Timeless Skincare recently gifted me a phối of products lớn try out & review. While these were gifted lớn me the review are my own opinions. This is not a sponsored post. I’m sure you recall me mentioning the HA (Hyaluronic Acid) Spray that was also in the package they sent over. I’ve been using it in my Weekly Makeup Bag for the last two weeks & absolutely loving it. But as I lượt thích to give skin care a full thirty days where possible before I make a determination, it still has another two weeks of use before I give you my final thoughts. You can see my initial impressions post by clicking here if you would like.
The only reason I mention it is that the HA Spray is listed in the product mô tả tìm kiếm as a lighter version of the Hyaluronic Acid + vi-ta-min C Serum, which I’m reviewing today after a full thirty days of use.
So if you are looking at the ingredients list và thinking khổng lồ yourself, wow that sounds familiar, then first of all congrats on paying attention khổng lồ ingredients lists. Give yourself a gold star. Second, it is pretty much the same list. The spray has cucumber extract added to it khổng lồ give it the just from the spa scent (and cucumber extract benefits). There are other scents with the spray as well, but as this is the serum review I’ll leave that for that post.
First let’s look at what the sản phẩm claims và then we’ll get khổng lồ the ingredients and my use. So first off…
Kick start your daily skin care routine with this essential serum. Vi-ta-min C with its powerful antioxidants is the first line of defense for your skin as it brightens, clarifies and protects. Matrixyl 3000™ rebuilds collagen & firm skin, và Hyaluronic Acid pumps up the moisture levels. Your face appears luminous & bright, giving you that well rested, ‘just had a full night’s sleep’ effect.
Recommended For All skin types, every day
Hyaluronic Acid + vitamin C Serum is composed of a 5% concentration of vi-ta-min C, a 1.5% concentration of Matrixyl 3000™ with an added 1% concentration of Hyaluronic Acid. The combination of hyaluronic acid with the best vitamin c serum for oily skin provides a super hydra-boosting serum brightens skin with natural vitamins & essential anti-aging ingredients, while replenishing skin volume and smoothing fine lines and wrinkles.
Apply 2-3 drops khổng lồ fingertips & smooth evenly onto cleansed skin, preferably at night-time. For external use only. Sunscreen use recommended after application.
Timeless Promise: Paraben Free, Fragrance and Dye Free, Cruelty Free, More actives, less chemicals, Made in the USA
Water, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Aloe Barbadensis, Glycerin, Hyaluronic Acid, Matrixyl 3000™, Benzylalcohol, Dehydroacetic Acid.Timeless Skincare
As the product is meant to hydrate I am not surprised water is the first ingredient on the list. In fact, I would be pretty shocked if it wasn’t. Most skincare products vì chưng have it as their first ingredient, which makes sense. If a sản phẩm is supposed lớn put moisture in the skin, it has to lớn have moisture to give.
Magnesium ascorbyl phosphate is the vi-ta-min C element that is mentioned in the mô tả tìm kiếm in case you are wondering why vi-ta-min c isn’t plainly labeled on the ingredients list. According lớn the Derm Store this is a form of vi-ta-min C that not only protects skin from không tính tiền radicals và helps hydrate but it helps with hyper pigmentation and stimulates collagen. The link is actually to lớn the Derm Stores full article which goes into much greater detail about this size of vi-ta-min C for those interested. Personally, I think it is pretty interesting.
Aloe Barbadensis is essentially Aloe Vera. I am a big fan hâm mộ of this. It is an anti-inflammatory agent essentially. I can personally attest to this. Every house I lived in as a child had an aloe plant in it. Sunburns, & non-sun burns, poison ivy, và any kind of itchy bite or skin inflammation saw a bit of the aloe plant snapped off và rubbed on the skin. I was very glad this spring that I kept of the practice of keeping an aloe plant around when I got my massive sun burn this spring. It was icy cold and super soothing. My poor aloe plant is almost fully recovered from the ordeal. Needless to say I am very glad khổng lồ see it in my skin care, especially since I have been spending so much time in the sun this summer.
Glycerin is a humectant, which essentially means it is what pulls the moisture into the skin và kind of locks it down. It is pretty common in a lot of moisturizing products and kind of expected. The Hyaluronic Acid is also expected since this is a hyaluronic acid based product. HA reduces fine lines & causes the skin to lớn retain moisture, essentially plumping the skin to vì chưng away with fine lines. It is not an acid as in evil villain slowly lowering you into a bubbling vat while spilling all of the details of his nefarious plot sort of acid.
As the TM by the term in the ingredients list implies the Matryxl 3000 is a proprietary substance but here is the simple break down of what the Timeless Skin care Site had lớn say about it…
Matrixyl 3000 is an ultimate collagen booster derived synthetically và comprised of two skin active peptides, palmitoyl oligopeptide & palmitoyl-tetrapeptide-7. These two active ingredients stimulate the skin & work with the skin khổng lồ enhance its natural anti-aging properties.
If you click on the site link it will take you lớn a more fulsome discussion of this ingredient, but the above is essentially the summation.
This leads us to lớn the last two listed ingredients: Benzylalcohol, Dehydroacetic Acid. Benzylalcohol is a preservative designed to lớn kill microbes and Dehydroacetic Acid isa non-toxic ingredient used as a fungicide và bactericide. It’s job is khổng lồ prevent the growth of microorganisms. So essentially these last two ingredients keep the hàng hóa from spoiling và from mold và microbes from growing inside the product. I am okay with that. I prefer all my skin care to lớn not go rancid on me.
And that is it for ingredients. There are eight of them. Two designed khổng lồ prevent spoilage và the rest to vày the job for which the serum was designed. Overall not a bad list. I have used quite a few products where breaking down every ingredient (even in the short non-scientific way I did here) would not be possible. I really lượt thích that no extras were added just to lớn be added.
The serum comes in a blue glass bottle with a glass dropper. Despite the fact that the Hyaluronic Acid +Vitamin C Serum only costs $20.95, it feels super lux in the hand. The glass is nice in the hand và the dropper is well made. With glass bottles like this I have a love hate relationship with the màu sắc of the bottle. I love that it is a solid color that prevents light from getting in & ruining the product, but I hate not knowing how much I used. The hàng hóa is clear and odorless. If you have a problem with scent in your skin care then you will be thrilled with this. There is absolutely no scent to lớn it.
Now while the website says it is ideally used in the evenings, the box it came in suggested morning & evening use. So I used it in the morning & in the evening. I know that sun sensitivity with some serums can be an issue, but I didn’t have any sort of problems with it. That being said, when I go outside I have SPF 50 sunscreen (courtesy of my Volition sunscreen) on my face & as extra security I have been topping all of my skin (arms, legs, & face) with a spray sunscreen (Neutrogena Beach Defense) in SPF 30. So the sunscreen may have something to vị with the non-reaction in the sun.
But I’m not giving up my sunscreen lớn check.
I try not to lớn deliberately try for skin damage.
The recommended usage is three to lớn four drops. I generally found that three covered my face perfectly well, my skin sucking the serum in almost immediately upon contact.
Seriously, it disappeared like magic.
Since I like to bring my serums down my neck và onto my upper chest, I used five drops và it covered everything beautifully. This is a serum you are going to want lớn dispense in your hand and then apply to lớn the face. If you try lớn use a cốt tông round, or any other cloth applicator, it will absorb into the cloth and you will just sort of lose the product. Definitely apply it with your hands. Any sản phẩm that doesn’t go into your face will sink into your hands. Which is not a bad thing. Even in a glancing application, the serum has actually smoothed out a lot of my gardening based rough spots on my hands. I know that isn’t its intent, but it isn’t a bad side effect.
I did take before & after photos of my face in an effort to lớn see the difference thirty days made. I know the difference is slight in only a month, but I did notice a smoothing out of my skin in the mouth và eye area. I even noticed a slight reduction in what I lượt thích to call my bít tất tay crack – the line across the center of my forehead. It isn’t shrunk to lớn nothing (I doubt very much that anything would completely erase it) but it hasn’t gotten bigger & it is a little less noticeable. The hyperpigmentation on my forehead is slightly lighter.
The differences I’ve noticed are really kind of hard to see in a photo. For one, my skin feels less dry. As I am walking more instead of going to the gym, I am spending more time outside. Between the walking & the gardening, the sun takes its toll. While using this serum I’ve had khổng lồ use less moisturizer to keep the sun dryness at bay. Và I have been noticing a lot less clogged pores lately.
Don’t get me wrong, I think somehow I also assembled a crack team of products for this round of testing as in the past month a lot of my skin issues have cleared up. While this serum isn’t solely responsible for my skin’s improvement, it was a really big help. The dark spots left by acne scarring haven’t really diminished so dealing with skin discoloration due to lớn scarring may not be this serum’s strong suit despite the vitamin c, but it is excellent with retaining moisture & plumping up fine lines. So two out of three isn’t bad.
I vị have a second serum that was sent to lớn me by Timeless Skincare. It is the 20% vi-ta-min C + E và Ferulic Acid. It is designed more for the pigmentation so I will be giving it a go. In my month long trial using it morning và evening, I used up about half of the 1oz bottle of HA serum that was sent to lớn me. I am going khổng lồ switch to lớn using it just in the evenings (which should give me another two months of testing with the serum, plus I don’t want the left over to go lớn waste and I really enjoyed using it so have no problem whatsoever in using every drop).
I am going lớn then kiểm tra the more heavily vi-ta-min C serum during the day và see if that works better on my hyperpigmentation. I have high hopes that the combination of the two serums will do well with my skin. Of course I won’t know until I try. Which I will bởi starting tomorrow morning.
Until then, I have khổng lồ say I have really enjoyed this serum and am very glad Timeless Skincare sent it over to me to test out & review. It is a serum I will be purchasing on my own in the future. I may even have to look into ther DIY Beauty Box in the near future as well. Thus far I am enjoying the products I’ve used well enough that rying out more from this brand seems like a really good idea.