Joy Isaacs is the founder and Dr. Gilbert Mouzin is the scientific advisor of the luxurious brand Argentum Apothecary. The range is formulated with a patented fusion of two main active ingredients:
- Silver Hydrosol: which has anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and purifying properties that provide exquisite protection for your skin.
- DNA HP: is a natural skin hydrating agent (from salmon semen!). It is believed that it has antioxidant properties and is able to inhibit the degradation of elastin (which happens due to aging) and stimulate the synthesis of collagens and proteoglycans.
The illuminating hydrating bar is a soap-free cleansing bar designed to thoroughly cleanse while helping to restore the natural balance of the skin. The combination of bentonite and silver in this formula purify and tighten the pores and the replenishing ingredients prevent the skin from drying.
I’ve been using this cleansing bar for 3 months now, to activate the bar hold under running water and then use your hands to create a mild lather and use the lather to cleanse your face. It is unfortunately fragranced (like aftershave) and after using it my face stays a little pink for a while which I do not know is because of the fragrance or the sliver. The great thing is that this bar cleanses my combination skin really well, the foam is creamy and moisturizing and does not leave any residue on my face. In addition, it is a large bar so will last you a long time; however you have to be careful to preserve the bar, it should not be left in water or on a wet surface.
In summary, the illuminating bar is a perfect cleansing product for combination/oily acne-prone skin; the 𝘚𝘪𝘭𝘷𝘦𝘳 𝘩𝘺𝘥𝘳𝘰𝘴𝘰𝘭 in this cleansing helps balance the skin and keeps the bacteria away while the 𝘋𝘕𝘈 𝘏𝘗 simulates the production of Hyaluronic Acid and elastin to keep your skin balanced, firm and hydrated.