Skin feels instantly lifted
You need a very small amount of this high-performance serum. It smoothes on like silk and dries to a matte touch. The papaya makes your skin look brighter, while the blue agaeve starts its magic instantly.
Do I need serum?
Serums are confusing, for both men and women, what are they, why do they exist, when should you put them on? To try simply this - think of serums as your under armour and moisturisers as your coat. Serums are more concentrated with higher levels active ingredients, the power shot really help fix your skin’s concerns.
Serum made for skins who like to push their limits
Formulated to protect stressed skins and help with damage, due to overexposure to the elements and UV rays. The Strengthening Skin Serum was made for skins who endure fatigue - be it at work or play. We use ingredients taken from an elite sports diet sheet that contains no additives, no endocrine disruptors and are entirely natural and or organic.
Winning Hydration Combination
Up your hydration game! Easy to apply and absorb. Using this serum daily will make your skin feel more hydrated and protected. Combine this with your Proverb moisturiser over the top and you have the winning combination.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Dermatologically tested? Yes
Nuts? No, no nut-based ingredients
Animal testing? No. Sold in China? No
Allergies? Please check full inci list. We list everything including not hiding fragrance under the word ‘parfum’
Suitable during pregnancy? Yes
Recyclable? Yes, the bottle is glass. You reuse the pump.
Refillable? This product has a Proverb ‘reload’, part of our minimal waste skincare system. On order one, you get the outer box, glass bottle and pump. On all ongoing orders you do not get the box or pump. You reuse your pump from order one. The bottle will arrive with a small recyclable aluminium cap. Globally pumps and atomisers are very hard to recycle as they are mixed materials so we are on a mission to get rid of them. You only need one.
Storage Below 25 degrees in a cool, dark place
Free from Parabens, petroleum, PEGs, propylene glycol, artificial fragrance, GM modified ingredients, SLS, Gluten
Natural & organic? Entirely natural with organic ingredients. Most brands would happily say 100%. Proverb means truth. All emulsions made in the UK have to have a preservative. We use the organic certification allowed preservative dehydroacetic acid. Although you are allowed to label it natural it isn’t truly. There is 0.6% in the bottle as legally required.
Our dedication to natural & organic Greenwashing brands pretending to be natural, is rife and only getting worse. We will only ever tell you the truth about our ingredients, the sources and which elements are natural, organic or the legal required preservatives. We formulate with painstaking dedication to this mantra for your health but also as it ensures the elite grown version of each ingredient.
Made in England? Yes, formulated and made in England where our headquarters are. Ingredients are sourced sustainably from around the world. Lifefuelled humans using the products globally.
In vitro & in vivo lab proven actives? Yes, we have selected many active ingredients with strong in vitro and in vivo testing results for the individual ingredients. Combining this with researching the source, origins and ethics of each ingredient.
‘Clean’ brands tend to be younger and newer to market and thus don’t usually invest the large amount of funds needed to clinically trial products to prove results in an independent lab. Not us; we are firmly committed to do this as the clean, organic and natural sector has to prove it works. As we
grow the brand, we will grow the investment into clinical testing as a priority but below are our test results so far!
Dermatological testing All Proverb skincare has been successfully Dermatologically tested
Lab tests on individual ingredients
Antartic Glycoproteins – Shown to induce Protein Synthesis – 34% increase of collagen synthesis at 0.1 mg/ml. Anti-wrinkle effect after twice daily application – The depth of wrinkles decreased an average of 44% after 30 days. Wrinkles reduced immediately by up to 5%. Adhesion of dermal fibroblasts: The fibroblasts adhesion increased by 125% in 5 hours and the keratinocytes growth by 36% after 48 hours.
Blue Agaeve – the network of Polysaccharides woven over the skin by Agaeve has an appreciable lifting and filling performance on wrinkles. In 5 minutes, wrinkle reduction can be objectively measurable with a noticeable optical effect.
Amino Acids and Peptide Complex from coconuts – In Vitro tests showed 32% reduction in the number of wrinkles when used 2 daily over a 42 day period.
Hyaluronic Acid proven to reduce TEWL (transepidermal water loss) and increase skin hydration by up to 10% from control group and more than 20% reduction of oiliness was seen in 12 weeks.
Your skin should feel like a cool silky layer is being applied. This serum feels like a silicone-based serum, but Proverb is committed to never using silicones. Our blue agaeve tequila mimics this feeling but is entirely natural and amazingly sustainable to grow as it is a desert plant that needs so little water.
The serum will absorb and dry quickly, it should never feel sticky and leaves a matte feel. If it is sticky then you are applying too much.
Your face will start to feel like you have had a mini face lift and we would expect it to look visibly brighter and smoother. Even with application one you can sometimes see a reduction in fine lines.
Remember as your skin cycle is approximately 28 days when you change to any new skincare you should commit to 4 weeks to ensure your skin likes it.
1.Proverb 4 x 4 x 4 – your skincare program
2.Proverb Skin Lifelessons
For best results use Skin Strengthening Serum morning and evening as part of your Proverb 4 x 4 x 4.
Proverb 4 x 4 x 4 Your 4-minute routine in the morning and evening. Use your products in prescribed order: Cleanser, Serum, Moisturiser and include 4 Proverb facial gym massage moves.
Twice a week also use the Energising Facial Scrub.
Proverb expert skin lifelessons Proverb means statements of truth and the truth is what you do internally will impact your skin just as much if not more than what you do on the outside. We have made a book of Skin Lifelessons- all the additional hacks and tips you need to help your skin concerns. Download using the link below:
A gel texture that glides on like silk and absorbs quickly never leaving you feeling like there is product on the skin.
Citrus tones of bergamot, lemon peel and both sweet and bitter orange made more interesting with a unique blend of basil, thyme and mountain pepper so it is never too sweet.