Thank you Vanessa!
“…Since I am nearing the end of my bottle of the #AveSeena #EssentialRadianceSerum I thought it was time to review it. (*Gifted by brand but all views are my own)
I have been using this for 2.5 months and I am really loving it. It is a multi-tasking serum that helps to hydrate the skin while also helping to improve skin tone (and some redness/pigmentation). IMHO, this is better for maintenance brightening rather than tackling extreme pigmentation issues. But it works great in combination with other things like Vit C and AHA or retinol to brighten skin. 🙌🏻👍🏻
➖Let’s talk ingredients➖
📍It starts with 2 of my favorite base ingredients, rose & aloe vera which are both balancing and hydrating
📍It is packed with antioxidants and other ingredients that are anti-inflammatory and astringent [ex: Witch Hazel & Horse Chestnut] to help reduce excess oil, tighten pores, & smooth skin texture [the Lemon Balm can also help with that]. It did leave my skin smooth with somewhat tighter pores.
📍There are ingredients that can help keep skin clear [Willow Bark, Fennel, Witch Hazel, Horseradish]
📍Other ingredients can help to plump the skin & hydrate/retain moisture [ex: botanical alternative to #hyaluronicacid & glycerin]. I did find that I needed to mix this with #jordansamuelskin hydrate serum to make sure my skin was hydrated enough on some days.
📍It has around 3% #Niacinamide 🙌🏻 & has other ingredients that can soothe the skin & improve skin clarity/reduce redness like #Licoriceroot, Ginseng, #GotuKola and Reishi Mushroom. (❤️ those ingredients!!).
📍Basically there are lots of goodies in the ingredient list.
👉🏻Full INCI in comments
Anything I didn’t like? I sometimes experience flushing/tingling if I apply this right after an AHA/BHA. @honestlyskin uses it & he didn’t experience that & neither did my husband, so it might just be my skin.
💧Texture: Light gel that turns almost to a water when you rub it in. It’s very refreshing! Layers nicely with just about everything.
💰: $78 / 1 oz. (I use about 1 pump each use. This will probably will last me 4 mths total).
Rosa Damascana (Rose) Flower Water, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice, Water, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Water, Cassia Angustifolia Seed Polysaccharide, Glycerin, Niacinamide (Vitamin B3), Methylsulfonylmethane, Ganoderma Lucidum (Reishi Mushroom) Extract, Glycolic Acid, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Chondrus Crispus (Carrageenan), Salix Lucida (Willow Bark) Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Melissa Officinalis (Lemon Balm) Leaf Extract, Panax Ginseng (Ginseng) Root Extract, Pimpinella Anisum (Anise) Fruit/Seed Extract, Armoracia Rusticana (Horseradish) Extract, Schizandra Chinensis Fruit Extract, Foeniculum Vulgare (Fennel) Fruit Extract, Melissa Officinalis (Lemon Balm) Leaf Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Globularia Cordifolia Callus Culture Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Centella Asiatica (Gotu Kola) Extract, Equisetum Arvense (Horsetail) Leaf Extract, Taraxacum Officinale (Dandelion) Extract, Geranium Maculatum (Wild Geranium) Extract, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol.”