AWAKE ASLEEP’S PARSLEY SEED
ENERGY SERUM REVITALIZES
YOUR SKIN BOTH DAY & NIGHT
Here’s an unexpected ingredient to add to your skincare routine!
AMY DANG on FEBRUARY 5, 2020
Earlier this year, I expressed my interest in starting 2020 anew by changing up my skincare routine. A few weeks later, and I am happy to report that I’ll be adding something totally new to my routine: parsley! Yep, you heard that right…Not as part of a new diet plan, but as part of my new skincare regimen. This nutrient-rich herb not only has great health benefits for your body such as fighting inflammation, reducing cancer risks and more, but it’s also amazing for your skin complexion. Today I’ll be highlighting Awake Asleep’s Parsley Seed Energy Serum, a potent serum filled with all the amazing benefits parsley has to offer.
Combining both the powerful ingredients of parsley seeds and centella asiatica, Awake Asleep’s Parsley Seed Energy Serum is great for both day and night. It helps to moisturize, soothe and revitalize your skin for the daytime all the while correcting oil-moisture balance and restoring brightness and radiance at night. And if that wasn’t enough to convince you, it also has anti-aging properties that reduce fine lines and wrinkles. It is literally a green elixir of youth! Okay, I am slightly exaggerating, but one can hope.
I’d describe the serum’s fragrance as subtle, but just fragrant enough to tingle your olfactory senses. It smells fresh, crisp and herbal, exactly what’d you expect from a green plant like parsley. The serum is also formulated with a tinge of lavender oil, creating a perfect combination of scents to relax your body and mind. It’s especially soothing to apply at night before bedtime. Aromatherapy in the comforts of your home, who knew? And if you’re an avid user of vitamin C serums like I am, then this is quite a welcome change from the usual citrus fragrances you might be used to.
Viscosity wise, the serum is light without feeling too watery. In Awake Asleep’s own words, it is a “unique low viscosity moisturizing formulation, obtained through years of testing and research.” Overall, I’d say it’s quite a usual consistency when it comes to serums. What’s most important is that it absorbs nicely to the skin after a few gentle taps. My skin immediately feels nice and moisturized, but not too sticky. The serum’s light green colour is also totally natural ? no artificial coloring here!
According to their website, all ingredients are ‘EWG Green Grade’, which means they are considered natural and safe to use on the skin. Formulated with 647,000 ppm of centella asiatica extract, this powerful anti-aging ingredient rich in amino acids and antioxidants helps to boost skin elasticity to prevent signs of aging. The serum’s parsley ingredient also contains generous amounts of chlorophyll, a green pigment which helps to rejuvenate and revitalize the skin while also eliminating toxins and impurities. With these two ingredients working together, you’ve got a killer serum.
Centella Asiatica Leaf Water (647,000ppm), Methyl Gluceth-20, Butylene Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Sorbitol, Niacinamide, Glycerin, Polyglyceryl-10 Caprylate/Caprate, Polyglyceryl-10 Laurate, Acetyl Octapeptide-3, Adenosine, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer, Asiaticoside, Caprylyl Glycol, Centella Asiatica Extract, Disodium EDTA, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Bark/Leaf/Twig Extract, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Madecassoside, Melia Azadirachta (Chinaberry) Flower Extract, Melia Azadirachta (Chinaberry) Leaf Extract, Panthenol, Pantolactone, Carum Petroselinum (Parsley) Extract (1ppm), Petroselinum Crispum (Parsley) Seed Extract (1ppm), t-Butyl Alcohol, Purified Water
Whether you choose to apply this serum when you wake up or before going to sleep, Awake Asleep’s Parsley Seed Energy Serum is great at doing both of what the brand name suggests: it brightens and awakens your skin in the morning as well as soothes and restores it at night. It is an overall great serum that will nourish your skin anytime, and is sure to be a versatile addition to your skincare routine. To summarize, I believe Awake Asleep describes it best themselves: “Awake Asleep will open your eyes in the morning and accompany your skin 24 hours from the moment your day begins to your sleeping time for recharging. It gives vitality during the active day and [helps your skin] rest for the best recovery at night.”
All images courtesy of Awake Asleep.