Luna Nectar sent over a few of their products to be featured on my blog + page. I am being paid to feature the items sent and write this review.
As always, this is an honest review.
This gorgeous amber serum is rich in a blend of oils and antioxidants to boost skin’s radiance. Moisturizing components include squalane, argan, rosehip, camellia, and chia seed oil. The healing components are baobab, meadowfoam, amla, gotu kola, and calendula. The stunning color comes from the orange berries of the sea buckthorn shrub and creates a subtle bronzing effect when applied to skin.
My interest was fully piqued by the liquid sunshine color, but because I have never used any form of faux tanning product, I was not sure what to expect. I was worried it would be too orange on my skin given my alabaster complexion. It was a pleasant surprise when I applied this serum and saw what a warm beautiful glow it gave me. I rarely wear foundation products in my everyday makeup unless my skin is looking a little dull, but the overall bronzing gives the same effect as a layer of foundation without the heaviness of makeup I dislike. The color washes off, so this is perfect for someone like me who wants a little harmless suntan without committing to semi-permanent self-tanners.
What I enjoyed most about this product is the overall texture and feel on my skin. This product is loaded with oils but is not overly greasy or heavy. I applied 3-4 drops on my face and neck before applying my sunscreen and makeup. There were no issues with this product under my makeup because of that smooth texture and quick absorption.
Moon Boost is a lightweight silky serum packed with ingredients rich in Vitamin E, silica, and amino acids to strengthen the most delicate hairs.
The formula is so gentle and nourishing. I have not had a chance to fully test this on my lashes because I was worried it may be irritating to my eyes. I started with the brows first and with no visible irritation I have started implementing this fully for my brows and lashes. I’ll update once I have a better idea how my lashes fair with it.
I have been using this daily on my brows for a few weeks now and I have noticed a significant difference in my brow hair thickness and health. I have had to adjust my brow makeup application because I need way less makeup to make my brows appear full. Overall my brows look fuller and the hairs themselves are shiny and healthy.
Another little bit I love about this, it is possibly one of the most aesthetically pleasing packaging I have seen in a while. I am all about that woody eco-friendly shit.
Nocturne is a Magnesium Oil spray fabricated with aloe vera to reduce the itchiness of topical magnesium and lavender essential oil to boost calming effects. Magnesium is a nutrient necessary for the human body to function and is often ingested orally at night to reduce stress.
This one made me raise my brow. I’m not big on wellness products, I think most of them are snake oil. On a quick google search I found only two truly scientific articles discussing the use and effectiveness of transdermal magnesium. The results? Inconclusive.
So maybe it works, maybe it doesn’t. There isn’t enough information for me to debunk this product entirely, but I’m definitely not the right person to test this.
Listen, I have a serious mental health condition that prevents me from sleeping well. I take multiple medications to deal with my stress and anxiety. I literally require sedative medications to sleep. I’m not saying this doesn’t work, but I have no way of giving an accurate review on a product when the science is out on effectiveness and I need to be drugged to sleep every night.
I gave this a try and damn they’re not joking about how itchy this stuff is. If you’re going to try this, don’t use it after a full body exfoliation. You’ll thank me later. There definitely is not enough fragrance in this to cover the smell of the magnesium, which is off putting for me. Did I sleep better on nights I used this? Sometimes, but that is a hard call for me to make when I have a chronic sleeping issue.
If you’re like me, you’re better off saving your money for a psychiatric appointment. If you’re not like me and find that wellness products work for you, give it a try and let me know!