PRODUCT RATING: ★★★★★★★★★★ (10/10)
PRICE DETAILS: $60 for 1.7fl.oz. (♦♦♦♦♦)
Also available in a .67oz. travel size for $30
PRESENTATION: Glass bottle with pump
TEXTURE & SCENT: Serum textured oil with a distinctive herbal scent (natural)
SKIN TYPE: All Skin Types, including oily (use once daily, avoid t-zone).
KEY FEATURES: USDA Certified Organic, Food Grade, Intellimune Complex (Red Grapeseed Oil, Red Raspberry Seed Oil, Cranberry Seed Oil, Pumpkin Seed Oil. Black Cumin Seed Oil).
QUICK REVIEW: Amazing and truly organic, this multipurpose oil/serum gives skin a natural glow, balances oily/dry spots and revives dull skin…once you get the hang of using it properly.
If you have oily skin (like I do during the Summer) the idea of putting an oil on your face is difficult to fathom. Jean Godfrey-June, Beauty Director at Lucky Magazine has mentioned Intelligent Nutrients (IN) Certified Organic Anti-Aging Serum as one of her favorite products on more than one occasion – which made me rethink my position on facial oils.
DID YOU KNOW?: Intelligent Nutrients creator, Horst M. Rechelbacher is not only an avid environmentalist, but the founder of the well known Aveda brand. IN products are made with food-grade ingredients and manufactured with 100% renewable energy – making these glorious products not only fantastic for your hair/skin/body, but for the planet as well.
Intelligent Nutrients Certified Organic Anti-Aging Serum combines IN’s Intellimune antioxidant blend with super oils like Argan, Acai, Rose and Chamomile. This oil blend has a pleasant, slightly herbal scent and a rich serum/oil texture that does not feel greasy (if applied correctly). Its important to use a facial mist like IN Anti-Aging Mist ($35) prior to application, start with a tiny amount and concentrate on areas of concern.
WHAT INTELLIGENT NUTRIENTS SAYS ABOUT ‘OIL FOR THE OILY’: “It seems counter-intuitive to add oil to already oil-rich complexions. But these are not the clogging mineral oils we’re used to. Light and molecularly intelligent, they blend with skin’s own sebum to actively rebalance it without aggressive action. A little goes a long way to helping skin help regulate itself. Based on our Intellimune™ oil complex, it’s also a combo of essential oils in which each one has a function to benefit skin. Use it all over-it not only helps skin look and feel better, it helps function better. Oilier skins, use the serum only once per day.”
Besides being wonderful in theory and gentle on the environment, what can a few drops of this slightly green and wonderfully (naturally) scented oil do for your skin? When my skin is at its worst (broken out, oily and rashy) this serum gracefully coaxes it back to normality within a few days. While I may not be able to explain exactly HOW this incredible serum works, the results and testimonials attached to this product speaks volumes.
Be sure to ease this product into your routine. Initially, I tried to use all the Intelligent Nutrients products together and had less than desirable results. Then after a little trial and error I discovered that each product needed to be approached individually for the best outcome. For example, I prefer using the renewal complex prior to the serum vs. the Anti-Aging Mist (which works wonderfully with the Anti-Aging Moisturizer). Simply tailor each products use to fit your skin care needs and challenges.
There have been reports of IN products causing breakouts and in theory, its possible. However, since breakouts have different “triggers” its important to know what may cause your skin to react. It is also imperative to be sure skin is thoroughly cleansed before layering on facial oils of any kind. If you have oily or acne prone skin, you may also find that using a moisturizer on top of the Anti-Aging Serum is completely unnecessary, or you may opt to use it only at night. Its also important to remember that if you already have clogged pores and impurities, an initial purge is likely.
Once the proper method for your skin is established, Intelligent Nutrients Anti-Aging Serum will elevate your skin to optimal softness, balance and glow. Don’t limit the magic to just your face! This oil also works wonders on your body, after sun exposure, on cuticles and on any part of you that needs nourishment. Whether you use it alone or in conjunction with the other incredible Intelligent Nutrients products, you will find the results amazing and addictive.
NOW Rose Hip Seed Oil ($6.99). Rose Hip Seed Oil is naturally rich in vitamin C, retinol, omega 3 & 6 and is used for a variety of skin conditions including dermatitis, acne, eczema, sunburn, scarring and for diminishing photo-aging. All I did was add the tiniest bit around my tired, dry eye area and it made a world of difference.
I’ve tried to use several different facial oils and I normally can’t resist the urge to wash my face. The benefits of using natural oils is undeniable and using them just in the areas of concern is a great way to avoid feeling greasy. Even with the extra layer of oil, I was still able to apply makeup over the area without it affecting the look or wear.
OTHER SIMILAR PRODUCTS: Josie Maran Argan Oil ($48 for 1.7 oz.)
INTELLIGENT NUTRIENTS CERTIFIED ORGANIC ANTI-AGING SERUM DETAILS:
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: The new green gold standard, this star product removes the red, relights the brightness, plumps to unline and firm, and makes elasticity bounce back for a what-did-you-do-differently radiance. Truly a light oil, this glides over skin and immediately sinks in for the kind of results promised by more aggressive regimens. Super certified organic antioxidant Intellimune help cells live longer, healthier lives while restoring skin’s collagen and elastin production. The results are astonishing, addictive and undeniable. Feed your skin well and see the difference. This serum must be applied immediately after our Anti-Aging Mist. It’s a dynamic duo where each helps the other work best. Use am or pm or both.
INTELLIGENT NUTRIENTS CERTIFIED ORGANIC ANTI-AGING SERUM INGREDIENTS: Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil,1 Argania Spinosa (Argan) Kernel Oil,1 Vitis Vinifera (Red Grape) Seed Oil,1,2 Rubus Idaeus (Red Raspberry) Seed Oil,1,2 Vaccinium Macrocarpon (Cranberry) Seed Oil,1,2 Cucurbita Pepo (Pumpkin) Seed Oil,1,2 Nigella Sativa (Black Cumin) Seed Oil,1,2 Euterpe Oleracea (Acai) Fruit Oil,1 Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Flower Oil,1 Helichrysum Angustifolium (Everlasting) Flower Oil,1 Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Seed Oil,1 Canaga Odorata (Ylang Ylang) Flower Oil,1 Rosa Centifolia (Rose) Flower Extract,1 Pelargonium Graveolens (Geranium) Flower Oil,1 Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Oil,1 Anthemis Nobilis (Chamomile) Flower Oil,1 Cistus Ladaniferus Oil,1 Beeswax/Cera Alba,1 Limonene,1,3 Linalool,1,3 Geraniol,1,3 Citronellol,1,3 Farnesol,1,3 Benzyl Benzoate,1,3 Benzyl Salicylate,1,3 Tocopherol (Vitamin E)
1 Certified Organic
2 Antioxidant Intellimune® Seed Oil Complex
3 Naturally Occurring Component of Organic Essential Oil Blend
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