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Indie Lee Swiss Apple Facial Serum Review

is a Solution for:
Combination Skin, Dry Skin, Uneven Skin, Wrinkles
indie lee swiss apple facial serum
February 17, 2014 Reviewed by Marta 4 Comments
TRU Rating
A very nice moisturizing serum that is almost completely toxin free


Makes skin feel plumper and more hydrated


Contains phenoxyethanol

I’m going to open my review of Indie Lee Swiss Apple Facial Serum ($130) with a word about the founder herself: "After conquering a life-threatening brain tumor that pointed to environmental toxins as the culprit, Indie Lee awoke on April 22, 2009 with a new lease on life and the passion to create a chic and eco-friendly namesake collection."

In clean, modern packaging, Indie Lee Swiss Apple Facial Serum is part of a line up of skincare essentials that are the realization of the dream. For the past month or so, I have been testing the serum and have been enjoying it immensely. The clear gel is light, refreshing and after several weeks of use gave my skin a plumper and more hydrated feeling.

The featured ingredient is apple stem cells. What makes plant stem cells so enticing is that they live forever. Plus, if they come across cells with damaged DNA, the stem cells trigger their death before they can cause damage. They are also a good option for anyone who feels squeamish about human stem cells in skin care.

The base for Indie Lee Swiss Apple Facial Serum is chondrus crispus, a form of red algae that is typically used as a gel or thickener. It also goes by the name of Irish Moss and has tons of vital nutrients, vitamins and minerals. It has been extensively studied by scientists and one of its characteristics is to protect against UV light.  

With hyaluronic acid, the formula of less than 10 ingredients pretty much meets Indie Lee’s goal of a toxin-free product. The only nasty is phenoxyethanol, a potential neurotoxin.

Highly recommended as a moisturizing serum for normal to combination skin, Indie Lee Swiss Apple Facial Serum would also be a great choice for anyone with sensitive skin and for anyone getting started on an anti-aging regimen.

  • February 18, 2014

    by Sarah

    I have wanted to try a Swiss Apple based serum for quite a while. I would like the opportunity to try this one in particular as I highly respect what the creator is doing since finding out about environmental toxins. As part of a chronic illness, I suffer from many chemical sensitivities. Skin care that works and is not toxic is hard to come by. I would love the chance to change my skin and my world with the opportunity to try this brand. Thanks!

  • February 18, 2014

    by Zenaida

    I would really like to try the Indie Lee Squalane Facial Cream. I have uneven skin and combination skin. I am 54 years old and need to start an anti-aging regimen for my skin. Thank you. Z

  • February 18, 2014

    by Christina

    Hi Lisa! Thank you for your lovely comment! Just to clarify, though -- today's Dare to Try is Indie Lee Squalane Facial Cream (not the Swiss Apple). Please let us know if you're interested. :)

  • February 18, 2014

    by lisa

    hi marta! i am a TIA groupie!! i browse your site every morning before i get to work. you inspire me and i love all of the products i have tried here so far (and believe me... there are many!) i'm slathering on royal venom as i type, but would love to try this new indie lee swiss apple facial serum. please consider me... i have combination skin and it is so uneven from years of sun abuse. thank you marta! :)

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