Source Naturals Skin Eternal™ Hyaluronic Serum -- 1 fl oz
As one who enjoys facial serums that contain hyaluronic acid, I looked forward to trying this product. I had read the review about the odor so was prepared. Good thing I was because that odor is strong and, on me, lasts over an hour. I am a person who often dabs more serums on during the day so this may end up being a problem if I don't get used to catching a whiff of it now and then.
The serum has the greatest feel to it. It's very sensuous and soft- or silky-feeling. It does impart a glow to my skin that borders on looking oily but not quite.
A BIG drawback was that even though I shook it for 30 seconds to begin with, the brown liquid had gotten up into the pump and and felt like it was burning off my face! I shook it another 30 seconds and then realized that I had to empty the pump's content back into the bottle and then shake for 3 - 4 minutes. It really did not want to mix up! I ended up standing the bottle on its head for a while and then shaking some more. Now that I have it well-shaken, it seems to stay homogenized pretty well although I still shake it for 30 seconds before I use it. That is time-consuming.
The really deep crevices on my shoulders are my benchmarks for product performance and so far, they have not plumped up as much as they have when I have used other more-expensive products.
This product is a reasonable price that is definitely better than a lot of skincare products of its price-range; however, I do not consider it to give as good results as a lot of the high-end skincare serums. It smells awful. It feels excellent.
Use it if money is an object for you.
April 15, 2013
Face is glowing and smelling
I really like this stuff... it was recommended to me for extra moisture for special occasions but I've been using it on a more regular basis. My face is really glowing when I'm wearing this... (maybe a little red too) but I definitely get the smell that everyone is referring to, and it doesn't seem to fade that much during the day. It doesn't bother me per see, and I have a very honest coworker who would tell me if I smelled funny (in fact she has many times before), and I haven't heard her mention anything about this, but the smell is there. If you're sensitive to the smell, I'd keep it for special occasions and moisturize with a naturally-fragranced moisturizer on top - like a coconut/kukui nut smell.
April 8, 2013
Stinky and Sticky!!!
This product stinks so bad, I couldn't even stand to use it on my legs. The odor is outrageously horrible and strong, and unfortunately, long lasting. I struggled to use it on my face for a week, trying to ignore the odor. It did not sink into my skin very well, did not moisturize it at all, and left it sticky preventing the make up to go on smoothly. So, I demoted the product and tried to use it on my legs. The serum performed just as bad as on my face and I could smell the odor even through my clothing. Also, this product has a very dark color, tinting the skin unnecessarily. So, I could not even finish the bottle and this product was just a waste of money.
April 5, 2013
Keeps wrinkles minimized
This is the only wrinkle-treatment I use and it keeps them at bay and very minimized. Love it! Gives a healthy glow to my skin
March 25, 2013
Amazing stuff, great skin firming too
I love this stuff. Been using it for a while now (several months to a year). It helps me deny my true age when I look in the mirror :) After washing my face, I leave my skin damp and rub this in. It hydrates and firms my skin. It's great during the day under makeup for tone, and at night under my other skincare routine. Seriously...look at the ingredients. Besides the main one, Hyaluronic Acid, there is a long list of helpful ingredients that other potions just don't offer in one natural product. Yeah, the smell is not great, but I've used products with worse. Plus the smell is gone after just a few minutes. If something works, who cares how it smells for 5 mins?
August 15, 2012