Review: Timeless Coenzyme Q10 Serum
I did a review on Timeless Matrixyl 3000 Serum. If you missed out, go check it out! 😊 Also, don’t forget to check out my review on their vitamin c serum! Go here: Timeless Vitamin C Serum 👈🏻 So this is the Timeless Coenzyme Q10 Serum. I was really excited for this, since the ingredients looked promising. It’s short and simple. It also contains matrixyl (like the Timeless Matrixyl 3000 Serum). I thought I would give it a go! This serum contains 3 anti-aging ingredients. They are Coenzyme Q10, Matrixyl 3000, and hyaluronic acid. Coenzyme Q10 is an antioxidant that helps to rebuild collagen and elastin. Matrixyl 3000 helps to synthesize collagen in the skin. Last but not least, hyaluronic acid helps to increase and retain moisture in the skin. These three ingredients altogether help to replenish and repair the skin while smoothing out fine lines and wrinkles. This serum is recommended for all skin types (I hope!) with visible aging. I think this serum sounds so much better compared to the Matrixyl 3000 Serum. The Coenzyme Q10 Serum also contains matrixyl as one of the ingredients. Well, did it work?? I’ve used it for about 3 months. Here are my results!
This serum is pale yellow in color. When applied to the skin, it feels lightweight and gentle on the skin. It absorbs into the skin quickly and leaves the skin feeling lightly hydrated. Don’t expect full on hydration. It sinks into the skin and disappears into the skin very fast. I wouldn’t rely on it for moisture. It’s not good at that. But I do love the fact that it just sinks into the skin without leaving any sticky residue or film behind. But (yes) I do wish that it provided a little bit more moisture. It would’ve been nice. I used this serum in the morning and night without any issues with application. It works well with other skin care products due to how lightweight it feels on the skin. It doesn’t pill or roll off the skin.
As for results, after 3 months of using this serum, I didn’t see much of a difference in my skin. It is an antioxidant and is used for prevention. So, it’s one of those skin care products that you can’t see visible results until later on. Who knows how long that would be, haha! It’s not like alpha hydroxy acids or a vitamin c serum (where you can see a brightening effect or fading acne marks on the skin). The ingredients of this product look pretty good though! It contains matrixyl 3000, peptides, ubiquinone, aloe, hyaluronic acid. and vitamin e. It’s very similar to Timeless Matrixyl 3000 Serum with a little more beneficial ingredients to it. The other difference is that I find the Coenzyme Q10 Serum less hydrating compared to the Matrixyl 3000 Serum. It just absorbs into the skin way quicker and more effortlessly.
With this serum, I would continue to use it, but I started having issues when I noticed little closed comedones on my skin that wouldn’t go away. This was one of the last serums that I removed from my skin care routine. It’s lightweight (as I mentioned before), but that doesn’t mean it’s not capable of contributing to clogged pores. After months of using this serum, I decided to stop using it. And there you have it, a lot of those tiny bumps vanished within a day. It looks like this serum isn’t compatible with my skin. I like the idea of it, but I haven’t seen results with it. Also, with the acne that I developed without knowing that it was causing breakouts, I stopped using it. For the price, I didn’t think it was worth it. Well, not on my facial skin anyways. It didn’t work out for me in the end as I wanted it to. The product looked so promising! It didn’t really do much in terms of moisture and wrinkles. Seemed pretty useless for the price. Back to the drawing board, lol.
This is what Timeless Coenzyme Q10 looks like! It’s a pale yellow color.
Pros & Cons
- Lightweight moisture
- Absorbs into the skin quickly
- Contains matrixyl 3000, peptides, ubiquinone, aloe, hyaluronic acid, vitamin e
- Contributed to closed comedones. Tiny pimples vanished when I stopped using it.
- One of those serums used as a prevention, so I can’t tell if it’s working or not, lol.
Strike 3! Another Timeless skin care product down! This was the one that I really, truly wanted to work. The reason why I continued to use it even though the results were below my expectations and what it claimed to do. After months of using it, I didn’t think it was contributing to closed comedones, but who knew when I discontinued the product. Those closed comedones slowly faded away. Also, this serum didn’t do much for my skin overall. It’s a pretty expensive skin care product too. Perhaps it may work for someone else. Just not for me. Oh well. Moving on to something that works. Whatever that may be. haha.
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Review: Neutrogena Hydro Boost Body Gel Cream Fragrance-Free
I finally have Neutrogena Hydro Boost Body Gel Cream Fragrance-Free! Here’s my review on the original: Neutrogena Hydro Boost Body Gel Cream 👈🏻 Check it out! So this is the fragrance free version of the body moisturizer or body gel cream. The purpose of this product is basically the same as the original version. It boosts skin’s hydration and locks moisture into the skin. Leaving the skin feeling supple and hydrated. It’s non-greasy, oil-free, dye-free (it’s not blue!), alcohol-free, paraben-free, and of course, fragrance-free. It’s also hypoallergenic and suitable for sensitive skin. There’s only two differences between the original and fragrance-free. And that is…the fragrance-free doesn’t contain the blue dye and is free of fragrance (that’s why it’s called fragrance-free, duh, lol). Yay! 🙌🏻 I think it’s about time because I was really getting tired of that annoying fragrance. I couldn’t take it anymore, especially having to smell it on a daily basis. It’s not going to work long term for me. That is why I picked up the fragrance-free version. So I’ve been using it for over a week now. Here’s my experience with the fragrance-free version! 🙂
I haven’t given up on the original version. I’m still using it every single day (to use it up, haha!). I’ve been alternating between the original and fragrance-free and sometimes combining the two products. Since it comes in a gigantic bottle for a very affordable price, it seems to last forever. And I’m not complaining. I love it! 🥰 So this lotion comes out white. It’s not blue, since it’s dye free. Thank goodness they got rid of that! I didn’t see the purpose of it. Just leave it out! Also, it doesn’t have a smell to it. I’m very happy about that too. It makes the product more enjoyable to use. Honestly, I prefer the dye-free and fragrance-free one a lot more. I’m currently only using the original version on my legs and feet to avoid the fragrance getting near my sinuses and eyes. Well, it’s not like I’m unable to smell the product. It minimizes the fragrance by just a little bit, since it’s not applied anywhere near my upper body and face. Why can’t Neutrogena just remove the dye and fragrance from all of the hydro boost products? It’ll be so much better!
After using this body moisturizer for over a week (including the original, which I’ve been using a little longer), the pilling I had trouble with stopped. I’m able to slather a bunch of lotion on my skin without any issues now. Just like the original, it leaves my skin feeling and looking soft, smooth, and hydrated throughout the day. I started using it as an eye cream too due to how well it smoothed my skin out and moisturized my skin. The Neutrogena Hydro Boost skin care line does offer an eye cream. I was going to purchase it, but I decided not to. It costs more for the amount of product (0.5 fl. oz). The body moisturizer is 16 fl. oz. I can use it on my body and anywhere else I choose to use it on. It’s not limited to just the under eyes. When I use it as an eye cream, I simply dab some of this lotion around my eyes like an eye cream. And it leaves my skin feeling less dehydrated and more supple and smooth. It has done such an amazing job keeping the skin around my eyes moisturized and locking in moisture! If you’re lucky, this can be used as a facial moisturizer too. Since it’s too heavy and pore-clogging for my skin type, I can’t. 😢
The only problem I have now is that it feels sticky. It felt sticky before, but I’m noticing the stickiness of this product a lot more as weeks past by. The more I use it, the more I’m bothered by it. My skin gets itchy on specific parts of my body because of it. So, with this lotion, I avoid it on certain areas of my skin where my skin is a little bit more sensitive to moisture. Yes, keeping the skin moisturized is good, but it’s possible to over-moisturize too. That’s when the skin starts to reject excess moisture, and skin problems start to arise, since it doesn’t need it. This applies to my arms and certain areas on my neck. It looks like my CeraVe and Cetaphil lotions win here. They absorb into the skin much better without leaving any sticky residue behind. On my skin, Neutrogena Hydro Boost Body Gel Cream works better on dry patches, flaky areas to seal in moisture. It’s really good at healing the skin. I mainly use it for that. Otherwise, I’ll end up with a rash if I use it, let’s say, on my arms. I’ve attempted to use the hydro boost moisturizer on my arms so many times. It just ends up very red and itchy. I’m not allergic to the ingredients. I think it’s too occlusive. It provides too much moisture it doesn’t need. Skin is weird. 🤷🏻♀️😆
This is what the fragrance-free version looks like. It’s the same as the one with fragrance but just without the blue dye. 🙂
Pros & Cons
- Moisturizing, locks in moisture
- No dye
- No fragrance
- Helps with dry patches, flaky skin
- Can be used on the face if you don’t have clog-prone skin
- Feels sticky (can make the skin itchy)
I prefer the Neutrogena Hydro Boost Body Gel Cream Fragrance-Free over the one with the original scent. I’m trying my best to finish up the one with fragrance. I won’t purchase that one again after I finish it. There’s no point in buying it again when there’s a fragrance-free version that doesn’t have that annoying scent. Also, I love how I can use this lotion as an eye cream. 😊 My under eyes looks so smooth and hydrated every morning because of it. Too bad I can’t use it as a facial moisturizer due to it containing comedogenic ingredients, such as isopropyl palmitate and petrolatum. I’ve also noticed that this lotion is so much better at holding in moisture compared to a jar of petrolatum jelly. It must be the combination of ingredients plus hyaluronic acid in this product. Hyaluronic acid is just simply amazing!! It seems to work very well on my skin. So my overall experience with this lotion has been great. I just don’t like the stickiness, so I can’t use it all over my body as I intended to do, but it’s not a huge deal breaker. I still like the product, since it has helped my skin so much! It’s great for flaky, dry patches and certain spots on the skin. It heals it right up after a day or two. Would I buy it again? YES! It’s so affordable for the bottle size. Just avoid the one with fragrance. Get the fragrance-free one! Unless you love fragrance, lol. I’ll stick to the one without the fragrance. Works for me! 🙂
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