- Morning and evening, using 2 pumps or more.
- Face, neck and chest as needed.
- Hydration, texture, tone, wrinkles.
- Collagen and elastin renewal, anti-oxidant repair.
- All skin types.
Another clinically-studied product by Colorescience®, Pep Up® is not a sunscreen, but rather a non-tinted face cream to improve collagen production for skin firmness and smoothness. It is an excellent choice for night time routines, or as an initial face cream before putting on SPF mineral makeup (but after cleansing well).
Participants in a study behind this product noticed a 78% improvement in skin tightening after 12 weeks. In another study, 84% saw improvement in laxity, fine lines, wrinkles and hyperpigmentation after 4 weeks. 85% noticed better hydration after 4 weeks.
A few helpful things to know about this product:
Use this product after cleansing with warm water and a warm compress (in the shower works too!). This is to open up your pores to be able to absorb more of the product. You may also want to use a toner before applying Pep Up®.
Use upward, small strokes and dabs to get this cream into your skin, without wiping it away.
If you use other products in your skin care routine, apply Pep Up® first, then follow with thinner serums, working your way up to the thicker substances. Though, keep in mind this is a very moisturizing product on its own; it may not require the use of any other lotions or creams.
Notable skin care ingredients:
The ingredients in the Pep Up® anti-aging cream include:
Decaplex-10® – a blend of 10 different peptides, as the main collagen-builder.
Lipochroman® – antioxidant protection against free radicals and pollution.
Physavie® – a calming plant extract for protection against infrared radiation.
Hyaluronic acid – an ingredient naturally found in our bodies, though this one is from plants. It hydrates the skin by binding to water.
Phytomoist – for extreme, oil-free moisturization.