Apr 18, 2014

Sarah's skincare week: serums

Hello Beauty Friends!

Welcome to Day Five of Skincare Week:  Serums!

I use a variety of serums, depending on the time of year and condition of my skin.  These are the ones that are in my rotation at the moment.

Indeed Labs:  Hydraluron

$20 Cdn at Shopper's Drug Mart
This is one of my newer additions to my skincare routine.  It is intended to help your serums and moisturizers penetrate your skin more effectively.  I haven't had any dry patches on my nose or chin since using this, so that is a good thing!  I put this on after moisturizer and toner and leave it to dry before moving onto the next product.

Caudalie Vinosource

$52 Cdn from Sephora
This is another hydrating serum.  It feels nice, but I couldn't say that I've noticed a difference in my skin since starting it this winter.  I haven't had any dry skin - so that is good - whether or not it's a result of this serum, I don't know.  I don't think I'll re-purchase it though.

Clinique Even Better Clinical Dark Spot Corrector

$63 Cdn from Sephora
This is my favourite serum and I'm on at least my third bottle.  I had run out and didn't replace it right away.  I noticed that blemishes and marks weren't healing/ fading as fast as when I was using this serum - so I quickly bought some more!  I love Clinique skincare products - I've used them for years - they agree with my skin.  I think this product is definitely worth the money.  I use it morning and night.

Clinique Turnaround Concentrate Radiance Renewer

$51 Cdn from Sephora
This is a nice serum from Clinique.  I started using it a while ago just to see how it compared to the dark spot corrector and whether I could get a little more vibrance in my skin overnight.  It is ok, it is softening overnight - but not earth-shattering or anything.  I don't think I'll re-purchase once this bottle is finished.

Ole Henriksen Truth Serum Collagen Booster

$60 Cdn for 1 oz at Sephora
I got this as part of a three-piece trial set from Sephora around Christmas time but never got around to using it.  I dug the products out last week and I have to say I am really liking them!  There is this serum, a  moisturizer, and a night gel.  I think I will be re-purchasing all of them in full size!  This serum gives a little bit of a tingle on application, just enough to show me it's doing something.  It doesn't feel greasy or sticky.  It has a lovely orange scent.  And I know that Vitamin C is terrific for your skin.  I do notice a difference in my skin in the morning - it is more vibrant.  I can tell that this is helping my skin cells turnover during the night.

That's all for my skincare week!  I hope you enjoyed it!  Please share with me your favourite skincare products - I'm always on the hunt!

Next week - I have some primers to review.



  1. I LOVE Ole Henriksen stuff. The scent is great and it feels so good on my skin. Great round up!

  2. Ooo boy the Ole Henriksen line is so pricey! Good to know that it's effective. I've been wanting to try the Clinique Dark spot corrector too!

    1. I have been through a few - it works well for me. Sarah xx