SkinBetter AltoDefense Serum Does it live up to the hype? Do you need it?
This is one those products that had me very confused from the get go. Truth be told, even 2-3 weeks into using it, I was still researching exactly what it was doing.
It's a highly complex product that offers A LOT but I had to rearrange my skincare routines somewhat while I used this product and I found that a little tough, but any questions about how and what I rearranged can be asked later.
AltoDefense is a workhorse product with with 19 different antioxidants to provide your skin with 360 degree support against free radical damage.
Free radical damage is real and hard to avoid. It's the cause of hyperpigmentation, inflammation, breakdown of collagen & elastin, premature ageing and so much more.
Prior to AltoDefense my antioxidant usage included vitamin C, vitamin A (retinol) Zo Skinhealth Daily Power Defense (possibly my favourite product ever) and more recently NIOD SDSM2, a product I'm not personally convinced of.
I wasn't using anything that offered nearly the coverage that this product does.
Just to name a few ingredients that this beast of a product provides: vitamin c, vitamin e, co-enzyme Q10, grape seed extract, coffee, green tea, superoxide dismutase, cocoa, turmeric and more. As you can see, it starts to eliminate the need for a mist like NIOD or a single product featuring one antioxidant ingredient (bar retinol and the big antioxidants, I'm talking SDSM, co-enzyme Q10 toners etc).
Like other SkinBetter products I've tried, results are predictably slow, however I'll take slow and steady any day over a quick fix that ends in failure.
If this does live up to it claims, it should start to improve the fine lines (it says wrinkles but thankfully I'm not there yet). For rosacea sufferers it claims to reduce redness.
It's a thin creamy serum, similar to Good Genes (maybe runnier), no fragrance whatsoever and it absorbs beautifully into the skin.
It's designed for am/pm use to give 24 hour coverage from oxidative stress and I am comforted by the fact I have a blanket of protection.continued in notes... - 13 hours ago