Tried & Tested: Youth Corridor Ultimate Trio
Beauty Copywriter Anna Smith puts Dr Imber's Youth Corridor Ultimate Trio to the test...
Those with dry skin, prone to occasional breakouts might relate to that daunting feeling of breaking from your failsafe-yet-not-necessarily-effective products and venturing to try something new. That said, being offered the chance to test out the latest in innovative skincare technology by internationally-acclaimed New York plastic surgeon, Dr Gerald Imber, seemed too good an opportunity to miss.
Launched in Harrods in September and flying off the shelves, Youth Corridor is a potent therapeutic range of skincare products designed to help all women maintain the quality of their skin. The Ultimate Trio features Dr Imber’s hero product, the Ultimate Antioxidant C Boost Serum, plus the RetinUltimate Transforming Gel and Ultimate Nourishing Crème.
“You use the Vitamin C Serum,” Dr Imber explains, “to build collagen, help with blemishes and fine wrinkles and for the overall brilliance of your skin. Then you use the RetinUltimate Gel as a wonderful brightening agent before covering with that intense moisturiser.”
Being a bit more pushed for time in the mornings, I opted to apply the Trio at night before bed - although Dr Imber does say it makes no difference if you do choose to apply in the morning. Opening the Antioxidant C Boost Serum it is important to note that it has a very strong smell as it’s made with 15% ascorbic acid (a pure form of Vitamin C), but this does dissipate on the skin.
The RetinUltimate Transforming Gel has a luxuriously silky-soft texture on the skin and feels very indulgent to apply. While those of us with fairer skin may err on the side of caution with using retinoids, Dr Imber does reassure that there is no skin type too sensitive for the therapeutic agents in the Trio. The Nourishing Crème completes the three-step process as a soothing finishing touch.
The following morning my skin was brighter and looked more rested. After seven days, I started to receive compliments from colleagues, and by day 10 complete strangers were telling me I was glowing. Approaching a fortnight of use, a close family member demanded to know the secret to my fresh-faced, less-lined look.
The biggest changes I’ve noticed are that my skin is brighter, clearer and the fine wrinkles that were starting to appear around my eyes and on my forehead are diminished. With continued use I'm hoping it will reduce the appearance of any new lines which may be forming.
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