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Rediscovery: Vital C Serum from The Body Deli

The Body Deli's Vital C Serum is packed with antioxidants—including pomegranate.

I originally bought a bottle of Vital C Serum from The Body Deli to use as a dark circles-fading undereye cream. But about a week ago, I ran out of my usual facial oil (which I use in place of moisturizer), and didn’t have time to run out and buy a new one. So I started using the Vital C Serum as an all-over facial moisturizer, intending to pick up a new facial oil the next time I was out shopping.

But I’ve scratched “facial oil” off my shopping list, at least for now. You guys? I’m loving this stuff. And so is my skin.

Since it’s a serum, it sinks in quickly. But its slick texture means it glides on to my skin—and I only need about half a pump (about a nickel-sized amount)—to moisturize my whole face.

Lately I’ve been fighting off a cold (which is why posting has been light around here for the past week), and the skin around my nose has gotten a bit irritated from all of that sneezing and nose-blowing. But within days of using the Vital C Serum, my irritated skin started to clear up—it’s done a better job than my beloved facial oil!

Have you ever stumbled upon a new use for an old favorite product? I’d love to hear about it. —Aleigh

(Image via Desirae)

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Two new additions to my eye cream arsenal

For the past several weeks I’ve been trying out two new products on my never-ending quest to find the perfect eye cream—and while I’m not sure either of these are perfect (for me, at least), both are absolutely worthy of being shared with you.

Vital-C Serum, $48, The Body Deli: OK, so this isn’t technically an eye cream. It’s a serum, and it’s not just for your eyes. I bought this bright orange serum on my trip to Palm Springs a few months ago, and I’ve been using it somewhat religiously since I got home. (My first product from The Body Deli!) The texture and color remind me a bit of a runny egg yolk—it’s very slick—but my skin loves it, and it feels so good. Plus, this little serum contains some powerful antioxidants: Rovisome Vitamin C, CoQ10, and allantoin, all of which work to increase elasticity, reverse free radical damage, and reverse sun damage.

Weleda Pomegranate Firming Eye Cream, $33: This eye cream came in my last Goodebox. I really like that it’s creamy and soothing, although I do have to be extra careful not to get even a tiny amount in my eyes (it stings!). I tend to use this eye cream when I wake up with especially puffy eyes—the macadamia nut oil and sunflower seed oil are great for reducing swelling, and the pomegranate oil works well to smooth fine lines. This is also a great option for people who tend to wear a decent amount of eye makeup—since it’s absorbed quickly, you don’t have to wait long before applying a concealer or eyeshadow.

Would you try either of these eye creams—or have you already found your perfect eye cream? —Aleigh

(Top image via beyourpet on flickr, product images via The Body Deli and Weleda)

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