Recently I reviewed one of the most expensive natural oils on the market; Prickly Pear Seed Oil by Kahina Giving Beauty. Today, I'm going to introduce you to their anti-aging oil-serum packed with cell protecting and regenerating ingredients! :)
Unlike other Kahina Giving Beauty face oils, Serum has a bit of an essential oil scent to it, but it isn't so overpowering and didn't make me feel sick or give me any headache. I've been enjoying using it in the morning not just because of its natural UV protection properties, but also due to its therapeutic effects from the scent. It sort of clears my head and keeps me calm, which has been making my skincare more fun :).
Kahina Giving Beauty Serum is great for those who want more skin protection and regeneration power than what Argan Oil offers. It's still argan oil based, and it's an oil concentrate, not one of those most commonly known water based serum types. It feels certainly more rich and heavy than their Argan Oil, but it absorbs into skin quite fast compared to other oil serums on the market.
Argania spinosa (argan) kernel oil*, bisabolol, opuntia ficus indica (prickly pear) fruit oil*, lavandula angustifolia flower oil*, anthemis nobilis flower oil, daucus carota sativa seed oil*, punica granatum seed extract*, cananga odorata flower oil*, coffea arabica seed oil, hippophae rhamnoides extract*, commiphora abyssinica resin extract, rosmarinus officinalis leaf extract*, citrus aurantium flower oil*, helianthus annuus seed oil*
*Ingredient from Organic Farming
You apply normally like how you would do with face oils by using the warmth of your palms. I use a few drops on my palm, and I give a bit of rub using both of my palms for a few seconds, then I place my palms onto my face, working from dry to less dry areas.
It's very buildable, so I suggest you use a small amount to begin with as it's an oil serum. This will also prevent any breakouts caused from using it too much. Personally, it never broke my skin out, but I've been using only half of the amount that I normally use especially when that time of the month is nearby as my skin tends to get slightly oily on the T-zone.
Extremely rich in antioxidants and vitamins, this organic serum utilizes all the recuperative properties of organic argan oil, boosted by organic sea buckthorn seed oil, carrot seed oil and organic coffee oil. Ingredients have been shown to:
- Repair tissue damage
- Prevent moisture loss
- Calm irritation
- Reduce inflammation
- Protect skin damage from UV rays
- Combat flaky skin
A bioactive complex formulated to be easily absorbed by the skin to effectively deliver the benefits of its potent ingredients.
The Serum instantly hydrates and gives a very nice glow without leaving any commonly known overly sticky oil residue. There's a bit of oiliness as it's an oil serum, but it feels certainly lighter than other oil serums. It does seem to protect skin from wind and cold dry air effectively as my skin hasn't experienced any discomfort with dramatic temperature changes inside and outside. Having said that, it doesn't seem to help with sebum regulation throughout the day, which isn't surprising for an oil serum, so I have been putting a little less when I use the serum underneath a hydrating sunscreen like Sisley Super Soin Solaire Youth Protector SPF 50 (full review). As for the firming benefits, I honestly haven't experienced that much of firming or wrinkle improvement, but rather I've noticed that my skin has become more resilient and smoother. I recommend the Serum to those with dry/mature skin and those people who are constantly exposed to environmental aggressors.
Where to buy
- The Detox Market (Free samples & gift with purchase)
- Kahina Giving Beauty Antioxidant Mask (Gentle detoxifying mask)
- Kahina Giving Beauty Prickly Pear Seed Oil (Dry / Senstive / Eczema Skin)
- Kahina Giving Beauty Argan Oil
- Olie Biologique Organic Argan Oil & 23K Gold Argan Oil
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