It’s time we got real about our skin. As much as we’d like to tell ourselves otherwise, once you’re past the age of 25, or if you’re in your 30s, the skincare you’ve been used to just doesn’t seem to work as well anymore. There’s constant vigilance involved, whether that’s incorporating more steps to your skincare routine, or going for an anti-ageing product that keeps saggy skin and fine lines, a reality with older skin, at bay for just a while longer.
Our recent discovery? This underrated Australian brand. Dr. LeWinn’s has the distinction of being the No.1 Australian Cosmeceutical skincare brand in Australian pharmacies, and is trusted for their powerful anti-ageing formulas, said to deliver real results no matter your life stage or concern.
Of their extensive range, two highly-praised products within the Line Smoothing Complex range deserve mention — namely, the Hyaluronic Acid Boosting Essence, a series of five potent ampoules, and the Triple-Action Defence Serum, a unique-looking serum containing millicapsules of highly-concentrated ingredients. Both these include Snap-8™, a super potent peptide consisting of 8 amino acids proven to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles. Ahead, we share more about these products, as well as our experience with it.
1. Line Smoothing Complex S8 Hyaluronic Acid Boosting Essence
HOW IT WORKS:
You might already be familiar with hyaluronic acid’s skincare properties, and it can, in fact, get better. The Hyaluronic Acid Boosting Essence from Dr. LeWinn’s is a potent but lightweight ampoule with highly-concentrated active ingredients — in particular, a highly-effective Hyaluronic Acid Tri-Complex that acts as a moisture magnet and “flash filler”, which penetrates the skin twice as fast compared to standard Hyaluronic Acid.
What this does is to immediately deliver a shot of hydration to the skin, leading to plumpness and visibly reduced lines and wrinkles. On top of that, it contains star ingredient 3% Munapsys, an advanced peptide that’s often considered a needle-free alternative to Botox®; as well as 3% Niacinamide, which helps with our skin’s moisture barrier and protecting it against environmental aggressors.
To be honest, I did feel a little intimidated at first since I was afraid of disrupting my current skincare regime. The thing that assured me were the ingredients — that Hyaluronic Acid was such a familiar one that my skin was already used to, while safe to pair with my other skincare products too. Plus, knowing that this one’s formulated to be even more potent than normal? That got me intrigued.
The product comes in a sleek box of five 3ml bottles, meant to minimise air exposure and preserve the integrity of the actives, which I appreciated. I had to dispense about 5 drops into the palm of my hand, before smoothening it over my face — I was then pleasantly surprised by the lightweight texture of the ampoule, which absorbed quickly into my skin. There was some tackiness for about 30 seconds after, which then disappears, and I noticed an immediate plumpness and hydration to my skin. This plumping effect did lessen the appearance of my fine lines too. If you’re looking for a good boost of active ingredients to supplement your regime, Dr. LeWinn’s has a safe and effective option right here.
2. Line Smoothing Complex S8 Triple-Action Defence Serum
how it works:
The most interesting detail about the Triple-Action Defence Serum? Those gold, lilac and white millicapsules suspended within the serum. Like the Boosting Essence, this treatment serum delivers on high concentrations of anti-ageing active ingredients so we get the best benefits per use.
Its formula consists of three types of millicapsules: a nourishing Caviar Extract within the gold capsules, an antioxidant-rich mix of Lipochroman-6® and regenerating Black Currant Oil within the lilac capsules, and moisturising Vitamin E within the white capsules. These are contained within a gel serum loaded with the Line Smoothing Complex range’s Snap-8™ active, in order to further reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles. Those antioxidants we mentioned are also responsible for defending against free radicals that often lead to premature ageing.
I love knowing that extra steps are taken to ensure my skincare is functioning at its best — and often, this means innovative technology and packaging that keep the active ingredients at their most effective. This Dr. LeWinn’s serum just does that, with millicapsules where the active ingredients are released only when dispensed from the clear tube. After a pump, I noticed how they come out already blended together, making it easy and intuitive to apply.
The texture is, of course, very lightweight and silky-smooth when applied, and I love how it instantly plumps my skin, making it feel soft and smooth. It feels refreshing too, and doesn’t weight the skin down at all. While it may take a longer while to see stubborn fine lines going away, I did notice that my skin, which sometimes gets dry and tight across the day, doesn’t feel so on days when I’m using the Triple-Action Defence Serum. This long-lasting hydration and firmness was most felt when combined with the Booster Essence, a combination that I’d recommend if you’re desiring more from your skincare.
Dr. LeWinn’s Line Smoothing Complex S8 Hyaluronic Acid Boosting Essence, $74.90 ; Line Smoothing Complex S8 Triple-Action Defence Serum, $74.90. Available at Watsons, Fairprice, Lazada, Shopee, and Amazon.