I first received a sample of this and loved how it paired nicely with my existing face products. It's soothing and also helps with acne - a nice balance for dry skin and adult acne. And just a little goes a long way!
Youth Elixir - Anti-aging serum
made with certified organic argan oil
Goal: Anti-aging + Cure-all
Use: Day or Night
Primary Notes: Lavender with earthy back notes of citrus, geranium and florals
Why we love it: Cure-All! contains benefits of 16 oils to hit a multitude of skin conditions
Benefits: Argan Republic's Youth Elixir anti-aging serum is an amazing, concentrated serum` of 16 of the finest, most exotic and skin nourishing oils. With a 25% argan oil base, we've added organic and wild crafted oils with a 0-2 comedogenic(pore clogging) rating. We've also selected the most skin-loving, anti-aging and naturally aromatic essential oils. This elixir deeply penetrates skin, absorbing easily, leaving your skin quenched and nourished. It balances skin moisture levels, smooths lines and wrinkles, helps with skin cell regeneration, treats acne, combats free radicals, restores elasticity, reduces inflammation, repairs skin, reduces stretch-marks and skin pigmentation and helps reverse & prevent UV damage for a youthful appearance. This serum literally does it all and will target all skin problems.
Directions: apply 3-4 drops of the anti-aging serum to clean skin, morning and night.
Ingredients: *Argania Spinosa(argan oil), *Rosa rubiginosa(Rosehip Seed Oil), *Oenothera biennis L.(evening primrose oil), *Punica granatum(pomegranate oil), *Simmondsia chinensis(jojoba oil), *Persea Americana(avocado oil), *Sclerocarya birrea(Marula oil), *sweet almond oil, sea buckthorn oil, Essential oils of *Lavandula angustifolia(lavender), *Citrus, aur. bergamia(bergamot), *Pelargonium graveolens(geranium), *Citrus aurantium amara(neroli essential oil), *cananga odorata(ylang ylang) essential oil, *Helichrysum stoechas(helichrysum), *Nelumbo nucifera(Pink Lotus Absolute) *=clean ingredients - organic, wildcrafted or non-gmo
DETAILS AND BENEFITS OF EACH INGREDIENT
- Argan Oil:
Certified Organic, Cold Pressed, Unrefined, Morocaan.
0 Comedogenic rating
My personal favorite! Make sure to buy certified organic, cold pressed, unrefined Moroccan argan oil. Argan oil is high in vitamin E, essential acids and retinol which combat free radicals that damage skin cells and cause premature aging. It's highly anti-inflammatory and will help ease eczema, psoriasis, acne and sensitivity issues. Argan oil deeply penetrates skin and is absorbed easily so it won't leave you feeling greasy. Argan oil makes a great after-sun treatment due to the high amount of vitamin E, which can heal UV damage. It also restores elasticity and reduces wrinkles. Talk about liquid gold!
- Rosehip Oil:
Certified Organic, Cold Pressed, Unrefined, Chile or South Africa
1 Comedogenic rating
Rosehip seed oil is known to skin tissue, including acne, burns, and stretch marks. It is high in essential fatty acids, Vitamin A and Vitamin E which promote healthy skin, promote collagen and elastin levels and regenerates skin cells. It's a perfect oil for deep wrinkles, dermatitis, eczema and psoriasis. Make sure you buy unrefined, cold pressed rosehip oil.
2 Comedogenic Rating
High in omega-6, moisturizing, anti-inflammatory, boosts blood circulation, high in linoleic acid which is good for treating acne.
- Pomegranate Seed Oil:
Certified Organic, Cold Pressed, Israel
1 Comedogenic Rating
Anti-inflammatory, moisturizes dry skin, renews aging skin, regenerates skin layers, high in anti-oxidants and vitamin C, anti-microbial, anti-carcinogenic, extremely high in punicic acid which helps to reduce inflamed skin and improves skin tone & elasticity.
- Jojoba Oil:
Certified Organic Unrefined, Cold Pressed, Israel
2 Comedogenic Rating
Jojoba oil has a fatty acid profile that is almost identical to our own sebum, making it easily and quickly absorbable. Because it hydrates it can actually help calm overactive sebaceous glands that go into overdrive when skin is parched. It's an excellent emollient and helps treat irritating skin conditions such as psoriasis and eczema. Jojoba can seal in moisture and create a barrier against harsh elements and external toxins.
- Avocado Oil:
Certified Organic, Virgin, Cold Pressed
2 Comedogenic Rating
High oleic acid makes it able to deeply penetrate skin layers and nourish the skin. High in nutrients that soothe and nourish dry, damaged skin. Anti-aging.
- Marula Oil:
0 Comedogenic Rating
Wildcrafted, Cold pressed, West Africa
Marula oil is another favorite of mine, make sure you buy Organic or wild crafted, cold-pressed. This oil is a great companion to argan oil because it picks up where argan leaves off. Not only does marula oil diminish fine lines and wrinkles, but it promotes elasticity by stimulating collagen production. It is also great at reducing the appearance of scars and pigmentation. High in vitamin C & E, it's loaded with anti-oxidants and boots skin natural ability to regenerate.
- Sweet Almond Oil:
Certified Organic, expeller pressed
2 Comedogenic Rating
soothing, moisturizing, anti-inflammatory, delays appearance of wrinkles, helps reverse the effects of UV Damage
- Sea Buckthorn Oil:
1 Comedogenic Rating
Certified Organic, cold pressed, China
This deep amber or red oil will regenerate skin cells as well as combat wrinkles, dryness and burns. It's high in anti-oxidants and beta carotene and is beneficial for inflammatory skin conditions such as eczema.
- Lavender Essential Oil
Steam distilled, Bulgaria
Anti-inflammatory, treats acne, sunburn and skin conditions, healing, regenerative, antibacterial, astringent. Good for oily skin prone to acne, irritated, damaged, dilted pores, scars, stretch marks. Relaxing aromatic.
- Bergamot Essential Oil:
Cold Pressed, Italy
Bergamot is cold-pressed oil from the peel of the bergamot fruit(a cross between a lemon and an orange). It's a mood enhancer and is especially wonderful at healing acne and infected pores due to it's anti-bacterial qualities. effective toner and skin balancer as well as a treatment for eczema and psoriasis, scars and dark spots.
- Gernaium Essential Oil:
Steam distilled, Egypt
Geranium is anti-inflammatory and has astringent qualities that make it beneficial for acne, irritation and dilated pores. Geranium promotes radiant skin and can help reduce wrinkles. This sweet floral oil can also uplift your mood, alleviate anxiety, balance hormones and energize you and promote emotional wellbeing
- Neroli Essential Oil(Orange Blossom):
This favorite of mine is an intoxicating cross between floral and citrus scents. It is made from the delicate flowers of the bitter orange tree that are hand-picked and handled with great care. It's fantastic for mature and sensitive skin because it repairs skin at the cellular level. Neroli tones the complexion and improves elasticity which diminishes wrinkles, scars and stretch marks. It's highly regenerative, calming, improves circulation, balances oily skin and calms sensitive skin with it's anti-microbial properties.
- Ylang Ylang Essential Oil:
This ultra floral oil prevents signs of aging and helps to keep skin youthful and hydrated. It's antiseptic and anti-inflammatory qualities soothe irritated skin and heal acne. As a bonus, the aroma of ylang ylang can reduce stress and anxiety.
- Helichrysum Essential Oil:
The flavanoids in helichrysum are effective against bacteria and irritating skin conditions such as eczema. It can also block UV damage that causes aging. It has strong anti-bacterial, Anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties that heal acne, redness and inflammation. Helichrysum is highly regenerating and healing, great for mature skin, wrinkles, cellulite, acne, dilated pores, stretch marks and circles under the eyes.
- Nelumbo nucifera(Pink Lotus Absolute)
lotus cleanses and purifies, while providing the antioxidant protection. It has natural moisture that conditions and hydrates skin. Like hibiscus, lotus has natural alpha-hydroxy acids that help exfoliate the outer layer of skin, allowing younger cells to rise to the surface. The result is skin that can more efficiently regenerate itself. Lotus has an anti-inflammatory property that helps calm inflammation, reducing redness and acne outbreaks. The proteins in lotus help to repair proteins in the skin’s structure, restoring strength and elasticity. Lotus helps stimulate blood flow, which can bring new liveliness to your complexion, and also makes this ingredient perfect for morning cleansing.
From the first appcaition, skin felt hydrated, plumper and just looked better. 3rd night of use, my boyfriend noticed how good my skin looked. Onnly 3-4 drops at night and skin will instantly love it. I really enjoy trying out beauty products - this is a re-order.
I love putting this on at night before my moisturizer. The smell is very relaxing and I wake up with soft smoothe skin without dry patches!
I got a sample of this particular elixir in a blissmo gift box, and after using it for a little over a week, I could already see the changes in my skin, looking softer, clearer, and just had a glow to it. It's great for dry skin in the harsh winter months, but not heavy on the skin at all! I can't wait to see how my skin changes from using it for an extended period of time, and for something all natural and organic, INCREDIBLY worth it for the price!!
I have been using this for almost two weeks now and have noticed a difference in my skin tone. I have used chemical free beauty products for awhile and my skin still went through a slight detox period (nothing crazy). My skin has been softer and dewy. I add a couple drops to my moisturizer in the morning.
Argan Republic: Growing old and aging gracefully using non evasive ways of doing it is easy when you find natural solutions like Argan Republic anti aging serum, and lip scrub. As I am getting older I am starting to notice some fine lines and wrinkles that I have never noticed before. I was looking for some natural remedies that I would feel comfortable with using that were non-invasive and refreshing for my skin. I think I have found the answer in Argan Republic. The Anti-Aging Serum I have been using daily, it is so smooth and nourishing to my skin. I can see a subtle difference after I use it. Sincerely, Angela www.sustainablestylesolutions.com
I'm obsessed with Argan Republic. The Youth Elixer is one of my favorites. I'm a makeup artist and got it to use in my kit as a serum but I have yet to put it in my kit because I love it so much! I use it twice a day as a serum before moisturizer. I'll definitely be ordering another bottle! Thanks Argan Republic for such amazing products!