InstaNatural Age-defying & Skin Clearing Serum Review

8 September 2015

InstaNatural Age-defying & Skin Clearing Serum Review

It was only recently that I really discovered the power of serums. I previously thought that they were a replacement for moisturiser, but apparently I was wrong. Earlier on in the year, my obsession really started with the L(A)B Activator Serum* (mentioned here), which is packed with hyaluronic acid. It made my skin soft and plump, and paired perfectly with my moisturiser. There's a new serum on the block, and that is the InstaNatural Age Defying & Skin Clearing Serum*.

Housed in a glass dropper bottle, the serum contains quite a cocktail of active ingredients. A concentration of 20% Vitamin C acts to repair and protect, as well as brighten the skin. Working to soothe blemishes are both retinol and salicylic acid. These decongest and unclog pores, and this also minimises the appearance of blackheads. Finally, niacinamide reduces redness and inflammation.

The Age Defying & Skin Clearing Serum has a nice consistency, being a lightweight fluid which absorbs easily to the skin. I take a full squirt of the dropper into my palm, rub my hands together and distribute the serum over my face. This action is really refreshing! It makes my skin feel plump and soft and doesn't feel too heavy or greasy for my oily skin. As it is a serum, it works best paired with a moisturiser, and really amps up the effects. I have been following this with my trusty Body Shop Seaweed Mattifying Day Cream and it really works a treat at adding a boost of hydration.

Whilst it is too soon to tell of any long-term effects, I don't think that the serum has broken me out. I've had a slight breakout around my chin area, but I think that is down to the fact that I've been wearing a scarf almost 24/7 since we've been plagued with the cooler weather. Despite that, the rest of my skin has been really clear! I feel like my blackheads haven't been as bad since I've started using this product, and my pores aren't as noticable. However this could be down to the fact I've been going makeup-free for work. In terms of the "age defying" effects, I'm 22 so I can't really comment (Mum has been testing out the Vitamin C Serum and LOVES it!). Any lines I have are due to dehydration, although this product covers that base nicely thanks to the hyaluronic acid.

The best bit about the InstaNatural serum? It smells like orange juice! It is fizzy and fruity and really makes you feel uplifted. Although there are times that unscented products are the way to go, most of the time I love my skincare to smell super luxurious. This makes the whole routine a lovely experience, and means you can look forward to caring for your skin.

The cruelty-free USA-based brand is currently available to buy from Amazon. The Age-defying & Skin Clearing Serum comes with a hefty RRP of £49,95, however you'll be pleased to know that it is being sold for a more sensible £17.95. I feel like this is what the product is worth, it definitely isn't spectacular enough to be around the £50 mark! Here's hoping that it will be one of those things that is constantly on offer! Overall this is a skincare product that I would recommend, especially if you are looking for a way to boost hydration without weighing down oily skin, and are looking to target breakouts at the same time.

What is your favourite serum? Please let me know!

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