Grown Alchemist Detox Serum – a reflection

grown alchemist detox serum

Grown Alchemist

DETOX SERUM ANTIOXIDANT+3 COMPLEX, 30ml, $60

I picked this up from my local chemist. I was attracted by their detail to the active ingredients and of course the naturalness of this brand.  And I was primarily seeking an alternative to the pricey B vitamin I was using at the time but this Grown Detox Serum didn’t cut it.  I have since switched to another now and happily settled on that.

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It claims (extracted from their site) and I quote:

“THIS LIGHTWEIGHT, OIL FREE INSTANT ABSORBING SERUM IS RECOMMENDED FOR DAILY USE TO DETOXIFY THE SKIN OF NOT ONLY TRADITIONALLY TARGETED OXYGEN FREE RADICALS BUT ALSO CARBON AND NITROGEN FREE RADICALS. THE RESULT: THE SKIN IS NOTICEABLY DETOXED OF FREE RADICALS METABOLIZED BY THE BODY AS A RESULT OF FACTORS LIKE DIET, AND ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS LIKE AIR POLLUTION OR UVB/UVA RAYS FROM THE SUN.”

TRI-PEPTIDES AND COMPLEX ANTIOXIDANTS TARGETING OXYGEN, CARBON AND NITROGEN FREE RADICALS COMBINE LEAVING THE SKIN HYDRATED BUT MORE IMPORTANTLY NOTICEABLY WITHOUT WRINKLE CAUSING FREE RADICALS, LEAVING FACIAL SKIN LOOKING RADIANT AND HEALTHY.”

So how did I feel? Well actually not much difference to my skin in the end.

Texture: It is lightweight and oil free and does in fact absorb easily – which I really like. Has a brownish tinge as seen in picture below.

BUT my concern is that it formed sediment or it appeared to be the case of ‘contents may settle’ because every morning I picked it up to use, there was a cloudy formation at the bottom of the bottle.  This was evident from time of unboxing.

However please note that it is not a moisturizing serum (not for me anyway and I don’t think it claims that). So I do follow with a serum and moisturizer.

grown alchemist detox serum

The scent is obvious and takes time to get used to:  herby (gernamium like), vinegary.

Overall: The product sounds like a great detoxification for the skin, but I didn’t feel it for my skin (didn’t change anything I could see and this is after 80% use of the bottle), couldn’t get used to the scent, and the cloudy contents made it overall a product which I won’t be  reinvesting in.

I would probably urge you to test a bit first, go to local stockist and try it at the back of your hand and see if its a texture, scent you like.

A little disappointing, but hope this helps in giving you some further information on my personal experiences. This may not be the case for you – if you’ve had better experiences, please let me know! Love to hear any comments/thoughts/feedback.

THank you and have a great one!

Enjoy

All images shot on my iPhone 6 Plus

xx

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