A Review of Verso Skincare

Around six weeks ago, I bought two skincare products from Verso. Verso is a Swedish skincare brand that launched in 2013. Their aim is to make essential, high quality products that target the skin’s daily needs. Verso’s uniqueness is in their addition of Retinol 8, a formulation that they say has proved to be eight times as effective and half as irritating as traditional retinol.

I only became aware of Verso this year, but when I read about the products (and peeped the cool, minimal packaging!), I really wanted to give it a try. I started with the Night Cream with Retinol 8 and the Super Eye Serum with Retinol 8.

The Verso Night Cream with Retinol 8 is very rich and nourishing. Initially, it has a gritty texture that gives way to a smooth, thick cream that took a couple of minutes to absorb into my skin. I love the texture, but I also have dry skin so take that into consideration when deciding whether you’d like it or not.

The night cream claims to be calming and repairing, causing skin to react less to external stressors. It also contains the Verso proprietary pièce de résistance, Retinol 8. I can’t really speak to the calming effects–my skin hasn’t been irritated in a while. But I can tell you that my skin is plumper and smoother when I use this cream at night. The literature on the site says the more noticeable result come about 8-12 weeks into use and I’m only in about six weeks. But based on the results I do have, I will definitely keep using this cream at night. The Night Cream with Retinol 8 is $115.

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The Verso Super Eye Serum tingled quite a bit upon first application, which kind of made me nervous. But it settled quite quickly and I didn’t experience any irritation after that. It has a thin, creamy consistency that spreads very easily, so you only need the tiniest bit. Less than a pea-sized amount. Since using this eye serum the skin around my eyes feels much more nourished throughout the day and slightly…bouncier? I’m excited to keep using it to see deeper results! The Super Eye Serum with Retinol 8 costs $85.

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These items are pricey, but I think they make incorporating the ever-important retinol into my skincare routine so easy. And they have been effective. I will be looking to add more Verso products to my regimen.

If you’re a first-time buyer on the Verso website, you can sign up for emails and get fifteen percent off your first order!

Have you tried Verso yet? What did you think?

Biologique Recherche Crème Masque Vernix

A couple of months ago I purchased Biologique Recherche’s Crème Masque Vernix from Rescue Spa. If you’ve read some of my other posts, you know what a fan I am of Biologique Recherche. It’s such an effective brand and the products I’ve tried always do what they say they will.

Here are the claims that Biologique Recherche makes of Crème Masque Vernix:

  • Powerful healing properties thanks to being rich in lipids, proteins, and antioxidant peptides
  • Balances the PH of the skin while inhibiting bacterial growth
  • reconditions and strengthens stressed or deficient skin
  • hydrates
  • repairs the DNA of skin cells damaged by UV rays
  • minimizes the signs of aging

Here are some of the reasons it has reached holy grail status in my routine:

  • When pores show up on my cheeks some mornings, I use this mask for ten minutes and they disappear again. It has never failed.
  • You can use it as a mask or a cream. Sometimes I use it as my moisturizer on days when my skin is really struggling (i.e. dry, rough, dull).
  • It hydrates without being greasy.
  • Recently I tried a 14-day peel that was much too strong for my skin type. I only got seven days into it when it was clear that I had to stop. My skin was peeling around my mouth, there was unflattering texture on my cheeks and center of my forehead, and my skin was a lot drier. I used Masque Vernix two days in a row and my skin was ninety-five percent back to normal.

The negatives of this product:

  • It costs $190. Ouch.
  • It smells like rotten, putrid bananas.

In my opinion, the pros far outweigh the cons. This is definitely a product I will continue to repurchase!