Ingredients (provided at sophyto.com)- “Aqua (spring water), glycerin, beta-glucan, sodium stearoyl lactylate, sodium hyaluronate, *arctium lappa (burdock) root extract, *taraxacum officinale (dandelion) root extract, *aloe barbadensis (aloe vera) leaf juice powder, levulinic acid, potassium sorbate, glyceryl stearate, *alcohol denat, *yeast extract, tocopherol acetate (Vitamin E), tocopherol, ubiquinone (Coenzyme Q10), ascorbyl palmitate (Vitamin C-Ester), thiamine HCl (Vitamin B1), pyridoxine (Vitamin B6), sodium hydroxide *Organic, 92% of the agricultural ingredients are produced organically”
The preliminary report I created for this product in the Cosmetics Database gives it a low hazard score of 2. The only individual ingredients with hazard scores above a 2 are tocopheryl acetate and potassium sorbate.
Some great things about this product:
1. It’s free of parabens and artificial fragrance/colors.
2. It contains organic ingredients.
3. It’s cruelty-free and vegan.
Product Description(provided at sophyto.com)- “Vitamins and minerals are essential for healthy skin and can be applied topically to help reduce the effects of aging. This silicon-free, vitamin-enriched serum includes CoQ10, Vitamin C Ester, B1, B6 and sodium hyaluronate to help promote a healthier, softer looking complexion and eye area. To optimize results, we have included a high quality NATURAL ORIGIN CoQ10 (trans-isomer) which is fermented from yeast and identical to our body’s own CoQ10, making it benefical for most skin issues associated with nutritional deficiencies. AWARD FINALIST “Best Eco Beauty Finalist” 2011 CEW Awards. Always guaranteed to be free from artificial fragrance, colors, fillers and parabens. pH 4.8 for normal skin range.”
Price– around $45 for a 30 ml bottle.
Performance– After cleansing with the Glycolic Foaming Cleanser and following with the Marine Peptide Brightening Treatment, I applied this serum sparingly to my face with clean hands. It seemed to dry pretty quickly without leaving any sticky residue, and I felt like it did a great job of softening my skin and preparing it for the next step (which I’ll be reviewing tomorrow). I was/am impressed, and I’m also pretty bummed out that I’ve already managed to use it all.
Scent– It smells like vitamins and waffles, which is a surprisingly enticing combination.
Rating– I subtracted .5 for the hazard score of 2 and another .5 since I’m not accustomed to spending $45 on skincare products, but this serum definitely earned the remaining 9 points.
Would I purchase this item again? I’m kind of a tightwad when it comes to buying health and beauty products for myself, but I would definitely put it on a wishlist. ; )
*Product was provided by Sophyto. Opinions are all mine.
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