Product Review

Royal Fern Phytoactive Serum

Royal Fern is a premium skincare line developed by Dr. Timm Golueke, a dermatologist with expertise in the field of anti-aging medicine; he also has a reputation for his invasive and non-invasive aesthetic methods due to โ€œthe results being naturally inconspicuousโ€. It all began when Dr. Golueke noticed that fern extract was credited as an antioxidant and anticancer agent in some independent scientific studies, he started to look into the fern and its anti-aging benefits and developed a skincare line with the base of Fern extract in collaboration with the renowned scientist Prof. Leonhard Zastrow.

The “Royal Fern complexโ€ is the base of Royal Fern skincare products; a synergetically effective patented biological complex of active ingredients which could protect skin from stress, aging and environmental influences.  In this complex Fern extract is combined with phytoactive substances such as rose blossom, sea buckthorn and African Voacanga seeds and time-released into the skin over 12 hours. Dr. Golueke the founder of Royal Fern introduces his line as โ€œ German engineering for your skinโ€. Read more about this complex here.

Phytoactive Serum by Royal Fern

The Phytoactive serum is an anti-aging serum potent with antioxidants (Vitamin C and E), botanical extracts and hydrating ingredients. It protects the skin from environmental factors while stimulating the metabolism of the connective tissue and the production of collagen, optimizing the elasticity of the skin and reducing hyperpigmentation.

Main ingredients:

+ OSMUNDA REGALIS LEAF (FERN) EXTRACT: which does have antioxidant properties to protect against environmental damages and light-induced skin aging; It also stimulates production of new collagen via an increased release of growth factors and provides some anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and anti-pigmentation properties.

+ LIPACTIVE SOLARINEยฎ III: acts as a repairing, anti-inflammatory and sun protection agent. It protects the skin barrier because of all the saturated, unsaturated and unsaponidiable fatty acids fatty acids, vitamin E and beta-carotene, reduces rate of water loss and protects skin against solar aggressions and boosts action of UVB solar filters.

+ ACEROMINE: made of BARBADOS CHERRY extract rich in vitamin C, beta-carotene, several polyphenols, hydrating polysaccharides and the B vitamin folate which provide antioxidant, anti-aging, lightening (it inhibits tyrosinase enzyme), regenerating ( it stimulates collagen production) and firming properties. It can also protect our skin lipids from free radical damage.

It is supposed to:
+ Firm and nourish the skin
+ Reduce pigment formation
+ Decrease collagen and elastin breakage
+ Stimulate cell renewal in the fibroblasts
+ Work as an anti-inflammatory agent
+ Provide & retain moisture in the deeper layers of the skin

As you may know, I do mini experimental studies for some of the products that I review. This means that 2 or 3 people with different skin types and concerns are going to participate and use the product for awhile, Iโ€™ll monitor the results & make a conclusion in the end.

Participants to test the Royal Fern Phytoactive Serum:

Subject 1: AdEle
Age: 33
Skin type: Combination/Sensitive/Acne-prone, uneven skin tone, dehydrated
Products used on daily basis: Glycolic, Salicylic acid, Retinoids, Moisturizer

Subject 2: AdEleโ€™s Mom
Age: 53
Skin type: Normal/dry, some freckles and hyperpigmentation
Products used on daily basis: Glycolic acid, Moisturizer, face oil

Iโ€™ve been using this serum twice a day (3 drops each time) for about a month. It is a very light serum, not greasy, has a subtle scent to it, glides on the skin and absorbs really quickly. Since it contains Hyaluronic acid it is suggested by Dr. Golueke to apply your moisturizer before the Phytoactive Serum has been fully dried to help seal in moisture into the skin; I paired it with the Ayuna’s Cream I. As soon as you put it on you can see the plumping, firming effect. Thanks to all the ingredients with antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, this serum does not irritate my sensitive acne prone skin or cause any breakouts! It wears well under makeup and is safe to be used around the eyes (I mix a drop of this serum with my eye cream). The combination of vitamin C and E in the formula works wonders against hyperpigmentation and uneven skin tone. The brightening effect was very noticeable after a few weeks, specially around my eyes!

My mom also enjoyed using this serum. She used it only at nights and since the formula was drying on her skin (HA could be drying in dry climates), she mixed the serum with her moisturizer and then applied a face oil on top of it. Her complexion was more radiant after 4 weeks.

In summary, this serum is a very gentle anti-aging treatment and suits every skin type. The high concentration of actives makes it effective in hydrating, brightening and helping improve the skin elasticity.

Price: $295 for 30ml
Rating: 8/10

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