Review: Naturopathica Vitamin C Revitalizing Complex, Age Defense
Product Name: Vitamin C Revitalizing Complex – Age Defense
Price: $58 for 2.5 oz
Packaging: The plastic bottle has a nice sturdy feel to it, and the company name embossed on the side of the product is a nice touch. The pump distributes the perfect amount of product each time and feels high quality.
Application: A little bit goes a long way; this thin formula spreads quickly and covers evenly.
Cruelty Free: The image the company uses says that the product is “animal friendly”.
Ingredients: Aqua/Water/Eau, Algae Extract, Glycerin, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice, Squalane, Leuconostoc/ Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Rosa Damascena (Rose) Flower Water, Ascorbic Acid Polypeptide, Oat Beta Glucan, Glycoproteins, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Phospholipids, Tocopheryl Acetate, Retinyl Palmitate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Superoxide Dismutase, Borago Officinalis (Borage) Seed Oil, Sclerotium Gum, Pueraria Lobata (Kudzu) Symbiosome Extract, Urtica Dioica (Nettle) Leaf Extract, Rosa Centifolia (Rose) Bud Extract, Lecithin, Rosa Damascena (Rose) Flower Oil, Citrus Sinensis (Blood Orange) Peel Oil, Tilia Cordata (Linden) Flower Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Xanthan Gum, P-Anisic Acid
Natural: Yes! Oh my goodness, I can actually pronounce all of the ingredients. :)
Product Claims: From the product page -
A powerful antioxidant blend of Vitamins A, C and E is combined with Kudzu to help reduce the visible signs of aging.
SKIN TYPE: Age Defense
KEY ACTIVE INGREDIENT: Vitamin C: Ascorbic Acid Polypeptide and Ascorbyl Palmitate are combined in a liposome delivery system for increased penetration and stability to inhibit free radical damage.
FEATURED INGREDIENTS: SUPEROXIDE DISMUTASE (SOD): a powerful plant derived enzymatic antioxidant known for its ability to neutralize the highly reactive superoxide radical and slow down the signs of aging
VITAMINS A, C & E: this blend of potent antioxidants helps to neutralize free radicals and protect skin from environmental assault
LIPOSOME DELIVERY SYSTEM: allows for deep penetration into the skin to get visible results
KUDZU EXTRACT: a plant renowned for its beauty and versatility, it has been used in traditional Asian medicine for centuries. Symbiosomes (part of the root system) are rich in proteins and Isoflavones. This extract guards against the breakdown of collagen and elastin and helps to maintain skin youthfulness.
HOW TO USE: Apply a pea size amount to face morning and night. May also be layered under your favorite Naturopathica moisturizer for increased hydration during colder months.
Overall Review: This is quite the nice moisturizer, and actually makes the company’s ten best sellers list. It’s been a while since I had a product that I thought, “Wow, this is REALLY good!”
At first, I was a bit worried that it wouldn’t be moisturizing enough, since I have skin that has dry patches and is also acne prone and oily. However, I’ve been using this twice a day for a two weeks now, and I’m really liking the effect it’s had on my skin. There’s the possibility that this also worked miracles on my acne… these past couple of weeks I’ve noticed a significant change in my skin tone and texture. (This could also be because I’ve cut out silicone face products recently.) This product has mattifying qualities as well. All in all, my skin feels more even, looks a bit more radiant than before, and my pores seem smaller. I haven’t experienced any tightness from the light moisturizer, but I may need to use it under a heavier moisturizer when the real winter months set in, as suggested by the company.
The scent is light, clean and citrusy.
While I don’t have full needs for anti-aging products, I am still seeing major improvements for my skin.
Repurchase? $58 is a bit steep me, but it seems like this product is going to last quite a long time, and the benefits for my skin have been great. Since this is one of those “WOW” products, I can definitely see splurging for it in the future.
What do you think? Does this sound like a product that would be beneficial for your skin?
Product thanks to Naturopathica! – more info