With my 50-something combination (oily-normal) skin, I have always been open to trying out safe, natural products that rejuvenate and prevent premature aging. So when I received the Trinite Organiques Forgiving Serum ($40), I was glad to put aside my current anti-aging “potions” to put this new serum to the test.
The first thing that struck my curiosity about the serum was what Trinite Organiques called it: Forgiving. With its antioxidant-packed ingredients formulated to “help minimize fine lines and wrinkles, improve elasticity and promote smoother, younger-looking skin,” will this product truly forgive the past abuse that my skin was exposed to during my youth, such as unprotected sun exposure, ignorant use of cosmetics and creams with harsh ingredients and other such regretful neglects?
It has indeed been a pleasure to indulge in the luxury of Forgiving Serum’s organic formula of ingredients! First in the list, organic sunflower seed oil, known to be rich in vitamin E, with antioxidant and healing properties effective in fighting acne and eczema while also calming redness and irritation. Next, organic argan oil, also known to be rich in vitamin E and highly moisturizing, making it a popular anti-aging product choice just by itself. Organic evening primrose seed oil comes third on the list, with its high concentration of fatty acids called Gamma-linoleic acid, which are beneficial for the skin.
Another widely used ingredient for skin care, organic jojoba oil, is also in this serum not only for its deeply lubricating and emollient qualities, but also for its therapeutic antibacterial and antifungal properties, making it effective for cuts, sores and bruises, and even sunburn. In addition, organic wheat germ oil, wild-crafted elemi essential oil, wild-crafted frankincense essential oil, and wild-crafted myrrh essential oil complete the list of ingredients for a highly nourishing and moisturizing serum. These wild-crafted essential oils are known for their antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial properties.
The Forgiving Serum comes in a two-ounce amber bottle with dropper. A few drops of this light, yellowish oil, with a faint herbal scent, is sufficient and absorbs rather quickly when massaged into damp cleansed skin. I apply it on my face and neck every night and wake up to smooth, soft and supple skin. After the first week of using Forgiving Serum, I observed a smoother, softer complexion. Within the next four weeks, I honestly saw positive results: skin elasticity, less fine lines, minimized wrinkles, and overall skin rejuvenation. I would definitely recommend and continue using this product for its high efficacy and affordability.