A good brightening serum which gives my face, neck and back of hands a nice glow. The texture is quite light and suited to oily or combination skin types - such as mine. I use it AM & PM. On a morning I use it as an extra layer of protection beneath my SPF against oxidants and UV damage. On a night I apply on its own, not finding I need to use a moisturizer over this as its hydrating enough for me. The effect is definitely visible...my skin has a nice glow whilst I use this, especially 1st thing in the morning as my skin soaks it up overnight. Also, small acne scars fade faster than usual too.
The only thing that seems to be missing is some form of AHA or BHA for skin smoothing effects, that would have made for one awesome serum if not a HG. So instead I layer it on an evening with Paula's Choice 2% BHA, applying PC just before the serum, this also seems to help Enlighten Serum both sink into my skin better and work more effectively. For those who find PC a bit pricey (post-Deciem/The Ordinary which skincare product doesn't now seem overpriced?!) The Ordinary's Salicylic Acid 2% solution works just as well.
~ My HG list ~
(As I've sampled many 100s of skin, hair and m/u products over the last decade and a half, I thought it might be useful to share my top 10 must-have products, subject to change if and when I come across something more effective. I love constantly trying out new stuff - usually sample sizes via e-bay, also plenty courtesy of a friend who works at Sephora)
1. Hair Loss Treatment: ‘Divine Herbal’ - Hair Oil
2. Lip Balm: 'Nuxe' - Reve De Miel Lip Balm
3. Pigmentation + Anti-Ageing Treatment: ‘Divine Herbal’ - Facial Treatment Serum
4. Cleanser: 'Paula's Choice' - Skin Balancing Cleanser
5. Concealer: ‘Mac’ - Studio Finish Concealer
6. Lash Growth Serum: ‘Divine Herbal’ - Divinelash
7. Foundation/SPF: ‘Juice Beauty’ - Stem Cellular Repair (warm glow)
8. Face Scrub: ‘Sisley' - Botanical Gentle Buffing Cream
9. Moisturizer: ‘Antipodes' - Rejoice Light Day Cream
10. Hand Cream: 'Origins' - Make A Difference Rejuvenating Hand Treatment