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ApotheCARE Essentials PhytoDefend Protecting Serum - 1oz

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About this item

Highlights

  • ApotheCARE Essentials PhytoDEFEND Serum with Persian silk tree bark, White willow bark + Niacinamide
  • Bark is the shield of the plant. ApotheCARE Essentials serum captures its essence into advanced formula to help skin defend against everyday aggressors.
  • Defends: face serum works with your skin's surface proteins and minimizes damage from daily pollutants
  • Restores: serum for face restores vitality to even the most tired skin
  • Energizes: advanced serum formula helps defend against skin fatigue from artificial blue light and pollution
  • This serum contains no parabens, no artificial dyes, no petrolatum, no propylene glycol, no phthalates

Description

Our advanced face care collections use precision plant extraction for targeted results. ApotheCARE Essentials PhytoDEFEND serum, boosted by bark and niacinamide, defends against photo-damage and artificial blue light while supporting the skin barrier for fresher, healthier-looking skin. This light and dewy serum leaves a velvety finish on the skin. How to use: Apply face moisturizer in the morning and evening over face and neck. DOSAGE: Use 3 drops. For best results, follow up with PhytoDEFEND SPF 30 Shield Day Face Lotion. Formulated with Persian silk tree bark and white willow bark, the PhytoDEFEND collection captures the essence of the shield of the plant - the bark - into advanced formulas to help skin defend against everyday aggressors. Included on an active level, the Persian Silk Tree Bark energizes skin to visibly reduce the signs of skin fatigue. This collection works with your skin's surface proteins and minimizes damage from daily pollutants, while restoring vitality to even the most tired skin. The re-energizing properties of the product help skin look refreshed and renewed. Purity of Nature. Progressed by Science. Precision plant extractions. We understand that every part of a plant is unique. From the bottom of the roots to the tip of a leaf, we've captured their essence and optimized formulas that contains a specific benefit for skin. Discover skin care products specially tailored to your skin's needs, from Hyaluronic Acid serum to hydrating moisturizer to facial cleanser. Each collection provides specific skin benefits thanks to our carefully selected active ingredients. Boosted by roots, leaves, and bark, and meticulously prepared.
Scent: Scented
Health Facts: Contains Hyaluronic Acid, Dye-Free
Product Form: Serum
Beauty Purpose: Basic Cleansing
Recommended Skin Type: Normal
Net weight: 1 fl oz (US)
TCIN: 75562190
UPC: 055086003858
Item Number (DPCI): 037-14-1295
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Ingredients:

water (aqua), isodecyl neopentanoate, glycerin, caprylic/capric triglyceride, butylene glycol, niacinamide, ammonium acryloyldimethyltaurate/vp copolymer, phenoxyethanol, dimethicone, fragrance (parfum), ammonium acryloyldimethyltaurate/beheneth-25 ma crosspolymer, linoleamidopropyl pg-dimonium chloride phosphate, albizia julibrissin (persian silk tree) bark extract, disodium edta, sodium citrate, iodopropynyl butylcarbamate, salix alba (willow) bark extract, coumarin, isoeugenol.

Allergens & Warnings:

CAUTION: AVOID GETTING INTO YOUR EYES.

Shipping details

Estimated ship dimensions: 4.53 inches length x 1.54 inches width x 1.28 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 0.19 pounds
This item cannot be shipped to the following locations: American Samoa (see also separate entry under AS), United States Minor Outlying Islands, APO/FPO, Virgin Islands, U.S., Guam (see also separate entry under GU), Northern Mariana Islands

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4.4 out of 5 stars with 30 reviews
100% would recommend
1 recommendations
quality: 5 out of 5
effectiveness: 5 out of 5

Calming and hydrating

5 out of 5 stars
Klm0713 - 5 years ago
originally posted on apothecareessentials.com
I received this product in a vox box from influenster in exchange for my honest opinion. I was a little skeptical if I was going to like the serum. I enjoyed the scent of the cleanser and the anti pollution spray but was worried that the serum would be to strong but I was totally wrong! The smell is amazing, refreshing, calming, and the serum absorbs into my skin quickly. It leaves my skin soft, hydrated and supple. No oiliness and after using it for weeks it has improved the texture of my skin. It doesnt clog my pores, cause redness or irritation. It has made my skin look more awake and younger. It has softened fine lines and improved dry areas next to my nose from the harsh winter weather. It has become a new favorite that I will continue to use in my daily regimen! Definitely recommend this serum! [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
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Light and moisturizing

5 out of 5 stars
Mrsgaub - 5 years ago
originally posted on apothecareessentials.com
I received this product in my Vox Box from Influencer for my review. This serum is nice and lightweight. I like to use my jade roller with this serum. It leaves my face feeling soft and looking refreshed. I have been using this along with phytoDefend Purifying cleanser and anti-pollution spray and plan to continue using. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
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Smooth as butter!

5 out of 5 stars
Princessjatan - 5 years ago
originally posted on apothecareessentials.com
I received my complimentary Phytodefend serum in my voxbox from influester and let me say that this stuff is amazing! The way it leaves your skin feeling so smooth and smelling like heaven is close to how I think I would feel after paying for a facial at the spa. I would definitely recommend others to buy this product. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
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Nice feel strong odor

2 out of 5 stars
Amy190 - 5 years ago
originally posted on apothecareessentials.com
I received this product free through Influenster. I’m in my 40’s so I did need an occasional serum for my skin. I did enjoy the feel and the way my skin felt after using thus product however the scent that lingers with it is strong. I didn’t enjoy it at all and stopped using the product once it triggered migraines [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
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Nice

4 out of 5 stars
Cjojarvis34 - 5 years ago
originally posted on apothecareessentials.com
Thanks to @influenster I recieved this for free to try out. This product smells amazing and is very moisturizing and nourishing for my skin. That being said Ive found myself getting a bit more oily in my T-zone. So I just try to keep from putting it in those areas.@apothecareessentials, #phytodefend, #influenstervoxbox, #complimentary, #contest, #apothecareessentials [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
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amazing serum and makeup primer

4 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
jankywitch - 5 years ago
This has accidentally become my favorite primer. I was scared at first because dimethicone is an ingredient & normally that breaks me out but this serum has so many goodies in it that it hasn't broken my skin out. Because of dimethicone I don't like to wear it at night before bed, but I looooove it for day time. Definitely my new favorite day serum & works so amazingly under makeup. The perfect primer if I dare say.
effectiveness: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
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Lovely texture

3 out of 5 stars
Hmbmrh - 5 years ago
originally posted on apothecareessentials.com
Out of the three apothecare products I’ve tried this one is my favorite due to its beautiful milky texture that makes my skin feel velvety smooth. However, this product has the same seriously strong fragrance that the others have except it lingers even more than the others. I can’t speak on long term effects since I haven’t been able to try it out for that long but it’s very moisturizing, and lays under and mixes well with my night time moisturizer. Really sad that I’m in the apparently 1% that cannot stand the smell of this line. I received this product to test from Influenster for my honest opinion. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
1 reply from Consumer Services team - 5 years ago
Thank you for reaching out to share your thoughts with us. We are happy to hear you enjoyed the performance of our PhytoDefend Protecting Serum, even if you did not care for the scent. We would like to gather additional details from you regarding your experience. Please feel free to contact our Consumer Services team at consumer.services@unilever.com.
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Good serum!

4 out of 5 stars
Redpuffs - 5 years ago
originally posted on apothecareessentials.com
I received this product for free from Influenster. I use the serum with the spray. At first I was unsure about the serum but after using it consecutively I liked it. I only wish that the serum was more hydrating for me. I have to add another layer of moisturizer on top. It has left my skin very soft!! Love the smell! [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
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Milky and moisturizing!

4 out of 5 stars
LauraElizabeth - 5 years ago
originally posted on apothecareessentials.com
This serum is one of my favorites, and I’m a skincare addict so I have tried almost everything! This particular line I received complimentary from my voxbox in exchange for my honest review. And HONESTLY, I’ll be buying it! It’s not oily like a lot of serums, but it locks in the moisture and doesn’t leave your face tacky feeling. It hydrates my face and lasts all day! I’ve already got a few of my friends loving it as much as I do! [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
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Serum skin protector

4 out of 5 stars
Vette - 5 years ago
originally posted on apothecareessentials.com
I give this 4 stars because this serum is more like a protector from the elements than a skin changer. This white milky serum feels and smells so clean and good for my skin. I feel like the purchase of this product is for luxury instead of a purchase for a skin care need. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
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I’ll keep using it

5 out of 5 stars
Thatbritchick - 5 years ago
originally posted on apothecareessentials.com
I received this complimentry from an influenster box. I used this for about 2 to 3 weeks. It’s a white-ish, creamy consistancy. It left the skin feeling hydrated but not oily/greasy. The only con: it doesn’t tell the ingredients on the product. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
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It's okay

3 out of 5 stars
Jenn - 5 years ago
originally posted on apothecareessentials.com
This was included in a package from Influenster, for me to review. While this does leave the skin soft, the scent turns me off of using the product. You can't use the cleanser,from this line, without using this after or your skin will be dry. Overall, the serum is okay, but other than leaving the skin soft, I didn't notice any other benefits. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
1 reply from Consumer Services team - 5 years ago
Thanks for your review. We're sorry you were disappointed in the fragrance of this product, and we've passed your feedback along. If you need any further assistance, please feel free to reach out to Consumer Services directly at consumer.services@unilever.com.
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Loved

5 out of 5 stars
SammyB - 5 years ago
originally posted on apothecareessentials.com
Wow they were So generous with how much they gave me in this sample, I’ve been using it for two weeks now and my skin looks and feels really good and I haven’t broken out or anything. I would definitely recommend. Honestly I might even buy this for myself..I usually like more higher end stuff but this product is high end quality. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
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Amazing

5 out of 5 stars
Mommytomakeup - 5 years ago
originally posted on apothecareessentials.com
First I did receive this product for review from influenster, but my opinions are my own. This serum is lightweight, milky and smells amazing. I will be buying this product when I run out and I dont even know how much it costs. I use this product morning and night in place of some of my higher end brands, that's how much I love this. It hydrates my skin and helps to restore my barrier. I dont break out or get any redness. I really reccomend giving this whole line a try. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
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Healthy Skin!

4 out of 5 stars
GreenEyedGirl - 5 years ago
originally posted on apothecareessentials.com
Tried these for two weeks now to give it a fair review and it is amazing! Loved the smell (not overpowering), loved my soft skin (not felt tightening) and loved the texture of the serum (milky, and fresh). I did not break out or experience any dryness on my face. The only reason I gave it 4/5 is because it does not protect against harmful sun rays. I truly hope they make this product with some spf as I had to add that in my routine. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
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Best Serum Ever

5 out of 5 stars
Missy - 5 years ago
originally posted on apothecareessentials.com
I have really dry skin in patches and it gets annoying putting on lotion on multiple times a day because it gets back dry and starts flaking. This is the only serum I have used that lasted all day and no flaking. I am very pleased with this product. Using the set I got for free from influenster all together is really good for my skin. The combination of the cleanser, serum, and spray, my face has felt so refreshed. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
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Spa like quality

5 out of 5 stars
ATovar - 5 years ago
originally posted on apothecareessentials.com
I truly enjoyed this protective serum from my complimentary Influenster VOXBOX! I was given this serum along with 2 others to review! ApothecareEssentials has aimed to please with this one! Number one the product feels amazing on the skin, doesn't break me out, cause redness or any form of inflammation. The smell is one of my favorite aspects, I can't get over how earthy it is. I apply this serum after my long days at work and I feel as if I'm in a spa setting. All these products I've tested are truly relaxing and so great for the skin. They fight the damaging affects on your skin from everyday life, but they also give a sense of relaxation and softness at the same time! Highly recommend! [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
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Moisturizing

4 out of 5 stars
JenF - 5 years ago
originally posted on apothecareessentials.com
I received this product for free from Influenster but the opinions are 100% my own. I was really surprised by how moisturizing this serum is. I have highly sensitive, acne prone, combo skin and this product is highly fragranced. I was really hesitant to use it, but zero break outs, only clear dewy skin! I haven’t noticed my skin looking “less fatigued” as it claims yet, but I has only been a week. I will continue to use it indefinitely. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
1 reply from Consumer Services team - 5 years ago
We're thrilled to hear about your results using this product! It's so rewarding when we can make a difference. If you need any assistance in the future, please feel free to reach out to us directly at consumer.services@unilever.com - thanks!
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Blends nice into skin

4 out of 5 stars
Tete - 5 years ago
originally posted on apothecareessentials.com
This is a very lightweight serum that sinks into the skin and again has niacinamide which is fantastic for your skin. I am not sure I noticed that it made any difference however to my skin. Its a very lightweight scent and a white milky consistency. I wasnt sure if after cleansing you apply or after moisturizer. As with the spray since women put so many layers on the skin before makeup more directions are needed to know when to apply. I havent used the product long enough to know if I will see long term results so I am excited to keep using it. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
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Silky Smooth Serum

5 out of 5 stars
LaceMarie - 5 years ago
originally posted on apothecareessentials.com
I am absolutely loving this serum! It's creamy and leaves your face soft, hydrated with a natural dewy finish. It has a pleasant, airy, blossom, soft scent. I have a scent sensitivity, as well as sensitive skin and have no problems with this whole line of products. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
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