[Pure Tincture] Santaverde Age Protect Line for Dry Combination Skin

For the past 2 months, I have been consistently using the Santaverde’s new Age Protect toner and face oil in my skincare regime.

I have unique skin. It is combination skin type. But, instead of having increased oil secretions at the T zone, my skin has dual layers – oily underneath, and dry on the surface.

I am sure the rest of you who suffer from such combination skin can “feel” my agony. Not all products for dry skin are suitable for our skin.

Helen from Pure Tincture recently invited me to try out part of the new Age Protect range from Santaverde.

The full Santaverde Age Protect line consists of a toner, moisturiser, face oil and an ampoule treatment as seen below.

SGVegan_Age Protect Line
SGVegan_Age Protect Line

For the Santaverde Age Protect Moisturiser, I have only tried it in sample pack size since at that time they were out of stock for the full sized product. Helen supplied me with sufficient sample packs for a month’s use. 🙂

But for both the Santaverde Age Protect toner and face oil, full sized products were used over the past 2 months (August + September 2014).

I will not be covering the ampoule treatment in this review.

SGVegan_Santaverde Age Protect Toner and Oil
SGVegan_Santaverde Age Protect Toner and Oil

 My thoughts:

Santaverde Age Protect line:

NATRUE certified organic skin care. Free from synthetic fragrances, colourings and preservatives. Does not contain any animal ingredients (vegan).

The Santaverde Age Protect line is based on Aloe Vera Blossom.

Scent-wise, it has a slightly grassy-like smell that has a tinge of subtly-flowered “bright” scent. In simpler words, the scent is pleasant and “grows” on you the more you use it.

Santaverde Age Protect Toner:

Ingredients: Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice*, Rosa Damascena Flower Water*, Alcohol*, Glycerin, Aloe Barbadensis Flower Extract*, Cistus Incanus Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract*, Astragalus Membranaceus Root Extract, Atractyloides Macrocephala Root Extract, Bupleurum Falcatum Root Extract, Levulinic Acid, Sodium Levulinate, Lavandula Angustifolia Oil*, Polyglyceryl-10 Laurate, Citric Acid, Silver Sulfate, Parfum**, Limonene, Linalool, Citronellol, Geraniol.

*Certified organic

**Natural essential oils

The Age Protect Toner is not very watery like most toners. When shaken, I noticed the bubbles formed do not “disappear” that fast. However, there is no need to give the Age Protect Toner a shake before use.

I use about 6-8 sprays of the Age Protect Toner after cleansing my face. The bottle dispenses the Age Protect Toner in a fine mist onto my face. I am reminded of the scent of roses whenever I spray this Age Protect Toner, which improves my mood as I feel elegant (or atas) and obtrusive.

The Age Protect Toner is based on Aloe Vera juice and rose water which are organic.

*Note: While most people are concerned about not having any alcohol in their skincare products, particularly toners, the minimum percentage of alcohol in the Age Protect Oil comes from the plant and flower extracts. The Age Protect Toner’s alcohol content is also less than 5%. I do not find the use of either the Age Protect Toner or Oil drying. In fact, my skin now feels more balanced, and less prone to dryness.*

Santaverde Age Protect Moisturiser:

Ingredients: Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice*, Cocos Nucifera Oil*, Cetearyl Alcohol, Aloe Barbadensis Flower Extract*, Alcohol*, Persea Gratissima Oil*, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis Oil*, Butyrospermum Parkii Butter*, Lavandula Angustifolia Flower Extract*, Prunus Armeniaca Kernel Oil*, Myristyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, Glycerin, Sodium Lactate, Oenothera Biennis Oil*, Sodium Hyaluronate, Astragalus Membranaceus Root Extract, Atractyloides Macrocephala Root Extract, Bupleurum Falcatum Root Extract, Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil*, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Tocopherol, Sodium Phytate, Sodium Cetearyl Sulfate, Levulinic Acid, Sodium Levulinate, Silver Sulfate, Parfum**, Limonene, Linalool, Citronellol, Geraniol, Citral, Benzyl Benzoate, Coumarin.

*Certified organic

**Natural essential oils

As mentioned above, the Age Protect Moisturiser was provided in sample pack sizes. I combined the packs into a small travel sized plastic container so that it was more convenient for daily use.

When used in combination as part of the whole Age Protect line, the moisturiser is creamy, but yet easily absorbed.

During the month of August which I was using the Age Protect Moisturiser, I find my skin does not suffer too badly from dryness. I would recommend getting the full sized Age Protect Moisturiser.

Santaverde Age Protect Oil:

SGVegan_Santaverde Age Protect Oil
SGVegan_Santaverde Age Protect Oil

Ingredients: Prunus Armeniaca Kernel Oil*, Olea Europaea Fruit Oil*, Carthamus Tinctorius Seed Oil*, Isoamyl Laurate, Simmondsia Chinensis Seed Oil*, Oenothera Biennis Oil*, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil*, Polyglyceryl-10 Laurate, Aloe Barbadensis Flower Extract*, Parfum**, Glycerin, Astragalus Membranaceus Root Extract, Atractyloides Macrocephala Root Extract, Bupleurum Falcatum Root Extract, Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil*, Tocopherol, Alcohol*, Citric Acid, Limonene, Linalool, Citronellol, Geraniol, Citral, Benzyl Benzoate, Coumarin.

*Certified organic

**Natural essential oils

If you look closely at the photo, the Age Protect Oil is a two-phase oil emulsion that you have to shake before you. This way, the oil and the active ingredients at the bottom are mixed well.

The oil layer contains Apricot Kernel oil, Olive oil, Safflower oil, Jojoba oil, Evening Primrose oil, Argan oil and Sunflower oil (all organic).

The active ingredient complex consists of Aloe Vera flower and root extracts.

I use about 3-4 drops of Age Protect Oil as part of my night time regime before bed. The first few times I used it, I was not so used to the smells. However, as time went by, I got used to the slightly grassy-like smell that has a tinge of subtly-flowered “bright” scent.

Compared to other oils, after the use of this Age Protect Oil, I find that the oil has a slightly “matte” effect (not greasy) after a few minutes, which is very useful on the days I have drier skin because I can use it in the morning.

*Note: While most people are concerned about not having any alcohol in their skincare products, particularly toners, the minimum percentage of alcohol in the Age Protect Oil comes from the plant and flower extracts. The Age Protect Toner’s alcohol content is also less than 5%. I do not find the use of either the Age Protect Toner or Oil drying. In fact, my skin now feels more balanced, and less prone to dryness.*

Where can you purchase the Santaverde Age Protect line?

Pure Tincture:
1 Coleman Street The Adelphi #B1-10
Singapore 179803
(Go down the steps, left of the bridal store)

Pure Tincture is currently having a giveaway promotion for Santaverde.

SGVegan_Pure Tincture Sataverde limited edition giveaway
SGVegan_Pure Tincture Santaverde limited edition giveaway

Simply purchase SGD120 and above and you get a free limited edition Santaverde Aloe Vera Creme and Santaverde Hydro Repair Gel (5mL tubes). Plus, you receive 10% credit to be used for the next purchase. Be quick, as there are only 25 sets to be given away! 🙂

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3 thoughts on “[Pure Tincture] Santaverde Age Protect Line for Dry Combination Skin

    1. Dear Interested to purchase,

      From the amount I have used so far, based on my estimation, I would say the full sized Age Protect Toner can last for 3 months (12-14 sprays in a day – 6-7 sprays each in morning and evening) while the Age Protect Oil can last for half a year (3-4 drops per night).

      Cheers,
      Amanda

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