Is This The Best Serum EVER?!

I recently got contacted by the brand SkinKissed, and was asked if I would like to trial and review their Luxury Vitamin C Serum.

If you’ve seen my subscription boxes posts, you’ll know I am very wary of trying new skin care products since my skin is super temperamental, but after seeing some of the reviews on Amazon and customers before and after photos, I honesty couldn’t wait to add this into my skin care routine.

Some of the customer photos where ridiculously impressive. There were photos of people with the most horrendous acne, lines and dull skin, and after using this serum, their skin looked as if they had never have a blemish in their life. I felt this green envy wave over me, and I couldn’t wait to see what this so-called ‘miracle in a bottle’ would do for my skin.

Claims

  • Improves Fine Wrinkles & Fine lines
  • Removes Acne Scars & Heals Prone Skin
  • Plums and hydrates dry and dull skin
  • Leaves Your Skin Glowing, Smoother And Tighter
  • Repairs And Smoothes Sensitive, Dry Or Mature Skin and Boosts Radiance

On the bottle, it states:

‘Skinkissed Serum is designed to remove acne and help reduce signs of aging. It has the ability to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, whilst hydrating and leaving your skin with a natural glow.’

Ingredients

Aqua (Water), Rosa Damascene (Rose Water), Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid), Glycerine, Hyaluronic Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Marine Collagen (Fish).

  • Vitamin C – creates younger-looking, firmer feeling skin while signs of uneven skin tone and spots seem to disappear.
  • Hyaluronic Acid – Adds moisture into the skin, making it feel younger and smoother.
  • Collagen –  Increases strength and elasticity, along with replacing dead skin cells.

Directions

Apply 10-15 Drops on your fingertips in the morning before applying makeup and before you go to bed. Gently massage onto your face, lips, neck and desired areas.

Packaging

The serum arrived in a dark brown glass bottle, with a white sticky label around it. On the label, it has the brands logo and name, with the ingredients, directions, product features and a caution warning printed onto it.

The glass dropper has a gold top, with a black rubber bulb, helping you to be able to get the right amount of product.

In all honesty, I feel like they could have done a lot more with the packaging. Whilst it’s simple, and has all the information on the label, I feel like they could have worked on it a bit more and made it look a little bit more appealing. Let’s just say that if this was on the shelfs at Boots, I doubt I would pick it up.

Saying that, If the product is going to do amazing things to my skin, the packaging isn’t that big of a problem. I just personally prefer the packaging of my products to look a bit more jazzed up.

Scent

I have the worse nose ever. When I was a restaurant manager, I was constantly doing wine tasting (definitely one of the perks of the job). People would shout out how they can smell chocolate, or tobacco, and honestly, all I could smell was a hangover.

Whilst this does have a smell, I can’t put my finger on what it is. It isn’t a bad smell and it definitely doesn’t put me off using it, but I’ve used better smelling products in the past.

I ended up getting my mum to smell this, and she said it definitely smells of rose water. I’ve never really been a big lover of the smell of flowers, so this is most likely why I haven’t fallen in love with it.

Texture

The serum’s texture actually surprised me a little. It was really quite thick, whereas the serums I have used in the past have been quite watery and thing.

When applied to your face, the texture turns quite tacky and sticky, but after I applied my moisturiser, it seemed to dull it down. In a few reviews I’ve read, the stickiness of the serum put a lot of people off, but I don’t personally mind it.

First Thoughts

When I first applied this, my face did seem to sting and I felt a slight stabbing pain. I say pain, but it wasn’t anything horrendous, and this quickly disappeared after a minute or two.

After doing some research, apparently this is quite normal when first using the product since your skin isn’t used to the high percentage of Vitamin C, but after a while, your skin will adjust.

I didn’t get the ‘my face feels like a baby’s bum’ feeling like I thought I would, but since it was my first time applying it, I wasn’t to upset since my skin needs time to soak up the goodness.

A Few Days Later

So, I am noticing my skin doesn’t feel so tight and dehydrated anymore.

Also, I noticed that my skin isn’t producing as much oil as normal! This is one of the only products I’ve found that hydrates my skin without getting more oily!

As for the acne side, I did find a few whiteheads appear, but I’m still not sure if it’s to do with the serum or how much junk I’ve been eating recently.

Final Thoughts

I’ve been using this Skinkissed serum for around 2 weeks now.

I haven’t seen too much of an improve of my acne. Since I haven’t been using it for a long period, I’m still not sure if it is going to help my acne or not. I’ll be writing an update post when I’ve finished the bottle though!

It has definitely improved the hydration in my skin though. As much as I love the Neutrogena moisturiser I’m currently using, I did find my skin started to feel tight and dehydrated a few hours after applying, but since using the Skinkissed serum, I haven’t noticed the tightening feeling.

The thing I’m most impressed with is how amazing it works as a primer. In all honesty, I do still use my normal primer over the top of this, but I’m not sure I even need too! Usually, even after using just my primer and setting spray, I notice my foundation starts to look abit of a state halfway through the day, but ever since I started to use the serum, my makeup looks freshly applied all day, even until the end of the night. This is something that is a major plus for me since I can never be bothered to touch up through the day.

I’m really hoping it will have an effect on my acne soon, but even if this has no effect on my spots, I’ll definitely be purchasing this after the bottle runs out to use as a primer.

Pros

  • Cruelty free
  • 100% natural
  • Contains no greasy oils (big pro to someone like me who has very oily skin)
  • Reduces how oily my skin is
  • Hydrates my skin
  • Amazing primer
  • Small, family run business

Cons

  • Has Marine Collagen in, meaning that people with fish allergies wouldn’t be able to use this.
  • Sticky texture
  • Haven’t noticed an improvement on my acne
  • Sits on the skin instead on sinking in (that’s why it makes such a good primer)

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What do you think of SkinKissed serum? Would you try it out?

*This product was sent to me for free for review purposes but all thoughts are feelings are my own.

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23 thoughts on “Is This The Best Serum EVER?!

    1. It’s definitely worth giving a go! As stupid as it sounds, I’m more likely to buy something if it’s cruelty free, over a product thats not, even though I still (unfortunately) use products that aren’t! I’m really hoping to one day only use cruelty free products though, so it’s nice to know I won’t have to throw this away!

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      1. Thank you, I thought it was just me!! Seriously, I saw one in Boots the other day for £90…. Does it leave gold dust on my face for that price?!?!?! Mental!! Ill have to keep an eye out for this one so!! Thanks for sharing xx

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      2. I haven’t heard of this one either! A dye? On your face??? I’m not sure how I feel about that!! I’d be terrified!! Have you seen those bath bomb fails where the person turns the colour of the bomb…. ye that would be me hahaha xx

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      3. No way!!!! Did you take pictures???? PLEASE say you did?!?!!?!?! Sorry I should be telling you i’m not laughing one little bit but….. This is like a huge fear of mine!! If it is going to happen to anyone it would defo happen to me!! xx

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