Our Anti-Aging Eye & Face Serum has been our best-selling product for the past two years. This came as no surprise to me as when I first tried it three years ago, I couldn’t stop touching my face – it was so soft!! Although it’s gone through some changes, it keeps getting better.
This anti-aging serum contains rosehip oil, borage oil, camellia seed oil, geranium essential oil, bergamot essential oil, rose absolute essential oil and squalane.
Here’s why it’s a best seller…
You must start with the right blend of carrier oils. There are at least 50 carrier oils, and they all differ in properties (such as absorption and shelf life), benefits and price.
Rosehip oil is a must for any anti-aging product as it contains antioxidants, vitamins A and E and essential fatty acids (it is high in linoleic and alpha linolenic acids). It absorbs easily, is non-greasy and astringent, and has a one-year shelf life. Rosehip oil promotes an increase in collagen, moisturizes, promotes an even skin tone, firms, assists with cell regeneration, reduces the appearance of age spots, redness, broken capillaries, hyperpigmentation, fine lines, wrinkles, stretchmarks, and scars, and is anti-inflammatory, helps eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis, rosacea, and burns. It is suitable for all skin types but may aggravate acne. It can be used on its own but it’s pricier than most carrier oils.
Borage oil is high in polyunsaturated fatty acids (it has the highest known source of gamma linoleic acid) and isused in premium skin care products. It has a very slow absorption rating and has a shelf life of 2 years. It promotes cell regeneration, improves the skin barrier, is anti-inflammatory, reduces redness, is astringent, reduces the destruction of collagen, helps atopic dermatitis and psoriasis, and minimizes pores. It is best for dry, damaged skin and is more expensive than rosehip oil.
I recently added camellia seed oil to the blend specifically because it helps with sun damage. It’s one of the richest oils in oleic acid and it also contains linoleic acids, antioxidants, squalane, vitamins A and E, magnesium, and zinc. It has a fast absorption rate, is nongreasy and noncomedogenic and has a shelf life of two years. Camellia seed oil nourishes, rejuvenates, restores and protects, strengthens, lifts and firms, hydrates, soothes, softens and smooths, heals scars, is antimicrobial, anti-aging, and anti-inflammatory. It helps cellulite, stretchmarks, loose skin, fine lines and may help with collagen. It’s suitable for dry, sensitive, acne-prone, and mature skin and is a fairly inexpensive oil.
Let’s move on to the essential oils that we selected for this blend. Essential oils have different scent strengths, benefits, and properties. It’s also important to make sure the essential oils blend well together for a pleasant scent.
Geranium essential oil has a fairly strong scent and is good for hydrating and nourishing mature skin. It helps wounds, poor circulation, broken capillaries, shingles, dry cracked skin, balance sebum production, inflammation, psoriasis, acne, eczema, oily skin, fade scars and blemishes, clogged pores, dull skin, rosacea, dry eczema, bruising, and burns. Geranium is soothing, cooling, astringent, eliminates excess toxins and reduces redness and the appearance of varicose and thread veins. It has a shelf life of 4-5 years.
Bergamot essential oil has a subtle scent and great anti-aging properties. It’s good for acne, oily, dry, and cracked skin, broken capillaries, cold sores, rosacea, psoriasis, eczema, shingles, and wounds. Bergamot reduces redness and scars, is a skin toner and detoxifier, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, and an antioxidant with a shelf life of 1-4 years.
Rose absolute essential oil has a strong scent and anti-aging properties. It’s good for acne, oily skin, dry and cracked skin, mature skin, sensitive skin, wrinkles, clogged pores, broken capillaries, thread veins, dermatitis, psoriasis, and rosacea. Rose is hydrating, anti-inflammatory, promotes healing, reduces redness and scars, has high antioxidant activity, and may help with skin regeneration. It has a shelf life of 5-6 years.
And finally, squalane. Squalane is derived from olive oil and is a luxurious and sophisticated moisturizer that absorbs easily. It is the more stable version of squalene which our body produces but this production declines with age, leaving us with dry skin. It has emollient and antioxidant properties, regulates sebum, moisturizes, soothes and softens, protects from UV radiation, and enhances the skin barrier. Squalane helps skin appear brighter, helps retain moisture, improves firmness and elasticity, reduces redness and irritation, and is cruelty free, sustainable, and environmentally friendly. It is suitable for all skin types, is non-comedogenic, and gentle enough to be used neat. Squalane has a shelf life of 2 years.
Depending on how dry your skin is, place 3-8 drops of face serum in the palm of your hand. Use your fingertips to gently press the serum to your face. Apply once or twice daily.
The Anti-Aging Face Serum comes in a 30ml dropper bottle. If you were to use 6 drops once per day, a bottle would last you about three months.
Here’s what our customers are saying about it:
“Love this product.”
“I’ve been using the Anti-Aging Eye and Face Serum for a month, and I’m really impressed with how my skin has changed. The tiny wrinkles on my cheeks are much less noticeable and the skin around my eyes is no longer itchy and inflamed. I love this serum. It is such a treat to once again have soft, smoother skin.”
“For years I had been using a brand name cream, aware that there were chemicals in it that possibly weren’t as safe as a natural product. The last few years my face always felt dry. My skin needed some TLC. Then I happened to try Serendipity Body Products’ face serum. Within a few days, my face felt softer and smoother and felt moisturized. Thank you Serendipity.”