I have endless pots of cream in my drawer... all the sad, unfulfilled promises of disappearing wrinkles, re-hydrated skin and youthful re-incarnation that never happened. Hundreds of pounds worth of hope that I can’t quite bring myself to throw away.
Then a couple of months ago a friend told me she had found something fantastic, and wearily, with no expectations at all because I have heard this many times before, I followed her advice. (I always follow advice if any of you have any interesting products for me.) I have been using the Sönd range now for nearly a month. And this one is really good!
About Sönd skincare
Two things make these products different from their thousands of competing compatriots.
1. Alkaline skincare
Firstly, they are the only alkaline skincare products on the market. We all know now about the health benefits of the acid/alkaline balance, (that’s what green juices, lemon water and apple cider vinegar are all about) and that cells function best when they are alkaline. But did you know that most of what we usually slather on our faces is not?
Your skin absorbs 60% of what you put on it straight into your blood stream, so it’s vital to make sure any face products you use daily are natural and made with as few chemicals as possible.
Most skincare products have a low pH of around 5.5. Water has a pH of 7, which is neutral on the pH scale, and Sönd products come in at 7.3. Which means there is more oxygen in them, which allows your cells to absorb more water, gives your skin that glow we used to have naturally in our youth and, vitally, gives them additional energy to renew and replenish.
2. Silica and collagen
The second unique factor is that they contain silica, which is a key anti-ageing ingredient that boosts collagen production (and we all need that!), soothes irritations, boosts the elasticity of the blood vessels that deliver oxygen and nutrients to your cells and - best of all - increases your skins ability to hold onto water.
Youth in a bottle?
Anyway, the end result to date is that my skin feels much softer. Any dryness has disappeared and while I am not sure I can claim to have dropped a decade, I definitely look better than before. And I LOVE the night serum!
This is my Christmas present of choice - I am expecting all my nearest and dearest to shortly have that alkaline glow!
Written by health advocate Sara Davenport, founder of one of the UK's largest breast cancer charities, Breast Cancer Haven. With over twenty years' experience in holistic health, Sara's digital dose of wellness teaches you to listen to your body, tweak your lifestyle and improve your health.
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