Philab Anti-ageing Repair Serum
I met Philab for the first time at Esxence 2015. Philab is a Greek niche skincare brand focused on research and excellence. If you’re wondering about their naming and concept here it is the explanation:
The Greek letter Φ [Phi] stands for the divine proportions, the golden ratio 1.618. The golden ratio is found in nature and has been applied in various fields in life from antiquity to the present. The presence of the golden ratio creates a sense of balance, harmony and beauty. Our laboratory [lab] is inspired by the golden ratio in order to create efficacious, quality and safe formulations.
To produce the most effective skincare products, Philab doesn’t limit the formulation cost using the most innovative active ingredients based on three principles:
Therefore, Philab invests a lot on clinical studies in order to prove the efficacy of clinically active ingredients. These are the ultimate active ingredients available: peptides, plant stem cells, very low molecular weight hyaluronic acid etc. Many of the ingredients used are based on studies that received Nobel Prizes in Medicine and Chemistry. The safety is garantueed by not using preservative systems and without mineral oil, propylene glycol, animal derivatives, allergen fragrances and synthetic colorants. Packaging is made of dark violet glass in order to block sunrays and to prevent the product’s damage.
Philab range have 4 lines of products with a specific purpose:
Thanks to Italian Philab‘s distributor Stefano Saccani Parma, I had the opportunity to test Philab Anti-ageing Repair Serum* from Correct range. It is described as
A highly effective serum with multi anti-ageing performance:
It contains a combination of active peptides which boosts the synthesis of collagen types I, IV, VII, XVII, while it triples the synthesis of collagen type III (young collagen), resulting in visible reduction of the thin lines and wrinkles.
The participation of 0,5% pure hyaluronic acid of very low molecular weight, restores the hydration levels in the connective tissue, increases the elasticity of the skin and smoothes its surface.
It also improves the uniformity and radiance of the complexion. The improvement in the appearance and the feeling of your skin is instant.
And here it is the active ingredients list:
0,5% Hyaluronic acid of very low molecular weight (Czech Republic), 3% Matrixyl™ 3000 (France), 2% Juvinity™ (France), 5% Trylagen® (Spain), 1% Syn®-Taks (Switzerland), 3% Aqualance™ (France), 3% Chromocare™ (France)
I have a very difficult skin which requires to be taken care of thoughtfully. My skin is quite dry, aka dehydrated, but still firm so I don’t need too much nutrition. Furthermore I am acne prone so I have to pay a lot ot attention in choosing non-occlusive and non-comedogenic produtcs. Hyaluronic Acid based products are the best choices for my demanding skin because they hydrate deeply without greasing.
Philab Anti-ageing Repair Serum is not very liquid for being a serum; it is more similar to a lightweight cream. I usually apply it twice a day – in the morning and in the evening – and I only need two drops to cover my face. Now I’ve been using it for a long time so I can give you my opinion from a long-term perspective. This serum feels very light on skin still very effective. I really can feel the hydration penetreting deeply into my skin thanks to hyaluronic acid at a very low molecular weight (the low molecular weight means that it penetrates better into skin).
As result, my skin is not dehydrated anymore. I think this the best anti-ageing treatment for a skin which is still young but wants to prevent ageing with very effective products that stimulate collagen synthesis. I can see how my very fine lines around the eye area and on the forehead are completely disappeared.
The only downside is the price (€128) compared to quantity (only 30ml) but this is well justified by so many high quality ingredients. After all this is a niche and luxury product for all those who are looking for excellence.