Expereincing Spa In a Bottle - 24k Gold Serum & Youthful Glow Face Serum
The number of times I have ranted about the crazy nature of my skin specially in winters might have driven people crazy by now . But still if anyone of you doesn't know ,I have a sensitive skin that breaks out even at the sight of a moisturizer. Given this , I get get dry patches around my nose and cheeks in winters which turn to rashes eventually . Its really hard for me to find a suitable moisturizer that doesn't feel heavy or oily and of course doesn't clog my pores and lead to break outs .
Facial serums and oils have been quite a hot topic lately but I have always shied away from them due to my untrustworthy skin . But there is a thing called "Blogger's Curse" that leads you to give a try to anything and everything you can get your hands on . I stumbled upon this Facebook Page named Spa In A Bottle which is a Pakistani page . They deal in skin care products which they claim to be 100% natural and organic . I really got intrigued by the claims and finally gave a go to their two most selling products 24 K Gold Serum and Youthful Glow Face Serum . A little disclaimer before I start off with the review is that I have been using these both products for over 2 months now and I feel that its enough time to put out a final verdict from my side
24 K GOLD SERUM
"For the first time in Pakistan! An organic and chemical free blend of light essential oils infused with real 24K gold dust and gold flecks for daytime hydration. This oil blend absorbs right into your skin and gives you a radiant and dewy glow. This may be used as a daily moisturizer or makeup primer or may be mixed with your foundation for smoother application. It’s also an amazing lip hydrator; apply before the application of liquid matte lipsticks.
This oil is made with skin loving oils like Rosehip Seed oil, Lemongrass Oil, Pumpkin Seed Oil, Apricot Oil, Sweet Almond oil and Jojoba Oil.
These oil blends help in tissue regeneration, maintaining skin elasticity, evens out skin tone, fights pigmentation and reduces the appearance of fine lines.
Use: Just apply a few drops to finger tips and smooth over face."
My Experience :
The 24 K Gold Serum piqued my interest because of its name similarity with the infamous Farsali Rose Gold Elixir that has been making rounds over social media like crazy . The company claims it to a blend of essential oils infused with 24 k Gold dust and flecks which you instantly notice when you hold the bottle in your hand . I tell you the sight is so gorgeous you would end up staring at it . The product comes in a small 10 ml glass bottle with a silver dropper lid which is such a hygienic and handy way of dispensing the product without wasting even a single drop. For a toppling person like me who is always tripping and making things fall, I would say dispensing oils has never been easier !
The product itself is a yellow/gold color with visible gold dust which looks spectacular. One thing that I have noticed is that after a while ,the gold specks are no longer visible in the oil no matter how much you shake it up ,now I am not sure if they get dissolved or just sit in the bottom of the bottle . The oil is very light and glides on easily over the skin .I need only 5-6 drops and then just pat it all over my face neck and it give such a radiant hydrated glow to the skin . One thing you would notice is the fragrance of the oil , even though it a multi ingredient product the dominant fragrance is of lemon grass/citrus . So if you aren't a big fan of fragrant essential oils , you might not like to end up smelling like lemons because the fragrance stays for a long time.
As mentioned before I have been using it for a good two months now (on and off ) on its own and as a moisturizer & primer before makeup application . On its own it makes a really light day time moisturizer, I apply abut 5-6 drops after washing my face in the morning and then pat it all over . It instantly gets absorbed without leaving any residue or making the skin look greasy .Instead it makes the skin look really hydrated and radiant which I think is due to the gold dust in it . As a primer underneath the foundation , it really helps in blending out the foundation seamlessly and effortlessly. I have used it under my Massarat Misbah Silk Foundation which is the thickest I have in my stash and it made it look much more smoother that it usually applies. If you seek it as a primer that would also double up as pore filler , than I am sorry to announce this is not what you are looking for.
Verdict : All in all, I absolutely love the product and would really recommend it . It hasn't broken me out even once and made my skin look and feel smoother and more hydrated .
YOUTHFUL GLOW FACE SERUM :
Our favorite nighttime serum, keeps skin healthy, radiant, elastic and youthful. Slows the aging process, fights bacteria and acne causing free radicals and helps lighten skin tone with its high Vitamin C content.
This Oil is made with skin loving oils like Lemon Oil, Peppermint Oil, Rose Oil, Lavender Oil, Sweet Almond Oil, Olive Oil.
Use: Just apply a few drops to finger tips and smooth over face at Night. Not to be used during the day.
My Experience :
The Youthful glow face serum comes in a 25 ml dark plastic bottle which is chubbier than the gold one . The dropper is bigger in size ( obviously) and has an extra cap over it which I absolutely love . The dropper lid screws up really tight and is totally leak proof ,so if you are planning to take it along , its totally fine . The product is a colorless thick oil , but not as thick as our usual oils . Its feels somewhere between oil and water if that makes sense . The fragrance is predominately Lemon/citrus in this one too.
This face serum is to be used ONLY at night. I usually take a few drops of oil directly through the dropper over my face and then gently pat it on my skin without rubbing and tugging after cleansing thoroughly with my BioDerma Sensibio H20 Miceller solution or Garnier 3 in 1Miceller Water. Upon waking up int he morning my skin feels a lot smoother and plump ,looks and feels healthy . I also have felt that it really helps in controlling the minor break outs that I face on and off because when I stop using this serum, I start getting minor breakouts in a couple of days .However ,I wouldn't really say that the claim of lightening skin tone holds much of a good . Yes you get an even toned skin and yes it really helps in improving your skin texture ,but lightening is something that I haven't experienced in these 2 months .
Verdict: So if you are looking for something that improves your skin texture and helps you with minor breakouts, than I would totally recommend you Youthful Face Serum.
Price & Availability:
These Facial oils /Serums retail for PKR 530 for 24 k Gold Serum(10 ml) and Youthful glow Face serum (25 ml) for PKR 540 . These can be purchased online from SPA IN A BOTTLE's official Facebook page. You may also get in touch with them through INSTAGRAM .
Have you ever tried anything from the brand SPA IN A BOTTLE ? How do you feel about facial oils ? Which product are you using as your daily moisturizer ? Do let me know in the comments below