I’ve recently only been purchasing products with very high review ratings. I love my current skincare routine that I have and will only really change it or try something new if I hear of something that’s supposed to change my life, or my skin should I say. BareMinerals Skinlongevity Vital Power Fusion Serum is that product. My skin care enthusiast friends told me this was a god send and a quick google search showed me just how well received the product was.
Skin Longevity is designed to be a part of your daily beauty routine and promises to give you glowy, healthy looking skin. The formula claims to unleash your skin’s vitality and radiant luminosity with essential minerals and hydration to reveal softer, more supple skin. It also promises to diminish the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and uneven skin texture to promote a youthful look. That’s a pretty big statement to make.
I had a look through the ingredients list and I was really excited to see that it contains Niacinamide as one of it’s highest ingredients. If you read my post on the benefits of this super component, you’ll know that it reduces fine lines and wrinkles, hyperpigmented spots, red blotchiness, and skin sallowness (yellowing), and increases elasticity.
The second ingredient after niacinamide is Ascorbic glucoside – another powerful product. Ascorbyl glucoside is a stable form of vitamin C combined with glucose. When properly formulated and absorbed into skin, it breaks down to ascorbic acid (pure vitamin C). It functions as an antioxidant and works well with other replenishing and antioxidant ingredients to preserve key substances skin needs to look smoother, brighter, and younger.
BareMinerals haven’t used the aforementioned two ingredients to market the serum though, instead they’ve gone with “long life herb California Poppy” and “Lempuyang ginger extracts”. I’ll be honest, I hadn’t heard of either of these two.
Back to Google I went. Aside from Californian Poppy being a sedative herb, I couldn’t find any other information on it being good for your skin. Ginger root extract however acts as an anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory.
The serum is a light-to-medium weight, cloudy-white serum that turns clear as it absorbs into the skin. It’s really easy to work into the skin and has a faint fresh scent to it when you apply it. The smell disappears pretty quickly but it dries with a slight tacky finish. I’m not too bothered as it makes my foundation sit better lol.
I’ve been using the product for almost 3 weeks and I have to say, I am absolutely loving it. I can’t say that my wrinkles have reduced because I don’t have any (yet!) but my skin feels great. My ridiculous tan is quickly subsiding which I’m super happy about and again, my skin just feels amazing. I’ve also been spot free for these past few weeks and I’m now starting to wonder if this serum’s anti-inflammatory qualities have attributed to it.
Skin Longevity is priced at £48. For a serum, especially when you’re used to purchasing The Ordinary, this feels extortionate. You can alternatively buy a travel sized 30ml for £34 which sounds a teeny weeny bit better. The only way I can justify it is by reminding myself that it’s a product that actually works. BareMinerals have created a winning formula that works way better that using individuals ingredients alone, my only slight gripe is that they haven’t marketed it well.
Will I be repurchase this product? Definitely. I’m being wiser about my skincare and this product is definitely helping me to up my game.
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