly potent antioxidant found in the skin of red grapes. It improves elasticity, supports the skins natural moisture barrier and protects against environmental damage. To top it all it’s even kind for very sensitive skin.

3 Step skincare system

The Resveratrol range comes in 3 steps. For maximum results use all 3.

  1. Resveratrol Lotion (£43) is an ultra-hydrating toner which makes skin smoother and more resilient.
  2. Resveratrol Essence (£43) is a deeply hydrating super booster, which reduces the appearance of fine lines.
  3. Resveratrol Cream (£43) is an intensive, age-ageing moisturiser with a thick, luxurious texture.

My experience:

I enjoyed using the Lotion or as I’d call it toner in my routine. Despite divided voices to the actual benefits of a toner, I can always tell the difference to my skin when I’m using a one. It soothes my skin and helps following products absorb better. I learned recently a small trick. Apply the toner then blot the residue with a tissue to avoid skin dehydration.

The Essence serum has a runny but not water like texture. I like these “in between” textures the most as I expect my serum to absorb instantly. I used one, maybe a maximum of two pumps as this was enough to blend it all over my face and neck. At first I thought it left a little sticky residue after it dried out on my skin and I was worried it would bother me. This sticky feeling often disappeared though before I had a chance to apply my moisturiser.

Finally there’s the Resveratrol Cream. A rich in texture yet not greasy cream, which I enjoyed using as my night moisturiser. You can use it as a day moisturiser if you like, just remember to add sun protection on top as this moisturiser doesn’t have it. Lack of SPF protection is quite common in Japanese skincare. Japanese ladies take huge care of their skin and often use a very high factor sun protection, which comes separate to their moisturiser. When I used DHC Resveratrol cream in the day I’d use my Clarins UV Plus Anit-Polution on top.

The cream did a great job in hydrating and soothing my skin at night. It felt very comfortable, rich enough to create a comfortable layer of protection, without feeling greasy. It always melted into my skin beautifully. This product has quite a luxurious texture so I’d suggest you give it a try first if you have very oily skin. I found it absolutely perfect on my combination skin and I’m convinced you’ll love it too if you’re a dry skin type.

Who is it best for?

This range would be spot on if you’re looking for the first step in anti-ageing. High anti-oxidant content helps to keep your skin looking radiant and glowing. This range might be perfect if you’re looking for prevention or have started noticing some fine lines appearing. In this case you really want to power boost your skin with anti-oxidant heavy ingredients.

Before trying this range I’ve only used a couple of DHC products. I particularly liked the Powder Face Wash, which is one of my favourite cleansers to use with my Clarisonic. DHC has also a range of makeup. Something I’d love to give a try next so if you have had a chance to try it and have suggestions pop them in the comments below.

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