I'm constantly on the hunt for cool, new, innovative skin care products so when I walked past the Bobbi Brown counter at Nordstrom and spotted their new serums (also known as skin remedies), I had to find out more about them.
According to the sales associate, Bobbi Brown released five different remedies, each targeting a specific skin concern. I ended up opting with the Skin Relief NO. 80 - Calming Algae Complex. What I found most interesting about this product is that it contains red algae and knotted kelp extracts that are supposed to calm irritated skin, in addition to help keep skin damage caused by irritation to a minimum. On that note, I don't have particularly irritated skin, but I do notice that my skin gets a tad bit red from time to time. Especially when I've been testing out products that my skin doesn't necessarily agree with. As a beauty and skin care junkie, it happens more often than you think!
Overall, the formula of this product surprised me. At first I applied five or six drops, which was far too much. The packaging recommends you apply two to three drops after you tone your skin, and that really is all you need to cover your entire face. A little bit goes a long way and I couldn't be happier because I don't want this product to end!
On another note, the smell of this serum is...interesting to say the least. However the sales associate explained that the scent is a result of the red algae and knotted kelp extracts so don't let it throw you off. That being said, considering the product has been working so well, I'll ignore the scent and continue to use this product to the very last drop.
After using this product for a week or so, I noticed a HUGE difference in the overall "health" and complexion of my skin. It's definitely more even and less red, smoother and I even noticed that my pores have minimized as well. It also adds a hint of moisture to my skin which is always a bonus when it comes to serums.
Have you tried Bobbi Brown skin care products? Let me know in the comment box below!
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