I suffer from very dry skin and in occasions dehydrated skin. Let me say that I hate this, I hate it because it is uncomfortable, itchy and, let's face it, makes me look much older than I truly am (yes, I'm 37 but 22 in my heart). I can't begin to tell you how many products, serums, oils and what not I have tried for this problem of mine, so you can trust me when I say I have experience in this domain. One product that completely changed my skin life is REFICIS Soie-douce Moisturizing Serum*. If you suffer from a similar problem, you need to keep reading.

The brand

Reficis is a Swiss brand that makes very high quality "eco-luxe", organic, Vegan products. Their range "Soie-douce" which is French for "soft silk"is one of my favorites, includes all the necessary products to take care of your skin daily. The Soie-douce range is 100% Vegan, eco friendly, natural and cruelty free! You can hardly ask more to a brand.

- Ingredients from Fair Trade
- 100% Vegan and cruelty free certified
- At least 60% of Organic ingredients
- At least 97 to 100% of natural ingredients
- From 50 to 100% of active ingredients (which is so high!)
- Formulated with organic vegetal oils
- No Sulfates, silicone, parabens  or artificial colorants
- It does not contain phenoxyethanol

The Serum

The REFICIS Soie-douce Moisturizing Serum has been especially formulated to adress the problems of dry and dehydraed skin. Its ingredients focus on replenishing and prevent the loss of hydration. Its texture is light, slightly milky and the product has a very soft pleasant herbal scent.

The packaging is super chic and looks really luxurious. I much prefer this new pump bottle than the previous one, as the new pump works better and you are able to see through how much product there is left.

The application instructions say to apply this serum on your cleanse face before your regular moisturizer

Key active ingredients:
  • Organic Swiss Mallow: softening, regenerating, moisturizing, anti-oxidant.
  • Organic Aloe Vera Bio: moisturizing, healing, protective, regenerating, purifying, clarifying.
  • Organic Burdock Bio: anti-oxidant, regenerating, purifying, astringent, soothing.
  • Vegetable collagen: softening, moisturizing, firming, protective.
  • Vegetable keratin (quinoa): humectante, softening, regenerating.
  • Hyaluronic acid: moisturizing, soothing, repulping, softening, anti-aging.
  • Organic marshmallow: softening, emollient, protective, soothing, regenerating.
  • Panthenol: healing, repairing, soothing, moisturizing.
  • Vegetable salicylic acid: anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, anti-imperfections, smoothing, regenerating.

INCI: Malva sylvestris extract **, water, vegetable glycerin, coconutryl, simmondsia chinensis seed oil **, caprylic capric triglycerides, salix nigra bark extract, cetearyl alcohol, cetearyl glucoside, rubus idaeus extract **, althaea officinalis extract ** , Aloe barbadensis leaf juice **, ricinus communis seed oil **, sodium stearoyl lactylate, arctium lappa extract **, hydrolyzed quinoa protein, glycoproteins, perfume, allantoin, dl panthenol, sodium hyaluronate, tocopherols, potassium sorbate, citric acid, benzyl Alcohol, dehydroacetic acid.
Contains no essential oils.
** Organic

The serum contains 50ml and retails for CHF 109.90 (available here).

My experience

I was using the Reficis Moisturizing serum only once per day every other day for almost 4 weeks. My skin was in a good state because I have done a good transition routine from winter to spring, and I was rather happy with how it looked and felt.

BUT, last week I spent a beautiful time with my hubby, my children and my parents in Paris. The weather was sunny, but very windy, and we spent most of our days outside. We had a blast, but there was someone who didn't enjoy the vacation at all. Who? My skin, of course! It was very windy and we spent at least 6 hours outdoors everyday for 6 days. The first sun exposure of the year for my skin was an added factor. Plus, it was still chilly so the heating in our hotel room was high, which didn't make things easier for my poor dehydrated skin! Unfortunately, I forgot to pack my Reficis Moisturizing Serum (face palm)! So when I arrived home last Saturday evening, my skin was in the poorest state ever!

In only 48 hours, using the serum twice per day the improvements are remarkable. Honestly, I have never imagined my skin would have recovered so quickly! I've used Reficis Moisturizing Serum in the past and I absolutely loved it and recommended it. But this serum has been recently reformulated and it is now even better than it was.

The price tag is high, but totally according to the excellence of the product, it is not more expensive than most high end brand serums but so much more effective. In my opinion it totally worths the splurge.

What is your main skin problem? Have you found your Holy Grail solution to it?


*PR sample. One or more products have been given to me for free. My opinions are 100% honest and my own. This article does not contain affiliated links.