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Taking care of your skin can be hard work and I find that to get the best results I have to vary my skincare routine. In particular I have been looking to try more natural and organic beauty products recently and have been shopping on my favourite natural beauty website www.amarya.co.uk. From time to time they will send out little freebies with orders and I received a sample of this John Masters Organics Vitamin C Anti-Aging Face Serum. It costs RRP £32.00 for a 1 fl oz bottle.
Product description: "Vitamin C, in its natural amino acid polypeptide form, penetrates the skin and helps to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, while anti-oxidant rich botanicals provide intense moisture and stimulate procollagen production."
Recommended directions for use: Apply after cleansing and toning with John Masters Organics. Use more on sun exposed areas. Apply before bed in place of heavy creams.
This serum has a thin consistency and is quite runny, with a bright yellow colour to it and a slight fruity scent. The serum spreads easily over my skin and is absorbed really quickly without needing to take ages rubbing it in. It soaks in fully without sitting on the surface of my skin, so I feel like it is really giving a benefit to my skin and getting to work straight away. Because the liquid is lightweight it seems to avoid clogging of my pores and I don't have any trouble with getting blockages, which is a big benefit for me as some of the heavy night creams can overload my skin and lead to breakouts of spots. This serum is recommended for use on dry and mature skin types, which is the complete opposite to me as I have a combination skin tone with a tendency to have oily patches build up throughout the day. For this reason I would not have chosen to purchase it, but thought I may as well try it as I had received it for free. I was really surprised at how light yet effective the serum is. My face is left with a matte finish and is smooth to the touch just moments after application, with no residue left behind, and this remains overnight until I am ready to cleanse, tone and moisturise again in the morning. After using this serum my skin feels smooth and supple with a good balance to it, and it has helped to stop any excess oils from being produced. I do feel like it has kept my skin nourished and cared for, although it is not very richly moisturising.
I like to use natural and organic beauty products as they seem to be better quality and I don't have to worry about adding more chemicals into my body. This is a nice, lightweight serum that is surprisingly well suited to my combination skin and keeps it in good condition. The natural ingredients help to soothe and calm the skin, as well as keeping a matte feel and brightening my complexion. I would consider buying it even though it's supposed to be intended for dry and mature skin types, as it is effective and pleasant to use.
Ingredients: Aloe vera leaf juice,* sunflower seed oil,* glycerin,* rose flower water,* aspen bark extract, ascorbic acid polypeptide, lecithin, phospholipids, superoxide dismutase, acerola fruit extract,* rice extract,* algae extract,* tocopheryl acetate, retinyl palmitate, ascorbyl palmitate, shea butter,* wheat germ oil, rose flower oil,* blood orange oil, linden blossom oil,* xanthan gum, rosemary leaf extract,* sclerotium gum powder, potassium sorbate.
*NOP certified organic ingredients.
Ingredients: Aloe barbadensis (aloe vera) leaf juice, helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil, ascorbic acid polypeptide, glycerin, rose damascena (rose) flower water, lecithin, phospholipids, superoxide dismutase, malphighia glabra (acerola) fruit extract, oryza sativa (rice) extract, spirulina platensis (algae) extract,tocopheryl acetate, retinyl palmitate, ascorbyl palmitate, triticum vulgare (wheat) germ oil, butyrospermum parkii (shea) butter, rosa damascena (rose) flower oil, citrus sinensis (blood orange) oil, tilia cordata (linden) blossom oil, xanthan gum, rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf extract, populus tremuloides (aspen) bark extract / NOP Certified Organic / This brilliant blend helps reduce the signs of aging / Vitamin C and extracts of sea algae, nettle and rosebud absorb deep into the skin, bringing maximum moisture, antioxidants and pro-collagen production /