I love products by Andalou Naturals!
As do a lot of other people it seems…
One of the most common ways people have found their way onto this site is from searching for reviews on Andalou Naturals products.
Well, here’s another one for you. Today we’re going to look at an age defying serum for dry & sensitive skin: Andalou Naturals Fruit Stem Cell Revitalize Serum.
Just to recap, Andalou Naturals is an American natural and organic cosmetics brand based in California. All their ingredients are verified non-GMO. And they are a cruelty-free brand, which means they do not test on animals. So thumbs up to all of that.
But what I especially love about Andalou Naturals is that their products contain an impressive combination of plant-based active ingredients!
Take this Revitalize Serum for example. Its active ingredients include Apple + Grape Fruit Stem Cells to renew, repair and regenerate skin cells. A cocktail of 8 super berries (açai berry, aronia berry, bearberry, billberry, black elderberry, goji berry, rosehips berry and sea buckthorn berry) which are rich in protective antioxidants. And Resveratrol Q10, which is another powerful antioxidant.
Ingredients: Aloe Barbadensis Juice*, Lauric Acid, Cetearyl Alcohol, Vaccinium Macrocarpon (Cranberry) Juice*, Vegetable Glycerin, Fruit Stem Cell and BioActive 8 Berry Complex*, Resveratrol, Ubiquinone (CoQ10), Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate (Vitamin C), Hyaluronic Acid, Olive Squalane, Hydrolyzed Myrtus Communis (Myrtle) Extract, Lycium Barbarum (Goji) Glycopeptide, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Oil*, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Glyceryl Monolaurate, Vitis Vinifera (Grape Seed) Polyphenols, Borago Officinalis (Borage), Rosa Canina (Rosehip), Linum Usitatissimum (Flax), Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) and Hippophae Rhamnoides (Sea Buckthorn) Oils*, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Butter*, Aspalathus Linearis (Rooibos), Hibiscus Rosa-Sinensis and Camellia Sinensis (White Tea) Extracts*†, Laminaria Digitata (Kelp) Extract, Allantoin, Cetyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, Cyamopsis Tetragonolobus (Guar) Gum*, Phenethyl Alcohol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Oil*
† Fair Trade
According to Andalou Naturals, all the ingredients in the serum work together in order to protect the skin from environmental damage, repair cellular damage, defy wrinkle formation, stimulate skin-firming collagen and elastin and improve discoloration for brighter, even skin tone and smooth texture.
How To Use: A.M. & P.M. Apply lightly on clean face and neck, prior to moisturizer.
My Experience: I’ve been using this serum for more than two months and I am now just finishing up with it. It’s a small bottle (1.1 fl oz), but I’ve made it last because I only applied it right after using my Clarisonic (which I now use once every 3 days).
I apply the serum on my face and my neck. Though my skin feels sufficiently hydrated with the serum alone, I do follow it up with my usual moisturizer. The scent is Very Berry. It’s really subtle, actually. But the berry scent is definitely there. The fluid has a runny texture, absorbs quickly and does not leave any stickiness.
The Results: When it comes to serums, my biggest skin concern has been these dark spots on my cheeks that were caused by acne. And after two months of using this serum, the results are quite subtle but they’re definitely there.
I have noticed that the dark spots on my skin have shrunk and faded ever so slightly.
And as proof, I will terrorize you with my Before and After photos!
Now normally I would be tempted to hide these closeup photos of my rather imperfect skin. But I’ll sacrifice my dignity for the sake of objectivity and visual proof.
I call these my battle scars =)
In addition, whenever I use the serum, my skin tends to feel hydrated, smoother and has a nice glow the following day.
As for the part about preventing wrinkles… well, that’s a long-term effect which I can’t make a real assessment on within two months. But I will say this. For a product packed with sooo many anti-oxidants, its protective properties must have something to it.
What I like about it:
- Lightened dark spots
- Smooth, well hydrated skin
- Provides skin with healthy glow
- Packed with quality ingredients
- Natural and organic
- Good ethics behind Andalou Naturals
- Easy to scoop out the last bits of the fluid out of the bottle
What I don’t like about it:
- Nada! I have no complaints.
Would I buy it again: Yes, I would buy this again. I wouldn’t go as far as to say that this is the “miracle in a bottle” that Andalou Naturals claims it to be. But for a product that’s got so much quality and ethics behind it, and for the positive results that I’ve experienced (especially when it comes to lightening my dark spots), I’ve got to say… this serum is definitely worth it.
I bought the Revitalize Serum along with another tube of Andalou Naturals Daily Defense Facial Lotion.
To read my review of Andalou Naturals Daily Defense Lotion with SPF 18, go here.