Soapwalla Restorative Face Serum Review

Soapwalla Restorative Face Serum Review

Ladies (and Gentlemen),

It’s time we had a chat about skin. And specifically, skincare.

With cold weather season upon us,  some of us (like me!) have to work harder to take good care of our skin. After all, our skin is our body’s largest organ.

My skin tends to be on the dry side so several years ago I traded in my old tea tree face cleanser for The Oil Cleansing Method. Let me tell you: this method works for a variety of skin types, but if you have dry skin, this will make a world of difference and your skin will glow like never before! However, even with using the OCM, my skin still tends to get dry and tight during winter so I wanted to find a way to moisturize my skin and I’ve also been noticing some fine lines starting on my forehead so I was looking for a solution that would help with both.

Now that I’ve done my research I’m happy to report back and tell you that I found the solution: it’s a product called Restorative Face Serum made by Soapwalla.

Soapwalla is the creation of Rachel Winard, who started making skincare products in her Brooklyn apartment kitchen after she was diagnosed with systemic lupus. She left the corporate world to study aromatherapy and the therapeutic properties of essential oils. I’m pretty grateful for her because this serum is amazing and it’s always nice to be able to trust the ingredients in the products that you put on your skin.  Rachel was kind enough to let me try a bottle to review and I’m now a believer.

Soapwalla Restorative Face Serum Review

Soapwalla Restorative Face Serum Review

Soapwalla’s Restorative Face Serum:

  • is 100% vegan and suitable for even the most sensitive skin.
  • is made with the highest quality organic and food-grade ingredients (never questionable additives such as sodium lauryl sulfate, parabens or harsh and synthetic ingredients).
  • visibly reduces fine lines and redness.
  • is nourishing for all skin types and ideal for mature and sensitive skin, particularly for those with eczema and psoriasis.

And, check out these awesome ingredients:

  • Rosehip seed oil, which is rich in Vitamin A, essential fatty acids, linoleic and linolenic acids, and Vitamin E, all of which reduce pore size, diminish the effects of skin aging and result in firmer, smoother, and more youthful skin with greater elasticity.
  • Carrot seed essential oil removes toxins from the skin, giving it a fresher and firmer appearance.
  • Evening Primrose Oil is a rich source of gamma linoleic acid, an Omega 6 fatty acid that has anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant effects.
  • Sweet almond, apricot kernel and sea buckthorn oils replenish the skin’s moisture and alleviate eczema, rosacea and sensitive skin rashes.

Since my skin is pretty dry I use a half dropper of the serum every night before bed and it absorbs quickly onto the skin and doesn’t leave a greasy residue on my pillow. I started using this a month ago and within a day or two, I swear that this helped with some of the fine lines I was noticing around my forehead. It also smells heavenly and has done a fantastic job of keeping my skin moist. I now only use lotion about once a week, which is pretty incredible because this time last year I was using lotion on my face twice a day!

I’ve been bragging to all my friends about this “miracle in a bottle” so I thought you’d like to know about it as well. You can check it out on Rachel’s website and she also has some of her products available through Spirit Beauty Lounge.

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  1. Jen says

    I started using your oil cleansing method (half olive oil, half castor oil) and my super dry skin couldn’t be more pleased. I also moisturize now with golden jojoba oil—it’s truly like nothing else. But I’d love to hear your thoughts on keeping dry hands moisturized during the colder temps. I’ve tried more lotions (oils are fine for night but leave my hands too greasy during the day) and nothing does the job. Mind you, I get plenty of omegas from fish oil and an incredibly healthy diet. The culprit is washing my hands, and I’m not even a compulsive hand-washer. Trying to keep my knuckles from turning into bloody chapped zones is a challenge every winter. Have any miracle-working tips?

    • Sonnet says

      I can totally relate to this! I’ve been using Alba’s un-petroleum jelly which works pretty well. I’ll also sometimes use those beauty gloves at night to keep moisture in, which is great because I’ll wake up with soft hands! Hope this helps! :)

  2. Kristyne says

    For winter dry hands I make my own ‘balm’. During the summer we grow calendula, dry and save the petals (but you can purchase them at herbal sites or Whole Foods), place them in a carrier oil (I use olive oil) and leave in a sunny window for about 6 weeks. Strain out plant matter. Using 100% beeswax I use 1 part wax to 7 parts oil by gently melting them together in a double boiler. The resulting product is a waxy balm great for hands, knees, heels-you can scent it with essential oils if you want, but it’s incredibly gentle and great to wear with socks or gloves overnight. I have 55 yr old skin that cracks and bleeds in winter-until I began using this and it’s inexpensive compared to purchased products. It even works well on chapped baby bottoms.

  3. LG876 says

    I will give this serum a try – Im always looking for new serums. I have been using Lady Soma Renewal Serum for 6 months now. My skin drank up the Lady Soma serum right away. It is really light serum with great citrus scent. I was afraid that it was gonna give a stingy sth feeling to my face, but not at all. I would alternate between this one and the Lady Soma Serum!

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