Review: Hevia MD Skin Science Luminous Daily Treatment
Hevia MD Skin Science was created by dermatologist Oscar Hevia, who wanted to make a line of skin care products driven by natural ingredients. His most unique ingredient is the Red Mangrove tree, which has anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties to sooth skin, and has shown greater antioxidant potency than Vitamin C. His products also contain things like Japanese knotweed extract, brown algae and white tea extract, all of which are supposed to have great anti-aging benefits for the skin.
The day treatment is supposed to fight hyper pigmentation and leave skin more even-toned, softer and brighter. So you apply a small amount onto your face and neck every morning after cleansing and before makeup. It pumps out as a yellowish cream, and basically feels like moisturizer on the face. It's not fragrance free, but the smell isn't bad at all.
I've been using this daily for two weeks now, and I really do see a difference in the pigmentation of my skin. I naturally have a lot of redness on my cheeks, kind of like a permanent rash, and it has diminished drastically since I've been using this product. I feel like a tinted moisturizer is enough coverage for my face now, and that is great! I do not have a lot of acne scarring or any other kind of hyper pigmentation to speak of, but this really has helped my redness when nothing else I've tried has.
I am only twenty-one, so I don't know about the anti-aging benefits, but it does make my face feel soft and luminous. I have somewhat oily skin, so I tend to stay away from products that claim to be luminous, but this product did look amazing in the morning if I put on a heavy foundation over it. It helped thick makeup not look cakey. But in the afternoon my face got a bit oily.
Overall, I like this product a lot mostly because of the way it helped my redness. I could do without the luminosity, but that may be amazing for someone with dry skin. I'm excited to see if it continues to work for me, and I definitely want to try some of the other products from this line in the future. There is an Anti-Aging Cleanser, Day & Night Eye Cream, Night Repair Treatment Cream, Renewing Hand & Body Cream, and Potent Repair Serum: The Specialist.
With this product it's not all about the skin: a portion of the proceeds are donated to the South Florida National Parks Trust to replant mangrove trees on the Florida coast.