What’s it for: Fine Lines and Wrinkles, Firming, Dull and Unever texture, and Dry Skin.
Who would benefit most: I’m of the mindset that anyone can use this product – dry, oily, combination. It is not heavy and totes quick absorption.
About the ingredients: The serum is comprised of 60% Chaga Mushroom – which is a fungus that typically grows on birch trees in Siberia and other colder regions. From a medicinal standpoint, this fungus is known its powerful antioxidants – included but not limited to supporting the immune system and promoting healthy digestion. It is suspected that humans have used Chaga for centuries, if not thousands of years – (Insert OOO’s and AAHHH’s here). This product also includes a smattering of oils that improve skin moisture.
Inonotus Obliquus (Mushroom) Extract(60%), Water, Glycerin, Diglycerin, 1,2-Hexanediol, Triethylhexanoin, Polyurethane-39, Cetearyl Alcohol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Candida Bombicola/Glucose/Methyl Rapeseedate Ferment, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Oil, Cedrus Atlantica Bark Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil, Alteromonas Ferment Extract, Sparassis Crispa Extract, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Lecithin, Butylene Glycol, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Polyacrylate-13, C12-16 Alcohols, Caramel, Palmitic Acid, Pentylene Glycol, Caprylyl Glycol, Polyisobutene, Glyceryl Acrylate/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Potassium Hydroxide, Adenosine, Polysorbate 20, Disodium EDTA, Dipropylene Glycol, Methyldihydrojasmonate
One of my first k beauty products, this serum was a Hail Mary purchase. I had no real knowledge about what I did or why I needed it. But I liked the clean packaging and it had a lot of reviews. (Just keeping it 100%). What I can say is that it has become one of my favorites. The scent is light, smelling vaguely of florals. It is a solid but once you mush it around on your fingers, it turns more liquid. NOTE: Like many products, you don’t need much! A little goes a very long way. I gently press the serum into my skin and shortly thereafter, it fully absorbs.
I’ve used this product for about 2 months now and there has been a definite increase in the firmness of my face. My face feels moisturized every time I use this product. To me, this is a great prep for the moisturizer. I love that it melts on my fingers, making application easy and quick. It doesn’t leave me grease or oily. No filmy residue here. There is also a slight tingle after it goes on that I like. That probably isn’t a good sign, but in my mind, I feel like it means the product is working. The only negative, is that I cannot put this serum on my eye lids and under eyes. For some reason, my eyes become irritated – it’s probably too strong for such sensitive skin. Aside from that, this pressed serum has a permanent spot in my arsenal of facial goodies.