BEAUTY BRAND BRIEF: ABOTANIQ

I’m all about trying out new brands, especially when it comes to skincare. I’ve recently grown really interested in skincare and testing out what works best for me. Embarrassingly enough, I was one of those girls who never had a pimple all throughout school, then once I turned 18 I get those pesky spots that uninvitedly stay for weeks. Now I know more than ever that taking good care of my skin is crucial in prevent adult acne. (YIKES) Today’s brand is a toxin-free and natural New York based skincare line, Abotaniq. They were kind enough to send me a few products to test out.

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Exfoliating Enzyme Scrub

What inside: 
•Jojoba Oil – Natural emollient and lubricant softens dry skin + protects from abrasion.
• Jojoba Beads – Spherical beads exfoliate without traumatizing skin.
• Papaya Enzymes – Digest dull surface cells.
• Lemongrass, Horse Chestnut & Arnica Extracts – Stimulate + improve skin circulation.
• Aloe Extract – Soothes + calms skin.

Why I like it:
•  It smells like a tropical drink in a bottle. (double points)
• The jojoba beads are not too abrasive, but just enough to get me feeling clean.
•  Leaves my skin looking bright + fresh.

Brightening Night Cream

What’s inside:
• Natural Licorice Extract – A tyrosinase inhibitor that helps to prevent hyper-pigmentation from forming for a renewed brightness and even skin tone.
• White Lotus Flower Extract – Helps repair, calm and brighten skin.
• Super Calming Complex – Promoting the healthy maintenance of micro-circulation + even toned complexion.
• Glucosamine – Helps reduce the amount of melanin in skin cells.
• Vitamins A, C & E – Vitamins that help to protect cells from free radical damage.

Why I like it: 
• It’s not too greasy or too sticky.
• No overpowering scent- which is the last thing I want when going to sleep.
• I notice my skin’s elasticity in the morning is improved.

Peptide Eye Cream

What’s inside:
• Matrixyl® Synthe 6™ – Mimetic peptide works to improve underlying skin structure.
• Tetrapeptide 5 – Unique double action active reduces puffiness in the under eye area + dark circles by inhibiting water accumulation.
• Complexion Perfection™ – Second generation AHA, liposome encapsulated tripeptide rejuvenates the skin.
• Soy Proteins – Rich in essential amino acids, help increase metabolic activity for cell energy + regeneration.
• Jojoba, Macadamia Seed & Hazelnut Oil and Squalane – Provide nourishment + moisture to skin.
• Yeast Polysaccharides– Protect against environmental stress by strengthening skin’s immune system + providing natural anti-irritants.
• Ubiquinone– Provides superior anti-oxidant protection around the delicate eye area.

Why I like it: 
• This one is my most needed product as I have pre-mature fine lines around my eyes.
• I’ve noticed a huge change in my ‘crows feet’ from using the eye cream for two weeks.

Firming Serum

What’s inside: 
• Bioavailable Mineral™ Complex – A powerful polypeptide blend of bioavailable minerals that help to provide structural integrity and protection of the dermis.
• Firming Botanical Complex – Helps firm skin, increasing its density + integrity.
• Vitamin A, C & E – Antioxidant vitamins that help to protect cells from free radical damage.

Why I like it: 
• I’m not usually crazy about serums, but this one is lightweight enough to where I almost don’t feel it on!
• Because it’s firming, it helps me fight against my premature fine lines.

Vitamin C Serum

What’s inside:
• Vitamin C – Brightens skin, improves radiance, provides antioxidant protection + stimulates collagen production.
• Vitamin E – Enhances anti-oxidant protection.
• White Tea Extract – Soothes skin, helping to prevent irritation.
• Gingko Biloba Extract – Stimulates micro-circulation for improved skin health.
• Butylene Glycol – Softens skin and helps prevent dehydration.

Why I like it:
• I’m a sucker for anything with collagen in it. It truly is the key for looking youthful!
• Vitamin C is known for brightening, so I think this product with become a part of my everyday routine when winter rolls around to give my skin a lil’ boost!

Vitamin C Toner

What’s inside: 
• Vitamin C + Green Tea Extract – Helps to stimulate collagen, while defending against free radicals + helping reverse signs of aging.
• Algae Extract & Pullulan – Firm + tighten skin.
• Japanese Knotweed – Brightens skin.
• Witch Hazel Extract – minimizes the appearance of pores, provides antioxidant protection and stimulates collagen production.

Why I like it: 
• Toners are my favorite part of a skincare routine because they always leaving me feeling fresh.
• Leaves my skin feeling firm and refreshed.

Wrinkle Filler

What’s inside: 
• ESP Complex– Revitalizes, firms + protects skin by fighting collagen +delastin degradation.
• Dermaxyl® – Stimulates + repairs the cutaneous matrix, reducing wrinkle volume, depth and surface area.
• Nylon Silica Spheres – Smooth skin surface.
• Bio-transformed Rice + White Tea Extracts – Help to provide antioxidant protection.

Why I like it:
• Wrinkle filler? I mean… who wouldn’t like it?
• I’ve started to use around my eyes and my smile line.

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