Skin Nutrition has been a popular brand among the TIA community over the years. However, I must admit that it is one of the brands that I never got around to trying. Well, I was ecstatic to learn of their new product line — LIVE. Skin Nutrition LIVE is said to be “a profusion of organic, live superfoods, enzymes, natural plant oils, plant cells, plant growth factors and cytokines, rich phytonutrients, and without any harsh chemicals added! It is 100% compatible with our bodies and easily absorbed and utilized, feeding our skin what it is designed to have, allowing it to flourish and look how nature intended it to, radiant, healthy, and youthful!”
I tested the Skin Nutrition LIVE Appetizer Smoothie ($49.95), a "pre-treatment mask." To be honest, I didn’t know what a pre-treatment mask was meant to do or how it would benefit my skin. But I gave it a whirl.
The company claims that you can use it as a mask, leaving it on for 20-30 minutes or use it under your night cream. Presumably, this product would serve the purpose of an antioxidant serum when used in conjunction with your nightly regime. I tried the Appetizer Smoothie a few ways. I used it first as a mask and loved it. After the half hour treatment, my early-40s skin look refreshed and revitalized. I also used it under my night cream as well, which I enjoyed. Finally, I applied it prior to using my QuasarMD. This application also seemed effective, if only to help combat the free radicals produced from an LED treatment. Next I think I will try it as a mask, post-LED treatment. This product is the perfect pick-me-up to replenish dull winter skin. I definitely enjoyed playing around with the Appetizer Smoothie.
The product is a dark green, akin to...well, a green smoothie. The color dissipates when used as part of your nightly regime. If applied heavily in a mask application, the green remains visible until rinsed off. I almost forgot to mention the subtle, but delicious berry smell that accompanies any respectable smoothie! I truly loved the natural scent of this product.
The ingredients are all fantastic natural inclusions (preserved with Japanese honeysuckle). Kale powder provides the vibrant green color. The scent and antioxidants are provided by several fruits and berries including acai, goji , chokeberry, mangosteen, pomegranate, and noni, to name a few. There are also moisturizing agents such as macadamia seed oil, shea butter, aloe, hyaluronic acid, and vitamin E.
I would definitely recommend this product and have quickly become an admirer of this new line from Skin Nutrition.