Editor's Pick: SkinCeuticals Triple Lipid Restore 2:4:2
When’s the last time you met someone who actively sought dull, crepey, and saggy skin? Probably never. Nobody strives to achieve wrinkly skin the way they do a radiant, younger-looking complexion—period. But just because youthful radiance is a constant goal, doesn’t mean it’s any easier to achieve. Sure, there’s no shortage of anti-aging lotions and potions on the market, but not all of them live up to their sky-high promises. It takes some trial-and-error before landing on the perfect formula, but we at Skincare.com are always up to the challenge. In our quest to find an effective anti-aging skin treatment, SkinCeuticals sent over a complimentary sample of their widely-popular Triple Lipid Restore 2:4:2 for us to review. Does it live up to its hype? There’s only one way to find out. Ahead, we share our review of SkinCeuticals Triple Lipid Restore, its benefits, who this product is best for, and more!
The Benefits of SkinCeuticals Triple Lipid Restore
As we age, our skin becomes more susceptible to losing lipids— read: ceramides, cholesterol and fatty acids—which are the natural compounds found on the skin’s surface. Why is this a problem? Because lipid loss can diminish the skin’s ability to self-repair and compromise the skin’s moisture barrier. If you recall, the skin’s moisture barrier functions to protect and maintain proper levels of skin hydration and moisture. When it becomes compromised, bad bacteria and environmental contaminants—think: pollution, sun exposure—can seep through and result in visible signs of premature skin aging, including roughness, tightness, and dullness. One way to combat these negative side effects—and make skin appear more radiant and even-toned—is to add cellular lipids back onto the surface of skin to help restore a declining moisture barrier. And just where can you find said lipids? Enter: SkinCeuticals Triple Lipid Restore.
As its name suggests, SkinCeuticals Triple Lipid Restore doesn’t mess around when it comes to restoring essential skin lipids. The anti-aging cream is formulated with a maximized concentration of pure ceramides, natural cholesterol, and omega fatty acids, a ratio that’s optimized for natural barrier restoration in aging skin. But helping surface lipids isn’t all SkinCeuticals Triple Lipid Restore can do. The potent emollient also helps to reinforce and hydrate the skin’s barrier, and support skin’s natural self-repair to reduce visible signs of premature and accelerated aging. The result? Skin that looks and feels replenished, full, with more youthful radiance, smoothness, and suppleness.
How to Use SkinCeuticals Triple Lipid Restore
To use, apply a small amount of formula between your fingertips using the included spatula. Using circular motions, warm and melt the cream so it’s easier to maneuver. Then, gently apply it onto your face, neck, and chest twice daily.
Want to up the ante on your anti-aging regimen while also helping to shield your skin from environmental damage? Of course you do! The brand recommends pairing SkinCeuticals Triple Lipid Restore with a vitamin C serum and SPF 15 or higher in the morning. SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic is a cult-favorite vitamin C serum—read our review of it here!—and the brand’s Physical Fusion UV Defense SPF 50 sunscreen is popular choice for broad-spectrum UV protection, and for helping to enhance skin’s natural tone and boosting radiance. At night, SkinCeuticals advises users to pair Triple Lipid Restore with a retinol product, like SkinCeuticals Retinol 0.5, after cleansing and toning.
Who Should Use SkinCeuticals Triple Lipid Restore
The airy cream is ideal for those eager to help restore a compromised moisture barrier and reduce visible signs of skin aging. It can help improve skin hydration making it a great choice for those with dry skin as well.
SkinCeuticals Triple Lipid Restore Review
And now for the grand finale! I tried Triple Lipid Restore and am giving it two big thumbs up. At first I was a bit weary of the jar packaging for hygienic purposes, since dipping fingers—that may or may not have microscopic dirt particles on them—into a cream can be a recipe for disaster. I was pleased to discover that this product comes equipped with a small black spatula so you don’t have to continuously dip into the formula with your fingers. Now, onto the formula itself. The texture of the cream is light and airy; it immediately soaked onto my skin and left a very soft, smooth, and comfortable feel to it. The scent is pleasant; I definitely picked up a tinge of floral, woody notes. (The formula is infused with peppermint, lavender, and rosemary oil, so that makes sense.) Using it twice daily for two weeks, I already can notice a significant difference in the texture, clarity, and tone of my skin. It looks more even, bright, and less rough. I look forward to incorporating it into my daily regimen twice a day and (hopefully!) seeing additional results in due time.
SkinCeuticals Triple Lipid Restore 2:4:2, $125 MSRP