Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Review: Skinceuticals Hydrating B5 Serum
I have been using this Skinceuticals Hydrating B5 serum for more than one month. Since I have so many skincare products to go through, I share most of my skincare with my mom and this is one of the many. And seems like results are the same between my mom and I.
Very liquidity. As you can see (right), one drop on my finger and it runs down very quickly.
After cleansing and using toner, I use serum before moisturizing. I tend to use two drops, one on the middle finger and one on the ring finger. Then rub my fingers together and in a patting motion, pat it all over my face and neck.
The product comes in a dropper bottle. For its liquidity consistency, I think the dropper is a great design. The bottle is made of glass - so best not to drop it on the floor.
What it claims:
"Contains high concentrations of hyaluronic acid to bind moisture to the skin and increase hydration. Enriched with Vitamin B5, this hydrating fluid maximizes the benefits of your daily moisturizer. Fragrance-free formulation ideal for all skin types."
Thoughts / Results:
Since I've used this product for a two months, I've still been getting dry skin patches on my nose once in a while. I thought this product could have helped with me that problem. Unfortunately, it didn't help much. My skin did get a little smoother or softer but not by much, so this proves it does help with absorption of moisturizers. Now one of the problems I've noticed is the milia I have been getting along my jawline. As I said before, my mom has been using this product as well and she's been getting milia on her jawline as well. I haven't noticed anything else of my skincare routine that has changed, so I can only conclude it was because of this product. The recommended amount to apply this product was 3 to 5 drops, and clearly I had to reduce that to 2 drops.
I like the idea that it's fragrance-free as I'd prefer sometimes that products don't have a scent. And I like that it's in a dropper bottle as it's easier to control how much I want by how many drops.
$66 USD @Cosme-de.com (but I got it at a discount for $59.40 USD)
Product: Skinceuticals Hydrating B5
Rating: 2 / 5
- Hydrating with use of moisturizer
- Not best to be used alone as it gives no effects
- Causes milia on my jawline