Before Kate Middleton became the Duchess of Cambridge it was reported in the press that she used the Swiss brand Karin Herzog Oxygen Face Creams. Well as a beauty product lover I thought I would see what the fuss was all about and try Karin Herzog for myself. After a brief consultation it was suggested that the ideal product for me would be the Vita-A-Kombi 1 taking into consideration my skin type and age, I am over 30. I was very kindly sent one to review.
Vita-A-Kombi 1 is a Day and Night Face Cream suitable for normal, combination and Celtic skin types. It is an Anti ageing cream containing 1% oxygen and the vitamins A & E.
Claims - Designed to be used morning and night these products normalise the skin, promote healing and accelerate cell regeneration, balance even combination skins, minimise open pores, detox and kill bacteria, hydrate and diminish lines and wrinkles. Suitable for even the most sensitive skin as the healing properties work to de-sensitise and calm.
My thoughts - This is a light cream textured product that you apply to the face but interestingly don't rub into the skin as it apparently has a unique self massaging effect. This means that it is left on the skin and it sinks in on its own after a little while. I started using this both day and night and was really pleased with the results, I had no reactions like a spot breakout and it left my skin feeling soft, smooth and bright. The scent is hard to describe but just smells to me like an old fashioned cream, the scent is light and barely there though so it is pleasant. At night the cream on the skin feels cool to the touch which is really nice during those hot, sticky Summer evenings.
Results since using Karin Herzog Vita-A-Kombi 1 - the redness of my rosacea is less pronounced and clearer.I don't have dry cheeks, my skin always feels hydrated and I wake up with beautiful fresh, bright looking skin. I have really noticed a difference and my skin seems to really like this product and the effects of Oxygen.
Vita-A-Kombi 1 is packaged in a screw top jar and comes with a spatula to get the product out (more hygienic than dipping your fingers in).
I liked using and seeing the results of Vita-A-Kombi 1 so much that I have since purchased a second jar and as it is relatively expensive I just use it as as my preferred night cream and haven't changed to anything else at night. It is paraben free.
Vita-A-Kombi 1 costs around £50 for a 50ml Jar.