Product Name: Laura Mercier Flawless Skin Repair Serum
Cost: $95 (from Neiman Marcus)
I’m a sucker for anything that promises to give “flawless” skin. It doesn’t matter if it’s anti-aging or blemish fighting, I just feel like the lazy consumer in me sees that word and just calls it a day! In this case, the serum is classified as an anti-ager.
While I’ve been familiar with Laura Mercier’s brand, I know her best for her make-up line (the foundations/concealers are AMAZING- review will come soon) and not the skincare. I think her brand message is delivering ‘perfect’ skin that looks ‘natural’. This appeals to me since I’m definitely a fan of the no-makeup look (even if I have to use an array of products and brushes to achieve it!) over the photoshopped MAC-Nicki Minaj/Kardashian look.
The bottle itself is a bit like a facial oil in that it is dropper based. I love droppers since you can control how much you use better than a pump, but they’re more difficult to get on when your hands are filled with product.
The Flawless Skin Repair Serum is botanical based but full disclosure, does contain parabens and alcohol. It promises that within 2 weeks, skin will be more radiant, firmer, brighter, and smoother. During my use, I noticed that it did seem to make my skin instantly supple. I also noticed that my skin did indeed seem more refined. The serum is buildable with light moisturizers and is good under makeup due to its silky texture.
This is one of those products that I’ve enjoyed using but probably will not repurchase due to the fact that there are just so many other alluring products on the market as well. I would recommend it for others, but I don’t think I will feel at a loss when this bottle runs out.