Cue visions of my face burning off upon contact and never being able to post a #FOTD or #selfie every again. Fummel.
(Fummel is how I say FML in my head, just so you know)
I’ve tried several products with ACID printed on the front, and I still have a face, so I think it’s okay.
Anyway, I was sent this serum by a brand called InstaNatural, who, from what I tell, produce a whole bunch of skincare products using natural products and sell them on Amazon.
I was particually interested in this one because it contains in Jojoba oil and teatree oil. In my post about The Body Shop’s Vitamin E oil, I had a few of you suggest it to me for my spots.
The bottle looks professional. I don’t know if it’s the ‘professional formula’ sign stamped across it, or the glass blue bottle. It reminds me of some kind of potion or something you would get on prescription from your doctor.
Here are the benefits it promotes from it’s Amazon page:
- Reduces wrinkles and fine lines
- Heals damaged skin – sun spots, age spots, and discoloration
- Rehydrates dry, rough or flaky skin
- Evens out skin tone and texture
- Reduces dark circles and puffiness around eyes
- Reduces hyperpigmentation
- Helps you achieve soft, supple, firmer skin
- Gets you an overall vibrant, healthy complexion
- Contains Vitamin C and other antioxidants to help renew skin
- Lightweight formula glides on smooth and absorbs quickly
- Can be worn under makeup
- Made in the USA in our advanced FDA registered facilities
- Contains NO parabens, fragrances, additives or alcohol
Here are the ingredients:
Deionized Water, Organic Aloe, Witch Hazel, Hyaluronic Acid, Kosher Vegetable Glycerin, MSM (methylsulfonylmethane), Hydroxyethyl Cellulose, Carrageenan Gum, Organic Jojoba Oil, Wildcrafted Green Tea, Geranium Essential Oil, Vitamin C (Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate), Vitamin E (Tocopheryl Acetate), Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Ethyl Hexyl Glycerin.
It costs £29.99 but I’ve been using it for a couple of weeks and I’ve still got over 80% of the bottle left. You should use it within one year of opening.
The bottle has a pipette liquid dropper which to be honest, doesn’t make much sense or work well at all. The serum is a bit thinner than a normal moisturiser, but it’s not liquid enough to need a dropper. It’s hard to use the dropper, a lot of the time it would pick up more air bubbles than product. More product ends up on the outside of dropper so found myself smearing that on my face.
Although it wouldn’t come out of the bottle by pouring, I feel like a squeezable tube would be much more suitable for this product.
It has a strange smell too. It’s hard to describe – other than bitter and salty. The best way to explain the consistency is: a cloudy a liquid gel.
My first impressions were that it absorbed well into the skin and my skin did feel soft afterwards. I started using this on an evening, then went on to use it both in a morning and evening.
I have dry skin and this can often cause my makeup to clump around dry patches, I found that after using this for a few days, it completely heeled up my dry patches!
I was most excited to use this for the jojoba oil, teatree and which hazel, hoping it would help to prevent spots. This made no difference to spots, I still got them around my chin on the run up to my period.
The best product I’ve tried so far for spots is Skinetica if you’re looking for something for acne. I do have a few more products to try that will hopefully help with my spots. I want this woe to be over because being a spotty 28 year old is fucking depressing. I feel like people must think I don’t look after my skin or eat properly. Wah.
I’ve read some amazing reviews about this product transforming peoples skin, making them look younger, brighter and fresher. Although I saw some benefits, it wasn’t as dramatic as I had hoped. But my skin was so much softer and makeup applied much better with this.
I sometimes think I’m too hungup on my spots and scars to focus on other aspects of my skin. I would have loved this to have helped reduce the amount of spots I get!
If you want to try this, they do have a Lifetime Satisfaction Money Back Guarantee. This tells me that some people must see some great results as they are so sure of their product.
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