So The Ordinary is launching another antioxidant product with the major ingredient of this one being something called EUK 134. I have to admit I have never heard of this before, but I did a little digging and it certainly sounds interesting.
The Ordinary EUK 134 Review
EUK 134 is a mimetic of superoxide dismutase and catalse, forming an exceptionally rare self-regenerating molecule that scavenges superoxide free radicals, eliminates hydrogen peroxide and converts reactive oxygen species into water and oxygen. While it has been around for many years, very few products on the market do use this truly superb antioxidant which can regenerate itself to offer round-the-clock antioxidant support.
Apply alone or after water-based serums, before oils or heavier creams. Alternatively, mix with other treatments to enhance their antioxidant capacity significantly. Do not use with highly acidic formulations such as suspensions of ascorbic acid.
There is more information on the Deciem website.
The Ordinary EUK 134 0.1% Review
When this is first applied to the skin, it causes a warming sensation. I thought that was quite cool 🙂.
This needs a few minutes to sink into the skin, but then it absorbs so nicely into the skin and literally feels like there’s nothing on your skin.
The Ordinary EUK 134 0.1% How To Use
I use this after my Alpha Arbutin serum in the mornings. I apply my sunscreen over it.
Antioxidants generally protect the skin from damage caused by the environment. In simplest teems, this is supposed to keep your skin looking youthful. From the information on the website, this product can be used in conjunction with The Ordinary Reservatrol 3% + Ferulic Acid 3%.
If you want to use both products, you could use The Ordinary Resveratrol 3% + Ferulic Acid 3% at night. Then in the morning you can use The Ordinary EUK 134 0.1%. You can mix EUK 134 in with most products. Deciem recommends mixing it with Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA but my go-to morning moisturizer is The Ordinary Alpha Arbutin + HA or just Hyaluronic Acid on its own.
Just be sure to NOT use any Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C) or Direct Acids (Lactic, Glycolic, Salicylic) products when using this.
In any other review, this is the point at which I’d state my results with this product. But because of the nature of this product, it is not easy to discern any visible results. It is more of a preventative product than a curative one.
It’s like how fruits and vegetables are good for you, because they provide the body with vitamins and minerals, but in the absence or deficiency of such important nutrients, the body could develop some unpleasant conditions, but if you do get all your vitamins/minerals, you will be just fine, but they don’t do anything curative if you have a real sickness.
For example, vitamin B is great for you, and if you have a deficiency, you’d probably feel very weak, and if you get enough vitamin B, you’d be just fine, but if you had malaria taking vitamin B supplements would do absolutely nothing to fix that.
That’s sort of how antioxidants are. They’re good for your skin and they help it to operate at optimum health, but if you have any serious concerns, like acne or hyperpigmentation, you should include another product like benzoyl perixode or alpha arbutin to actually address those concerns.
Because like I said, antioxidants are not supposed to be a treatment for any ome specific thing, just something to add to your skincare to improve it’s overall health, and also to prevent or reduce oxidative stress.
I hope that made sense.
Will you be trying this out? Let me know in the comments.
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