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Vintner’s Daughter Active Botanical Serum

I should start this post with an apology. There are a few product reviews coming your way this week and they’re none of them cheap. They’re all LUSH, but we’re not talking £20 here. We’re not even talking £50.00. In most cases we’re over £100.00.

Same rule applies as always though, if you can’t afford it, please don’t buy it. Simples.

What is it?
‘Vintner’s Daughter Active Botanical Serum is a luxurious multi-correctional infusion of 22 of the world’s most active organic and wildcrafted botanicals.’

Right. A lovely serum/oil then.

Who is it for?
Everyone. Although I would personally would recommend to someone slightly older – i.e. 30+.

What’s in it?

Possibly acne/allergy/troubling for some ingredients?
essential oils

Natural? Organic? Manmade? Vegan?
organic/natural – no definitive list of what is organic vs natural on the site. I assume it’s organic and high quality naturals – most 100% organic products bang on about it so much that it’s hard to miss 😉 

Tested on animals/sold in China?
No/No

What’s not in it?
parabens
phthalates
synthetic fragrances
PEGs
SLS

How do you use it?/Where to use in your routine?
1/3 dropper into the palm of your hand, therapist swipe, straight onto skin. Massage in.
I’ve been using about 1/3 of a dropper directly on to my skin, underneath moisturiser to counteract the drying/flaking effects of my prescription retinoid. 

What’s good about it?
I’m not great with jargon at the best of times. This is a lovely formulation. It gives ‘oomph’ to the skin – especially a mature skin, and more importantly, an extra cushion of oil in faces that may need it more, as we all tend to do at this time of year.  The formula is very nicely refined and absorbs beautifully. I’m really enjoying using it – and my skin loves it. It seems a very sophisticated formula.

There is more information on the Vintner’s Daughter website here but it’s very jargon-heavy, be warned.

What’s not so good about it?
A grapeseed oil is not the most expensive base, but it does contain a whole host of other oils and leaves including dandelion, nettle and alfalfa – 22 to be exact.

I personally like the smell, but it is strong, so worth bearing in mind if you aren’t keen on essential oils/scents.

‘Gives Good Glow’ score – 9/10

Vintner’s Daughter Active Botanical Serum is available from CultBeauty.com or from www.vintnersdaughter.com 

Similar products?

Sjal Bio-Regeneratif Serum – http://bit.ly/1Lx6Lko

Anne Semonin 100% Active Serum – http://bit.ly/1Lx7xO5

Sunday Riley Artemis/Flora – http://bit.ly/1GtiQs5