As the weather grows warmer and the days grow longer, a lightweight, smoothing moisturizer becomes increasingly important. Volition Beauty recently invited me to be a part of an exclusive prelaunch program that has allowed me to enjoy their new Celery Green Cream* — the ideal summertime moisturizer — which will be released on July 2 on the Volition and Sephora websites.
If you are unfamiliar with this brand, Volition relies on consumers to submit product ideas and then allows the public to vote on everything from formulas to packaging. This product is a collaboration with gold medal gymnast Nastia Luiken. Realizing that celery is more than a mere momentary health trend, Luiken created this formula, which contains 1.7 ounces and retails for $55.
Before I talk about why I love this cream, I want to share a little bit about the ingredients and benefits. The standout ingredient is celery seed extract, which minimizes the appearance of pores and refines the overall texture of the skin. Hyaluronic acid and glycerin, my favorite skincare ingredients, catalyze moisture retention, leaving skin hydrated and plump. Peptides improve elasticity and slow the aging process. Green tea, apple, and raspberry leaf extracts balance and control oil for a healthier complexion while cucumber and lavender extracts have a soothing and calming effect.
Although I have not been using this long enough to notice reduced inflammation or texture, I have incorporated this into my morning and evening skincare routine and absolutely love the way it makes my skin look and feel. I apply this all over my face, focusing specifically on my t-zone, as well as my neck and décolletage. I have dry, sensitive, and acne-prone skin, and this has been very moisturizing and calming — especially when stored in the fridge. I find that it keeps my skin hydrated without feeling greasy, reduces redness, and has a very smoothing effect. It has a lightweight gel texture with a fresh, celery-like scent that dissipates after application. I especially love the way it looks and feels under makeup; I haven’t found a primer I love so I usually use moisturizers as my primer and this one is perfect for that, gripping my foundation and filling in pores to create a smooth canvas. Because this is oil-free I think this would work well for both dry and oily skin and recommend it to anyone who enjoys using clean ingredients.
Let me know if you have any questions about this moisturizer. What is your favorite summer skincare product?
Disclaimer: This post contains one or more beauty products that companies have been kind enough to send me free of charge for review purposes. PR Samples will always be indicated by an asterisk (*). I only support products that I genuinely use and love, and I only collaborate with brands about which I feel passionate and whose values align with those of my blog and myself. As a result, all opinions expressed on Makeup By Makena are always honest and are never influenced by an outside source.