Review: Aspect Extreme B17 Serum
I first picked this serum up almost a year ago when I was on the hunt for a step up from the Alpha-H Vitamin B Serum (a truly great Vit B product to start your skin with btw!). I decided on this one, over all the other Vitamin B serums I looked at, because Niacinamide (Vitamin B3 a.k.a an anti-aging superstar) was listed way up high up on the INCI list as the second ingredient. So I figured it had to be good!
What Makes It Special:
The Aspect Extreme B17 Serum can be used in both morning and night routines, it works well under makeup/SPF during the day and plays nicely when blended with other serums too.
It is a blend of B Vitamins (Niacinamide, Panthenol, Biotin, Folic Acid, Cyanocobalamin, Riboflavin and Thiamine), Vitamin E (an antioxidant ingredient known to protect skin against environmental stressors and to strengthen the skin) and Glycerin (one of the most popular humectants in skincare) which aids in retaining moisture.
There is also a light citrus scent, but nothing overbearing and I definitely can’t smell it after a minute or two.
Currently, I use the Aspect Extreme B17 Serum every morning and night; sometimes blended, other times neat. My current cocktail of choice is to mix a half pump of this with a few drops of the Dr Dennis Gross Hyaluronic Marine Hydration Booster when my skin needs an extra oomph of moisture. One pump is sufficient for my whole face, and I’m finding that a bottle lasts me about 2-3 months with twice a day usage. The packaging is ideal because the airtight pump keeps everything at its best for as long as possible, but it does mean that you don’t know how much is left in the bottle until you have run out. Not a real problem, I know.
Why I Like It:
I noticed an almost immediate improvement in my skin when I started using the Aspect Extreme B17 Serum. My skin looks more plump and bouncy when I wake up in the morning after using this the night before, but it also feels more hydrated and balanced. I’m finding I get fewer spots and feel less oily throughout the day. Also, I have used this under cream moisturisers, face oils and hydrating serums with no issues.
What I Don’t Like About It:
Nothing. I really love this serum, and I have had the best results from this out of any of the Vitamine B products I have tried. I’m sure I’ll stray and try different ones in the future, but I think I’ll always have a bottle of this on standby to circle back to.
Hydrating – absolutely!
Plump and more youthful – agree.
Brightening – slightly, but I think it’s more a glow from hydration.
Detoxifying – more balanced so less spots.
Even out skin tone – helps with post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH – those marks left behind after a spot has healed).
Balance excess oil – I get fewer spots when I use it so yes.
Water, Niacinamide, Glycerin, Lecithin, Panthenol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Phenoxyethanol, Fucus Serratus Extract, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Xanthan Gum, Lactic Acid, Epilobium Angustifolium Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract, Biotin, Folic Acid, Cyanocobalamin,
Niacinamide, Pantothenic Acid, Pyridoxine, Riboflavin, Thiamine, Yeast Polypeptides, Potassium Sorbate, Sclerotium Gum, Ascophyllum Nodosum Extract, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Oil, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sorbitol, Tetrasodium EDTA, Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Mentha Viridis (Spearmint) Leaf Oil, Alteromonas Ferment Extract, Terminalia Ferdinandiana (Kakadu Plum) Fruit Extract, Backhousia Citriodora (Lemon Myrtle) Leaf Extract, Tasmannia Lanceolata (Mountain Pepper) Berry Extract, Citrus Glauca (Desert Lime) Fruit Extract, Davidsonia Jerseyana (Davidson Plum) Fruit Extract, Sodium Metabisulfite, Capryl Glycol
SPECIAL NOTE: The eagle-eyed among you may have noticed that Niacinamide is listed twice and crossed out once in the ingredients. I checked in with the Customer Service team at Aspect and they said the second listing was definitely a mistake and only the first mention is correct.
It is currently only available in one size (30ml) for $135.
Have done and will continue to do so. I have two backups in my drawer right now, such is my fear of being without this.