I really liked the Moonlight Catalyst by Kypris and I have repurchased it. I decided to try the rest of the Kypris line and I must admit that I am disappointed: the products are very expensive, the quantities not big enough for the price, the formulations are Ok (not unique) and most of all the efficacy is not there.
In this post I will talk about my first impressions of the Elixir III (also called Prismatic Array).
PERFORMANCE: I got a sample of this product and I had the chance to use it for about one week (along with other Kypris products), so this is a first impression review.
The face oil (dubbed elixir, very likely for marketing reasons!) has a medium consistency and it is easily absorbed in the skin. I mixed it with a sample of the Antioxidant Dew (a product that I bought in the past and that I did not like), but I have not seen any remarkable result. My skin looked a little bit more radiant than when I use the De Mamiel Winter Face Oil (another fail in my purchases!), but nothing so amazing to justify the hefty price tag of the duo: this Elixir costs €170 for 47 ml and the Antioxidant Dew is around €80 for 47ml.
Hence, for 250 euros to moisturise my skin I would expect exceptional results. I did not see them. My HG Dr Alaktis Organic Nourishing Treatment Oil does a much better job for a fraction of the price.
This Elixir contains Ubiquinone, but I consider the price tag very high looking at the list of ingredients. True that this is a 47ml bottle (unlike most of the other brands that offer face oil in 20 or 30ml formats), but it is still too expensive for a formulation that IMO is not particularly remarkable.
Would I purchase the full bottle of the Elixir III? Very unlikely. It is too pricey and it did not make that much of a difference in the quality of my skin. I also need a moisturiser as by itself is not enough to moisturise my dry skin in winter.
The Elixir III does not contain Essential Oils (unlike the other two elixirs in the Kypris range), but it does contain coconut oil – which is usually a problematic ingredient for my skin. During this week I have not experienced any break out.
Overall an average product that did not wow me. It is not bad, but it is not even great (and at 170 eros I expect great!)
INGREDIENTS: Helianthus annuus (Sunflower Seed) Oil, Cocos nucifera (Virgin Coconut) Oil, Vitis vinifera (Grape Seed) Oil, Adansonia digitata (baobab) Oil, Aleurites moloccans (Kukui) Oil, Calophyllum inophyllum (Tamanu) Oil, Curcubita pepo (Pumpkin Seed) Oil, Ubiquinone (CoQ10), Opuntia engelmannii (Prickly Pear Seed) Oil, Rosa Canina (Rosehip) Extract, Hippophae rhamonides (Seabuckthorn Bearry) Extract, Punica granatum (Pomegranate Seed) Extract, Rubus occidentalis (Black Raspberry Seed) Oil, Vaccinium macrocarpon (Cranberry Seed) Oil, Stearyl Glycyrrhetinate (From Licorice), Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate (Vitamin C Ester), Non- GMO Mixed Tocopherols
SCENT: it is very strong and I find it unpleasant. It is very earthy and lingers for about 1 hour before finally disappearing. It is a genuine turn off.
HOW TO USE IT: the Elixir III can be used by itself, under a moisturiser or mixed with a moisturiser. The owner of the brand suggest to create a micro emulsion with the Antioxidant Dew (I have not seen any notable result by doing this – I tried the Elixir III also by itself and the result was the same).
I used a couple of drops for my face and a drop for my neck: I warmed it into my fingers and pressed into the skin (not massaged).
the owner of this brand has highlighted the “importance” of creating a micro emulsion mixing the Elixir III and the Antioxidant Dew for maximum results.
This is the oil by itself on the palm of my hand. I used a couple of drops.
This is the Antioxidant Dew next to the Elixir III (I used a could of drops of it as well)
This is the micro emulsion: the two products mixed together. I apply it on my face an neck by pressing it into the skin
CONTENT AND PACKAGING:
47ml. There is also a 14ml version at a stratospheric price of 80 euros.
The Elixir III is contained in a amber glass bottle with a dropper. The glass bottle is contained in a carton box.
WHERE TO BUY:
Prismatic Array Beauty Elixir III
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I purchased the product with my money. It was NOT sent by PR and I did not receive any money to post this review.
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