I'm a huge fan of serums and decided I wanted a nice retinol one that was gentle but nourishing. My face has always reacted well to them and they make a difference in my overall complexion.
The instructions say this would make a great makeup primer and it definitely has that silicone-y consistency that leave a smooth finish, personally it's not my favorite finish as it always feels powdery to me but I can see it. I know retinols don't do well with sun exposure though and although the product says its fine as long as you're good with sunscreen, I'd rather not bother with the possibility.
I use it at night 3x a week, opposite of my exfoliating days. I tone, add a drop of this and finish off with my moisturizing oil afterwards. That silicone-y feel makes it glide all over really easily so it's not hard to apply. I wake up glowing lol.
It's definitely on the weaker end of OTC versions % wise but a nice try, I think I'll branch out and try others due to the price. I say it's a good intro product and complements my skin routine well.
I didn't have much use for this product as I don't wear a ton of makeup so I didn't need a primer and I am often scared of serums as my skin can be oily. But I liked the product and it did make my skin look smooth!
Best stuff ever
Makes my skin glow. This serum is so smooth it feels like silk going on to my skin. Perfect for all of the seasons and mixes well with makeup.
OK in the beginning, but stopped using
I got a sample of this in my Birchbox and liked it alot so I ordered the full size. After using it for about 2 weeks I felt like it left my skin kind of oily and my chin broke out. It was the summer time so I wonder if this product would be better for me in the winter.
no more flaky skin!
after just a few days of using this my skin looked and felt so much healthier. it doesn't feel tight and dry anymore