I am definitely “all about that serum life” and I am always looking at different ones to try out on my skin. After seeing the packaging on this particular serum, I was sold in a blink of an eye… because it’s gorgeous. The ISA Professional Gold 24K XANADU Vitamin C Serum and Makeup Foundation Primer is absolutely gorgeous and I wanted to share with you my thoughts on the product, it’s packaging and so much more.
ISA Professional Gold 24K XANADU Vitamin C Serum and Makeup Foundation Primer retails for $59.00 and includes 1 fl.oz./30 mL. worth of product. This serum is designed to be the “Best Serum” for your face and can also be used as a makeup foundation primer that is weightless and helps makeup last longer. Now – I couldn’t tell you if it helped my foundation stay on – because you have read it here many times – I don’t use the stuff… but I was still able to put it to the test with my regular face makeup like bronzer, blush and highlighter so I’ll be giving you my input on that. This product is formulated with botanical ingredients, high tech science and real 24K gold. It is said to moisturize, reduce the appearance of wrinkles, even skin tone, repair sun damage and give you a golden youthful glow.
Ingredients include: 24K Gold, Deionized water, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Collagen, Rose Extract, Hyaluronic acid, Creatine, Beta-Glucan, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide (Matrixyl-3000), Epidermal Growth Factor, P-anisic.
* 24K Gold.
* Vitamin C – pH balanced and highly absorbable. Brightens skin, combats wrinkles and dark spots.
* Vitamin E moisturizes and heals.
* Rose Extract soothes the skin and gives the Xanadu serum a delightful natural scent.
* P-anisic from the spice anise.
Supporting what’s already in your skin
* Hyaluronic Acid captures and holds up to 1000 times its volume in moisture to your skin.
* Collagen to support your skin’s own collagen.
* Creatine supplies energy to your cells.
* Beta-Glucan boosts the immune system.
From High Tech science
* Palmitoyl Oligopeptide (Matrixyl-3000) is a peptide that specifically stimulates collagen synthesis and skin repair.
* Epidermal Growth Factor stimulates new cell growth.
Important Safety Notice: For topical use only. Not for use on mucous membranes. Do not ingest. Do not apply in, on, or around eye area. Irritation may result. If you do accidentally get some product in your eye, rinse with cool water.
I used this product by applying it once a day – though suggested for twice a day in the morning and evening. A little of this product goes a long way and it has a gel like texture that blends out onto the skin. The gold flakes through out the gel / serum do not blend out as quickly as I would have thought, so when I use this product, I really need to make sure I’m not in a rush and take my time with it or else I will have gold flakes stuck to my skin. You can definitely use the product that way if you want, it gives a shimmer and gold look that is surely showstopping, but it is not my cup of tea so I make sure to blend the product out well and evenly. The serum itself soaks into the skin really quickly and I didn’t notice that it was sticky at all. Overall – when using this product, I tend to have a brighter complexion and I look much more radiant than without this product. It definitely is something I would apply prior to going out on a date night because it gives me a great glow. I skin feels soft once the product is set and I love the way it looks when I use this serum.
Now – let’s talk about how this works under makeup. Like I mentioned previously, I do not use foundation, so I apply this product like I would my normal skin care serums in the morning and then let it set and soak in. When I apply my blush, bronzer and highlighter to my face, I notice the product does last longer on my skin than it would if I used it without any primer and on bare skin. I was amazed to get longer wear out of products that don’t last me that long – like my ColourPop Highlighters that tend to fade on my skin quickly. After applying the primer, I noticed I got several hours of ColourPop highlighter wear against my skin which I enjoy.
I have been using this product through the summer months and found that it withheld quite nicely though the warm heat we experience here in Hawaii. I didn’t feel sticky and I didn’t have any break outs. The packaging itself is really nice and makes it easy to pump the product out for use. Not to mention it is a showstopper in the bottle and displaying on any vanity will surely catch anyone’s attention. A little of the product goes a long way – so after one pump, I usually get quite a bit of product out to use on my face. It’s a bit costly for the amount you get – but I would pay it because well, look at it – it’s got real 24K gold suspended in the serum… gorgeous. I have never tried anything like this before, but I have been enjoying it and I think I will be repurchasing more when I run out. Did I mention that this product is light weight? Once blended and soaked into the skin, it feels like you have nothing on which I love. I especially love using this product on its own without any makeup. I’ll put on some mascara and a little lip stain and my skin is glowing and summer ready. I love it.
You can check out all the details on this product and purchase it here. Would you try something similar to this or give this product a try? What about the price point, do you think it is something you would spend the money on?
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