The Allies of Skin Molecular Saviour Probiotics Repair Mist has been a godsend. For some reason lockdown has not been kind to my skin. I have had an allergic reaction to a product has resulted in my whole face being d irritated and itchy with a rash. I have pulled my skincare right back and am slowly nursing my face back to health. It is not yet how it was, but it is much improved and the Molecular Saviour Probiotics Repair Mist is one of the products that I have been using.
Who Are Allies of Skin?
Allies of Skin was created in 2016 by Nicholas Travis. The Singaporean native had suffered from severe acne in his younger years. Utilising a skincare business plan that he had created whilst at university, Nicolas sought to create a brand for people who don’t get enough sleep, drink to much alcohol and have a high level of stress in their lives. Basically for people like me. Travis even defines the Allies of Skin as ‘adaptogenic’, that is to say that is helps the skin behave ‘normally’ under stress.
The range was launched with one product, the 1A All Day Mask, and has grown by launching a few products a year. In four years there are now sufficient products for a full routine with acne solving at the heart of the range. Allies of Beauty make the popular ‘clean beauty claims’ ie free from silicone, sulphate, mineral oil, synthetic dye and fragrance and drying alcohol free. However the part that interests me are the clinical trials and the ingredient listing.
What is the Molecular Saviour Probiotic Repair Mist
This repair mist is a blend of
- rose cucumber and juniper waters,
- aloe vera,
- orange stem cells,
- lactobacillus ferment,
- silk amino acids,
- and colloidal silver.
This blend provides hydration, cell regeneration, anti-irritation, and anti-blemish benefits. My skin needs all those things at the moment but not in a format that will irritate my already irritated skin. The packaging is black plastic so there is no chance that the formula will be denatured by sunlight.
On the Skin
The rosewater scent is prominent. If you have been reading my blog for any period of time, you will know that I am not a fan of rose scents. That said, it dissipates within a couple of minutes. I bought this and use this product on my face. However, I have extremely dry skin all over my body so I tested it on a patch on my shin which is dry but not irritated before using it on my face. In both cases, the skin is left slightly tacky after application. The mist does not cause any products that are layered on top of it to roll or pill. The product once on the skin does not evaporate quickly so it does not leave the skin tight or taut. Using it three times a day on the face, I was able to alleviate the dryness in about 10 days. The irritation took longer to deal with and three weeks later is not completely gone
I’ve had to paired back my skincare routine. I’m currently using a simple cleanser and moisturiser whilst nursing my skin back to health. I bought the Allies of Skin Molecular Saviour Probiotics Repair Mist for two reasons. One, because my skin felt tight during the day I was looking for a product that was not water based and was acidic (ph3.5 – 5). This is to prevent further irritation to my already damaged skin barrier. Secondly because I wanted to have a skincare step that I could replicate throughout the day. Skincare is never an overnight fix.
With consistent use, improvements can and will be made. If you have problems with you skin and the ingredients list appeals to you it is definitely worth trying. Allies of Skin is not an ‘affordable’ skincare range. When your skin is suffering, you do whatever it takes to improve it. I am treating my skin with kid gloves at the moment and this product is definitely helping. Going back to the price though – a word of caution. The price will vary depending on where you purchase it from. I bought mine from Beautylish where is was £55, on the Allies of Skin website, it is £57 and from Cult Beauty it is £60.