Sold as a pair but also available on their own the Radical Glow system is designed to target dark spots, UV spots and age spots. The pack comes with a Multi Brightening serum and a Skin Perfecting Screen SPF 30.
Multi Brightening Serum
So firstly the serum....and before anything i have to comment on the packaging as it is seriously good. From the minimal print to the bottle size to the oh so clever hidden applicator top....this product screams quality even before you've opened it. The applicator is a simple push button one which is easy to control and ultimately doesn't squirt the product out...you can apply the right amount everytime.
The serum is very light and fragrance free, when applying to face it sinks in easily and doesn't leave and greasy residue. The serum is designed to fight uneven skintone and dark spots and contains some pretty interesting ingredients:
Algae Extract: This functions as a skin tightener and also aids the formation of collagen. Long term use promotes this tightening effect through the strengthening of the skin’s connective tissue.
Sea Lilly: help control transportation and inhibition of dendrites (extensions of the nerve cell).
Vitamin C: This helps to reduces skin spots by lightening existing melanin and suppressing the damage to cells caused by UV. Also improves the appearance of wrinkles and helps to soften the skin
The main benefit i gained from the serum was a much more even skintone....skin felt soft and very smooth and just had a much healthier glow. Another big plus for me was combining it with the Skin Perfecting Screen as sun protection is hugely important to me being fair skinned.
Skin Perfecting Screen SPF 30
Now people call me mad but i have been protecting my skin from UV since my early teens..whether it be hot or cloudy i made a conscious decision early on that i needed to protect my skin....and now as im creeping slowly up towards being 40 the benefits are paying off. So the fact that one half of the duo was a protective skin screen was a big plus point even before id tried the product.
Again the packaging is spot on even down to the soft twist top its the sort of product you want to be seen in your make up bag. Application is very easy, the lotion is very light...looks almost like a BB cream as it has a hint of tint in it which just adds to the overall flawless finish. It just sinks into your skin and again no greasy residue which you do tend to get with SPF type creams. The combination of this and the serum left me with super soft skin but also happy in the knowledge i was protected against the sun and those nasty UV rays.
Not only is it tinted but its also infused with light reflecting pigments so when applied it gives your skin a lovely dewy glow and it also aids to reduce the appearance of wrinkles.
Some key ingredients to note:
Zinc Oxide: This helps protect against sunburn and other damage to the skin caused by UV light. Zinc oxide blocks both UVA and UVB rays of ultraviolet light.
Titanium dioxide: Has strong UV light absorbing capabilities and its resistance to discolouration under ultraviolet light. Sunscreens designed for infants or people with sensitive skin are often based on titanium dioxide as they are believed to cause less skin irritation than other UV absorbing chemicals.
Diamond Powder: Capable of redirecting light. Wrinkles and imperfections appear less pronounced.
The combination of the two products just works really well. I love how the serum makes my skin feel and then the perfecting screen adds a healthy glow and screens me from the UV rays. A perfect travel duo even down the the rather fab travel bag that comes with them.
You can currently buy this set from Space NK for £68 which i think is an excellent price considering how much the products are on their own. They are also available from multiple other online stockist or check here for the one closest to you.
Once again thank you to the lovely ladies at Radical Skincare for letting me try out these products.