Wednesday, August 14, 2013

B. Kamins C-Resveratrol Serum Kx Review

Press Sample/Affiliate Link

B. Kamins is an outstanding company that consistently makes extraordinarily high quality luxury skincare. I have tried many of their products, and have many of them in my current daily product rotation. I love face serums, and am actually rather obsessed with them, thus I was naturally quite interested in their C-Resveratrol Serum Kx. It has not only lived up to my expectations, but not surprisingly has exceeded them. B. Kamins definitely has figured out the magical equation needed to make an effective anti-aging serum.

According to B. Kamins their C-Resveratrol Serum Kx is, 

A breakthrough product, this modern, innovative serum not only protects against photo-aging which can result in premature aging of the skin, but also visibly reduces the existing signs of aging.  The precise combination of the most potent anti-oxidants, including vitamin C, resveratrol, açai oil, co-enzyme Q10, goji berry and vitamin E, work in synergy to address the different aspects of oxidization for maximum effects. Powerful peptides and hyaluronic acid help promote collagen synthesis and plump the dermis for smoother, firmer-looking skin.  Results are improved defense against environmental damage, more even skin tone, and a brighter, more youthful-looking complexion. A breakthrough, dual-action product for a luminously fresh glow.

Skin Types: "All skin types, especially mature and environmentally-damaged skin. Not to be used on hypersensitive skin."

Primary Purpose: "To protect against photo-aging with superior anti-oxidant protection and to combat existing signs of aging for your most youthful appearance."

  • Neutralizes free radicals and helps protect against photo-aging with a proprietary blend of super anti-oxidants that work in synergy for maximum effect.
  • Plumps skin for a smoother, more hydrated and healthier-looking complexion.
  • Helps strengthen the structure of the skin to increase firmness and reduce the appearance of wrinkles by drawing moisture to the skin’s surface thanks to peptides, urea and hyaluronic acid.
  • Minimizes the signs of premature aging, loss of elasticity, and hyperpigmentation.
  • Promotes a more even skin tone by diminishing the appearance of scars and age spots.
  • Brightens dull complexions and restores their clarity.
  • Helps improve skin texture by leaving skin softer and more youthful-looking.
Directions: "Shake well before use. Using the applicator, release a small quantity from the dropper onto clean fingertips.  Do not touch dropper directly on finger.  Apply serum each evening before bedtime to a cleansed face and neck, avoiding eye area.  In case of contact with eye(s), rinse thoroughly."
My experienceC-Resveratrol Serum Kx is a powerful anti-aging serum that combines Resveratrol, Açai Oil, Co-Enzyme Q10, Goji Berry,Vitamins E and C to scavenge free radicals. Meanwhile, the Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid and Peptides deeply hydrate, plump and smooth the skin. I immediately noticed a brightening effect, and noted that my skin was left soft, supple and very hydrated. With longer term use I noticed that my expression lines were less visible, and my face felt and looked tighter and firmer. While my skin is neither slack, nor wrinkled I did notice a lifting effect. I definitely noted greater clarity, evenness of tone, and refinement in the texture of my skin. 

The consistently of the serum is ever so slightly viscous, but it is just a touch thicker than water. It has a slightly oily texture- not as much slip as an exclusively oil-based serum, but more slip than a non-oil based serum (the texture straddles the divide between the two). It has a nondescript faint scent that disappears as soon as it soaks into the skin- which happens very quickly. It is yet again proof positive that B. Kamins has cracked the code on how to make amazing serums.

Ingredients: Water, Ascrobic Acid, Acetyl Hexapeptide-8, Ethoxydiglycol, Urea, Octoxynol-12, Laureth-23, Butylene Glycol, PEG-8, Acer Saccarum (maple Isolate), Sodium Hydroxide, Panethenol, Glcyerin, Alcohol, Carnosine, Silybum Marianum Fruit Exract, Tocopherol, Lecithin, Acrylates/c10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Resveratrol, Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid, Glycine Soja (soybean) Oil, Daucus Carota Sativa (carrot) Root Extract, Palmitoyl Hexapeptide014, Lycium Barbarum Fruit Extract (goji Berry), Sodium Benzoate, Sodium Bisulfite, Eurterpe Oleracea Fruit Oil, Ubiquinone, Ascrobyl Tetraisopalmitate, Vegetable Oil, Benzoic Acid, Citrus Medica Limonum Peel Oil, Phenoxyethnaol, Caprylyl Glycol, Sorbic Acid, Beta-cartoene (ci 75130), Limonene.

Overall assessment: A very nice serum, indeed! It is well worth considering if you are in the market for an anti-oxidant rich anti-aging serum.

1 fl. oz  $125.00 Available from B. Kamins & Dermstore (Affiliate Link).

Press Sample. All views expressed are categorically my own.
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  1. Of this and the Organic Pharmacy Antioxidant, which would you recommend?

    1. Hi Hannah,

      That is an excellent question, but they are so different from one another that I can't really compare them. The reason being that The Organic Pharmacy Antioxidant Face Firming Serum is a luxury face oil with lots of anti-aging benefits. The B. Kamin C-Resveratrol Serum Kx, is an anti-aging antioxidant serum that contains oils but isn't a face oil in the same way since it has lots of other types of ingredients. I think that it really depends on what type of serum that you are looking for. If you are looking for a face oil- then The Organic Pharmacy fits the bill. If a face oil serum isn't the criteria for your selection- then it's a toss up. I love both, but I can never imagine a day that I would willingly forego a face oil! I hope that helps. Let me know what you are looking for and I will see if I can help you further. It really always boils down to personal preference, and of course how each of the products in question works on your skin specifically. :-)

    2. Oh thanks!!!

      My two major concerns are hyperpigmentation and enlarged pores. I've been mulling over the organic pharmacy line since your review and was thinking of purchasing the brightening serum ( can't remember exactly what it's called) and the antioxidant based in your observations of not needing a daily retinoid during usage. Would prefer the non hydroquinone route and so am interested!!

    3. Hi Hannah,

      The Organic Pharmacy Rose Brightening Complex must be the one that you are thinking about. It should really help with Hyperpigmentation. Here's their description:

      "A light brightening serum to lighten pigmentation as well as lift and smooth skin. Suitable for all skin types, particularly suitable for people concerned with pigmentation. The result is smooth, refined and brighter skin. Papaya proteolytic enzyme exfoliates dead and damaged cells enhancing skin smoothness and encouraging cell renewal. Fruit Acids from Hibiscus, Cucumber and Mulberry act on the production and accumulation of pigments through inhibition of the enzyme tyrosinase as well as a second exfoliation action. Extracts of the Nagaka Fruit prevents the transfer of melanin from melanocytes to keratinocytes. Glucosamine and Niacinamide applied topically stop the formation of new age spots and help fade existing ones. They block the enzyme responsible for melanin production. Kigelia Africana, Sodium Hyaluronate, Rose Hip and Calendula increase elasticity and collagen production as well as increasing and promoting cell renewal. High molecular weight Polysaccharides in New Zealand Fern form an immediate matrix over the skin to improve firmness and elasticity."

      I had a few hyperpigmented spots that I actually had my doctor look at, and ultimately burn off of my face since they may have eventually become skin cancer. You might consider having your doctor/dermatologist take a look to make sure that none of those spots are suspicious. A couple that I was worried about were of no concern to my doctor, yet a couple that I wasn't too concerned about she wanted to remove since they may have eventually become skin cancer. I am relieved that I went- it gave me peace of mind.

      I don't blame you for not wanting to go the hydroquinone route. The Organic Pharmacy is really on the other end of the spectrum!

      I would think that this in conjunction with their Antioxidant Serum (the oil) would be very beneficial for your skin. Of course if you could try samples first that would be helpful. I don't know that they will do much for enlarged pores, per se-- but the combination should make your skin look and feel great. I some slightly enlarged pored near my nose, and I notice them less when I use their serums. I also do like to mask to get the pores cleaned out.

      The Organic Pharmacy Flower Petal Deep Cleanser and Exfoliating Mask (I reviewed it) is fantastic for cleaning out the pores. I finished up my samples and plan on buying a jar- it simply blew me away by how efficiently it cleaned everything out of my pores.

      Murad has come out with a line devoted to refining pores called Pore Reform-- they claim that it clears pores and tighten pores. I don't know a thing about it other than it is new and that there is a lot of buzz about it. It might be worth trying to get some samples. I'm not sure about the ingredients either.

      Keep me posted!


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