Over the last few weeks, I have been trying the Continuous Results skincare system by Elayda. The Continuous Results skincare system is skincare system to clean, hydrate, treat and protect your skin from the signs of aging. The main active ingridient it uses is retinol, which is in the Transforming Complex that you use at night. I started using this system and after 5 days straight of using the transforming complex every night, my face was angery at me! It stinged and itched like crazy, especially around my eyes! Ouch!
I had forgtton how powerful retinol can be and how sensitive my skin can be. I have since pulled back from the retinol product, using it only 2 or 3 times a week and my skin its much happier. I am going to follow a gradual program and very slowly increase my retinol applications over time so as not to shock my skin again, but continue to improve the anti-aging benefits, without having to visit a dermatologist. Yay!
The three products in the Continuous Results kit are:
Gentle Hydrating Cleanser – An ultra-gentle, creamy cleanser that clears away dirt, oil, makeup and impurities, restores hydration and helps strengthen the skin’s moisture barrier. I love this face wash, it feels great and doesn’t over dry. After 60-days you can step up to a more exfoliating cleanser in their system that has glycolic and salicylic acid to further polish and refine the skin.
Transforming Complex – A unique, hydrating, leave-on foam treatment that combines PURE retinol with other pro-collagen ingredients in an exclusive HyTrate Foam delivery system for both short-term and long-term results. After 60-days you can get a new level of this product with higher concentrations of retinol to continue to improve your results.
Nourishing Hydrator SPF15 – A three-in-one product that treats, hydrates and protects. Packed with vitamins, antioxidants and other nutrients, it also helps to even out skin tone, smooth fine lines and instantly hydrate while protecting against damaging UVA and UVB damage. I love this suncreen moisturizer. It is gentle and yet drys down quickly, making makeup application a breeze right afterwards.
Go to Elayda’s website to learn more about their Continuous Results System. Elayda is kind of like the that well-know acne-fighting mail order system, in that once you sign up, you receive formulations of the products with increasingly higher concentrations of retinol every 60 days, allowing your skin to acclimate and tolerate retinol after regular and gradual use.