Sponge Skincare products are made in Greece by a family who has been making natural skincare products for a period of more than thirty years. Among the key ingredients used by Sponge is olive oil, vitamins D & E, and organic and wild crafted herbs. Ladi Avokanto is a unique oil based serum that is loaded with antioxidants, and this natural serum "enhances collagen production to visibly firm, rejeuvenate and help diminish lines and wrinkles to promote a more youthful appearance with every use." Sponge claims that Ladi Avokanto is the "'must have' product for healthy, radiant skin. Combining the intense firming and restorative benefits of avocado with smoothing vitamin D and antioxidant vitamin E, this product helps to nourish and rejeuvenate skin regardless of age or skin type. The purity of Lado Avokanto promotes immediate and cumulative results, helping your complexion look fresh, energized and more youthful with every use."
I long ago stopped fearing the effects of putting nutritious oils on my combination skin- they have never caused me to break out, and the benefits are astounding. Ladi Avokanto wasn't even on my radar-- though Sponge has been for quite a while. However, on a recent visit to Barneys I took a closer look at many of the Sponge products, and determined that this one had to come home with me! It smells and feels divine, and having a weakness for face oils made it virtually impossible for me to leave the store without this!neck. This is a power-packed anti-oxidant anti-aging serum that is remarkably lightweight and comfortable to use. It is a dark green hue, and it smells very rich and warm. I was told that I can use this serum both day and night, but I have been using primarily at night for the last week or so. The following morning my skin has an irresistible glow, and is soft, smooth, supple and amazingly hydrated. The real test was whether this oil was going to pass muster for daytime use, and it actually exceeded my expectations- and then some! That it sinks in so quickly, especially when I employ my warming method, cuts down on the wait time allowing you to get your makeup on faster so that you can get on with your day. I experienced the same lovely glowing effect during the day time that lasted into the evening. My skin remains hydrated all day, and it keeps my combination skin perfectly balanced to the extent that I do not need blotting papers for my t-zone throughout the day. This is a lovely and effective product, and I think that it's safe to say that this will by no means be my last bottle. I am equally enthusiastic Sponge's Gel Katharistiko Cleanser, and I will be reviewing it shortly as well.
Overall assessment: A M A Z I N G!! A new Holy Grail oil for me!
30ml $60.00 & 50ml $100 available from Sephora (Affiliate link).