Inspired by popular Korean skincare routines, I adopted a multi-step skincare regimen awhile ago. Since it involves layering a number of products. It can be time intensive but I think it's worth it for the results. One crucial step both in the morning and evening for me is a serum. Serums are meant to be applied after cleaning and toning the face and they typically contain key ingredients to address specific skin concerns like dark spots, wrinkles, etc. I switch between a few depending on the season and what my skin happens to needs Radha Beauty Clearing Serum claims to reverse the signs of aging while improving blemished skin and hyper pigmentation.
About the Brand: Radha Beauty is a 100% pure natural oils line and a natural skincare line. They combine high performance with natural and healthy ingredients and partner with earth-loving, women-empowering organizations. Their products use high quality and organic ingredients, are cruelty-free and use eco-friendly packaging.
Product Claims: This multi-tasking serum has sulfur which penetrates and creates elasticity while Niacinamide takes the red out and prevents inflammation that underlies all troubled skin issues. Vitamin C repairs micro scarring, reverses sun damage, provides significant natural sun protection and rapidly creates smooth supple glowing skin. Stealthy superior retinol and salicylic acid unclog pores, speed cellular turn over, and undo the signs of aging skin.
Key Ingredients: A powerful combination of active ingredients including 20% Vitamin C, 2.5% Retinol, 5% Botanical Hyaluronic Acid, 2% Salicylic Acid, 3.5% Niacinamide, Rosehip Seed, Lavender Oil and Tea Tree Oil.
Packaging: A sturdy encased plastic bottle that dispenses the product via a secure metal pump. The bottle is rather big considering it only contains 1 fl. oz. of product.
Price: $21.89 for 1 fl. oz.
My Impressions: I was keen on trying this serum since it is natural and organic with a potent mix of anti-aging ingredients. The serum itself is has a watery consistency which takes a little getting used to as it would run off my hand when I didn't apply quickly enough it to my face. It has an herbal smell which I assumed was from the essential oils. The scent is strong but I didn't really mind it since it's not artificial. One pump of product is enough to cover the face and it absorbs with a matte finish. My skin is sensitive and the first time I used this, I experienced a bit of a tingling sensation. It didn't end up being an issue since it went away and didn't occur with subsequent uses. I found that while this while the skin clearing and smoothing effects of this serum were visible over a period of seven days, it was a little drying on my skin and left me with some peeling and dry patches. I've been balancing this by using richer moisturizers over it. I think this may be less of an issue during the summer months but for now my skin still seems to crave something more nourishing. I'm thinking I will go back to it when my skin is less dry and for now have my husband give it a try since he doesn't have dry skin issues like I do.
Radha Beauty Clearing Serum is available through Amazon and you can learn more about the brand and their line of products on their website.
Do you use a serum in your skincare routine? How is it working for you?
Disclosure: A complimentary product was provided through Brandbacker for the purposes of this review. There was no other compensation and all opinions expressed are my own.