Saturday Skin Review

Saturday skin was designed to make your skin feel like you do on a Saturday — happy, healthy and well-rested. But how can you make everyday a good skin day? According to the brand, there are a few sure fire ingredients that can help you support and stabilize your skin in order to reveal calm, confident, clear skin. So, today we’re looking into the brand to tell you a bit about their philosophy, their products, and the formulas behind them. Without further adieu, let’s get started!

About The Brand

Saturday Skin is one of the brands that was created by Korean-based wellness center CHAUM. Saturday Skin was based off some of the same principles that are at the core of CHAUM’s approach. They blend together traditional medicine with up and coming research to create formulas that pull from the best of both worlds. Looking at Saturday Skin specifically, all of their products feature the same, patented peptide blend. The Cha-7 es Complex brings together natural ingredients and extensive research to create the ideal blend for that well-rested glow.

The Saturday Skin Range

Saturday Skin offers a full range of skincare products, with everything from moisturizers to treatment products. Their routine follows a similar approach to that of the ten step Korean skincare routine, minus the extensive number of steps. The focus is on using hydration and gentle ingredients to soothe and calm the skin.

At the moment, Saturday Skin offers around 12 products that you can mix and match to create your ideal routine. Their core routine begins with a gentle cleanser. The Rise + Shine Cleanser is a cream cleanser with apple and peach extracts that is designed to clean and refresh the skin without stripping or drying. This product is most suited for those who struggle with dryness, sensitivity and irritation, as well as dullness.

Next up, Saturday Skin offers two beauty essences that help to revive tired skin, lightly hydrate and bring back that dewy glow. The Daily Dew Essence Mist is the product that first put Saturday Skin on the map. This product is designed with their peptide complex as well as kiwi and grape extracts and can be used as a traditional essence, or as a hydrating spray throughout the day.

Rounding out their regular routine, Saturday Skin offers a number of moisturizing options depending on your needs and skin types. Their first moisturizer to hit the market was the FeatherWeight Daily Moisturizing Cream, which is a slightly thicker gel-cream, making it a great choice for those with drier skin types. But their second moisturizer has only just been released and is exclusively available now in Sephora. The Waterfall Glacier Water Cream is a lighter, more gel-like formula that works well for all skin types, especially those who often have difficulty finding moisturizers that hydrate without feeling heavy or clogging pores.

Formula Focus

The entire range from Saturday Skin was inspired by the power of peptides. Their unique peptide complex is designed to boost your skin’s radiance and improve the overall appearance of your skin. But what makes their approach to peptides unique?

Peptides have been used in skincare for several years now and can be found in almost every step of a traditional skincare routine, and for good reason. Unlike retinoids and other more aggressive anti-aging actives, peptides are easy to incorporate into your routine. There is a very low chance for irritation, purging or dryness, all of which are common when first incorporating retinoids. Additionally, these amino acid chains play well with almost all other actives, so you can easily use them to boost the efficacy of your existing skincare routine.

Looking at the peptide complex that is used in the Saturday Skin products specifically, the Cha-7 es Complex contains 10 different amino acid chains that can act as a base for vital proteins that your skin needs to perform at it’s best. This amino acid chains include sh-oligopeptide-1, sh-polypeptide-1, sh-oligopeptide-2, sh-polypeptide-22, sh-polypeptide-45, sh-polypeptide-8 and sh-polypeptide-9. All of these peptides work together to continuously support your skin and gradually improve its appearance overtime. While you won’t notice a difference overnight with these ingredients, incorporating a peptide serum or essence into your daily skincare routine can make a surprisingly significant difference in the look of your skin overtime.

While peptides are included in every single product from this range, there are a number of interesting and beneficial ingredients that are unique to one or two formulations. For example, the FeatherWeight Daily Moisturizing Cream contains hydrolyzed avocado protein, apple fruit extract and peach fruit extract. Hydrolyzed avocado protein helps to strengthen your skin’s natural moisture barrier, which is essential for maintaining happy, healthy, clear skin, while apple and peach fruit extracts help to hydrate, brighten and smooth the skin. Other products, like the Freeze Frame Beauty Essence, contain pomegranate extract and squalane to hydrate, moisturize and support your skin’s overall health.

One thing you may be starting to notice with these formulas is that there aren’t a lot of harsh actives. You won’t find many AHAs or BHAs or retinoids in these products, and there’s a reason for that. This brand was designed with a gentler approach in mind. Instead of using more aggressive actives to help you achieve your skincare dreams, these products were created to enhance what you already have. Rather than changing your skin, these products take more of a supportive role. Healthy, well nourished skin is naturally radiant, calm and protected. Plus, with the peptide complex that is present in all of these formulas, you can also expect to see subtle improvements overtime that will continue to build on each other.

Review Recap

Currently, Saturday Skin is most readily available through Sephora, both online and in store. In fact, some of their products have been exclusively released through this retailer and are online available online. At the moment, their most popular product is the Featherweight Daily Moisturizing Cream, with over 800 reviews and an overall rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars. Looking at some of the most common responses to this product, several reviewers were quick to mention how smooth this product left their skin, while also delivering just the right amount of moisture and hydration. But we’d love to hear from you! Have you tried anything from Saturday Skin? Let us know in the comments section down below!

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