WHAT AM I REVIEWING?
ELLEDA- VITAMIN C 20% SERUM
With all of the recent talk about serums, Vitamin C, I wanted to try out some for myself that were new to the market AND those that have been around for a while! Today, I'm reviewing a newer Brand and product on the market by Elleda. Serums have become a huge part of the market for the reason-they work! But, there are SO many these days for the treatment of a vast amount of skin conditions, that it's difficult to find those products that are moderately priced and effective! That's where Elleda comes in!
WHO IS ELLEDA, I'VE NEVER HEARD OF THEM BEFORE?
Elleda really wanted to fill a need in the market! They noticed that whether women were shopping in-store or on-line, the beauty products were not financially feasible, those that were affordable didn't work, and most of the other products were full of chemicals and other toxic ingredients! Since they couldn't find the answer themselves, they decided to create Elleda instead! Their motto is affordability and products that REALLY work! I absolutely LOVE that kind of co. model and wish that more beauty companies would take this approach :)
They will be launching a dozen MORE + products in the upcoming months-AND there IS a signup on their website-www.elleda.com that will give you a 10% discount code in addition to future discounts on upcoming products and their newsletter signup!
WHAT'S IN IT?
- Vitamin C -aids in collagen stimulation for anti-aging properties!
- Vitamin E- leaves skin feeling soft and nourished.
- Hyaluronic Acid- gives skin a refreshed look with hydration!
- Aloe Barbadensis Leaf -contains natural healing properties to help revive and protect your skin!
- Hamamelis Virginia (Witch Hazel)- can help battle acne and eczema skin conditions + more!
- Jojoba Oil- moisturizes skin quickly and will mimic your skin's natural oils!
WHAT DID I THINK ABOUT THE PRODUCT?
I admit I am still trying to find a good Vitamin C serum and I was fortunate enough to find this serum with Elleda! It's a great serum for brightening and a good Vitamin C boost for your skin all wrapped into one! :) The bottle comes in a generous-sized 1 oz. bottle and for $19.57 it can be purchased on Amazon.com so it's moderately priced and will last even with daily usage. I could tell a difference in brightness, evening, skin tone, and smoothness after one day of usage with the serum and after a couple of days, I could really start to see how much more even my skin looked. I have a LOT of sun and skin damage and very fair skin so it's hard to find a product that even slightly improves it!
My ONLY drawback with the serum was that it could have had a scent to it of some kind- as it's a natural serum I do understand that it also means it could affect the smell, but I do like to have that even though it's not necessary. As many of us might be expecting a nice light scent, this is really the only drawback I could find! To clarify, it does NOT smell bad- it just really doesn't have a scent at all and some may find this different.
Does it really meet the claims in aiding with anti-aging, rejuvenates skin, reducing redness, sun spots, and acne scaring?- so far I am going to give a DEFINITE YES! I LOVE that the product WORKS- I've noticed a difference in ALL of the above issues and that means I have to work less at covering up issues and I'm having to wear less makeup too :) It's not hugely overpriced, isn't full of ugly and bad ingredients- so what's not to love!?
I'm going to keep using this serum and I will keep you guys posted on the continued results because I know that so far, it's only gotten better with each daily usage :) What do you guys think about all of these new serums on the market? Have you tried any others or THIS ONE and what were your results!? LET ME KNOW!
now...time for the bonus beauty product review!
TOO FACED- BETTER THAN SEX MASCARA $23 (in black)
I had forgotten about this mascara, as I have been using one recently that I REALLY like- Benefit's They're Real! Mascara, BUT I didn't want to just stay in the same routine so I went for a switch :) I have tried this mascara before in a sample, but I had honestly forgotten how awesome it was! It does go on thickly, but the well designed brush helps thin out the formula and prevent clumping. I still prefer more of the rubber/plastic type wands vs. the bristle or brush type wands when it comes to mascara, but this one I can admit IS well made! If your looking for FULLER lashes AND MORE VOLUME-this mascara should be at the top of your go-to list! If you're wanting more separation and length, I would look for another mascara as this product is not really geared towards those needs. As an added bonus, the mascara is formulated with OUT Parabens :) I did notice that with all-day wear, the Too Faced mascara did NOT smudge-which IS something that the Benefit will do occasionally.