Today am going to review a product from a brand which is new to me. The product is Antioxidant Rich Face Serum from the brand Le Ritual. It is a versatile product and will perfectly fit into your skincare regime no matter what is the skin type or skincare need. Let's head straight to the review of this product which has a COSMOS-Certified active ingredient which acts as an antioxidant.

Le Ritual Antioxidant Rich Face Serum (with BLUE Oléoactif) Review



Brand Claims
This Antioxidant Rich Face Serum has a world class, COSMOS-Certified active — BLUE Oléoactif®.  It is a unique active blend of three varieties of rice: Black, Brown and Red. It is sourced from the Camargue region in the South of France, which gives the power to PROTECT and DETOXIFY your skin. The ingredient is highly potent and has proven clinical results to work on skin concerns caused by environmental pollutants and urban lifestyle. The product has a mild fragrance from citrus & soothing essential oils hence it relaxes your mind.

Le Ritual Antioxidant Rich Face Serum Ingredients
Aqua, Glycerine, Cetearyl Olivate*, Sorbitan Olivate*, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, BLUE Oleoactif® (Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil., Polyglyceryl-3 Diisostearate*, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Extract., Oryza Sativa (Rice) Germ Extract.), Cetearyl Alcohol*, Cetyl PaImitate*, Sorbitan PaImitate*, Sorbitan Oleate*, Benzyl Alcohol*, Salicylic Acid*, Sorbic Acid*, Cetostearyl Alcohol, Xanthan Gum, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Sweet Orange) Peel Oil Expressed, Citrus Aurantium (Bitter Orange) Leaves/Twigs Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil, Cananga Odorata (Ylang-Ylang) Flower Oil, Cymbopogon Winterianus (Java Citronella) Herb Oil
*ECOCERT & COSMOS Certified Ingredients




Packaging, Texture and Fragrance
The packaging is an airless pump packaging with a plastic frosted bottle and cap. The packaging is easy to use as well as compact. The pump works fine and dispenses the right amount of face serum. The texture of the serum is light, smooth and milky. The texture of the serum is smooth, soft and consistency is slightly runny but not the one which will just slip while you are closing the cap of bottle. The fragrance of the serum is sweet and nectar sort which feels nice and is just the right amount without being lingering or strong. The fragrance fades away in a few minutes. Sensitive skin types will like this fragrance too.



Le Ritual Antioxidant Rich Face Serum My experience
My oily and acne prone skin can't handle layering of skincare. So mostly I end up using the gel based oil free moisturizer in India. I also use light weight moisturizers sometimes to prevent dehydration with the regular usage of clay based masks.

The Le Ritual Antioxidant Rich Face Serum is very light in texture and glides smoothly on the skin just as a serum is supposed to. I use just two pumps for my skin and neck area. The serum gets absorbed into the skin as we massage it lightly. The serum doesn't leave any oily, sticky or greasy feeling after application. It doesn't even leave a watery feeling which happens with most water based or light serums or moisturizers. The face serum doesn't plump the skin or make it even toned as such after application but makes the skin soft and hydrated. So once we apply the serum we don't need to wait to apply the next products in the layering of skincare, although it totally depends on the layering routine you follow.

As for my skin which gets clogged easily I use the Le Ritual Antioxidant Rich Face Serum beneath my IPCA Acne UV Gel and it works perfectly for my skin without causing any problem. I sometimes use the serum as a standalone moisturizer during the day or night, it is hydrating and moisturizing enough for my skin. The serum doesn't make the skin sticky or oily even after 8 hours of application as a standalone moisturizer. This is by far the best thing about the Serum.

So for my oily, acne prone the serum works well as a standalone moisturizer during night and day as well as underneath my sunscreen for during day time. It doesn't clog any pores or make the skin oily even after 8 hours of application. The product is Antioxidant rich serum with the COSMOS-Certified active — BLUE Oléoactif and to actually check that we need to use the product for a pretty long period of time.

In a nutshell, the Le Ritual Antioxidant Rich Face Serum will suit all skin types including the dry to normal as well as combination to oily skin. Dry, normal and combination skinned beauties can use this as a serum while applying a suitable moisturizer on top of this. Oily skinned beauties can use it beneath their sunscreen during the day and as night time moisturizer too. I would not say it is a must have product as it is a sort of luxury skincare product keeping in mind the price of the product.

Price, Shelf life and Availability - 895 INR for 30 ml with a shelf life of  years from date of packaging. Available at https://www.leritual.com/. The product is currently on offer.

Le Ritual Antioxidant Rich Face Serum (with BLUE Oléoactif) Review
The Le Ritual Antioxidant Rich Face Serum is a good product which suits all skin types and needs and is versatile enough to be used in skincare layering or as a standalone serum (moisturizer for oily skin). It doesn't make the skin oily or leave any greasy feeling after application. The serum will be suitable for dry, normal and combination skin types as well when used as a serum. I wish the product is available in 50 ml size instead of 30ml at the given price of 895 INR. Although as a serum the quantity does suffice well but not as a standalone moisturizer. The serum is nothing extra ordinary apart from the claim made by brand regarding the BLUE Oléoactif defence shield against blue light by digital devices. It nicely does the job of a normal moisturizer or serum without causing any problem. I would not say it is a must have product as it is a sort of luxury skincare product.

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