Rated 4.41 out of 5 stars
I've never really used serums and I was a little skeptical after reading the reviews here, but I LOVE IT! I've gotten so many compliments on my skin lately and my skin is finally looking healthier and more plump! I use Dermalogica's Precleanse, either CeraVe or Basis face wash, plain old witch hazel for a toner, then this and my Kiehl's moisturizer. I've never been big on skin care routines, so my face did break out for a few days, but that could've been hormonal, so I don't want to blame this product because I've kept using it and my skin cleared up. My husband has even started asking what I'm using and used my products last night!
This little bottle lasts a while too! I put it all over my face, neck and some on my declotte and it doesn't even look like I've used any after having it for a couple of weeks.
Oh and I've read reviews about it being sticky etc, I just give it a few seconds to dry or I put my moisturizer over it and it's fine :)
I use the Mario Badescu vitamin C serum and the rose hips nourishing oil for my daily routines on my face and neck. The vitamin C serum is the most superior product, in my opinion. After seeing the peptide serum with the different matte glass bottle and thick consistency, I thought I would give it a try. I don't mind consistency as long as the product works well. I don't like that the dropper doesn't work with this serum, due to the thick consistency. I don't like that the serum feels wet and slimy on my face and neck despite massaging it into my skin. After it dries, it still feels a bit sticky for a while, and I don't feel that it absorbs well into my skin or nourishes it. With that, I don't observe it making any difference or improvement to my skin appearance or texture overall or even just on a daily basis when used. With the product being as pricey as it is, I would prefer for the dropper to work and the product to noticeably improve aspects of my skin. I have wrinkles and fine lines from smiling and raising my eyebrows a lot. I haven't seen any difference, and I certainly haven't felt a difference to my skin texture. If I use the serum at night and wait a couple of hours, it is no longer sticky, and my face does feel smooth at that time. But using it in the morning hinders my routine for applying makeup within the same hour, and it doesn't leave my face feeling soft or nourished at all during the day. I now only use this serum at night before bed. It would still be decent for those who have not or cannot use the vitamin C serum. I will say, the peptide serum does not have a smell, so I can see that being beneficial to buyers who can't tolerate mild scents with their facial products. I will use this until I run out, but I will continue to purchase the vitamin C serum over this peptide serum in the future.
BigDaddy from Philadelphia, PA
I use this morning and night on my face, neck, around my ears, and décolletage. My moisturizer switches depending on the season. My serum doesn't. It can feel slightly tacky at first, but that's the peptides. Once I apply my moisturizer? So soft.
June from Winnetka, CA
This serum created a youthful glow on my middle aged face after 2 days of using it. I highly recommend it!
Beauty from Miami, FL
Great customer service
Nikki B. from Omaha NE
Does not do anything, very much watery substance. Will not repurchase.
aamcclendon from Oregon
I love the original formula, which is on Badesco's website only. But this formula, i didnt really see a difference. I gave it 3 stars b/c i prefer the original kind.
Tana from Gilbert AZ
I used the original formula for years so when the new super peptide serum came out I tried it and I was very disappointed. Please bring back the old formula
Alli from Portsmouth, VA
The product is absolutely AMAZING. Pricey? Yes. But, I want nice skin so.. you win some and lose some. It smoothed out my skin, made it look youthful. I noticed results especially by the second use. I have been using it about 3-4x/wk. I did notice that, regardless of how many times I washed my hands, then when I took my contacts out it burned my eyes. Obviously, the bottle strictly says do not get in eyes. But, between this and habanero peppers, please be aware if you wear contacts.
Elaine V. from Lyndhurst, NJ
I got a sample of this serum in my FabFitFun box. I used this serum after cleansing and toning for a day and a half (night, morning, night) and let me tell you... this stuff is the bomb!!! My skin looks and feels so much healthier in just 2 days. I came to Ulta to buy the full size bottle!
Jenessa_w from GA
I noticed a difference in ONE use!! I read the reviews before purchasing and it recommended to have your face damp before application so it rubs in better to your face. I used the Mario cucumber and green tea facial spray and sprayed my face before applying. then I sealed it with my moisturizer. Let me tell you the next morning my face was SO soft and so clear! My mom tried it and now she's getting this serum and she's picky about skin care. Don't be hindered by the price, it goes a long way. One drop for each cheek and forehead should do.
RHLVB from Hawaii, USA
I use this product after I exfoliate and use toner, best to use before putting on moisturizer
AmberAM from Oregon
Ive used this serum for awhile now and i think it works. I apply in the am after i use my sugar scrub. Normally i apply the seaweed cream but ive recenty started the peptide facial cream. Overall i like this product.
Kelsey from KCMO
I got a sample of this with a previous order and I was so impressed with the results after using the tiny sample size that I had to buy the full size! I use this twice a day after cleansing and toning
ILLY from Los Angeles, CA.
I was very consistent in using it until the bottle finished. Around 3.5 weeks in I saw the way my face had changes. I have large pores and it def helped in making them smaller, along with the wrinkles they create and helped reduced redness.I feel like I lucked out because I bought it half off during one of the Ulta's beauty month days.
TClum0327 from Ohio
This is a must! Don't be turned off by the little bottle. Very very little goes a long way! I use 3 drops, one on both cheeks and one on my forehead and it soaks right in all over my face and even my neck! I use this after my cleansing lotion and you can just feel how it soaks right in priming your skin for your moisturizer. I absolutely love this stuff.
MJ from San Diego
I hope this product never goes away, I am hooked!!! I've been using it for about three weeks now every morning and I absolutely love it. Less wrinkles, fine lines smoothed and even skin tone, no breakouts. I cleanse, then spray myself down with Rosewater by Mario Basescu. With my face still damp from Rosewater, I apply the Peptide drops on my fine lines, on my face, neck and chest, then I finish with Mario Badescu Honey Moisturizer. This product will get you looking good hunny!!!! Glow on point!!! Worth every penny!!! I look forward to putting it on, that's how much I love it.
Jess from San Francisco, Ca
Not as good as the Vit C serum. This one sat on my skin and didn't absorb so well after multiple tries.
Val from Omaha, Ne
All good! Just hate it when I spill
Bri W from Texas
Helen Can-do from Claremont, Ca.
Use day and night for those tine wrinkles.......I see a difference on my lower chin.
Mamafrazee from Indiana
This serum I'm sure works beautifully for some, but not me. Almost immediately after putting it on, my skin started burning. I tried a handful of times, and had the same results each time. Sadly we are in the middle of quarantine so I can't return it yet.
Bree from La Puente, CA
The product right away felt really good on my skin after massaging it in on my face. My skin looks amazing after using the serum
Juno from Orange, Ca
Clear and colorless lightweight serum that applies smoothly, and absorbs quickly. Hydrates well, but is non-oily. Helps minimize fine lines.
Hana from Pittsburgh
I bought this on a whim because my skin was looking dull with my usual routine. I've been using it for a couple weeks combined with my usual moisturizer. I admit, I was skeptical. That is...until I forgot to use it one night in my routine. I can now see how much this serum helps my skin.
I've avoided serums because of my combination skin. I thought I'd become an oil slick. Not so! My skin feels so balanced.
It does feel more oily in application than I'm used to in products. It also takes more time to dry. But I really don't see that as a major issue considering I use it at night.
I highly recommend this product if anyone is on the fence.
Skincare Newbie from Minneapolis, MN
Love this product!! Gives my skin great bounce. Only con is that it's a little tacky. I've been adding it to my moisturizer and that makes it perfect
Annie from Loranger, La.
I just purchased this item a few days ago, it was on the 21days beauty deals. I really like peptides so I thought I tried it. So far I like it,it goes on well seems to minimize my pores.