Yes folks, you read that right. No, I have not gone through my cabinet and tossed out my old skincare, because it’s still all good stuff. But this… This stuff is awesome.
Sophyto is a truly exciting company. Their formulas consist of botanical and powerful bioactive ingredients that naturally nourish and restore skin’s youthful glow. They advertise themselves as “Anti-Aging”, which with the kind of ingredients they use I’ve no doubt is true! But right now, it’s not the anti aging that’s got me so hyped up. It’s the fact that it’s 100% CERTIFIED gluten free skincare. It’s the way my skin looks and feels after using it. It’s the way my entire body reacts to the utter purity bathing my face.
I am so in love.
After using these products, my face literally glowed, my skin felt so fresh it was almost tingling- I haven’t felt like my face got that clean in a VERY long time. It was, in short, a luxurious experience using this system. My entire body relaxed and felt soothed as the natural scents wafted up faintly and the impurities of the day washed away. I am totally blown away, and so are all the gals I’ve shared the products with thus far!
So here’s what I got to try!
- Purifying Silken Cleanser
- Dual Action Exfoliating Treatment
- PH Optimizing Restorative Toner
- Anti-Aging Antioxidant Serum
- Tocotrienol Super Skin Concentrate
This is the WHOLE basic set, plus the Super Skin Concentrate.
Mmmmm… Silky is right! Silky, soothing, left my face feeling crisp and fresh. Not a hint of drying, but a beautiful depth of “clean” feeling for just one product. It also just won the Best Innovation in Cosmetics at this year’s Natural and Organic Awards, held in London in association with UK Soil Association. Impressive! 😀
Interestingly, this exfoliating treatment does not have any sort of scrubbing beads in it. They decided against going that route, instead using fruit acids to dissolve the dead skin. I’ve never heard of that being used as an exfoliant, so was curious to see how it worked. It has an earthy, tea-ish, herb-y scent that brings back memories of those little tucked away in a corner health food stores, before “health food” was cool. When I first put it on, there was an odd tingling sensation, not unpleasant at all, just odd. It’s very liquid-y, so requires you to move a bit quickly to make sure it gets all on your face and doesn’t try to run down your arm. But it works. I could see and feel the difference when I rinsed it off. My face was glowing, the tones were evened out, my skin just felt sparkling. And no, sparkly feeling skin does not make you feel like a vampire. Sorry. 😛
Ahhhh, I love toners. There’s nothing quite like a spritz of it to brighten, freshen and soothe skin. And this is an excellent toner. In fact, I’m in danger of running out of it too fast because I want to use it so often. Feeling drab in the middle of the day? Spritz! Looking a little oily? Spritz! Looking a bit dry? Spritz! Ahhhhh… Now where’s that little bottle?
The description says “Our award winning, dimethicone and oil-free antioxidant serum is specially designed to naturally supplement skin’s own protective barrier and fight signs of premature aging“. Now, I’m still young enough that “aging” isn’t really anything I can see on my face right now… But, I can say that this stuff feels yummy on the skin! It’s a nice, light moisturizer that smells faintly of apple cider vinegar and green tea. I wish I could tell ‘ya how it works against aging, but the reviews on the website burst with praise over the firming and glowifying properties of the serum.
When this says super, it means SUPER. This is one of the heaviest, most powerful moisturizers I have ever used. Ever. Now, I have normal to oily skin, and in humid Texas summer heat, this is honestly one of the last things I would ever need. However. Even oily skin needs a helping hand in dry winter. Why couldn’t I have found this during the record winter chills of Nebraska? It would have saved my poor face from chapping and restored it to health overnight. Don’t underestimate this concentrate: With as much power as is contained within this bottle, your arch enemy, Evil Dryness, will be vanquished before you can say shazam!
All in all, I am most pleased with Sophyto! Certified gluten free skincare! Pure ooooh and ahhhhh. A luxurious experience that my skin adores. Gluten Free Ladies and Gentlemen, this could be that high end gluten free skincare company you’re looking for! It was for me, and I wasn’t even looking for it. Ha!