Wednesday, September 14, 2016

January Labs Skin Essentials for Radiant, Perfected Skin | Review

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One of the great pleasures of being a beauty blogger is, undoubtedly, being introduced to so many fantastic beauty brands that I may not otherwise have been exposed to. I am exposed to so many brands, but have to confess that I hadn't heard of January Labs until it was sent to me for editorial consideration, and I have to say that this is one of my very greatest skincare discoveries this year! This is such a fantastic line that I couldn't wait to share it with you. If you seek products that leave your skin soft, supple, glowing and hydrated– then January Labs is worth your consideration.
About January Labs,

January Olds has worked for premiere skin care companies around the world, leading education and training for five-star, five-diamond hotel resorts and spas.... 

January’s fascination with skin care started at an early age, after developing home remedies to fix her troubled skin. This passion later led her to study ingredient technology and become a licensed aesthetician. After years of research and development, January's momentum has led her to create January Labs. 

January is committed to creating a sustainable, values-driven business that people can trust. None of her products contain sulfates, parabens, fragrances, or other harmful additives. She has also adopted an eco-friendly approach to packaging, evidenced by her minimalist designs and use of recyclable materials.
January Labs Skin Essentials Revitalizing Day Cream ($68.00 for 1.7 oz. from January Labs Skin EssentialsCredo Beauty and Cult Beauty): This is a lightweight and fast absorbing day cream that has the texture of a serum, the efficacy of a heavy-hitting anti-aging cream, and the potency of the best antioxidant-rich formulas to fight free radical damage. Furthermore, this potent potion is filled with Hyaluronic Acid to bind moisture and plump fine lines, Peptides to boost collagen synthesis, and Beta Glucan to smooth fine lines and wrinkles. Dull and lifeless skin gives way to luminous, hydrated, lifted skin that is more even in tone. This is one of my best day cream discoveries in a very long time, and am utterly thrilled by its efficacy.

According to January Labs,

Skin transformation begins with our Revitalizing Day Cream that gets your glow off to an incredible start. Our day cream promotes skin rejuvenation in one fiercely active formulation. Fine lines are minimized, elasticity restored, skin is firmed, plumped and hydrated. The rare botanical formula is rich in antioxidants and helps to reduce the appearance of discoloration and the occurrence of sensitivities. A new day for skincare has arrived!

Features and Benefits:
  • Hyaluronic Acid: Strengthens elasticity and helps to repair skin tissue.
  • Fruit extracts: Helps fight free radical damage.
  • Peptides: Boosts collagen synthesis and reinforce skin barrier.
  • Beta Glucan: Smooths fine lines and wrinkles.
  • B Vitamins and fatty acids: Adds moisture and enhances skin tone.
  • Allantoin: Promotes cell healing.
Directions: Apply daily to clean skin. Follow with your chosen SPF product.

Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Caprylic/Capric Triglycerides, Beantree Oil, Beta-Glucan, Verbena Officinalis Extract, Hydrolyzed Soybean Fiber, Propanediol, Niacinamide, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Stearyl Alcohol, C14-22 Alcohols, Tocopheryl Acetate, Allantoin, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Borago Officinalis Seed Oil, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii, Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract, Vaccinium Myrtillus (Bilberry) Extract, Silybum Marianum (Milk Thistle) Extract, Pinus Pinaster Bark (Maritime Pine) Extract, Ginkgo Biloba Extract, Glycerin, Vaccinium Myrtillus (Bilberry) Fruit Extract, Euterpe Oleacea Fruit Extract, Lycium Barbarum (Goji) Extract, Aristotelia Chilensisui Fruit Extract, Aronia Arbutifolia/Aronia Melanocarpa (Chokeberry) Fruit Extract, Garcinia Mangostana Fruit Extract, Punica Granatum Fruit Extract, Morinda Citrifolia Fruit Extract, Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin.
January Labs Retexturizing Night Cream ($74.00 for 1.7 oz. from January Labs Skin EssentialsCredo Beauty and Cult Beauty): This overnight treatment cream is formulated to facilitate and maximize the natural regenerative (skin turnover) process that occurs while you sleep. The Lactic Acid stimulates skin turnover and repair, the Hyaluronic Acid binds moisture bolsters elasticity and plumps fine lines, Peptides to boost collagen synthesis, and Beta Glucan to smooth fine lines and wrinkles. Dull and lifeless skin gives way to luminous, hydrated, lifted skin that is more even in tone. The actives gently exfoliate dead skin cells revealing luminous youthful skin that is hydrated, soft, supple, even in tone and clarified. 

According to January Labs,

Skin transformation continues as you rest with our fiercely-active Retexturizing Night Cream. Encouraging skin regeneration and  rejuvenation in a Lactic Acid-based formula, this is a “work-horse” product that is also safe for sensitive skin types. The complimentary ingredients offer intense hydration, beneficial exfoliation that keeps skin smooth, soft and youthful, as well as treatment of skin irritations such as acne. Retexturizing Night Cream makes waking up to gorgeous skin an everyday reality!

Features and Benefits:
  • Lactic Acid: improves skin texture and hydration level.
  • Hyaluronic Acid: strengthens elasticity and helps to repair skin tissue.
  • Fruit extracts: fight free radical damage.
  • Peptides: boost collagen synthesis and reinforce skin barrier.
  • Beta Glucan: smoothes fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Great for problem skin
Directions: Apply nightly to cleansed skin, avoiding eye area.

Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Lactic Acid, Caprylic/Capric Triglycerides, Sodium Lactate, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5, Verbena Officinalis Extract, Beta Glucan, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii, Glycerin, Panthenol, Hydrolyzed Soybean Fiber, Niacinamide, Glyceryl Stearate, Stearyl Alcohol, Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid, Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Oil, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Xanthan Gum, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin.
January Labs Skin Essentials Go and Glow Power Peel Exfoliant ($75.00 for oz. from January Labs Skin Essentials and Cult Beauty): This one-step, multi-action exfoliating peel eliminates dead skin, impurities and stimulated blood-flow to oxygenate skin cells. You simply apply a generous amount to your face, neck and décolleté, and leave it on for about 15 minutes. As it dries there is a warming sensation from the Cinnamon Oil, but it was neither uncomfortable, nor painful on my sometimes finicky skin. Once it dries, simply wash it off with warm water, and gently pat dry. Skin is left remarkably clean, exfoliated, radiant, even in tone and lifted.

According to January Labs,

Our revolutionary "Glow and Go" Power Peel Exfoliant detoxifies, rejuvinates and oxygenates your skin using cinnamon oil.

The "Glow and Go" Power Peel Exfoliant is a multi-action solution that oxygenates, exfoliates and increases circulation while reducing pore size. The cinnamon oil-rich Power Peel Exfoliant safely penetrates skin while causing a surge of heat that stimulates and activates the skin. It is also effective in dealing with uneven skin tone, oily, acneic, and dehydrated conditions.

This one-step treatment exfoliates and nourishes all skin types by stimulating blood flow to the surface of the skin and delivering oxygen to deprived skin cells. It is guaranteed to revitalize and brighten your complexion, giving an instantly radiant and lasting glow.

Directions:
Step 1: On freshly cleansed skin, apply a generous amount of the Power Peel Exfoliant on face, neck and décolletage. A warm sensation, tightening and pulsing sensation is to be expected and varies with different skin types. Leave on for 15 minutes.
Step 2: Remove peel with water, or for best results use a combination of water and the Pure & Gentle Cleansing Gel.
Step 3: Finish treatment with Restorative Tonic Mist and Moisture Balancing Lotion.

Ingredients: Water, Hypromellose, Phenol, Cinnamon Oil, Potassium Sorbate, Chloroxylenol, Grapefruit Extract.
Overall Assessment: January Labs Skin Essentials is a wonderfully active skincare line that boasts astonishing efficacy quickly and efficiently. If you are seeking products that leave skin soft, smooth, luminous and lifted, then January Labs Skin Essentials should be on your radar. This brand definitely ranks among my greatest skincare discoveries is a very long time. I have every intention of further investigating this exceptional brand!

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24 comments:

  1. This may possibly be the start of my list for the next Cult Beauty GWP. Please compare to the big guns in your arsenal: Tatcha, Radical, ColbertMD.....

    Thanks!

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    1. Oh, Cindy- this is DEFINITELY a line that you need to try! Nearly lost my mid the first time that I tried the Go and Glow Power Peel Exfoliant! My experience with January Labs is limited to these three products, and of course their products are quite different from TATCHA, RADICAL, Colbert MD et al, but there is no question that this is a line that is of extraordinary high quality, enviable efficacy, and is a treat to use. You see pretty immediate results with the peel and the night cream because of all of the actives and the exfoliants.

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    2. Well, from what I understand Cult Beauty does an end of the year 'best of' GWP. Looks like I will be using these to qualify.

      I just want to be sure they are as effective as the above mentioned 'big guns' we know and love.

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    3. These are definitely worthwhile purchases to qualify!

      I am quite impressed by these three products, and I am definitely curious to try some of their other products!

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  2. I love the look of the packaging and the peel. And I like the name, January Labs, because I love January as a first name. I'll keep an eye out for these once I get caught up on all my skincare products.

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    1. I feel the same way about the name– both as a first name and as a skincare company name! This is definitely a line worth trying when you Are ready to test out more skincare products. The peel is so effective, and I agree that the packaging is especially attractive!

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  3. I've been turning down skincare right and left but after reading this I would say yes to them in a minute. The ingredients sound just wonderful.

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    1. If you get have the opportunity to test these, definitely don't turn them down! I think that you would fall in love with these products! :-)

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  4. I would totally love to try the peel exfoliant!

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    1. These three products are really fantastic, and the whole line seems quite promising to me after having experiences these great products!

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  6. This line is new to me but it sounds wonderful.

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    1. I hadn't heard of them until I was asked to review these products, and I had no idea what to expect. Thankfully, I was very impressed by these three products, and I now really want to further explore the line!

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  7. And in a serendipitous turn of events, the Restorative Tonic Mist from this line just arrived with my Cult Beauty GWP order. Can't decide whether to open it and try it now (I have several mists open) or wait until I order the creams and use as a set.

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    1. WOW, that is amazing– crazy that I just posted my review yesterday, and you already have this! Open it! :-) If you store them in a cool, dark place you should't have a problem opening it! I can't wait to hear what you think about the mist!

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  8. It's so fun discovering new brands! I haven't heard of this, I'll keep on my radar though! :)

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    1. I agree, I always get excited when I make a new brand discovery! This one definitely deserves to be on your radar!

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  9. What a wonderful name... I'm a January baby... hehe! That's really cool about this brand and I've never heard of it before. I will surely check it out.

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    1. I agree! The products are really fantastic too!

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  10. These sound really nice! I haven't heard of this brand before

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    1. Their products are really fantastic, and it's definitely a line well-worth exploring!

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  11. I just received the peel and the day cream which I purchased when I ordered the 'Best of Cult Beauty' a few weeks ago. Used the mask right away and then the day cream. We shall see..... (The mask was irritating at first and then calmed down. Did you have that experience?)

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    1. I noticed a warming sensation, but it didn't actually irritate my skin. I wondered if it would, but it didn't. I would decrease the amount of time that you leave it on, and run a partch test rather than doing it on your whole face to see how your skin tolerates it. The face that it did calm down is definitely a good sign, but you want to see if you are intolerant to it (ingredients that your skin doesn't play well with) or whether it is just doing what it is supposed to and your skin is temporarily irritated, and then fine. I have had the experience with some masks that I had to take off immediately because they burned and caused my skin to itch and be very uncomfortable. In cases such as that, I don't give the products a second chance!

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