Skincerity comes in liquid form and is applied using a roll-on dispenser. It is recommended that the product is used nightly before going to bed and removed in the morning with warm water.
A breathable polymer skin barrier that was originally developed to help deliver and increase the effectiveness of topical medications, Skincerity is an innovative skin care technology. After using the original product, patients noticed that their skin health was improved in areas where the product had been applied. Researchers then decided to experiment with removing the medications from the barrier and developed it for cosmetic use.
When I first tried the product I noted that it smells of acetone, which is the ingredient in Skincerity that cleanses the skin where it is applied. It also acts as an antibacterial agent which keeps bacteria from growing inside the bottle, giving the product a long shelf life. When applied to your skin, the product flash cleans and dries within seconds to form a very thin, transparent, and flexible masque. The quick-drying action creates tiny holes in the film so that oxygen can move through it. The scent fades rapidly as the acetone evaporates.
Most of the stretch marks that I gained while pregnant with my daughters have faded over time, but one that I developed on my hip a couple of years ago didn’t seem to be going away. I was excited to see if Skincerity would help reduce the redness.
After using the product for only a couple of nights the color faded noticeably, and I began to experiment with using it on acnes scars and other little marks on my body. Although it is recommended that the product is used nightly, there were some nights where I fell asleep while cuddling my girls at bedtime and missed an application. I love that this product treats the areas where I use it, and doesn’t just mask the damage to it. After treating my stretch marks and scars I stopped putting Skincerity on them. It’s been a couple of weeks now since treating, and they have not regained any redness.
My before and after – 2-week treatment with some nights missed:
This product has many applications, and I am excited to experiment with more of them to see what else this product can do to improve the appearance of my skin! Now that I see my stretch mark in the harsh light of my after picture, I will continue to treat that area a bit longer as well to get rid of any underlying redness.
Ingredients: skin-coating polymers (fluoropolymer, acrylic polymer), acetone, vitamin E, grape seed oil, fragrance
Would you like to know more about Skincerity’s many uses? Do you have questions about the ingredients used in this product, or how it works?
Disclaimer: I am not a medical doctor and therefore cannot offer medical advice. The reviews which I write on this blog reflect only my personal experience, and while I take great pride in sharing my honest experiences, I offer no guarantees regarding how a product will work for anyone else. Please consult a healthcare professional with any medical questions that you may have.
Note: This post was written before EH Canada made the switch to promoting Canadian brands exclusively. Nucerity, the maker of Skincerity, is located in the USA. Tazeem is a Canadian distributor of their products.