Thursday, December 11, 2014

Phyto-C Skincare Velvet Gel | Review

Press Sample (Unaffiliated Links)

Phyto-C Skincare Velvet Gel is a nourishing vitamin-rich hydrating gel-based serum that was developed to nourish, heal and hydrate the skin while reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It is a gorgeous shade of pink, but imparts no color to the skin. 

According to Phyto-C, Velvet Gel is a nourishing and hydrating gel that provides, "extraordinary nutrition for skin cell repair." Furthermore, "it combines pentapeptide with multiple vitamins including vitamin B3, B5, B12" that "maintain the health of the skin while reducing the appearance of fine line and wrinkles. Perfect as a makeup primer, the Velvet Gel will give skin a glowing appearance."
Phyto-C Skin Care presents the latest improvement to the range of topical L-ascorbic acid formulation that has been regularly refined through rigorous scientific research. Phyto-C Velvet Gel is supported by a brand new clinical study which cites its ability to promote and encourage healing, provides unsurpassed antioxidant protection, as well as sunburned skin. This extraordinary formulation combines with other clinically proven active ingredients for your skin's post-procedural healing.
Key Benefits:
  • Improves the combination of rebounding cells and collagens
  • Provides an extraordinary nutrition for skin cell repair
  • Catalyzes enzyme metabolism and maintains skin health
  • Dilates the blood capillaries under the skin and increases microcirculation
  • Regulates skin cell separation and renewal process
  • Reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Nourishes, hydrates and softens skin
  • Gives skin a glowing appearance
Directions: Twice daily, use fingertips and apply 2-3 s to the problematic skin area. For optimal results apply over Phyto-C serums. Follow with sunscreen and B5 Gel or moisturizer of choice. Suitable for all skin types.

Caution: For external use only. Avoid direct contact with eyes. Store in a dark and cool place.
My Experience: Velvet Gel is a big surprise for me. I have a huge collection of serums, but none of them leave my skin feeling like soft, supple and velvety smooth the way that Velvet Gel does.  I had been told that this was a seriously obsession-worthy serum, but it wasn't until I tried it that I understood the extent to which this was a truly special serum.

It sinks into the skin quickly leaving it immediately feeling soft, supple and velvety smooth. I don't actually have anything to compare it to in this regard since the velvety texture lasts long after it has been absorbed my the skin. I really cannot sufficiently underscore the extent to which my skin is left feeling velvety soft and smooth. 

This antioxidant and vitamin rich formula, while very light, imparts superior hydration thanks to the Hyaluronic Acid. Fine lines are plumped and skin is left with the highly sought after ethereal glow. What I didn't really expect was that the combination of ingredients, which includes retinol, actually faded areas of sun damage on my décolleté after consistent use. 

Aside from the results, Velvet Gel is also a pleasure to use. It boasts extraordinarily high quality coupled with an amazing light and silky texture. For me, this combination of product efficacy and desirable tactile effects is what makes this a true stand-out product. I relish the time that I engage in my skincare routine, and I tend to choose products that are as pleasurable to use as they are effective, and Velvet Gel definitely satisfies my need for both.
About PhytoCeuticals: 

The founders of Phyto-C are scientists who understand the role your skin plays in your overall health and well-being. With funding from the National Cancer Institute and the National Institutes of Health, our discoveries have made great strides in new treatments for skin disorders and skin cancer. These new discoveries have such wide-ranging applications that we have developed a full repertoire of skin care products based upon them.

In Phyto-C’s effort to bring healthful solutions to the first place we touch—our skin—we continue to research and develop new formulations derived from natural ingredients, formulations based on sound scientific evidence.

PhytoCeuticals, Inc is the market leader in natural product chemistry skin and health care products. Established by Dr. Mostafa Omar in the United States in 1995, we are committed to developing the most advanced and effective skin care formulations with natural ingredients. During 15 years of clinical studies we have been awarded grants from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and the National Institutes of Health.

PHYTO-C formulations have been developed to relieve common dermatological conditions such as Vitiligo, Psoriasis, Eczema, Rosacea, Acne, Melasma, Fungal Infections, and improve skin health and appearance.
Ingredients: Water, Hyaluronic Acid, Calcium Pantothenate, Niacin, Alpha-Tocopherol, Retinol, Vitamin B12, Caffeine, Arginine, Glutamine, Taurine, Lysine, Glutamine, N-Acetyl Carnitine and Pentapeptide.

Overall Assessment: I'm a believer! For maximum benefits I have been layering this under my favorite beauty oils, and the results are just astounding– especially now that the weather has cooled down and my skin needs extra nourishment and hydration. I'm absolutely in love with Velvet Gel!

$64.00 0.5 oz. from Phyto-C (Unaffiliated Links).
Press Sample. All views expressed are categorically my own.
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32 comments:

  1. I hate the stickiness of other serums so this sounds like it's a great product to try!

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    1. Hi Krystal, This is an AMAZING serum! I am completely obsessed with it! It's definitely worth trying!

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  2. Great review! You had me a "velvet gel" and "velvety smooth skin"! I would love to try this not only because of the benefits, but also because it's pink! Call me shallow, but I love pink. This would be a good serum to add to the Valentia Even Glow Serum with Vitamin C I reviewed yesterday, since the instructions on the Velvet Gel say to use it with a C serum. I will add this to my "to try" list!

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    1. Thank you, Allison! I know how much you love great serums, and I think that you would really really love this one! I feel exactly the same way about the pink! It makes me so happy every single time that I pull out the bottle and use it! Yes, I agree that it would be great to pair with the Valentia Even Glow Serum with Vitamin C that you reviewed (and that I now want after reading your fantastic review, by the way!). I definitely think that this is well worth trying! <3

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    1. It really is. I didn't expect to love it as much as I do, but it makes the skin feel and look so amazing!

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  4. This sounds like it was absolutely amazing to use!

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    1. It really is, Jessica! It's definitely worth trying!

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  5. I am absolutely in love with it and havent even tried it!
    Many hugs to you my wonderful one. I imagine your skin is just perfection.
    much love,
    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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    1. It's really a very lovely serum, and it's safe to say that I'm obsessed with it! xoxoxoxox

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  6. Anything with velvet in the name needs to live with me!!

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    1. Then you really need to live with this one! It's sublime!

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  7. This sounds amazing. The colour is actually pretty - most serums are meh - and it is a plus that it contains retinol and faded your sun spots. I want!

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    1. Hi Renu, The color is definitely gorgeous, but what it does for the skin is AMAZING! I was blown away that this pretty little pink bottle was able to fade my sub spots! This is definitely worth trying! THe texture alone will blow you away!

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  8. Velvety smooth? Sounds like manna from heaven to me!

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  9. You just completely sold me on a velvet gel! It sounds so fancy and amazing. I want!

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    1. Hi Laura, It's a real treat to use! I highly recommend it! I'm completely obsessed with if!

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  10. This serum sounds so wonderful, and I love the color!

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    1. It's amazing, Jamie! I love the color too! Definitely worth trying! :-)

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  11. This sounds like an awesome serum.

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  12. It's a bit pricey I think, but if it really delivers it sounds like it's worth it!

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    1. I definitely think it is worth it! I will definitely be buying the bigger bottle when I finish this one!

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  13. anything that has the key words "fades spots" has my attention! may i ask how long before you noticed a difference? have you tried anything else from the company?

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    1. The softening and the velvety texture was pretty immediate. The surprising fading of my sun spots took a couple of weeks to see the difference. I am very pleasantly surprised by this serum. I didn't really know what to expect, but I am definitely thrilled. I have a bunch of sample sizes of assorted products from the line that I haven't had time to check out yet. This is the only full size product that I have, or that I have tried.

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