So I came across this brand yesterday when I was out during my off day. This restaurant was selling products from various brands, ranging from beauty products to stationery. I was looking around and the items were really good quality, and I believe they are from small individual brands. It's nice to see that the products have a platform to be showcased and sold.
Anyway, so I stumbled onto ANIA, they were one of the brands sold there. I was just trying out the samples and I was instantly amazed. The brightening serum was really cool, one drop of the product and my skin was shimmery after. It has a really nice smell too and feels very light weight. I was really amazed at it because it's my first time seeing a product giving so much shimmer haha It got me really interested and I looked in their other products also.
I also tried their moisturising cream that has a matte finish (bonus). And it feels really good too! The cream is light weight and my skin feels really soft after. Afterwards I kept thinking about the product T_T But they are quite pricy. The brightening serum is $129! And the moisturising cream is $59.
Back home I went to research more on the brand. And I found their website here. I found that they specialises in argon oil, and they believe in a minimal skincare routine, and less is more. And I really like the idea of it. Since I myself is also trying to go with bare minimum as much as possible, and I find having too many things quite a burden and sometimes redundant too.
I managed to read more about what the brightening serum does, the Marula oil is high in Vitamin C and E which helps to deeply moisturise the skin. It also has Hyaluronic Acid that helps with firmness of the skin. It also have UV protection properties, something that I like to hear about haha In general it's like a bottle of goodness *-* I really like the effect it has on my skin, it makes it looks so shimmery and dewy, I might not even need highlighter anymore! In fact, if I apply this, I probably just need to slap on mascara and concealer and I'm good to go hehe I also saw many good reviews about the product.. So tempted to get it ): But of course, I must only get it if it is relevant to my needs. Got to save money!
I learned from their website that argon oil as very good moisturising properties as it has been using for many generations in Morocco. Their products are pure argon oil too, with minimal addition of other chemical or products, so it makes it more potent and effective. Their argon oil also comes from Africa, and they are trying to create a community and effort (sorry lack of better terms, it has something to do with making a movement) to help on poverty in Africa. By getting demands for the argon oil, it generates more jobs in Africa and helps the workers to earn money and provide for their family.
I'm really into the brightening serum but I don't know if I should get it. Not because I don't trust the brand though, it's more of whether I need it. Furthermore, with my long work hours, I don't know if I will commit to applying the serum everyday, since nowadays I sometimes forget to apply my cream too as I have to rush off for work lols
I'm going to think about it for 2 weeks and decide again. Of course it's nice to have, but it's not a must, I already have my basic needs for my skincare so this is just a really nice add on that's all.