Eat good to look good. It's a simple philosophy that makes common sense, but does the opposite work as well? That's the premise Californian beauty line Skin Authority is making with their line of anti-aging, hydrating and repairing products.
One of my biggest skin concerns is preventing dullness and hyper pigmentation. As you age, your skin gets thicker and no longer looks as luminous or supple. Products like serums then, are your best friends as they penetrate the skin deeply to provide longer lasting results.
Skin Authority's Beauty Infusion line is a targeted collection of power serums that uses different natural ingredients for different skin concerns. The Beauty Infusion Turmeric and Blueberry Serum in particular is formulated to combat dark spots, scarring and for overall brightness. You can mix this serum into your other moisturizing or foundation products, or wear solo; it also doubles as a primer.
None of Skin Authority's products contain parabens, dyes or fragrances AND they are cruelty free! The main ingredients in the Beauty Infusion Turmeric and Blueberry Serum are:
- Caprylic/capri triglyceride - an emollient derived from coconut oil that helps seal in moisture
- Ethylhexyl palmitate - a solvent and emollient
- Cetearyl ethylhexanoate - an emollient
- Butyloctyl salicylate - derived from berries, this is a pH balancer and natural preservative
Other interesting ingredients are turmeric root oil (antioxidant, anti-inflammatory), blueberry fruit extract (anti-inflammatory, antioxidant), meadowfoam seed oil (moisturizing), jojoba seed oil (moisturizing), avocado oil (moisturizing), sea whip extract (soothes redness), vitamin C (brightening antioxidant), vitamin E (antioxidant), and squalane (moisturizing).
Price & Packaging
A 30 ml bottle retails for about $50 from Skin Authority. You can also purchase this product through spas or specialty stores. Like most serums, the Beauty Infusion Turmeric and Blueberry Serum is housed in a glass bottle with a medicine dropper dispenser. It would be nice if this bottle was tinted to prevent the antioxidants from dissipating, but since my bathroom has no windows, it's not a huge concern for me.
Skin Authority claims that the Beauty Infusion Turmeric and Blueberry Serum is a non-greasy oil that won't cause your foundation to pill and will moisturize and brighten. Based on the ingredients list, I'm inclined to agree that will definitely hydrate and help improve my skin's general condition, but I found nothing in the ingredients to indicate any brightening specific functions.
I've been using this in the mornings and have found it to be a lightweight, yet moisturizing, addition to my morning routine. I have normal-dry skin and my face just drinks up this serum gladly. I usually put 4-5 drops in my palms then warm it between my palms before pressing and massaging it into my skin. This serum is definitely on the oilier side, but it doesn't leave me feeling greasy or congested at all. Yes, the top ingredients are all carriers, but I think it's pretty impressive still how the rest of the ingredients are all pure oils. This serum works well with my watery and thicker foundations and though it does make my moisturizer slide a bit, after a couple minutes everything is absorbed nicely.
I had meant to use this while on vacation, but I forgot it, so I've only been using this serum for a couple weeks, but my impressions so far are mostly positive. My skin feels comfortable, but I have noticed a little bit of dry flakes showing up near my hairline, so I may need to pair this with a heavier moisturizer now that the weather is chilling.
Buy - Nothing mind blowing and I don't see how this serum is brightening at all, but it's a pretty decent moisturizing serum with lots of soothing ingredients and antioxidants.
* This post contains PR samples