Unlisted Brand • Gazelli Ultimate Firming Serum • Treatments
|Would buy this product again.||100%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
"Gazelli" is a luxury skincare brand from Azerbaijan developed by a mother and daughter duo, it is sold in Urban Retreat in Harrods and well as online. It was launched around 10 years ago, but it’s relatively new to the UK.
This review is for their "Ultimate Firming Serum", which is £62 for 30ml.
This is what the Company have to say about this product:
“This highly concentrated serum is based on a unique skin-firming formula that helps combat visible signs of ageing. Gives the skin a firmer feel and tighter, more youthful appearance.
TRIPLE YOUTH® Complex – based on White Healing Oil - to increase metabolic processes at the cellular level, improving skin ability to regenerate itself, without drawing upon its reserves, and absorb nutrients and oxygen. To deeply nourish the skin.
Extract of antioxidant-rich Pomegranates, harvested from the wild pomegranate groves of Goychay, strengthen skin’s natural protection against free radicals.
Lipoic acid and DMAE, anti-ageing organic compounds, tone and plump the skin.”
The serum is a pearlescent white colour that is not entirely opaque, it has a gorgeous floral scent - can't place what it is but it smells fresh and lovely (I am sorry, describing scents is not one of my strong points!)
It has great classy packaging with a hygienic dropper, which is brilliant, no messing around with this product. If you tilt the serum on its side and look underneath you can see how much is left in the bottle. The box is lovely too - black and white with traditional art on it, I really like the packaging and it reminds me of Persian traditional art (Iran, where I am from, neighbours Azerbaijan!)….reminds me of back home!
The instructions tell you to use this both morning and night, you don't need much, a little goes a long way which is great because is this quite pricey! I use one dropper full and that is enough to spread across my face and neck.
I love the natural extracts of pomegranate and white healing oil (harvested from a specific part of Azerbaijan!), these ingredients are what sets this apart from other serums out there, and are a big plus for me!
It does firm up the skin, as it claims but it doesn't leave my skin tight, it feels nice when applied to the skin, however one thing I don’t like is that it doesn’t seem to sink in quickly and it leaves a sticky residue, which I am not keen on. Other serums I have used seem to sink into the skin quicker with no unpleasant residue.
The mornings after I first used it my face was soft and plump - looked radiant and fresh, no break outs or irritation, I do sometimes use it on the morning, however due to the residue I don’t normally use it in the morning, only at night.
I think this is comparable to Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair. The difference for me is that whilst the Gazelli is a lovely serum for all round skincare, it also provides some firming of the skin, which is probably ideal for older ladies who are naturally finding their skin is not as firm. For me, at 30, I don’t think I need a “firming” serum just yet, but I will probably re-visit this serum in a few years….:-)
The price of this serum is also another consideration, it is quite pricey, and I think the serum will last between 1 and 2 months depending on if you use it both night and day or just at night like me.
Overall, I think this product does deliver what it promises, but the price and residue issue are factors to consider. I would give this 4/5!
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Aqua, Urea, Arginine, Glycerin, Taurine, Dimethicone, Glyceryl Stearate, Panthenol, Lysine, Polysorbate 20, Punica Granatum Fruit Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Cetyl Alcohol, Sodium PCA, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5, Stearyl Alcohol, Ceteareth – 23, Sodium Hyaluronate, Thioctic Acid, Dipeptide Diaminobutyroyl Benzylamide Diacetate, Dimethyl MEA (DMAE), Naftalan Oil, PVM/MA Decadiene Crosspolymer, Parfum (Fragrance), Citric Acid, Xanthan Gum, Rosa Canina Fruit Extract, Crocus Sativus Flower Extract, Methylparaben, Thymus Vulgaris (Thyme) Flower/Leaf Extract, Propylparaben, Methylisothiazolinone, Linalool, Hexyl Cinnamal, d-Limonene