Keep reading if you have sensitive skin? In fact, keep reading anyway…

Sönd skincare is a relatively new anti-ageing skincare brand that targets sensitive skin. The key ingredient throughout Sönd is silica. Silica is a key component for collagen production which ties in with their anti-ageing claims. It’s also an anti-inflammatory which tackles sensitivity caused my inflammation.

Perhaps I’m wrong but it seems more people have sensitive skin these days? Perhaps it’s the increased use of acid exfoliators, vitamin c and retinoids? I’m not sure! Sönd has a small range of four products. Three are topical and there’s a supplement.

I received samples of Revitalising face serum, replenishing face oil and energising mineral supplements. I didn’t know what to expect from this brand. The packaging is neutral and I haven’t heard reports from any of my usual sources. On first impression the serum has a nice silky texture. It’s milky in colour and glides across the skin then absorbs quickly without stickiness. About 15 minutes after applying the serum I noticed my skin felt cooler and calmer. I find this impressive and I haven’t felt such a calming reaction from a serum before. I know find myself reaching for this over other products in my bathroom. That has to be a good sign or should I say söhn!

I received a tester sample of the face oil which I haven’t been as drawn to. It’s still nice though and I can’t fault it. Coconut is the base of the oil and it also contains silicone. I prefer all-natural face oils but the silicone does give it a nice slip. It glides nicely across the skin which feels nice. The fragrance is slightly minty, this isn’t my thing but I see it might soothe the skin.

Many of us take an encyclopedia of daily supplements without a clue whether they actually do anything. I have tried various skincare drinks and supplements in the hope they actually work. I feel uncomfortable recommending someone buy something when I’m uncertain of the actual results.

The same goes for the Energising mineral supplements. I’m not suggesting you go out and buy them because I just don’t know if they do exactly what they say they will do. Sönd say that ‘as we age silica depletes in our bodies therefor taking a silica supplement will boost our levels which has a positive effect on the elasticity and collagen levels of our skin’. It’s worth noting that silica is also present in green vegetables. So perhaps a daily green juice is a more reliable option?

I noticed that they also contain magnesium which is what I like most about them. One thing in the supplements stood out and that’s magnesium. This is a supplement I will happily recommend. I used to take magnesium supplements a while back when I was training at the gym. It prevents muscle cramps and it also aids a good nights sleep! So when I saw magnesium as well as vitamin E I was a little more sold on the idea. What’s next from Sönd? Hopefully a cleanser and some body products!

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