This time of year, my skin starts to become very dry and look dull. I’m always on the hunt for moisturizing products that will protect my skin from cold weather. Kypris has my back this winter to not only hydrate my skin, but repair and brighten.
Kypris is “a luxurious line of holistic, high performance skin care boasting organic, wild-crafted, and sustainably grown ingredients for gorgeous results and Beauty-Full experiences.” The sustainable aspect really stands out to me. For me, skincare is a ritual for self-care; Kypris products take care of my skin while being environmentally and socially responsible. Beauty for all.
I’ve tried two of their products: Antioxidant Dew, which I’ve been using for several months, and Beauty Elixir I (1,000 Roses)*, which is a newer addition in my life. I was already in love with Antioxidant Dew, but adding 1,000 Roses to my routine has amped up everything.
→Available here for $72 / 47 mL
Product info & claims: “A long soft kiss of hydration; reinvigorates, replenishes, and soothes skin to glowing, supple dewiness; quenches free radicals; free from essential oils to accommodate reactive, sensitive skin; enhances elasticity and luminosity; brightens dullness and calms redness; targets inflammation and free radicals leaving skin radiant”
Full ingredients list: Water/Aqua, Glycerin, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Camellia Oleifera Seed Oil, Xylitylglucoside, Dipalmitoyl Hydroxyproline, Algae, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Phospholipids, Phragmites Communis (Reed) Extract, Symphytum Officinale (Comfrey) Leaf Extract, Urtica Dioica (Nettle) Extract, Poria Cocos Extract, Xylitol, Anhydroxylitol, Waltheria Indica Leaf Extract, Panthenol, Rosa Damascena Flower Extract, Rosa Centifolia Flower Extract, Calophyllum Inophylum (Tamanu) Seed Oil, Lecithin, Tocopherol, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Superoxide Dismutase, Ferulic Acid, Sodium Hyaluronate, Mannitol, Dextrin, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Sodium Anisate, Sodium Levulinate, Citric Acid, Sodium Citrate, Sodium Gluconate, Xanthan Gum
I have a low-key crush on the ingredients list tbh. You can expect based on the name that there are tons of antioxidants to protect skin from free radicals, including Vitamins C and E, Ferulic Acid, and Superoxide Dismutase. Dipalmitoyl Hydroxyproline supports collagen, while Xylitylglucosides are precursors to help skin produce hyaluronic acid. There are also plenty of ingredients to calm skin, like Rose Extracts, Reed Extract, Aloe, and Waltheria Indica Leaf Extract.
Antioxidant Dew is a lightweight, milky serum that’s hydrating and soothing. My skin immediately looks healthier and my redness is reduced. Plus, my skin feels protected and more resilient with use. It does a lot for my overall skin health!
I tend to use this in the AM for hydrated, dewy skin throughout the day. This helps my makeup look better for longer since I’m not dealing with dry spots. I mentioned Antioxidant Dew in my Summer Skin faves post, but I’m very much benefiting from the serum through all of the seasons.
Beauty Elixir I (1,000 Roses)*
Product info & claims: “For Rose lovers. A 100% active, moisturizing Beauty oil formulated with holistic principles in mind. Scientifically established nutrients, a plethora of botanical extracts, and the essential oil of 1,000 organic Bulgarian roses combine to repair signs of environmental challenge to deliver dewy, glowing, rose-petal-soft skin.”
Full ingredients list: Helianthus annuus (Sunflower Seed) Oil, Cocos nucifera (Virgin Coconut) Oil, Vitis vinifera (Grape Seed) Oil, Adansonia digitata (Baobab) Oil, Aleurites moloccans (Kukui) Oil, Calophyllum inophyllum (Tamanu) Oil, Curcubita pepo (Pumpkin Seed) Oil, Ubiquinone (CoQ10), Opuntia engelmannii (Prickly Pear Seed) Oil, Rosa Canina (Rosehip) Extract, Rosa damascena (Rose) Oil, Hippophae rhamonides (Seabuckthorn Berry) Extract, Punica granatum (Pomegranate Seed) Extract, Rubus occidentalis (Black Raspberry Seed) Oil, Vaccinium macrocarpon (Cranberry Seed) Oil, Stearyl Glycyrrhetinate (From Licorice), Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate (Vitamin C Ester), Rosamarinus officinalis (Rosemary Leaf) Extract, Non- GMO Mixed Tocopherols
This elixir is oil-based for intense hydration and is packed with ingredients to improve damaged skin. The name 1,000 Roses comes from Bulgarian Rose Essential Oil, which is prepared from over 1,000 distilled roses per bottle. The elixir also contains CoQ10, a powerful antioxidant that reduces sun damage. Vitamin C Ester + Vitamin E help skin produce collagen for resilient skin. Phytosterols, essential fatty acids, Baobab oil, and Vitamins A and E help increase overall skin hydration by reinforcing the barrier to skin.
I have been using this at night for the past few weeks as either a serum or moisturizer. My first impression was that it smelled amazing – like roses, of course. The rose scent is very therapeutic and soothing, which makes application feel like its own “moment”, if that makes sense.
When I use 1,000 Roses as a moisturizer, I pat 3 drops onto my face. Since it’s an oil, it’s quite hydrating, but it sinks into skin well. I’d say my skin feels oily for about 5-10 minutes after application. As a serum, I like to mix 2 drops with Antioxidant Dew to give my skin a real treat.
Antioxidant Dew does a lot for my skin, but this Beauty Elixir goes beyond. My skin is no longer as dry and dull as it typically is this time of year. Overall, I’m finding my skin holds moisture better, has less redness and reacts less frequently, is brighter and more even-toned, and feels stronger. It ticks all the boxes.
But is Kypris worth the splurge?
That’s a tough question with an easy answer for me: yes.
I’ve been recommending Antioxidant Dew for months. Of course, I think everyone should have a bottle just to look at the pretty packaging, but I simply think most people will benefit from the power-packed serum.
The cost of the Beauty Elixir is even tougher to stomach. A little bit goes a long way with it though; I usually use just 2 drops. Though my bottle was kindly gifted, I am 1,000% sure (get it? It’s called 1,000 Roses) I will be purchasing another bottle when I finish this one. My skin is just in much better condition with use. I plan to reduce my use from nightly to perhaps every other night to get this to last a bit longer.
Of course, I must say that I don’t recommend splurging if it’s not within reason for one’s budget. But if you are looking for high-end skincare that makes a difference, Kypris is it.
Kypris also offers sample sets as a great way to try out many of their products without the commitment and high price of the individual full sizes:
→The Complete Kypris Discovery Kit retails for $90 and comes with one deluxe sample of each of their 11 products.
→The Sample Spa Day Kit retails for $45 and comes with six deluxe samples, including Antioxidant Dew.
→The MicroEmulsion Discovery Kit retails for $75 and comes with eight deluxe samples, including both Antioxidant Dew and 1,000 Roses.
I can totally get behind the brand, from how they source ingredients to their pretty packaging. The luxurious experience and, most importantly, positive results sealed the deal. Kypris has won my heart ♥
Have you tried Kypris skincare? ↓