After I finished my first block of exams in September, I wanted to treat myself to something extra special. YÜLI is a luxury green skincare line that has received about as much hype as any green beauty brand I've ever come across, so it seemed to fit the bill. I decided to give their Panacea Elixir ($68 for 3.4 oz) a go because the fresh, pure, organic ingredients list drew me in, and it's made to calm skin and treat breakouts.
When a product is so hyped up, and also costs a whopping $20 per oz, you kind of expect it to do something miraculous. For me, it's been a nice product, but not totally-game changing. I like that it treats pimples without being harsh or drying, and it's soothing on my skin. I'd read reviews that swore it instantly makes pimples and redness go down, and that it makes a huge difference in your skin overall, and I just can't say that any of these things happened for me.
But the thing that is really stopping me from getting on board with this product is the scent. It's sort of earthy and tea like, and not in a good way. I thought that the combination of rose, helichrysum, lavender and cucumber would be a lot more fresh and floral, but I find myself trying to get past the scent rather than enjoying it.
Despite not loving the performance or scent, the ingredients are really fantastic, and include a mix of organic plant hydrasols, extracts, witch hazel and colloidal silver. The black glass packaging is luxe and functional, and I enjoy the clean design of the labels. I'd might try other Yuli products in the future, but this is probably not one I would come back to.
The Compact Review: A super-hyped and expensive product that boasts great ingredients, but didn't do anything particularly great for my skin.
Ingredients: D-Aloe barbadenis, R. damascena (rose) hydrolat*, H. italicum (helichrysum) hydrolat*, L. angustifolia(lavender) hydrolat*, H. virginiana (witch hazel) hydrolat^, H. italicum/L. angustifolia (helichrysum/lavender) hydrolat*, frequency enhanced water, vegetable glycerine, C. sativus (cucumber) extract, N. officinale(watercress) extract*, biodynamic fruit enzymes, trace minerals complex, colloidal silver
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