Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
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GoneQuesting from Madison, MS
I love this so much! It's so calming to my skin and I'm never left feeling greasy, has also drastically improved my skin's texture. I never write reviews but since this is so new and has worked so well, I thought I'd leave one. Please keep making this, Pacifica!
Really cool, great Niacinamide serum
BexRayBeuty from Riverside, CA
I love this serum. It's a really smart, creative niacinamide serum. In particular, I love that it has hemp seed oil in it: hemp seed oil is actually really good for oily and/or acne prone skin (look it up!) and it works together with the niacinamide and zinc in this really well. It also has aloe in it, which is nice, and gives the serum a little bit of a hydrating feel.
The serum goes on really smoothly and is pleasant to use -- it does have a very minimal amount of fragrance ("our scent blend with natural and/or essential oils" says the box) which I find pleasant and fresh and not at all irritating. The serum dries down to a smooth texture fairly quickly, and isn't sticky or oily feeling at all. It layers well with other skincare steps, and with makeup, and does a really great job of helping to control oil without drying you out. A really nice skincare routine would be to use this immediately after a simple hyaluronic acid serum (another way of hydrating your skin without making it oily), and follow with your favorite moisturizer.
I really don't see any cons to this product at all, unless you know for sure that you are truly extra sensitive to any kind of fragrance. It is vegan and cruelty-free, and free of mineral oil, parabens, pthalates, and sulfates. The ingredients in it that sound "sciencey" are all very gentle, inoffensive ingredients designed to give it a nice texture and/or to act as a preservative (you don't want your serums getting moldy!).
I'm a bit of a skincare nerd, and I have a bunch of other niacinamide serums that I use and love (and even write about on a blog). This one is definitely making it into heavy rotation. And $12 is an extremely reasonable, affordable price for such a quality product. Just go ahead and get it, thank me later.