I've lost track of how steps I have in my current skincare routine (it varies based on AM/PM and the condition of my skin) but at any time, it always includes a serum or two. I actually consider serums as important as moisturizer and maybe even more in some ways since they often contain the highest concentration of active ingredients and are designed specifically to target specific skin concerns. I was quite excited to try the Innarah Line Smoothing Treatment Serum Oxygenated Moisture Serum since I had such a good experience with the Innarah Veno Defense Hydrating Treatment Créme which I'm still using.
About the Brand: Backed by decades of research, by one of the beauty industry’s leading chemists, Innarah has created the first ever skin care line that works in cooperation with your skin’s biology. Their range is made using a revolutionary fermentation process that combines blends of unique natural botanical oils and minerals. This process creates highly effective products that maintain the potency of the ingredients so they can be easily absorbed while encouraging the skin’s own reparative abilities and optimizing vital defense from the inside out. Each Innarah product is purposely formulated to address specific skin issues due to natural aging and environmental factors, offering benefits to nourish, purify and re-energize skin. They do not contain any parabens, petroleum, propylene or butylene glycol, sulfates, phthalates, artificial dyes or synthetic fragrances.
Product Claims: Innarah Line Smoothing Treatment Serum is a multi-benefit product that helps to repair and protect skin from environmental challenges and combat chronological aging while dramatically firming and toning. It instantly brightens skin and smooths the appearance of lines and wrinkles while protecting it from environmental challenges over time.
Key Ingredients: Marine phytoplankton, a powerful immuno-stimulant, from the combination of unique red and brown marine algae provides essential oxygen to skin cells and stimulates collagen production while it strengthens the connective tissues for firmer looking skin. Alpine rose extract delays the aging process. Malus domestica fruit cell extract prevents the aging of essential cells and is an anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory. Elk antler velvet have powerful cell growth factors that aid in cell development and regeneration. EVA contains essential amino acids which are the building block of protein. Sea buckthorn fruit oil, mangosteen extract and magnolia tree bark all provide powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits. Tetra peptide 3 complex diminishes the appearance of lines and wrinkles. Plant stem cells even out and brighten skin instantly.
Packaging: A minimal looking opaque black glass bottle. The product is hygienically dispensed via a dropper.
Price: $175 for 30ml/1 fl oz
How to Use: Apply a few drops to face, neck and orbital eye area day and/or night.
My Impressions: The Innarah Line Smoothing Treatment Serum is white in color with a silky smooth texture that kind of resembles runny milk. There is a slight scent to it which I don't really know how to describe but it's barely discernible anyway. This serum has a lightweight and refreshing feel when applied A little goes a long way and I only need two drops to cover my entire face. It absorbs readily and feels nourishing on the skin and since it is also billed as an oxygenated moisture serum, I'd expect as much. Since my skin is dry, I always follow with a moisturizer but I think this product could actually be moisturizing enough on it's own for those with oily skin especially during the summer. I've been using it nightly for just over two weeks and have been able to see a visible difference in the radiance and clarity of my skin. I've also noticed that an errant fine line in the furrow of my brow that has been vexing me has diminished. These positive results have certainly been pleasing. This serum is a little on the pricey side but if I use it in place of all my essences, ampoules and other serums, the cost could actually be justified. After a quick tally, the price of all of them add up to roughly the same as this serum alone. I'm not sure how I feel about going to less steps in my skincare since everything I use has a specific benefit and I actually already skipped a few layers with this serum. I definitely like it in conjunction with my other products but I'm going to try using it alone for awhile to get a more accurate gauge on the multi- benefit results to see if it's worth forgoing all my other skincare layers. I will say that the line smoothing and brightening effects are real and have been impressive so far.
Innarah Line Smoothing Treatment Serum is available for sale through the Innarah website where you can also learn more about the brand and their full range of products.
Do you use serums in your skincare routine? What is your favorite one?
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