I couldn’t resist quoting Bill Withers in my headline because this serum is honestly as close as you’re going to get to sunshine in a bottle (hence there being no sunshine when it’s gone). Did you know that more than a billion people worldwide are Vitamin D deficient and that number grows in the winter? Obviously this staggering number caught my attention when Skin Authority sent me a bottle of their Vita D Fortified Elixir ($59). I personally don’t think I’m Vitamin D deficient since I live in sunny California, but the promised brightening effects is what got to me incorporate this serum into my daily regimen.
The consistency of the serum is a super-light cream and it absorbs quickly into the skin. Remembering you should always apply your skincare from thinnest to thickest, I apply my Vita D Fortified Elixir right after I tone and before I apply my myriad of other thicker serums and potions (yes, my skincare regimen is a bit excessive). Now despite my lengthy skincare regimen, I always stick to my cardinal rule of only trying one new product at a time. This way I know precisely the results I’m getting from the new product and I get to see if it plays nice with the other products in my arsenal. In the case of this serum, after the first week of using it nightly I notice my skin looked a bit more even (less red blotchiness and my broken capillaries didn’t look as pronounced). After the second week it was like the drapes were drawn and the sunshine poured in — my skin looked like I has spent the weekend in Hawaii with my husband and we never left the room (wink, wink). We are talking major glow.
I have ever better news… The serum is 100% vegan —Skin Authority worked with Dole Nutrition Institute for nearly two years in harnessing “the only 100% vegan, whole food, plant-based sources of Vitamin D.” Just a word of warning to expecting mamas and breastfeeding mamas — there is a natural form of Retinol in the serum so you should probably wait till the baby is off the teat before you get your sunshine on. And if you don’t fit the mama description but you’ve always stayed away from Retinol because it’s usually irritating, rest assured this serum is super gentle and it’s a perfect way to get a daily dose of this anti-aging powerhouse ingredient.
Let the sunshine, my lovelies!janna Tags Anti-aging, Anti-Redness, Serum, Skin Authority