Intro to INFINESSE skin-firming range from Albion
Cult Japanese skincare brand Albion is a well-kept secret among beauty afficionados in Asia, spreading largely through word of mouth. Their line of low-key, luxury skincare is used by none other than the Japanese royal family itself.
Even though they’ve been around for over 50 years, it’s not big on splashy marketing, and it’s not surprising that I heard about Albion through friends who used to purchase products via trips to Japan or Taiwan, before it became available locally.
Exage - Starter line for younger women
Infinesse - Women in their 30s and up who are keen to counteract first signs of aging
Excia - More mature women who need anti-aging and protective care
Ex-Vie - Ultra-luxe line for mature women who want maximum skin rejuvenation and anti-aging efficacy in their products
INFINESSE and “Renovate cPA”
Infinesse is a relatively new line targeted at women (like me) whose skins need a little extra care. If you’re seeing fine lines around your forehead, neck, nasolabial fold, the corners of the eyes, etc, or even early signs of skin slackness around the jaw and under the chin, you might find that a lot ofanti-aging skincare doesn’t seem to work for long.
That’s because a lot of the ingredients simply sit on the surface where they can plump up the top layers temporarily, but little actually manages to penetrate deeper into the dermis to do any long-term good.
Cue the very technical sounding "Renovate cPA", which is a proprietary molecule which has been clinically proven both in vitro (in lab tests) and in vivo (on patients) to be able to strengthen fibroblast activity (a cell in connective tissue that produces collagen and other fibers), increase levels of hyaluronic acid in the reticular dermis (lower layer of skin where our collagen fibers are most densely packed).
In a nutshell, Infinesse promises to firm and plump the skin from the inside out.
SHOPPER ALERT: Do note if you’re intending to purchase or try this, that Renovate cPA is only present in 3 products (moisture milk SG$115, lotion SG$115, and serum SG$164), and not the entire Infinesse range (which includes a cleansing wash $63, cleansing milk $74, cleansing cream $74, eye cream $164, and face cream $197).
The price-tags are hefty, so I would go for those 3 key products first just to make sure you’re getting the maximum bang for your buck.
The 4-step application ritual below is the same as with all Albion lines.