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Peptide Serum Dupes??

Kate Somerville - Kx Active Concentrates Bio-Mimicking Peptides Serum
: Key ingredients: Blend of 5 peptides that work together to refresh and renew skin as it firms, smooths, and hydrates. Also includes chicory leaf extract (acts as a natural alternative to retinol to help with fine lines and wrinkles) and mango and banana pulp extracts (improve radiance and luminosity while also helping with wrinkles). Scent: Very strong scent, like medicine almost Price: $98 for 1 oz Experience: It is more heavy and takes some more time to sink in. After using this, my skin feels sticky, tacky, and heavy due to the product. I use this after toner but before moisturizer. On the Sephora website, they claim that almost everyone that tested their product (94%) saw highly significant improvement in their fine lines and wrinkles. After using this for a couple of weeks, I haven’t noticed much, if any, of a difference. The strong scent also deters me from using it. I also find it can cause my other skincare to pill afterwards, depending on what I use. The dropper has a hard time picking up enough product and it’s even harder to get it all out, so I don’t like the packaging of this, but maybe the full size is better. GOOD MOLECULES - Super Peptide Serum
: Key ingredients: Blend of peptides and copper tripeptides to help hydrate, brighten, and smooth. Scent: Price: $12 for 1 oz Experience: It’s a very lightweight serum that layers easy and haven’t had an issue with pilling or not sinking in. I’ve noticed that my skin looks more plump and hydrated and an improvement in my acne scars. They aren’t as noticeable and my skin looks more even and bright. I use this after toner and before moisturizer. This is my second bottle I’m on and have seen a significant improvement in my texture and the plumpness of my skin. My skin has also become more soft! . Overall: While I don’t have any issues with wrinkles currently, I find it better to prevent a problem than try to fix it when it arises. My skin has become more plump, soft and hydrated using the Good Molecules serum and not that much of a greater difference using the Kate Somerville one. The GM ones does what it claims and a fraction of the cost and I’d rather purchase the GM one.
May 22, 2020
lindaa0317I would rather purchase the GM serum as well since I don't have any wrinkles.
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My favorite serums! (pt. ii)
You can’t have too many serums on your shelf, trust me. I am NOTORIOUS for collecting serums, despite not being knowledgeable about every single one of them. The products on my favorite list have been tried and true in my book and have worked for me 🙂 While I no longer support Good Molecules on my IG, I still can reminisce about the goodness their serums had offered me before they were empty 😭 LUMENE - Nordic-C Glow Boost Essence Serum 30ml this is one of my favorite vitamin c serums because of its “gel-like” yet lightweight texture. It smelled exactly of oranges and brightened up my face within 2 weeks of using it! I loved how I was able to pick it up at Target and buy it for around $13. It offered me a fresh glow that I haven’t gotten in awhile from any other vitamin c product I’ve used thus far. GOOD MOLECULES - Daily Brightening Serum this is another brightening serum that has served me well! It definitely helped in targeting any hyperpigmentation I had and made my skin look hella good in the sunlight with that glow 😜😜 it was my favorite serum to use before an AM moisturizer! GOOD MOLECULES - Super Peptide Serum this super peptide serum WASNT one I was familiar with. I mean, peptides? For what??! Apparently, the peptides and copper tripeptides help to hydrate, brighten and smooth skin. Ultimately, I really enjoyed this serum for the PM. The next day, my skin would look so good that sometimes I wouldn’t even wear makeup that day. Who would’ve thunk! 😌
Fair price and effective, Good molecules
Discovery a new skincare brand that work in a fair price, 𝗚𝗼𝗼𝗱 𝗠𝗼𝗹𝗲𝗰𝘂𝗹𝗲𝘀 which works effectively ⠀⠀ 𝗛𝘆𝗮𝗹𝘂𝗿𝗼𝗻𝗶𝗰 𝗔𝗰𝗶𝗱 𝗦𝗲𝗿𝘂𝗺✨ Known for its water-light texture which provide our skin with moisture. I normally use this right after toner in my AM and PM routine. Sometime I also add a drop into my foundation to enhance the hydration with makeup. For best results, use it on damp skin and let it sinks into your skin and then continue the skincare routine GOOD MOLECULES - Hyaluronic Acid Serum ⠀⠀ 𝗡𝗶𝗮𝗰𝗶𝗻𝗮𝗺𝗶𝗱𝗲 𝗦𝗲𝗿𝘂𝗺✨ Helps to refine skin texture and create a healthier skin complextion. I apply this serum after toner and before any face oil or moisturizer GOOD MOLECULES - Niacinamide Serum ⠀⠀ 𝗦𝘂𝗽𝗲𝗿 𝗣𝗲𝗽𝘁𝗶𝗱𝗲 𝗦𝗲𝗿𝘂𝗺✨ Is an effective serum targeting to agling problem and giving your skins brighter and smoother look. I like to apply this as the last serum before my moisturizer and I will let is sink for 30 seconds before applying my cream GOOD MOLECULES - Super Peptide Serum 𝗦𝗶𝗹𝗶𝗰𝗼𝗻𝗲-𝗙𝗿𝗲𝗲 𝗣𝗿𝗶𝗺𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗠𝗼𝗶𝘀𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗶𝘇𝗲𝗿✨ Prep my skin with hydration and smooth out skin texture to create a perfect canvus for my makeup. I love how light weighted it is and it is free from silicone. It is formulated with macadamia seed oil, shea butter that works to strengthen and nourishing my skin. Meanwhile, it so enhancing the skin cell generation with vitamin E and Essential fatty acids from olive oil. I love to apply this after my AM routine and before my makeup GOOD MOLECULES - Silicone-Free Priming Moisturizer ⠀⠀ #cheriepartner
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A Supercharged Vitamin C Serum!
A Supercharged Vitamin C Serum!
Dime Beauty Company Vitamin C, B, E + Ferulic Acid Prior to trying Dime Beauty Company’s Vitamin C, B, E + Ferulic Acid, I had been faithfully using Skinceuticals cult classic CE Ferulic and I was quite happy with it because I didn’t know any better! Then, I won a gift certificate to Dime Beauty in an Instagram giveaway and I chose to try Dime’s Vitamine C, B, E + Ferulic Acid and I am forever a convert. Let me tell you why… Both products offer some of the same benefits: Ferulic Acid: This is an antioxidant that neutralizes free radicals that cause premature aging. It also stabilizes Vitamin C (so it’s important that, if you are getting a Vitamin C Serum, that you get one that has Ferulic Acid) and enhances the nourishing benefits of Vitamin E. Vitamin E: Restores hydration by nourishing the lipid barrier and preventing the evaporation of existing moisture, known as Trans-Epidermal Water Loss. It also acts as an antioxidant. The texture of this product, similar to Skinceuticals FE Ferulic and many serums like this, is a clear watery liquid. There is also no fragrance or scent to speak of, which is always great when it comes to skincare products, in my opinion! Now, let’s talk the differences between the two products. First of all, the Vitamin C itself, the most important part! Skinceuticals offers 15% L-Ascorbic Acid, Vitamin C in its most efficacious form. Dime Beauty’s product, on the other hand, offers 20% L-Ascorbic Acid - so you’re getting more bang of this antioxidant ingredient - already an improvement! Then, there is the addition of Vitamin B - two forms of it - that isn’t included in Skinceuticals CE Ferulic! Vitamin B3 (Niacinamide): Niacinamide is an ingredient being used in a lot of skincare products these days and for good reason! It’s a workhorse! It improves the appearance of enlarged pores, brightens dull skin, defends against environmental toxins and UV rays, increases the production of ceramindes, improves redness and blotchiness of skin, regulates facial oil flow, helps prevent hyperpigmentation and minimizes lines and wrinkles! Phew! Vitamin B5: This is a humectant, a natural hydrator that stabilizes skin’s barrier function which results in an increase in the amount of water your skin holds onto. Finally, there’s the price! Skinceuticals CE Ferulic clocks in at the whopping $166 for 30mL - definitely not a price to take lightly. However, the Dime Beauty Vitamin C, B, E + Ferulic Acid - which boasts an additional 5% Vitamin C as well as two forms of Vitamin B that is not included in the Skinceuticals product - comes in at $28 for 30mL. Given the additional Vitamin C percentage, the addition of Vitamin B3 (Niacinamide) and Vitamin B5 as well as the SIGNIFICANT price difference, I will continue to purchase Dime Beauty company’s Vitamin C, B, E + Ferulic Acid moving forward and would recommend others do so, as well! No need to spend all that additional money to get an inferior product, in my humble opinion!
Antioxidant serums- Vitamin C Serum Letdown
Antioxidant serums- Vitamin C Serum Letdown
Vitamin C is an ingredient that has been getting a lot of buzz lately, and why shouldn't it? It's an excellent antioxidant, and it helps to clear up uneven skin tone with ease. Today I wanted to share with you all a VC serum that I had high hopes for, that just didn't do it for me. Enter: Purito Pure Vitamin C Serum. The serum is a somewhat thick gel that stays a bit sticky when you apply it to skin. The product is marketed as a hydrating vitamin c, containing hyaluronic acid amongst other solid ingredients. Sadly though, the inclusion of hyaluronic acid is this product's downfall. HA needs moisture to bind to in order for it to work- if you apply it to bare skin/dry skin, it binds to the moisture inside your skin barrier and ends up drying out your skin instead of plumping it up. For an active like vitamin c, you must apply it on dry skin (on top of a toner is fine, but that toner must be dried down) as when an active meets wet skin it penetrates the barrier more deeply which causes irritation. The two weeks I spend testing out this serum, I noticed very quickly how dehydrated my skin felt, even after layering many other hydrating products on top of the serum. I might in the future investigate to see if my skin reacts okay to applying this on damp skin, but for the time being I have other products that work well and aren't nearly as finicky. It's a shame, as I do like Purito, but this serum just didn't work for me. Overall- if you're willing to play around with this to make it work for you, I think the general product is decent and will work for oily/normal skin types. I worry this could be too drying for dry skin types, but YMMV. While I cannot strongly recommend this to anyone, everyone's skin is different and if you like it, I'm really glad it worked for you! I'm going to sadly rate this 2/5- did not work for me, but I give it some props for being made of good ingredients.
Vitamin C Serums that are NOT worth the hype
Vitamin C Serums that are NOT worth the hype
✨I have sensitive combination skin that is acne prone. My skin concerns mainly revolve around acne and preventing breakouts when I can. I use Vitamin C to help protect my skin during the day and to help get rid of marks left over from acne. I love it as an ingredient and highly recommend trying it out but be careful when purchasing- not all are what they seem to be cracked up to be. 🍊 C-Firma by Drunk Elephant. The holy grail of NO for me when it comes to Vitamin C serums. But why do I hate this HIGHLY loved and hyped product? 🐘 First of all, this formula oxidizes at a highly fast rate, meaning the product becomes less and less effective faster. Secondly, the price of this for 1 oz is $80 which is actually outrageous and basically highway robbery. Thirdly, this product feels sticky once applied on the face, even when mixed and layered with other products which I cannot stand and it smells smokey like meat. BLEH. If you want something that maybe works for 3 months and are ok with having a sticky face and smelling smokey, then sure but this is not it for me. 🍍 Pineapple-C Brightening Serum by Glow Recipe. I decided to purchase it because it’s a clean brand and I was seeing it all over Instagram. Although I’ve seen some friends have success with this, this again isn’t a win for me. This is $49 for 1 oz which is way better than the previously mentioned serum. It has Vitamin C and AHAs with Hyaluronic Acid for hydration and pineapple juice to brighten skin. I wanted to like this so badly because of the lovely smell, ingredients and adorable glass packaging, but at the end of the day, this didn’t give me the results I was looking for. 🍊C15 by Paula’s Choice. Honestly I’m not sure how I feel about this one. It’s $49 as well but for .67 oz and I adore this brand but this has a shelf life of 3 months. Maybe that’s just the honestly of this brand vs Drunk Elephant but that’s a lot of product to get through in just 3 months! I want to try it again in the future. This also has Vitamin E and Ferulic Acid and this brand has yet to let me down but this expired too quickly for me personally so it’s on here too. If it’s that price point I want amazing results or a long shelf life. ☀️Although the above products didn’t work for me, they did lead me to discovering some serums that do. That list includes Very Cherry Bright by Farmacy and the Rose + Glow Vitamin C oil by Leah Skin which is my favorite. Another one I’m looking forward to trying is the Vitamin C by Allies of Skin. Ultimately, it’s about being patient and finding what works best for you!
Primera Miracle Seed Essence [
Primera Miracle Seed Essence [Thoughts] First off this product isn’t playing around, the ingredient list is short and clean. It has 93.1% Lotus Seed Extract which has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties thanks to Amino and Linoleic Acid. It also has Niacinamide, Adenosine, and Hyaluronic Acid. This essence is all about moisture and hydration. Yes, it brightens the skin but it does it gradually. If you’re trying to get rid of stubborn acne marks / brighten the skin after a week - this isn’t what you’re looking for. I’ve got oily skin and it works perfectly! It instantly hydrates my skin! Sometimes I’d use this right after I cleanse. The texture is like water - you guys know what’s up! Lightweight and fast absorbing. It also has no fragrance which makes it more enjoyable. When I got this the product and box were very dusty. I’m concerned with the cotton pads because it was just in a box too and I feel like some dust might’ve gotten inside so it’s one of the reasons I don’t use them as much. It’s quite thick and fluffy ~ I might use it for other toners perhaps because I don’t want to waste a drop.
Miracle Seed Essence
primera-Miracle Seed Essence
Hyped Products - worth it?  {Vitamin C}
Hyped Products - worth it? {Vitamin C}
Who else is guilty of falling for product hype? Asking for a friend… Okay, we’ve all been there. While I can think of quite a few examples of hyped products, today I’m going to discuss 2 popular vitamin C products. The first is the #OLE HENRIKSEN - Truth Serum[products]#[ThreeStars] and the second is THE inkey LIST - Vitamin C Serum 30ml . The Ole Henriksen serum has been hyped in the beauty community for years, while The Inkey List is newer to the market and has attractively low prices overall. The Ole Henriksen truth serum is marketed towards all skin types, and claims to brighten, fight aging, and nourish the skin. It contains “true-C complex”, collagen, orange, green tea extract, and aloe. I was unable to find the specific percentage of vitamin C in this serum. This serum smells like orange juice, leaves my face feeling a bit sticky, and does not add much nourishment to my skin. Because I have dry skin, I usually apply another serum on top to add more moisture. The serum does add some brightness to my face when used regularly. This serum does not irritate my skin or cause breakouts. I’m personally not a fan of the heavy added fragrance and lack of transparency with vitamin C percentage. I do not feel it’s worth the hype. The Inkey List Vitamin C is listed as a cream, but once you read the information, it is supposed to be used in place of or combined with a serum and then followed up with moisturizer. It contains 30% L-Ascorbic acid and is marketed towards all skin types. An important call-out is that it also contains dimethicone. This does have a creamy texture that is easy to spread. It feels nice on my skin for a second….until the sting comes through. Unfortunately, this product is too strong and irritating for my dry skin. I don’t mind the soft silicone feel, but I do mind the sting. The Inkey List suggests combining with their hyaluronic acid serum. I did previously own (and finished) that serum, so I tried the combination a few times; however, it still stung. I’ve set it aside to try again in the summer, but as of right now I can’t recommend it for dry skin. I was unable to use long enough to determine if it brightened my skin. I do not feel it’s worth the hype. Prices: Ole Henriksen: $24 for 0.5oz, $50 for 1oz. The Inkey List: $9.99 for 1oz. Availability: Both products are available at Sephora and other online retailers.
Vitamin C Serum 30ml
THE inkey LIST-Vitamin C Serum 30ml
antioxidant serum 💫
antioxidant serum 💫
let’s talk “antioxidant serums” first, what is an antioxidant serum? ⚡️ a antioxidant serum improves the appearance of fine lines & wrinkles & the overall texture of your skin. let’s chat about mad hippies vitamin A serum.. ⚡️why does our skin need vitamin A? 💧 It protects UV damage & slows down signs of aging. 💧it encourages healthy skin cell production. 💧it protects against infection. 💧it smooths wrinkles. 💧it evens skin tone & gives you a glow. 💧it clears up acne. ⚡️mad hippies vitamin A serum works to exfoliate the skin, improving the appearance of sun damaged, aging skin. I had heard a little about this brand, but either way the product sounded interesting & the name caught my attention, so i tried it out. I found this product at my local tjmaxx for a super affordable price, on there website is $32, which to me is a little pricey. ⚡️to be honest I’m not crazy about this product. the smell is ok, it comes in a dropper style dispenser, & the consistency is thick & i don’t see that it does anything for my skin. it is very gentle & didn’t cause any irritation. i did notice on my skin after applying it & letting it sink in, it would leave like these visible clear patches or “flecks” on my face. It was so weird & i did not know what it was but i did not like it. it happens everytime i use this product. I wouldn’t repurchase this product, i feel that there are better vitamin A serums out there. i would say don’t waste your money on this product. I’m sure they have better products from their line. Mad Hippie - Vitamin A Serum
Vitamin A Serum
Mad Hippie-Vitamin A Serum