Friday, 17 June 2011

Review: Marie Veronique Organics Eye Serum and Exfoliating Cleanser Samples

When my Marie Veronique arrived, I was pleased that they included a few of their samples for me to try. They are:
  • Exfoliating Cleanser ( apprx. 15ml )
  • Eye Serum ( 10ml )
  • Moisture Serum ( 10ml )
  • Skin Lightening Vitamin C Supplement ( 2 capsules in a 10ml glass vial )
Today, I am going to give a review for both the Exfoliating Cleanser and the Eye Serum. Generally, the products that I have ordered from MVO is working out very well for me and I've seen remarkable changes in my skin overall. I have no regrets at all for purchasing these items, though they fall under the 'mid high priced' segment. So, does this two samples worked as good as the rest? 

MVO Eye Serum ( Full bottle priced at USD 80 for 30ml)

Product Description
  • Decreases eye puffiness with guarana that is high in caffeine
  • Relaxes muscles with GABA, diminishing the squinting that causes crow's feet
  • Reduces wrinkles and expression lines with DMAE and helix pomatia
  • Lightens dark circles with vitamin K, niacinamide and bilberry extract
  • Works for both daytime and nighttime use
Camellia sinensis (green & white tea), Citrus aurantium bigaradia (neroli) hydrosol, Vitus viniferi (grapeseed oil, expeller-pressed), emu oil, Rubus idaeus (red raspberry seed oil), Euterpe oleracea (acai oil), Actinidia deliciosa (kiwi seed oil), Rosa Rubignosa (Rosehip seed oil), Argania spinosa (argan oil), vegetable glycerin, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), kombucha extract, gotu kola extract, Gingko biloba extract, arabinogalactin, Coffea arabica (coffee fruit extract), n-acetyl glucosamine, niacinamide, Helix pomatia (edible snail), Dipotassium glycyrrhizate (licorice) extract, dimethylaminethanol (DMAE), gamma-Aminobutyric acid (GABA), guarana, Vacinnium myrtillus (bilberry extract), Vitamin K, Polypodium leukotomos (Calaguala fern extract), potassium sorbate, xantham gum, Cosmocil CQ*, lecithin, Lonicera japonica (honeysuckle), Rosemary oleoresin, Helichrysum italicum (helichrysum) essential oil, Cananga odorata (ylang ylang) essential oil, Curcuma longa Rhizome (Curcuma) essential oil
*Paraben-free anti-microbial agent

My Experience

The sample comes in a 10ml glass vial and was rather surprised to find that the serum is rather runny. This is the first for me as I am used to using light weight eye creams from other brands. I just need a very small amount and it is sufficient for me to apply it on both my eye area. The next day, I did feel that my eyes are relaxed and hydrated. However, there are no changes on my dark circles and fine lines. ( Well, I am not expecting it to work out so fast. )

The following 2 weeks, I did noticed that my eye area is not sunken down as before and seemed more moisturised. To date, the serum seemed not as runny as before, thickens slightly but managable. I've been using this every night for a month plus and this serum will likely last me till end of this month. I'll say it's quite worth it. This serum takes a while to work, unlike other brands that will give you the instant results that doesn't last. I am rather pleased with it and my eyes looked slightly livelier now and lightens a bit. However, it is unlikely that I will purchase this serum in full because the price is rather high. Not cheap for a bottle of 30ml!

Snapshot of my results

MVO Exfoliating Cleanser ( Full bottle priced at USD 35 for 120ml)

Product Description
  • Exfoliates dead skin cells that can clog pores without stripping the skin of its natural lipid barrier
  • Contains alpha-hydroxy (lactic) acid and beta hydroxy acids for deep cleansing
  • Retains the skin's moisture, unlike products with glycolic acid that can dry and irritate the skin
No toxic preservatives, sudsing agents, anti-microbials, fragrances, alcohol, or detergents
Active ingredients: AHA Lactic acid 1%, BHA Black willowbark, 1%
Camellia sinensis (green & white tea), adzuki bean powder, Aloe barbadensis (aloe vera gel), vegetable glycerin, xantham gum, potassium sorbate, raw honey, colloidal oatmeal, rice bran powder, spirulina, marshmallow root, Irish moss, kelp, lactic acid, Salix nigra (black willowbark) extract, Rosemary oleoresin, Lavendula angustifolia (lavender) essential oil, Pelargonium graveolens (geranium) essential oil

My Experience

This samples comes in a bigger size of 15ml than the rest. However, I have to forcefully shake the contents out as the mouth of the sample bottle is rather small. I don't see that you will have the same problem like mine should you buy the product in full size as it comes in with a pump. The texture of this cleanser is lovely and has a pleasant aromatic smell. I kinda like this over my Daily Microfoliant in terms of texture and smell. I also like that it leaves my skin pleasantly soft and smooth! Yay!

This item was purchased by me for my personal purposes. This review is based on my honest and personal experience with this product and is not influenced by any parties.

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