Are These Face Serums Worth The Hype? - By Rachel Wong

Are These Face Serums Worth The Hype? - By Rachel Wong
Saturday, January 20, 2018

If you have yet to include face serums in your skincare regimen, your beauty game is seriously suffering. We’ve come across these highly raved face serums and let’s find out if Beauty Influencer, Rachel Wong, thinks that these serums are worth the hype.

Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair

This product is pretty famous... I've heard about it from my aunts, my friends' moms and now I understand why. Although it says it's a night-time thing, I tried using a small drop or two in the day and a few more drops before bed and I have to say I always like how my skin looks in the morning when I do. I have combi-oily skin and I felt like it made my dull skin feel hydrated and glow without clogging my pores up or feeling greasy!

My favourite part of this serum? It really visibly made my pores look smaller so although it's not the most affordable option, it's a bit of magic in the bottle and I really recommend it.


Rating: 4.5/5 Stars | Retailing at $122.00 (30ml) | 
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SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic ©

O.K. I REALLY LOVE THIS ONE. The first thing you'd notice is that it's pretty pricey. But take it from me, it's definitely worth it. How I know so: People who saw me during the week I used this were telling me how my skin looked extra bright and 'tight'!

This is a little bottle full of anti-oxidant ingredients that's so easy to use on the daily and it's said that Vitamin C, once absorbed by skin, will remain effective for up to 72 hours. Although it's recommended for normal, dry and sensitive skin, I felt like it worked wonders on my slightly oily skin as well.


Rating: 5/5 Stars | Retailing at $248.00 (30ml) | 
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Biotherm Blue Therapy Accelerated Serum

When it comes to anti-aging anything, it's clear prevention is better than cure and I love that this product solves cellular issues before they develop into signs of aging.

It contains an extract of Alaria Esculenta, a deep-water algae native to Greenland’s glacial waters, helping skin defend against free-radical damage and other environmental aggressors/stress. What I love about it is that it's very hydrating without being rich: On days I don't put on any makeup, I tone my skin, use this and skip moisturizer straight to sunblock. Something to note is how quickly it absorbs into the skin so you don't even have to wait to get to the next step!

I also tried the toner and cream from the series and I really like how fresh the toner feels but the cream is a little too rich. I would really recommend this serum in a heartbeat, though.


Rating: 4/5 Stars | Retailing at $129.00 (50ml) | 
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Clarins Double Serum

First impressions count and I'd have to say that the fragrance on this is a little too strong for my liking and something inside me always makes me feel like my skin feels more sensitive whenever I use products with strong scents so I was wary of this. True enough, I used this product for a week on its own and although I didn't break out, my skin felt a little more raw than usual, so I wouldn't recommend this for sensitive skin.

I don't know if it did anything anti-aging-wise, but it did make my skin look slightly more radiant and feel hydrated. The product list sounds good, though, and maybe with prolonged use it'll make a difference on how many wrinkles I have in future.



Rating: 2.5/5 Stars | Retailing at $125.00 (30ml) | 
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Disclaimer: As usual, I tried each product for one week each and these are my findings after these 3 weeks but I do think if each product had more time to bond with me it'd be a more detailed review! Unfortunately, it's hard to show before/after results coz I believe with serums it takes awhile and you have to use the same product repeatedly instead of mixing it with other types of serums (which is hard for me to do because my skin condition seems to change everyday! One day I need something brightening, the next I need a clarifying solution)

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