Bottom line: two people told me this month that I had "great skin" and "lovely skin" - wow! Those words are definitely music to my ears; if someone asked me about my skin, I'd automatically say something like, "Ugh, look at my giant pores! Look at the wrinkles around my mouth and between my eyes! Look at this sun damage! And don't get me started on my neck!"
But after several weeks of using Snowberry New Radiance Serum ($51), it's time for me to take another look at my face, and to use some new (and nicer!) words to describe my skin. The wrinkles are softened, my pores are greatly calmed and seem to be growing less noticeable (even to me!). Red patches of leathery sun damage on my upper chest (wear your sunscreen!) are now a light pink and much softer, and the skin on my neck seems smoother, hydrated and maybe even a little tighter.
Further good news is the success of twice-daily use on a 50-year-old scar (!) on my chin, the result of accidentally running through a glass door when I was very small. Over the years, the healed gash, right along my jawline, had developed a hard white ridge along a sort of furrow. After using the Snowberry New Radiance Face Serum, I'm thrilled to report that the white ridge has softened greatly. Although the color hasn't changed noticeably, the hard skin of the scar has a much finer texture. I'm very happy with that!
I like New Radiance Face Serum's gel-like texture - it's very easy to apply and is absorbed well with minimal rubbing. Its fragrance is light and pleasant, just a little flowery. The gel is packaged in an easy-to-use plastic pump bottle, and the amount is generous - if I hold the bottle up to the light, it looks like I have about half a bottle still to go, and I have been using the product at least twice a day, unskimpingly.
All the ingredients in Snowberry New Radiance Face Serum are designed to create what the box says is "an essential collagen and anti-free radical boost for all skin types that helps to restore the skin's natural balance and tone." There are lots of naturally derived hydrating ingredients, including water, glycerin, sodium hyaluronate, witch hazel water & alcohol, Glycyl-L-histidyl-L-Lysine-Cu2+ (for tissue protection and restoration), Sodium lactate, Gluconolactone & Sodium benzoate, Caraggenan gum, parfum, Gardenia fruit extract, and Maltodextrin.
The company, from New Zealand, claims that it's dedicated to "Natural Beauty" - the box tells us that they use no petrochemicals, propylene or butylene glycols, volatile alcohols, artificial colors, silicones, or DEA/MEA ingredients in Snowberry New Radiance Face Serum. The packaging is minimal, with colorful silhouettes and the messages "I'll wait for you" and "other planets cannot be as beautiful as this one." A printed sheet included in the box describes, in twelve languages (!), the six various "Snowberry Treatments" available for purchase, and how to use them.
I'm eager to use up the rest of the bottle, to see if improvement continues. And I'll practice looking at myself in the mirror, and saying, "You have lovely skin."