A lightweight, restorative, smoothing face serum made with clinically-proven natural retinol alternative Bakuchiol (bah-koo-chee-all), Kiwi Seed Oil, and Squalene to help reduce fine lines, hyperpigmentation and acne, stimulate collagen and restore your natural radiance.
Along with the impressive Bakuchiol, there’s much more to this silky serum. New Zealand grown Kiwiseed oil, which is full of vitamin C to help stimulate collagen, moisturise and nourish the skin, plus the gorgeously soft and light squalane oil and meadowfoam oil.
Restore and rejuvenate your face
- Sooth inflammation
- help reduce acne
Best suited to?
This is a face serum is suitable for all skin types, it is an ideal alternative to retinol for those with sensitive skin that cannot tolerate the side effects from retinol. But like everything new when you have sensitive skin, start slowly and do a patch test first.
What is Bakuchiol?
Bakuchiol has anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial proprieties. This clinical study shows that 1% bakuchiol applied twice daily reduced acne by 57% after only 6 weeks.
Bakuchiol reduces the appearance of uneven skin tone and dark spots, comparable to the effects of retinol. Two clinical studies in 2014 and 2018 demonstrated a significant reduction in pigmentation using .5% bakuchiol over a 12 week period.
Why I made this natural serum with bakuchiol
I made this serum as a booster for my older skin. Back in the 1990s in Sydney, myself and my friends all used retinols because they were so in vogue. We had no idea; we went to the GP for a prescription as there were no over-the-counter products then, we applied the retinol and then went out in the Australian sun. We knew there was problem with retinol reacting badly with UV light because the box had warnings on it. But we were infallible then and I cringe at the thought of it now. Retinoids are available everywhere now (without prescription) and are hugely popular but they are synthetical chemicals, not natural, and come with all sorts of side issues, notably the UV problem which means you have to be plastered in sunscreen all the time. So imagine how excited I was to find an ingredient that worked as effectively as retinol (it has been clinically tested) but without the terrible side effects of irritable, red, flaky, skin. We skincare makers tell you that red, flaky and irritable skin is what we're trying to fix so why would you use something that made it happen?
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Before or after face cream?
Apply the serum before face cream or all, directly to a clean face
100% natural + 100% Vegan
Our Natural Face Serum also contains:
- Squalane (from olives): is a fabulous hydrator and helps prevent water loss -the goal of all good skin care. It is non greasy and softens and smooths, is non cloggy and is especially great for sensitive skin
- Meadowfoam oil: is rich in Vitamin E, and offers antioxidant activity.
- Camellia Oil: is approved by geishas in Japan, this nourishing oil is a treasure chest of Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids – an important source of natural collagen.
- Evening Primrose Oil: is magical for sensitive skin, preventing breakouts, smoothing wrinkles and improving the overall health of your skin.
What's in the Agnes & Me natural face serum
Camellia oleifera (Camellia) oil*, Persea gratissima (avocado) oil*, Squalane (Olive Squalane) oil, Simmondsia chinensis (jojoba), oil*, Limnanthes alba (meadowfoam) oil, Actinidia chinensis (kiwi seed) oil, Bakuchiol*, D-alpha tocopherol (vitamin E), Boswellia serrata (frankincense) essential oil.
What's not in it?
AGNES & ME CRUELTY-FREE PRODUCTS ARE HANDMADE IN SMALL BATCHES IN TITIRANGI, NEW ZEALAND