I hardly receive compliments from my husband about my skin. So when he recently commented that my face seems to have lightened up considerably, I knew it must be true and it must be due to the two products from John Masters Organics which I’ve been using for about two to three months now.
I bought my John Masters Organics supplies from ShinOrganic which is based in Singapore. I started first on John Masters Organics Vitamin C Anti-Aging Serum before getting the John Masters Mandarin Maximum Moisture. Perhaps both products worked together synergetically, but I’ve been monitoring my skin very closely and the noticeable difference only kicked in when I started using the John Masters Organics Mandarin Maximum Moisture.
Well, in any case, let me bring you the product reviews for both products here.
John Masters Organics Vitamin C Anti-Aging Face Serum
I got this product because I wanted a more natural formulation of Vitamin C after getting some good results from my TDF C Scape Serum. From what I’ve found out, John Masters Organics Vitamin C Anti-Aging Face Serum contains 0.5% of a polypeptide version of C, not ascorbic acid. Apparently, this form is used because it can be absorbed better into skin and hence serve as a strong antioxidant agent. In addition, it contains extracts of sea algae, nettle and rosebud to provide maximum moisture to help procollagen production.
Ingredient list: Aqua (purified, deionized water), sea algae extract (wild-crafted), prunus armeniaca (apricot kernel oil),* ascorbic acid polypeptide (natural, water-soluble vitamin C), oat beta glucan, squalane (olives), vegetable glycerin, triticum vulgare (wheat germ oil),* borago officinalis (borage oil), rosa damascena (rose hydrosol),* methylsilanol mannuronate, lecithin, plant phospholipids, superoxide dismutase, glycoproteins, tocopheryl acetate (vitamin E), retinyl palmitate (vitamin A), ascorbyl palmitate (vitamin C), aloe barbadensis (aloe vera gel), calophyllum inophyllum (foraha oil), essential oils of rosa damascena (rose),* citrus sinensis (blood orange)* & tilia cordata (linden),* extracts of camelia sinensis (green tea),* urtica dioica (nettle)* & rosa centifolia (rosebud),* ascorbic acid (vitamin C), xanthan, capryloyl glycine, undecylenoyl glycine, lonicera japonica (japanese honeysuckle) extract. *Certified Organic
I didn’t see much of a difference to my skin when I was using this after a month. It delivered the same benefits as TDF C Scape Serum and my skin felt as taut and smooth but the pigmentation remained unchanged. The only difference was psychological; I felt better because it is an organic formulation.
The John Masters Organics Vitamin C Anti-aging Serum uses a single-pump-type dark brown glass bottle to minimize any contamination. It’s easy to dispense and I only need a squirt to cover my entire face. The serum is not sticky and is quickly absorbed. And because I use just once a day, I still have about a quarter of it left so even though the 30ml bottle cost US$40, it can last me at least 3 months. My only gripe is the smell. I’m not sure if it’s the sea algae extract but it’s surely not very pleasant.
John Masters Organics Mandarin Maximum Moisture
I was really disappointed when I received this because the 30ml tube is really quite small and it cost US$63.50! But having seen the results, I have to say this is definitely more worthwhile than products I’ve used from La Mer or L’Occitane for example. And it’s an organic formulation!
This is described as an extraordinarily potent moisturizer that instantly bonds with the skin to provide immediate revitalization. Glycoproteins stimulate cell growth for long-term reversal of damage caused by aging, sun and pollution. But what really caught my attention was the promise that 71% of users noticed significant reduction of age spots after 6 weeks.
It’s been more than 6 weeks now and I’ll to say, this product delivers. Somehow, it works to dissipate the small spots and make them much less visible. The larger spots are still there, but noticeably lightened. As a result, my overall skin tone has improved quite a bit.
Ingredient list: Aqua (purified, deionized water), prunus armeniaca (apricot kernel oil),* cetearyl alcohol, cetearyl glucoside (corn & coconut derived), vegetable glycerin, glycoproteins (potato derived), citrus reticulata blanco var. unshiu (mandarin) peel extract, arachidyl & behenyl alcohol & arachidyl glucoside (corn & grapeseed derived), sea algae extract (wild-crafted), xylitylglucoside & anydroxylitol xylito (wheat & wood derived), saccharomyces lysate (yeast) extract, olea europaea (olive) oil,* vegetable glycerin, methylsilanol mannuronate (organic), butyrospermum parkii (shea) butter,* dipalmitoyl hydroxy-proline, extracts of sambucus nigra (elder flower),* hypericum perforatum (St. John’s wort)* & tilia europaea (linden blossom),* essential oils of vanillosmopsis erythro-pappa (candeia), cananga odorata (ylang ylang)* tilia europaea (linden blossom),* & aniba rosaeodora (rosewood), tocopherol acetate (vitamin E), ascrobyl palmitate & ascorbic acid (vitamin C), caprylol glycine, undecylenoyl glycine, xanthan, lonicera japonica (japanese honeysuckle) extract. *Certified Organic by EcoCert/QAI
This moisturizer is rather rich and so a little is enough to cover my entire face. It does a good job of keeping my face soft and supple but not too greasy. The smell is pleasant and since I only use this in the night, it should last me at least 3 months or so.
I love both the products I’ve tried from John Masters Organics. Although they are said to be suitable for all skin types but they’re probably better suited for matured skin which need more help to reverse free radical damage and renew cell growth. They’re priced at a premium but well, they deliver!
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