I was invited to a blogger event in the heart of the city to celebrate the launch of Japanese skin brands Sassou and V10 Plus in Australia, a few months ago, which was jointly hosted by Bloggers United AU and Petit Bonheur. It was a lovely evening meeting up with other Australian bloggers, the brands and the team behind Bloggers United. We got to learn about some new skin care products that have come to Australia, the science behind each product, how they work and the benefits for the skin. I would love to share this with you all , as I grew to really enjoy using the products and saw a noticeable difference to my skin.
V10 Is a multi-award winning Japanese skincare brand developed 2 founders, one being a chemist with 19 years’ experience in the skincare industry. The products do not contain parabens, artificial colours, mineral oils or chemical fragrances. We were given the below three product to try out and enjoy
V10 Plus Collagen Serum
Collagen makes up to 75% of our skin and it is what creates that smooth, plump youthful appearance that we all want. The cells are created by specialised skin cells that generate collagen throughout our lives to repair and place damaged collagen tissues. As we age the production of collagen decreases and that’s when the appearance of wrinkles and aged skin is more visible. There are several ways to replace collagen and using a serum is a more direct method of delivering the protein to the skin.
The V10 Plus collagen serum contains marine collagen extracts from fresh sea bream scales which contains more amino acids and the molecules are much smaller than animal collagen extracts. The smaller molecules of the acids then penetrate into the skin at a better rate to fill in fine lines, wrinkles and help the skin retain moister.
The serum itself is not thick and gloopy, but much lighter which makes it easier to spread all over the skin. 1-2 drops is enough to cover the face and décolletage and it leaves the skin feeling fresh and plump. I love using this in the mornings and before special occasions when I’m going to have a full face of makeup. It leaves my skin feeling smoother, plump and leaves a lovely base for a flawless finish.
V10 Plus Vitamin C Serum
Vitamin C is important for skin health as it required to synthesis collagen and is also an antioxidant and can help reduce skin damage caused by free radicals. The environmental factors such as smoke, sunlight and pollution has a high amount of free radicals. As Vitamin C is an essential part of collagen production, regenerated Vit C can increase the production of collagen leading to fewer wrinkles, elasticity and firmer skin.
The V10 Plus Vitamin C Serum is a Vit C derivative that is made to absorb into the skin quickly. It also contains Obaku Ekisu , which controls oily skin. This should then also help improve the look and feel of the skin as the active ingredients in the serum will assist in collagen production, treating inflamed pimples and the appearance of pores.
The consistency of the serum is between water and oil and one pump is enough for the whole face and décolletage, it absorbs into the skin very quickly and It doesn’t not leave an oily or sticky feeling behind. I’ve really enjoyed using this serum in the evenings, so the active ingredients can do their job whilst I have my beauty sleep. I have found that my skin does feel much better and has a vibrancy to it. Using this in conjunction with the collagen serum , they both have worked well together to give my skin visible firmness and smoothness . I do have oily skin and I don’t think I’ve seen a huge difference to that.
V10 Plus Water Based Peeling
This peeler is an exfoliant made with rice and seaweed extract. It’s a great way to exfoliate the skin without harsh rubbing and scrubbing of the skin. It’s a gel consistency which you apply to the skin and leave for a few moments, before you start to rub the gel into the skin in a circular motion. This will gently lift away dead skin cells which you will be able to see and feel leaving the skin feeling soft, clearer and smoother, after rinsing away. I started by using this once a day for about 4-5 days, to remove the dead skin cells from my skin, then only used its about 2-3 times a week, to lift away dead skin that slowly built up. Applying other products on to my skin thereafter was more beneficial as there was no barrier stopping it from sinking into my skin the correct way. I must say this was one of my faves from the gifts we were given and my husband is also loving it. I’ve had to hide it so he doesn’t finish it all!
Check out more details for the V10 range on their website ww.v10plus.com.au
Sassou Japan , has over 50 years of experience in developing effective skincare formulations using natural plants extracts and premium gold leaves. Sassou in Japanese means "free & Breezy from heaviness" which has been the motto behind each product made by the brand to give the skin a light and relaxed feeling.
The properties of gold in skin care is the power to magnify skincare ingredients by targeting and awakening skin cells. It gets a little scientific with the gold aspect of the product, which I will try and explain.
Studies show that the negative ions released by gold and the positive ions from the human body means the minerals enhance circulation of particles, to reinvigorate the bio electric current , which can weaken naturally with age. Therefore the gold can ultimately rejuvenate skin cells and improve circulation to revitalise dead skin tissues, to give you fresh, glowing skin.
The brand has a whole variety of amazing products from which we were given two to give a go.
Gold Shimmering Ess-Toner
The toner looking beautiful with flakes of gold leaf going through the toner serum and I also love the packaging, as its a pump bottle meaning its easier to get the product out and you wont have any wastage when you get to the end of the product. The toner will gently detoxify the skin to refine the pores , give the skin clarity and hydrate at the same time. The formula is really light and non sticky, which will help sink into the skin. It also smells amazing and to be it has a scent of lychees! I have been using this both in the morning and evenings over my face and neck to boost my hydration. My skin has felt a lot clearer too. The gold leave in the product is a little hard to break down on the skin when applying so you may get some patches of gold on the skin left over. But once you add a moisturiser to the skin, it will break it down and spread into the skin.
O2 V Shape Mask
This is such a fun mask to use! The mask is of a gel texture which you apply to the skin and it will start to bubble up with contact with air. It will eventually become bubbled up with cloud puff ( which is the fun bit!). The mask creates a tingling sensation on the skin which is normal and you can feel the product became bubbly on the skin as its infusing oxygen through your skin. The product has a high concentration of plant extracts and ingredients to boost the skins complex. After using the mask, my skin felt more refreshed and brightened which out feeling that skin has harsh strong products to make it feel that way.
Check out Sassou online for more details on their products at www.sassou.com.au
These are some amazing products which worked great for my skin some being tailored for my skin type and concerns. I cant wait to try out some more products from their ranges as I have heard that the Asian skincare game is on point!