The Best Serums, According to Me

I don’t know why I think this, but I’ve always felt like serums are a super-cool mystery product. They were the first item I was pretty sure would fix all my skin problems.

I bought this Missha Time Revolution best seller special set at the beginning of my Korean beauty obsession.

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ALL the things

It has ALL the things in it, essence, toner, night repair, and serum. The Time Revolution essence is apparently a good dupe for SK-II’s Facial Treatment Essence which is…$179. I used up all of these things entirely and loved the serum. 

Hada Labo Rohto Hadalabo Gokujun Hyaluronic Lotion Moist or Hada Labo Gokujyun Super Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Lotion (who knows the real name, not me) is pretty much the stuff in sheet masks. In my opinion.

It feels nice, kinda sticky, but it absorbs quickly like a sheet mask. For some reason I thought it was going to be a spray, like my expensive friendSKIN INC. Pure Serum-Mist, which IS a mist/spray. I stopped using it as a serum, and use it as a body lotion. And it’s a great body lotion. 

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I’ve decided to be fancy body lotion

Man, FARSÁLI Rose Gold Elixir smells SO good. Like the most delicious oranges.

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I smell wonderful. WONDERFUL.

Also, it has actual gold in it. It’s very oily because it is an oil. Caroline says it’s oily because I put too much on, but I keep wanting to get the gold pieces! It smells so good. I would have bought my own rose orange gold magic oil for $54 instead of pilfering hers when I wanted to feel glamorous if I hadn’t already ordered…

The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 for $6.80…

When I first went to The Ordinary website, it was too confusing. Everyone said the products were amazing, but the whole thing was really overwhelming. Plus everything was sold out all the time, etc. But. The hype is all real, and this stuff really, REALLY works.

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ZOMG, this is amazing

I follow their regimen for dehydrated skin, and my face is clearer than it’s been in a very, very long time. It’s so clear that multiple people I know are now The Ordinary converts.




  1. I just ordered The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 – 30ml. Says it might take 10 days to process my order because the company is so busy (I blame your blog), but I’m a patient person.

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