Saint Iris Adriatica – Every body Wake-up Droplets – Review
Hello and welcome back to the blog!
Today I give a review on the face and body gel serum from Saint Idris Adriatica, the Every Body Wake-up Droplets!
Who is Saint Iris Adriatica?
First and foremost, let’s talk about the brand, as I always love discovering who is the person behind it and what are the brand ethics, values and essence.
Saint Iris Adriatica, or SIA, is sunshine, blissfulness, relaxation and sensuality. Its name comes from the beautiful Sweet Iris of Dalmatia (Croatia Dalmatia Coast) that was offered to goddesses and saints to protect spice cargoes en route on the Adriatic Sea. The flower evokes Grace and Resilience – that matches exactly with SIA essence.
The founder Sanela Lazic has developed and taken the best ingredients from Croatian traditional remedies to make the most potent products.
SIA products are all about being uplifting, de-stressing and invigorating. They are multi-purpose and basically can be used every where on your skin. SIA range covers everything from cleansing to misting to hydrating to masking!
Every body Wake-up Droplets
Uplifting is indeed the word to describe the droplets.
It has been nominated Best New Product of the Year 2019, so my review can only be but good!
The drops are described on SIA website as a brightening serum. The texture is silky, like a gel or water-based serum. It feels refreshing and hydrating on the skin. You can apply it on my face or my body. I personally feel like I am wasting it when I use it on my body, because I want to save every little pump of the product :D! It can also be applied under foundation as it feels like a gel moisturiser.
If you have dry skin however, it might feel not nourishing/hydrating enough as per its gel consistency.
The droplets contain many potent ingredients such as:
“Adriatic mountain daisy extract, rich in skin-brightening arbutin, helps to prevent melanin synthesis and pigment transfer to cells. With soothing allantoin and betulinic acid, it gently encourages a more even skintone”.
The Lactobacillus/punica granatum fruit ferment extract is a Prebiotic fermented pomegranate enzyme that works as a gentle exfoliant.
Prebiotics are ‘food’ for our good bacteria strains, so applying the droplets will help boost our skin’s ecosystem.
The Flower of Salt is hand harvested from algae-rich sea salts basins of Central Dalmatia, so we keep all the original nutrients in it. Salt is rich in magnesium which is a huge benefit for our body and skin.
They also contain vitamin C (brightening effect), vitamins D and E, so it is full of goodness!
My thoughts on Saint Iris Adriatica Every Body Wake-up Droplets:I have been using it mostly on my lower arms, legs and face sporadically for the past month and I did notice a more smooth surface of the skin, particularly the skin of my hands look nicer and even, and I put it down to the droplets as I use them most of the time on them. The calming effect comes mostly from the refreshing texture and the flowery powerful scent. I love using it in the morning, and it gives a great scent boost to get through a busy day! I can’t speak much about the brightening side as I have not been good with food and this factor impacts a lot on my skin :(.
NB: the droplets contains parfum, although I am pretty sure the scent is from a combination of the parfum and daisy extract.
However please note that the parfum is made out of natural plants and flower sources. The scent stays on for few minutes after application hence the calming effect.
I can’t describe it well, but it reminds me of my childhood, a mixture between the summer fields walks and my mum floral perfum.
Ingredients: Aqua, Lactobacillus/punica granatum fruit ferment extract, Parfum*, Bellis perennis (daisy) flower extract, Zinc oxide, Polyglyceryl-4 caprate, Xanthan gum, Gluconolactone, Lysolecithin, Sclerotium gum, Sodium benzoate, Pullulan, Ascorbyl glucoside, Phytic acid, Sodium chloride, Menthol, Silica, Calcium gluconate, Citral^, Farnesol^, Geraniol^, Limonene^, Linalol^
SIA products stand onto the luxury side but the brand needs to get credit for the quality products they bring and the pure ingredients sourced. If you have the budget and are looking for a luxurious serum for your face and body that smells good of flower and freshness, that calms the mind and also helps smooth the skin, then this might be for you!
Thanks for reading my post, I hope it gave you a little insight of the SIA droplets!
*I won this product on an Instagram Giveaway!