Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Sponge Skincare Anti-Aging Holy Trinity: Krema Imeras, Krema Niktas & Ladi Avokanto

Purchased by me (Affiliate Links)

It has been a while since I have reviewed anything from Sponge Skin Care, and I must say for such an excellent line it remains very underrated. Their Cleanser, Gel Katharistiko, (reviewed here), remains one of the best and most beloved cleansers that I have ever used, and yet there seem to be few people talking about this wonderful brand.

About Sponge Skincare:

Originally formulated by a doctor for the care of his pregnant patients without the intent to sell, more than 30 years of research has enabled sponge to pinpoint nature’s most powerful plants through a chemical-free extraction process. Sponge products are hand-blended, and each cream has a base of first pressed extra-virgin olive oil to promote firming, anti-oxidant and overall health benefits to the skin.

Sponge uses only the finest organic and wild-crafted ingredients which are naturally extracted by boiling the plants, herbs and flowers to particular temperatures and times based upon the maturity and the region in Greece it was grown to retain the highest amount of nutrients and vitamins. It is a slow process but it is also very pure to help ensure that your skin will ultimately benefit.

The highest sustainable growing standards are upheld where our plants, herbs and flowers are nurtured and harvested. We have also developed a method of testing products for safety and efficacy that is cruelty-free, which has been accepted by the Dermatological Society of Europe.

Sponge is dedicated to minimizing the environmental footprint of every production channel. Sponge uses only bio-degradable soy ink, 100% recyclable materials and in the print practice, works exclusively with companies that are FSC (Forext Stewardship Council) Certified, the strictest in the industry. FSC’s social and environmental requirements are also the highest and meet the social, economic, ecological, cultural and spiritual needs of present and future generations including criteria such as respect for human rights of indigenous people, prohibition of use of hazardous chemicals and conversion of forests or any other natural habitat.

The perfect anti-aging combination of products from the line consists of their Krema Imeras Day Cream, Krema Niktas Night Cream, and Ladi Avokanto. This is their most potent anti-aging trinity! Whenever I use their oil (Ladi Avokanto) in conjunction with their creams-- I apply the Ladi Avokanto first to freshly cleaned skin, and then massage the cream into my skin afterward. The results are beautifully glowing, unbelievably hydrated skin that is soft, supple and luminous.

Sponge Krema Imeras Day Cream- is "an anti-aging moisturizer for hydrating and protecting against external aggressors."

This deeply hydrating formulation features high-quality lime blossom, sage and rosemary for rejuvenating and nourishing the skin. It boosts radiance and suppleness while preventing the onset of premature signs of aging. As the luxurious texture restores moisture, it also protects against environmental impurities, stress and free radical damage, resulting in a fresh, youthful-looking finish. 

-Free Radical Protection
-Suitable For All Skin Types

Krema Imeras Day Cream has been in my must-have skincare arsenal for a few years now, and remains one of the creams that I reach for time and time again. It is exquisitely moisturizing, and lives up to Sponge's claim that it boosts radiance and suppleness. It is emollient without being too rich, and it has the distinction of sinking in very quickly. For an added boost of emollience I often add a drop or two of Ladi Avokanto to it.

Apply to your face, neck and décolleté every morning. May be used alone, or for the ultimate sponge experience, combine with an aromatherapy mist and ladi avokanto.

Ingredients: Aqua, Olea Europaea Oil (Olive Oil), Glycerin, Glyceryl Stearate, Peg-100 Stearate, Isopropyl Myristate, Ceteth-20, Cetyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Dimethicone, Allantoin, Ceteareth-25, Tilia Cordata Extract(Linden Extract), Salvia Officinalis Extract(Sage Extract), Rosmarinus Officinalis Extract (Rosmary Extract), Olea Europaea Leaf Extract (Olive Leaf Extract), Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Tocopherol, Triethyl Citrate, Disodium EDTA, BHA, Essential Oil Parfume , Linalool, Amyl Cinnamal, Hydroxycitronellal, Lilial, Benzyl Salicylate.
Left to Right: Imeras, Niktas, Ladi Avokanto

Sponge Krema Niktas Night Cream- is "a nourishing, anti-aging night cream for all skin types."

This deeply replenishing formulation features anti-aging and antioxidant-rich ingredients, such as St. John's wort, olive leaf, linden and sage. It supplies rich hydration for a softer and more supple texture while diminishing visible signs of aging. It also boosts elasticity and cell renewal, resulting in a younger-looking complexion. 

-Potent Anti-Aging Cream
-Suitable For All Skin Types

Krema Niktas has been my very favorite night cream for as long as I have used it. It is a very potent anti-aging antioxidant rich formula that is deeply moisturizing-- yet it is light in texture and fast absorbing. When I wake up the morning following application my skin has a pronounced clarity, is soft and supple, and looks well-rested with a very smooth texture. Like Krema Imeras, the potency and efficacy of Krema Niktas is turbo-powered when used in conjunction with Ladi Avokanto (everything is better with Ladi). 

Apply to your face, neck and décolleté every evening.

Ingredients: Aqua, Olea Europaea Oil (Olive Oil), Glycerin, Glyceryl Stearate, Peg-100 Stearate, Cetyl Alcohol, Polyisoprene, Hypericum Perforatum Extract (St. John’s Wort Extract), Ceteth-20, Cetearyl Alcohol, Dimethicone, Allantoin, Cetearet-25, Tilia Cordata Extract (Linden Extract), Salvia Officinalis Extract (Sage Extract), Olea Europaea Leaf Extract (Olive Leaf Extract), Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Tocopherol, Triethyl Citrate, Disodium EDTA, BHA, Essential Oil Parfume , Linalool, Amyl Cinnamal, Hydroxycitronellal, Lilial, Benzyl Salicylate.

Ladi Avokanto- is "a moisturizing oil that rejuvenates your skin with vitamins and antioxidants." It is a rich- yet lightweight oil that sinks into the skin quickly. The luscious combination of the Avocado and Olive oils make this a treat for the skin and the senses.

Restore and repair your skin instantly with Sponge Skin Care Ladi Avokanto Avocado Oil. Rich with vitamin E and D, naturally firming avocado oil promotes healthy skin for a more youthful appearance. A great nourishing oil that is ideal for all ages and skin types.

The “must have” product for healthy, radiant skin. combining the intense firming and restorative benefits of avocado with smoothing vitamin D and antioxidant vitamin E, this product helps nourish and rejuvenate skin regardless of age or skin type. the purity of Ladi Avokanto promotes immediate and cumulative results, helping your complexion look fresh, energized and more youthful with every use.

-Free Radical Protection
-Suitable For All Skin Types 

What can I say, I just love Ladi Avokanto (read my original review here)! It is just such a sumptuous and decadent face oil that sinks in quickly and imparts the most beautiful luminosity to the skin. Skin is left deeply hydrated and unbelievably soft and supple. The scent is a combination of the Avocado and Olive oils, and while it smells delectable it dissipates after it sinks into the skin. It also works wonders on the scalp, hair and cuticles! 

Apply to your face, neck and décolleté every night. This product may be used alone or combined with a moisturizer. 

Ingredients: Persea Gratissima Oil (Avocado Oil), Olea Europaea Oil (Olive Oil), Essential Oil Parfume, Lina Lool, Amyl Cinnamal, Hydroxycitronellal, Lilial, Benzyl Salicylate.

Overall assessment: Krema Imeras, Krema Niktas and Ladi Avokanto are amazing stand-alone anti-aging skincare products, but it is their union that delivers the most potent and apparent results. The combination of the three softens fine lines, imparts unbelievable clarity to the skin, hydrates, adds luminosity, and does so while delighting the senses. 

Krema Imeras $65.00 for 1.7 oz from Dermstore
Krema Niktis $70.00 for 1.7 oz. from Dermstore
Ladi Avokanto $60.00 for 1 oz. from Dermstore & Sephora (Affiliate Links)

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  1. I am so curious of these products! I so much wonder if there is any store in Europe carrying this brand? I have e-mailed Sponge Skincare but their customer service is not the best as I didn't get a reply. Unfortunately Dermstore doesn't ship internationally and Sponge Skincare had a very high shipping cost (and then VAT and customs charges have to be added). Best regards, Linda

    1. Hi Linda, It really is a lovely line of products. I went to the Sponge website as well and couldn't find any reference to retailers in Europe. I did a quick search online and don't see any reference to retailers in Europe, but that doesn't mean that there aren't stores that stock the products. I will keep looking and will let you know if I find anything. Sephora does still stock the 1 oz. Ladi Avokanto, but that's the only product that they stock. I hope that you are able to find it somewhere! Warmly, Helen

    2. Thanks for your reply! I may e-mail them again and ask if there are any retailers in Europe! All the best/ Linda

    3. My pleasure, Linda! I hope that they respond! It's such a lovely line.


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