Why choose our Phyto-Retinol + CBD Night Serum. 

Our Phyto-Retinol + CBD Night Serum should be your first choice product to use nightly. For many reasons including the aspects already discussed such as the vegan formula and cruelty free manufacturing and production process. 

Our products are made and formulated in Scotland with responsibly sourced ingredients ensuring we have a high-end, luxury product that doesn’t sacrifice the environment and our brand mission. We enable you to have skincare that rebalances, regenerates and rejuvenates your skin, without containing any of the additives and artificial things like mineral oils, parabens, silicones and artificial fragrances. 

The fact we have all natural ingredients means that our products are suitable for all skin types allowing everyone to join us on their own elevated skincare journey. 

Our night serum contains phyto-retinol which is a natural plant-based source of retinol, proven to be just as effective. Plant-based phyto-retinol is better for those with sensitive skin as many of you will know over the counter retinol products can be strong and some have been known to cause irritation, severe dryness, peeling and even redness of the skin. 

Other products containing ‘normal’ retinol may cause users to have mild or no symptoms. Although people who do have irritation often assume some peeling or redness could indicate the product is working. Effectively promoting your under performing skin cells to die and allow the body to start new cell growth boosting collagen production and reducing wrinkles development. Of course this could be the case but I would prefer to achieve these results without causing my skin pain, discomfort or irritation in the process. 

Our vegan product will allow you to receive the skin benefits of retinol such as boosting collagen production, aiding in wrinkle reduction and more youthful plump looking skin, without the horrible irritations. Just another added bonus of buying a luxury, vegan and formula focused product from an indie skincare business offering you full transparency such as Ascend Elevated Skincare

If you are looking for a natural product which soothes skin, acts as an anti-inflammatory, increases skin brightness, increases skin elasticity and helps to improve skin texture all whilst boosting collagen production overnight, then our Phyto-Retinol + CBD Night Serum will make the perfect addition to your skincare routine each evening. 

Should I use face serum before or after moisturiser?

This is a very commonly asked question and in some beauty routines people will be advised to use their serum and wait 1-5 minutes before applying your moisturiser as the last step in the routine. 

This is different for us, our Ascend Elevated Skincare range of serums are designed to be the very last step in your skincare routine. We advise you to go through your skincare routine; cleansing, toning and moisturising. In the evening at the end of this routine is the optimum time to apply our Phyto Retinol + CBD Night Serum Concentrate thus allowing it to work it’s magic overnight. 

We suggest applying 3-5 drops onto your fingertips, and gently applying onto your face and neck. Begin by applying it to the neck working in a circular motion upwards and onto the face again in an upwards motion. Enjoy this time gently massaging the serum into your skin embracing the relaxing scents of chamomile essential oil and rosehip extract. After your small pamper session, you can rest easy knowing your skin is being boosted and regenerated overnight.

How can I get the most from one night serum?

Our night serum can be used in various ways other than the last step in your daily skincare routine. 

Whilst applying the serum to your face you may have some left over residue on your hand or finger tips from the application. This is your perfect chance to give yourself a little extra TLC through a small nail cuticle treatment, rubbing some oil into the cuticle/ skin aiding the health of your nails, cuticles and skin softness.

On occasion I have also used the extra oil serum left over on my hands to rub onto the ends of my washed hair and or my dry hair at the split ends or frizzy areas. I am careful to only use the very last residue on my hands to give my hair the boost of moisture it needs without adding too much product. 

If anyone has any other uses for our natural serum we would love to hear them, feel free to let us know and we can share the use with our Elevated Skincare community. 

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The skincare and cosmetics industry is saturated with vast amounts of products to choose from making your decisions as a consumer very difficult. With the recent boom in adding CBD products or ranges into the equation like so many brands have done, we can only imagine the added confusion. Wondering: Which product is right for me? Why do CBD infused products vary in price so much? And Why choose vegan and cruelty free skincare when it is more expensive? 

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Adding Vegan & Cruelty-free Skincare Into Your Cosmetic Routine.

In this day and age many of us are extremely conscious of what we are putting into our body from vitamins to food. Staying in the know of new nutritional fads and ways of life has become a daily thing for many of us. Seeing adverts, blogs and social media posts on a variety of lifestyle changes you can make easily according to influencers and brands. The fads are fleeting although veganism and turning to a plant-based diet is very much a way of life not a fad. Wanting to improve your health and environmental impact is brilliant and it doesn’t have to stop with your dietary choices. Skincare and beauty that is plant-based can be found. 

What we put onto our body and skin is just as important as what we consume. This is where our vegan skincare comes into the mix. Helping you feel good on the outside and boost your confidence in your skin. 

Making vegan and cruelty free skincare doesn’t mean we compromise on our products quality. We work hard to inspire and educate our customers about our sustainable ethos, ethics and use of fully plant-derived ingredients.

M Stewart – Digital Marketing Coordinator at Ascend

The aspect of making a cruelty free skincare product range was extremely important to us at Ascend, this means that the products are not tested on animals at any point along the chain from the development, manufacturing and supply aspects. 

Our products are vegan and cruelty free but this doesn’t mean it is any less luxury or a stereotypical bohemian vegan brand. We have developed a high-end, aesthetically pleasing and functional product. They do what they are supposed to from brightening your skin with our Caffeine + CBD Brightening Oil Serum to boosting collagen production with our Phyto-Retinol + CBD Night Serum Concentrate. We are proud of our serums and as a consumer you should be too, our aesthetic packaging means you will be proud to display our products in your bathroom to add luxury and ambience.   

What Is Sustainable Skincare? 

A big mystery and unanswered question many consumers are asking is; What is sustainable skincare? We are bombarded with this phrase ‘sustainable skincare’ but what is that and how can brands be sustainable in this industry? 

It is fair to say in this industry that ‘greenwashing’ is commonplace. In no way are we stating every brand is ‘greenwashing’ but there are some companies who do this by bombarding consumers with the words sustainable and ethical but without actually practising what they preach. 

This is where as consumers and brands we need to really be placing a focus on brand transparency. At Ascend Skincare we are extremely conscious of how our valued consumers and browsers need to feel we are approachable and they can see behind the scenes. We have a transparency page on our website and are more than happy to receive emails with questions we can answer to put your minds at ease about our products and Scottish based in-house formulating and manufacturing. 

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Trio of award winning Ascend Elevated Skincare Serums, available to shop now!

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