Review: Jordan Samuel (Siero Antiossidante) Antioxidant Serum
We all know how important vitamins and minerals are for our internal health, but you’d be hard-pressed to walk the aisles of a beauty hall (or the lockdown equivalent of traipsing through the pages of an online store) and not notice the plethora of skincare products championing vitamins in their formulations. Vitamin A, B, C and E are all regular fixtures in beauty products for their skincare benefits and that’s all well and good if your skin tolerates them, but what do you do if your skin isn’t so accepting of topical applications of them? For me personally, my skin adores Vitamin B and E, but really doesn’t get on with Vitamin C – but does that *really* mean that I need to forgo all that antioxidant protecting, collagen-producing, glow-inducing goodness?? Definitely not!
Enter Jordan Samuel. Jordan falls into the same boat as me, (our boat is called the ‘we love exceptional skincare but our skin is Vitamin C intolerant, but we still want all the benefits/glow/antioxidants’) and so he’s formulated the incredible Jordan Samuel (Siero Antiossidante) Antioxidant Serum as an alternative for people who want to include a Vitamin C into their routine but their skin won’t allow it.
So why would you want to include a Vitamin C product in your routine? Well, first of all, Vitamin C can be used in loads of different products, but it’s most popularly found in serums. The benefits of applying it topically are immense; everything from strengthening capillary walls, helping to synthesis collagen, diffusing redness, to tackling pollution-induced free radical damage to your skin. It can also aid in stopping the enzyme that contributes to the overproduction of melanin aka. causing skin pigmentation. Basically, it’s a really good egg, and that’s why so many skincare experts recommend including a Vitamin C product in your daily routine, which is great if your skin enjoys it, but for many of us (myself and Jordan included) you might need to look elsewhere for all your antioxidant goodness and that’s where the Jordan Samuel Antioxidant Serum steps up and saves the day.
What Makes It Special:
This incredibly potent serum contains five different sources of antioxidant properties; these come via Resveratrol, Green Tea Extract, Pomegranate Juice, Olive Fruit Extract and Grapeseed Extract. The serum itself has the most unusual, and glorious, texture; it feels like a dry oil as you apply it, but it’s not actually oily in the slightest, in fact, it’s actually oil-free (and silicone and fragrance-free too) and despite that initial feeling it soaks into the skin immediately and absorbs beautifully. The Jordan Samuel Antioxidant Serum can help combat so many of the same skin concerns that you might reach for a Vitamin C serum to rectify too. It can help with sun damage on the skin, pigmentation issues, can reduce visible redness and even out overall skin tone across your complexion.
Why I Like It:
I can’t really explain exactly what it is about this serum that I love so much except to say that my skin looks better and healthier when I use it. It’s a combination of the brighter and more even skin tone it gives me, it’s the subtle minimisation in my cheek redness, it’s the healthy-looking glow it gives my pale skin, and that it gives my skin a stronger and smoother appearance. I’m about halfway through the bottle, and I’ve been using it consistently most mornings for about three months now, and the occasional evening too, so it certainly lasts a long time. Because of the consistency, I find a less is more approach works best for me.
What I Don’t Like About It:
No complaints here.
I apply this in the morning, and some evenings when my skin feels like it needs it. I apply 3-4 drops to dry skin after toning and before my other serums and then moisturiser. I like to give it 30 seconds to soak in before moving on with my routine, but if I’m in a hurry, I’ll apply a few drops of this to my fingertips and mix with other serums or even my moisturiser and then apply everything together.
You can absolutely use this in conjunction with a Vitamin C serum in your daily routine if you’d like, but I’m not sure how much benefit you’d see, I imagine there would be some ‘double up’ and it would be unnecessary.
Helps to improve the look of sun-damaged skin – can’t comment, I (thankfully) don’t really have any signs of sun damage to combat.
Helps to reduce visible redness – agree, to an extent.
Calms skin – agree, my skin looks calmer and healthy when I use this.
Propanediol, Glycerin, Water/Aqua/Eau, Butylene Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Resveratrol, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Extract, Punica Granatum Fruit Juice, Caprylhydroxamic Acid
30ml – £41.50 | $45 USD
Absolutely. The Jordan Samuel Antioxidant Serum is the morning serum I didn’t know I was missing. Couple this with the Jordan Samuel Hydrate Serum and you’ve got yourself a perfect start to the day.