*Disclaimer: This product was sent to See, Shop, Love! in exchange for an honest review.
There's a lot of interesting stuff going on with this serum. It's made from a combination of botanical ingredients, high tech science, and 24 karat gold. It aims to moisturize your skin, reduce the appearance of wrinkles, even out skin tone, repair sun damage, and provide a youthful glow.
The star ingredient is obviously the 24K gold! To be honest, I'm not quite sure what benefits it provides, other than looking pretty in the serum. The product page doesn't list anything that I can see. Other ingredients that do clearly have a purpose include vitamin C to brighten skin and combat wrinkles and dark spots, vitamin E to moisturize and heal, and rose extract to soothe the skin.
It also contains ingredients that are naturally found in your skin, including hyaluronic acid for moisturization, collagen to support firmness, creatine to supply energy to your skin cells, and beta-glucan to boost the immune system.
Lastly, the high tech science ingredients: palmitoyl oligopeptide is a peptide that stimulates collagen synthesis and skin repair, and something called epiderman growth factor stimulates new cell growth.
Like I said, there's a lot going on here. Basically, this serum is like most others I've tried in that it's a highly concentrated mixture that will help boost your skin's moisture and reduce wrinkles. I don't have any wrinkles (yet), but I'm all for preventive care.
Above you'll see that there really are flecks of gold in the serum. At first I wasn't sure if they would blend into my skin, but they definitely did. One pump was enough to cover my entire face, too, so the four ounce bottle will last you for quite a while.
I've been using this for about a month and it does leave my skin feeling smooth. I can't say I've noticed a ton of changes because I don't really have much to correct at the moment (wrinkle-wise and such), but my skin does feel well-moisturized after applying this serum.
Bottom Line: The XANADU 24K Gold Serum is a really fun product to work into your skincare routine! I think that it leaves my skin feeling soft and hydrated, which is all I can ask for in a serum at the moment.