Talika is a brand I associate primarily with Lipocils, the lash growth enhancing serum that impressively, works a treat. I’m actually toying with the idea of picking up a tube because I’ve recently discovered some bald spots in my already sparse lashes and I remembered how well it worked before to grow lashes in a bald spot.
They do some targeted skincare too, on a lower scale. Talika Lipocils is their bestseller, and rightly so. However, early this year, Talika launched their first proper skincare range in the Talika Photo-Beauty Therapy skincare line.
So, what distinguishes the Talika Photo-Beauty Therapy skincare from all the other skincare out there? Well, apparently they have found a Photo-Beauty Enzyme which naturally transforms light energy to repair damaged DNA in skin cells. So light is now our friend. If it all sounds very space-age, it is. They were inspired by aerospace energy because space research has shown that wounds don’t heal in space because there is no light so, cellular energy is reduced.
I don’t know. Are you sold on this?
I’m going to be the first to admit that I’m a little sceptical. Sure, it all sounds very interesting and intriguing and almost magical. Yet, the reality is that this is a skincare product. Creams and serums that we put on our skins and they are mostly therefore, creams and potions.
I will also tell you that I haven’t tried the range. (If you haven’t noticed, the NEW! series of posts serve as a product feature, not review ) I confess to having a large pinch of scepticism and wry-faced doubt and this has been the stumbling block for me. Sure, the sci-fi aerospace technology thing does make me curious but maybe not curious enough
The star product is The Light Essence Cellular Activator (RM349/140ml) which is the key to the Photo-Beauty Therapy line.
It’s the large bottle you see on the left of the picture and is basically like a lotion that you use before your serums and moisturisers. What this does is to “equalize” your cells and prepares it to receive the other products you will use, while brightening the complexion and reducing dark spots. It does smell quite lovely and has a light texture and wry-faced or not, I’ve just incorporated it into my skincare routine as a toner, after running out, as those on Instagram will have noticed. I think it’ll be interesting but I don’t exactly hold out a lot of hope for it to be much more than a light hydrating lotion.
The 2 primary skincare ranges for now are the Anti-Aging range comprising the Anti-Aging Serum (RM229/30ml) and the Anti-Aging Cream (RM299/50ml). The cream has a strong floral scent that I’m not crazy about although the texture is quite lovely to the touch.
The other range is the Brightening Line which comprises the Brightening Serum (RM229/30ml) and Brightening Cream (RM279/50ml).
As with most skin brightening ranges, this one too claims to reduce dark spots and brighten skin. In this one, the Photo Beauty Energy transforms light to lighten the complexion. A little oxymoronic when you think about it, because it is the light from the sun that causes the skin to develop all this dark spots in the first place.
However, I did ask the presenter just what sort of light and how long exposure are you talking about here, and the answer is, not much. Apparently, even light from a reading lamp suffices for the night, and in the day, it could be any light whether from a lamp or from the sun, even if you’re standing in the shade. I will however caution the liberal use of sunscreen in the day, just to be sure.
Here are the ingredient lists for the various products so the scientific amongst you can work out what could work and what may not
Ingredient Lists Top: Anti-Aging Cream Bottom: Brightening Cream
Ingredient Lists (1) The Light Essence Cellular Activator (2) Brightening Serum (3) Anti-Aging Serum
So there you have it. One of the more interesting skincare stories I’ve come across to date, and also a surprise entrant into the skincare scene. I can’t say the textures feel special or superior. I do think it will need a large dose of faith to convince a skincare user to switch from their regular products to this, because Talika just isn’t a household name, and these are pricey, y’know.
Does this new Talika skincare range catch your fancy? Have you used anything else from Talika?
I’ve tried the Lipocils eyelash growth serum with positive results, and have also tried the eye makeup remover which I thought sucked because it did nothing. Didn’t even clean off eye makeup properly! I have heard of very good results from their Bust Serum so if anyone has tried that one, I’m interested to hear your story!
Talika Photo-Beauty Therapy Light Essence Cellular Activator and Anti-Aging line and Brightening Line are available from all Talika counters. Prices are as set out in the post above