“ Brand: MD Skincare / Type: Face Lotion / Suitable for: Face / Skin type: for dry skin and for all types „
I used to work as a beauty therapist and have taken many training courses in a wide variety of skincare ranges but i have never found a product that does, for my skin, what this product does! I haven't used this product for over a year now and i can really tell. Normally i have combination skin and suffer regularly from outbreaks of spots and blackheads. After using this product for just 2 weeks i noticed a marked improvement in my skins' texture, appearance and complexion.
This light, water based lotion uses a Glycolic acid compound to provide daily skin renewal for amazingly healthy skin!It used to be called Facial Lotion but it is now known as Continuous Renewal Serum. This is one of the only products i have worked with that actually reverses the signs of aging and sun damage by continuously renewing (glycolic acid) the skins surface.
The best way for me to describe how this works is to tell you a little bit about how the skin is structured. Skin has 3 main layers to it; the subcutaneous layer (the deepest), the dermis and the epidermis. The epidermis has 5 layers in itself, the top layer or the skin you can feel and see is called the stratum corneum. When the stratum corneum is at its best it is 15 layers thick, the skin looks hydrated, fresh and young, however, as we age and our skin gets more dull looking, dehydrated and sometimes waxy looking and this is because we are not efficiently exfoliating these layers away and so the stratum corneum builds up to about 75 layers thick! The glycolic acid in this product works to dissolve the "glue" that holds these layers in place. By using MD Formulations Continuous Renewal Serum, the glycolic acid will allow the stratum corneum to shed these layers and reveal young, fresh skin. Don't worry your skin will not come away in chunks or sheets...it is a gradual process so you don't actually see the skin coming off but you do see the difference!
This product works best on combination or oily skin as the lotion is very light and doesn't feel like you have a heavy cream on which can sometimes make you feel worse. There is also a sensitive skin formula for sensitive skins that does exactly the same but a slower rate as so to not irritate the skin.
I strongly recommend this product to anyone! I have recently re-ordered this product and can't wait for it to arrive. My skin looks smoother, clearer and a rarely get outbreaks when i use this product....plus i have significantly reduced blackheads due to the continuous exfoliating process. It is still recommended that you use your usual exfoliant 2-3 times a week.
Before you all rush out and buy it let me tell you where to buy and how much you can expect to pay for it. There are many websites you can use to order this product but i tend to use salonskincare.co.uk as i find it is cheaper than most. You can expect to pay around £39 for a 60ml bottle normally but it is £35.10 on salonskincare.co.uk. This bottle will last you for around 3-4 months as you only need 3 drops each time you use it. You can also buy it from selected salons.
I just want to give you a little bit of advice if you are considering using this for the fist time. You need to "prep" your skin before you start to use this day and night. The way to do that is just to use this product ONCE a day for the first week. I used to recommend my customers use the glycolic cleanser in the morning and the renewal serum in the evening to really get your skin used to it. You put 3 drops into the palm of your hand, pat your hands together and gently press them onto your face taking care to avoid the eyes. You may feel a little tingling sensation, don't worry it just means it is working.
It is rare that a person suffers with a reaction to glycolic acid as our bodies do contain a small amount anyway. If you find that your skin looks very red or you have severe tingling or burning sensations you can do one of two things. The first thing i would recommend is to make sure that you are only using 3 drops and no more (it is tempting to use more but 3 drops is enough..trust me!) and to drop down to using it just once a day, if after a week you are still experiencing these effects you can switch to the sensitive formula.
You will also need to use a moisturiser in order to hydrate your skin and MD do recommend that you use a sunscreen in addition as your skin will not be as protected from the old layers of skin!
Overall, this lotion works to refine the surface of the skin and helps to diminish the visible signs of aging. It gently exfoliates to reveal a softer, smoother, younger-looking complexion, reduces the appearance of fine lines and minimizes pore clogging. This amazing product comes highly recommended by myself. I have tried many products but this is by far the champion of champions! If your budget can stretch to it, please, i urge you to invest in your skin.
Oh joy oh bliss, I have actually found an anti-ageing range that actually does what it says. MD Formulation contains Glycolic acid which is much more effectively than the more commonly used AHA's. Popular in the USA for years and recommended by dermotolgist and plastic surgeons MD Formulation is now available in the UK through beauty salons but it is quite difficult to find. You can also buy it over the Internet but most likely have to go to an American site. I have been using MD Formulation Lotion of sensative skin for the last couple of months and cannot believe the transformation of my skin. Fine lines have vanished and my skin is clearer, smoother and looks brighter. This all comes at a price though with a 100ml bottle costing £33.00 and with a range of other products costing between £25.00 - £80.00+ but as the product works so well you only need to use a small amount and one 100ml bottle lasts about 3 months. I would definatley recommend this to anyone who wants younger, clearer looking skin.