Continuing this months theme of skin care, today we are going to talk serums. In the past, I have been exclusively a face wash and moisturizer type girl.
In my defense, serums weren’t really that big in my 20’s and most of my 30’s, I was either procreating or raising small babies, so sleep was more on my mind than serums.
But now I am in the midst of a female renaissance. My kids are growing up (😫) and I have more free time to pay attention to things like my skin and, let’s face it, I make more money in my 40’s than I did in any other decade, so I got a little cha-Ching to throw around on these things.
Also, nothing makes you spend money faster than crows feet.
I picked up the Eve Hansen Anti Aging Serum Set on Amazon for $25, although it’s going for $30 now. Before I go any farther, I’m going to tell you that that is an awesome price considering that I previously shelled out almost $50 for the Farsali Gold Elixir and I really like that serum too.
But, more money in my pocket is better.
The set comes with a trio of serums that you are to use in tandem with each other. Consisting of a Vitamin C&E Brightening Serum, a Hyaluronic Acid Serum and a Retinol Serum, you have the framework for a very good skin care routine.
Eve Hansen is 100% Vegan and this set ranges from 72-76% organic, which really doesn’t make or break my decision, but thought I would throw that in.
I use the Brightening Serum first after I wash my face in the mornings. None of these serums have any smell to them really, except for this one, which, peculiarly, has a faint cinnamon smell. It’s peculiar because there is no cinnamon in the ingredients list, but that’s the best way for me to describe it.
The Vitamin C&E Brightening serum is supposed to stimulate collagen and reduce fine lines and wrinkles, which is pretty much the theme across the other two in the set, but each adds their unique touch to the routine.
Hyaluronic Acid also reduces fine lines and wrinkles, but also helps reduce puffiness, while providing much needed moisture. Trust me, it’s not counterproductive. Retinol comes in to exfoliate and remove dead skin cells. This may sometimes cause a little bit of your skin to shed, but I didn’t notice that at all with this product, which contains 2% Retinol.
As part of my routine, I go in with Hyaluronic Serum, both in the morning and night and follow it up with either moisturizer every morning or the Retinol Serum every other night and then moisturizer.
Both the Hyaluronic and Retinol serum have no discernible smell. I do enjoy a bit of fragrance, but I can do without it as well. Also, all of these serums sink into the skin faster than the Farsali Gold Elixir, and don’t have any heaviness to it.
I like that I don’t have to wait forever for products to sink in. Who the heck has time for that?
As I mentioned in my skincare routine and in my Halo Kiwi post, I feel like my skin is the best it has been in a long time. I don’t think I can isolate any particular product and say this is the magic ingredient, but I can say that I really like what it’s doing and the proof is in the way my skin feels and looks.
What do you all think of serums? Let me know in the comments below.
Till next time, my friends!