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A year ago, I couldn't have told you what serums were for. Now, I'm obsessed. Today, I have a serum duo from Body Merry, and an eye cream to tell you about. You may remember that I've reviewed a cellulite cream from Body Merry, and I liked it so much, I wanted to try more of their products!
First up, the Body Merry Pro-A Serum. Can we first talk about the packaging? I love these tinted bottles, and not only are they pretty, but they're functional. The tinting actually helps protect the sunlight from damaging the serum and making it less effective. And, it's pretty. Did I mention that it's pretty? I love amber bottles.
I preferred to use this serum at night because of the retinol, which can make your skin sensitive to UV rays.
Green Tea is a powerful antioxidant, and if you don't like to drink it, you can still get some benefits by letting your skin absorb it! Both this and the Hyaluronic Acid are plant-derived. This natural formula doesn't have any parabens, sulphates, phlalates, fragrances, or alcohol, and it's cruelty-free.
It has a very mild herbal/medicinal scent that I assume comes from the plant botanicals. It dissipates quickly, and the serum just gets sucked in. Slurp!
If you thought the Pro-A Serum bottle was pretty, get a load of the Body Merry Hyaluronic Dew Serum's gorgeous blue bottle. Humina, humina! Again, the tinted glass is great at protecting the precious serums and oils from breaking down from UV rays.
I think this serum is really aptly named. It's great for using in the morning, on a clean face, to plump it up and get that dewy, radiant, healthy look. It still has the hyaluronic acid, as well as antioxidants green tea and vitamin c, but no retinol, so you can wear it easily in the sun.
Pro-A Serum, This natural formula doesn't have any parabens, sulphates, phlalates, fragrances, or alcohol, and is cruelty-free.
It also has that same faint herbal/medicinal scent. It absorbs quickly, but has a dewy feel for a moment - a sensation that I rather liked. Almost as if you could feel the moisture. Science, or magic, you decide.
The Body Merry Age Defense Eye Cream didn't win me over as much as the serums. The first problem I had may have been faulty packaging, so it may have been a one-off problem. I usually like these pumps for lotion, but this one drove me crazy. For the first week I used this product, I would try to get just a little bit out, and end up with practically enough for half my face. It finally settled down, but I don't know how much product I ended up using other places other than my eyes. I think it makes a good lip cream..
Here's the other issue I had with it: the scent. It has a botanical smell very similar to their Cellulite Gel-Cream, which my husband thinks smells like jellybeans. I don't find the smell to be offensive... but it's the kind of smell that it felt like it got in my eyes. So, I found myself not really enjoying the eye cream as much as I would have liked to. The cream does have a lot of botanicals in it, such as Aloe, Rose Hip Oil, Jojoba Oil, Coconut Oil, Beeswax, Cranberry, Licorice, Sunflower Oil, Borage Oil, Flaxseed Oil, Evening Primrose Oil, Lavender, Calendula, Chamomile, Witch Hazel, Cocoa Butter, Cucumber, and Green Tea, so perhaps I'm sensitive to one of them.
I did stick it out for a while, and found that I could get over it, and I do like that it absorbs quickly and does make my skin feel refreshed and moisturized, without being greasy. Best of all, if I didn't like it, Body Merry has a 90 Day 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. If you don't like any product, just contact them and get a full refund. You don't even need to return the bottle.
If having an eye cream that is natural, organic, free from parabens, sulfates, phlalates, and is made in the USA and is cruelty-free is important to you, you may like it.
I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.