29 May 2016


I always get very excited when I come across new beauty brands, and even more when learning that they are Australian Made, so I was very excited when some products from the Stem Organics range landed on my door step...

Stem Organics has the philosophy to use organic and natural alternatives to harsh chemical ingredients, and hence some of the signature ingredients in all products are Australian Kakadu Plum, with one of the highest plant sources of age fighting Vitamin C in the world, direct from outback Australia, antioxidant rich anti-inflammatory Pomegranate and organic Aloe. In addition Stem Organics also use organic essential oils, nourishing fatty acids, powerful anti-ageing ingredients and essential vitamins and minerals, while chemicals, parabens, sulphates and all artificial colours and fragrances are left out.

First up is the Stem Organics Fresh Start Serum, which is a serum for all skin types, except blemish prone! I have recently, due to major stress in connection with our little baby being so sick, that my skin broke out big time - I've luckily managed to get it under control again, but as I also always have struggled with breakouts, I was naturally a little cautious putting this serum to the test.

The serum promises to make the skin rejuvenated, rested and renewed while protecting it from the daily environmental stressors such as wind, pollution and air conditioning. The anti-ageing serum contains 91% organic ingredients which among others include oat protein, Gotu Kola, Kakadu Plum, aloe vera, and niacinamide, and it also promises the give the skin a healthy glow.

The serum is to be used morning and night under your usual moisturiser. It has a very light and thin creamy consistency and it absorbs quickly into the skin without any greasiness or tackiness, and within moments you actually wont even know you've applied it, which also means that it works brilliantly as a base under makeup during the day.

I used the Stem Organics Balancing Face Fluid on top of the serum, so it is hence difficult to distiquish the effects of each individually.

The Balancing Face Fluid is a very light moisturiser intended for oily, combination and blemish prone skin, as it contains ingredients including willowbark that helps clear, soothe and heal the skin while aiding cell renewal as well as aloe that helps balance the skin and reduce the production of oil and hence shine. In addition it also contains niacinamide, grapeseed, pomegranate and kakadu plum to help retain moisture, and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Combined, 87% of the ingredients are certified organic!

The actual moisturiser is only marginally thicker than the serum, and with combination skin, I really like that light texture that quickly absorbs into my skin. And yet, while it is so light, I still feels that it gives my skin more than sufficient moisture, especially when using the serum underneath.

In the weeks that I've been using the products I am not sure I have noticed any major difference in the amount of wrinkles and fine lines that I've got, but what I have noticed is that my skin feels and looks very soft, sooth and very moisturised, - and when used during the day in particularly, I can clearly see that my makeup stays put nicer and longer, so clearly the products have also helped normalise the oil production on my skin so it is no longer so greasy - so overall, that's a huge tick of approval from me!

Both products come in gorgeous old style brown glass bottles with 'Tiffany-shades turquoise' label, that are simplistic yet very stylish, and I also really like that they come with little pumps making it easier to dispense just the amount needed, while remaining hygienic.

Stem Fresh Start Serum 50ml, $49 / 500ml, $79
Stem Balancing Face Fluid 50ml, $45 / 250ml $75

Available from Stem Organics

* Some products may have been kindly provided for consideration, and have reviewed in accordance with my Disclosure Policy.

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