Monday, August 12, 2013

Product Review: Melvita Orange Blossom Extraordinary Water

I'm back! Sorry for the time between posts. I'm trying to blog not because I need to every day but because I have great content, fabulous products, and lovely pictures to show you. This weekend was devoted to "me time", but I do have some photos from the KESH x American Apparel event I went to, so that'll be up sometime later week! Until then, I just have to rave about this little thing:

Melvita Orange Blossom Extraordinary Water

You're probably like, what in the hell, €19 for a bottle of fragrant water? Fret not. It's not just water. It's chock-full of hyaluronan. I promise I didn't just make that word up. Hyaluronan is THE thing in beauty right now. It's a viscous substance naturally found in humans' eyes, umbilical cords, and joint fluids, where it acts as a smooshy cushion. Plump, youthful skin has hyaluronan naturally, but as we become older, the hyaluronan dissipates, leaving our skin wrinkled and saggy. No good! 

Hyaluronan is found in everything from Dior Addict Lip Gloss (as a lip plumper) to Melvita Orange Blossom Extraordinary Water. Melvita is natural and organic certified, so they use a soy-based hyaluronan.

During the summer, I use toners religiously to keep my face clear of oil and free of blemishes. During the winter, my face screams for moisture, so I need a super-hydrating cream. What to do during the in-between seasons of autumn and spring? Melvita Orange Blossom Extraordinary Water acts as a serum-esque moisturizer without being too greasy, so it's what I'll be using in the transition months between winter and summer. 

The orange extract also has a bit of a whitening effect, which, contrary to what you think about whitening, doesn't make your face white a la Michael Jackson, but merely evens out skin discolorations and sun spots that may have cropped up during some serious tan sessions this past summer. The orange extract also has this delicious Vitamin E, which means antioxidants galore for rejuvenation of your skin. You can apply it sans cotton balls to your face because of its viscous consistency. It shouldn't even be technically classified as a water.

Let's not kid ourselves- most of you are like "I do not need an extra step in my skincare in the morning". I used to be a face-wash-and-lotion-slap-on kinda gal, but have noticed a considerable boost in the clarity and tone of my skin after incorporating serums into my daily routine. I started with the ubiquitous Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair, but found that this Melvita is a totally affordable substitute for when I ran out of that miracle worker. If you're looking to dip your toes into serums or trying to find a middle ground between toners or face creams, try incorporating Melvita Orange Blossom Extraordinary Water into your routine and see if there's a difference for you.

I'm totally loving Melvita right now and just got a big haul from there. Have you tried any Melvita products recently?

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