- organic herbal infusion
- organic aloe
- sodium ascorbyl phosphate (vitamin C, 20%)
- vegan hyaluronic acid 5%
- niacinamide (vitamin B3) 3.5%
- retinol 2.5%
- olive oil squalene
- capryloyl salicylic acid 2%
- organic rosehip seed oil
- (2s)-2-amino-5-guanidinopentonoic acid (what?)
- melaleuca alternifolia (tee tree essential oil)
- lavender essential oil
- ylang ylang essential oil
- ethyl hexyl grycein.
On the front of the package, it says "with 20% vitamin C, 2.5% retinol, 5% hyaluronic acid, 2% salicylic acid, 3.5% niacinamide" and my thought was "great, this is like a dermatologist's dream! Sign me up!!" and I didn't think about the ingredients listed towards the bottom of the list....
As far as quality goes, this product is great. Very moisturizing, medium to thick texture (I like it better than watery serums) that gets absorbed very quickly into your skin.
HOWEVER. It is scented which I haven't experienced with their other products in the past. It includes tea tree, lavender and ylang ylang oils, and I am not overly fond of any of these scents, especially ylang ylang oil. I think if you like warm scents in general, you might really enjoy this product and want to buy 10 bottles while it's still on sale on Amazon. This is just a personal preference, and I just am not fund of ylang ylang or musk or potchouli scent.
So for this product, I would highly highly recommend it if you like lavender and ylang ylang. It's $19.89, for all the great ingredients noted above. Amazon website is here.
On the side note, here is what I am currently using for serum, which is also by Radha Beauty. It's Vitmin C Serum, which also has 20% Vitamin C, also has hyaluronic acid along with other natural ingredients. This one has thinner container closer to essence which I don't prefer, but this one is unscented.
*MAD scientist section.*
The packaging appears to have changed recently to a glass bottle with a dropper. I like them both! And in either container, you can open the top to add the scents you like (apply with caution and do it with your own risk.) Vitamin C is naturally unscented and actually has a bit strange odor to it in my opinion, this was true to another Vitamin C serum I tested from another company. I think it's great though you can get them unscented, and I put a couple of drops (very tiny amount) of lemon essential oil, and it completely transformed this product for me! It makes me realize how much a scent adds to your outlook.
This product is $18.89 on Amazon.com, great deal for a clinical grade Vitamin C Serum. If you are interested, click here...
- I admit, I am a package whore- what can I say, I am a visual artist and I love everything that's beautiful. I LOVE the blue grass, and it comes with a convinient dropper! A + for the exterior.
- It's affordable - $13.69 currently on Amazon.com, for 120ml pure natural essential oil!
- I LOVE the scent. Again, this is highly personal, but it's important.
- 100% pure and natural.
Lately I have been mixing peppermint oil with a lotion to do leg and foot massage. This is great for a runner like me, after a run to relax muscle. I also use it for shoulders as well. Rather than buying expensive foot cream, you can turn basic and affordable lotion into a luxe item, which is great. You can also adjust the strength of peppermint by adjusting how much peppermint oil you put in it.
If you would like to try peppermint oil, click here.
These products were sent to me in exchange with my honest review. Thank you Radha Beauty for giving me another opportunity to try your products. Keep up the good work!