Tuesday, 10 January 2017

EIGHT FACE SERUMS THAT I USED LAST YEAR

We have stepped in another year. So, I thought to start with some recaps from the previous year. Today is the first article where I am going to share some face serums those I used last year so that you'll get some idea about them before going to buy one.

What Is A Face Serum:

A Serum is a highly concentrated formulation which boosts the action of the day or night cream. Because of the water-based, oil-free formulation, the molecules are smaller which allow them to be absorbed faster and deeper into the skin. But it should not be used alone as a moisturiser. Always a face serum should be followed by your daily moisturiser. There are different face serums to target specific skincare concerns, like wrinkles, expression lines, dark spots etc. Here, I have selected eight face serums from my vanity. So let's scroll down.

JUST HERBS REJUVENATING BEAUTY ELIXIR FACIAL SERUM (15 ml- Rs 1125/-):

This multitasking facial serum is a blend of treasured Indian herbs like Gotukola and Ginseng to nourish and restore a natural glow and youthfulness to tired, aging and pigmented skin. The serum prevents and reverses free radicals and DNA damage and also block the inflammatory changes that result during the aging process.
Suits all skin types. Free of all chemicals, synthetically modified ingredients (GMO) and other synthetic ingredients. 

My Feelings:

As the serum comes in a glass bottle with a dropper which is user-friendly and hygienic. The slightly gritty texture serum is penetrated into the skin almost immediately after applying, without leaving the skin greasy or oily. After using one week, I could see a remarkable change on my skin. I noticed a brighter and clearer skin. It cleared the acne scars and the spots caused by pox. And a very little amount is needed. It lasted nearly one and a half month on everyday usage.

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NATURAL BATH AND BODY BIO-ACTIVE ANTI-WRINKLE SERUM DS (30 ml- Rs 795/-):

This gel based serum is meant for the all-day application. It refines skin texture, evens tone, and brightens the skin complexion. The pentapeptides in the serum stimulate skin's inherent collagen-building ability. Additionally, the hydrating and nourishing qualities of hyaluronic acid restore lost suppleness. It dramatically reduces the appearance of lines, wrinkles and age spots.
Suitable for all skin types. It has natural products like Indian Gooseberry Extract, Aloe Vera Extract as its ingredients. Free of all harmful chemicals and harmful colorants. 

My Feelings:

I used it as the day time serum. The gel based serum is easy to apply and is quickly absorbed into the skin. It has given me a softer and smoother skin. I didn't see any breakouts even in the wet summer days when I sweat a lot, rather it would give my combination skin a matte surface to apply any makeup on it. If you combine the Just Herbs one at night and this at daytime, you will see the wonderful result.

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ORIFLAME OPTIMALS WHITE OXYGEN BOOST SERUM ( 30ML- Rs 999/-):

The intensive serum to boost the skin's moisture levels. With patented antioxidant Lingon 50:50, Oxygen active, skin-lightening complex, hyaluronic acid for intense hydration and glycolic acid to help renew the skin to reveal its inner radiance.
Suits all skin types. Fragrance-free. Vegan, Against animal testing. Contains parabens.

My Feelings:

This light-weight gel formula gives a good hydration to the skin. As it's fragrance-free, does not cause sensitivity to my sensitive skin. The serum gets easily absorbed into the skin and gives a good glow. Very gentle and doesn't breakout. Makes skin soft and smooth and a very little amount is needed. The only thing I didn't like about it that the existence of paraben in the serum. That's why I do not think of buying it again.


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QYANF SIX PEPTIDES ORIGINAL LIQUID SERUM (10 ml 3pcs- $5 approx.):

It is a revolutionary anti-aging serum based product. A unique breakthrough in the world of cosmetology. These days the peptides are used in skincare products to treat the aging signs on face and body. The peptides penetrate to the skin's protective barriers to getting to the deeper layers and to treat the wrinkles, fine lines, eye bags, crow's feet, forehead wrinkles, nasolabial folds etc. In a word, everything that shows the aging signs.
Suits all, especially aging skins. Except the six peptides it has aloe vera too. 

My Feeling:

Actually, it gives a botox-like effect. You can see the effects after using one week regularly. After 10 days usage, I saw that it increased the flexibility and elasticity of the skin. The skin remained hydrated the whole day long. It did give me a rejuvenated skin which I still can see on my face though I am not using it now. It comes in a tightly sealed ampoule and it's light texture absorbs very fast. When you use it, you need not use any toner and it can be used twice, in the morning and at night. There are various online stores where you can buy it at a very low price.

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OLAY  REGENERIST ADVANCED ANTI-AGING MICRO SCULPTING SERUM (50 ml- Rs 1699):

The serum offers advanced appearance correcting, anti-aging effects on the skin. With amino peptides + 83 complex, vitamin E, pro-vitamin B5, green tea extract, allantoin, glycerin, the serum renews the skin's outer layer one cell at a time, helps regenerate its appearance quickly and strengthen its moisture barrier.
Suits all skin type, even it's too effective to dry skin. Fragrance-free. Non-greasy and fast-absorbing formula.

My Feeling:

After regular usage for over a week, I could see the visible difference on my skin. It really regenerated my skin to a younger and firmer looking one. It would keep my face hydrated all day and balance the moisture level of the skin too. As a very little amount is needed, the little goes a long way. So, it is useful for the very dry skin too.
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NEUTROGENA FINE FAIRNESS BRIGHTENING SERUM ( 30 ml- Rs 599):

The high penetrating serum that lightens the look of dark spots and brightens overall skin tone for a fair, lasting translucency from within.
Lightweight and fast-absorbing. Suitable for all skin types. Alcohol-free and non-comedogenic. Fragrance-free, alcohol-free.

My Feeling:

This watery textured serum is felt very light on the skin. So, it can be said it's the best serum for oily/combination skin. It gives a dewy finish on the skin and does not cause any breakouts on my skin. It reduces dark spots and removes tan too. But remember that it is no fairness cream, rather a brightening serum. So it may take some time to show the results on the spots. But it surely does what the brand claims.

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SHAHNAZ HUSSAIN SAFFRON SKIN SERUM (50g -Rs 824/-):

Enriched with essential natural ingredients this luxurious skin serum revitalizes and restores radiance to the skin.
Suitable for all skin types, especially the oily skin. Lightweight, easily absorbed into the skin. 

My Feelings:

I bought the serum seeing its main ingredient, the saffron which is good to give a natural glow to the skin. The serum didn't disappoint me. It gave me a natural and healthy glow, improving my skin texture. The light serum is good for my combination skin, especially during the humid weather.
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LOTUS PROFESSIONAL PHYTORx WHITENING AND BRIGHTENING SERUM ( 30gm- Rs 450/-):

PhytoRx whitening and brightening serum distribute the concentrated blend of Amla berry, lychee and punarnava root extracts to whiten and brighten the skin from the first application itself. Targets on your dark spots and reduces the melanin production, resulting in fairer, radiant looking skin.
Natural, free of all chemicals. Light and semi-liquid texture. Easily blendable, fast-absorbing formula. 

My Feelings: 

As I have been using this one for 2/3 days, so can't say much about it. It really absorbs very fast and forms a smooth matte base on my face. I'm using it twice in the morning and at night. My skin has accepted it happily. So, I am happy too. Not very pricey too. One con is that it is not easily available in the local market. Only the beauty salons sell it or you can buy this from famous online stores.
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Now, I think you have got the effective face serums to try in 2017. Which one are you going to buy? Have you used anyone of them? If you have any queries about them, feel free to ask me. Thanks for reading. Enjoy your new year with some new products and be beautiful.

Shreemayee Chattopadhyay. 

 image courtesy: Google

4 comments:

  1. The LOTUS serum is really nice. Hope you used it longer & found it to be so.
    I will try out the Shanaz Hussain one as you recommend it

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  2. Thanks for stopping by. LOTUS serum is good for brightening the skin , but if you are looking for something to target the fine lines or wrinkles, it will be a big no.

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  3. Great review... Searching for a serum which helps to clear the dark spots... Will try out the neutrogena fine fairness serum.. Hope it works 💜

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