You may be familiar with the popular dermatology line of iS Clinical Skincare, and now they have another line of skincare called iS by Innovative Skincare which is botanically based and pharmaceutical grade, and results oriented; blending nature and science. The company says “The iS product line will offer eight effective formulations that can be used to personalize a daily four-step regimen: Cleanse, Treat, Hydrate and Protect. Looking to nature for inspiration, INNOVATIVE SKINCARE®’s research and development team found that microorganisms living in extreme conditions contain special enzymes that enable them to tolerate high levels of heat, cold, pressure, aridity, acidity, salinity and radiation. By incorporating these “Extremozymes” into their advanced iS formulations, the chemists were able to leverage these enzymes’ natural ability to nurture the skin on a cellular level—protecting it from aging by combating major environmental causes: heat, cold, dehydration, radiation, and free radical damage.
I asked Megan to test the Instant Smoothing Gel and offer her review. A few weeks into the testing she had a few questions for me – mainly, should she be using a moisturizer with the Instant Smoothing Gel or not? The PR responded that not necessarily, but if she feels her skin needs additional moisture then he recommended the Protective Moisturizer SPF 15 for the day and the Repairative Moisturizer for night time to use each after applying the Instant Smoothing Gel, which he then sent to her to try as well.
The Instant Smoothing Gel’s key ingredients are: WATERMELON, APPLE, PEA & LENTIL EXTRACTS, CAFFEINE & HYDROLYZED WHEAT PROTEIN proprietary combination) smoothes wrinkles short-term. ANTARCTACINE (Pseudoalteromonas Ferment Extract) helps repair damage COPPER TRIPEPTIDE GROWTH FACTORS smooth wrinkles long-term by increasing collagen synthesis
The Protective Moisturizer SPF 15 key ingredients are: Extremozymes® help prevent DNA damage ZINC OXIDE & ENCAPSULATED ORGANIC OCTINOXATE SUNSCREENS provide broad-spectrum protection HYALURONIC ACID, VITAMIN E (Tocopherol), GLYCOSAMINOGLYCANS, HYDROLYZED WHEAT & SOY PROTEINS smooth & hydrate ALOE soothes, balances, & hydrates GLYCOSAMINOGLYCANS & TRIPEPTIDE GROWTH FACTORS firm & lift
The Repairative Moisturizer’s key ingredients are: Extremozymes® help prevent DNA damage HYALURONIC ACID, GLYCOSAMINOGLYCANS, HYDROLYZED WHEAT & SOY PROTEINS smooth & hydrate GLYCOSAMINOGLYCANS & COPPER TRIPEPTIDE GROWTH FACTORS firm & lift BEET ROOT EXTRACT, HABERLEA RHODOPENSIS LEAF EXTRACT & YEAST EXTRACT soothe & repair
My name is Megan and I’ve been using the Innovative Skin Care “iS” Instant Smoothing Gel since July 19th (45 days) applying morning and night. I am 38 years old and have very fair skin that freckles and burns very easy. I have a few sun spots on my cheeks from wearing smaller sunglasses and no sunscreen…not a good idea!!! For the most part I don’t have wrinkles around my eyes, just a few underneath. After using the gel, I did find that my skin felt tighter and much smoother than before. The fine lines that were there are even finer and the sun spots have faded a bit. I would recommend this product to others but I really feel you could get the full benefit if you used the full skincare line. I am a regular user of Clinique skincare and beauty products, but I would like to give the entire line a chance. By just using the Instant Smoothing Gel, I saw some changes and can only imagine what it would be if I used the entire line.
Another product that I was able to try about half way through my trial period was the Protective Moisturizer and the Reparative Moisturizer. The Protective Moisturizer has SPF 15 and is to be applied in the morning and the Reparative Moisturizer is to be applied at night, both after the Instant Smoothing Gel. The Protective Moisturizer was nice on my face but once I put a light layer of foundation on over top my face felt very greasy and heavy. I did not care for that. I did REALLY like the Reparative Moisturizer! My face felt so soft and fresh after applying. Again, it may be that I wasn’t using the entire skin care system to get the best results.