As I’ve gotten older (sigh), I’ve had to change my skincare routine. For me, that has included finding products that are more hydrating than products that worked for me in the past. Specifically, I recently decided to add a face serum to my morning and night routine. I did some Googling, read some reviews online, and picked up something for about $20 a few months ago. Sadly, I didn’t love it. I did feel like my skin was a bit more hydrated, but I had hoped that a serum would pack a bit more punch.
So … back to the Internet I went to do some more searching, and I ran across an article from Cosmopolitan titled “When to Splurge and When to Save on Skincare,” and it said that a serum was worth a bit of a splurge. Still not wanting to break the bank, I checked out Sephora’s extensive list of serums online, set my limit at $50 (some serums are hundreds of dollars … holy crap!!!), and sorted the results based on the customer ratings.
During my search, I came across Caudalie’s Vinosource S.O.S Thirst Quenching Serum and liked the description. It’s a gentle, oil-free product with a great customer rating, so it seemed like it might be a great option for me. I’ve been using it for about two weeks, and my skin already feels softer and more moisturized. It’s a lightweight formula that isn’t greasy and absorbs into my skin quickly. As an added bonus, I also love the way it smells. I’m so glad I came across this product and recommend it if you’re looking for a hydrating serum.
I do want to mention that I don’t totally agree with the Cosmopolitan article. I think you can find great products that work for you and that fit into your budget, whatever your budget may be. For me, the $20 serum I tried originally just wasn’t cutting it, so I opted to try to find something else. I do really like this Caudalie serum, but I don’t know if my search for a serum is quite over; I may keep looking for something that’s a little more affordable, but at least I know that this product works for me if others don’t in the future.