Retinol, which is known for reversing age spots and sun damage, is essentially a concentrated form of Vitamin A. This all natural Body Merry Retinol Serum combines Vitamin A with hyaluronic acid in a silky gel formulation that feels refreshing to apply. It is not in any way sticky and it absorbs quickly, making this gel suitable to apply underneath a moisturizer and/or foundation.
Unfortunately, I did not see the spot lightening effects I had hoped for with this product. I have two areas of discoloration on my face; I applied the gel to both areas daily for four weeks. One patch of sun spots looked like *perhaps* there was some lightening of the marks, but not enough of a change for me to consider it significant. The other patch of sun spots did not change at all, and from what I have read online, my only option to fix it might be a laser treatment.
My skin can be characterized as oily and average, meaning it is usually not sensitive. I was able to use this retinol serum daily without any redness or irritation, which is nice because some retinol infused products that use synthetic manmade chemical formulations are known to irritate and/or burn the skin, and this product only uses natural retinol.
What this product *did* do for me successfully was hydrate without causing any acne or excessive oil production on my face. The spots where I applied the serum feel soft and healthy.
I have decided to layer this product with Body Merry’s retinol cream to see if the two products in tandem will have an effect on my existing age spots. I hope to report back to you soon with positive results.
In the mean time, I can recommend this product for individuals with light to moderate sun damage who want to use all natural ingredients only for their skin care routines and want some hydration. If you have heavier sun damage like me, you might not get dramatic results. But if your age spots and sun damage marks are not so severe, you might see better results than I did.
Even though I did not get the specific results I expected from this product, I still enjoyed some of its positive effects, and I enjoyed its cool, refreshing, gel-based texture. I will continue to use this product as a moisturizer, even though it is not specifically designed for that purpose.
Where I got my serum: Amazon
Where you can get your serum: Amazon
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