5 SERUMS THAT WILL LEAVE YOU BOTH LOOKING AND FEELING LUMINOUS
POSTED BY SANGFROID – DECEMBER 9, 2013
This is a post from a friend’s blog, Style Dabba, which if you haven’t checked it out yet, you should! I haven’t personally tried any of these serums, but I would lean towards a product with more vitamin C in it as it’s an ingredient in skincare products known to even out uneven skin tone, i.e., age spots!
Here’s what she writes:
December has started off on a fun, fabulous note and we are so looking forward to the weeks of travel to exotic locations with friends and the evenings of long parties that are inevitable.
But a dull complexion will just not match the energy within and so we’ve started using the best new innovations to conquer the winter season. The quickest and most efficient way of giving your complexion a boost is through the application of high powered serums. We all know now that past 30 the best way to keep your skin looking youthful are serums- they are a must-use now. They are light in consistency and the skin absorbs them easily penetrating the deepest layers to tackle pigmentation, hydration and wrinkles effectively. Use first thing in the morning and at night and we can guarantee a fresh and healthy glow to your complexion.
Here are the 5 serums we have tested, tried and love.
1) YSL Forever Youth Liberator Serum- £82/ 50ml- Firms, Lifts and Hydrates
This is the first anti-ageing skincare by Yves Saint Laurent containing the Glycanactif™ complex, a combination of 3 glycans, to help stimulate skin’s youthful capacities at the 3 levels of the skin.This elixir has the highest concentration of Glycanactif™ to stimulate regeneration deep within the skin and boost youth- promoting functions to help lift and firm the face.
We say, after the first use, skin appeared soft and calm. You just need to use 2 drops and it has a pleasant fragrance and feel on the skin. After a week, skin looked uniform and plumper with a remarkable evenness in skin tone. We love the stylish purple bottle too as it combines a very scientific dropper system with mature fashion. Buy it at £69.70 for 50 ml.
2) SkinCeuticals Phloretin CF Gel- $155/30ml – Brightens and Firms
This is an improved gel version of the SkinCeuticals acclaimed firming, brightening CF serum which works on all skin types. It provides broad-range photo-protection and boosts the skin’s structure as a result of collagen synthesis. Age spots are diminished and Skinceuticals with their advanced research, this time on parameters worked on by Duke university are the leaders in vitamin C and antioxidants. It was created as a product to tackle skin cancer and contains very serious useful ingredients that increase cell turnover.
We say apart from the medicinal smell that’s not pleasing, you know it’s working on your skin right away. You may need to give your skin a day to get used to it but otherwise use every morning on a clean face and you will see a brighter younger complexion. Worth the steep price.
3) Ole Henrickson Truth Serum Collagen Booster -£71/ 50ml- Reduces Lines and Wrinkles
This is an antioxidant-rich brightening and nourishing serum enriched with vitamin C. Formulated with a proprietary five-source vitamin C complex to support natural collagen production, brighten, and minimize fine lines, this must-have serum defends from environmental aggressors and free radical damage, leaving skin healthy and protected. It is enriched with green tea extract and sodium hyaluronate to nurture and nourish
We say the lightweight texture and uplifting citrus scent feels divine. Use it every night and wake up to a plumper, hydrated and bright complexion.
4) Loreal Paris Skin Perfection Advamced Correcting Serum- £11.33/30ml Diminishes Pores and Refines
This powerful formula enriched with Perline-P and patented LR 2412 helps transform the appearance of skin quality, as if perfected. Designed to penetrate through the skin’s epidermis layers, it means that pores look virtually undetectable and tone looks more even with skin texture feeling silky-soft.
We say this is a no frills serum and some have compared it to the more expensive Lancome Visionnaire in look and feel. It is meant for people who want to give their skin a radiance boost. Too many late nights and not enough sleep, then this one is for you.
5) Dr Brandt Do Not Age with Dr Brandt Transforming Pearl Syrup $150 -Younger looking skin.
Formulated to jump-start skin’s metabolism and restore strength and vitality, while promoting and maintaining younger-looking skin, longer. The serum features Dr. Brandt’s exclusive Juvenessence+ Complex encapsulated in state of the art DuoPearl technology, the result of five years of research and six patents. Produced one by one, the pearls are like mini laboratories: combining lipo + hydrophases for maximum ingredient efficacy and preservation, they unlock the ultimate anti-aging power of Juvenessence+ Complex to reverse the domino effect of cellular aging. The pearls burst with each application, delivering the right dose of ingredients.
We say, it feels like you are in a secret club (Madonna, Stephanie Seymour and Marc Jacobs), do you need any other reason! Well, the pearls feel exciting when they burst on use and you feel your face tightening instantly.