This is probably my 7th or 8th bottle of Silk Naturals Firming Moisturiser with CoQ10 & Renovage. I’ve been using this on and off ever since it was first introduced into the line.
Retails in a 1 oz pump bottle for USD$16.95. 5ml samples are available at USD$1.50
The ingredients are not that long, but do pack a punch theoretically:
Ingredients: Organic Aloe Gel, Jojoba Oil, Renovage, Raspberry Oil, Passionfruit Oil, Water, Phospholipids, Ubiquinone, Sorbitol, Gluconoactone and Sodium Benzoate, sodium Carbomer, Sea Buckthorn Oil, Green Tea
These are the claims that Silk Naturals has on their website for this product:
If you want dewy, glowing, younger looking skin- this is the moisturizer for you. Our Firming Moisturizer has the wonder ingredient Renovage- it works by extending the lifespan of your cells to help reverse all of the signs of aging. In clinical trials:
clinical evaluations on a panel of women after RENOVAGETMtreatment:
- Sun spots and skin moisture improved in 100% of the panelists!
- Redness and pore size reduced in over 90% of the panelists!
- Skin roughness, fine lines and barrier function improved in at least 75% of the panelists!
- Skin firmness, tone and elasticity increased in 75% of the panelists!
In vitro effect ofRENOVAGETMtreatment:
Skin explants exposed to UVB irradiation:
- Protected catalase activity by 100%!
- Increased cell resistance to harmful UVB by as much as 100%!
- Prevented loss of cell function by as much as 60%!
- To that we’ve added CoEnzyme Q-10 encapsulated in lipsomes to take it deep into your skin’s surface- instantly firming, and providing great anti-oxidant protection.
This is all in a wonderful lotion base containing organic aloe juice, jojoba, passionfruit, and raspberry oils- all wonderfully skin smoothing and packed full of vitamins.
This moisturizer is a little bit different from pretty much anything you may have tried before. Instead of using a waxy emulsifier we start with a thick gel,and then stir in the rest of the ingredients…it feels lighter, there’s less of a chance that it will clog pores. The one thing about the gel is that it isn’t compatible with Sodium PCA- which is what we use in all of our serums…so if you’re putting it on over a serum, just pat it on- don’t rub it in- or you can put on the moisturizer and then add the serum on top.
You get a 30 ml bottle- enough for about a month. Osmotics CellularLongevity Serum with Renovage is $150 an ounce- and it’s probably worth it- but because we’re selling directly to you, and have no advertising budget you’re getting a super bargain!
I particularly like the texture and feel of this moisturiser. It’s like a very light lotion, rather than the tackiness that one sometimes associates with gels. It spreads very well, so a little goes a long way, especially when used on a damp face. It’s pretty lightweight and doesn’t leave a greasy finish at all, making this good for both day and night time usage, though I use mine only at night.
That’s how it looks after I spread it out lightly on my hand but before massaging it in. There’s no scent to this, another plus for me.
That’s the finish on my hand, near-matte but not quite, after rubbing it over 5 – 7 times.
For my normal-oily combination skin, this goes on light enough without increasing the sebum. Nor does it contain silicones, which can lead to clogged pores and breakouts on skins like mine. While I don’t really need any “lift” nor do I have marked wrinkles (yet), I believe in “prevention is better than cure”. Or in the case of anti-ageing, the retardation of progress is a good progress 😉 So, no comments on its efficacy, although the ingredients are mostly wholesome, good and what “natural green” skincare is associated with.
However, if you have older/more matured skin that requires more moisturising ingredients, I highly recommend the Intensive Moisturiser from Silk Naturals rather than the Firming Moisturiser. Both retail at the same price. The Intensive Moisturiser also has CoQ10 & Renovage. I’ve used samples of the Intensive Moisturiser on holiday in a dry and cold winter climate and to my surprise, my face did not flake (dry bits) at all and was kept pleasantly plumped and moisturised. This is usually not the case for me, especially given the drastic switch from a hot, tropical and humid country to one that’s near 0 degree Celsius and with < 20% humidity to boot.
Rating out of 10
Packaging: 8 (I’d actually prefer an airless pump jar for creams with actives in them)
Ease of usage: 10
Overall score: 8.9
I’d highly recommend this as an affordable lightweight moisturiser to combat the first signs of ageing.
~*Item reviewed purchased by me*~