Aussie, Aussie, Aussie! Oy, Oy, Oy!
In one of the best trips of my lifetime, my college-aged self took the adventure of a lifetime and went and studied in Australia on the Gold Coast for 4 months. The culture, the people, the lifestyle, the fashion, the attitude -- I loved everything about this country!
So when I got the chance to do as the Aussies do, and try down under skincare line, ASAP Skin Products, I jumped at the chance! This leading Australian skin care brand that is now making its U.S. debut with the highest quality of effective, affordable and easy-to-use products. The full range of innovative serums and moisturizers draws on active ingredients like AHAs, Vitamin C, Vitamin A and antioxidants to provide visible results for difficult skin concerns including sun damage, wrinkles and acne, while utilizing environmentally-friendly formulations that are 100% vegan, not tested on animals and safe for all skin types.
love love love love love!
Renowned M.D., Dr. Douglas Grose, and Business Manager, Leanne Stewart, originally developed ASAP Skin Products in 2000 to prevent and reverse the skin damage Aussie women are seeing due to the hot climate! Yet, through extensive scientific research, Grose and Steward unlocked the “science of beautiful skin” by finding ways to encourage cell renewal and provide protection against environmental damage. These groundbreaking formulations were soon recognized for their unmatched potency and incredible value, allowing the brand to continue pushing boundaries in scientific development and expanding worldwide while staying true to its core philosophy of delivering simple, effective and affordable skin care for the everyday user.
This past month, I was able to test out some goodies:
Daily Exfoliating Facial Scrub: Scientifically formulated to promote cell renewal and stimulate collagen, this gentle scrub improves the appearance of skin’s texture. Its smooth, round beads and AHAs gently remove dead skin cells and exfoliate the skin without causing irritation while encouraging maximum penetration of subsequently applied active ingredients. ($49, SkinStore.com)
- This seems so basic, yet so advanced all at once. I sometimes feel like I get a heavy build up of oil and thick skin (if that even makes sense) on and around my nose. This scrub is like the finest, most gentle sand (I know it's not sand) that slowly and gently balances the texture and tone of my skin. This bottle of fabulous is sitting in my shower right now and is my go to for daily exfoliation. So hard to describe -- but this is not just any scrub.
Hydrating Lip Balm + SPF15: The newest product from ASAP Skin Products, this unique lip balm formulation combines Niacinamide, Alpine Rose Extract and SPF15 to stimulate collagen renewal, deeply hydrate lips, prevent the occurrence of cold sores and protect against the sun’s harsh rays. Its anti-bacterial qualities of Bisabolol and Ginger rapidly soothe the skin and promote accelerated healing. ($15, SkinStore.com)
- Unlike other companies who purposely put skin drying ingredients in lip balm to make you use more, ASAP is not one of these companies. This is the ultimate in luxury and effectiveness with these top of the line ingredients. Perfect for my summer on the beach -- I never had to worry about burning these precious lips in the sun!
Gentle Eye Make-Up Remover: This super light make-up removing liquid is perfect at getting rid of even heavy powders, mascara, and all traces of eye make-up without irritation. Enriched with calming and soothing Aloe Vera and cooling Cucumber, it conditions and hydrates, leaving skin soft, supple and beautifully clean. ($29, SkinStore.com)
- Is it possible to be obsessed with a make-up remover? Well -- I found out yes! I have been using body oil as an make-up remover because I needed something that was natural, simple, sans-chemicals, and worked. The only problem, was that it was oil, and I was always worried about clogging pores, etc. With ASAP, there is is nothing to be concerned about. The aloe and cucumber are so refreshing and light -- the smell is great and they make my skin feel refreshed and rejuvenated! I am in love!
Want to know more about the full line? See more of their amazing products below for aging and sun damaged skin...
Super A + Serum: This anti-aging serum works overnight to help hydrate, repair and regenerate environmentally damaged skin while stimulating collagen production and accelerating skin cell turnover. Its revolutionary, non-irritating formulation is suitable for all skin types and visibly improves skin texture while reducing the appearance of fine lines, pigmentation and wrinkles. ($89, SkinStore.com)
Super B Complex: This fascinating serum contains a high concentration of Niacinamide (Vitamin B3) to boost collagen production, help reduce pigmentation and regulate excess sebum production, as well as Vitamins B5, B9 and additional active ingredients to improve skin tone and visibly reduce the appearance of fine lines. It also works to reduce the appearance of skin discoloration and redness across all skin types including acne-prone, and features a crosslinked Hyaluronic Acid with 5 times the moisturizing power and 50 times the moisture retaining properties of traditional formulations. ($89, SkinStore.com)
Super C Serum: Formulated to reduce the visible signs of premature aging caused by sun and environmental damage, the Super C Serum combines high concentrations of Vitamin C with powerful antioxidants like Pycnogenol and Idebenone to stimulate collagen production and improve skin’s tone and texture. Its anti-inflammatory properties assist in reducing facial redness and encourage skin healing. ($79, SkinStore.com)
Do as the Aussies do, and check out www.asapskinproducts.com!