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Treat extra parched skin by layering the serum under the pūr~lisse pūr~moist hydra-balance moisturizer.

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The quest for the fountain of youth is one subject worth discussing with your elders—especially if you’re Jennifer Yen. The pūr~lisse founder used her grandmother’s skincare advice to develop this potent anti-aging serum, which is powered by a compound based on the blue lotus flower, a traditional Chinese beauty ingredient. Packed with natural plant extracts and antioxidants, the lightweight serum is clinically proven to improve skin firmness, clarity, and smoothness over time.

How it Works

The brand’s signature peptide complex, Lotus Lupine 5, expedites cell turnover to reveal fresh, youthful skin. Rice bran oil stimulates collagen, the protein responsible for elastic, youthful-looking skin, while Matrixyl 3000 peptide complex helps prevent fine lines and wrinkles. Free of irritating ingredients such as parabens or petrochemicals, the serum is great for all skin types.

How to Use

Apply to freshly cleansed skin morning and evening. Gently sweep a nickel-sized amount all over face and neck, avoiding the eyes. Use alone or follow with moisturizer or sunscreen—it's a great prep for makeup application.

Cyclopentasiloxane, Water (Aqua), Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Isocetyl Stearate, Methyl Gluceth-20, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate, Cetyl Dimethicone Copolyol, Hexyl Laurate, Squalane, Panthenol, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamine E), Sodium Hyaluronate, Hydrolyzed Lupine Protein Octenylsuccinate, Hydrolyzed Algae (Seasilk) Extract, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Macrocystis Pyrifera (Sea kelp) Extract, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Silk Amino Acids, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Oil, Cocamidopropyl PG-Dimonium Chloride Phosphate, Paeonia Albiflora Root (Peony) Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf (White Tea) Extract, Nymphaea Coerulea Flower (Blue Lotus) Extract, Glycerin, Sodium Chloride, Laureth-7, PVP, Butylene Glycol, Carbomer, Polysorbate 20, Salicylic Acid, Dehydroacetic Acid, Benzyl Alcohol, Benzoic Acid, Benzethonium Chloride, Phenoxyethanol, Geraniol *, Limonene *, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon), Peel Oil , Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Oil, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil, Cymbopogon, Martini Oil, Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Oil, Juniperus Mexicana Oil, Tagetes Minuta Flower Oil, Michelia Alba Flower Oil

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Silky
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This serum is extremely smooth and silky. It didn't look or smell like anything much so I didn't think it would be anything special. However, when I used it my skin felt extremely smooth, but not oily. It even felt smoother in the morning.

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Amazing
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I thought that this product was amazing, I really noticed a difference when I was using it, my skin looked brighter and more youthful even when I hadn't gotten much sleep.

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Average

I liked everything about this product, but I didn't find anything that was over the top and above other products. Very little if any scent for those that are sensitive in that area.

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Love this but too expensive

I love this product! It made my face feel my really smooth and putting makeup on over it was very easy. So smooth!

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Great feel, instant results!

Loved the way this made my skin feel, immediately. It not only glided on easily and left my skin feeling silky smooth, but my skin's appearance improved after 1-2 weeks of use. (And that was just using the sample, a little really does go a long way with this product!)

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Excellent Serum

This is an excellent serum but it's a little pricey. I do like the texture and the way it makes my skin feel and look. It would be a great moisturizer in the summer when it's really hot and humid.

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Great! Silky and acts as a Primer

I actually did purchase this product b/c it is very smooth and silky when you apply it to your face. I did notice a difference when using this product. I received several compliments on my makeup, when in actuality I only changed my primer. It's expensive, yes, but it works great for sensitive skin and you only need a little dot a day! I do believe in spending money on your skin if it's worth it and to me, this product is great! Also, my makeup glided over my face perfectly. I usually struggle a bit with the makeup settling in the wrong areas and this helped smooth over everything.

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Love this!!

I love how this just glides on and makes my skin feel silky smooth and younger looking. The smell was very pleasant too!!

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Great texture, like a serum and a primer in one

This one is on my long term wish list - I loved the texture and the way it went on matte. I was almost as good as primer! I just wish it weren't so pricey - a little cheaper and I would have some in my medicine cabinet now.

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Fabulous!

I've had this sample forever and for some reason just now tried it! I could kick myself for waiting so long! It goes on light and silky, providing ample moisture for my foundation, and gives my skin a radiance and silky feel all day long. I'm a working mother of three who doesn't get much sleep, and this product makes my skin look great! I'm definitely buying the full size--it's worth the cost!

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