Serums are products that I tend to use on and off, but the more I go, the more I use them because my skin does tend to feel better when I use them. The serum I’m currently using is from a new-to-me brand, it’s Neal’s Yard Remedies Frankincense Intense Concentrate ($125 CAD).
If you want to know what’s in this product, click below to see the ingredients list.
Heptyl Undecylenate – Comes from castor oil and helps to maintain the soft, smooth, and pliable appearance of skin.
Acacia Senegal Gum – Prepared from the dried, sap of the acacia tree.
Bambusa Arundinacea Stem Powder – Bamboo
Polyglyceryl-3 Rice Branate – A combination of a special polyglyceryl derivative of fatty acids from rice bran oil.
Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil* – Macadamia nut oil
Vitis Vinifera Seed Oil* – Grape
Adansonia Digitata Seed Oil* – Baobab
Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil* – Argan
Sclerotium Gum – A natural thickening agent that offers multifunctional gelling, and stabilizing activity. Also deliver skin softening properties.
Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Powder* – Aloe vera
Boswellia Carterii Oil – A type of Frankincense
Boswellia Neglecta Resin Oil* – A type of Frankincense
Commiphora Confusa Resin Oil* – A type of Frankincense
Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5 – A synthetic peptide that is believed to play a role in the appearance of skin firmness.
Caprooyl Tetrapeptide-3 – Comprised of four amino acids and performs as the peptides that are already located inside of the skin. The ingredient acts to stimulate the production and synthesis of Collagen, Elastin, and Hyaluronic Acid.
Trifluoroacetyl Tripeptide-2 – A synthetic tripeptide that regulates biological mechanisms involved in the aging process, reduces signs of aging including sagging, slacking and wrinkles and improves the skin firmness and elasticity.
Gardenia Jasminoides Meristem Cell Culture – Gardenia plant, cosmetic ingredient for skin conditioning.
Citrus Nobilis Peel Oil* – Mandarin Orange
Citrus Aurantium Bergamia Fruit Oil* – Bergamot
Citrus Aurantium Amara Flower Oil* – Bitter Orange
Commiphora Myrrha Oil – Myrrh is a resin, or sap-like substance, that comes from a tree called Commiphora myrrha, common in Africa or the Middle East.
Curcuma Longa Root Extract – Turmeric
Hydrolyzed Rhizobian Gum
Tocopherol – Vitamin E
Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil – Sunflower
Sodium Hyaluronate – The sodium salt of hyaluronic acid, a glycosaminoglycan found in various connective tissue of humans.
Sodium Levulinate – The sodium salt of levulinic acid, and is used as a preservative and skin conditioning agent in cosmetics and personal care products.
Sodium Dehydroacetate – The sodium salt of dehydroacetic acid and is an antimicrobial ingredient used as preservative.
Levulinic Acid An organic acid used as fragrance and/or skin-conditioning agent.
Potassium Sorbate – A potassium salt of sorbic acid, a naturally occuringantimicrobial compound; used as a preservative.
Dextran – A high molecular weight glucose polymer produced by the action of the bacteria, Leuconostoc mesenteroides , on a sucrose substrate. It is used as a binder and/or bulking agent.
Xanthan Gum – A polysaccharide, a sugar-based polymer produced by bacteria; it is used as a viscosity agent in personal care products and foods.
Citronellol+ – A natural acyclic monoterpenoid found in citronella oils.
Farnesol+ – A naturally occurring component of essential oils, such as Jasmine, Ylang-Ylang Oil, Rose Oil and Neroli.
Geraniol+ – An occurring component of essential oils, such as Rose Oil, Geranium Oil, Palmarosa Oil, Lavender Oil and Ylang-Ylang Oil.
Limonene+ – A naturally occurring component of essential oils, such as Rosemary Oil, Lemon Oil, Orange Oil, Grapefruit Oil, Bergamot Oil, Fennel Oil and Lavender Oil.
Linalool+ – A naturally occurring component of essential oils, such as Lavender Oil, Bergamot Oil, Geranium Oil and Ylang-Ylang Oil. Its scent is floral, with a touch of spiciness.
*Organically produced ingredient.
+Natural constituent of essential oils listed.
I always wonder about the efficacy of a products when there are so many ingredients. I mean, how can you truly get the benefits of the ingredients when there are so many because there can’t be a big concentration of each. Anyone else thinks like that?
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I find that this product smells like incense, like when you go into those exotic stores that carry products from all over the world. You know what I mean? I quite enjoy that scent. It doesn’t last long though; it quickly fades once the product is absorbed into the skin.
Dispense 2 pumps and massage gently into your face neck after cleansing, morning and evening.
Two pumps are perfect to cover the entire face and neck. It absorbs really well into the skin and leaves my face feeling soft. It’s not a moisturizer so you do need to follow up with one.
I’m two months in with this product and I have to say that overall I do feel a difference in my skin since I’ve started using it. My face not only feels smoother, but it also looks smoother. It’s not a night and day kind of difference; it’s subtle, but it’s there.
Do you use a serum? If yes, which one?
– Chantal 🙂
Computer geek by day and super mom by night, Chantal loves to try products of any kind and share her thoughts with the world.