The Winter season is officially here and unfortunately contrary to popular belief, a peppermint mocha latte might not be able to solve all of your skin problems. While embracing a drop in the temperature, there could be a few noticeable skin irritations that result from colder weather. Whether you experience dryness, sensitivity, fine lines or even sun-damaged skin on your face from the Summer, Rilastil Skincare has a solution you’re sure to enjoy just as much as shopping for anything peppermint mocha related.
An Italian brand, Rilastil comes from generations of skincare genius. Ancestors to the brand actually first synthesized Niacin (vitamin PP) in 1910, receiving international and academic awards. Professor Domenico Ganassini then founded Istituto Ganassini in 1935, producing revolutionary and exclusive niacin-based pharmaceutical products. Applying pharmaceutical research, knowledge, and methodology to skincare for the first time, Ganassini launched its first skincare brand, Rilastil, in 1972. Stemming from a focus on “re-elasticizing” the skin, the brand launched to critical acclaim with its still iconic Stretch Mark Cream.
Always at the forefront of innovation, Rilastil commits to testing all products for the presence of the five heavy metals most responsible for skin sensitization: nickel, cobalt, chromium, palladium, and mercury, up to 1 part per billion (1ppb). By eliminating all detectable traces of these metals, product tolerance increases, ensuring comfort for even the most sensitive skin. Rilastil uses high quality ingredients in all of their formulations and never tests on animals. The definitions as well as benefits to every single one of their ingredients can be found on the website.
While all of the skin products that we’ve personally tried are all fabulous for different reasons, let’s focus on our top five favorite products. Three of them can be found in the Progression HD line which is used for aging, hyperpigmented skin. The Activator Serum illuminates and smoothes while delivering a delicately fragrant, potent mix of ingredients. The Brightness Intensifier Cream is made to be put on top of the serum and will help to brighten dull complexions as well as strengthen them. From the first application, skin looks immediately radiant. It’s a super impressive product in our opinion. Third in the HD line is the Illuminating Eye Contour Cream. This cream not only increases radiance but also firms. It’s a favorite for how nicely it diminishes fine lines and makes the top of the cheek bones glow when massaged into the orbital bone. In fourth place comes Rilastil’s Hydrotenseur Concentrate In Drops Serum. This serum contains lactobionic acid which helps to increase cell turnover and it has a nice texture that absorbs nicely into dehydrated skin. Fifth but certainly not least, the Daily Care Purifying Cleansing Gel is a fantastic cleanser. A soap-free formula, this gel leaves the skin feeling oil-free but not stripped. It effectively removes makeup and has a spa-like herbal smell as well.
All in all, this beauty examiner gives the Rilastil brand five stars for quality, effectiveness and range in product for multiple skin concerns.
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