indie lee swiss apple facial serum

Reviewed by Marta on February 17, 2014


I’m going to open my review of Indie Lee Swiss Apple Facial Serum ($130 in the shop) 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.