I have to give a major shout out to this little gem. I like to keep my skin care routine very simple and I've pared it down to just a few basic staples -- I use a moisturizer with sunscreen in it, and a little Argan oil around my eyes each morning. At night, before going to bed, I slather on Argan oil all over. Using those two products is enough for me, except in the Winter. I'm 41 with moderately dry, very sensitive skin and every Winter (starting right after Christmas when it truly gets cold), I get dry patches that my foundation clings to. It isn't pretty. I've experimented with everything from Aquaphor to luxury skin care and nothing really works for me except this twelve dollar serum from Elf.
In the thick of the coldest months, I'd apply my regular moisturizer, then apply this serum. It didn't feel overly thick, and didn't leave my skin tacky if I waited a moment or so. Honestly I'm not sure how or why this product worked so well, but it did. I've worked at Sephora and Ulta and been lucky enough to try all kind of skin care products, and this serum beat them all when it came to defeating the Winter grossness. The key difference for me, between this product and Aquaphor, Lumene and others was that with everything I tried, the dry patches would be diminished before I applied makeup, so I was happy and I believed the products were working. However, when I used this serum, I wasn't waking up to any dry patches -- the issue was completely GONE, all Winter. Heck yes, I was stunned because this has been an issue of mine for a decade. This serum actually resolved my dry skin issues to the extent that I was able to wear a mineral foundation even in the coldest months which is normally a huge no-go for me.
You don't get much product, for twelve dollars, but my bottle lasted all Winter for me just using it in the morning. If you use it morning and night, you may need two bottles each Winter. For me, twelve to twenty-four dollars per Winter is a bargain.
It's definitely thicker than you'd think a serum would be -- it kind of feels like you're just putting another moisturizer on but it isn't overly thick or cumbersome. Makeup applies *beautifully* over this product as long as you wait two or three minutes in between.
I don't have this product right now because I don't need it but I'll definitely be getting a bottle once the cooler weather arrives (I am so ready for Fall candles, scarves and boots!). Your mileage may vary of course, but I say definitely give it a try if you get really dry skin and dry patches. Regardless of which moisturizer I used, this little gem kept my skin smooth, soft and supple all Winter and actually made a difference. Love, love, love!