clean corner: #crowdsourced serums

Thursday, May 28, 2020

A few weeks ago I put out a call on IG for clean/non-toxic serums as I ran out of my beloved Beautycounter Resurfacing Peel and Herbivore Botanicals's Bakuchiol Retinol Alternative Serum at the same time. I've tried a lot of serums that I love but love to try new ones.

The ones I've loved:

Beautycounter Overnight Resurfacing Peel
Cost: $63
Good for: brightness, smoothing.
This is all the rage in the BC community and I am here to say it is worth the hype! It feels great, smells good, and I love how my skin feels in the morning. Yes, Beautycounter is an MLM but yes you can also order directly from their website too.

Herbivore Botanicals's Bakuchiol Retinol Alternative Serum
Cost; $54
Good for: anti-aging, acne
Love this as a retinol-alternative. I have sensitive skin (read: somehow dry AND oily, somehow battling wrinkles AND teenage acne) and most derms have recommended retinol. I found this in my search for alternatives and have liked it a lot.

Drunk Elephant TLC Framboos Night Serum
Cost; $90
Good for: brightening, smoothing, fine lines.
This is at the higher end of the price spectrum and I get it. It feels great, my skin looked great when I used it.

These were the top most recommended in my Instagram poll for your favorite serums:
Sunday Riley Luna
Cost; $105
Good for: plumping, wrinkles

Is Clinical Active
Cost; $117
Good for: aging, brightness, acne

Skinceuticals CE Ferulic
Cost; $166
Good for: brightening, firming, lightening

Drunk Elephant TLC Framboos (same as above - I'm telling you everyone is onto this one)

Osmosis Rescue Serum
Cost; $54
Good for: smoothing, evening, acne

Kiehl's Vitamin C Serum
Cost; $68
Good for: firming, aging

1 comment :

  1. Love this post! I'm right there with you with oily and dry skin with wrinkles and acne. Amazing, isn't it? I use a prescription retinol because it helps with acne and skin resurfacing (wrinkles, dark spots, etc).


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