Review: Timeless Matrixyl 3000 Serum
I’ve been searching for a matrixyl serum after my experience with The Ordinary Matrixyl 10% + HA. I’ve heard so many good things about this brand, so I thought I would give it a try. Don’t forget to checkout my review on their vitamin c serum! Go here: Timeless Vitamin C Serum 👈🏻 The purpose of the matrixyl 3000 serum is to improve skin elasticity, firmness, and texture. The serum fights against aging skin by stimulating the skin’s collagen repair mechanisms. It also contains hyaluronic acid to maintain hydration levels for smoother and healthy-looking skin. The product does state that it can be used on normal, dry, mature, and even oily skin. So I really hope it works for oily skin! 🤞🏻 I’ve had this serum for about 5 months already. Here are my thoughts on this product! Read on! ⬇⬇⬇
This serum is clear. It feels a little sticky when applied to the skin, but that stickiness vanishes within a few seconds. It leaves the skin feeling hydrated and soft. This is possibly one of the most hydrating, non-heavy serums I’ve used. It didn’t leave any residue behind. Absorbs into the skin quite well. This serum can easily be used with other skin care products without any issues. I didn’t experience any pilling. It feels lightweight and thin on the skin. Love that the ingredient list is simple and short. It contains matrixyl 3000, peptides, aloe, hyaluronic acid, and a few other ingredients.
So I’ve used it for a total of 5 months. The results in terms of fine lines and wrinkles were average. I didn’t see much of a change in my skin. It didn’t do much for fine lines and wrinkles as I had hoped for. I was hoping it would diminish fine lines and wrinkles just a little bit, but I didn’t see any of that. The only improvement I saw from this skin care product is the hydration levels in my skin. It really does help to increase moisture levels in the skin. My skin felt very moisturized whenever I used this serum. But isn’t this serum suppose to help with skin elasticity, firmness, and texture? Anti-aging? I feel like it’s just another hydrating serum. Hmm.
So after 5 months of use, even though it contains matrixyl and peptides, not much of a difference in my skin. It feels like I just wasted my money, to be honest. Also, unfortunately, I had to stop using it due to breakouts. I think it’s too hydrating for my skin type. It claims to work on oily skin, but it’s a no for me. I don’t want to deal with breakouts. The breakouts were pretty bad too. I had a bunch of whiteheads all over my face. I stopped using it immediately, and my skin started to clear up. Something in this serum didn’t click with my skin. It could just be the overall formula of the product. Not just a particular ingredient. Who knows. I just know that I can’t use it anymore.
This is what the serum looks like. It’s just a clear serum. 😊
Pros & Cons
- Very moisturizing
- Feels lightweight on the skin
- Contains Matrixyl 3000
- Contains other ingredients such as peptides, aloe, hyaluronic acid
- Too hydrating for oily skin (on my skin, it was)
- Breakouts, whiteheads all over the skin
- No change in fine lines and wrinkles
- Did nothing for anti-aging, just another hydrating serum
I really wanted Timeless Matrixyl 3000 Serum to work, especially after using The Ordinary Matrixyl 10% + HA. Unfortunately, the results weren’t that great. It’s supposed to be an anti-aging serum, but I didn’t see a difference in fine lines and wrinkles. I didn’t see a huge change in anything else besides it hydrating my skin. This serum is basically just a lightweight hydrator. Sadly, I ended up with breakouts all over my face. I didn’t expect that from this serum, since the ingredients didn’t look too bad. It looked pretty good compared to other facial serums I’ve used. But, that’s what happened. I had to stop using it. I think this would probably work better for people with normal or dry skin.
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Review: iUNIK Black Snail Restore Serum
Here’s another iUNIK skin care product! It’s iUNIK Black Snail Restore Serum. 🐌 In the beginning, when I was using iUNIK Propolis Vitamin Synergy Serum, I was very impressed with that serum that I went out and purchased the Black Snail Restore Serum. Don’t forget to check out my full review on the Propolis Vitamin Synergy Serum! Also, my review on iUNIK Propolis Vitamin Eye Cream! 👈🏻 So the purpose of this serum is to nourish, brighten, fight wrinkles, restore moisture, and lift. Lift? I’m guessing some sort of face lift. But, that seems too drastic for a facial serum. Anyways, haha, I’ve had this serum for half a year. Here are my thoughts on it!
This serum is clear. It feels sticky upon touch. It is a snail mucin product after all. In other words, it’s snail slime. Snail products are always sticky. Some are stickier than others. In my opinion, iUNIK Black Snail Restore Serum is a lot stickier compared to Cosrx Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence. When the serum is first applied to the skin, it has a sticky texture to it, but that sticky feeling disappears within a few minutes. Just pat the serum into the skin. It sinks into the skin nicely and feels lightweight on the skin. It’s not heavy at all. Didn’t leave a weird film or residue behind after application. Doesn’t pill. It works well with other skin care products in my routine and also underneath sunscreen. No issues here. What stands out the most about this serum is that it is very moisturizing. It leaves the skin feeling super hydrated. It left my skin feeling soft and supple, especially the skin around the eyes. Smooths out those dry areas very well. It helped to diminish some fine lines and wrinkles too due to the hydration that it provides. This serum is all about restoring moisture (as the product states). And it does just that.
So I really liked the way it left my skin feeling, looking softer and smoother from the hydration, but it didn’t do much for skin brightening. I haven’t noticed a brightening effect from using it. It feels like it’s just a very hydrating serum that helps with a few fine lines and wrinkles. Nothing drastic with the wrinkles. I wasn’t too enthusiastic about the results. After months of using this serum, unfortunately, it didn’t work out in the end. It clogged my pores. Much worse than the Propolis Vitamin Synergy Serum. Let’s check out the ingredients…
Looking at the ingredients, it does contain beneficial ingredients, such as centella asiatica leaf water, niacinamide, sodium hyaluronate, rice extract, licorice, and so much more! But it also contain ingredients that aren’t compatible with my skin, such as ferment extracts (my skin can’t stand them! breakouts galore!) and methylpropanediol (more breakouts!). Perhaps, 1,2-hexanediol too. My skin seems to have issues with those ingredients. Plus, it’s a snail product. I haven’t had success with any snail product yet. I had to stop using Cosrx Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence. 👈🏻 Go here for more details!! So, I might have to stay away from skin care products with these ingredients and snail products. They seem to break me out so far (from the products I’ve used). Last but not least, did it lift my skin? Uh, no, as I expected, lol. I’ve used so many skin care products that I haven’t noticed any lifting from any one of them. I mean, skin care products can do so much. But, I wish it would happen one day. Maybe somewhere in the near future when skin care gets more advanced than it is now. HAHA. But this is just a serum that provides a lot of moisture. Since I developed breakouts from it, I stopped using it.
This is what the serum looks like…
Pros & Cons
- Contains centella asiatica leaf water, niacinamide, sodium hyaluronate…
- Smooths out some fine lines and wrinkles, hydrating
- Didn’t lift the skin, lol.
- Feels sticky but it is snail mucin
iUNIK Black Snail Restore Serum didn’t do much for my skin besides moisturizing. That’s what I noticed most about it. It did help smooth out some fine lines and wrinkles, but it wasn’t anything major. Any skin care product that moisturizes the skin would do the same. Overall, I didn’t see anything special about it. I was hoping it would brighten my skin, but that didn’t happen. Also, in the end, it clogged my pores. Seems like this serum is way too moisturizing for my skin type. Plus it contains ingredients that my skin doesn’t seem to like. Here goes another iUNIK serum that didn’t work on my skin! Moving on…
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