Code9 Black Volume Cream, AKA all your skin needs during Winter
By Carolina Malis
I’m pretty sure you agree with me when I say it seems like we’re living in Frozen’s land. Can you believe how cold it got so fast? Not only my morning walks to the subway are a moment I don’t look forward to but also my skin is definitely not happy about this whole situation and it needs a little extra help.
While some consider cold temperatures to be kind of like a treatment for the skin, all I see is how it’s getting more and more dehydrated and dull by the second anytime I have to spend some hours out in the cold and considering there’s a couple months left of this I needed to do something in order to revert this situation.
So I was thinking, winter is all about layers, rights? It doesn't matter if you’re wearing your warmest shirt or coziest sweater you still need a protective jacket on top to keep the warmth trapped inside your body. With skincare something similar happens: there’s some products you use to keep your skin healthy and hydrated and others you place right on top at the end of your routine so all you did before stays locked in, but these last ones need to be packed with certain ingredients in order to deliver real results as keeping hydration inside your skin when temperatures are not being too nice it’s a hard task.
Thankfully there’s some ways to stop skin from getting rid of every ounce of hydration it holds. Did you know some ingredients in skincare have the power to lock moisture in and retain it so it doesn't abandon you when super low or extreme high temperatures show up? Well, if you didn't know now you do! Now, what would you do if I tell you there’s a moisturizer out there containing not only one but 119 of these ingredients? Yep, you didn’t read that wrong. Code9’s Black Volume Cream contains 119 different natural ingredients, 49 of them delivered from rich and powerful antioxidants such as blackberry, Black currant, blueberry and black sesame seeds, promising 50 hours of continuous moisture and glow - which I can testify it delivers. This patented formulation technique further maximizes the benefits through encapsulating these amazing ingredients in Ceramide, Hyaluronic Acid, and Alpha Lipoic Acid, all this so your skin looks and feels plump and hydrated continuously.
One of the greatest things about this cream is how it surprises you. I'm not one to wear gel creams on winter time, reason why when I tired this cream for the first time a few years ago I was a little skeptic, but even when this one looks like a gel it feels more like a rich moisturizer, kind of like a windbreaker for my skin. If I had to describe how it feels right after applying it I'd say bouncy and tender are good words, almost like newborn's skin: very young, fresh and healthy.
I've tried this cream two different ways: as my only moisturizer after a serum and before sunscreen, and then as a second moisturizer over a first layer of a liquid-like face lotion, and this second one tends to be my favorite. This cream is made to lock and encapsulate hydration inside, not letting it escape throughout the day, so that way the Ceramide, Hyaluronic Acid and Alpha Lipoic Acid on the formula stays and plums skin continuously, improving every single kind of wrinkle and fine line on your face for a youthful and less tired look.