Somme Institute Skincare is a line of products formulated using MDT5 technology (Molecular Diversion Technology). What exactly is MDT5, and why should you care? Let's tackle the science first. Then I'll tell you about my results.
Molecular Diversion Technology is a revolutionary vitamin/protein delivery system that allows highly engineered vitamins to penetrate deep into the skin. This helps to repair sun damage, wrinkles, acne and rosacea, and helps to improve the tone, texture and clarity of your skin. Vitamins A, B3, B5, C and E penetrate the skin more deeply and effectively than was previously possible. The result is brighter, younger, healthier looking skin. Or so they say.
The Somme products suggested for me and my dry, sun-damaged skin are their basic MDT5 system. That consists of a Cleanser, Exfoliating Pad, Vitamin C Serum, A-Bomb and a daily SPF.
The Cleanser uses MDT5 Technology and includes the vitamin combo that makes the skin care line stand out. It removes most makeup with ease and is non-irritating.
Step Two is officially called Transport, but is actually damped exfoliating pads that contain AHA and MDT5. This step helps physically and chemically exfoliate the face. There is no stinging associated with this step, which feels more like a fresh toner than a strong AHA.
The third step in the daily regimen is to apply the Vitamin C-based Serum, which also contains a high percentage of MDT5. In my experience, Vitamin C has been one of the most effective way of diminishing my very stubborn sun damage.
The fourth step is called A-Bomb, a light cream containing, you guessed it, MDT5. However, this also contains additional amounts of Vitamin A and E, as well as ingredients to help lessen fine lines and wrinkles.
Finally, during the day, you'll want to apply the fifth step, Double Defense, which is a day cream with an SPF of 30+. This step is crucial whenever you are trying to diminish damage done by the sun.
When I tested this system, the Somme Institute was very clear in their directions. I was ONLY to use their products for no less than two weeks. If I mixed other products with theirs, the efficacy might be lessened. I complied, and only used their products for two weeks. Actually, I'm still using it! And I am way past the two-week mark.
At the end of the two weeks, the incredibly stubborn patch of melasma on my face had actually started to break up. It's been laser and peel resistant, but the combination of Vitamin C and MDT5 seems to really agree with my skin!
This regimen is not inexpensive, but depending on what you are used to spending, it's not outlandish. If you have sun damage and are starting to see wrinkles and fine lines, this is worth considering. I am honestly very surprised that it made such a dent in my sun damage. Almost nothing else has been able to touch it!
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