Recived this serum when I purchased a magazine sometime ago, was rather skeptical when I first use it as the manufacturing date of this proudct was 2 years ago. However, I am curious about Skinc as I have walked past their concept store in Ion many a times and was intrigued by the bar concept. The little I know about Skinc is that they do customisation for skincare and there is 0 parabens and 0 scent in their products.
Without further delay, I bring you the Skinc Replenish Hyaluronic Acid Serum.
According to the product description on the official website, the Replenish Hyaluronic Acid Serum is able to hold 6 litres of water per gram, the Hyaluronic Acid is able to bind moisture to the skin for instant lasting hydration from within. Lines are refined and skin is plump and smooth.
Skinc Replenish Hyaluronic Acid Serum - 20ml or 0.68fl oz
List of Ingredients
In terms of packaging, I like the feel of being able to see the contents clearly (the coloured balls suspended in the serum is indeed cute, at least to me). However, just like products contained in jars I am not too fond of the way the serum is packed. Constant exposure to air and bacteria in the air might cause the active ingredients (if there is any) to lose their effectiveness. In this case, I am not too sure about the active ingredients, I just like my serum to be housed in a enclosed bottle with pump to dispense the product.
The clinical looking bottle.
1 single drop of the serum
Spreaded out- watery consistency
Seems to transform from a thicker to water-like texture
True to what was promised, there is 0 scent detected. Texture-wise, the liquid gel like serum spread across the surface of the skin effortlessly, the slightly thick serum transformed into somewhat water-like texture when spreaded and the serum gets absorbed into the skin quickly. There is also a slight cooling sensation when I was applying the serum to my face, which I quite like.
I include the serum as part of my usual night time skincare routine and actually came to like it alot as I do feel my skin nicely moisturised and it has that 'plump' with water feel. After absorption, the serum does not leave any sticky flim, my face felt comfortable even without the moisturiser (on normal days), I can actually skip the face cream part.
All in all, I felt the serum does perform the hydration function properly for me (I think it largely depends on your skin type as well, for gals with dry skin the moisturiser part should not be skipped) but as for the hefty price tag that comes with it, one can't help but felt turned away.
It is a decent hydration serum but I do believe there are many products in the market that are able to perform this function equally well at a fraction of the price.
If budget has never been a constraint for you, then you might want to give this a try.
Priced at S$128.00 for 20ml or 0.68fl oz, available at http://www.iloveskininc.com/ or at their concept/ specialty stores around Singapore.