Saturday, 9 June 2018

D.Obsessed - Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamin C and Retinol face serums (review)

If you are “obsessed” with skincare, then you don’t easily stop at toner and face cream, but add something more specific. And so I’m doing with D.Obsessed face serums, a collection of cruelty-free treatments with botanical hyaluronic acid.
I’ve introduced D.Obsessed Hyaluronic Acid, the Vitamin C and the Retinol serums to my daily routine and seen the results...

D.Obsessed - Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamin C and Retinol cruelty-free face serums

D.Obsessed: the brand
D.Obsessed is an UK cruelty-free cosmetic company that delivers focused skincare products and its cutting-edge items are its trio of serums: the Hyaluronic Acid serum, the Vitamin C serum and the Retinol serum.
The claim is that they are effective but gentle, can they be strong and kind enough and at the same time?


D.Obsessed serums: the product

D.Obsessed Hyaluronic Acid serum, Vitamin C serum and Retinol serum are face treatments rich in naturally-sourced ingredients and nutrients like the hyaluronic acid featured in all these three serums. Each serum covers one or more skin concerns: hydration, ageing, dull complexion, skin imperfection...

The product: the packaging
D.Obsessed face serums come in 30ml Perspex bottles with a dropper dispenser making the product application hygienic and its dosing better.

How to use:
D.Obsessed serums have to be applied after your usual toner and before your face cream or any other treatment.
Their usage has no specific restriction or precaution but the general tip is to gently tap them onto clean skin until their complete absorption.
The D.Obsessed Retinol serum has to be used – as recommended by the company– after exfoliation and can be used daily; D.Obsessed Hyaluronic Acid serum can be followed by the Vitamin C serum and applied both on wet or dry skin.



D.Obsessed Hyaluronic Acid serum: the product

D.Obsessed Hyaluronic Acid serum is an “advanced moisturizing formula derived botanically, a hydrating and anti-age treatment that’s aimed to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while leaving the skin soft, elastic and moisturized.
Its formulation contains key ingredients like natural hyaluronic acid, Vitamin C and E, green tea and jojoba oil. It’s a combination of antioxidant and brightening elements. 

Formula, texture & scent
D.Obsessed Hyaluronic Acid serum is a slightly thick but not glue-y, pearly white serum with a fresh and floral scent; it dries without leaving sticky residues.

How to use:
I’m using it combined with the Vitamin C serum both day and night: I pat it onto dry skin and I let it dry for one minute because of its consistency but it feels light afterwards.

Considerations?
I’m appreciating day after day how the D.Obsessed Hyaluronic Acid serum makes my skin feeling to the touch and looking smoother, I’ve also noticed that - after one week of usage – in combination with the Vitamin C serum, it gives me an even supple and elastic skin. 


D.Obsessed Vitamin C serum: the product

D.Obsessed Vitamin C serum is an “advanced anti-ageing formula for a brighter and youthful complexion” and its purposes are treating spots caused by sun exposure, evening skin colour, hydrating and fighting signs of ageing.

Formula, texture & scent
This serum contains Vitamin C, Vitamin E, natural hyaluronic acid, herbal infusions, jojoba oil and aloe vera. It feels less thick than the other serums and has a runny consistency, it’s yellowish in colour and has a light zesty note. It can be used daily and has a faster absorption, despite it can still result slightly tacky afterwards. Combined with the hyaluronic serum, it leaves my skin supple and elastic, smoothes out its texture and makes it brighter.


D.Obsessed Retinol serum: the product

D.Obsessed Retinol serum is a product targeted to skin ageing and it has been formulated to improve skin texture and colour, stabilize hydration level, minimize fine line and large pores. Indeed, the effect of retinol on skin is kicking up the cell rejuvenation process.
Formula, texture & scent
D.Obsessed says that this serum has a “unique formula combines 2.5% Retinol with synergetic blend of botanical extracts and oils”, indeed it contains retinol or Vitamin A, natural-sourced hyaluronic acid, green tea, jojoba oil, propolis and aloe vera.
D.Obsessed Retinol serum has the denser consistency in this trio and looks like an off-white gel.
It has no particular odour. It may feel tacky and takes longer to be absorbed but, once done, it refreshes the skin.

How to use:
It’s recommended to be used daily after cleansing and exfoliating your skin. However, it has been so far the hardest serum to fit into my routine because I can’t exfoliate every day, so I use it rarely.

Considerations?
So far and for the little, I’ve been able to use it, it has been leaving my skin smoother and brighter, thus I would recommend it in the case you’re looking for a 360° treatment, a moisturizing and anti-age product in one.
I recommend to use it before going to sleep, in order to improve the regeneration of tissues that happens overnight.

D.Obsessed - Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamin C and Retinol face serums

Let’s recap all the pros and cons I've spotted in this skincare line.

PROS:
gentle to the skin (all)
light scent or odourless (Retinol)
effective in a short span o time (all)
highly hydrating (all, averagely)
smooth skin texture and improve skin tone (especially Hyaluronic Acid + Vitamin C)
decently absorbed onto the skin (Hyaluronic Acid and Vitamin C)
good price for quantity/application

CONS:
sticky sensation after application (Vitamin C)
long absorption time (Retinol)

D.Obsessed - Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamin C and Retinol face serums

The great pro of these serums is the customizability: indeed you can adapt their usage depending on what are you looking for.
I highly recommend the Hyaluronic Acid and Vitamin C combination daily, day and night, because it’s really effective if not positively terrific.
My only concern regards the amount of Hyaluronic Acid I’m applying onto my skin as all three products contain it, but so far I’ve experienced no sensitivity to products or sunlight.
Practical question: where to find them and how much are they?
The D.Obsessed serums are available on Amazon.co.uk or your Amazon local platform (here for Italy) and cost 10.99£, except for the Hyaluronic Acid serum which is 11.49£.

No make-up, no fancy filters: this is me, naturally.
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My question(s) to you: how "obsessed" would you rate yourself? (And are you enough for these serums?)




Valentina Chirico aka Valens

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