The asap (purposely lowercase!) tagline is 'the science of beautiful skin', and whilst I'm no Scientist, I tend to agree, as my skin has definitely improved during my asap skincare trial. A few months ago I was kindly sent four products from RY; the Daily Facial Cleanser*, Daily Exfoliating Facial Scrub*, Moisturising Daily Defence* and Super B Complex*. I was so happy for the opportunity to work with RY (Recreate Yourself) again, because I've ordered from them before and the products were competitively-priced, the transaction was smooth and the customer service was great. They are an Aussie company that stock a large range of hair and beauty brands, they price match and have fantastic sales. Let's have a look at the skincare!
Daily Facial Cleanser with AHA*
'asap Daily Facial Cleanser is an oil free formulation that gently cleanses skin of makeup and impurities. Contains AHA's to loosen and remove dead skin cells, leaving skin refreshingly clean and smooth.'
I really like the packaging of the cleanser and the scrub; the push-down, pop-up (is there a technical term for this? lol) dispenser is easy to operate in the shower, and the product opening is hidden after use, so it's hygienic and the products are kept fresh. This cleanser is a white cream, and I'll say that I'm not the biggest fan of cream cleansers. There's nothing wrong with this cleanser, in fact it works really well, it's just that my personal preference is for gel cleansers, and I think I would have got along really well with the asap Gentle Cleansing Gel instead. Daily Facial Cleanser does a good job of cleaning, feels nice and my skin feels comfortable afterwards; refreshed, clean and not at all dry or tight. The fragrance is subtle and pleasant and you get a low level of lather, so you don't have to stress about suds going in your eyes!
Daily Exfoliating Facial Scrub with AHA*
'asap Daily Exfoliating Facial Scrub is formulated to improve the appearance and texture of skin. Smooth, round exfoliating beads combined with AHAs remove dead skin cells without irritation and promote healthy looking skin.'
I really love this scrub and so I'm so glad I now know about it! The formula is a white gel-like consistency, with a moderate level of small scrubby particles in the mix.The fragrance is slightly stronger than the cleanser. Using this scrub is like having a tiny massage on your face! The gritty particles aren't harsh at all, and feel really nice when they're doing their job exfoliating and renewing my complexion. Afterwards, my skin feels amazingly soft and smooth as well as renewed and rejuvenated. I feel like this scrub is doing a fantastic job at reducing the congestion on my chin, and I'll definitely continue using this one, and would highly recommend it to anyone looking for an effective exfoliant.
Super B Complex with Niacinamide*
'asap Super B Complex contains a high concentration of Niacinemide to boost collagen production and rejuvenate skin. Crosslinked Hyaluronic Acid provides five times the moisturising power and 50 times the moisture retaining properties of traditional Hyaluronic Acid. With B5, B9 and other powerful active ingredients, this fast-acting serum increases skin hydration and helps visibly reduce signs of ageing.'
I'm really enjoying this gel serum. The formula is light and absorbs quickly, leaving my skin soft and more toned. I can definitely see a difference in brightness; my skin looks more awake and healthier after application. I especially love using this on the mid-section of my face, from under my eyes, across my cheeks and nose, to level with the top of my lips. That's the area that looks dull from time to time, and my under-eye circles can always benefit from some brightening! Am I the only one that uses different skincare in different areas of their face? I need anti-ageing products galore under my eyes and break-out treatments on my jaw and chin. Sometimes I get funny about putting any serums or rich creams on my lower face as I'm worried it will break me out. Anyway, this is a great first step under my moisturiser, and I've also been using it in my nightly skincare routine so it can work its magic overnight. I'm loving the hygienic, easy to use pump packaging, and would highly recommend this to anyone wanting a high quality, effective anti-ageing serum that brightens the complexion.
Moisturising Daily Defence SPF50+ with Antioxidants*
'asap Moisturising Daily Defence SPF50+ is scientifically formulated to replenish essential moisture, leaving skin feeling soft and supple, while providing broad spectrum protection from harmful UVA/UVB rays, assisting in the prevention of premature skin ageing. Hyaluronic acid, an effective anti-ageing ingredient, helps to increase hydration and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, while Nicotinamide hydrates and soothes skin and promotes elasticity.'
I appreciate the high level of sun protection in this moisturiser. asap is an Australian-made and owned company so it's only fitting that they target their products with the hot Aussie sun in mind. Having said that, I'm not normally a big sunscreen user, and I usually just rely on the sunscreen in my foundation which is pretty bad of me. Anyway I think it's the sunscreen content that makes this a thicker formulation than I'm accustomed to. As such, I like to apply this a good 20 minutes to half an hour before I start applying makeup to give it a good chance to sink in properly. The dispenser hole is quite big, so this could easily be used as a body moisturiser too, although it's probably a bit too expensive for anywhere other than the face! A little goes a long way with this Daily Defence, so it pays to be careful when squeezing it out, otherwise some may go to waste (if this happens I rub it down my neck, which I probably should be doing anyway!). After I apply this, my skintone seems more even and my face feels nourished, soft and supple. I found it to be a great base for makeup, as long as I don't apply too much, and leave plenty of time for it to fully absorb into my skin.
The asap skincare range is available at RY and you can check it out here.
Linking up to Monday Makeup Madness at Fabulous And Fun Life!
Don't miss a post!
Like Max The Unicorn on Facebook
Follow me on Instagram @shinyglitterbug
Follow me on Bloglovin'
Follow me on Twitter @ShinyGlitterBug
Subscribe via email (right sidebar)
Disclaimer: Products marked * were provided for editorial consideration. Reviews are my honest opinion. There are no affiliate links in this post (I don't make any money if you buy the products), links are for information purposes only. Please see the Disclosure page for further information.
Have you tried any asap products and if so, what did you think?