Collistar Pure Actives, the molecules of youthThe Pure Actives collection is a range of skin care products that contain active cosmetic ingredients in their purest form. You can choose which one suits your skins’ needs best. I tried Hyaluronic Acid, a mix of three different types of hyaluronic acid for maximum action. We know that this ingredient is worth its weight in gold for our skin: it has an enormous capacity to keep moisture locked in the skin tissue, it improves the skins’ elasticity and reinforces the skins’ barrier. Read: intensely hydrates, helps to reduce wrinkles and lifts the skin. This clear, viscous liquid comes in a 30 ml brown colored glass bottle with an easy-to-dose drop dispenser.
I apply it on my cleansed face and as expected it absorbs immediately. Yes, my skin is visibly hydrated and my fine lines are blurred. I like this a lot! I now use it twice a day under my day and night cream. I still need to nourish my skin, because hyaluronic acid only moisturizes. The lifting effect will take several more weeks before I can confirm that. Hyaluronic Acid can be combined with other the Pure Actives: Collagen (anti-wrinkle and firming), Omega 3+6 (nourishing and repairing), Glycolic Acid (brightening peeling).
I’ve tested these drops before, but Pure Actives Hyaluronic Acid Aquagel is new to me. The heavyweight glass bottle reveals an opaque gel with a subtle, fresh scent (it contains citrus and vanilla extract). I like its’ light and non-greasy texture, it immediately sinks in and my skin feels velvety soft and well hydrated.
Some of the other products from this range.
I also finally treated my body with Nero Sublime, a black scrub and mask in one, and that was quite an experience. Being familiar with Sublime Black Precious Cream, Collistar’s black facial cream that turns completely transparent on contact with my skin, I expected this scrub to do the same, which isn’t exactly the case.
I step into my shower with the huge black plastic jar and I slather on a royal amount of product onto the dry skin of my whole body, at least onto all the parts I can reach, with exception of my face. This scrub is quite coarse, so I gently massage it in. Now I have the choice, either to rinse it off, or to use it as a skin brightening, regenerating mask. In this case I have to let it sit for five to ten minutes and that’s what I decide to do, meanwhile I apply a sheet mask onto my face. The black scrub remains totally black, and with my contrasting white face I look like a scary alien. If my BF walks in on me now, I certainly will scare the hell out of him! I rinse thoroughly, and charcoal droplets are all over my shower walls. It took quite some water to drain all this blackness down. This black cloud has a silver lining though, because afterwards I’m rewarded with baby skin. One minus, this scrub-mask has a rather strong perfume for my likes.
For youthful skin,