Most of us have this issue of skin getting extensively dry and arid after a salon clean-up or after a relaxing at-home facial. Negating the dryness with heavy pore-clogging moisturizer is such a pain. Oriflame’s Sea Algae Beauty Treatment Serum is like a perfect dose of extensive moisturizing and that too without greasiness or skin clogging. Here, I am reviewing the serum.
A LITTLE INFO ABOUT FACE SERUMS:
A face serum is a clear, thick, liquid beauty product applied to the face and neck area. Face serums come in many different varieties and are often meant to target a specific problem. They can be used to help fight the signs of aging such as lines, wrinkles, and dark spots. They can also be used to help prevent acne and brighten the skin. Depending on its specific purpose, a serum can contain a wide variety of ingredients, including vitamin C, amino acids, mushrooms, glycerin, cucumber, and aloe.
DIFFERENCE BETWEEN FACE SERUM AND MOISTURIZER:
Due to their large molecules, MOISTURIZERS can only penetrate the first layer of the skin, allowing them to hydrate and seal in moisture. A face serum is able to penetrate into all three layers of the skin because it is made of smaller molecules. The serums ability to go deeper into the skin is what allows it to help combat many common beauty complaints.
FACE SERUMS are best applied to a clean, slightly damp face. If a toner is being used, the serum should be applied after the toner. It is often recommended to apply the face serum before bed, as the skin will absorb it better overnight, although each serum will have its own application instructions.
WHAT THE CATALOGUE SAYS ABOUT SWEDISH SPA ALGAE BEAUTY TREATMENT SERUM:
A light, yet intensively hydrating serum that boosts skin’s moisture level and leaves it feeling amazingly soft and supple. Apply on clean, dry skin as the last step of your weekly treatment.
HOW TO USE:
After using scrub and mask, apply serum once a week on clean and dry skin as a last step of your face treatment (read cleanup or facial) or as required under your daily moisturizer.
PRICE: Rs. 790 for 30 mL, but I got it at a price of Rs. 238 in last month’s sale.
LIST OF ACTIVE INGREDIENTS: Aqua, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Glyceryl Polymethacrylate, Oleth-20, Asparagopsis Armata Extract, Imidazolidinyl Urea, Carbomer, Methylparaben, Parfum, Panthenol, Propyl Paraben, Benzophenone-4, Propylene Glycol, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Hyaluronate, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Sodium Hydroxide, Ethylhexy Glycerin, Glucose, Chondrus Crispus Extract, CI42090.
MY EXPERIENCE WITH ORIFLAME SWEDISH SPA SEA ALGAE BEAUTY TREATMENT SERUM:
This serum comes along with a treatment package, which consists of algae scrub and algae mask, but I opted only for the serum. This algae serum is extremely hydrating and satiated my skin’s dryness during the dry winter months. In fact, instead of using it weekly, I used it daily and noted remarkable improvement in skin texture and the way the skin reacted to extreme moisture without greasiness. It is completely non-greasy and vanishes into skin leaving well-moisturized and supple skin.
The serum comes in a small 30 mL clear glass bottle with a tiny nozzle that disperses the serum in tiny tiny squirts and only a few tiny squirts are enough to hydrate and moisturize the entire face.
I used it after clean ups and facials when my skin got stripped of the oils and felt a bit dry, it worked wonderfully in providing moisture and hydration and the skin felt supple.
The only hitch is the price, but since I got it through a sale, I have not felt the pinch.
PROS OF ORIFLAME SWEDISH SPA SEA ALGAE BEAUTY TREATMENT SERUM:
- A super moisturizing and hydrating serum that works both for oily as well as dry skin.
- Improves skin texture, makes skin smooth.
- Can be worn as a moisturizer.
- Can be used during day.
CONS OF ORIFLAME SWEDISH SPA SEA ALGAE BEAUTY TREATMENT SERUM:
- The price, Rs. 790 for 30 mL, otherwise, I am happy. Thinking twice, I wouldn’t mind spending such an amount to get a superbly hydrated skin.
- 30 mL is too less and if you are using it daily as a moisturizer, then it will get over soon.:)
WILL I PURCHASE IT AGAIN: YES.
IMBB STAR RATING: :-* :-* :-* :-*