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Wednesday, May 31, 2017

REVIEW: Baré Alchemy Serums

It is always a goal of mine to discover unique and innovative products to introduce my readers to.  Especially brands with products that stand out from the ordinary.  Products that are not only extremely safe and healthy for you and your body, but products that contain ingredients that are unexpected and most likely not ingredients you were even aware of or that you can benefit from.  Take Baré Alchemy serums for example.  They are water based and infused with the precious Kakadu Plum, a traditional secret of the native Australians, the fruit that has the highest natural antioxidants on the planet. It is quickly absorbed by the skin imparting nutrition at the cellular level promoting cell repair and hydration leaving your face feeling soft and supple. These ingredients are mild and safe even for the delicate skin of children.

Have I got your attention?  I sure hope so, I mean seriously, have you ever used a skin care product that contains Kakadu Plum in it?  Probably not I suspect....... Please read on, I am going to introduce you to 3 Baré Alchemy serums and you can head over to my sister blog THE BEST OF EVERYTHING FOR YOU to enter to win a bottle of serum for yourself!  There will be 3 winners!  I will be giving away 3 Baré Alchemy Serums, one for each skin type!  Let me introduce Baré Alchemy to you:

About Baré Alchemy
{Adapted from the Baré Alchemy Website}

From Australia with Love

Creating Baré Alchemy 

Our Alchemy foundry in Sydney, Australia is a treasury of potent botanicals and secrets from all corners of the world. We make limited batches of bespoke creations that are inspired from the culture that the active botanicals came from. Baré Alchemy’s products use advanced bio-chemistry and molecular biology to act on your skin at the cellular level providing essential nutrients that repair tissue damage, maintain moisture to minimise the signs of aging.

Baré Alchemy's Philosophy

We celebrate the unparalleled spirit of strong women who are on their own personal journey. It is an extraordinary act of courage to explore who you are, what you believe in, and where you want to go. Baré Alchemy is on a journey to bring you the most precious botanical secrets from around the world that have been used in their native cultures handed down from mother to daughter for thousands of years.


{Photo by Joanna Smith}

There are three Baré Alchemy Serums, one for each skin type:  Normal, Oily and Dry/Sensitive.  These precious natural serums will nourish, soothe and protect your skin to keep it looking beautiful and radiant.  I am so thrilled to be able to include Baré Alchemy Serums in my Summer 2017 Head to Toe Glamour Guide because I love the idea of wearing a serum on my skin in the warm weather heat as opposed to a moisturizer.  My skin doesn't need as much moisture in the warm weather.  What it needs is something more lightweight, but still a product that has antioxidants, peptides, hyaluronic acid and Vitamin C that will have a dramatic and swift effect on the radiance of my skin by brightening, exfoliating and hydrating my skin.

{Photo by Joanna Smith}

You can use Baré Alchemy Serums by themselves or you can follow up with your regular moisturizer once you apply the serum.  It all depends on what you feel is best for your skin type.  I have been wearing the serums by themselves throughout my testing process and that is all my skin needs.  Here are the details about each serum type:

Ambrosia Protect Serum Normal Skin
Price:  $90
Volume:  1.58 fl. oz.



Kakadu Plum Extract, Lime Pearl Extract, Combretum Flower Extract

Full of fruit and plant sugars and natural moisturizing ingredients, this light weight, fast absorbing serum boosts the hydration process at its source with molecular action to provide immediate, lasting skin hydration and smoother, plumper skin.

Rich in powerful natural AHAs to fight free radical damage and oxidative stress, this unique face serum provides gentle skin exfoliation and stimulates the skin at a cellular level to actually reduce the evidence of aging and improve skin luminosity.

Revitalise the inner health of your skin with hyaluronic acid, luscious natural sugars, fruit acids, vitamins, minerals, amino acids and essential oils.

Super Botanical Benefits

Kakadu Plum is the world’s highest concentration source of Vitamin C. This alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA) reinforces cell antioxidant defences and fights oxidative stress while stimulating the skin at a cellular level to actually reduce the evidence of aging and improve skin luminosity.

Naturally rich in AHAs, Australian Caviar Lime Pearl Extract provides gentle skin exfoliation for a smoother, brighter, even complexion. With fruit acids, vitamins, minerals, amino acids and antioxidants Lime Pearl Extract boosts the inner health of your skin.

Containing luscious natural sugars, minerals, amino acids, vitamins and essential oils, Combretum Flower Extract hydrates, revitalises, smoothes and plumps tired, dry skin.


{Photo by Joanna Smith}

First I want to say that Baré products are animal cruelty free, and free from parabens, SLS, talc, silicon, siloxanes, triclosans, GMO and animal derived products.  This is important to me, and for me to want you all to know.

And, with all 3 serums, you use them by applying your Baré serum to a cleansed face, neck and décolletage. Use morning and night, alone or before applying moisturizing products.

All the Baré serums come housed in beautiful frosted glass bottles.  They look so pretty on your vanity or night table.  The protect ambrosia serum for normal skin is very light weight in texture and just about 3-4 drops of the serum is all my skin needs.  I massaged the serum using circular motions onto my skin gently and it is immediately absorbed.  I love the scent of this serum, it is very refreshing and pleasant, you can literally smell the kakadu plum, caviar lime and combretum flower!  A very natural organic aroma!

I found that this serum worked very effectively to unblock my pores and regulate moisture, and it was all the hydration my skin needed.  I did not follow up with my normal moisturizer.  I am very pleased with how the product feels on my face, and how my skin appears once the product has been applied.  My skin appeared healthier, more dewy, it looked less dull and lifeless!  My skin looks more luminous and smoother after just using this serum for a few days.   If your skin type is normal, then I highly recommend this serum to add the essential nutrition your skin really does need!

Ambrosia Soothe Serum Dry/Sensitive Skin
Price:  $90
Volume:  1.58 fl. oz.


Essential Ingredients

Kakadu Plum Extract, Argan Oil, Oat Bran Extract, Oat Bran Kernel Flour, Pichia/Resveratrol Ferment Extract, Tasman Pepper Fruit Extract

This thirst quenching serum restores moisture to the skin’s layers, prevents drying and increases the skin’s capacity to retain moisture; providing elasticity and suppleness to the skin, while minimising fine lines and the signs of aging with powerful antioxidants.

Protect your skin with soothing botanical extracts, and boost cell structure with resveratrol and hyaluronic acid for smooth, glowing skin.

Super Botanical Benefits

With the highest concentration source of Vitamin C in the world, the powerful AHAs in Kakadu Plum boost cell defences while stimulating skin to a visibly reduce the signs of aging.

Pichia Extract (Resveratrol) has an anti-aging and anti-inflammatory effect on skin, enhancing overall skin tone by promoting collagen synthesis and structural integrity.

One of the world’s rarest oils, Argan oil is bursting with Vitamin E, phenols and phenolic acid, carotenes, squalene and essential fatty acids to nourish your skin.

With antioxidant power three times greater than blueberries, unique phytochemicals and anti-inflammatory active molecules, Tasman Pepper Berry Extract is the best instant soothing natural active ingredient to calm andAmbrosia Cleanse Serum Oily skin protect sensitive skin.

Our Ecocert certified Oat Bran Kernel Flour and Oat Bran Extract provide proven anti-aging, antioxidant, anti fungal, soothing and cleansing properties.


{Photo by Joanna Smith}

I have been using the ambrosia soothe serum for dry/sensitive skin the same way as with the serum for normal skin.  Because my skin does tend to be dry and it is definitely sensitive, this is the serum that best matches my skin type.  I always mention that I have mild rosacea and this serum really does calm and soothe my skin, and effectively helps to minimize the redness that my skin tends to have.

I have been using about 3-4 drops of the serum and that is all I need to adequately cover my skin.  The consistency and texture of this serum is more like a very light weight lotion, it is creamy and thin, not thick and is like a drink of water for my skin.  My skin seems to love it, because it soaks right into it.  The serum adds radiance and a glow to my skin that was missing.  I love it!

This serum smells very pleasant too, aloe vera, pichia ferment, rose hips, argan and almond oils all combined create a very unique aroma!  You sense from the moment you massage the serum onto your skin that something magical is going to happen.  Your skin becomes more even toned, less dry and fine lines and wrinkles less prominent!  The anti-inflammatory benefits from the pichia extract give the skin a healed appearance.  Also, the tasman pepper berry extract also is an instant skin soother.  That is what makes this serum so desirable to me, as someone who suffers from sensitive skin.  I highly recommend this serum to anyone who struggles with dry and sensitive skin!

Ambrosia Cleanse Serum Oily Skin
Price:  $90
Volume:  1.58 fl. oz.


Essential Ingredients

Kakadu Plum Extract, Chaulmoogra Oil, Nigella Sativa Seed Oil, Manuka Oil, Mastic Tree Resin, Lillypilly Fruit Extract, Lemon Aspen Fruit Extract, Davidson Plum Fruit Extract, Argan Oil, Oat Bran Kernel Flour, Tea Tree Leaf Oil

This unique serum boosts your skin with powerful antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and hyaluronic acid to boost cell structure and health for full, younger looking skin, while a powerful clinically proven bouquet of anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory extracts work to minimise acne, blackheads, whiteheads and dilated pores for smoother, more radiant skin.

Light weight and easily absorbed, this nourishing skincare is ideal for oily skin.

Essential Ingredients Super Botanical Benefits

The Baré extracts of Nigella Sativa, Chaulmoogra Oil, Magnolia Grandiflora bark, Manuka Oil, Tea Tree Leaf Oil and Mastic Tree Resin are anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory. They have been clinically proven to significantly reduce acne, blackheads and whiteheads, while the astringent Mastic tightens dilated pores for improved smoothness and radiance.

With the highest concentration source of Vitamin C in the world, Kakadu Plum provides AHAs to boost cell defence against oxidative stress while stimulating skin cells to actually reduce visible aging and create luminous skin.

Nigella Sativa, Chaulmoogra Oil, Magnolia Grandiflora bark and Mastic Tree Resin extracts also contain powerful antioxidants, and provide an impressive antioxidant effect when used in combination.

Australian native fruit extracts from Lilly Pilly , Davidson Plum and Lemon Aspen are rich in vitamins, minerals and amino acids for skin cell regeneration and synthesis of collagen, elastin and keratin; and gentle acting exfoliant fruit acids, anti-oxidants and phytosterols to protect skin against free radicals.

One of the rarest oils in the world, Argan oil is exceptionally rich in Vitamin E, phenols and phenolic acid along with carotenes, squalene and essential fatty acids.

Our Ecocert certified Oat Bran Kernel Flour provides anti-aging, antioxidant, anti fungal, soothing and cleansing properties.


{Photo by Joanna Smith}

I do not have oily skin, however, I did test out this serum for the purposes of this review.  Because all 3 of the serums are jammed pack full of antioxidants, botanicals and vitamins, I know all the serums are going to nourish and treat my skin!

The ambrosia cleanse serum for oily skin is also a serum that has the texture and consistency of a light weight lotion.  Just 3-4 drops of it and you are good to go!  It has kakadu plum, lilly pilly and tea tree in it, natural sources of the highest vitamin C and antioxidants on the planet!  Your skin is going to love this.  It also contains mastic resin, argan, chaulmoogra and manuka oils to cleanse and nourish your skin.  These ingredients comprise a very earthy aroma to the serum.  I love putting all these global botanicals on my skin, it feels good, and my skin looks healthier overall!

If your skin is prone to breakouts and/or blackheads, the anti-bacterial and anti-fungal ingredients in this serum will help improve on those issues.

Even though I do not have oily skin, I plan to use this serum off and on all summer long on those days when I sweat a lot and my skin feels oilier than usual.  In my opinion, a person can easily incorporate all 3 Baré serums into their skin care routine because your skin is constantly evolving and some days it is more normal and other days it can be drier or oilier, depending on the season, your lifestyle, and maybe even your hormones!

This concludes my review.

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Disclosure:  I received the 3 Baré Alchemy Serums outlined in this review from Baré Alchemy for the purposes of this review. This has no bearing on my completely honest review above and was not influenced by any type of monetary compensation. The opinions and experiences I’ve shared with this product are my own and yours may differ.  I am not employed nor affiliated with Baré Alchemy in any manner.

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