I’ve been loving KYPRIS for the last year. KYPRIS is a luxurious line of holistic, high performance skin care boasting organic, wild-crafted, and sustainably grown ingredients for gorgeous results and Beauty-Full experiences. It’s vegan, green, organic and cruelty free & made in the USA. The packaging is all glass and has a very aesthetic appeal. The packaging of the serums is especially breathtaking. Very artistic. All of their packaging is inspired by the Art Nouveau movement at the turn of the 20th century. I’ve talked about a few KYPRIS items & next up is the delicious Antioxidant Dew. Details per KYPRIS:
Featherweight texture. Intense hydration.
Our Antioxidant Dew restores hydration, vitality, and radiance to skin. Drench your complexion with ocean extracts and herb derived antioxidants. Phospholipid encapsulated superoxide dismutase, vitamins C & E, and an array of botanicals love on your complexion. Use as a lightweight multi action moisturizer or as a potent layering piece in your skincare wardrobe.
Benefits: A long soft kiss of hydration * Reinvigorates, replenishes, and soothes skin to glowing, supple dewiness * Quenches free radicals * Free from essential oils to accommodate reactive, sensitive skin * Enhances elasticity and luminosity * Brightens dullness and calms redness * Targets inflammation and free radicals leaving skin radiant
For all skin types but especially beneficial for: Environmentally stressed, experienced, acneic, or imbalanced complexions
* Antioxidants Galore Vitamins C & E and Superoxide Dismutase encapsulated in phospholipids combine with Ferulic Acid and an array of herb-derived antioxidants to challenge free radicals and to nourish your skin barrier.
* Sea Algae Extracts studied for their impressive abilities to hydrate skin without overwhelming pores for supple, deliciously hydrated skin.
* Xylitylglucosides are deeply hydrating precursors to skin’s natural creation of hyaluronic acid for beautifully hydrated skin.
* Rose Extracts known for centuries as soothing & toning agents, two distinct varietals of heirloom roses deliver calm and resilience.
* Reed Extract A common soothing herb in Chinese medicine imparts its botanical wisdom for a calmed complexion.
* Tamanu One of the most active and healing plant oils known for its ability to repair the appearance of past blemishes and inspire cellular renewal.
* Waltheria indica A botanical gem from the Mallow family is known to brighten the appearance of dull skin and to calm redness.
* Dipalmitoyl Hydroxyproline (DPHP) A botanically derived amino acid to complement Vitamin C and support skin’s collagen.
KYPRIS has reformulated this. Honestly I’m not sure how recently this happened. What’s Different? Per KYPRIS: We took away the Wheat Germ Oil, so the product is definitely gluten free. We added the following…
Ferulic Acid – We just couldn’t resist adding this antioxidant gem to our liposome encapsulated vitamin C & E and superoxide dismutase. Ferulic acid is another super stable antioxidant that combats free radical formation which when unchecked can cause all kinds of damage to tissues.
Reed Extract – A beloved sea vegetable that is commonly used in Chinese medicine to release heat or calm irritations.
Waltheria indica – An herb from the mallow family that also helps to calm skin.
DPHP – Dipalmitoyl Hydroxy Proline. This was in the Antioxidant Dew before, but we increased the concentration of this gem.
Antioxidant Dew has a light creamy serum texture. The scent is really minimal. Almost nothing. Very light and fresh, no fragrance or essential oils. This is hydrating but never heavy or greasy. It sinks in fairly quickly. You can use this twice a day, I just use it in the morning. I skip a vitamin C serum when I’m using this as it already contains ascorbyl palmitate (a stable form of vitamin C). This won’t oxidize as it’s not l-ascorbic acid. It will also be more tolerable to the sensitive skin types who can’t handle l-ascorbic acid. I love when vitamin C is combined with vitamin E & ferulic acid. They make a good combo, which is why you see them linked together quite often. Ferulic acid is a powerful antioxidant that acts synergistically with other antioxidants making vitamin C and E even more powerful. Antioxidant Dew also contains antioxidant superoxide dismutase encapsulated in phospholipids. Found naturally in our bodies superoxide dismutase is an enzyme that catalyzes the dismutation (simultaneous process oxidation and reduction) of superoxide into oxygen and hydrogen peroxide. In simple terms it counteracts the damaging effects of superoxide (the most common free radical) and protects the cells. It’s an antioxidant we all should love.
Antioxidant Dew also contains hydrators like glycerin, sunflower and camellia seed oils, algae, xylitylglucoside, aloe, sodium hyaluronate and several polysaccharides that act as humectants. This serum also contains various other extracts and things like vitamin B5, waltheria indica, tamanu oil (one of my favorites for it’s healing abilities) & poria cocos extract (a mushroom extract that’s soothing and an antioxidant). Antioxidant Dew has a few soothing and calming ingredients like rose, comfrey, nettle & reed extracts. The last but not least ingredient worth talking about is Dipalmitoyl Hydroxyproline (DPHP). This plant derived amino acid stimulates collagen fibers and protects them from free radicals and breakdown.
While it’s a pricier serum you can see the ingredient list is packed full of powerful antioxidants, soothers and hydrators. It’s quite good. The bottle is stunning though I do hate the dropper top which is this products only downfall. It never feels like it screws shut all the way and I would be afraid to travel with it. I fear it would open up easily in a bag when jostled around. Droppers are also messy, easier to spill and knock over (I’m clumsy so it does matter to me I have spilled bottles of stuff). All around they’re just not the most functional type of top. They do add to the turn of the 20th century aesthetic but the product would be better served with a pump top. Rant over. Beyond that this product has no downsides. It’s really a fabulous product and while I received this one from KYPRIS for free I would buy it again, dropper top and all.
It’s kind of hard to really asses how much an antioxidant serum does work. A strong vitamin C serum is easy to see if it brightens the skin or not. These multi-antioxidant serums that are more well rounded with a bunch of antioxidants. The best way to approach picking one is knowing which type of vitamin C works for your skin (l-ascorbic acid or non), doing the research on the other antioxidants in the serum (how many, which ones, do you like which ones they picked), what are the other ingredients (calming, soothing, hydrating etc) and are they something you want for your skin, price, texture and availability to you. Not everyone has access to the same brands globally. Antioxidant Dew has a lower concentration of vitamin C than the power house vitamin C only serums (my guess based on where it’s at in the inci list). It wasn’t one of those that really felt like it brightened my skin in a really big way (I’ve had some vitamin C serums really do a one two pow to my skin). I don’t feel that’s the purpose of Antioxidant Dew. It’s a multi-antioxidant serum for overall skin health and it does subtle brightening. It was completely non-irritating, soothing, hydrating and just made my skin feel happy overall. So hopefully that helps you decide if Antioxidant Dew is right for you or not.
Water/Aqua, Glycerin, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Camellia Oleifera Seed Oil, Xylitylglucoside, Dipalmitoyl Hydroxyproline, Algae, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Phospholipids, Phragmites Communis (Reed) Extract, Symphytum Officinale (Comfrey) Leaf Extract, Urtica Dioica (Nettle) Extract, Poria Cocos Extract, Xylitol, Anhydroxylitol, Waltheria Indica Leaf Extract, Panthenol, Rosa Damascena Flower Extract, Rosa Centifolia Flower Extract, Calophyllum Inophylum (Tamanu) Seed Oil, Lecithin, Tocopherol, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Superoxide Dismutase, Ferulic Acid, Sodium Hyaluronate, Mannitol, Dextrin, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Sodium Anisate, Sodium Levulinate, Citric Acid, Sodium Citrate, Sodium Gluconate, Xanthan Gum