I’ve been a huge believer in the power of massage therapy for about a decade now, and I’m still going to Body Tech Therapeutic Massage in Edmonton – where I started. A huge part of that are the amazing skills of owner Janna Purdy. I also love that she is a kindred spirit who is passionate about products that nourish health and wellness!
The products I tried are all from DECIEM – a rising beauty brand that focuses on products that aren’t used to cover blemishes, but rather transform your skin at all levels. I tried the following 3 products for 3 weeks – here’s what I thought!
This is a dietary supplement (2 teaspoons to concentrate to be taken daily) to support healthy skin. Here’s what the company says about it:
The Phyto-Collagen Molecule is a concentrated beauty supplement with Hydrolysed Collagen, Wild Phytoplankton, L-Glutathione and our Hyaluronic Acid matrix to supplement your own collagen and support new collagen formation to keep you looking youthful from within. (Fountain.co website)
I was really excited to see that there was no weird stuff on the ingredients list. It was recommended to me to take 2 teaspoons in the morning before eating anything (which admittedly I skipped a few days because I forgot). However I think it definitely still contributed to the overall clearing and smoothing of my skin.
Hyaluronic Acid is one of the key “natural beauty” ingredients that I’ve learned about (first from Gillian Deacon’s There’s Lead in Your Lipstick) that can really make a difference for your skin, so it’s not a coincidence that it’s an ingredient in this supplement, and also the focus of the next product.
Hylamide Booster – Low-Molecular HA ($20CAD)
This is a “hyper-strength rehydration serum with 5 forms of hyaluronic compounds with varying molecular weights to target visible skin rehydration at multiple levels.”
Phew! That’s intense! It really is designed to target multiple layers of your skin, not just the surface – cool, right?
I used this in the morning and at night before bed, along with the C25 below. I loved the way it made my face feel – so silky and smooth!
Ingredients: aqua (water), hydrolyzed yeast extract, sodium hyaluronate crosspolymer, pentylene glycol, tamarindus indica seed gum, hydrolyzed sodium hyaluronate, tremella fuciformis sporocarp extract, sodium hyaluronate, trisodium ethylenediamine disuccinate, ahnfeltia concinna extract, polyacrylate crosspolymer-6, polyglucuronic acid, ppg-26-buteth-26, peg-40 hydrogenated castor oil, betaine, cetyl hydroxyethylcellulose, ethylhexylglycerin, glycerin, potassium sorbate, hexylene glycol, sodium benzoate, lecithin, caprylyl glycol, chlorphenesin, phenoxyethanol.
Hylamide Booster – C25 ($38CAD)
This serum is a “concentrated and completely stable 25% Vitamin C booster offers a fast-tracked approach to a visibly radiant, healthy skin tone.”
Ingredients: ethoxydiglycol, ethyl ascorbic acid, hydroxyphenoxy propionic acid, phenylethyl resorcinol.
I can’t say whether I liked this one better than the Low-Molecular HA because I used them together over the 3 weeks, but the first time I tried it just by itself, my skin tone was more glowy within a few minutes. Pretty immediate results! It definitely affected the silky smooth feeling on my skin after application – luxurious!
So how did these 3 products work for me? They definitely helped to reduce the breakouts of juicy zits that were popping up (why in my mid-30s do I still get these ridiculous zits??), and to reduce red spots. I noticed more clarity in my skin tone as well. And most of all, my skin felt really silky and smooth, whereas I typically go through cycles of rough patches (likely connected to the eczema issues I deal with on a chronic basis).
So – if you’re an Edmonton local, definitely check out Body Tech Therapeutic Massage (they always have testers available so you can try them out), and ask about whether these products would work for you. And while you’re there, book a massage – you will not regret it! 🙂
What DECIEM skincare product do you want to try?
(Disclosure: I received testers of these 3 products to facilitate this review. No other compensation was received. All opinions are my own.)