Garden of Wisdom • MariTyme Gel • Treatments
|Would buy this product again.||80%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Olive Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
This is one of the products i enjoyed using from GOW. The marityme gel no HA version is what i got and i liked how it works on my skin. It makes my face uber smooth after using and i think it helps to lighten acne pigmentation and helps with uneven skin. This is the review for the item i got in a sampler package. I went ahead and bought a full size and to my dismay they totally changed the product!! The texture color was more of a dark orange rather than a light brown and the smell turned me off it was a plum scent VS a woodsy smell. I immediately emailed customer service and they told me they just added the fragrance due to customer complaints of smell and the texture was supposed to be of dark orange. I totally thought the product was expired or bad. Their WEBSITE doesnt list this change at all! Theres no saying on the label that plum is a fragrance or is even added. I am very disappointed that they just changed it without posting it on the product before you but online. I continued usage and apparently it didnt give me the results as the previous one and with the tint of dark orange it left my face slightly tinted of orange which isnt a nice color !!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I have been using this for about two weeks now and so far I am pretty happy. I tried replenix cf and that may or may not have been giving me a few clogs but generally the issue with that its really expensive and I am trying to cut back. Anyway, I was looking for another green tea antiOx serum and heard good things about this and i have generally been happy with GoW products. This has a really nice and light texture, faint scent (not fragrance) and is not sticky. As far as results I am mostly using this for long term antiox protection and maybe to even skintone. So far it just seems to keep my skin fairly calm and happy. Does not add to any shine. I still sometimes get a few small pimples during the day so I haven't ruled out the possibility that this could be contributing to clogs but it may not be at all. I know this has not caused any cystic acne for me which is the main thing I am trying to avoid. I just ordered the full size of this so hoping I keep liking it EDIT: For now I am not using on my chin. Something has been causing some new clogs on my chin and I am trying to determine if this is it. Will update again.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Tan, Warm Hair: Black, Curly, Medium Eyes: Black
After trying several of GoW's lightening serums and gels over the past few months, none gave me results as quickly and as gently as the MariTyme gel. In just two weeks my acne scars have significantly faded, and my overall complexion looks smoother and more even. The serum itself is simple, only has a very light scent from the ingredients, and sinks in quickly without any stickiness. Best of all, no breakouts! I use this nightly after cleansing but before my HA/carrier oil blend, and spritz my face beforehand with a little neroli hydrosol to lightly dampen my skin to facilitate deeper penetration of the serum. If you want something a bit more hydrating/emollient try the Argan Anti-Aging Serum (which was effective but a little heavy). The new Synergistic Niacinamide/B5 Serum is a little lighter than the MariTyme gel but also stickier and it broke me out.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Very Oily Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
i'm not sure if this is a re-buy for me yet. I bought other things for antiox qualities (sebum control, chocolate nutritive) and this to help boost the light n' bright for my stubborn melasma. the light n' bright did work wonders on some body hyperpigmentation... just not on my face after a month so far :P since i'm using the other antiox serums, i'm not sure how it's doing for that function, but it is nice that it's multi-functional. at first, i forgot it had antiox properties, so i was only spot treating my hyperpigmentation areas. my skin does look brighter than before i started using GoW products, but i think i attribute it a little more to the exfoliating products right now since i was only spot treating w/ this earlier. plus, it's *wicked* hard to squeeze this through the dropper cap, so anytime i want to use it, i have to pop the nipple off so i can dribble it onto my palm first. it's more liquidy than a lotion, but it still got stuck in the nipple the first time i cleared it out :P so the next time i get around to clearing out the nipple, i'm just going to toss it so i can stop popping it off every single application.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
The MariTyme Gel is is a good option for any skin type, but is particularly compatible for sensitive, dehydrated skin, if you're looking for a decent antioxidant that's naturally sourced and gentle on the skin. Other than the base and the preservatives, it's just a simple blend of green tea, pycnogenol (maritime pine extract), and oat beta glucans. Apparently pycnogenol reduces pigmentation as well, but I've not used it long enough to report anything but an immediate, generalized radiance, which I attribute primarily to the hydration. The MariTyme Gel offers the most complete absorption of all the serums I tried: no pilling, no stickiness, plus a soft, velvety finish to the skin. There's no added fragrance, just a minimal scent off the ingredients themselves. I ended up with the BLT-RC Serum, which I find more hydrating, more potent, but I may switch to the MariTyme Gel some day, since the price point is so much more reasonable.
INGREDIENTS liposome/hyaluronic acid base, green tea extract, pycnogenol (maritime pine extract), oat beta glucans, cosmocil CQ, geogard
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I started with a sample size and upgraded with my very next order. Not only is it a great anti-oxidant, it also gently fades the old red marks I have from breakouts in the past. Very light gel, goes on easily with no residue. I don't detect any scent.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I'm really loving garden of wisdom products, and indeed, my skin has gone from a 4/10 to a 7/10 to the point where i'm glowing without makeup! this stuff is great, and i feel the antioxidants from the pycnogenol working well. LOVE it!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Great antioxidant. Did not break me out. This is great to use along with light and bright for intense brightening of hyperpigmentation or just overall brightening of the face. I love GoW overall, but this new product is great.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I don't know if this is benefiting my skin and I guess only time will tell. However, I researched the main ingredient and it is a powerful antioxidant that is used in a lot of other products.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Blond Eyes: Hazel
This is a water based gel like product. It comes in a plastic bottle with a nip so you sqeeze the stuff out on your finger and then rub it all over your face. It is an antioxidant.
I really liked this product. At first, I thought the smell was kind of strong and the color weird (orange/brown) but the smell doesn't really last all that long. At first, I really liked what it was doing to my skin. But, as the product sat and the ingredients mixed a bit better, it became too strong of an antiox for me and was irritating my skin. I said that yes I would buy again based on my initial reaction.
Hyaluronic Acid Base [bio-engineered]
Green Tea [Polyphenols]
Pycnogenol [French Maritime Pine Bark Extract]
Beta Glucans [Oat, Bioavailable]