[unpaid/sample/affiliate/ad] As you know, I’m not currently deep testing skin care other than the product I’m trialling for a sponsored post in September but I’ve given the three strong collection the once over and it’s got some very interesting elements – mainly a streamlined approach. Incoming brands tend to think they need multiple products to make their point but in fact, if the approach is for minimalism and incorporation then a few products that negate the need for extras – such as serums, toners, essences etc – is on point.
Amare Vita means Love Life in Latin. I’ll start with The One which as you can see from the label incorporates serum, moisturiser, primer and SPF20 so has all you need in one product and I like that concept – I’m imagining my bedside table with just one pot! Radical! The One is antioxidant rich with bakuchiol (bio retinoid), contains pre-biotics and essential oils (lavender, linden rose, grapefruit and geranium) to create a mild aroma that’s nothing but pleasant. The primer element – that of creating a smooth, blurring effect under make-up – is hard to detect but the product sits well under foundation. The skin caring ingredients are thoughtful – aloe vera, hemp seed, raspberry seed oil, jojoba, prickly pear, sea buckthorn and hyaluronic. The one thing I noticed with it is that as you work it into the skin, it starts of white and blends out (completely) which I assume is the SPF element but it’s not something I see that often in a moisturiser.
Oil I Dream Of is a concentrated night oil and would be my pick of the three products. It has licorice, rice bran, bakuchiol, co-enzyme Q10 (an effective ingredient that fell out of favour for no particular reason), argan, evening primrose, hemp oil, prickly pear – the list goes on. There is a lot in this little oil so I can see why it’s termed a concentrate. If you have dry skin that struggles for smoothness, it’s for you. I can see from the brand claims that ingredients have been chosen in part for their clinical trials and in part for their natural effectiveness – I’m assuming from this that the brand hasn’t conducted the trials but that the ingredients are chosen because of their trial results. All Eye Need is the eye cream with prebiotics, probiotics and antioxidants such as pomegranate and green tea and – it’s pleasantly light and actually did give a small but immediate brightening effect straight away.
Price points are quite high so there needs to be a leap of faith here – it’s actually a good example of how entry point sizes can be beneficial because I’d be more inclined to invest in a small size starter set than a full product that I may or may not get along with. The Eye Cream is £40, the Oil is £45 and The One is £55 – there are introductory offers on the site HERE.
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