A few months ago I pulled our eye and night serums from our inventory. It wasn’t that the products didn’t work or that there were any microbial issues, it just developed a “staleness” that was unacceptable to us.
We checked every raw material to make sure our vendors had changed nothing and did make some adjustments. Then we exhaustively tested blend after blend to make sure the stability was up to our standards. Finally we approved it and put it back in production.
The facts are that these are sophisticated, complicated blends using exotic and rare raw materials. And, the fact we will never use any chemicals to make the blending easier, makes it a challenge.
But, the effort is worth it. We get as many testimonials on these products as any in our line. Our clients see a real difference when using our Night Serum and Eye Serum. We had one woman who went as far as using our eye serum on one of her eyes while maintaining use of a very expensive, well known product on her other eye. She said she knew how superior Absolutely Natural’s product was when her grandson commented that her eagle claws under her one eye looked better. I guess her problem was beyond having crow’s feet!
For those of you new to our serums, the following is a summary of the feature and benfits of both.
While other companies tout 5, 10 or even 15% Vitamin C in their products, Absolutely Natural has 2% Vitamin C among the other fantastic ingredients that has made this product a favorite at some of our spas and retail. But it is the type of Vitamin C that makes it so unique and effective. Most companies use Vitamin C blended in a liquid and are allowed by law to put on their labels what percentage that blend is. I think that is deceptive.
At Absolutely Natural we use a very special Vitamin C called AA2G (Ascorbic Acid 2-Glucoside). This AA2G is stabilized with glucose and that has tremendous benefits for our clients. Regular Vitamin C products degrade when they attach to the C2 hydroxyl group which is the primary site of Vitamin C’s beneficial activity. Our product gradually releases the Vitamin C providing benefits for hours, not minutes.
Our eye serum can also promote the synthesis of collagen therefore increasing the suppleness of the skin. Studies also prove that continued use of our eye serum can prevent pigmentation of the eye by suppressing melanin synthesis and can even reduce the pre-existing melanin resulting in lightening and evening the skin tone.
In addition to the Vitamin C, the Hyaluronic Acid (HA) in our formula is a special ingredient that will help keep your eyes young looking. HA helps to deliver vital nutrients while removing toxins from skin. Replenishing HA also helps to fill in the appearance of wrinkles and add firmness to the skin. As we age, the amount of HA decreases in our bodies and lack of this vital component leads to swelling, loss of elasticity and moisture in our skin. Hyaluronic acid will also help with eye puffiness resulting from fat that migrates to the lower lid due to weakening of supporting muscles.
Dark Circles under the eyes are another concern for those who want to achieve youthful, bright eyes. Many believe that dark circles under the eyes are caused by skin over pigmentation, when in fact, this is a myth. As we age, the skin under our eyes becomes thinner, causing blood vessels to become more noticeable. This gives the skin under the eyes a dark appearance.
Products that thicken the skin are the best to help prevent this condition. The special blend of ingredients in this luxurious eye serum will aid in strengthening the blood vessel walls and reduce the appearance of dark circles.
Our night serum is a unique formula packed with ingredients providing complete care for your face, neck and décolletage. It not only is a great moisturizer but also prevents damage and can repair damaged skin.
Malus Domestica Fruit Cell Extract: From a rare Swiss apple tree, this powerhouse boosts production of human stem cells, protects cells from stress and can decrease the appearance of wrinkles
Hyaluronic Acid: Naturally derived from fruits including cherries and guava, HA softens and soothes skin. Its properties aid in tissue repair and can “plump” skin reducing appearance of wrinkles. Excellent for skin regeneration
Retinol: From fruits and plants, our Retinol assists the body in developing and maintaining the health of skin, and membranes. Superior anti-aging properties.
Essential Amino Acid Complex: A special blend provides “building block” of protein essential for healthy skin
Superoxide Dismutase: Derived from a melon indigenous to France, SO acts as an antioxidant and protects cellular components from being oxidized. SO is unique in that it can help repair skin already damaged by the sun, environmental pollutants and aging.
Extracts of Organic Green and White Tea: Both of these products have high content of Polyphenols that are great anti-oxidants and anti-inflammatory. In addition, they can reduce break down of collagen. Polyphenols are excellent for sensitive skin and help diminish the appearance of wrinkles.
Vitis Vinifera: Cultivated from grapes , Vitis Vinifera contains a carefully selected balance of skin rejuvenating amino acids, vitamins A, C, & E along with trace elements that work to restore resiliency and elasticity while leaving your skin silky smooth.
Vitamin E Complex: Vitamin E plays an important role in slowing down the aging process of your skin. It reduces the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. Vitamin E has antioxidant properties and is the main vitamin that helps provide support to the lipid parts of the body’s cells.
Because of the nature of the ingredients, there will be differences from bath-to-batch with both of these serums. Variations of color, differences in viscosity and fragrance may occur. One thing, though, is for sure. Use of these serums will help you achieve better looking skin.