“Introducing the new and improved Oraia™42 daily use treatment program for beautiful skin.” – Sircuit Skin
FINAL PRODUCT RATING: ★★★★★★★★★☆(9/10)
PRICE DETAILS: $225 for 50ml / 1.7oz. – Plastic pump bottle (♦♦♦♦♦)
Trial size also available for $27 (1/8oz. vial)
SKIN TYPES: All skin types.
QUICK REVIEW: For once, why can’t I love something that cost $10? This amazing serum gave me the best skin I’ve had in 10 years – and that’s after 10 days. May not give you “perfect” skin – but will bring skin to its most optimum condition.
the REVIEW (08/14/2011): At $225 a bottle, I did not expect Sircuit Skin Oraia Intensive Regeneration Complex to live up to its price point. Still, it has an impressive ingredient list – full of botanicals, peptides, antioxidants and no parabens – so mid-June, I started using the trial sized vial and hoped for the best. Within a few days, my skin looked smoother and was less red and irritated. By the end of the vial (about 10 days) my husband commented on how nice my skin looked and I was feeling the need to wear less and less foundation.
So, by the end of June, I purchased a full sized bottle from Bloom.Com for >$100 since I had saved up my BloomDollars (you get back 10% for every purchase and often have bonus incentives. (See my Bloom.Com review HERE).
Oraia has a medium liquid texture that spreads easily and absorbs readily into the skin. I recommend applying it to individual areas with fingertips to prevent the serum from evaporating in your hands. It has a mild botanical scent that is quite soothing and adds to the experience. The pump bottle is rather large for 1.7oz. and you can’t tell when you’re going to run out. I’m not sure if its a stability issue, but I wish it came in a dropper vial like the sample or the other Sircuit Skin serums. You can use this day and night either alone or under moisturizer.
This beautiful serum has Quercetin (like Korres Quercetin & Oak Collection) an antioxidant and prevents breakdown of elastin, Superoxide Dismutase (like RéVive Serum Protectif) which is a powerful antioxidant, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5 aka Syn-Coll (like Peter Thomas Roth Unwrinkle) which helps boost collagen and reduce the size of wrinkles and Resveratrol (like Caudalie Resveratrol Firming & Anti-Wrinkle products) which has been recognized as the best anti-aging molecule by Harvard’s Dept. of Medicine. It also has a full range of botanical oils (lavender, jasmine, geranium, frankincence, rosa damascena flower, etc.), honey, hyaluronic acid and more. See the list of ingredients and their properties HERE. It also has zero parabens and uses Honeysuckle as a a natural preservative.
the RESULTS: After using Oraia for an additional 3 weeks with periodic use of Sircuit Agent Anti-Aging Serum for Blemished Skin, my skin was at its best ever. No dry, rough patches, zero breakouts (seriously, ZERO) and no redness or irritation. My pores and spots are still there, but let’s all just face it right now – here are certain earned and genetic characteristics of your skin that are semi-permanent. I’m 38, and I don’t expect my skin to be “perfect”, but I want it to be at its potential. This is exactly what Oraia provides.
the FINAL ROAR: So why not a 10 star rating? Its $225! I find it unfortunate that Sircuit Skin products are so expensive – especially since their formulations are some of the best I’ve ever used. Still, Oraia is a product that I will more than likely repurchase since it works. Which in the land of skin care and broken promises – is priceless.
A CLOSER LOOK: Goji Berry Fruit Extract
Source: Sircuit Skin
Lycium Barbarum (Goji Berry) Fruit Extract – (Instalift Goji) for long term anti-aging benefits and instant firming. Extracted from the extremely nutritious and antioxidant rich goji berry. An isolated active glycopeptide fraction, which combines the skin lifting and firming strength of both proteins and polysaccharides. This goji glycopeptide fraction forms a perfect rigid lifting mesh to support sagging and wrinkled skin for creating an immediate visible appearance of lifting. Goji glycopeptides further offers critical long-term anti-aging functions via: MMP inhibition, antioxidant activity, anti-apoptotic, and collagen stimulatory activity for a complete anti-aging treatment.
A CLOSER LOOK: Japanese Honeysuckle Extract
A plant preservative that is based on the Japanese Honeysuckle (Lonicera japonica) is available that is described as being a complex mixture of esters of lonicerin and natural p-hydroxy benzoic acid (Fig. 10). The commercial material from Campo is called Plantservative WSr, WMr INCI: Lonicera Caprifolium Extract).
Clearly this is a naturally occurring paraben, and we would expect this material to have antimicrobial properties. Lonicerin is luteolin-7-O-galactoside Fig. 11) (Chen et al). It has been reported Lee et al) that Lonicera japonica has anti-inflammatory activity and though not as potent as the normal benchmark of prednisolone, it would nonetheless be effective in treating inflammatory disorders. This factor makes the preservative very attractive, since it has benefits for its soothing properties and also has antimicrobial activity. There are not many preservatives that would have this dual benefit. I have not searched the literature to see whether other luteolin derivatives have been found to have antimicrobial properties, but the flavonoids are certainly well respected for their anti-inflammatory activity wherever they are found in plant materials.
SIRCUIT SKIN ORAIA ANTI-AGING | INTENSIVE REGENERATION COMPLEX DETAILS:
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: Introducing the new and improved Oraia™ 42 daily use treatment program for beautiful skin. The secret is finally out…from the Doctors office directly to you. This powerful daily cocktail of 22 potent ingredients will make you absolutely love your skin. Oraia™’s 42-day treatment program is made from fresh highly active and effective ingredients. This is a serious, intensive anti-aging skin re-generation treatment program – many notice results from the very first application.
Use it daily for 6 weeks to achieve absolutely amazing results.
Oraia ™’s new and improved formula is now more powerful and better able to address the specific needs of aging skin and help restore it to its youthful beauty. Made from fresh, highly active and potent ingredients, this daily treatment program is unlike anything you may have seen or tried.
DIRECTIONS: Apply to clean skin. May be used over face, neck, décolleté and around eye area. Extra dry skin may feel the need to follow with moisturizer.
Oraia is a treatment serum. It is formulated to be used daily (either once or twice a day) until the bottle is finished (approximately 42 days). After the last drop has been used, you may decide to embark on another series of 42 day treatments or rest for a month before beginning again.
Sircuit Skin Oraia Anti-Aging | Intensive Regeneration Complex Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Water, Lycium Barbarum (Goji Berry) Fruit Extract, Glycerin, Alcohol Denat., Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5, Wine Extract, Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Lonicera Japonica (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Peumus Boldus Leaf Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil*, Rosa Damascena Flower Oil, Boswellia Carterii (Frankincense) Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens (Geranium) Flower Oil, Jasminum Officinale (Jasmine) Oil, Honey, Sodium Lactate, Fructooligosaccharides (D-beta), Quercetin, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Polysorbate 20, Tocopheryl Acetate (D-alpha), Phospholipids, Cassia Angustifolia Seed Polysaccharide, Sodium PCA, Carnosine (L), Hyaluronic Acid, Sphingolipids, Proline (L), Superoxide Dismutase, Sorbitol, Glucosamine HCI (D), Panthenol (D), Xanthan Gum*Certified organic.
**This product (trial size) was submitted by Sircuit Skin for review consideration upon request. This is not an advertisement for this product. All reviews and information was gathered independently by Cosmetic Monster – and no compensation is received based on the outcome of this review.
I recommend purchasing Sircuit Skin products from Bloom.Com since they offer free shipping, you receive 10% back on your purchases and you also get a FREE BloomBox with your purchases. They also carry a range of trial size products if you don’t want to commit to full sizes right away.