All the festivities around the corner,shopping,skincare and haircare,has finally stressed me out to a point that I just want to lay down on the bed and sleep.But then I remembered,it has been a month and I have to review a serum which was sent to me in September.
You know my association with organic and herbal world and infact,I am delighted to see that there has been an influx of people going green within last few years.Nowadays,people don’t care about fast results but are willing to wait for the results to show up using organic ingredients.
And this has been possible due to startups being operated by individuals who felt the need to create awareness about the sideffects of chemicals.One such startup I am talking about today is IWOWD skincare,started by lovely Ankita Das.
This brand was founded in August 2015.‘IWOWDskincare’ is a natural skincare startup. They want everyone to be conscious of what we put on ourselves. Keeping this in mind they have started this 100% natural skin-care brand. Their flagship product is called ‘Elisir’. It is all natural, preservative free face serum which intends to heal sun damage (tanning, sun spots, blemishes etc.,), reduces scars (acne etc.,) and rejuvenates for a brighter, even and firmer looking skin.
To know more about them,follow their website and facebook page.
I have recently forayed into the world of serums and honestly,this is my second serum which I have tried.I am posting this review after using it as prescribed for a month.
Price and quantity: INR 1099/- inclusive of all taxes for 30ml bottle.This is pretty cheap considering other high end brand serums available,that too with chemicals in it.
Packaging: Comes in a tinted glass bottle with a screwed on dropper cap.I find the packaging simple and easy to use due to the dropper system.It has label around the bottle which has the logo ,ingredients,directions to use and description. It would have been better if they mentioned the price on it as well.Since it is made up of glass,it may not be travel friendly.
Fragrance: I couldn’t make out any particular scent but I can say for sure,the smell seemed natural.It is not overwhelming so sensitive noses needn’t worry.
Availability: Currently they are taking orders through their facebook page and transactions through bank transfer.Since it is a startup,their website will get fully functional within sometime.They do not ship internationally so if you have a friend residing here,tell them to buy it for you. 🙂
Ingredients: Contains Argan oil,grapeseed oil,rosehip oil,jojoba oil,evening primrose oil,avocado oil,lavender oil and geranium essential oil.
Usage:Oily skin-1 drop in day and 2 drops at night
Dry skin-3 drops in day and 4 drops at night
Combination skin-2 drops in day and 4 drops at night.
Texture:Yellow in color and lighter in flow.It gets readily absorbed by the skin so apt for daytime use.
My views: This serum actually works!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 😛 That explains a lot.
My skin was undergoing a weird behaviour.I spotted mild wrinkles on my forehead,dull and dry skin.After using it for more than 2 weeks according to combination skin,i saw my wrinkles fading away.I am not saying they vanished now.But fading is a great sign that if I continue to use this,they will go away.
Since only few drops are needed,this serum will last you for a long time.Mine hasn’t even reached till half.
Also my skin is soft and brighter.Overall I noticed a clear complexion.Also,my skin felt moisturized.It gets easily absorbed into the skin so no need to worry about soiling your pillows.
It is also good for acne prone skin as it didn’t break me out.Regarding blemish reduction,I will say that if its an old scar or blemish,then wait for sometime
I have sensitive skin.This serum didn’t cause any redness or itching.So good for people having sensitive skin.However,patch test is recommended.Also if someone is allergic to nuts,latex,grapeseed,nursing & pregnant mothers,should refrain from using this.
I would rate this 4.5/5 as it is herbal,all rounder skin serum,has detailed usage instructions,hassle-free to use and available at a good price.
PS: This is my honest review. 🙂
Hope to see you all in my next post.Enjoy your Navratris and Durga puja and stay wow. 🙂