I’m having a bit of a battle with my skin over the last while. Unfortunately as the years pass my rosacea is getting a little worse and I find I’m getting patches of pigmentation on my face. I’ve tried a few ‘dark spot’ creams with little success and I’m always on the lookout for new solutions. When I first heard of this serum it sounded just perfect for my skin issues. The Iluma Serum is specifically formulated to target both redness and pigmentation which are my two biggest skin issues. I have been using the serum for eight weeks now so I feel ready to report on the longer term effects.
The serum contains a blend of botanical lighteners, vitamin C and grape seed extract. The ingredients aim to help to reduce inflammation and pigmentation and lead to clearer looking skin. The serum comes in a dropper bottle with a handy clear strip on the side so you can see how much product you’ve used. I’ve only used about a third of the product after using it twice a day for two months, so a little goes a long way!
The first thing that struck me when I opened the serum was the smell! It kind of smells like an exotic alcoholic shot that you get after your dinner on your holidays. It’s not a bad smell but some people might just find it a little overpowering. The serum is a lightweight orange colour liquid, there’s no stickiness to it. I pat it gently on to my skin and it absorbs in a few seconds to leave no residue.
The formula is very gentle, I have quite sensitive skin but after using this my skin looks calmer and feels softer. My skin is definitely clearer after using this, I found the main difference was a reduction in the redness and irritation as I’ve used it. This did mildly lighten the pigmentation on my skin but it didn’t make a dramatic difference. I also noticed a slight plumpness in my skin which isn’t promised by the serum but I definitely noticed a difference.
I think this serum is perfect if your main skin concern is irritated red skin. This serum does a great job of calming and nourishing. I don’t think I’d get this if your main concern is skin pigmentation. I am yet to find a cream that has made a big difference to my pigmentation, I think I will eventually look at getting some sort of laser treatment.
At €45 this serum isn’t cheap but I’m with skincare guru Caroline Hirons theory that you would easily spend €40 on clothes, why not invest in your skin which you’ll have a lot longer! You can get this serum from any Image Skincare stockist, I picked mine up in Therapie on Molesworth Street. Have you tried this or any of the Image Skincare range?