Beauty with Intention
A product review of Red Flower Arctic Berry Milk Cream and Illuminating Rose Collagen Renewal Face Serum.
Now that I’ve passed the forty-year mark, things like more consistent exercise and eating better are at the forefront of my mind. Following a beauty regimen has never been anything I’ve valued, but with each passing year, I’ve come to realize it’s not necessarily about keeping up my youthful appearance, but honoring my body. Beauty rituals go beyond what we see in the mirror, but influence how we feel emotionally and mentally.
What is it?
Red Flower offers a holistic approach to beauty and wellness, offering products that are environmentally and socially responsible, as well as emphasizing body-care rituals and ceremony from around the world. The Red Flower Arctic Berry Milk Cream is for the body, but can also work in tandem with the Illuminating Rose Collagen Renewal Face Serum. The serum activates cellular renewal to rejuvenate the skin. The cream aims to improve elasticity and provide protection, as well as replace the loss of collagen with essential fatty acids.
Does it work?
I’m always looking for ways to nourish my dry skin with a product that lasts. The cream felt luxurious and smelled divine as I applied it on my legs and arms. I then moved on and gentled rubbed the face serum all over my face and neck as directed before bed. After a few minutes, I did start to feel a tightening, but it was not uncomfortable. I followed with the cream on my face, applying with care and thoughtful intention. In the morning, I washed my face and lo and behold, I really could see an immediate difference in my face. I can’t testify as to whether it reduced wrinkles, as the packaging claims, because I don’t have any yet, but my face did feel much brighter and clear. As far as the cream on the rest of my body, I still felt moisturized after a long day without reapplication.
I’m normally a splash and go gal, but with my active lifestyle in the sun and the perils of aging, I’m learning the value of taking better care of my skin. These two products have had me rethinking my beauty regimen game.
Red Flower Arctic Berry Milk Cream, $54 Illuminating Rose Collagen Renewal Face Serum, $86 redflower.com