my latest favorite skin care discovery!
For the longest time, I’ve been on the search for the lightest moisturizer or hydrator for the skin. You all know that I’m not totally crazy about rich and creamy products, I like them watered down. Like really watered down. Okay, if there would be a magic hydrator/moisturizer that is in water form, like WATER form, I would be the happiest person in this planet. Consider it included in my prayers and wishes in the name of beauty.
And I can’t believe that my prayers have been answered, and my search for my ultimate perfect moisturizer is over this soon!
This green potion is not a witch’s brew. Oh well, maybe it is!
Now I found this gem inside my dermatologist’s office. My dermatologist Marledi Dizon (please take note that I am not in any way paid to endorse her as I seem to be with all my praises for her here – she really is my favorite, reliable dermatologist!) is always so generous in giving me skin care samples that she carries for me to roadtest. I was able to try and eventually commit to a full-size of Skinwithin Defend & Restore Sunblock thanks to her letting me try it at her office, and my M2 Skin Refinish (previously called MaMa Lotion) craze began when she handed me a mini sample. Just this recently, she handed me a cute baby bottle of Aceuticals Phytoextract Lightening Serum , which is a serum that she highly recommends. It’s actually a serum that is enriched with arbutin, a natural lightener, that addresses pigmentation problems and brightens the face. Some lighteners that I’ve seen in the ingredients from the bottle include kojic acid and licorice. It also has botanicals like thyme and fruit extracts that soothe and hydrate the skin. She tells me that she loves it so much that she uses it as her only moisturizer prior to applying makeup, and she’s good for the day! Wow, that intrigued me so I took home the baby bottle with me to try.
Well, Aceuticals Phytoextract Lightening Serum looks like a green potion ( and I hope it would turn me into Rosie Huntington-Whiteley hahahaha! ), and believe me when I say that it is in water form. No, not gel, not cream, not even slimy water-like substance. It is in water form. Water form. Water form. Okay I need to stop saying it to be able to believe it. It really is in water form! Oh, my perfect moisturizer! I can live with this!
Now, how does this fare on me? Every morning, after cleansing, and toning my face, I apply around 5 drops of this serum on my face. It’s like applying colored water on my face, and like water, it takes awhile to dry on the skin so I have to wait a little before applying my sunblock. The result is grease-free ( absolutely! ) skin that doesn’t oil up during the day ( it’s truee!!! )
Sold at P3,500.00, it doesn’t come in cheap, but I’m willing to purchase this bottle over and over again as this must be my idea of a perfect moisturizer according to my personal taste. I would recommend this to lotion/cream-product phobic girls like me who would want their skin hydrated without getting greasy. This is also good for those who have pimple marks in which the ingredients can help you address those dark areas. This is also great for those who have acne prone skin, when every anti-acne product makes your skin really dry and flaky, and every creamy product breaks you out. This is THE product for that!
Oh, I am boldly claiming that the best skin care products are housed in every dermatologist’s office!
*Aceuticals Phytoextract Lightening Serums are available at your local dermatologist. If not, email me at sophieuyblogs at gmail dot com, and I can give you my dermatologist’s contact number.
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