I’ve been a fan of iS Clinical from the days when I used to work for a skincare retailer as a PR Manager, and this was one of the brands that we retailed. A popular brand in America, I fell in love quickly with the Active Serum, a product which I felt assisted well with fading my pigmentation without aggravating my acne.
I noticed the best results using the Active Serum after around 2-3 months, where my skin looked fresher, clearer and more even. However, my skin has took a turn for the worse over the past 4 months, which has kinda left me to use nothing but Salicylic acid acne designed products for now. I’ve had a good year or so having a solid run with clearer, breakout free skin. But lately, it’s just been playing havoc.
When I was told about the iS Clinical Hydra-Cool Serum, I learnt it was a favourite of Rosie Huntington Whitley. She has said that this refreshing, lightweight serum has helped with moisturisation and hydration before applying makeup, and as I’m currently layering on the foundation to hide my acne (I know that’s not ideal, but this girls got work and events to be showing up to unfortunately) I was quite keen to try it out.
My skins become really dry after months of drying acne lotions and potions, so I was more than ready to give this rejuvenating serum a whirl.
In a nutshell, the serum is to be applied before makeup after cleansing, so it can penetrate the skin with superior antioxidants, essential botanicals and bio-nutrients. The Hydra-Cool serum contains high levels of hyaluronic acid, which is known for providing ultimate hydration, as well as the powerful antioxidant centella asiatica, which is said to help to heal the skin. So hopefully, it won’t mess with me acne!
For those worried about aging skin with pigmentation – which is me now I’m in my thirties – mushroom extract is included to visibly reduces hyperpigmentation for a fresher texture.
I have been using this serum for over three weeks, and have found that so far, it’s a great one for those with probelm skin because it is incredibly lightweight ans calming, perfect for those with irritated skin like me. It’s not an acne product, but for those regualrly wearing makeup or who have dry skin with redness, it delivers that moisture and hydration boost, calming the skin and helping with post-procedure skin.
Because it is so lightweight and fast absorbing, makeup can go on straight after, and I’ve found my foundation glides on lovely on top of this. Of course, I’ve been trying this out during the Winter, so I can only speak for the colder months, in which it is working a treat for pesky dry skin and that dull texture.
I can’t quite explain how I feel or think this, but due to it’s cooling properties which help to calm the skin, it kinda of feels a little bit like a minty zest on my skin, if that makes sense! It keeps any breakouts moisturised and they seem a little less red and angry, which is a positive for me…
I feel this will be a hero product in the Summer, as it’s cooling properties are said to help assist with sunburn or overheated skin. I shall definitely hold on to this bottle for the warmer months and see how I find it once there has been a change of season!
You can find the iS Clincal Hydra Cool Serum at SkinCity, costing £45 for 15ml.