Newer formulation, but not better
Posted 2/18/2015 by sandy
This serum used to have such a marvelous ingredient list, but it has since been reformulated, and the new ingredient list is vastly inferior, and I think it is less effective than before, so I have moved on to their new serum. I am disappointed that Arcona had to mess with what was a great product.
Posted 5/20/2013 by Kathy Pecht
How do I love this product? Let me count the ways: natural active ingredients, more even skin tone, definite smoothing of fine lines, smaller pores, softer skin, increased firmness, radiance, hydration, glides on effortlessly, need to use very little, superb packaging, and it travels well. Having said all that, I'm sure I've forgotten something. I simply adore this product because it produces results. At 53 I feel as though I've been given my 'pretty' skin back and I am so very grateful. Oh - I totally forgot to mention that my dark spots (sun damage and freckles that I have had since childhood) are definitely fading. In my opinion, you need to try this product - it's just incredible.
I wish everyone in the world knew about this!!
Posted 2/24/2013 by Shani A
What a wonderful product! I started using this 4.5 years ago. After that I used prescription tretinoin for some time, and you know what? I saw more immediate improvement in my skin when I used the Arcona Vitamin A Complex. Now I alternate this with my prescription, or just use the Arcona (especially during hot sunny weather)! I think the combination of exfoliants plus vitamin A in such a refreshing energizing serum happens to be just what my skin wants. The biggest difference in my skin I noticed immediately was the lack of bumpiness in my pores, and then the pink lines around my nose seemed to shrink. Since then this has lightened my melasma, mades my pores unnoticeable, and it makes my skin feel firm and soft. A old friend who hadn't seen me in years said, 'What? Are you taking some kind of youth pills?' I can't say enough about this product. If I were a big lottery winner I'd buy it up and give it to as many people as I could! It's a wonderful feeling to get something back from skin care I spend a lot of money on, and too often it's a surprise as well. I've spent oodles of hard earned money on stuff I don't even believe would make a difference. If you have 'puffy' pores, melasma, oily spots or your skin looks blah try to sample this one!
BEST retinol product EVER
Posted 7/21/2011 by Lexi
This is the best retinol product i have ever used. It never once has reddened or irritated my skin. It's not oil or cream based, which for me is important because i have acne issues. The product itself is a golden gel-like serum, it's very thin and smells of witch hazel and honey. It's 1% retinol, which is amazing considering it didn't irritate my skin (even skinceuticals .3% retinol make me itch and breakout). It stays a bit tacky for a bit before it sinks in, so it's a good thing it's for nighttime use. This brand actually delivers results. BTW i used this to help clear my skin of acne, not for wrinkles, which aren't an issue for me yet, so i can't really comment on it as a miracle wrinkle cure. But i can say it does an excellent job of clearing the skin. My skin has never looked better.
Posted 3/25/2011 by Jamie
Although I have always had 'bad skin' (oily, acne prone,-including cystic, clogged pores, etc...) at 50 I am also getting the fine lines, hyper and hypo-pigmentation, etc... associated with aging, sun exposure, changing hormones, and trying to 'dry out' my skin for so many years (before I knew better). It can be tough to find products that treat all of these or at least don't worsen one or the other, and 'natural' ingredients are a Must. This particular item is wonderful and Arcona in general is amazing. I have tried tons of lines (natural and otherwise) over the years. While some have been better than others this is by far the best line to date and I haven't been disappointed with any of their products.