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My Favorite Beauty Product of 2016 – and I bet you never heard of it.


Brand: Maritime Naturals
Product: Vitamin C Professional Anti-Aging Serum
Parent Company: Maritime Naturals
Avg Cost: CA $35.99
Size: 60ml
Where To Buy: Maritime Naturals Amazon
Ingredients: (98% Naturally Derived /72% Organic) Ingredients: Deionized Aqua (Water), Organic Aloe Barbadensis Leaf (Aloe), Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate (Vitamin C), Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM), Cassia Angustifolia Seed Polysaccharide (plant-derived hyaluronic acid), Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel), d-Alpha Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Carbomer, Arginine, Ferulic Acid, Kosher Vegetable Glycerin, Organic Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba Oil), Phenoxyethanol, Ethyl Hexyl Glycerin, Organic Centella Asiatica (Gotu Kola Extract), Organic Equisetum Arvense (Horsetail Plant Extract), Organic Pelargonium Graveolens (Geranium Extract), Organic Taraxacum Officinale (Dandelion Extract).
Claim to Fame: TOTAL SKIN WELLNESS-LOOK & FEEL YOUR BEST!: Forget acne scars, fine lines, wrinkles and dark circles. Take a decisive step today towards boosting your confidence and let your natural beauty shine. Tackling all trouble areas and rectifying skin imbalances and bumpy, patchy spots, this serum eliminates itchiness, dryness and dullness, surpassing ALL other products in efficacy, providing you with a simply the BEST anti-aging skin care for an all-new skin and a brand new YOU!
NATURAL & CERTIFIED ORGANIC SERUM: Made in Canada, our serum is safe for even the most sensitive of skins! FREE of any harmful chemicals and ALL common irritants.
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It was the beginning of winter and my skin was looking really rough.  I mean, really rough – like I had just came off a 72 hour bender.  My pores were stretched out and screaming for moisture.  My skin had flaky and oily patches.  My foundation wouldn’t even apply to my skin properly – it just sat on top, melted and separated into a mess.  Even concealer just streaked and came off.   

Your skin is an organ, and just like other organs, such as your liver and kidneys, your heart or your digestive organs,  it suffers a lot of abuse on a daily basis.  If you don’t take care of it, that damage will eventually starting showing symptoms.  My skin was at that stage.  So it was time to get some serious TLC.  

I’d been trying to build up a basic skin care routine and I had researched the benefits of Hyaluronic Acids and Vitamin C serum for the skin.  The benefits were apparently huge, but so was the price.

If you haven’t heard of the benefits of serums, Vitamin C or Hyaluronic Acids, I recommend you read about them.  Eventually, I will get to it, but I haven’t yet.  Hopefully, there’s someone who will read this blog, who has a good understanding of benefits and has written on these items – please feel free to add a link to the comments.

First Impressions:

Due to a product-gone-wrong situation, I was given credit to use on Amazon.  I did a search and found this Vitamin C serum with 20% Hyaluronic Acid for a fraction of the cost.   Even better is that it was from CANADA!  (Okay, that might not be huge for non-Canadians, but trust me, Canadians make some pretty awesome stuff)

So I went ahead and ordered it.  Before it even arrived, I got an email from Maritimes Naturals, letting me know my product was on my way and to please not hesitate to contact them should I have any issues with delivery or the product.  It asked me to let them know what I thought of the product by adding a review to Amazon and it had the contact information of how to reach the company directly.  That’s a first!  

My purchase arrived only 2 days later, thanks to Amazon Prime.  It had been packaged in a basic yellow envelope lined with bubble wrap.  The bottle and dispenser were each wrapped separately.   I washed my face with my Carbolic Soap and applied my sea salt DIY toner.  Then I broke out the serum.  It was very easy to assemble and very easy to use. 

The smell of oranges was delicious.  Two pumps and I had enough serum to cover my face.  My skin was immediately in love.  It slurped up that serum like no other product I’ve tried.  I’ve spent a lot more money on products in the past, and none of them acted as fast and as well as this product did.  After only ONE USE, I noticed my moisturizer penetrated my skin so much better.  My cheeks were suddenly soft to the touch and my face felt fresher and healthier.  I also noticed a major difference in how my foundation applied and stayed on.  

Lasting Impression:

I’m still using this product on a daily basis.    I’ll admit that after using it for awhile now, I no longer notice such an immediate change in the texture of my skin, but that is because my skin is so much healthier.  I’m not trying to pass this serum off as a beauty miracle, but I do strongly recommend it to everyone for its amazing benefits.  It’s a quality product and it lives up to the expectations the brand puts forward.  

I almost don’t want to tell people about it because I like that its one of my few beauty secrets, but I think this company deserves recognition and credit.  

Seriously, give them a try – I think you’ll find its worth your money, and your skin is will be very grateful  😉

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3 thoughts on “My Favorite Beauty Product of 2016 – and I bet you never heard of it.

  1. I have to first aplogize about taking so long to remit a follow up comment if one was due. Im still trying to figure out wordpress. I guess I need to spend more time here and less on instagram! I read at the top of your review, you wondered if anyone or fellow blogger knew something about hyaluronic acid and Vitamin C. I may be able to help answer some questions if you still need help. Ive written quite a few reviews about hyaluronic acid and vitamin c and the affordable brands I’ve deemed worthy. InstaNaturals for one, is in the USA and made righg here. All natural not tested on animals. You can read my review on instaNatural, find them on facebook and shop all their products on Amazon. TrueSkin Naturals has been a 2nd affordable fav of mine. My personal skin care regimen has been increasing in price lately but, Im still trying to add content on afordable brands. My blogs focus is skin care, affordably! I also keep fresh content on instagram. Im currently SemperFime151 but, am looking to change my handle to z more skin care friendly name. My instagram acct was started in 2010 when my sons were in the service. I later decided to add my reviews to instagram and never bothered to change my handle. I need to fix that! Thank you for taking the time to read my review on Cliniques 7 Day Fresh Presh Vitamin C review. I hope you gained some helpful info… Im going to be coming back to your blog tomorrow and see what youre writing about. I need to get to know my fellow skin care/beauty bloggerd better! I promise, I will…



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  2. If you’d like to chat more, we can chat on messenger. I’d like to compare some products you use, to what Im using. Especially the retinol from Maritime. If youd like to purchase USA products Im finding effective for pretty much what your spending on the Canadian brand, I have a suggestion. It looks like youre getting good results from what youre using. We can chat and compare products. I’ll also give you a shout out on my blog and my instagram. Just use the name in my return email comment to you and find me on facebook, them message me on messenger from there. Its late here, im in Ohio but, I really want to read more on your blog. Ill be back tomorrow


    • Thanks for the offer. I always like finding friends who like to talk about beauty products as much as I do, lol. And thank you so much for the shout out. I’m still trying to figure out this whole blogging world.


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