Epionce Skincare Line Review - Lytic Gel Cleanser, Lytic Plus Tx Lotion, Intense Defense Serum and Renewal Facial Lotion


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Skincare for me is all about results. If you have been following me on Instagram you know my love for the Epionce line! This review has been long pending but better late than never. I was introduced to Epionce products via Brianna Stanko on YouTube. If you are a fellow skincare junkie like myself you probably are already following her, if not then I suggest you do it right away! Her skincare and makeup recommendations are absolutely spot on and have never failed me yet. She is also the owner of Premier Look - An online skincare boutique which btw have amazing customer service..speaking from personal experience :)

A little bit about Epionce skincare - "It is a physician-strength skin care line created by clinical dermatologist, Dr. Carl Thornfeldt. Our unique approach provides a blend of key botanical ingredients to reveal healthier-looking skin that can help improve the visible effects of aging – giving you smoother, more radiant skin. Our gentle and effective formulas are paraben, fragrance, sulfate and gluten-free. Restorative botanical ingredients incorporate powerful multifactorial antioxidants along with barrier boosting cholesterol, ceramide and free fatty acids in proven concentrations to improve the overall health and appearance of the skin."

I personally have tried 4 products from the line and repurchased them again and again! Yes these are that good! The best part about this line is that they have different version of products for all skin types! I typically use the ones for normal to oily skin prone to congestion.

Let's start with the cleanser, I absolutely love the Epionce Lytic Gel Cleanser! As the name suggests it is a gel based cleanser housed in a see through plastic bottle and comes with a pump and is very travel friendly as the pump locks so no spillage! Even though it does foam up beautifully it is Sulphate free and Paraben free and is not drying at all. It gently yet thoroughly cleanses the skin leaving it soft and glowing! I love the refreshing fragrance of menthol it leaves behind which instantly wakes my skin up! It also contains Orange fruit and Lavender extracts along with Willow Bark Extract which contains natural BHA for gentle exfoliation. Even though they say on their website that it can remove makeup, I don't use it as a makeup remover and would not suggest to do so either. Always remove your makeup before hand ..oil/balm based cleansers work the best to remove stubborn everyday makeup and SPF! 

Ingredients:-
Water (Aqua), Sodium Cocoamphoacetate, Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate, Glycerin, Lauryl Glucoside, Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate, Sodium Lauryl Glucose Carboxylate, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Althaea Officinalis (Marsh Mallow) Root Extract, Butylene Glycol, Caprylyl Glycol, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract, Coco-Glucoside, Disodium EDTA, Ethylhexylglycerin, Glyceryl Oleate, Hexylene Glycol, Lavandula Augustifolia (Lavender) Flower Extract, Linalool, Limonene, Menthol, Phenoxyethanol, Phoenix Dactylifera (Date) Fruit Extract, Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Extract, Sodium Hydroxide.

Next product in the line HG for me and something I will never be without..never! The Epionce Lytic Plus Tx Lotion is the only lotion/treatment product which works to keep congestion and acne away for my skin! I love it and my sister loves it as well! She get's hormonal acne mostly on the jaw line and it works amazingly well for her as well. Even though it typically falls under exfoliator/acid/treatment category it's not drying at all! In fact I have used it morning and night everyday for months and it never dried my skin! The formula is light and has lotion type consistency, on application it does have a slight cooling sensation which I believe is from the menthol, so if you are sensitive to menthol I would suggest to check out the gentle version of this treatment. The Lytic Plus Tx is specifically for oily and acne prone skin. 

The Lytic Plus Tx lotion is their maximum strength formula containing Willow Bark Extract, Salicylic Acid and Azelaic Acid. It gently cleans out the stubborn congestion by penetrating in the skin and dissolving the dead skin cells and killing off the bacteria. Azelaic acid helps with inflammation and brightening up the spots as well as it has antibacterial properties! I personally find the combination of BHA ie Salicylic Acid + Azelaic Acid fantastic for my skin! With regular usage it has helped my skin to stay clear and free of congestion! It works great as a spot treatment as well and overnight will reduce the size of the zit! 

Ingredients:-
Active: Salicylic Acid 3%. Inactive: water, Butylene Glycol, Salix Alba (willow) Bark Extract, Ppg-2 Myristyl Ether Propionate, Limnanthes Alba (meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Polyacrylamide, Phoenix Dactylifera (date) Fruit Extract, Cyclopentasiloxane, Allantoin, Atelocollagen, Azelaic Acid, Bisabolol, C13-14 Isparaffin, Caprylyl Glycol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (orange) Fruit Extract, Cyclohexasiloxane, Emulsifying Wax, Ethyhexlaglycerin, Glycerin, Glyceryl Stearate, Hexylene Glycol, Laureth-7, Lavandula Angustifolia (lavender) Flowr Extract, Lecithin, Linalool, Limonene, Linum Usitatissimum (linseed) Seed Oil, Menthol, Peg-100 Stearate, Petrolatum Phnoexoythanol, Sodium Chondroitin Sulfate, Sodium Hyroxide, Xanthang Um, Zinc Pyrithione.

Next we have the Intense Defence Serum, this is probably the most expensive product from their line and well worth it as I have repurchased it multiple times! It's highly advanced anti-aging serum which provides complete set of multi-vitamins for your skin using botanical sources of A, B, C, D & E. It contains two of my all time favorite ingredients - Niacinamide and Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate along with many botanical extracts like melon fruit extract, sea fennel extract, cotton seed oil, raspberry seed oil etc. If you are serious about anti-aging , the ingredients to look out for are antioxidants! Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate is a highly stable Vitamin C derivative which is oil soluble ie it has the ability to penetrate deep into the epidermis layer and work it's magic! Most of the vit c treatments in the market use L-Ascorbic Acid which is the basic Vit C form but this ingredient is highly unstable and oxidizes easily! It also can be very irritating on the skin causing congestion and breakouts. Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate on the other hand does not cause any irritations and is suitable for all skin types! Another of my favorite ingredient is Niacinamide! Research has shown that this ingredient helps in refining pores, dull skin, uneven skin tone, fine lines and also helps in strengthening the skin barrier! It's a fantastic ingredient and a must have in your skincare products!

The Epionce Intense Defense Serum comes in an airless pump packaging which helps in maintaining the freshness of the product which is a must especially since the price is so high! I have used this serum on and off for over 2 years and absolutely love it! It gives me almost poreless skin especially when used along with the Epionce Lytic Plus Tx lotion. With regular usage I find it helps in brightening over all skin, smoothing out the smile lines and refining the texture of the skin! I don't have any fine lines or wrinkles so cannot comment on that. Overall I really adore this serum and definitely would like to repurchase it..the only con I can think is the price! It retails for 136$ for 30ml which is definitely on the higher side but if you are willing to splurge this is a fantastic serum for overall anti-aging benefits!

Ingredients:-
Water (Aqua), Propanediol, Niacinamide, Peg-7 Glyceryl Cocoate, Cyclohexasiloxane, Cyclopentasiloxane, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Bidens Pilosa Extract, Bixa Orellana Seed Extract, Butylene Glycol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Caprylyl Glycol, Carbomer, Crithmum Maritimum Extract, Cucumis Melo (Melon) Fruit Extract, Dimethicone, Disodium EDTA, Elaeis Guineensis (Palm) Oil, Ethylhexylglycerin, Glycerin, Gossypium Herbaceum (Cotton) Seed Oil, Hexylene Glycol, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Hydroxypropyltrimonium Maltodextrin Crosspolymer, Lentinus Edodes Extract, Linum Usitatissimum (Linseed) Seed Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Raspberry Seed Oil/Tocopheryl Succinate Aminopropanediol Esters, Sodium Hyaluronate, Tocopheryl Linoleate, Triethanolamine.

Lastly we have the Epionce Renewal Facial Lotion. It is moisturizer for oily/combination skin. It comes in a see through pump packaging and retails for 94$ for 50ml of product. It is described as "Facial Lotion that protects the skin from oxidative damage while strengthening skin's natural moisture barrier. Ceramides along with hyaluronic and essential fatty acids and seal in moisture while a botanical complex of meadowfoam, flax, avocado and lavender calm inflammation and neutralize free radicals. Zinc fortifies against future damage." The consistency of this moisturizer is thin lotion type and is absorbed immediately into the skin. It makes the skin look plump and hydrated immediately! It does not have any fragrance so people with sensitive nose can enjoy this as well. 

I have used this moisturizer both morning and night time and it works well for both. It does not feel heavy on the skin nor does it clog my pores or cause any congestion! It especially works extremely well under makeup! I have used it as a primer underneath makeup and it helps keeping my makeup fresh throughout the day! I love the dewy finish it gives to the skin making it appear well rested and hydrated. I have repurchased this twice already and will always have it in my skincare collection! 

Ingredients:-
Water, Butylene Glycol, Carthamus Tinctorius (safflower) Seed Oil, Limananthes Alba (meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Cyclophentasiloxane, Glycerin, Petrolatum, Ppg-2 Myristyl Ether, Propionate, C10-30 Cholestrol/lanoestrol Esters, Poalycraylamide, Linum Usitatissimum (linseed) Seed Oil, Glyceryl Stearate, Peg-100 Stearate, Cyclohexasiloxane, Beeswax, Bisabolol, C12-20 Alkyl Glycoside, C13-14 Isoparaffin, C14-22 Alcohols, Capylyl Glycol, Cetyl Alcohol, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (orange) Fruit Extract, Cyclomethicone, Dimethiconol, Ethylhexylgylcerin, Hexylene Glycol, Lareuth-7, Lavandula Angustifolia (lavender) Flower Extract, Linalool, Limonene, Magnesium Salicylate, Magnesium Stearate, Malic Acid, Manganese Glycerophosphate, Persea Gratissima (avocado) Oil Unsaponifiables, Phenoxyethanol, Phoenix Dcatylifera 9date)f Ruit Extract, Phytosphingosine, Pyrus Malus (apple) Fruit Extract, Rosa Cainina Fruit Oil, Rutin Sodium Hayluronate, Sodium Hydroxide, Zinc Pyrithione, Zinc Stearate.

Epionce products are available at Dermstore, SkinStore, EDCSkincare, SkincareRX , LovelySkin and PremierLook. These are the online retail stores I generally prefer to buy, always use trusted authorised retail partner stores only to buy any type of skincare or makeup products. Currently (as of 17th Aug 2018) Dermstore is having their Birthday sale with 25% off discount on most brands and Epionce line is included as well! Don't forget to use Ebates, if not signed up yet..you can use my referral link to sign up and get 10$ ..sign up here or directly go to Ebates.com to sign up!

I hope this review was helpful, if any questions please feel free to leave them in the comments section and I will get back to you asap!

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