Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Be In Blossom Black Coral Serum Review

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Be In Blossom Black Coral Face Tuning Serum For Men

How are all of you? I hope you are all well and settling into fall (or should I say autumn?) routine well? Today I wanted to bring one product to your attention - step forward Be In Blossom Black Coral Face Tuning Serum For Men.  

  (And psst, I will let you in one little secret - you can totally steal it too!)

A new formula for perfection: A 100% high-tech product = A 100% organic product.
This perfect synergy between high-tech and organic provides exclusive beauty care with an intensive effect against skin damage and the effects of time, so that your skin returns to its origin and regains its youthfulness. BE IN BLOSSOM has realised unique formulas for you with effective substances, the rarest ingredients, and precious essences from around the world, to give to give you something special, true luxury – beauty and time! A new era of beauty products. A new spirit of the times.

Let's look closer into the product and it's ingredients, shall we?

BLACK CORAL - the official blurb:

The ocean, that mysterious world, is at the centre of the BLACK CORAL product. Certain seaweeds exhibit outstanding hardiness. They can survive and propagate despite extreme living conditions and the strongest sunlight. They owe this ability to their protective matrix – a powerful antioxidant system. These unusual molecules are now available as organic high-tech care.

BLACK CORAL controls the time code of your skin.

The highly effective carotenoid extract from microalgae haematococcus pluvialis exhibits a very intense effect and a global anti-ageing effect.*

Its antioxidant action is:
The high performance, multi-complex skincare product has several effects when applied, these are:

  • The carotenoid-extract from micro alga shows an intensive anti-ageing effect. Tests In Vivo /Vitro show that is is 6000 times higher than vitamin C, 800 times higher than CoQ10 enzyme, 560 times higher than green green tea extract, and 75 times higher than alpha lipoic acid. 
  • The maritime Phyto stem cells protect and support the skins own stem cells. 
  • The extract from sea oak regulates the cellular skin respiration and improves cell-energy. 
  • Anti-oxidatively working exotic oils and elixirs protect the skin against damage through free radicals. 
  • Maritime extracts and precious plant essences bring a sensual aromatherapy effect and a toning, cell-renewing effect to this serum product. 
  • Delivers a comforting feeling each time its applied and does not clog pores. 
  • Perfume - bitter-woody and with a smokey touch of French Algae. 

This intensive Face-Tuning care product, as light and deeply effective as a serum, as nourishing and protective as a cream, is a true all-round talent.
The powerful combination of active ingredients based on maritime technology acts on several levels simultaneously. While highly effective microalgae extract from h. pluvialis produces a global anti-ageing effect, and the algae extract from fucus vesiculosus calms stressed skin areas, the active phyto stem cells from sea holly stimulate the energy production of skin cells and repair skin damage.

For a vital and youthful appearance. The masculine scent of a fresh sea essence made of pure plant extracts pampers the skin and the senses with its aromatic and soothing properties. The extra light texture absorbs immediately, providing a pleasant feeling of comfort. It is ideal in everyday life, after shaving, and for all sports activities.

Suitable for all skin types. (if you can tolerate scent, I might add)

My two cents on it - well, pass the drum roll please, it got Mr. Green Life In Dublin's seal of approval! It comes from a man who never likes any products, so let that fact speak volumes for itself. I have to say I have to agree with the official claims, the texture is light and it absorbs immediately. Thus it can be used at any time of the day, morning and night. I made Mr Green Life Unwilling Human Test Bunny Dublin use this product for weeks before coming out with this review, so I could provide you will a well rounded review for you guys. Let me backtrack a little bit to tell the full story. When I work on the review I always make sure to take my time in testing the product - usually around six weeks. Why that much you ask? Well, our skin regenerates at around 28 days (more if you are ahem, older), so I need to make sure if the product does actually work and makes any visible changes in the skin. So I applied the same ethics to testing this serum for men. Well, I have to confess that Mr. Green Life In Dublin uses virtually no products, not even a moisturiser, and all the products I buy for him sit on the bathroom shelves unloved and untouched for months, until two things happen - I either start using them myself or look for someone to take it off my hands before it expires. When I transitioned to the "green side" many years ago, I was met with a strong resistance for many years. After a few (or a lot of) disagreements we resorted to having "his" (conventional) and "hers" (green and clean) products of every kind, but now I am doing happy dance, because I see that vast majority of the toxic products have vanished from the house.  I gave up arguing and trying to prove my point years ago and just let him to come to his own conclusions. The trick worked like magic - he finally saw that "my" natural products work just as good as their toxic counterparts, and in many cases even better! In the last two or three years he even started showing interest into natural skincare products, much to my surprise, because up until that point all he used was soap, shampoo and a toothpaste. Yes, not even a moisturiser or shaving cream, nuffing! Even to this day he still does not have the two, and if I want to employ him as a (very unwilling) human test bunny, I have to chase him and wrestle him down to the ground and slap a cream or any other product on his face. "Here, it is good for you!". When I ask for the feedback, I usually get "Fine". If some product gets "Fice", that means I can safely get a product five stars out of five! This product definitely gets five stars out of five - a miracle happened on the testing day three - Mr Test Bunny asked where his product was! And made sure to use it ever since then, asking for a facial massage here and there. Definitely a victory on my part and a cause for a happy dance! 
So if you have a man who is just like mine, who uses virtually no products whatsoever, and you want to get him something that is ONE PRODUCT that would do it all, this is the product for you! I was really impressed on how quickly this product sinks into the skin leaving skin supple, hydrated and protected, without leaving the complexion feeling oily and looking super shiny. Light enough to be used in hot weather season (hello, heatwave!), it also works now, when we are in the colder season, being able to boost hydration, this serum continues to protect and improve the skin - and I am hoping it will work in winter too, when the temperatures will really drop. Really impressive all rounder, and my husband agreed. He told me to "tell the readers the product is really nice", which translates to top marks! 
If your man is way more advanced in this department, this product slots in after water serums but before the moisturiser. Let's look in the ingredients, shall we?

Each BE IN BLOSSOM product consists of several high-quality active ingredients – a fusion for optimum efficiency that triggers the multilevel effect.

CupuaΓ§u butter has an extremely high water absorption capacity, which is about 120% higher than lanolin, thus supporting restoration of the skin‘s natural moisture. Like beta-sitosterol, the phytosterols it contains act at the cellular level and regulate lipid activity at the skin‘s uppermost layers.

KaritΓ© butter restores natural oils, with a soothing and smoothing effect.

Aloe Vera is an anti-inflammatory, moisturising the skin, with a healing and cell-stimulating effect. There are more than 200 active ingredients in aloe vera gel determining these properties.

Moringa oil, which was called baq in ancient Egypt, is the mythical oil of the moringa tree, which was reported 5000 years ago in the ancient Vedas. Moringa oil has 46 different antioxidants and has skin-rejuvenating and skin-renewing properties.

Babassu oil is excellent for supporting natural elasticity, to keep your skin soft and supple.

(now, tell me if that doesn't sound amazing?)

A precious fragrant essence of pure plant extracts not only adds a sensual aromatherapy effect, but also introduces an effect into the product A rare fragrance extract from the algae fucus vesiculosus characterises the perfume, which lends the product a particularly authentic maritime touch, and an invigorating, toning effect. Precious natural essences like jasmine grandiflorum and ylang-ylang also underscore the fragrance, adding their cell renewing, tissue-strengthening, and circulation-promoting effect.

Aqua, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice*, Orbignya Oleifeira Seed Oil**, Glycerin*, Hydrogenated Lecithin*, Moringa Oleifera Seed Oil**, Mauritia Flexuosa Fruit Oil**, Butyrospermum Parkii Butter*, Eryngium Maritimum Callus Culture Filtrate*, Astaxanthin*, Fucus Vesiculosus Extract*, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Powder*, Rosmarinus Officinalis Extract*, Parfum**, Sclerotium Gum*, Tocopherol*, Caesalpinia Spinosa Gum*, Anhydroxylitol, Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil*, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Octyldodecanol, Xylitylglucoside, Cerearyl Glycoside, Sorbic Acid, Xylitol, Octyldodecyl Xyloside, Salicylic Acid, Sodium Phytate, Dipotassium Phosphate, Alcohol, Benzyl Alcohol, Benzyl Benzoate, Benzyl Salicylate, Citral, Citronellol, Eugenol, Farnesol, Geraniol, Limonene, Linalool
Organic* / Wild Habitat** / Faire Trade**

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Be In Blossom Black Coral Face Tuning Serum For Men

My final thoughts about this product - I am really happy to find a perfect product for my man, and I hope you will be happy with it too! Makes a perfect present if you want that "one" product that covers all the bases - and it is totally ok for you to borrow it too! I personally couldn't handle the fragrance of it, as it is kind of strong, but then again not everyone else has this uber sensitive skin like I do, so be my guest! Be In Blossom have also a Ocean Flower Multi-Complex Serum + Crème for Women Black Coral Face-Tuning Lotion for Men.
--> Let me just clarify that the product did not bring any issues I usually experience, like skin going red and irritated, no burning or itchy skin, it worked fine, it's just a fragrance I found a bit too strong for my liking. If you are sensitive skin gal like me, try to obtain a sample and patch test it before using it at full speed. Everybody else, be my guest! We have to understand that we are all different and that's ok.
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What is the situation in your house? Do your husbands / boyfriends like using natural products? And if you a man reading this, how natural are you with your routine? Please share with me, I would love to know.

Ps. I have this old blog post on the (few) products Mr Green Life In Dublin uses on a daily/weekly basis, you can check it out here. Now that I though of it, I can tell the products changed over the time, and I can tell you he uses Balm Balm Beauty Balm to soothe skin post shaving, and Kiss My Face hand cream to soothe his hands - he works a physical job, and it takes it's toll on his hands. This cream soothes the skin better than anything he has used before - and I have to agree, see this post here, where I also list it as one of my favourite products too! He is also using Dudu Osun black African soap (review) or  Castilian Soap Company liquid castile soap that came in the latest Love Lula Beauty Box for washing; as well as stealing my Tabitha James Kraan Golden Citrus Shampoo - not happy about it, but can't complain too much, at least he is using natural product after all! Although, I have to say when I will repurchase my beloved Rahua shampoo (review) I am definitely hiding it from him! What? That's parenting and wife-ing thing done right as far as I am concerned :)

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That's all for now! See you here next Tuesday, always new posts on Tuesdays. Take care!

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1 comment:

  1. My husband is exactly like this! I had all the green beauty products while he kept using his regular shampoo as a body wash maybe face wash haha who knows let's just say he is not into taking care of his skin. I would purchase the product myself and practically have to apply it myself to get him to use it. I also appreciate what you said about waiting 6 weeks to review.Great post!