The small vial that packs a punch
I hesitated for awhile over whether or not to write about this one as it is so pricey that I just wasn’t sure I could justify it. However, after using it for a couple years now on and off, I decided that it truly is too good not to share. This serum is what dreams are made of; using the finest blend of natural and organic ingredients it is that all in one product that seems to help heal a plethora of frustrating skin issues from acne to fine lines, rosacea/redness, and even dark spots. Personally, I can attest to its ability to heal inflamed, acne prone skin that has a tendency to go red as that is what I am dealing with. I have rather combination skin which can get super oily and break out in the t zone, while remaining dry and cracking on my chin (lovely I know). Thus, a couple years ago in a particularly bad skin bout I decided to give this serum a shot after everything I read touted it as a skin savior. I was immediately glad that I did – within a few days my breakouts had calmed down, redness was gone, and any dryness around my mouth disappeared. Everything was calmer, my skin looked more plump, and glowed to the point where strangers would stop me to ask what I was using.
Since that time I have remained loyal to Vintner’s Daughter and use it nearly every day. However, as it is quite expensive I use a tiny amount – just three drops, which I rub between my hands and press into my skin after cleansing and toning. (Basically I follow the method developed for this product here). Using it this way I have found that one bottle will last a very long time, making the price tag a little less daunting. It is also an interesting formula because although it is a serum, it feels like an oil, which is another reason why you don’t have to use too much. I follow this with a very light moisturizer and certainly don’t need anything else to keep my skin hydrated throughout the day/night. Vintner’s Daughter also seems to be a hybrid for all age groups, from people in their 20s like me dealing with hormonal breakouts to those in their 50, 60s, and 70s looking to reduce fine lines and wrinkles. As I mentioned before it truly just balances the skin, whether that means extra plumping or diminishing inflammation it gets the job done.
Overall, I believe that Vintner’s Daughter is worth the investment. You can read more about the company and the wonderful list of all natural ingredients here. This is the only product that they have released to date, which has allowed them to truly perfect the formula. I enjoyed learning more about the founder, April Gargiulo as well, who used her knowledge from her background in winemaking to create and research the best raw ingredients for this serum. She was sick of battling skin ailments of her own with a variety of ineffective lotions and potions and wanted an all in one formula that could heal everything. Thus, the active botanical serum was born.