Yesterday I wrote about the wonders of In Your Face Cream, a beautiful moisturizing cream that I am especially loving with this colder weather. Along with In Your Face Cream, the treatment Plumping Serum is fantastic for treating skin at the cellular level.
The Plumping Serum ($67) has a massive array of ingredients that fight off free radicals, even out hyperpigmentation, treat acne and acne scarring, and in general treat and prevent all skin aging issues. This lightweight serum features Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamin C, Shiitake Mushroom, Green Tea and other botanicals. If you want quick results and brighter, hydrated skin, the Plumping Serum is for you.
I like that the Plumping Serum is a multi-tasker that is a rich moisturizer plus a treatment that comes to your skin’s defense. Here are the key ingredients:
Hyaluronic Acid – this is a great hydrator that also protects skin’s lipid barrier. Because it fills skin with moisture, it fills out wrinkles and tightens skin.
Vitamin C – this is a terrific ingredient for evening out and brightening skin tone, and it also helps heal blemishes.
Shiitake Mushroom – say what? Mushrooms?? Yup. Shiitake mushrooms have L-ergothioneine, a powerful antioxidant that prevents cell breakdown and also works as an exfoliator. This ingredient also brightens skin, evens out skin tone, and fades acne scars.
Organic Jojoba Oil – this is a wonderful oil for skin care because it moisturizes and at the same time prevents blocked pores by telling skin it doesn’t need more sebum.
Gotu Kola – one of the best ingredients for increasing collagen production, reducing scars, firming skin, and increasing antioxidant levels in newly formed tissue.
Ferulic Acid – this is an antioxidant that is basically a friend to other antioxidants, boosting their effects and helping them work better. In fact, when added to Vitamin C and Vitamin E Ferulic Acid improves the chemical stability and doubles the protection against photoaging from sun damage, oxidative stress and skin cancer. Just by itself, Ferulic Acid reduces the development of fine lines, spots, and wrinkles.
Green Tea – this is rich in antioxidants that fight free radical damage, plus it has anti-inflammatory properties that help reduce skin irritation, skin redness, and swelling.
Dandelion – I know, I know…first mushrooms, now weeds?? But dandelion is actually a great ingredient for skin, calming inflammation and irritation while also increasing hydration and collagen production. It also reduces acne breakouts.
MSM (methylsulfonylmethane) – this is a naturally occurring form of organic sulfur. It softens, smooths, and hydrates skin. It also helps other ingredients penetrate skin so they can be better absorbed, increasing their efficacy.
Basically, the Plumping Serum is a hyaluronic and vitamin C based serum that is amazing for evening skin tone, fighting wrinkles, and hydrating skin that results in soft, glowy skin.
The serum is thick but not sticky. It sinks in quickly without leaving skin tacky or wet. It does have a citrus scent, but that scent is all natural. Because the serum has undiluted wildcrafted adaptogens, it naturally has an earthy, smoky, citrus scent. I can also smell a little bit of mushroom. All of the antioxidants have very small molecular weights so they can be most effectively absorbed by the skin. The base is organic aloe vera and hyaluronic acid, which makes it an extremely moisturizing serum with results that are immediate.
It’s important to apply the Plumping Serum to a clean, dry face – if your face is still dirty, the serum can’t sink in as well and your results won’t be the best possible. I use 2 pumps so I can cover my face, neck, and décolletage. You want to rub the serum in your hands before applying to activate the nutrients. Then, pat the serum on and follow with moisturizer.
I use the Plumping Serum morning and night, and I am totally SOLD on this treatment! My skin is looking amazing and it absolutely loves the In Your Face products. If you are in the market for a treatment serum, I can’t recommend this one highly enough.
Plumping Serum Ingredients: Organic Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice, Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Cassia Angustifolia Seed Polysaccharide (Botanical Hyaluronic Acid), Kosher Vegetable Glycerin, Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM), d-Alpha Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Ferulic Acid, Camellia Sinensis Extract (Organic Green Tea), Lentinus Edodes Extract (Shiitake Mushroom), Hamamelis Virginiana Water (Witch Hazel), Centella Asiatica Extract (Organic Gotu Kola), Equisetum Arvense Extract (Horsetail), Taraxacum Officinale Extract (Dandelion), Organic Fucus Vesuculosus (Bladderwrack), Simondsia Chinensis Oil (Organic Jojoba), Xanthan Gum, Citrus bergamia Oil (Bergamot Essential Oil), Citrus aurantium dulcis (Orange Essential Oil), Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit Essential Oil), Citrus Reticulata Blanco Var
Tangerina (Tangerine Essential Oil), Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol