I am a pushover for the words “body serum.” I am always searching for the body lotion that goes beyond the basics and delivers on anti-aging. After all, the knees and elbows can be a dead giveaway. A body serum with five percent Matrixyl 3000 — now you are talking. I grabbed a bottle of Volante Radiant Glow Body Firming Serum ($95 for 3oz) and was in and out of the shower faster than you can say towel off.
With a couple of caveats that I’ll get on to later, Volante Radiant Glow Body Firming Serum lived up to my expectations. And that’s saying something because they were pretty high. This body serum delivers on its anti-aging promise by smoothing crepey skin on my arms and above the knees and fading some sun damage and freckles on my décolleté. There’s also instant gratification of silky post-shower skin and a nice little glow.
I largely ignored the directions to “apply a generous amount every PM and AM,” as you’d have to be an heiress of this to be at all practical. I think this approach could work, if you were to target specific problem areas. However, I decided to use it on the entire body and so used it only every three days and then just once on all areas but my décolleté, which relished in PM and AM treatments. Although I was parsimonious, I nevertheless felt the results were still pretty good. The other thing is ignored was the dropper that comes with the bottle. I simply couldn’t get it to work and so resorted to pouring the lotion (which is liquidy, not creamy) into my cupped hand.
The key ingredient is the power peptide Matrixyl 3000, which is a proven collagen booster. I think that this is the first time I have used a body product with this dependable anti-ager. But that’s not all: Volante has amply backed it up with an arsenal of good ingredients. I am especially happy to see a bioavailable form of copper, copper gluconate. It is a cofactor for the antioxidant superoxide dismutase and helps prevent cell death. There is also zinc and magnesium.
Plant extracts have been chosen for their exfoliating properties (willow bark and bromelain) for antioxidants, such as green tea, raspberry, date and plum. Worth a call out is marigold. Usually associated with skin soothing calendula, marigold is also a source of lutein, which protects the skin and improves elasticity.
There are a few things that purists won’t like such as some silicone, alcohol and the usual suspects in the preservative department. Overall, the good overwhelms the bad and if you are serious about anti-aging from chin to toe then this is a worthwhile investment.