I have spent most of my life hearing that you must start taking take of your skin at a young age. I thought this was some sort of “beauty industry gimmick” as I believed that I was young for a reason, and therefore, didn’t need to bother with my skin.
As I reached my mid twenties, I started noticing sudden changes on the health of my skin. My face is now more sensitive and drier than it has ever been. The sides of my forehead, my nose, and my chin are peeling off, and I have noticed some fine lines underneath my eyes and on the side of my lips.
As normal this is, it is also very shocking. Although we know that some day we will going to age, it is still shocking to see the process becoming a reality, especially on our own faces!
As I just have mentioned, I have very dry and sensitive skin. I tried the most natural ingredients/masks (ex. Aloe Vera) and some of the most expensive treatments at Sephora; but no matter what I do, I end up with an extra sensitive and itchy face. As a result, I simply stopped using all sorts of products, as I was tired of spending money on products provoking nothing but an itchy face; but even after leaving my face alone, I still noticed that it wasn’t getting any better.
After some research, I came across Geneva Naturals Advanced Vitamin C+E Serum, and after reading its promises, I couldn’t hesitate to try it.
This vitamin C+E serum has many ingredients and antioxidants to promote a smoother and youthful skin (without being abrasive), such as hyaluronic acid, moringa oil, coconut oil, edelweiss extract, and even UV protection! One of the things I love the most about this formula is the fact that it is paraben-free, sulfate-free, and phthalate-free, which I thought would be a great addition to my painful peeling skin.
Upon opening the vial, the first thing I did was to smell the formula. I’m very picky about the smells I apply on my skin (especially my face) as anything that smells too strong or overwhelming makes me feel sick (I can’t sleep or can’t stop sneezing). To my surprise, this formula has an amazingly rich orange smell, without being overwhelming. I don’t tend to like any citrus or tropical smells, but this formula smells so natural that it was actually pleasing to my senses.
When I touched the product, I noticed that it had a gel-like hydrating texture, without being oily on my hands. Then, when I applied this to my face, I noticed that my face adsorbed the product right away, without leaving any nasty or oily coat residue. At the moment of application, my face felt “jelly-like” – it was bouncy, smooth, and the best of all: IT DIDN’T BURN!!
I think that was the most important factor for me – the fact that it didn’t burn my dry and sensitive skin. After less than a week of using this (about 4 days) I noticed that my chin and the side of my forehead were peeling less. I still struggle with the peeling of my nose, but since it hasn’t even been a week of use, I’m still hopeful that it will go away. I also noticed that my skin is actually very smooth and hydrated (I still apply moisturizer throughout the day, but Geneva is an amazing option to apply prior to sleep). And the best of all, the expression lines underneath my eyes are much smoother (it feels like a face lift).
I love that I have found a solution for my sensitive face that isn’t greasy of abrasive – I simply think it is fantastic!
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