Last updated on Dec 28th, 2020 at 04:13 pm

Well-known SA medical aesthetic practitioner Dr Alek Nikolic recently launched, a range of high potency serums formulated with medical-grade active ingredients

Add a powerful shot to your skincare routine

If you have been hearing about retinol being the magic ingredient to heal skin and prevent ageing, but are unsure how to use it – and wary of possible side effects – then this is the ideal product to introduce your skin to a low dose of retinol.

I love that it contains medically-approved doses of Vitamin C and E too – and of course am always happy to promote products that are vegan and cruelty-free, and not tested on animals flash 1 | repair shot contains medical-grade active ingredients flash is a vitamin A based evening application serum that penetrates the skin for superior skin rejuvenation. Containing a unique combination of hydroxypinacolone retinoate (granactive retinol), vitamin C (ascorbyl tetraisopalmitate) and vitamin E, flash works to repair the skin from the day’s environmental damage, preventing changes from skin ageing.

This powerful serum has been designed to deliver a potent repair shot and counteract the signs of UV sun damage and skin ageing. After two weeks of using it, my skin texture has improved – it looks and feels smoother and more hydrated.

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If you struggle with hyperpigmentation, flash will penetrate the skin to reduce the appearance of dark spots, revealing a youthful skin glow. Most importantly, it’s formulated to repair and maintain the vital outer skin mantle to promote healthy skin function. flash also promises to minimise pore size, increase collagen production, and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. flash can be used on all skin types flash 1 has been specifically designed to act as an introductory anti-ageing and repair shot for the skin that minimizes any side effects and prepares the skin for flash 2. flash 1 can be used by all skin types and contains a Hydroxypinacolone Retinoate strength of 0.6%.

How to use it

If you’re new to the super-powers of vitamin A, introduce the product to your skin once or twice weekly to start and work your way up to every other day before using it every evening.

We get it – you’re looking for immediate results. But the important thing about hydroxypinacolone retinoate is that it stays in the skin and works for hours while you sleep, so even when you can’t see it, the work is happening.

RRP: R880

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