I love to get an inside scoop on what is new for 2016 and I especially love getting to trial products before they hit the market so I can tell my lovely readers about them. One brand that I really love for their no-fuss, effective products are DHC. I’ve known about DHC for awhile because I lived in Japan for four years, where DHC is from and where it is also very popular. So I was very excited indeed to learn about a NEW DHC Beauty Lift range in the UK in March 2016! So I am stepping in to give you a little a sneak peek…
What surprised me the most about this new range is the upscale packaging. DHC is generally no-fuss when it comes to packaging and their focus is more on the results of the products (as it should be). However I do love a bit of nice packaging and this one is really gorgeous with rose gold, light pink and white. So with this range, DHC have really stepped it up with the luxury look and feel.
The range that I’ve tested comes with four products; the Beauty Lift Cream, Beauty Lift Essence, Beauty Lift Lotion and Beauty Lift Milk.
Let’s start with the Beauty Lift Cream (below). I see this as more of a night-time moisturiser as the consistency is richer than the Lotion (which is the day cream and a bit lighter in texture). The cream contains oat kernel extract and our friends, the peptides! The exciting thing about this cream is that in clinical trials, 100% of participants experienced smoother skin in just 7 days (that’s really exciting!). The peptides work to give skin extra moisture and provide a lifted look so this is great for skin that is starting to ‘sag’ a bit, which can happen to anyone in the winter. The product retails at £32.50.
Next up is the Beauty Lift Lotion, which is actually a toner (in Japan, toner is lotion) so this should be used first in the skincare regime to prep skin for what’s to come! Again the hero ingredients are oat kernel extract and peptides. I found this made my skin really soft when I used it and I’m not usually a toner fan!
Next up is the Beauty Lift Essence, which is actually serum (essence is serum in Japan) and this is a super-light, silky-soft serum that sinks in really well and is really lovely to use in conjunction with make-up. Serum is a must-have in my skincare regime, I don’t go a day without and it’s the one thing you will need if you are really concerned about anti-ageing.
Last but not least is the Beauty Lift Milk, which is the daytime moisturiser. It’s very lightweight and isn’t greasy either, which I liked. Again, this is great for lifting the skin and giving it a perkier look. And who doesn’t like to be perkier in every which way? I also think this is really reasonably priced at £27.00. The cool thing about this (I really wish that science class had been this interesting when I was younger) is that the Beauty Lift Milk contains pentapeptide-18, a messenger molecule that helps reduce the look of wrinkles. Messenger molecules and the whole works at £27.00? You can’t get much better than that if you are looking for luxury skincare at an affordable price.