From Retinol to All the Acids: 6 Products We're Buying in Our Cosmeceutical Skincare Sale

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Yep. It's true.

The headline of this article is not a typo. Adore Beauty's Cosmeceutical Skincare Sale is happening!

Set your goddamn alarms because from 12am on Tuesday October 13 until midnight Thursday October 15, we're bringing you 10 per cent off all cosmeceutical skin care for a glorious 48 hours.

Side note - Joanna shares the skincare products she's emptied in this YouTube video below!

OK cool, but how am I meant to choose the best cosmeceutical skincare product(s), you ask?!?!

Don't worry, we've got you.

From the best retinol treatment to a glow-inducing niacinamide serum, here are the cosmeceutical skincare products six Adore Beauty staffers will be stocking up on in our cosmeceutical sale.

1. asap Super B Complex.

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Who: Joanna Fleming, Digital Content Manager and co-host of the Beauty IQ Uncensored podcast.

What: asap super B complex 30ml - A high-strength niacinamide, hyaluronic acid and AHA serum that prevents dehydration, boosts collagen production, minimises inflammation and gives a heck of a lot of radiance.

Why she loves it:

"This was the first cosmeceutical skincare product I ever tried and I'm still using it several years later. The best way I can describe it is that it just makes your skin look better. asap super B complex 30ml boasts both forms of Vitamin B (B3 or niacinamide and B5 or panthenol), plus a big dose of Vitamin E to fight the signs of ageing and boost hydration, and potent antioxidants to support the skin's natural protection against environmental damage. Oh, and it really does give you that glow."

2. Cosmedix Refine Plus High-Potency Refinishing Treatment.

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Who: Hannah Furst, Brand & Content Manager, and co-host of the Beauty IQ Uncensored podcast.

What: Cosmedix Refine Plus Refinishing Treatment 8% - Just casually one of the highest strength retinol/vitamin A serums we stock at Adore.

Why she loves it:

"This high-strength retinol serum is not for the faint-hearted. It's. Hard. Core. If you're already a Vitamin A connoisseur, then you'll love it. If not, make sure you work your way up from a lower percentage retinol to avoid destroying your skin barrier. Cosmedix Refine Plus Refinishing Treatment 8% is an anti-aging powerhouse and will reduce the look of fine lines and pigmentation, and help to improve the appearance of skin texture."

3. Aspect Retinol Brulee.

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Who: Shanthi Murugan, Head of Campaign & Strategy.

What: Aspect Retinol Brulee - A deliciously powerful retinol night serum, not to be confused with a delicious crème brulee.

Why she loves it:

"If you're like me and looooove vitamin A (I swear the 'A' is for addiction), you'll know the restraint it takes to not go overboard. I limit my use of vitamin A but whenever I return, the Aspect Retinol Brulee is my go-to. Take my word for it, this works as an overnight transformation for your skin. My skin looks and feels smoother, brighter and clearer by morning. Warning: you will become obsessed."

4. Skin Virtue Future Advance Eye Serum.

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Who: Ellie Morrow, Assistant Brand Marketing Manager – Skincare & Wellness.

What: Skin Virtue Future Advanced Eye Serum 15ml - The lightweight, anti-wrinkle under eye serum you didn’t know you wanted until RIGHT now. Literally, it just dropped on Adore.

Why she loves it:

"I stopped trying to use eye serums and eye creams a while back because I couldn't find one that didn't irritate my skin. But turning 31 (and the year that has been 2020) has renewed my focus on anti-aging products, so when I received a sample of the Skin Virtue Future Advanced Eye Serum 15ml, I was ready to risk it for the reducing fine lines biscuit. And huzzah! No irritation, redness or eyes tearing up after applying. I'll be buying two of these in my next Adore Beauty purchase so I can gift one to the person from whom I inherited the oh-so-sensitive skin/eye issue - cheers Mum!"

5. SkinCeuticals Glycolic 10 Renew Overnight.

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Who: Danielle Chee, Senior Category Manager - Skincare & Wellness.

What: SkinCeuticals Glycolic 10 Renew Overnight - A 10 per cent glycolic acid night serum that'll give you your glowiest skin ever while you snooze.

Why she loves it:

"Being Adore Beauty's Senior Category Manager for Skincare, I'm super grateful to not be a sensitive skin gal. It means I can try ALL the products! And bless that strong skin barrier of mine, as I love a good peel product when I see one. It's not for the faint-hearted, but the SkinCeuticals Glycolic 10 Renew Overnight has been a godsend for me - I use it as a weekly treatment to keep my skin texture as smooth as a baby's bottom. You know when you get an active facial in a salon and you feel that tingly sensation like the tiny pitter-patter of ants on your face? Well, this is the home version of it, and I've been sold ever since I first road-tested it!"

6. Beauté Pacifique Instant Hydrating Mask.

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Who: (Me!) Amy Clark, Senior Editor.

What: Beauté Pacifique Instant Hydrating Mask 100ml - A collagen, lanolin and squalane mask every cosmeceutical skincare lover needs to get on their face immediately.

Why I love it:

"Bless my colleagues for recommending hectic, high-strength performance active skincare products, but just putting it out there... my pick is the product that'll keep your acid-loving face from flaking off. The Beauté Pacifique Instant Hydrating Mask 100ml is a luscious, intensely hydrating cream mask you can wash off after 15 mins, or slather on thick before bed as your night moisturiser. It's full of everything skin barriers froth over - squalane, lanolin, collagen, and a spattering of vitamins A, C and E - to hydrate and fortify your skin. This is the tube I reach for on the nights I'm not using an acid or retinol product... or when I've predictably overdone it with the actives. I've been using it once a week for almost a year and she's still going!"

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