Thursday, July 19, 2018

Elucent Anti-Ageing + Whitening Skincare Review (Version 2) - The Update!

Hello lovelies,

It seems like all I do is apologize for neglecting my poor blog, as well as all of you, loyal readers! The thing is though, 2018 has been a bit of a period of upheaval for me, so I've been busy trying to keep my head above water, what with balancing full time work, my health and a few other personal issues. It's odd because I do love blogging very much and sharing my thoughts on things with all of you, yet the longer I've been away, the harder it was/is to return. My old laptop pretty much died on me as well, so I had no choice but to get a new one. The only problem is it doesn't have any of the simple tools I used to use, which also made returning to blogging a lot harder. I can be a bit of a perfectionist as well, which doesn't help matters any. Hence, I decided to just dive in, and not worry about how perfect or imperfect things are, and just get the ball rolling again, so please bear with me if things aren't as smooth as they usually are.

The last post I wrote was on some beautiful products I was trying from skincare brand Elucent (you can read it here). They contacted me a few months ago with an offer to try updated skincare regime, which I jumped at as I really liked their products. I was matched to my personal skincare concerns of dullness, uneven texture and fine lines, and also requested products to replenish moisture, given that my skin can get a little dehydrated in winter. I was provided with the Whitening Exfoliating Cleanser* (with embelica fruit extract, glycerin and vitamin B3), Anti-Ageing Serum* (with 16% AHAs), Anti-Ageing Day Moisturiser* (with SPF 50+) and the Whitening Night Moisturiser* (with embelica fruit extract, safflower seed oil and vitamin B3, C and E).

I've been using these products for about three months now, so here are my thoughts!

Keep reading after the jump!

Whitening Exfoliating Cleanser* (with embelica fruit extract, glycerin and vitamin B3) $29.99

I quite like this! It's meant to be a gentle product which cleanses and exfoliates at the same time, and it does live up to expectations. It's packaged in a squeeze tube so it's very easy to dispense a small dollop out for use. As per norm, I usually remove my makeup, then use this as the second part in a 2-cleanse regime. It feels a bit like a cream/milk with tiny beads inside, but it doesn't feel at all abrasive as I'm using it, and my skin does feel a little cleaner and smoother after use without a tight or sensitive feel.

Which cleanser wins? If I were to compare this to the Anti-Ageing one I used the last time, I'd be hard pressed to pick a favourite...I did love that cleanser, but this wins by a teeny tiny margin because the lazy part of me gets to skip doing a separate exfoliation step.

Anti-Ageing Serum* (with 16% AHAs) $49.99

This is probably one of the more expensive products in the range. It's packaged in a squeeze tube with a thin nozzle, so it's easy to squeeze out the exact amount you need. Contrary to most serums I've tried in the past, this actually feels almost like a moisturizer, with a cream-like texture. It does spread well over the skin, and despite having quite a high percentage of AHAs, I don't feel any tingling when using it. Now, I don't have a lot of lines/wrinkles as yet (and I'm trying to keep it that way!), but I do have some around my eyes and lips, so I tend to concentrate this serum in those areas. Overall, I feel like these areas do look a bit firmer, with the lines a little less visible with regular use, so I feel like it's doing a good job of filling them in and smoothing them out. I also feel that as it's got a thicker feel to it than most serums, it's actually adding hydration back into the skin.

Anti-Ageing Day Moisturiser* (with SPF 50+$49.99

This is probably my favourite of all the products I've tried in the new range. It comes in a handy pump bottle, which is my favourite type of packaging. My last Elucent day moisturiser was the Whitening one, which I found to be a little heavy on the skin. I love, love, love the texture of this, it's hydrating and light and sits beautifully on my skin without feeling heavy. I also really love that it's got a high SPF factor, which means more protection from the sun and luckily, doesn't leave that white cast on my skin. It also puts a little bit of radiance back into my skin, which is especially important currently as the high heating indoors and cold temperatures outdoors can leave my skin looking a bit dull. Another thing to add is that it acts well as a base for makeup, without pilling like some moisturisers can do.

Which moisturiser wins? Definitely the Anti-Ageing one. I love that the texture is a lot lighter and sinks so beautifully into the skin.

Whitening Night Moisturiser* (with embelica fruit extract, safflower seed oil and vitamin B3, C and E$49.99

Another product that I really enjoyed using. It's packaged in a screw top jar, which isn't my favourite type of packaging because it takes up a lot of room, and I wonder how much germs are being deposited in every time I open it to scoop some out. However, packaging aside, I have to say that Elucent do really beautifully with their night moisturisers, as the Anti-Ageing one I used last time was also a huge favourite of mine. The Whitening version is a little thicker and slightly heavier than the Anti-Ageing one, but I still really enjoy using it. To be honest, I think it's a great fit for the cold winter weather, as it really does feel like I'm adding some hydration back into my skin. For the perfect balance, I'll happily continue using this for the cold winter months and swapping for the Anti-Ageing one when it comes to the warmer months.

Which moisturiser wins? Again, a really hard call, but I'd pick the Anti-Ageing one simply because it had a truly luxurious feel to it, and it made me feel like I was being pampered in a very expensive spa whenever I smoothed it on my skin.

Well, there you have it, lovelies. I've tried seven different Elucent products now from both ranges, and I really love the way the products feel and perform. I'd definitely repurchase, and I do have a slight tendency towards the Anti-Ageing range, because the products feel very luxurious and light on the skin.

Have you tried Elucent before? Which of these products do you like the sound of? Elucent is available exclusively from Chemist Warehouse, My Chemist and the Ego Online Store.

Much love,

Note: This is a sponsored post and the products were provided for editorial consideration. However, this has not affected my opinion in any way, and all opinions are based on my personal experience with the products. For more information, please refer to my Disclosure Policy.


  1. I have not tried these I have so much skincare to get through!!

  2. I can’t believe I forgot about the Elucent range! I used to use and love the anti-aging range probably 5 or 6 years ago and I got sidetracked trying new things as we do. I’m not in love with anything I’m currently using, especially now that my skin is drying out more over winter, based on your review I think the Whitening range sounds like it’s worth a try, especially the slightly thicker moisturiser. Definitely reminds me of how fantastic this range is. Thank you for the comparison!

    1. The Anti-Ageing range is a huge love of mine. And I think you'll enjoy the Whitening range if your skin is on the dry-normal side! My pleasure, I'm glad you enjoyed reading it. xx

  3. Oh they do sound lovely. I would love to try the Anti-Aging range and being greedy I would also like to try the Whitening range. Both ranges sound lovely. I agree with you that I also love products that come in pumps but the pump must work well and allow me to get to the last of the product.
    I will have to check this range out next time im in Chemist Warehouse.

    1. I think you will love both ranges. Pump packaging is so handy, isn't it? I usually find it easy to unscrew the pump and scoop out remaining product with a cosmetic spatula.

  4. I'm so glad you mentioned packaging! I love tubes but hate jars. Don't get me wrong, jars look good on the counter top but travelling with them is a pain! I like the sound of the night moisturiser. Give me anything thick and I'll love it as a night cream!
    Isabella |

    1. I completely agree with you. Pump packaging is just that tiny bit more practical and handy! Night creams are especially valuable in winter, I feel.

  5. How lovely to have you back, Hun. I didn't get notification of this new blog via emails so I'm pleased I saw it on Beauty Heaven. It does sometimes take a while before I get an email notification. Look after yourself. Remember - You ARE SPECIAL. Love, Trish.

    1. Hi darling! I do believe the email notification comes out a few days later...I'm glad to be back! Thank you for your kind comment! xx

  6. The high SPF day cream sounds wonderful! These are quite few and far between, most feel awful on the skin. Although, I completely agree with the jars of moisturiser, it's so unnerving not know just how much bacteria has built up because no matter how clean your hands are it's still going to get in there!

    1. It really is lovely, you'll have to check it out at Chemist Warehouse, hopefully they have a tester or something so you can get an idea of how it feels.

      Living in Australia, we really do need high SPF!

      I always feel like I'd be afraid to check how much bacteria is living in a jar of product, even if I try to be as sanitary as possible when using it!

  7. I have never tried Elucent before. The exfoliating cleanser sounds great. I love a two step process in one step. I will keep an eye out for it in Chemist Warehouse.


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