From turmeric-infused serums to honey masks, more skincare products on the market have been given a gastronomic upgrade. But of all the edible ingredients that have transitioned from our dishes to our faces, there’s no doubt that caviar is the most decadent.
Once thought to be only a delicacy fit for the upper-class, caviar has since found its way into luxury skincare products. Turns out, these fish eggs come from a particular family of fish that is highly nutritious. Apart from boasting multiple health and nutritional benefits, however, caviar also offers several beautifying benefits when applied to our skin.
What caviar can do for your skin
It’s actually not the fish eggs themselves that typically make it into skincare products, but rather the extracts that surround them. Caviar extract is loaded with vitamins and amino acids that provide building blocks for our skin cells to function optimally. And while it may sound a little fishy (no pun intended), there is some data that shows how caviar extracts can help to slow down the skin’s ageing process.
A 2012 study showed that, when mixed with an antioxidant, caviar extract can strengthen the skin’s structure. It is also able to encourage the production of collagen and ceramides, which help to firm the skin and retain its moisture. Since it’s rich in omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, caviar extract can soothe and prevent inflammation too.
Previously, this royal roe could only be found in expensive creams, which was pretty much inaccessible to most of us. But now, it’s widely available in affordable skincare – perfect for bringing a little bit of fancy to our lives. To top it off, we recently spotted caviar extract as a key ingredient in a cleanser, by Skinátics, a newly launched local skincare label. That’s how we knew this bougie skincare ingredient was officially making a comeback.
An affordable cleanser infused with caviar extract
Infused with caviar extract, this mild cleansing gel from Skinátics deeply cleanses while revitalising your skin. It’s also packed with 11 types of essential amino acids, which can improve your skin’s protective barrier and resilience by boosting its hydration levels.
The Skinátics Cleanser has saccharide isomerate too, a plant-derived ingredient that mimics the natural carbohydrate fraction found in the upper layer of our skin. Its special power is to adhere to the skin longer than other moisturiser ingredients, so it keeps your skin hydrated even after you’ve cleansed.
On top of those skin-friendly ingredients, it also contains hyaluronic acid, a powerhouse ingredient when it comes to drawing and locking in hydration. Simply dispense a dime-sized amount of cleanser on your wet palms and gently massage it onto your face in a circular motion. Rinse thoroughly with water after.
With continued use, your skin will feel smoother, stronger, and firmer. Don’t just take our word for it, though. See what Skinátics’ customers had to say about this gentle cleanser.
What customers are saying about Skinátics Cleanser
Most customers said the cleanser has a light, pleasant scent. After cleansing, they also noticed how clean and smooth their skin felt. One reviewer said, “My skin felt very refreshed and clean after using it. It doesn’t irritate my sensitive skin.”
Another customer commented, “After you wash your face, your skin won’t feel dry but hydrated. It’s very different from other facial washes/cleansers.”
Skinátics Cleanser (100ml) retails for S$32 at Skinátics.co.
After you’ve cleansed your skin, follow up with the Skinátics Toner. It’s made with witch hazel, which has astringent properties to minimise the appearance of large pores as it tightens your skin – perfect for those with normal to oily skin.
Witch hazel actively soothes skin irritation and controls breakouts too, giving you softer, smoother, and brighter skin over time. Unlike traditional toners where you’re required to pour it onto a cotton pad before swiping it on your face, Skinátics’ Toner has a nozzle that allows you to spray it on your face conveniently. This helps to reduce your use of cotton pads and makes for a quick, easy step when you’re in a rush.
Simply spray it all over your face post-cleansing and pat your skin gently until the toner is fully absorbed. If you’d like a deeper clean, you can spritz some on a cotton pad and sweep it across your skin to remove any surface dirt and debris.
What customers are saying about Skinátics Toner
Reviewers with sensitive and oily skin are really loving the Skinátics Toner. One customer said, “I’m someone with sensitive skin and I break out easily especially during this period where I have to always wear a mask. After using this toner, I have fewer breakouts and my skin doesn’t get irritated as easily. My skin also feels cleaner and tighter.”
Another reviewer said, “The toner doesn’t sting or dry up my sensitive skin, even after a period of time. My skin doesn’t feel as oily as it usually does. Furthermore, the spray is perfect for a lazy person like me.”
Skinátics Toner (150ml) retails for S$32 at Skinátics.co.
Skinátics Hydrating Serum
After toning your skin, you’ll need a lightweight serum to add and lock in the moisture, like the Skinátics Hydrating Serum. Hyaluronic acid makes another appearance here, and with good reason. This ingredient is known for its ability to attract and retain nearly 1,000 times its weight in water, which is essential for anyone on the quest for a healthy moisture barrier.
To make sure the serum penetrates the skin’s surface easily, the Hydrating Serum contains multiple weights of hyaluronic acid for quick absorption. Pro-vitamin B5, also known as panthenol, is an essential nutrient that helps promote the skin barrier’s natural repair process, which is why it can also be found in Skinátics’ Hydrating Serum. This concentrated cocktail delivers lasting hydrating while it encourages your skin to heal quicker too.
Over time, you’ll notice smoother skin with fewer fine lines and wrinkles, as well as less redness and fewer blemishes. After cleansing and toning, apply the Hydrating Serum evenly all over your face and neck. Follow up with a moisturiser to seal in the hydration. Read on to see what Skinátics’ customers said about this serum.
What customers are saying about Skinátics Hydrating Serum
Most customers liked how quickly the Hydrating Serum absorbed into their skin. They also loved its matte, non-tacky finish, as well as its ability to keep the skin hydrating for an extended period of time.
One customer said, “The serum is easily absorbed into my skin. Unlike other serums that leave a sticky finish, this serum makes my skin feel smooth and comfortable.” “What’s best is that it works for all skin types,” another customer noted.
Adding on, another reviewer said, “As someone with sensitive skin, certain products may trigger itchiness and redness. I’m happy to report that this product doesn’t do that. It made my skin look healthier, smoother, and hydrated for longer, which really amazed me.”
Skinátics Hydrating Serum (30ml) retails for S$42 at Skinátics.co.
Made in Singapore, Skinátics is a new brand that was born from its founders’ need for quick and effective skincare products. Its two founders sought to simplify routines with convenient yet efficacious products that help to replenish, revitalise, and regenerate the skin. With these gentle formulas, Skinátics’ goal is to leave you with a healthy, glowing complexion so you can feel confident in your own skin.
If you want to try all three products from Skinátics’ line, pick up The Essential Set, which consists of the Cleanser, Toner, and Hydrating Serum. We’ve got some good news for Daily Vanity readers too! Click on the infobox below to get an exclusive promo code and purchase The Essential Set at only S$88 (U.P. S$96)!