So I am getting closer and closer to age 40. Like it's almost 5 years away. Oh my... So lately I've been feeling like it's time to get a little more informed on this whole facial serum thing. Up until about a year ago, I had no idea what a serum was. Please tell me I'm not the only one... I kept hearing about it and seeing it pop up everywhere. So I Googled it - because that it what you do these days when you have a quick question and need a quick answer right? Here is the definition of a serum that I was able to put together from my "research:"
"A facial serum is a water or oil-based product with a gel-like consistency that contains high levels of antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals that quickly and effectively penetrate into each layer of the skin..."
I also found that there are different types serums that combat different issues- dryness, aging, wrinkles, toxins, elasticity, and acne. Sounds good right?!! So then I started looking around for a good serum. All I remember seeing is that they come in super small bottles that cost $150, $200, $250, even $300!! WHAT??? For that little thing? No thank you. My thoughts were that I would just continue on with my regular and affordable skin care routine and revisit the serum thing later. Or not.
But a few weeks ago, I did. I was getting a facial from my AMAZING esthetician and afterwards I asked her about the importance of using a serum. She highly recommended it - especially for women in their 30s. So she recommended the Essential Protective Serum by ESPA. She said it was a good serum to start with because it goes on top of a daily moisturizer (as opposed to the bottom), still penetrates the skin, locks in the moisture, and protects the skin against pollution from the environment - pollution that ultimately causes dullness, dryness, and premature aging of the skin. I live in a big city that's full of pollution, so that all sounded good to me!
AND she said it was only $48!! SOLD!
I've been using it for almost three weeks now and I already notice a difference in the texture and look of my skin. It's noticeably softer and brighter- especially in the mornings. I only use just a little bit, so this $48 will certainly pay for itself in the long run! I love a good, reasonably priced, effective product and I just had to share my find with you!
And again, please tell me that I'm not the only one who was totally out in left field with this whole serum thing!!
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*This is not a sponsored post! I'm just spreading the word about a product that I love!