Works exactly as advertised, but consistency was unexpected
I first tried the cleanser in the LE:Free for all Box and loved it... enough to by the full size version AND be willing to try more of the line. But this stuff is kinda ridiculously expensive... so it took time (and points) for me to get the cleanser, toner, serum and moisturizer, but they have made a world of difference.
My skin is in this stage of change... probably my age, probably because I have a 2 yo and my hormones are probably settling down, and probably because I have moved to a drier climate. I have had everything from oily skin in the summer to combo in the fall/spring and dry/flakey in the winter. Well, I generally have some flakiness going on - mile rosacea.
The cleanser and toner from this line (which I bought 1st) helped. I think it could be best described as all over normal skin, but still one darn rosacea patch. The serum and moisturizer from this line fixed it. It is gone. For the 1st time in my life - gone. I went with NO foundation/powder today and was complimented... I actually had to put blush on both cheeks - not just one so that it would match the other rosacea side... omg.
All that said, the consistency and smell of the serum was not as expected. And - to be honest, if I didn't have the results I have had - I wouldn't buy it again because it doesn't smell or look good. It isn't bad, but it just isn't "delicious" like so many other products are - if you know what I mean. Thankfully, it is very quickly absorbed by my skin so the smell doesn't linger - nor does the feel of anything on my face. :) It just disappears or melts into my skin. I don't really know how to describe the smell - I was expecting roses when I ordered it and then pumpkin when I saw it, but it smells like neither. The consistency and color is similar to a very thin pumpkin baby food.
And... I have been rubbing the back of my hands after applying it to my face and it has made a noticeable difference in my hands.
Even with the price, it is (begrudgingly) worth it. My skin is now even with no flakes and no redness. It is smooth - like baby smooth... and my pores are disappearing. I didn't have fine line issues on my face, but my hands did... and those lines are disappearing.
I can't say enough good things.
I'm a big fan of the Shamanuti line, but this product didn't proform as I had hoped. It didn't absorb into my skin well, and at the end of the bottle, I still had no noticible benefit to my skin.
Love the scent, kind of weird texture... but kind of nice. My first facial serum, and I adore it. My face has never felt so soft. I also have the toner, which is FANTASTIC. Waiting to buy this brand's moisturizer...