Rated 4.72 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review WONDERFUL
This stuff is AMAZING - I have very oily skin and also struggle with breakouts. I'm starting to show a few fine lines and was looking for something to slow down the aging a bit while not causing my breakouts/oil to get worse. And let me say, this stuff solved all of my problems! I was able to use this under my moisturizer and it didn't add any additional oil. Since my skin is particularly slick and gross during the summer, I have been skipping my moisturizer and just using this. My skin has never been so clear and glowing in my entire life. Even though this stuff is pricey it's definitely worth it! And like all Origins products, a little goes a long way so it lasts longer than you think. I hope they never stop making this!!!
Most Helpful Critical Review Love the product, hate the pump
I've been using this product for years and absolutely love it. Unfortunately, Origins recently changed the packaging. The new pump jams constantly. Every day a struggle to get a few drops out. I finally returned the first one thinking it was defective. The replacement jams just as easily. $52 for a serum you can't get out of the container? Insane? Please please please go back to the old all-white pump! Must have gone through 10 of them over the years and never once had a problem with the pump.
Reviewed by 620 customers Fantastic
kcali from berkeley, ca
I have been using this for years. It really feels and smells great and makes my skin so soft and ready for the our imperfect world right now. I keep some in my swim bag and I especially love it for after I swim and shower, or for after I do a hike and shower. So very softening and protective. Helps tone away the redness and keeps my mature skin moist and soft. Love it.
I Would Totally Buy This Again!
Animal Luvr from Oregon
I just bought this serum a week ago at my local department store and LOVE it! I use it at night and slather it all over my face. (I probably use more than necessary, but oh well.) I've usually already put on an eye cream beforehand. The smell is wonderful and the texture is great! It glides on really nice and leaves my skin moisturized and soft. I've also applied it in the morning before my tinted moisturizer & it doesn't make it ball up when I spread it around! LOVE this!!!
I like this product so much!
Mountain Woman from Aspen, co
I love everything about this product! The scent is heavenly! I have dry, mature skin and this product feels great. Is just slides over my skin and keeps it moisturized all night. I don't use much at all, since it spreads so easily. That makes it last a long time. I've read some reviews that say it makes someone's skin greasy and I suspect that they are just using way too much.
Throw in trash and do NOT USE
Toya from Houston
This, and most of Origins other products have a synthetic, toxic chemical called "phenoxyethanol" in it that is harmful to humans once absorbed into skin. Phenoxyethanol even causes rashes and burning. Do NOT use.
Oily Face. Would not buy again.
Emily from Fremont, Ca
I tested this product for 2 months straight. I use 2 pumps to cover my face. I quickly realized that my usual skin care products doesn't mix well with this specific serum so I just used a toner, watery lotion, and this serum. First impression was "wow, my face is so heavy and oily". I didn't want to put a moisturizer on top of this because of how oily my face felt. I use a patting motion to apply the product on my face because it doesn't spread well. I didn't notice any significant effects this product has on my skin. Now this product is just collecting dust.
Not for sensitive or breakout prone skin!
Kara from Baltimore
I love the APW cleanser and treatment lotion, so I wanted to love this, too. My plan was to use this whole line as I like the ingredients, the fragrance, what it's intended to do... But this product is very thick and greasy. It takes forever to feel like it "sinks" into the skin, even when used very sparingly. It caused breakouts every time I used it so I had to give up on it. Maybe my skin is too sensitive for serums. :(
Great product, strongly recommend for dry-combination skin
Chloe87 from Los Angeles
This is one of the best serum I've ever used. I have very dry and combination skin, a lot of the anti-aging serum I've used does give a lot of moisture. But this product also gives great firmness, you can tell the next morning.
cpluv2run from Salt Lake City, UT
This serum absorbs well and makes my skin soft. It is not greasy. I've tried all the serums from 3 part Harmony, Mega-Mushroom, Mega-Bright, and Plantscriptions. This one is my favorite! I am really only judging on how smooth and soft my skin feels after. I am in my 30's and I don't need the wrinkle reduction or skin tone correcting yet. I think Skin Guardian has improved the overall look and feel of my skin.
Ellie from PA
Gave it a try since I like Perfect World Origins line. This serum is great for daily use especially when you spend a lot of time outside. It does what it says: protects. It's thick but absorbs good. However, i prefer Plantscription serum better.
Best skin care product I've used
Betti M from Erie, PA
I have been using this product for at least ten years and I hope and pray it doesn't change or go away. I don't wear makeup, but I use this religiously, especially in the winter. At first, it may feel a bit slippery, but quickly gets absorbed. You do t need much.
M from Santa Monica, CA
I've used 3 times and every time I breakout!
Tanya from Boston
This is something very sticky. The next morning I found myself glued to the pillow.
Wish I didn't buy it :/
lovelygirl133 from New York, NY
I don't like the texture of the serum, it just feels slippery and not sure if it really sinks in to my skin.
I do buy this product again & again!
KK from Lexington, KY
I use this Perfect World serum morning and night without fail. It is light and helps with hydration.
I use as a skin protector and light weight mositurizer
Kathleen from Tennessee
I am using the 10 step Korean skin care method, and I use this as a light weight moisturizer and skin protector, by itself in the summer and with another moisturizer in the winter/fall. It seems also to diminish the couple of red spots left over from pimples on my skin, as well as, being a good continuous moisturizer. If you use the Korean method you are aiming towards constant moisture sometimes called a Honey Face. This product will help with that. I do not find it too greasy, but then I am looking for continuously moisturizing products. I am 66 years old and have used this product for over 15 years. I receive compliments on my skin constantly and no one seems to know that I am as old as 66. Since I started the Korean method I have started to have younger women ask me to write down what products I am using.
Erin from Richmond, VA
I got this because I thought it would smell better than the plantscription sample I had. I've used this three times and it is very oily. My hands even look oily after using it. I'll use this so I don't waste money but I'll be buying plantscription in the future.
LOVE THIS PRODUCT!!
MaryM from Iowa City, Iowa
I would say I am very lucky to have blemish free skin but I decided to try this and it makes my face even softer!
Would Order on Repeat
Erika from Fort Wayne
This product is so good! I love how silky it is. It keeps my face hydrated and I use morning and night. I feel so protected and it smells good too! Will definitely buy over and over again.
Hands Down, A Winner
Luziannagal from Tyler, TX
One of my favorite Origin products-especially in the winter. But if I have had too much sun, I'll apply it and it's very soothing. I've been using this for over 15 years. One of the first products I bought back then!
Love this product!
Suzanne from Springfield, MO
I love this Serum! I have used it for years and it's my go too. Makes my skin feel amazing!
I would buy this product again
Cris from Sacramento
I use it over my morning moisturizer, after I apply the skin guardian I let it settle on my face and then I use my sunblock. The texture reminds me of a primer, silky and it glides over your skin covering up your pores and ready for make up or if you go bare it's great too.
I have oily skin and it's been a perfect barrier for me especially since most sunblocks break me out the skin guardian has helped with making sure I don't get clogged pores .
Beware: this is a very, very OILY product
Cristina from NJ
This serum is very oily. Even a half pump will not be absorbed by my skin and create a greasy layer all day. My experience with Origins serums has been very positive, so this was surprising to me. If you have oily or combination skin, I recommend looking for another product!
mia from omaha
i love everything about this serum except it has no lid to cover the pump
Too greasy, not absorbed by my skin
Iris from Kingston
To be fair, this product is too oily as a serum. I have been using it for two weeks, but I don't see any help it does to my skin. I am sort of combination skin, and I feel it sitting on my face, not being absorbed by my skin. I don't think I will buy this again. Another negative thing, the bottle outlet doesn't have a cap to protect it from dust.
phw from WA
It sounds cliche but I have to say this product is really amazing! I read this type of wording all the time but I rarely use the word amazing in my own review.
I have combination skin, so some products are too rich, and some make my skin too dry.
With this product, I can feel the difference in my first use. My skin is softer, smoother and more even tone. I know I'll be using this product for a long time and hope Origins would not change the formula EVER.