Monday, January 25, 2010
I've known Melissa Joaquin for some time now, so when I learned she was concocting products for a new all-natural skincare line, I was definitely intrigued. Sugarcane Skincare is the new kid on the beauty product block, and if the free sample of Renewal Omega 3 Serum that Melissa very kindly sent me is any indication, this new kid is poised to become a big player in the future. The serum features a blend of natural fruit and plant extracts and omega 3, and doesn't contain sulphates, paraben, or synthetic dyes and fragrances. It claims to address all eye-related problems--puffiness, wrinkles, dark circles, exfoliation, and dry skin.
Tall claims for a new product, but I'm happy to report that this serum lives up to all of them! In the month that I've been using it, I noticed a marked difference in my eyes each morning. The skin appeared smooth, the eye area was noticeably de-puffed, and my eyes just looked brighter and more awake. This serum is meant to be used nightly and its high glycolic acid content gives this serum a slippery glycerin-like feel, so if you're looking for an eye cream that you can use under your makeup during the day, this isn't the product for you. Its floral scent is light, not overbearing, and didn't irritate my eyes at all. At $36 for a huge 60 ml bottle, the Sugarcane Skincare eye serum is an affordable, effective product that will last for ages.
My only dislikes about this serum concern the packaging and not the product itself. First, the bottle has a clear plastic cap that goes on top of the pump rather than the "twist to close" pump closure I've grown to love on skincare products. It's easier to travel with a "twist to close" pump bottle than with a bottle whose plastic cap you're always afraid to lose. Also, because all the ingredients are natural, I'm assuming that this serum might have special storage requirements (keep refrigerated?) or have an expiry date, but I couldn't find either on the label.
So, in summary, this is a great product and I'd recommend buying it if you get the chance!