Face Serum: It’s Not Just For Old People

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It’s not often that I do straight up product reviews anymore. In fact, I don’t remember the last time I did a review that wasn’t in some listicle type format. BUT, I’m finally a grown-up skin care lady – I’ve already adopted eye cream (last year) and now I’ve adopted serum too! I was one of those doubters… thinking eye cream was for “old people”, and I lumped serums in there too.

What was I thinking. Eye cream and serum are to prevent you from looking old! Duh.

So, now I’ve brought serum into my skin care “wardrobe” if you will, and I don’t know why I didn’t try it sooner. Don’t be fooled by the (low) price, this NeoCell Collagen Serum is pretty awesome. And the NeoCell Refreshing Herbal Mist is fantastic too. Read on to find out why I’ll continue to use these items!

NeoCell Collagen Radiance Serum and Refreshing Herbal Mist Review / hellorigby seattle beauty blog

NeoCell Collagen Radiance Serum with Vitamin C

Whenever I see “collagen” on a product I instantly figure it’s made for someone in their 40s or 50s. What I’ve learned is that my skin functions much like mature skin… because it’s dry. Especially in the winter, I need the extra hydration boost that this serum provides, and the brightening Vitamin C helps to fade dark marks from old acne spots. Additionally, the collagen factor really plumps up my two wrinkles. Yes, two. They’re on my forehead and they’re evil. I’m hopeful that by continuing on my crazy person skin care regimen that they don’t ever multiply. A girl can dream. (Buy at Amazon, $16)

NeoCell Refreshing Herbal Mist with Collagen

Did you know that you’re supposed to re-hydrate your skin post-shower or face washing within 30-60 seconds? I read that online somewhere, and while I’m not sure it’s 100% accurate, I try my best to get this face mist on my face as quickly as possible. Instead of that tight/dry feeling post-cleansing, this leaves my skin feeling nice and fresh. While I won’t lie about it smelling like roses (it doesn’t, I’m actually not a huge fan of the scent) it does the job it is meant for well. I especially appreciate how gentle it is – there’s no alcohol, so this is perfect for sensitive and dry skin types. You can apparently also use this to set makeup, which I haven’t tried but will now. (Buy at Amazon, 3 for $17)

Disclosure: NeoCell sent me these products for my review. Other than the samples, no compensation was received and as always, opinions are my own. If it sucks, I don’t review it. ;)

Alright, tell me about your skin care routine! Are you a serum or face mist fan? Favorite products?

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15 thoughts on “Face Serum: It’s Not Just For Old People

    1. Jenn Post author

      It doesn’t bother me, but I’m kind of used to it between Lush’s Herbalism cleanser and the tea tree spray/spot treatment I use. I find the smell is most obvious at the time of spraying, but I don’t find that it lingers, if that helps!

  1. Lauren

    I just started experimenting with serums as well. I used to think that all of these products were for old people as well. Well, 31 is getting up there in the range that I need to take care of my skin! Thank you for the honest review, I will be checking this brand out!
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    1. Jenn Post author

      Haha! That’s still not old, but I know what you mean. They say you’re supposed to start anti-aging products in your mid-to-late-20s so… I guess it’s never too early. ;)

  2. Breanna

    I’ve also been looking into perhaps adding a serum to my regimen – and this looks like a great brand! I have trouble using products like this because my skin is oily – so if it passes that test for me, it would definitely be a keeper!
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    1. Jenn Post author

      Ah makes sense! I belive this is for all skin types and not just for dry – for the price, I’d say it’s a safe serum to give a try! :)

  3. katrina

    I JUST started venturing into the world of face serums too. My current go-to is the Clarins double serum, but it’s a bit on the pricey side and I’m about to run out. How would you describe the consistency of the NeoCell serum? Does it feel heavy on the skin? Trying to decide if I should try something new or bite the bullet to refill the Clarins bottle.
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    1. Jenn Post author

      I’ve heard really great things about Clarins serum (and their under eye cream!) but haven’t tried it yet. I use a different serum during the day that was about the same price so I feel your pain there. It doesn’t feel heavy on the skin, though it is definitely thicker than some other serums I’ve tried. I would say it feels more like a watery moisturizer. If you want to try it, let me know! I’m happy to share ;)

      1. katrina

        Oooh, watery moisturizer sounds good! I only use the Clarins serum at night since it’s a bit heavy for the day. I’ll add this to my list of serums to try in the future :D
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