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I’m a total sucker for anything that advertises to make my skin look a million years younger, fuller, sassier and sexier. My skin is also a real hot mess piece of work and hates 90% of what I put on it. The hot mess paired with my desire to buy everything that claims to make my skin more beautiful is a terrible combination and makes my life a real disaster sometimes. So when I saw all of my beauty bloggers that I follow on Insta advertise a miracle serum that makes their skin look amazing, I had to look into it.
This whole serum concept is a new and exciting one to me, and I got on the bandwagon immediately. The one advertised on insta is easy enough to find, and got decent reviews. Then I got to the price. $36.17. Hold up. Did I also mention that I’m a cheap bitch? I love all things beauty, but for something that is a new and upcoming idea, no way am I gonna pay that kind of cash. I know, I know, you get what you pay for, you should invest in your skin, yadda yadda, blah blah blah. If you know anything about me by now, you also know that I don’t like to sacrifice quality for price, so I went hunting.
Not so surprisingly, my hunt brought me back to Body Merry (which I also use for my face wash). They offer several serum options, and I had recently read about the benefits of hyaluronic acid. Benefits include (but are not limited to): revitalizing the outer layer of your skin, enhanced moisture, plump and supple AF skin. AKA it takes your skin back a few years and makes you look even more bangin than you already do. Tada! Body Merry’s Hyaluronic Acid Dew Serum was a fraction of the price ($13.29) of the other option, and gets 4.5 stars on Amazon. Done. Deal. The serum is even blended with Vitamin C + E, Green Tea, and Jojoba Oil, which means it’s hella moisturizing and revitalizing.
What did I notice? || First off, I was surprised by the texture and feeling of the serum. It wasn’t as silky as I was expecting, and if you try rubbing it into your skin for too long it gets a bit sticky on your face (which is kind of weird). So, I just apply a pea sized drop to my entire face area, including my under eyes AND my lips, and add a little more and rub it on my neck as well (#1 beauty tip from celebrities is to not forget your neck when you moisturize and to put sunscreen on it every single day along with your face). It’s a nice, quiet, unoffensive scent that doesn’t bother me at all, and it did NOT break my skin out, which is an accomplishment in itself, and it didn’t give my chin a gross, scaly look (also an accomplishment). I place this third in my skin care routine lineup, in between my apple cider vinegar toner and moisturizer. The directions say that you can use it in the morning as a pre-makeup treatment, but if I’m being totally transparent with you, I don’t do skin care in the morning. Totally lazy? Yes. Do I care? No.
It’s been about a month, now what?? || I’ve been using the serum now for about a month, and I have absolutely noticed a difference. The biggest difference is in my lips, TBH. THEY ARE PLUMP AND SUPPLE AF! It’s amazing. I feel like Kylie Jenner, but in a non-porn star kinda way. I do truly feel like it adds a totally new element of moisture onto my skin, and I do feel it helps with my forehead wrinkles a bit as well. I have noticed that my acne scars have been disappearing and my skin tone is evening out nicely, and I’m definitely not as embarrassed to leave my house without makeup anymore. I think this is due to the combo of this serum and my apple cider vinegar toner, but I would not be noticing such a difference without this product, for realz.
Are the results as dramatic as I was hoping for? No, but I have also only been using for about a month and they say that for most skin care products to give it at least a few months for the full results. I do feel that I will only continue to get happier with this product.
Have you tried any other serums? What is your favorite skin treatment?
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