“You’re telling me you can get free stuff sent to you?
Just by rating makeup you’ve already used? Sold.”
HEY THERE FAM, what’s up?! Who missed my blogging voice? No one? Anyone? Okay cool I didn’t hear any opposition so here I am with an unsolicited review of my INFLUENSTER item I received this month.
I am not sure that there is a “magic number” to receive your first complimentary box from Influenster, but here are my current stats on my profile, if it helps:
IMPACT SCORE: 3613
“Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1”
As you can tell, I’m not “super” popular on the app or that active, for that matter. But I definitely did put in the time to review as many products at a time I could and am familiar with. Think of every product you put on your face daily – maybe you use foundation, or just concealer and some bronzer as eyeshadow? Head over to their website, create a FREE account, and review those products!
It also doesn’t stop at makeup, you can review skincare, shower body washes/hair products, and the list goes on.
For this review, I’ve tested out the Jane Iredale Hyaluronic Serum for several weeks now, and have come up with a conclusion. Before I tell you if I like it, let me tell you the BENEFITS of incorporating a facial serum into your skincare routine.
To set the stage, here is the order of nighttime skincare layering that I do (with loads of internet research under my belt lol)
- Pre-cleanse (I use Clinique take the day off cleansing balm)
- Facial Cleanser (my tried and true is the Philosophy purity cleanser)
- Toner (Pixi Glow tonic)
- SERUM (Jane Iredale hyaluronic serum)
- Night cream (recently I’ve been rotating through rosehip seed oil and this aloe & green tea moisturizer)
Serums are great because you can customize it to your skin needs. They tend to have a higher concentration of ingredients to target your concerns.
Acne scarring? Try a vitamin c serum.
Dry skin? Hyaluronic serum to the rescue. And so on.
I like to experiment with serums because my skin has ever-changing needs, as does everyone’s. I think I notice the biggest difference in my skin when I incorporate a serum. Not to mention you lock in that serum-goodness with your nighttime moisturizer and it sinks into your skin all night.
With all that being said: I like it, but I can’t say I’m in love with it. Here’s why.
- thick consistency, and definitely feels tacky to the touch once you’ve applied (some might not like this if you are immediately laying down for bed, but I prefer it as it coats my face)
- hydrating – I can feel it on my skin the next morning as I wash my face
- a little goes a long way – you don’t feel skimped when applying this serum and it spreads far
- price tag – this serum will cost you $52.00
I like this serum, I really do. But for FIFTY-TWO DOLLARS??? Nada. I can’t compete with that. But you know who can? Brands like Mario Badescu, Neutrogena, + others. What happens when I run out of this, do I search my pockets for half a hundred dollars? UNLIKELY.
If price is not an issue for you, you may fall in love with this serum. It’s hydrating, scentless, has a non-greasy formula, and competes very well for a hyaluronic serum on the market. I simply cannot bring myself to recommend a $50 product when I know you can get something similar for half the price tag (hello, Neutrogena hydro boost serum) *cough cough*
What are your thoughts on serums? Do you have one incorporated into your skincare routine? If so, do you use it morning and/or night?
Thanks so much for stopping by and thank you to Influenster for sending this item complimentary for me to try out! All thoughts are my own and any information I provide has research and/or experience behind it.