The Acure Seriously Firming Facial Serum contains a blend of 10 certified organic essentials oils designed to moisturize and soothe the skin. This one fluid ounce ($20) product is marketed toward all skin types, but may be especially helpful for acne-prone skin. Lavender oil, this serum’s eight ingredient, has antibacterial elements, adds a natural fragrance and dries out pimples. Other hydrating oils such as argan and olive create the perfect balance.
Ingredients (according to product packaging): Organic safflower oil, organic sesame seed oil, organic pumpkin seed oil, organic borage oil, organic argan oil, organic sweet orange oil, organic cranberry seed oil, organic Bulgarian lavender oil, organic olive oil, organic rosemary oil
This Acure serum, which has a thicker consistency, should be used sparingly when applying makeup shortly after. The package instructions say to press it “into the face, neck and décolleté” as a follow up to moisturizer. However, those with oily skin may find it’s hydrating enough used alone. In addition, the product pump has a turn-lock mechanism making it spill-proof and especially useful for travelers.
Evaluating packaging claims:
- Restores moisture (yes)
- Soothes inflammation (yes)
- Firms skin (not in my experience)
- Enhances skin’s glow (yes)
Bare in mind that simply because a product is free of synthetic chemicals does not eliminate the possibility of your skin having a negative reaction, so it’s advisable to test a small patch of skin when using any product for the first time.