All about – and why you need - MV Skintherapy Native Power Serum

Billed as the “ultimate skin quenching nectar” by the globally-celebrated Australian skincare company, the newest arrival from MV Skintherapy – who also just underwent a chic re-brand – shot straight to the top of my skin essentials from first use. For more about what’s in it and why I love it (as well as a bunch about the brand), read on!

21 years ago, MV Skintherapy’s Sharon McGlinchey's (above) extensive research lead her to the realisation that the only way to achieve the results she believed were possible for skin was to turn her back on the mainstream and challenge the status quo. Creating her own unique manufacturing process and insisting on fewer ingredients in higher concentration to guarantee efficacy gained her the respect of aestheticians, naturopaths and nutritionists and attracted the attention of some of the world’s top make-up artists. Now her award-winning products are available all around the world, and her signature facials at The Tonic Room are one of my favourite ways to spend an afternoon.
Much more than just skincare products, MV Skintherapy is a powerfully healing range of therapeutic and concentrated plant-based skin remedies that build on the heritage and expertise of the MV brand. “Long before ‘wellbeing’ became a beauty buzzword, I was championing a gentle, more holistic approach to skincare, and promoting to my clients and to the beauty industry – often in the face of cynicism– my belief that skincare equals self-care,” says Sharon. “After 21 years of rebelling against the damaging, profit-driven ‘more is more’ approach of the mainstream beauty industry, the values I hold dear – purity, integrity, efficacy and simplicity – remain unchanged. It’s about continuing to shift the narrative around beauty and skincare, and showing the world at a glance the purpose of MV – which is to nurture, heal and empower people, and help them love and respect the skin they’re in.” Like the sound of that? I love it, and that attitude coupled with some killer products is why I’m such a big fan of the brand.

Which brings me to MV’s latest creation, which goes by the name Native Power Serum. A universal skin-quenching serum that supports vibrant, youthful-looking skin no matter what your age or skin type, it features a heady mix of native Australian plants—antioxidant-rich kakadu plum, fatty acid-rich quandong, and anti-inflammatory Davidson plum—to deliver a plump, luminous glow. Sharon’s homage to the traditional medicine practiced by Australia’s First Nations people, it recognises that the indigenous plants in the formula have acquired powerful capabilities to thrive within a harsh environment and work synergistically to deliver the most universally versatile serum – and I love it.
Like all MV Skintherapy products, a little goes a long way due to the super powered nature of each ingredient. You need just ½ a pump per use (meaning 210 uses in a single bottle!), provided that you prep the skin well in advance with the brand’s Rose Hydrating Mist. While the skin is still damp, use relaxed palms to immediately smooth the aforementioned ½ a pump over face and neck, massaging until completely absorbed. If your skin requires more care like mine, follow this step with your favourite MV oil booster, Pure Jojoba or moisturiser - morning or night.
I’ve been using this beauty in the morning along with a blend of Rose Booster and Rose Soothing Moisturiser, and the end result has been seriously plumped and calmed skin. It literally drinks in the goodness and delivers ALL day long. Love that! It has definitely ended my desert island self-care pack, and I don’t know how I lived without it.
If this beauty sounds like a bit of you, it is available right now from MV Skintherapy and Tonic Room, with an RRP of $139.00 x


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