Image Skincare was founded in 2003 by Janna Ronert. She was a personal sufferer of Roscea (Redness). Her husband is a plastic surgeon and together they trialled all different kinds of ingredients to treat this particular issue before they discovered The Image Skincare Product Line.
It is a cosmeceutical product range which means its ingredients penetrate into the deeper, living layers of the skin. The product range treats down as far as the fifth layer of the epidermis.
It is now the fastest growing cosmeceutical skincare range in the world. They pride themselves on each and every product being clinically trialled and tested and none of their products are tested on animals. None of the products contain nasty paraben chemicals and they also use soy based ink on their packaging which naturally disintegrates so it is better for the environment.
Image Skincare is very much a results driven brand. All of their product ranges contain very active ingredients that change the skin in a very fast acting manner. Each product range has a beautiful distinctive smell which is also very appealing. I was first introduced to Image Skincare back in November when I was sent on the first stage of a training course for the Brand with my job. From then on in I have been using some of products from the different ranges and have noticed a significant difference in my overall skin health.
The Brand promote a “Skin Diet” approach to their product line. As it is an over the counter range, the brand encourages you to use a couple of different products from each range and follow a daily and nightly routine. I decided to purchase five products from different ranges in the skincare line. Each range contains individual ingredients to target different skin concerns. For example, they would recommend a cleanser from one particular Image range and a serum and night and day cream from another Image range because each range helps to improve different skin issues and in most cases, people have numerous skin concerns. Below I have prepared a detailed description of the products I have been using since November just to give a small insight into the different product ranges and their ingredients.
the max stem cell range – stem cell facial cleanser
This cleanser is suitable for all skin types and is also gentle enough to be used by sensitive skin sufferers. It it sulphate and acid free and this product also promotes to balance the pH levels of the skin and helps to prolong the life span of skin cells. Some main ingredients found in The Max Range of skincare products include; Argireline which inhibits muscle contraction, it is an ingredient that is found in Botox Solutions. Plant Derived Stem Cells are found in this particular line of Image products, this ingredient extends the skin cell life span which slows down the ageing process when used continuously. This particular cleanser contains Oat Kernels which helps to sooth skin and also acts as an anti-inflammatory to reduce redness. I find this particular cleanser to be a mixture between gel and cream and of medium consistency which slightly foams when applied to wet skin. It rips through make up and has a beautiful fruity smell. I normally use a 20 cent coin sized amount for my first cleanse at night and a pea sized amount for my second cleanse to ensure there is no make-up left on the skin. It doesn’t leave my skin feeling tight as some cleansing products in the past and my skin feels thoroughly cleansed and fresh after each use in the evening.
The ageless range – ageless total repair cream
This is an exfoliating over night cream which targets the skins surface layers and improves skin texture and tone. It has a 20% blend of Glycolic and Retinol (Vitamin A) which contains anti-ageing properties. It also contains Hyaluronic Acid which binds 1000 times its weight in water to retain moisture and hydrate the skin. It also contains Vitamin D which helps to boost collagen levels in the skin. I find this product provides really really fast results. In the morning my skin feels firmer and has a beautiful glow without effecting the oily areas on my face. It resurfaces, repairs and hydrates but in my opinion is not a suitable product for very sensitive skins because of its strong menthol smell. When applied to the skin, you feel the product tingle almost immediately so I would air on the side of caution if you suffer with sensitivity because it may make your skin feel hot. I would also recommend to only apply a very thin layer over the skin at night before going to sleep. A little goes a long way with this little pot of magic!
The vital c range – vital c Hydrating anti ageing serum
This Vitamin C based Serum soothes damaged, dehydrated, oily/acne and sensitive skins. Vitamin A and E act as anti oxidants to fight environmental free radicals. I love the healthy youthful glow this product gives. It has the most amazing citric fragrance which is like a pick me up for the skin. The smell alone when applied in the mornings wakes me up. The product absorbs into the skin very quickly however this may be a little bit too rich for oily or acne prone skins in my opinion.
The ageless range – ageless total resurfacing masque
This is a dual action masque which contains a grit and and acid to ex-foliate and totally resurface the skin. The grit ex-foliates and the acid penetrates deep into the skin to draw out embedded blemishes. It is ideal for ageing, oily/acne prone and high pigmented skins. It contains a 17% blend of Glycolic, Lactic and Salicylic Acids. Salicylic Acid is a BHA Exfoliator that benefits acne prone skins because it cuts through oil and dries out blemishes. You apply a thin layer to the skin with wet hands and massage into the skin using circular motions, leave on the skin for 15 minutes and rinse away with water. It can also be used as a “power cleansing product” to remove heavy make-up and tan when mixed in with your usual cleanser. It can also be used to target treat areas of concern such as nasty spots. Apply directly onto the area and work into the skin to resurface and improve healing time. It is excellent for blackheads!! If you are using this product, particularly in the summertime, it is vital an SPF is used to protect the resurfaced skin. In my opinion for more combination/oily/acne prone skins, expect a “skin downtime” of breakouts for about a week after using the product especially the first couple of times. Blemishes that are embedded deep down in the skin will surface after using this product. If anything is lurking beneath it will most certainly rear its ugly head!! But in time this product leaves the skin totally clear and any rough or uneven texture will be greatly improved.
The prevention+ SPF range – DAILY matte MOISTURISER oil free
I have been using The Prevention+ Daily Matte Moisturiser which is completely oil free so it doesn’t effect any oily areas. It has an SPF of 32 also. This product is idea for oily or acne prone skins because it mops up any natural oil on the skins surface and leaves a lovely matte and shine free finish. I love this daily moisturiser because my make-up has been sitting so well since beginning to use it. It is an excellent primer for the T-Zone! Is contains a broad spectrum UVA and UVB sun protection. It smells incredible!!