One of the best joys of blogging- discovering products that you would have never tried otherwise. Despite what a reader perceives, a rosy job with free products, blogging is far from it. Its more of a no weekends, no free time, no reading books, assaulting precious skin & body with plethora of new ingredients and spending every non-day-job-hour thinking or executing blogging. This is just me, the slack blogger who pretty much manages to churn just one blog post a week. Imagine the time it takes for other part time bloggers that post regularly. Shudders**
But the only thing that keeps our lot going is comments from readers (please post them even if you'd like to say hey!), sometimes a surprise Facebook share or bumping into some star product that make the skin assault worth it! You know where this is going right? I've just bumped into one.
Now you don't have to take my word for it because lets be honest something like a skin brightening effect can be very subjective. You feel good, you feel you look good. You get it? My mood decides how I look. Somedays I wouldn't feel beautiful even after caking on layers and layers of Foundation. Somedays I'd feel gorgeous as soon as I get up. Its all in the hormones. So don't take my word for it.
Are you still reading? Well here we go..Today we are talking about this new product from a natural NZ brand, Savar. It's their Rosehip Ultra Brightening Serum*, a very potent natural serum that is chock full of nutrients and anti-oxidants namely Melon fruit water and Extracts of Rosehip, blackcurrant, goji berry, lemon, bearberry. Its a milky translucent serum that smells of botanicals and absorbs lightning fast. So fast you'd be in shock..like few seconds. I've been using this serum every night for a few weeks now. I apply a few drops of it all over the face (not eyes) after my cream cleanser and floral toner and before Rosehip Oil. The serum claims to hydrate, tighten, brighten and restore skin health. I can certainly feel my skin is a lot clearer and a touch brighter but as I said its something that's very subjective. I can produce no Before/After pictures for it. All I can say is I love using it. I've been loving my n*aked skin these days. Even the sun spots seem to be a bit lighter. It's even held well under day makeup as its oil free, hence suitable for all skin types. The fact that it disappears into skin so fast, you actually feel it must be doing something, unlike the lot of skincare oils that I pass on to my pillow.
The glass dropper bottle design is aesthetically pleasing and travel friendly as well. I know I'll be carrying it with me on my upcoming holiday. It feels great to put back nutrients into skin after the massive cleansing regime I do on my makeup days.
One thing though, this doesn't replace a moisturizer. The second it dries, it tightens and mattifies my skin, not the most comfortable feeling for someone with dry skin so following up with a moisturizer is a must.
Bottomline- I've never been a fancy skincare type but this serum is literally luxury. Pure, potent and just lovely. If you've been looking to add some oomph to your skincare game, try it out. Maybe you'd see the brightening effect too!
Price- $56 NZD
Are you into serums? Have you ever used one? Do they intrigue you? Talk to me in the comments below!
Stay beautiful inside & out