I knew nothing about Oxygen’s Ultimate Botanical Serum when I bought it for a bargain price, and the packaging provided no information at all about what the benefits of this serum were supposed to be, or what it was supposed to do for my skin.
Upon further investigation, I found this wording on Oxygen’s website: “Create a more youthful appearance with this ultimate serum, giving your skin a powerful boost of natural goodness that hydrates, revitalises and clarifies. Skin is left feeling smooth, soft and loved.
– Organic Camellia Oil – long use in Asia for its exceptional emollient and penetration properties, travelling to the deepest layers of the skin. The oils outstanding moisture retaining ability leaves the skin smooth and supple.
– Vanilla Oil – The antioxidant property of vanilla essential oil neutralizes free radicals and protects the skin from wear and tear, infections and stimulates repair.
– NZ Organic Hop Extract is our ‘nature’s miracle worker’ – it will tone the skin while encouraging collagen and elastin production. It contains powerful anti-bacterial and calming properties, and will soothe, protect and revitalize your skin to help treat the appearance of aging.
Your ritual: After cleansing and toning, apply two drops to fingertips, gently spread across the face. Follow with moisturiser.”
Two drops of this serum barely even covered my cheeks before it was all absorbed, never mind covering my entire face and neck. In the end, I used four to six drops each night before applying my night cream. Yes, it absorbed almost instantly and left absolutely no residue on my skin, but did I feel any revitalizing, clarifying or hydrating benefits?
After using the serum for just over two months, I can honestly say that I can’t really see or feel any difference whatsoever, and this serum is quite pricey, so I definitely won’t be buying any more, and won’t be recommending it. Compared to some of the other serums that I’ve used in the past, this one just felt like a waste of money and proved that expensive products are not necessarily better.