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Prana Active Vitamin Lift Serum

Size: 1.0 oz (30 ml)

Prana Active Vitamin Lift Serum is a nourishment-filled anti-ager perfect for anyone looking to firm sagging skin. This botanically-charged serum uses fruit stem cells, peptides and vitamins to regenerate cells, combat wrinkle formation and reduce the first signs of aging. This skin-loving product has been tested and reviewed by members of our community, along with all of the items offered by Truth In Aging, so you can be sure that the Prana Active Vitamin Lift Serum will provide you with smoother, healthier skin.

Prana Active Vitamin Lift Serum surges your skin with high-powered vitamins, along with apple stem cells. This unique ingredient combats chronilogical aging, while helping to encourage cell renewal, power and growth. Interestingly enough, this product also works to sustain facial muscle strength, keeping your skin looking firm and youthful. Combining nature with powerful actives, this is one anti-ager that is sure to keep you coming back for more. To apply, first cleanse skin and pat dry. Add 4 or 5 drops of serum to the palm of hand. Using fingertips, apply a thin layer of serum over entire face, with special attention to eye, neck and lip areas.

Tested for 30 days and recommended by Marta:
What makes Prana special is it's extremely intelligent combination of actives with a track record of working, organic botanicals, and a relatively concise number of ingredients with almost no nasties. Active Vitamin Lift Serum is a great example of all of those attributes and it does a very fine job of plumping and firming the skin, as well as smoothing out lines.

Initially, I found the texture a bit too gel-like, but found that it is readily absorbed and doesn't leave a sticky or greasy residue on the skin. I also like the serum's saffron color and faintly citrusy smell. Prana's pragmatic balance between natural botanicals and synthetic actives is very evident in the choice of two expression inhibiting ingredients: spilanthes acmella oleracea paracress extract and a peptide called Snap-8 (said to be 30% more effective than Argireline).

No self-respecting anti-ager these days is without apple stem cells (a relatively new ingredient without much research behind it). Enteromorpha compresses extract and caesalpinia spinos combine to become an ingredient called Homeostatine. It is supposed to increase the synthesis of collagen I and III, skin thickness and elastic fibers, as well as acting as an anti-inflammatory.

Another interesting and unusual ingredient is ergosterol, a pecursor to vitamin D2 that is produced by yeast and fungi when they are exposed to sunlight. There's Japanese research that suggests that ergosterol prevents cancer. Other vitamins include C and several Bs, including cyanocobalamin (B12).

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With more than a whiff of Ayurveda, Prana SpaCeuticals promises to be “the energy that will breathe life into your skin".  I found this to be both grandiose and a bit hippie dippie and along with a label whose print size is so miniscule that I can’t read anything even when squinting... read more

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  • Loella

    (2 out of 5)

    After continuous use, I didn't notice much difference in my skin at all. I was hoping this would help with some darking I'm getting over my top lip (probably hormonal). After 6 weeks of using this morning and night, I didn't notice any difference at all. I started using it on my neck and see a bit of difference there. I have a bit of "chicken skin" and it does seem to help with that if used continuously. But for the price, I'm going back to using Suzanne Somer and Mad Hippie products which give me better results.

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  • janet

    (5 out of 5)

    Really like this lift serum. Seems to plump up the skin and looks more moisturized. Wrinkles are less noticeable. Skin looks healthy and more youthful.
    I alternate 1 week with this product and the next week using just Sevani Rapid Renewal Resurfacing Creme. Another great product.

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  • Jane

    (4 out of 5)

    keeps my face feeling soft and smooth........also tightens cheek and mouth areas. a necessary part of morning make-up routine.

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  • Deanna

    (5 out of 5)

    I LOVE this serum. It evened out my skin tone and made my skin appear brighter and just plain prettier!

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  • Dj Miller

    November 1, 2015

    Dj Miller

    My problem with retinyl palmitate is that it is generally derived from palm oil (although it can be derived from other oils). Palm oil plantations are causing environmental devastation, particularly in Indonesia, where fires are burning out of control and threatened orangutans are dying by the thousands. So unless a manufacturer can certify that their ingredients don't contain unsustainably derived palm oil, I steer clear.

  • Marta

    October 29, 2013

    (5 out of 5)

    Hi Virginia, funny you should ask, I went back to Prana Active earlier this year by buying another bottle. Its a very nice serum and was impressed by the fine line fading. The pump worked fine this time as well

  • Virginia

    October 28, 2013


    Hi Marta,
    It's been some time since your review and I wondered if you had any further comments on how well it worked for you.

  • Marta

    August 2, 2011


    Hi Merna and Kim

    I can only go with the research - during the test, the skin (of mice) was exposed to light every morning after the ingredient was applied. They didn't test it after a period of time had passed - eg overnight. So the short answer is I don't know, but I am guessing that it would be a less harmful to use RP at night.

  • kim

    August 2, 2011


    I second Merna's question... that's exactly what I was wondering.


  • Merna

    August 2, 2011


    Dear Marta,

    If you use a product containing retinyl palmitate only at night are the potential negatives then not a problem or is it a case of once it is absorbed into your skin it makes no difference whether you use it day or night? Hope my convoluted question makes sense to you.

  • Marta

    August 2, 2011


    Hi Beata,

    I think this is good for treating fine lines and I didn't break out at all - I think it unlikely that you would. However, if dehydration is a big issue for you, it would probably be a good idea to use a moisturizer on top (mostly I did not, although I did experiment with ReLuma's moisturizer and another that I am trying out by Image Skincare, and it was a good team player).

  • Beata

    August 2, 2011


    Hi Marta,
    This seems like a very good product; but I was wondering what was the result of month worth of using this serum? How was your skin befor and after? Did you use it alone or in combination with someting else? I am looking for someting that would treat my dehydrate, aging skin, but does not cause breakouts.

  • Certified Organic Aloe Vera Gel
  • Sodium Hyaluronate
  • Squalane
  • Vitamin E
  • Dmae
  • Alpha Lipoic Acid
  • Vitamin B5
  • Chamomile Extract
  • Spilanthes Acmella Oleracea Paracress Extract
  • Malus Domestica Fruit Cell
  • Acetyl Octapeptide (Snap 8)
  • Bilberry Extract
  • Sugar Cane Extract
  • Sugar Maple Extract
  • Orange Extract
  • Lemon Extract
  • Cucumber Extract
  • Enteromorpha Compresses Extract
  • Caesalpinia Spinosa Chim
  • Vitamin C (L-Ascorbic Acid)
  • Panthenol
  • Retinyl Palmitate
  • Ergosterol
  • Linoleic Acid
  • Tocopheryl Acetate
  • Pantothenic Acid
  • Cyanocobalamin
  • Allantoin
  • Phenoxyethanol
Cleanse skin and pat dry. Apply 4 or 5 drops of serum to the palm of hand. Using fingertips, apply a thin layer of serum over entire face, with special attention to eye, neck and lip areas. Suitable for all skin types.

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