As many of you know, Alexa Sky Botanicals have been one of my favourite brand discoveries this year ever since I tried their Cactus Fruit Eye Serum and The One Balm, and they continue to wow me with their innovative products that are both effective and ethical.
When Alexandra over at Alexa Sky Botanicals asked me to review their brand new product, I was thrilled to be given the opportunity. I saw their new product release a few days before and was excited to see something which i’d never tried, or even seen, in the past.
The Skin Metamorphosis 24K Skin Elixir is like a shining light in skincare. Not only does it contain a wealth of skin loving ingredients such as cucumber seed oil, rosehip fruit oil, electric daisy extract, marine algae extract and a range of essential oils, but it also, as the name suggests, features tiny flakes of 24k gold which instantly absorb into the skin. The presence of gold isn’t just for decoration, even though it does look pretty luxurious within the amber elixir, but gold can slow down collagen degeneration, boost skin elasticity, help improve circulation, prevent premature aging and promote firmer and more youthful looking skin. The other benefits of the formulation are that the elixir contains all the essential fatty acids and antioxidants the skin needs to be protected and repaired, it improves the appearance of expression lines and wrinkles, rejuvenates the skin and is also anti-bacterial.
When I first applied this to my skin, the lightweight oil absorbed almost instantly, and left behind a dewy complexion which felt incredibly moisturised but didn’t feel like anything else i’ve used before. My skin definitely felt nourished, and my complexion certainly looked brighter and healthier almost immediately, but there was a lack of residue and shine on my skin which was a complete revelation.
My first impressions of Skin Metamorphosis 24K Gold Elixir were impressive, as after 3 weeks of use I was in love with the dewy appearance of my skin, the moisture levels i’d experienced and the lemongrass scent which was uplifting and energising. I’d been able to have been able to have more make-up free days during the Summer because my skin looked so good.
Update on Long Term Effects (February 2019)
Since trying it out for the first time last year, i’ve used several bottles of Skin Metamorphosis 24K Gold Elixir as the results were so good, I continually find myself reintroducing it into my skincare routine. I love how it can be utilised in a number of ways, from a super-strength face oil and make-up primer, to a nightly rejuvenating treatment and lip conditioner – it really is a great all-rounder. You can even blend a few drops with your foundation to give a radiant glow to your make-up base and give a dewy finish even with a matte foundation. It is my go-to product when my skin looks lack-lustre and has been a skin saviour that has worked perfectly throughout the seasons.
Alexa Sky Botanicals have certainly delivered yet again with their Skin Metamorphosis 24K Gold Elixir, as both the short and long term effects certainly made a significant difference to my skin. The fact that it is 5x more effective than face oils, and that it has an almost immediate effect on the complexion makes this worth every penny, especially as a few drops goes a very long way. This bottle of pure joy certainly lives up to it’s name, as my dull and lack-lustre skin has certainly transformed into a brighter, healthier looking me. Not only does this make for a great skincare essential within your beauty routine but it would also make the perfect gift for a friend or loved one too – especially as it’s available in both a fragranced and fragrance-free version to cater for even the most sensitive of skin types.
Emma @ Beauty Folio x
Disclaimer: This product was sent to me free of charge by Alexa Sky Botanicals. All the feedback in the post is honest and the opinions are all my own.