Thursday, October 23, 2014

GoodSkin Labs Equinol Dark Spot Concentrate

Dark spots. Age spots. Sun spots. Acne marks. No matter the name, you just want to get rid of them.

Truer words were never spoken!

Name: GoodSkin Labs Equinol Dark Spot Concentrate
Price: RM 155 for 20 ml
Made in: Canada

Equinol Dark Spot Concentrate is a joy to use. I apply it in the AM and PM under my regular serum. In the PM, I add on an acid for an extra boost, and so far this combination is looking good. Alone it will work well too, albeit at a slower pace. I am on on a tight schedule so I had to hasten the proceedings a little...

Redness significantly subsided

This treatment is a bit of a multi tasker because it promises to improve discolourations (SR12 Complex), slough dead skin cells (Salicylic Acid and Glucosamine) and provide antioxidant protection (Vitamin E and Grapefruit Peel Extract). The fact that it is packed full of plant extracts that will put many anti-ageing serums to shame certainly heightens its desirability.

The silicones (Dimethicone and PEG-10 Dimethicone) in the formula lends this product some slip, thus allowing it to glide smoothly. Not to the extent that it feels like a makeup base seeing that it gives me the impression of smoothing on a facial serum. I hope I did not cause any confusion? And since I am in the topic of the ingredient list, I also realised that the clinical scent occurs naturally, which is a boon for those with sensitivity towards fragrance in their skincare products.

Due to its light texture, I believe that Equinol Dark Spot Concentrate would suit almost all skin types. There is no harm in giving it a look if you suffer from hyperpigmentation. Available at SaSa for RM 155.

The full ingredient list for Equinol Dark Spot Concentrate:
Water, Dimethicone, Polysorbate 40, Pentylene Glycol, Ascorbyl Glucoside, Polyacrylamide, Dimethoxytolyl Propylresorcinol, Gentiana Lutea (Gentian) Root Extract, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Extract, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Extract, Betula Alba (Birch) Bark Extract, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Hydrolyzed Rice Bran Extract, Saccharomyces Lysate Extract, Scuterllaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Morus Bombycis (Mulberry) Root Extract, Hordeum Vulgare (Barley) Extract, Whey Protein, Caffeine, Acetyl Glucosamine, Salicylic Acid, Sucrose, Sorbitol, Sodium RNA, Yeast Extract, Myristyl Alcohol, Laureth-7, PEG-10 Dimethicone, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Propylene Glycol Dicaparate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seedcake, DI-C-12-18 Alkyl Dimonium Chloride, Butylene Glycol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Zea Mays (Corn) Oil, Glycyrrhetinic Acid, Citric Acid, Sodium Sulfite, Sodum Metabisulfite, Sodium Hydroxide, Disodium EDTA, Chlorphenesin, Phenoxyethanol.

Disclosure: Press sample.


MizzJ said...

I noticed that this product is made in Canada - do you know if it's available for purchase in Canada?

Bijin Blair said...

Oooh, actually I thought that you'd be more familiar with the brand! A quick Google yielded these locations: Austria, China, Germany, Guam, Holland, Hong Kong, Italy, Korea, Macau, Malaysia, Poland, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand and Turkey.

I suppose you'll have to buy it from

MizzJ said...

Haha how funny, it's not even sold in Canada! Oh well, thanks for checking!

Gen-zel said...

this is exactly what i need! i'm having breakouts late and i have a lot of post acne marks plus redness, i'm not sure if this is available here.

Ahleessa said...

Oh I need this type of product now that aging is showing. :(