Rated 4.38 out of 5 stars
I tried the KEYS Soulcare Let Me Glow Illuminating Serum with the idea that it would be solely a skincare serum, but it actually a priming face serum that can be used under makeup or on its own. I appreciate that it can be used to improve genearal makeup application as a primer but that it also has skincare benefits, such as niacinamide and rose water -- kind of like getting two products in one! I also like that it is silicone-free. The serum itself is supposed to be illuminating and hydrating. I found this to be the case, although I would not use it in place of a moisturizer but rather on top of one. Although when it is first dispersed from the bottle it is a light tan gold color, it is advertised for all skin tones and blends out into the skin without being very pigmented in color. Although not pigmented in color, it does have a shimmer to it that gives the skin an illuminating look. I think this would work beautifully under a liquid foundation. It can be applied with fingers or a brush, but I prefer to apply it with my fingers. It does have a fragrance, however I am sensitive to fragrances and I do not find it to be offensive or overbearing. The product itself is 1 oz, or 30 ml and comes in a well-made a glass bottle with a push-down top that dispenses the serum and a cap over the push-down top. Overall, I really enjoyed the glow and shimmer this face serum provides and I would use it before my makeup application. I also like that it is a clean beauty product and cruelty-free. For these reasons, I would recommend this product to others looking for an item that will give a warm shimmer to their face but that also uses skin-beneficial ingredients.
I wanted to love this so much, but unfortunately it didn't work for me. Bought this with my own money and ended up returning it. And here's why: Goes on lightweight-- YAY! Definitely gives an all-over shine-- YAY! Has hydrating ingredients-- YAY! But it's more of a white shine even though out of the bottle it's golden-- BOO. Has a light rose fragrance, which I loved unlike other reviewers. It wasn't heavy scented for me.
What made me sad was that after applying my makeup, the whiteness of the serum still came through. A LOT. It made me look more oily vs that glowy lit-from-within look. So, if you have textured skin, it's gonna highlight IT ALL. Which I doubt you're gonna want.
The most disappointing part was at the end of the day, my skin felt HEAVY. Almost like I couldn't move my face because the serum weighed everything down. My skin looked more like an oil slick than a fresh, dewy sheen. Didn't matter how much setting powder I used. I couldn't reduce the white metallic shine or the heaviness. I REALLY wanted to like it, but it was not for me. Thus, sadly, I returned it and will stick to my Wonderglow. Hope that helps!
CorteztheKiller from New York
I really like this product but buyer beware the rose fragrance mentioned is there to try to mask a very very strong acrid scent and it does not do a good job at masking. The scent reminds me of a kitchen cleaner, I have no idea what it is but if you study the scent then you pick up the rose fragrance. The fragrance lasts probably 20nmin or so. If you are sensitive to fragrances be very cautious of this product.
3rea from undisclosed
Tacky formula that sits on top of the skin. Absorption was poor, and the hydration was weak. Missing key features for helping skin. Scent was less than radiant.
pamelak from undisclosed
I've been using this is the morning, under my makeup. It's made my face look so dewy and radiant. Love that it isn't sticky and the packaging is beautiful
caseyw41 from undisclosed
Works to add a dewy soft flow to makeup when used before or after just in highlighted areas of face. Nice light texture makes it very blendable and worth having in skincare collection
elleno from undisclosed
Tried out this product for Influenster and really like it! Leaves your skin feeling really glowy. Pairs well with the other products from her line.
katesa783 from undisclosed
My skin breaks out with almost everything so i keep my skincare simple and I gave this to my bff who also has acne-prone skin, but a more complicated routine, and she loves it so ymmv but I would definitely say its worth trying since some of the Keys line works for me!
haleyp85 from undisclosed
This is a great product! Great to wear mixed with foundation or alone without foundation for a natural glow, definitely recommend this product!
sammyv3 from undisclosed
I've never tried this brand before, but this serum worked wonders for me. It made my skin so glossy, and it genuinely gave me a nice look in the morning!
alyssav9b96 from undisclosed
Looks amazing under makeup and gives a great glow. Not sure if it provides any actual skin benefits, I use it more as a primer for underneath my makeup to get a glowy finish.
baileyb103 from undisclosed
I love this so much.com it has replaced my primer and makes me skin look and.feel stunning. Its definitely one of my new favorites. Its a must have.
mariaanne146 from undisclosed
Really great serum, made my skin feel really soft fresh and hydrated. I would recommend to family and friends and I would use again. Very nice product.
adriannah17 from undisclosed
I absolutely loved this illuminating serum! It made my skin glow and feel so hydrated after using. I would 10/10 recommend this product to a friend!
Kelly from St. Louis
I LOVE what it looks like when you initially apply the product. But the glow dies down after a while. At least it does when indoors. I'll have to test this claim when outdoors.
_bri_turner from undisclosed
I've only used this a handful of times but every time I do my skin looks so glowy and fresh. I use it under my makeup or with a moisturizer and either way looks good
victoriar53ac from undisclosed
The keys soul care let me glow illuminating serum is GREAT! Love the texture of it. Did not have a strong scent either. Made my face very glowy! Love it
nicoleg8e11 from undisclosed
I like how this layers under my makeup. It leaves my skin illuminating. This doesn't pill under my make up. Overall I was impressed with the product.
momo51990 from undisclosed
The glow provides a shimmery look. Not too much shimmer and it's not glittery. Just the right amount of shimmer to give your face a glowing look, which I like.
vaclarke from undisclosed
I am new to this skincare line and I really liked this product! Wasn't bothered by any fragrance, gave my skin a nice subtle shimmer, and didn't cause me to break out. Overall love this for summer!
Cheryl from Raleigh nc
I absolutely love this. It doesn't make me breakout. I wear it alone or mix it in with my SPF for a sun kissed glowy look!
cynthiaag from undisclosed
Seems like every other serum out there. Not too much of a fan of it to be honest the shimmer the product has I feel like actually makes my imperfections more prominent as they stick out a lot more than if there was no shimmer, kind of acts as highlight in a way. Would be cute if my skin was perfect.
I live for the exfoliant though!
brookeb14 from undisclosed
Love this serum for the day time. I put it on with my moisturizer before makeup and it gives me a radiant glow. Works great since I only use a serum foundation so it really shows through
makeupbymxlbeauty from undisclosed
It definitely illuminated my face I wore it before makeup and my makeup looked so glowy and amazing 🏻 definitely recommend!
I will be returning from California , Tustin
I was on my way with the good molecules nicinomide serum and it was my first time goung to ulta and this lady stopped me and influenced me into buying it
krystalg16 from undisclosed
I love how this leaves my skin after applying. It makes it look like I just had a facial. It seems to have some sparkle in it. It's really easy to apply. I also have sensitive skin and have not had any issues with it.
stevied from undisclosed
I absolutely love this serum, this whole line to be honest! The texture is perfectly creamy and it doesn't feel heavy on the face! Makes my face so smooth and glowy! I love everything about this product except the smell. It's a bit strong for me and just a strange smell really. I will continue to use it for the benefits tho it's truly an amazing product! I definitely allow myself to glow with this product and if you've never tried it I would definitely recommend you try it!