Skincare System Review: Somme Institute Skin Care

A few weeks ago, Product Girl was approached by Somme Institute to give their 5-step skincare system a try.  I’m fairly simple (ok, boring) when it comes to washing my face and I thought this would be a great opportunity to introduce myself to a regular skincare regime a tad more sophisticated than “lather, rinse, repeat.”

Somme Institute was founded by a group of dermatologists back in the 90s and after years of testing and trials, they have developed what they call Molecular Dispersion Technology or MDT5 for short.  According to the company’s website, “Somme Institute was created with the intention of making perfect skin an attainable goal” and that “Skin care companies should deliver the claims they promise.” Amen! 

Somme Institute says that MDT5 “allows full vitamin absorption by the skin to:

  • Reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Repair sun damage
  • Even out discoloration and brown spots
  • Treat moderate to severe acne as well as rosacea
  • Dramatically improve the skin’s tone, texture and clarity”

The system includes five different products and lots of literature detailing each product, ingredients, what it’s purpose is, etc. I’m going to admit – I didn’t read even half of it but the products also came with a simple card that has colored dots which correspond to each step.  I tucked the card in my bathroom mirror for easy reference so I know the order in which to use the products – now this is the kind of simplicity that is right up my alley!  The five steps include:

Step 1: Nourishing Cleanser (non-foaming/non-irritating) 

Step 2: Transport (gentle exfoliant)

Step 3: Serum (with Vitamin C)

Step 4: A-Bomb (moisturizer with Vitamins A and E)

Step 5: Double Defense (SPF 30+)

I’ve also tacked on a sixth step which Somme Institute simply calls, Eye, a delicate eye cream which claims to improve skin discoloration (something I struggle with), tone, texture and clarity.

After just my first use, my skin felt very supple and moisturized – a difficult feeling to achieve in this dry Chicago winter weather. I’ve haven’t noticed much of a difference yet in my rosacea, acne or skin tone yet but I am going to continue with this for a few more weeks….stay tuned for my final review!

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