28 June 2013

Product Review: Kosmea Eighth Natural Wonder Revitalising Facial Serum

As I believe I have mentioned quite a few times lately, since being pregnant, I have taken an increasing interest in more natural beauty products, so when I was asked to trial the *Kosmea Eighth Natural Wonder Revitalising Facial Serum by the lovely and talented makeup artist, Tammerly from Spoilt by Pink Diva, I naturally happily accepted. Here are my thoughts;

What They Say:

"This revitalising facial serum that instantly ‘lifts’ dull and tired skin. Containing the unique hibiscus extract, this everyday facial serum has the effect of ‘freezing’ fine lines and wrinkles giving skin instant youthfulness and vitality. Combined with organic rose hip oil, this duo form nature’s answer to cosmetic surgery!"

RRP: $69.95 (50ml) – Available from Select Pharmacies

What I Say:

I have previously tried the Rosehip Oil from Kosmea, and as I absolutely loved it, I naturally also had very high hopes for the Eighth Natural Wonder Revitalising Facial Serum.

Kosmea is an Australian brand, and in fact the first company to bring Rosehip oil to Australia. How many other brands have since followed troop! All the Kosmea products are all free from mineral oils, artificial colours, petrochemicals, artificial fragrances, sodium lauryl sulphate, and animal ingredients. The products have not been tested on animals, and all products come in recyclable packaging. I love the sound of that!

Currently over 37 weeks pregnant and struggling getting a good night’s sleep, I cannot deny that I am often tired, and well that shows up on my skin too, making it look more dull than normal, and existing lines and wrinkles seem more pronounced.

Kosmea claims that the Eighth Natural Wonder Revitalising Facial Serum has “the effect of ‘freezing’ fine lines and wrinkles giving skin instant youthfulness and vitality. Combined with organic rose hip oil, this duo form nature’s answer to cosmetic surgery!” Sounds just what my skin needs!!

Being pregnant, I am naturally more conscious of the ingredients of the skincare products that I use, but I need not worry as the Eighth Natural Wonder Revitalising Facial Serum contains mainly natural ingredients. As well as organic rosehip oil, the serum also contains among others hibiscus extract, Pea Extract, Rose Geranium Oil, which combined are to be give the skin the anti-ageing benefits through the essential antioxidants and vitamins.

The Eighth Natural Wonder Revitalising Facial Serum does not contain artificial fragrance, but rather it has a very natural lovely scent, which is no doubt coming from the natural ingredients in the serum. The scent is quite subtle, although it does hang around a little, even after the serum has absorbed into the skin – but as I like the scent, it doesn’t bother me at all. And it is such a nice change from products with strong artificial scents.

Kosmea recommends using the serum morning and night, and to add extra daytime hydration during the day, while at night-time no extra moisturiser should be needed. To me, that sounds a little in reverse, as I find that my skin needs more moisture at night than during the day, when too much moisture can interfere and mean that my makeup won’t stay put for as long.

Unlike rosehip oil, the Eighth Natural Wonder Revitalising Facial Serum has a consistency and texture like a cream, and it is not as greasy either. In fact, it absorbs instantly into the skin leaving it soft and without feeling or looking greasy. Probably because it absorbs into the skin so quickly without leaving any residue at all, I feel I need to add my usual day cream on top, which I also decide to do as the serum unfortunately does not contain any SPF.

During the day, it my makeup stays nice throughout the day – in fact, nicer than normal, it as if the serum as a normalising effect on my skin, making it feel and look less greasy, and it seems to stop the makeup from settling into fine lines too.

At night time, I also decide to use my usual night cream on top, as again, I simply feel that my skin needs the extra moisture, and the next morning I wake with soft, and thoroughly moisturised skin, which again doesn’t feel or look greasy, which it often does if I use a too concentrated or heavy anti-ageing product.

After now having used the Eighth Natural Wonder Revitalising Facial Serum for several weeks, my skin looks and feels softer and is well hydrated, yet without making my skin congested or making it break outs, but rather it seems my skin’s oil production has normalized. And it is as if some of my age spots/pigmentation is slowly starting to fade so my skin tone seems a little brighter and more even and consequently also more radiant. Fine lines, in particularly around the eye area and on my forehead, seems to have minimised as well.

The actual Eighth Natural Wonder Revitalising Facial Serum is quite concentrated and it spreads easily, so just one pump is more than sufficient to cover my whole face, so although the serum is not the cheap at $69.95 for 50ml, the bottle will last you quite a while.

It comes in a simple slim bottle with a pump, which I really like, as it is not only easy to use and dispense exactly the amount needed, it is more hygienic than having to constantly dip your fingers into a jar. Although, at times it can be a little tricky to completely use up products that come in pump bottles, but only time will tell how the Eighth Natural Wonder Revitalising Facial Serum will fare.

My only negative about this serum, is a minor one - the fact that you cannot see how much product is left in the bottle, as I do prefer to be prepared and have a backup at hand before running out.

All in all, this really has made an improvement on the condition and look of my skin, and in such a short period of time, so you can truly call it a wonder product. I will enjoy using the rest of the serum, and consider purchasing again in the future.
*This product was kindly provided for trial by Spoilt by Pink Diva, and it has been reviewed in accordance with my Disclosure Policy.

Have you tried any of the products from Kosmea? Do you use a serum? Which one is your favourite?


  1. I've used Rose hip oil once but it's the other brand. I love all the products that are all free from mineral oils, artificial colors, petrochemicals, artificial fragrances, SLS, SLES, no harmful chemicals, animal ingredients, not been tested on animals and it comes in recyclable packaging! ^^

    1. I love it too that their products are free from chemical nasties!!

  2. I love this Serum and I am on to my second bottle. I am a big fan of the Kosmea 24/7 Youth Boost oil and when used with this serum the results are fantastic.

    Jac x0x

    1. It really is a great serum, and I love their Rosehip Oil too. I have not tried their 24/7 Youth Boost Oil, but very keen to!

  3. I'm a big fan of this brand, have not tried this serum but I have no doubt it would be exceptional, just like the other products I've enjoyed using. Fab review, thanks for sharing :-)

    1. Thanks a lot Mel. I have really loved all the other Kosmea products that I have tried too!!


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