Maya Chia Illuminating Serum is Tops

Folks, I’m no stranger to highlighters. (Remember this showdown?)

Well, I have a new one in my arsenal, and dare I say, I might not be reaching for any others in the near future? (Still adore this one too, though!)

I am absolutely loving the Maya Chia Highlight of the Day Illuminating Serum in the shade After Hours.

This Illuminating Serum is a pearlized mineral sheen suspended in an ultra lightweight, easily absorbed infusion of the world’s most nutrient-rich botanicals, and created from the highest quality natural, organic and wildcrafted ingredients from conscious growers from around the world. The serum is never formulated with parabens, phthalates, synthetic fragrances, PEGs, and SLSs.

If you aren’t familiar with Maya Chia, the line is based around Supercritical Chia Seed Oil, which, yes, sounds so very serious. IT IS SUPERCRITICAL, GUYS. Nah, actually, that term comes from a patented process used by Maya Chia to extract the oil called supercritical extraction. This gentle oxygen-free, solvent-free process results in oil with a total absence of chemical residues and impurities, and one that most closely mirrors the chemical profile of the plant. (Which you know is important to me. #greenbeauty)

You can read more about the benefits of Chia Oil here. (I use this product my everyday skincare routine, btw.)

Back to the Illuminati! Uh, I mean Illuminating Serum. (When looking at the above bottle for the first time, my 10-year-old asked if I was involved with the Illuminati. Sure, son. Sure.)

The Illuminating Serum comes in three colors:

The Happy Hour – a cool-toned pink radiance

The Golden Hour – a warm-toned champagne radiance

After Hours – a bronze-golden glow for a believable sunlit sheen

I have been playing around with both After Hours and The Happy Hour.

After Hours on the left, The Happy Hour on the right. 

Being the start of summer, I immediately gravitated to After Hours. By the looks in the bottle, I was concerned it might be too dark, but that was definitely not the case! It blends so beautifully on the skin. It gives the perfect beachy sheen and the smell/texture is fabulous. I just put a drop on my palm and apply on my cheekbones, bridge of nose, inner corner of eyes, and cupid’s bow of my lips.

The Happy Hour is quite lovely too, and I see myself reaching for it in the cooler months, as I love pink tones.

Here’s a quick review I posted on Instagram stories about the product.

All in all, it’s such a lovely product!

Ingredients: Supercritical Chia (Salvia hispanica) Seed Oil, Brassica Oleracea (Broccoli) Seed Oil, Capriylic/ Capric Triglyceride, *Calendula Officinalis (Calendula) Flower Extract, *Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Oil, Tocopherol (Vitamin E) Non-GMO, Mica, Iron Oxide, Titanium Oxide, (+/- Iron Oxide) *2% Essential Oils

The lovely Susanne at Maya Chia is offering 1 bottle of the Highlight of the Day Illuminating Serum in After Hours AND 1 Bottle of the Body Illuminating Serum to one lucky winner! I’ve given you three ways to enter the giveaway – you can enter all three if you like. Winner will be emailed next week. Good luck!

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  1. Robin Vogelzang

    June 5, 2017 at 10:46 am

    Beautiful, especially After Hours.

  2. Jenn

    June 5, 2017 at 10:49 am

    Swimming, ideally in a hot climate with a not-too-cold ocean.

  3. Kelly Fleming

    June 5, 2017 at 10:52 am

    I love spending time with family and cooking outside. Also, must not forget the ice cold rose!

  4. Katherine Engh

    June 5, 2017 at 10:58 am

    My fave summer activity is getting my bike out on the trails!

  5. Meg Dugan

    June 5, 2017 at 10:58 am

    In AZ we tend to hibernate in summer so my favorite activity is to spend the day doing art with my kids followed by a moonlight (no sunblock – Yay!) swim.

  6. Shae Zsiga

    June 5, 2017 at 11:09 am

    i live in Albuquerque now & my favorite summer activity is drinking a local beer on the patio! the weather here is unbeatable so i look forward to being outside as much as possible!!

  7. Tracy Biolsi

    June 5, 2017 at 11:32 am

    My fave summer activity is pool or beach with the family. And this would be amazing for a night out after a little summer sun!

  8. Christina

    June 5, 2017 at 11:41 am

    My favorite summer activity is going to the beach with my kids and going on bike rides. Can’t wait!

  9. Payal

    June 5, 2017 at 11:55 am

    Every summer we find one new place to explore.

  10. Elizabeth Hicks

    June 5, 2017 at 11:56 am

    I’m not a big outside person but I do love the long days of summer and bonfires into those nights. Smores being involved is a plus as well!

  11. Lauren Martin

    June 5, 2017 at 12:04 pm

    My favorite summer activity would be boating on a beautiful sunny day while my kiddos stay home with a sitter and nap ;-)

  12. Ellen Hunt

    June 5, 2017 at 12:21 pm

    I would love to try this product out! It looks amazing.

    Because I live in Texas, it is summer for about 8 months of the year, so my favorite activity is complaining about the heat and turning the A/C down as low as possible! ?

  13. Monica Eugenio

    June 5, 2017 at 12:40 pm

    Both are beautiful and perfect for summer! I love the combo of busy and relaxing that summer brings!

  14. Stephanie Bertin

    June 5, 2017 at 12:51 pm

    My favorite summer activity is hanging out anywhere near a beach with my kids–good book in hand!

  15. Carri e Dubn

    June 5, 2017 at 1:07 pm

    my favorite summer activity is hanging by the pool with a good book!