IOMA is one of the French brands that I really curious to try together with Novexpert. Earlier this year, I was lucky enough that I got this IOMA Radiance Creator Vitality Shot from the kind Kak Kae Pratiwi. I always looked up to her in terms of skin care and beauty, and she was the one that converted me into skin care believers back in 2014. Therefore, when I got this serum from her giveaway, I couldn’t be more excited enough!
Starting from a unique complex of active ingredients, IOMA Vitality Shot instantly and durably provides a radiant complexion. A genuine anti-pollution shield, this vitamin-enriched serum protects and smooths facial skin. Over time, fine lines disappear, and your skin is both energized and protected.
We needed more than 30 tests and a meticulous evaluation grid to find
the «serum» texture of Vitality Shot, which is able to be applied alone or mixed with all IOMA products.
Contains light reflector pigments and the IOMA olfactive signature.
No parabens, no silicone, no mineral oil.
80% More radiant complexion*
77,5% More luminous skin*
77,5% Smoother skin*
*Self-assessment test carried out dermatologically by an independent laboratory on 40 women aged between 40 and 45 years after 28 days of application in association with the Optimum Moisture Cream Day and Night from range 2 morning and evening
water (aqua), coco-caprylate, caprylic/capric triglyceride, niacinamide, cetearyl alcohol, propanediol, synthetic fluorphlogopite, glyceryl stearate se, peg-100 stearate, alcohol, ethylhexylglycerin, tocopheryl acetate, chlorphenesin, ceteareth-20, glycerin, pentylene glycol,fragrance (parfum), 1,2-hexanediol, glycoproteins, glutamic acid, xanthan gum, hydrogenated lecithin, magnesium ascorbyl phosphate, disodium edta, carbomer, tamarindus indica seed gum, biosaccharide gum-4, valine, threonine, phenoxyethanol, sodium hydroxide, schinus molle extract, stevioside, tocopherol, sodium metabisulfite, sodium ascorbate, titanium dioxide (ci 77891), mica (ci 77019), tin oxide (ci 77861).
Truthfully, I’m quite confused about what kind of serum it is. I guess I already got spoiled by how these days a lot of brands shows their main ingredients blatantly on their packaging. Like The Ordinary, Hada Labo, Grown Alchemist, and Paula’s Choice to name a few. Judging by it claims to give radiance and make fine lines disappear, I can only guess that it contains either Niacinamide, Vitamin C, or Retinol. And after I feel like it clashed with the MELANO CC Pure Vitamin C Toner Lotion that I was used and I finally checked the ingredients list (which truthfully should be the first thing that I do after I got it on my hand), my guess was right, it contains niacinamide. Therefore, I decided to give my skin a break from this serum while I finish the Vitamin C toner first before I finally give it another try.
However, I also confused on how to apply it. The instruction told me to apply it by mixing 1 to 3 drops of the Vitality Shot with my moisturizer to create an instant radion glow and fight the visible signs of skin fatigue. However, it doesn’t come with pipette nor droplets packaging, therefore I’m pretty confused about how to measure the products by drops. Therefore, I ended up only guessing and put it about the size of a pea for one application.
For PM routine, I mixed it with my moisturizer, but during my morning routine, mixed it with my sunscreen as I find it too much to use moisturizer during AM. The serum comes with pretty thick yet very blendable texture. It has shimmering particles, which they describe as reflector pigments. While I think it would be perfect for makeup base, I’m questioning the possibility of this serum breakout my skin for night time.
Sadly, even after I use it religiously without any acids for up to two weeks, this serum broke me out. It shows the same reaction like when I use a couple of products from Grown Alchemist and The Ordinary that didn’t work out for my skin. Even after I use it as it is, without mixing it with moisturizer, I feel like it still didn’t quite work out for my skin. Very, very sad, indeed, considering that this serum ain’t cheap and IOMA is one of the premium brands from French.
So, after I give it a try for approximately 3 weeks, I’ve decided that I’m giving up with this serum and will give it to my friend. I’m not saying that this product is bad, but then again, it’s always YMMY with skin care, and this product happened to not work for my skin. I’ve read a bunch of reviews for this IOMA Radiance Creator Vitality Shot, and it seems like a lot of people really like this serum. Well, maybe it’s just not my cup of tea. Once again, I’m thanking Kak Kae for your generosity even though sadly it didn’t work for my skin. :’)
Well, have you tried this serum before? What do you think about it? Please do share your thoughts in the comment section below! 😉