As for the mystery of Codage Summertime,
|sorry about the grubby label: I took it on travels, etc|
|better view on their website|
The actual ingredients:
I have been using it somewhat regularly and sometimes not so continiously for a month:
- silicony feel to it: somewhat similar as the Korean or other Asian nightime masks
- easy to dose droplet: press out as much or as little as you'd like
- as the slippery feel stays on for more than 10 minutes, I used it as a nighttime product
- So their claim "01 moisture without oiliness"? is somewhat true: it doesn't look too oily on the skin and somewhat false: it feels oily and if you use it in the morning it might interfere with your makeup
- I like it for warmer days: oils are normally my way to go but when warmer I need something not-a-real-oil but slippery enough to get some moisture in
- Whitening/brightening: not sure because I use it with plenty other brighteners, eg vitamine C serum.
- "02 Sooth the skin from agressions?": Somewhat! the slightly silicony feel in the beginning is somewhat calming but I think that the Nude Advanced Cellular Renewal Serum does a better job at penetrating into the dermis (=skin- hey, I did pay some attention at Chemistry!) and providing the skin with soothers/anti-agers/brighteners than this serum.
- "03 protect from heath & pollution": I changed my routine to use it merely for nighttime, so I cannot really reflect on this part as the daily protector.
- "04 Increase tanning and protect from the sun". Somewhat an oxymoron: but I understand some people like to get a real tan but a gradual one that doesn't really harm or damages their skincells a lot. I never tried it without sunblock and I wouldn't test it either because of my proneness to freckles & pigment spots. I think the slightly slippery feel has some protection factor in itself and the sunrays will take more time to penetrate into the skin.
- Minimizing pores (not a claim, but relevant for the review)? No, not really.
- Softer skin? Yes, it makes the skin feel soft the next morning
- Minimizing wrinkles? Somewhat. But they don't claim to be an anti-aging product. Thus,
- I think this product is more suitable for age-group 18-32! It protects against the fact summer & summer behaviour can wreck havock on skin and younger people can prevent or correct their sun-tastic times.
I like this product, only more as a "supporting actress" instead of the "main player", because my skin needs something more at the mature age of *-censored-by-author-*. It's on the cheaper side of skincare and I think it can be a welcome addition to people aged 18-32 as an easy way to keep their dermis young. I think I won't repurchase, but I might repurchase it as well. I'm fickle with these things.
Colette.fr has it for € 45 but on the Codage website they have a sampling program, so you can try out this or the other products as well for less €.