I am sort of 'MEEE' on this serum, eventhough it does a good job of hydrating my sensitive, acne-prone skin. It lingers on the skin unlike any other serums I have tried, so I actually prefer to use this after moisturizer, which also works well. It hasn't had any visible effect on my skindiscolorations.
Well, I was hesitant to buy this product because of the relatively low rating, but lo and behold!!
I love it!! Instantly, I got a glow ( bec. of the 'cones' or antioxidants?- whatever).
Still have that glow after I woke up.
It didn't feel sticky at all, glides easily. No breakouts so far.
As for it's long term benefits, not sure yet.
I wanted to like this so much but I had a very bad reaction to it. There is somethjng in the product that I am allergic to because I broke out into small bumps every time I used it. Even though it is supposed to be moisturizing, I found that ultimately it was making my skin very flakey. My cantankerous skin aside, I'm giving this product low lippies, because the texture is bizarre. No matter how little I used, my skin felt like velveeta. Sticky, thick, wet. I really wanted to like this based on price point, ingredients and packaging quality but alas, it ended up in the trash.
I've been using this product for the past two months and purchased this because of all its super ingredients. On the positive side, it doesn't irritate my sensitive skin, and my skin feels softer after using it. However, I haven't seen any positive results- no reduction in wrinkles and no improvement of skin tone. With the purported benefits of these ingredients individually, I really expected to see some sort of improvement after this period of time. I also don't care for the viscosity of the product. It's thick in texture and doesn't apply easily.
I've been using this product for 5 months and have had no issues with the product, just nice skin. Despite a setback with the BHA treatment, this has been the shining star in my routine. I love the feel on my skin and the minor moisture the product gives. I mixed it with a tiny amount of light moisturizer during the super-humid summer and that was all I needed before sunscreen.
The packaging is perfect for dispensing the small amount of product you need without over-dispensing.
The amount of product needed is a drop or two for the whole face and neck.
The feel is smooth and not sticky, but emollient and a little thick. Doesn't feel heavy or too light, a light-medium feel on the skin.
The application is incredibly easy and it spreads well before absorbing.
The absorption is great, sinking in within 10 minutes max on my dry cheeks and oily T-zone.
The price is very good for a pre-premium serum, especially with the sales and deals available on the shop website.
The smell isn't even an issue to discuss.
I will repurchase continually. Best serum I've tried yet, and well recommended. Phyrra was right about how great this is.
sort of mixed on this one. i didn't notice it doing much, other than the fact that my skin felt a little more moisturized the morning after using this at night (i used this nightly for the first few weeks, then sporadically after that, 1-3x a week--it's too shiny looking to use during day). it also seemed to calm redness and irritation, though i just might be imagining that part. so... i liked it, but not really enough to repurchase. this has so many "beneficial" ingredients, that i wonder if there is enough of any one to make any sort of a noticeable difference.
the simple "needle nose" tube packaging is perfect for dispensing the gel serum formula. there was no wasted product, so this lasted me a long time.
I HAD THE SAMPLE.
Besides the ingredients this antioxidant cocktail feels identical to the 'skin recovery treatment serum' except the star ingredient featured here is vitamin c.
This stuff is just plain awful. As soon as I applied it my face turned lobster red. I freaked out and washed it off immediately and the redness quickly disappeared. For the short amount of time that it was on my face it felt heavy, thick, and greasy. Threw it in the trash without thinking twice.
I use it everday for a year now.
It doesn't help for wrinkles.I noticed in that period that my skin on the upper eyelid is sagging anyway .That's ok,i'm 41 and i don't believe any cream or serum will avoid or reverse that,but i wear it on the upper eyelids,under my eyecream.It feels comfortable and soft.So for me it's pleasant because it doesn't irritate my sensitive skin and doesn't cause millia,but that's about it.
I really love using this serum as a base for Paula's Choice's C15. I squeeze a pea sized amount of the serum and then drop 4 drops of C15 in, mix it together and apply generously on my face & neck. Since I've started using Paula's Choice products, I've noticed an improvement in my skin's texture and tone. I love that her products are reasonably priced and contain well-researched ingredients and no irritating ingredients (like fragrances). i will say, though, that this might feel a bit oily on normal to oily skin. I don't mind it because my skin gets hyper dry, especially in winter, but when I first put it on, it does feel almost greasy.