I tested the Red Flower Illuminating Rose Collagen Renewal Face Serum. When I visited the Red Flower website to read more about it, I was amazed at the list of ingredients. It has 45 kg of Rose Damascena petals and 10,000 cold-pressed Cloudberry and Raspberry seeds in every bottle (wow) along with other natural oils.
When I opened to bottle to apply this serum, the first thing I noticed was the strong smell — not a bad smell but very strong and overwhelming. I used it after applying my vitamin C serum. Three drops were more than enough for the whole face and neck, since the serum is very concentrated. I have combination skin, but this serum is quite oily. It did absorb quickly and left a shine on my face. I reduced it to two drops in the morning and three at night. It didn’t clog my pores. I continued using it for a couple of weeks, but then I had gum surgery, and my face was too sensitive to put on anything, so I stopped for a few days.
I am still using it day and night. The smell has somehow dissipated now. Besides being a bit oily, this serum gave me no issues. My cheeks feel a little fuller and skin is tighter. It seems to be doing a good job in firming my 50-plus combination skin.
The main ingredient, rose oil, seems to offer a lot of benefits. It has essential fatty acids that offer moisturization and hydration of skin. It also has anti-inflammatory properties and toning action to stimulate circulation, thus bringing oxygen to skin. It also claims to repair broken capillaries by strengthening vein walls, but I haven’t noticed that. Maybe I’ll see results after a longer period of usage.
Rose oil is also rich in vitamin A and reduces fine lines and wrinkles. This product also contains what Red Flower refers to as Arctic Berry Complex, which has 10,000 cold pressed cloudberry, raspberry and cranberry seeds, which are antioxidant and protect against free radicals. Also, it contains vitamin C (cloudberry), which accelerates collagen production. Cranberry oil provides omega 3, 6 and 9 and vitamin E to enhance moisture and hydration. It also offers UV protection.
All in all, this serum is full of good ingredients, and it seems to keep its promise of enhancing skin condition and making it firmer. I would recommend it to people with dry skin especially. For someone like me with combination skin, it’s a good product to use during the harsh months of winter. A little goes a long way, so it’s a good deal.