I’ve seen Vitage feature quite a lot on Instagram but I’d never tried the brand for myself until recently. Vitage was created by Dr Patrick Bowler in 1998 and the range was designed to be one of the first gentle antioxidant ranges produced for the professional market. The range is fuelled by antioxidants and botanical ingredients, and claims to encompass everything you need for healthy, plumper and younger-looking skin. The Vitage Advanced Antioxidant Skincare collection consists of many different products for different skin types and skin concerns, all of which are available from their website and I’ve been testing a selection of the products on offer.
I was sent six different products but the Vitage Illuminating Tanning Drops £39 wouldn’t work for me as I don’t use any fake tan products at all, but the other five products are all suitable for my skin type. The Vitage Illuminating Tanning Drops are dispensed through a pipette and you can add a couple of drops to your moisturiser and the colour develops over 2-4 hours for a flawless, even, radiant and natural-looking glow. There are a lot of tanning drops on the market but these drops are unique as they’re fragrance free so you don’t have any awful biscuity scents and they’re also streak free which is exactly what you need when applying tan to your face as it’s not something you can easily remove.
Vitage Skin Defence SPF30 100ml £26
“This Award winning, lightweight sun protector contains advanced skincare technology that shields the skin from UVA and UVB damage and environmental stress, both of which can lead to premature ageing. It leaves behind a light matte finish making it ideal as a makeup base while providing maximum daily protection. Suitable for all skin types, even very sensitive.”
- Lightweight, hydrating facial sun protection
- Quickly absorbed
- Water resistant
- Ideal to use for sports and holidays on face and body
- Protects against UVA/UVB rays
- Contains antioxidants
- Suitable for skin post-procedure
Vitage Skin Calming Aloe Gel 100ml £14
“With only the most gentle and soothing ingredients, this lightweight gel instantly cools and calms stressed and irritated skin. Aloe Vera is known as a natural anti-inflammatory and when combined with extracts of Calendula and Chamomile, delicate skin is helped to heal, restore and strengthen. The non-sticky formula absorbs quickly into the skin for quick results and so it can be used underneath your other skin care products. Perfect for irritated and stressed skin but is suitable for all skin types. Can be used on all the family.“
- Quickly cools and hydrates the skin
- Calms and heals stressed skin
- Minimises inflammation
- Ideal after-sun treatment or to support professional treatments at home
Vitage Advanced Moisture Boost 50ml £39
“Deeply nourishing and hydrating moisturiser which boosts skins moisture levels. Soothes skin leaving it feeling calm and protected as well as immediately helping to restore dull, tired, dehydrated skin. Skin appears plumper, smoother and more youthful looking. Suitable for all skin types and ages.“
- A thoroughly rich yet lightweight moisturiser that has an instantaneous softening effect
- Natural botanicals and antioxidants soothe and protect
- Brightens the skin
- Helps restore barrier function
- Ideal for daily use
Vitage Vitamin C Tightening Serum 30ml £39
“This serum contains a cutting edge Vitamin C derivative that has a time-released delivery system to repair skin, stimulate collagen production and provide antioxidant protection to for an instant overall boost to the complexion. The addition of Argantensyl™, a natural tightening active from the Argan tree, results in firmer, lifted skin and numerous long and short-term anti-ageing benefits. The potent levels of Vitamin C create a surge of radiance that is noticeable with continual use. The formulation also helps to protect the skin from sun and environmental damage. Suitable for most skin types.“
- Skin brightening
- Contains Vitamin C
- Corrects uneven skin tone
- Deeply hydrating
Vitage Age Defence Firming Eye Serum 15ml £36
“A firming, hydrating eye serum that fights dark circles and under-eye bags. An advanced formula with peptides, botanicals and antioxidants to soothe, lift and brighten the eye area. Visible results yet gentle enough for all skin types and should be part of your everyday anti-ageing routine.“
- Instant firming eye serum that cools, hydrates and firms
- Visibly plumps and firms the skin
- Reduces dark circles and puffiness
- Peptide complex to improve skin tone and elasticity
The Vitage range is pretty extensive and I really like that the products are categorised into colour coded sub ranges such as Age Defence being blue, Repair being red, Vitamin C being yellow and Essentials are green. I think by having the ranges colour coded, it helps to tell them apart if you own multiple products and the packaging is so sleek with their vibrant coloured ‘V’ on the bottle to match the range they’re from.
The products are generally quite pricey, but it’s a professional quality brand created and endorsed by skincare experts. If you’re looking for a product to start with and you’re new to the brand, I’d really recommend the Vitamin C Tightening Serum as it’s a super effective, brightening serum which really helps with any discolouration but there isn’t one disappointing product within products I’ve tried.
I’d love to know if you’ve ever tried anything from Vitage skincare before?