As I've mentioned before, I try to get a variety of people with different skin types to test the products to be reviewed here, so that it's not just about what works for me and my skin. The task of trialling the anti-aging treatments usually falls to my mother, who happily is a self-confessed guinea pig for new skin treats!
As the claims made by M-Lab for their anti-aging formulations were so spectacular, we were both a little in awe about how her skin would look. Would she be mistaken for a twenty five year old perhaps? As it happens, she actually was as a colleague told her he couldn't believe she had 'grown-up daughters', while a female friend asked her what foundation she was wearing when she was going au natural.
The M-Lab range is a science-led brand that is all about innovation and the latest formulations. It's created by Milbar Laboratories who have been formulating skincare for the dermatologists and plastic surgeons for over twenty-five years. The creation of their M-Lab range was based on the idea of a no-expenses-spared, effective and luxurious anti-aging line that really worked. The products are very expensive, you're looking at £50 for a cleanser, £100 for the Anti-aging Day Treatment Cream with SPF and an incredible £250 for their best-selling Anti-aging Treatment Serum.
For the science behind the products and the low down on the results, just read more.
The reason for the expense, is partly due to high percentage of active ingredients. The Treatment Cream has 64% active ingredients, while the serum boasts 74%. These active ingredients include anti-oxidants to reduce the absorption of harming free radicals, plant extracts to sooth redness and calm irritated skin, salicylic acid and papain for fighting adult acne and natural fruit extracts to slough off dead skin cells and encourage the skin to renew itself.
As so many of us find that the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles don't mean the end to blemishes and acne M-Lab's Anti-aging Blemish Control range is ideal. It's one of the first ranges that tackles aging at the same time as helping to eliminate adult acne. My mother says she usually breaks out when using overly rich, anti-aging creams but with this range her skin looked clear and still hydrated. She said her fine lines and wrinkles were much less noticeable, while her sensitive skin looked less red. The overall texture and tone was also much improved and she said there was a "definite glow" to her complexion that hadn't been there for a while.