A couple of weeks ago, the Beauty Warriors team popped by Sandton City to experience brand-new skincare brand, USO by African Dermal Science, at their pop-up skin bar. This luxe skincare range was developed by a team of scientists and medical doctors, and is specifically formulated for use on darker skin tones.
Whether your main concern is oiliness and congestion, or you’re battling with pigmentation, USO by African Dermal Science is the range for you. The range consists of 6 highly-effective and hard-working products, including:
USO 01 Hydro-Active Cleanser (R350)
This gentle cleanser is packed with antioxidants and won’t strip your skin, offering a cleansing experience like no other. It also contains vitamin C, which has a brightening effect on the skin, along with USO’s unique CCP Complex of active ingredients that leave your skin feeling clean and hydrated, and looking more radiant than ever before.
USO 02 Cellular Active Essence (R380)
This product is so much more than ‘just’ a toner: it’s packed with potent active ingredients like Kombucha, Rosehip oil, and USO’s unique CCP Complex to nourish your skin and prepare it for all the products to follow. You can spritz this directly onto your skin, or apply some to a cotton pad before swiping across your skin.
USO 03 Targeted Hyperpigmentation RX (R680)
If you’re concerned about dark spots, pigmentation, or an uneven skin tone, this is one product you need to add to your skincare routine. Unlike so many other products aimed at dark spots and pigmentation, USO 03 Targeted Hyperpigmentation RX boasts an innovative intelligent delivery system that focuses specifically on problematic areas, without affecting the rest of your complexion. The combination of two peptides used specifically to target problem areas ensures that your normal complexion is maintained (no lightening of other areas on your face), while effectively minimising the appearance of existing dark spots. Genius!
USO 04 Active Anti-Ageing Serum (R550)
This hydrating serum contains a slew of potent active ingredients that help to strengthen your skin’s natural barrier function while optimising your skin’s water reserves. It contains a unique CCP Complex with Centella, Chamomile, and pro-vitamin B5 to rejuvenate the appearance of your skin, while slowing down the signs of premature ageing.
USO 05 Active Day Cream SPF30 (R395)
This is by far one of our favourite products within the range, simply because it’s one of the few sunscreens we’re aware of that delivers broad-spectrum sun protection without leaving you looking like a ghost! This product promises no greying, no streaking, and no whitening – even on the darkest skin tones. It also contains a plethora of active ingredients, including the unique CCP complex of Centella, Chamomile, and pro-vitamin B5, to ensure that you skin is well-hydrated while protecting it from the sun’s damaging UVA and UVB rays. It’s a summer must-have!
USO 06 Active All Day Mist (R320)
Another beach bag essential, this refreshing Active All Day Mist is packed full of antioxidants and is great for providing an instant moisture boost while on the go. Simply spritz this onto your skin whenever the mood strikes (or when you need a little pick-me-up) to moisturise, refresh, and soothe your skin while providing plenty of anti-ageing benefits at the same time.
For more information on USO by African Dermal Science or to shop the full range of products online, visit their website, here. To stay up-to-date on beauty news from USO, follow them on Facebook, and Instagram.