Saturday Review: Serum Round-Up, Part 2

PicMonkey CollageSerums, I love ’em. See the first round-up here.

Lancome Rénergie Lift Multi-Action Reviva-Concentrate
I received a sample of this in a gift with purchase. This stuff is regular $122 for 1.7 ounces, but damn it, it is all kinds of awesome. My sample only lasted a week (although I think I was a little heavy handed. After only a couple of days though I noticed an unexpected difference in my skin. I mean, more than my regular serum skin improvement; I just looked brighter. If you can get your hands on a sample of this I highly recommend trying it out. I’ve started calling it youth in a bottle.
Would I use it again? Yes, Yes, Yes. I need more samples.
Would I buy it? Sadly, no. I can’t afford it.

Supergoop! City Sunscreen Serum SPF 30
I like the thought of having sunscreen in the very first thing that touches my face. This is a bit thicker than a typical serum and smells slightly of sunscreen if you put it right up to your nose. The smell dissipates almost instantly though. Unfortunately, this product broke me out and I stopped using it after three days.
Would I use it again? No.
Would I buy it? No.

Boots No7 Lift & Luminate Day Serum
This smelled gross. The smell dissipated on my face fairly fast, but it took soap to get it off my hands. It was off-putting; I only used my sample once and never tried the corresponding night serum.
Would I use it again? No.
Would I buy it? No.

Murad T-Zone Pore Refining Serum
This one was a little watery when it came out of the bottle, but not too unruly. It didn’t have the best smell – more of a this-isn’t-scented-kind-of-chemically smell than anything too bad. It went on smooth, but felt a little drying and stayed a bit tacky for longer than I would have liked.
Would I use it again? Yes.
Would I buy it? No, it is just okay.

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