Review: Jordan Samuel Hydrate Facial Serum
I love a hydrating serum. They can make such a fast and visible difference to your skin; they quickly plump and add a healthy sheen of moisture to the surface, but it’s how they make my dehydrated skin *feel* that makes them a favourite. Many hydrating serums are guilty of being sticky and tacky, and uncomfortable when they dry down, but the Jordan Samuel Hydrate Facial Serum is one of those fantastic options that hydrates well, absorbs beautifully and is an all-year-round must-have on my bathroom shelf.
What Makes It Special:
This fragrance-free, clear serum applies a layer of hydration to the skin while still feeling lightweight and absorbing well. It contains Sodium Hyaluronate which is a common form of Hyaluronic Acid, and Tamarind Extract which helps to smooth the skin and aid in the hydration process. In addition, the blend contains Aloe Leaf Extract and Cucumber Extract which both have soothing and softening effects on the skin which makes this hydrating product a sophisticated and hard-working little skin-saver.
Why I Like It:
I love this serum because it’s super effective at hydrating but it’s also a pleasure to use. It’s a thin and runny gel formula that absorbs quickly, isn’t sticky or tacky, and dries down beautifully by the time you’ve moved on to the next step of your routine. Hydrating serums are a product that I think almost everyone could benefit from, they are aimed at helping with dehydration which so many people suffer with. It’s worth mentioning though that there’s a big difference between dryness and dehydration; dry skin is lacking oil and dehydrated skin is lacking water. This means that even oily skin can be suffering from dehydration and could benefit from a hydration boosting serum like this. Caroline Hirons has a fantastic blog post about the differences between the two here if you’re unsure where your skin sits.
What I Don’t Like About It:
Nothing. I love it, I can always rely on the Jordan Samuel Hydrate Facial Serum to give my skin a visible moisture boost but it also leaves my skin feeling hydrated and lush.
Rub a few drops of the Jordan Samuel Hydrate Facial Serum between your fingertips and apply to your skin after cleansing and toning, and before you go in with a moisturiser or oil. It can be used morning and night, and it works well with every other product I’ve tried with it. You can also add a few drops of this to another serum to give it a moisture boost; I love to mix it with a Vitamin B Serum; my favourite is Aspect Extreme B17 Serum, together they just seem to work extra well.
Floods dehydrated skin with a wave of lasting hydration – agree
Weightless serum absorbs effortlessly for a refreshing veil of moisture – agree
Aqua/Water, Glycerin, Gluconolactone, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Butylene Glycol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Xanthan Gum, Tamarindus Indica Fruit Extract, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Calcium Gluconate, Acetyl Hexapeptide-51 Amide, Sodium Benzoate, Salix Nigra (Willow) Bark Extract, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol.
Available in two sizes:
30ml – £26
120ml – £64
Absolutely, have done so already. I’ve finished the 30ml bottle and the 120ml bottle I ordered just arrived. The 30ml bottle lasted me a decent amount of time, even with twice-daily use, so I think the larger bottle will be with me for a long time to come.