Instrostem is a luxury skin care line that takes a different approach to beauty by featuring unique ingredients like grape stem cell extract and hemp seed oil to help protect the skin's natural barrier. Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil is harvested by cold-pressing hemp seeds. It helps moderates oil production, moisturizes and soothes Inflammation, strengthens skin cell Integrity and response and has anti-aging properties. The grape is proven to contain anti-aging properties specifically found in the seed and skin and grape seed cells aid the skin in protecting itself from free radicals produced by harmful UV rays via sun exposure.
Instrostem has several collections. I tried products from the Lumi-Cell Collection and the Intro Collection.
THE INTRO COLLECTION : A well-rounded skincare system aimed at providing efficient and effective skincare using innovative ingredients to cleanse, exfoliate, condition, prime and revitalize your Skin. Formulated to apply to all skin types, even those with sensitive skin. A great base collection to start with for anyone who simply wants to improve the look, feel and function of their skin. Key Ingredients: Cannabis Sativa (Hemp) Seed Oil, Grape Cell Extract, Organic Coconut Oil, Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Organic Chamomile Flower Extract, Organic Aloe Leaf Extract, Shae Butter, Sunflower Seed Oil, Lavender Extract, Argan Oil, Caffeine, Sweet Almond Oil.
LUMICELL COLLECTION : This assortment of impressive products was created to even out skin tone, improve texture and recover lost luminosity and radiance. Key Ingredients: Cannabis Sativa (Hemp) Seed Oil, Grape Cell Extract, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Noni Fruit Extract, Pomegranate Fruit Extract, Acai Berry Extract, Organic Glycyrrhiza Glabra Root Extract, Retinyl Palmitate (Vitamin A), Camellia Sinensis (Green Tvea) Leaf Extract, Acetyl Hexapeptide-8, Jasmine Flower Extract, Caffeine.
You can read more about benefits of each ingredient here.
Some of the reasons I was interested in the brand:
Made for almost all skin types
A variety of collections to address specific skincare concerns
Shelf life of 12 months
Introstem Skincare Products
I was sent the following products from Introstem
Introstem Stem Cell Vitamin C Serum: Rejuvenate tired, lifeless skin with this refreshing night-time serum. Fortified with the melanin-inhibiting benefits of Vitamin C and the cell-renewing power of Grape Stem Cells, this formula is your beauty-sleep solution to wake up with a glowing, energised complexion.
IntroStem Cell Firming Eye Cream: Tired of tired eyes? This exciting infusion of collagen and vitamins (Retinyl Palmitate, Tocopheryl Acetate) delivers potent anti-aging, anti-crinkle benefits for a smoother, firmer look.
Introstem Lumi-Cell Overnight Mask: This powerful blend of fruit extracts (including Bilberry, Goji, Acai Berry, Noni, and Pomegranate fruit extracts) and Sodium Hyaluronate is bound to transform your skin while you sleep. By applying this leave-on mask once a week, you’ll soon find yourself waking up to a brighter, more energized complexion.
My review of Introstem Products
So, a little bit about my skin and skin concerns. I have issues with dry skin, dull skin and uneven skin tone. Plus, I am prone to hormonal breakouts. I love skincare that provides anti-aging protection since I am in my 40s.
The first thing I noticed about Introstem was the packaging. It’s very luxurious and it’s also very sleek. I’m doing a lot of traveling over the summer and I love light-weight toiletries for travel.
I used the products for 3 weeks. The Stem Cell Vitamin C Serum and the Firming Eye Cream at night and the Lumi-Cell Overnight Mask once per week, as suggested. I used The Stem Cell Vitamin C Serum every night before bed and applied it to my clean face and décolletage. I also used the serum with a jade face roller just because I love the way it feels on my skin and is great for improving circulation. I then applied the Stem Cell Firming Eye Cream to my under eye area every night. It’s very important to use a finger to very gently pat the skin under the eye. Do not pull or tug.
Both the serum and the eye cream. After three weeks of use, I noticed smoother, firmer skin, brightening under the eye and I noticed I had to use so much less concealer. My skin looked and felt hydrated and soft, rather than dry and dull.
The Lumi-Cell Overnight mask is my absolute favorite product of them all. To use, you just apply on your clean, dry skin at bedtime and allow it to dry. You only use this mask once a week. It feels very luxe, hydrating and like silk on my skin – no greasy feel at all. Every time I used the mask before bed, I woke up looking like I just had a facial. It’s very hydrating and it makes my skin glow! It is absolutely worth every single penny.
I just realized Introstem has body care items, so I think that will be my next purchase.
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Have you ever used a skincare product with hemp oil? Leave me a comment and let me know!
*Disclaimer: This blog post is sponsored by Introstem