Thursday, July 4, 2019

Merlot Sunrise Serum - A natural skincare antioxidant that is made in USA [Review & Giveaway]

The Merlot Sunrise Serum is the newest product to launch in the Merlot line. 

This is a light, refreshing serum that I find a joy to use. 

Since 2001 Merlot Skin Care has developed gentle, good-for-you beauty products, each packed with the sensational power of natural grape seed antioxidants. 

My skincare includes using serums, moisturizers, oils, eye creams. Sometimes I indulge in a spritz of Rosewater for refreshment. Today we're talking serums - and specifically the new-to-market Merlot Sunrise Serum.

Now I use my face serums to do two things. First, of course, is for the benefit to my skin; and the various serums produce different effects simply because they consist of different main ingredients. Most all of them help protect against environmental contaminants, help reduce the appearance of lines, and some even help dark spots to lighten. Merlot Sunrise Serum uses natural grape seed antioxidants as its main active ingredient. (If you check the Merlot skincare line website, you'll see that their focus is on the use of grape seed antioxidants in all of their products.)

My second use is my own personal "spa" massage. I literally massage the serum into my skin. I focus on my temples, forehead, jaw line, nasal bridge, between eyes, and crows feet areas. I apply a firm, upward rotating massage with my splayed fingers. I thoroughly believe this helps me to relax, relieves tension, and massages the lymph system to aid in drainage. I just feel this is good for me. I even do this more than once a day when I have a headache or a particularly stressful day. This will work with most any serum.

It works well with the Merlot Sunrise Serum because it in itself is refreshing, a light hint of "fresh air" scent, and literally feels good on my skin.

The recommended use is twice daily - morning and evening - on cleansed skin. Then followed by moisturizer. I am totally enjoying this lovely serum.

How is Merlot Sunrise Serum different from a Vitamin C serum?

Both Vitamin C serums and Merlot Sunrise Serum employ powerful antioxidants.  Vitamin C tends to focus on fading and preventing dark spots.  Merlot Sunrise Serum features concentrated resveratrol, an antioxidant that helps protect skin against environmental damage.  It also works to visibly reduce the appearance of fine lines.

Additionally Merlot Sunrise Serum contains two peptides that provide similar benefits to Vitamin A or retinol, improving skin’s appearance in a format that’s gentler and can be used by all skin types.

Sunrise over the city. Time to reach for Merlot Sunrise Serum

How should serums be used in a regular skin care regimen?

Serums can be used any time during the day, but morning and night are typically preferred.  Merlot Sunrise Serum is designed to be applied in the morning, after cleansing, and followed by a hydrating moisturizer (like Merlot Moisturizer).  The serum provides an extra dose of hydration — it can be used all over the face, or in targeted areas that might be prone to dryness. 

All Merlot Skin Care products are made in the USA (in Texas) and are cruelty-free. Find them at

Product information (from (1 fl. oz. $22.00)

Suitable for all skin types, this peptide-based serum helps to boost hydration and diminish visual signs of aging.  Hi-tech peptides deliver anti-aging benefits while acting gently on skin.  With natural grape seed antioxidants and concentrated resveratrol, the formula absorbs quickly and helps reveal firmer skin. Anti-aging. Absorbs quickly. Hydrates & helps reveal firmer skin

 Key ingredients: Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Resveratrol 

A bottle of Merlot Sunrise Serum
Begins July 5
Ends August 4 at 12:01 a.m. EDT
Open to USA addresses only.
a Rafflecopter giveaway DISCLOSURE: I received a complimentary product to facilitate this review. Opinions are mine alone and are freely given. Winner's prize is provided and shipped directly to the winner by Merlot or its representative.


  1. I like the following products:

    1) Grape seed cleanser as I am looking for a non drying cleanser
    2) Grape seed eye cream as I like the collagen boosting it has

  2. I would like to try the

    1. Grape Seed Hand Cream Plus Sanitizer, it would be great to keep in my hangbag.

    2. Grape Seed Eye Cream, I'm always looking for a good eye cream.

  3. I would love to try these

    1. Moonlight Radiance Night Cream.. I always try to keep my skin hydrated

    2. Grape Seed Eye Cream because it is not only supposed to moisturize but fight dark circles.

  4. Cleaner & eye cream. Would like to try them. Thanks.

  5. I like the Grape Seed Moisturizer and the Sunrise Serum. The Grape Seed Moisturizer is gentle, which I like, and lightweight, which is a must for me. I don't like heavy creams. The Sunrise Serum is absorbed quickly and not oily, plus it is great for anti-aging effects.

  6. 1) I would like the MERLOT SKIN CARE
    Exfoliating Scrub for my face. I have dry skin and I am sure this would help my complexion.
    2) I could also use the: MERLOT SKIN CARE
    Foot Cream This Smoothes cracks
    Rejuvenates and refreshes and is
    Great for tired achy feet.
    twinkle at optonline dot net

  7. I'd like the 1)Moonlight Radiance night cream because I tend to do more skin care before bed and I'd like the 2)Merlot anti wrinkle cream because I have a lot of wrinkles Rosanne

  8. 1)Moonlight radiance night cream because it would really brighten and soften my face
    2)Grape Seed Eye Cream too moisturize and get rid of circles

  9. Anti-Wrinkle Cream. I would love to try this lotion. Hoping it will help lift the skin on my face. What can I say...I am an old lady and I have wrinkles.
    Exfoliating Scrub. To keep my very dry and sensitive skin healthy


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