I'm still on the fence about this serum. As someone with oily, acne prone skin its benefits on me aren't as dramatic as that of drier skinned ladies like ParisB and Connie. Also it contains Jojoba oil which causes me to breakout a little. However, when I switched to Benzac my skin did grow flaky and dry in parts, so I thought I'd risk it and use this product very lightly.
I used the product two different ways:
First I followed instructions and patted two drops of the oil gently into my skin. It sank in quickly and my skin felt smooth, like it had just had primer applied, and not greasy at all. I skipped moisturiser and went to bed. The next morning I didn't notice the glow the girls talk about, instead my skin seemed a little oilier in the morning and actually looked a little dull. The dry patches though were much better, the dead skin flaked off quickly to review happy clear skin.
So then I went online and found other ladies, particularly those with oily skins, adding a drop to their moisturisers to give it an extra kick. Now to save on my beloved ~H2O+ Face Oasis, I alternate it with Clinique's DDMG. However, there is a visible difference in my skin the next morning, it just isn't as glowy and happy with DDMG as it is with Oasis. So I added a drop of Kiehl's concentrate to my DDMG one night and the next morning woke up looking like I'd used Oasis. Bingo!
The problem is very likely my skin's sensitivity to Jojoba oil. I can only use very little of this, and not every night. Also I need to exfoliate the day after using this or risk little whiteheads forming.
|"borrowed" from Skin Deco|
As said before it sinks in quickly but you really shouldn't try using more than 2 drops. I use only one and it makes my DDMG moisturiser go a long long way.
I feel like I should be liking this product more, there's just so much going for it. I really feel that it does speed up skin renewal (I find dried skin and pimple scabs fall off faster revealing healed skin) and that it moisturises. I'll keep tweaking to find the best way to use it, or pass it to someone who can really appreciate it.
This tiny bottle of 30ml is RM200... ouch! I know! But when you use only a few drops here and there, and if you get the results Connie and Paris have, then it's more than worth it compared to a jar of skin cream that will last you only a year. Plus this can be used to beef up lighter moisturisers when your skin needs a little extra TLC. Just be careful and read the ingredients list. This complex a list of oils, while natural, is not necessarily gentle as it has some powerful stuff which may trigger allergies.