By Dana S.
My complexion is now what I consider combination. As a teen, I had oily skin and acne, which left me with minor scars. Today, 25 years later, my skin is mostly dry (a culprit of medication) and often becomes red above my lips and under my nose. This is a my main skin issue, and I was hopeful ClarityRx An Apple a Day Phyto Stem Cell Skin Preservation Serum ($103.50 in the shop) would help me here. I do occasionally still get pimples that are cystic in nature, in addition to the formation of fine lines or winkles around my mouth (marionette), eyes and forehead. I also suffer from sun damage and hyperpigmentation from years of tanning bed use.
The manufacturer claims that An Apple a Day is a unique treatment that not only preserves the skin, but also regulates its ability to function properly. Apple stem cell extracts are said to protect against oxidative stress and fight inflammation. Studies show these stem cells can also help prolong the longevity of cells, thus preserving the skin as it ages. Chondrus crispus (seaweed) extract is full of vitamins and minerals that are vital to the maintenance of healthy skin and can protect against UV rays, according to TIA. Anogeissus leiocarpus bark extract is also included in this formula for its protecting and anti-inflammatory abilities.
Hyaluronic acid and glycerin, both of which are humectants, bind moisture to the skin for an instant plumping and smoothing effect. In addition, lecithin, which is derived from soybeans, helps to hydrate and repair the skin due to its essential fatty acid content. Together, I believe this mix is responsible for the radiance and dewiness this serum imparts immediately after application.
After receiving the serum, I waited a few days to allow the stress I was under to go away and ensure my other potions were wouldn’t interact. After washing my face with my SimySkin cleanser, I applied the ClarityRx An Apple a Day to clean skin. The lightweight serum absorbed quickly, was not sticky and gave my face an immediate glow. My face was also less tight and itchy as a result. This would be ideal to use throughout the day as needed, but for me, the price would not be conducive to that.
After 30 days of once daily use, I believe ClarityRx An Apple a Day has lessened the look of fine lines and plumped up the marionette lines around my mouth in addition to the radiance and suppleness it provided throughout the month. I absolutely love it! I have a couple of other anti-aging serums and this is by far the best for the issues I mentioned above. I plan on purchasing another to compare the difference utilizing it twice daily for 30 days.