A few months back, I shared with you a blog post on 𝐒𝐢𝐦𝐩𝐥𝐲𝐄𝐦’𝐬𝐁𝐥𝐨𝐠 all about some great finds GLAM TOUCH✨ including the 𝘉𝘢𝘯𝘰𝘣𝘢𝘨𝘪 𝘔𝘪𝘭𝘬 𝘛𝘩𝘪𝘴𝘵𝘭𝘦 𝘙𝘦𝘱𝘢𝘪𝘳 𝘔𝘢𝘴𝘬. This time round I have a little to discuss regarding the serum from the same product line: the 𝘉𝘢𝘯𝘰𝘣𝘢𝘨𝘪 𝘔𝘪𝘭𝘬 𝘛𝘩𝘪𝘴𝘵𝘭𝘦 𝘙𝘦𝘱𝘢𝘪𝘳 𝘚𝘦𝘳𝘶𝘮.
With Banobagi being clinical and cosmetic procedure experts, this serum aims to provide a surge of specialist care for targeting common skin concerns. The serum repairs already existing damage to all skin types but will particularly benefit aging & sensitive skin types. It also strengthens skin’s protective barrier to prevent or at least lessen the chance of further damage to skin by environmental stressors; such as UV rays, pollution, harsh weather conditions, etc.
Full ingredients list:
ArctiumLappa Root Extract, Glycerin, 1,2-Hexanediol, Dipropylene Glycol, Butylene Glycol, Diethoxyethyl Succinate, Niacinamide, Betaine, SilybumMarianum Seed Extract(200ppm), CentellaAsiatica Extract, Madecassoside, EchiumPlantagineum Seed Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil Unsaponifiables, CardiospermumHalicacabum Flower/Leaf/Vine Extract, Acetyl Hexapeptide-8, Copper Tripeptide-1, Panthenol, Adenosine, Ethylhexylglycerin, Disodium EDTA, Hydroxyacetophenone, Water, Xanthan Gum, Carbomer, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Octyldodeceth-16, Tromethamine, Octyldodecanol, Tocopherol
𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐦𝐮𝐥𝐚: includes active ingredients including Niacinamide (2%) & Adenosine (00.4%) for skin conditioning. Glycerin greatly contributes to lightweight, fast absorbing and overall satisfying texture. The serum isn’t shy of Arctium Lappa (Greater Burdock) & of course treasured Milk Thistle extracts – both of which have several benefits but are mainly includes for their skin calming and anti-inflammatory properties.
The formula is free from 11 chemicals widely known for being harmful for our skin and physical health. These ingredients are: Methylparaben, Ethylparaben, Propylparaben, Isopropylparabe, Butylparaben, Isobutylparaben, Benzophenone, Triethanolamine, Benzyl Alcohol, Sorbic Acid, Benzoic Acid.
𝗪𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐈 𝐧𝐨𝐭𝐢𝐜𝐞𝐝: It has similar effects to Artimesia/Mugwort – in the sense that it has a high concentration of ingredients which relieve general skin irritations, minor inflammation associated with sensitive skin & reddened skin connected to these.
I used a sheet mask which I never used before and it caused a painful reaction. Of course in that instance I immediately rinsed my face with cold water alone, but afterwards I wanted to soothe the irritation that persisted. I couldn’t use anything with alcohol, AHAs, or ingredients along those lines to reply on for calming my skin. Knowing how this serum is free from 11 chemicals & other harmful ingredients I was able to apply this serum without doubt. It certainly soothed the irritation. If you’re someone who can’t use aloe gel, this is a good alternative. It doesn’t provide a cooling sensation, although it does soak in smoothly to eradicate irritation as soon as possible.
The more I used this, the less often my skin felt sensitive after cleansing. It’s a good idea to used this almost directly after cleansing (after toner) to retain moisture but also to quickly prevent redness from surfacing.
If you are going to incorporate this product into your skincare routine/s, it’s important that you use it consistently everyday day – at least once per day – to fully reap in the skin barrier strengthening benefits. You don’t necessarily have to use the entire Milk Thistle line in order to noticeably see improvements to your skin’s overall health, although it is advised that you use more than one product from the line to ensure enough Milk Thistle, Niacinamide and Adenosine are added into your routine if not supplied elsewhere.
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Disclaimer – The product featured in this post was gifted in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed are my own and have therefore not been influenced by the brand or any company in association.
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