Recently I was given a Vitamin C serum to try and review from Skin Kissed , Skin Kissed boast that the serum is 100% natural and cruelty free, though there is no mention of this on the bottle itself. So what makes up this serum?
- Aqua – posh name for water
- Rosa damascene (Rose Water) – “Oil of a very fragrant pink rose used as fragrance in cosmetics. Extensive research has shown it has mixed benefits. In the pro column, inhaling this flower’s scent seems to have relaxing properties and the plant’s petals contain skin-soothing and antioxidant compounds that can benefit skin. On the flipside, the numerous chemicals that create this rose’s distinctive fragrance pose a risk of causing skin aggravation.”
- Vitamin C (Absorbic Acid) – “Out of the many beneficial forms of vitamin C, ascorbic acid is a superstar for its proven antioxidant properties that boost firmer-feeling skin. This powerhouse ingredient is backed by research for dramatically brightening and evening skin tone.”
- Glycerine – 100% natural, known for nourishing skin and sealing in hydration.
- Hylaraunic Acid – “Hydrated skin is plumper, firmer and has a luminous glow, while dehydrated skin can look dull, lacklustre and more slack. The unique ability to hold so much water makes hyaluronic acid invaluable to your skin.”
- Phenoxyethanol – “Phenoxyethanol is used as a preservative in cosmetic products and also as a stabilizer in perfumes and soaps.Exposure to phenoxyethanol has been linked to reactions ranging from eczema” ( not so natural ingredient)
- Marine Collagen (Fish) – a known anti-aging ingredient
Positive: increased glow and hydration.
Negative: the serum is sticky, I wash my hands after use.