If you’ve been keeping up with my instagram stories (you totally should, btw. @TheSahlt), you’ll know that I’m incredibly uninformed about skincare. All I know is the golden rule to NEVER sleep with your makeup on.
After an awful month of severe acne I decided to give a shit about my skin and educate myself on skincare; enter Deciem. I first learned about the brand Deciem while I was taking a stroll through Metropolis and came across the most aesthetically pleasing “coming soon!” sign I’ve ever seen! It said in bold white letters, THE ABNORMAL BEAUTY COMPANY. I immediately knew that I had to check them out and lets just say my stars were lined up impeccably because it was THAT day I learned about the Deciem Workshop which was happening at my favourite salon/store Curlique in downtown Vancouver that very weekend. TALK ABOUT LUCK!
I had an AMAZING time at this workshop and got the best education on The Ordinary label I could’ve hoped for!
SHOUT OUT TO BLANCHE MACDONALD FOR THE MOST INCREDIBLE INSTRUCTORS EVER!
Every single piece was SO reasonably priced and I literally had to stop myself from buying it all. Im talking $6-$14 CAD. The most expensive item being “The Buffet” serum for $14. So lets get into the review!
Vitamin C is an effective antioxidant and its pure form of L-Ascorbic Acid has been shown to help reverse multiple signs of skin ageing while brightening the skin when applied topically. This water-free formula provides 30% pure L-Ascorbic Acid which remains completely stable due to the absence of water. Due to the presence of very light silicones, this formulation feels smooth on the skin despite the suspension format of the formulation, avoiding the short-lived gritty feeling of our original Vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA Spheres 2% formula. This treatment is ideally applied at bedtime.
This treatment has no scent to it but has a very noticeable texture. Im so used to serums and oils dissipating into nothing once they’re massaged into the skin but this one hovers because of how thick it is so its definitely best at AM but can be used in the PM too! I have found my skin to look significantly less dull and plumper after using this for a week. Definitely 8/10.
This formula combines a comprehensive array of studied technologies to target multiple signs of ageing at once.
Aptly named, Buffet serves your skin all the wonderful molecules it needs in just one sitting! Its usually targeted towards a more mature audience but if I know anything about skincare its that you can never start anti-aging products too early. So far I have seen a great plumping effect and I usually use it as my primer and it actually works great! 10/10!
Argireline improves the appearance of facial areas prone to developing dynamic folds, including around the eyes and in the forehead area.
Im really conscious about my little lines and my skin over all so this solution actually helps fill out the creases and lines in my face. Such as the worry lines on my forehead, and the smile lines around my lips. Im so conscious of them and this helps blur them out a little bit. 8/10!
This formula uses advanced adaptive silicones to act as a matte, hydrating, blurring primer for makeup that looks higher in definition and adheres for longer. The formula can also be used alone as a non-greasy hydrator that reduces the looks of pores and of imperfections.
Okay so this primer made me breakout like a mutha. I had to give up on it after the first use because my skin was ANGRY AF. 0/10 🙁
Alpha Lipoic Acid is a highly potent antioxidant and can restore a renewed skin appearance, improving visible skin texture and tone when applied topically. This formulation uses an exceptionally high 5% concentration of high-purity Alpha Lipoic Acid.
Im still learning HOW to use this one. So I’ll be doing a separate review on this product alone soon!
caffeine and EGCG can help reduce looks of puffiness and of dark circles in the eye contour. Additional studies have shown that caffeine can also reduce the appearance of cellulite.
So this is, hands down, my favourite item out of the purchase because it totally does what its supposed to! It helps my under eyes to decompress and smoothen out for a flawless concealer application and the product itself completely dissipates into my skin leaving behind the faintest film of product on my face. 10/10!