Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Pure+Simple Algae Serum Review

A couple of months back, my beloved P+S Face Colour in Glow broke. They quickly offered to send me a replacement, along with some additional goodies. I've really enjoyed most of their products and was super excited to get to try out more things.

Description: A light Algae based serum for all skin types.This versatile product can be used as a serum or alone as a moisturizer for oilier skin types.
  • Sea Algae helps skin retain water while Oat Beta Glucan soothes
  • Green Tea with antioxidants and vitamins make it particularly effective for stress and weather damaged skin
My skin is super dehydrated, all year round. It's so damn annoying because I stay hydrated and eat (fairly) well. Can't I just have perfect skin? Is that too much to ask for!? Woooosaaa, dramatics over. This watery, slightly sticky serum glides on the skin with ease. It has an odd smell, that I can't quite describe, but it doesn't linger at all. I really enjoy applying this over oils and under sunscreen to help with the dehydrated patches on my face because of how it really seals in moisture. It also works as a fab base for my makeup. I can definitely see how it would be an ideal moisturizer for oily skin, it provides a really great amount of hydration without making skin feel or look greasy/oily. It's also fantastic for those with sensitive skin or dry/dehydrated skin, like myself, because of how soothing and hydrating it is. It never tingles or burns my face.  The packaging is great, a little heavy for travel, but it seals to prevent spillage. It's also reusable and the pump keeps it from getting contaminated. The only downside, for some maybe, is that it contains Japanese Honeysuckle. It's a lovely serum and I look forward to seeing how it performs in the cooler months.

Retails for approx. $27.45 CAN for 50 ml or $47.27 for 100ml. Can be purchased through Pure+Simple.

What serum are you currently loving and why?

Ingredients: Water, Sea Algae Extract, Vegetable Glycerin, Aloe Barbensis (Aloe vera) Leaf Juice, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot kernel) Oil, Oat Beta Glucan, Squalane, Sodium Hyaluronate (Hyaluronic acid), Sodium PCA (Amino acid humectant), Wheat Amino Acids, Symphytum Officinale (Comfrey) Extract, Panthenol (Provit. B5), Hydroxyproline (Nonessential Amino Acid), Rose Damascena (Organic Rose) Flower Water, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Nut Butter, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat germ) Oil, Phospholipids, Retinyl Palmitate (Vit. A), Tocopherol Acetate (Vit. E), Ascorbyl Palmitate (Vit. C), Ascorbic Acid (Vit. C), Borago Officinalis (Borage) Seed Oil, Superoxide Dismutase (Enzyme), Calophyllum Inophyllum (Organic Foraha) Nut Oil, Rosa Centifolia (Rose) Flower Extract, Urtica Dioica (Organic Nettle) Extract, Lecithin, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Organic Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Helianthus Annus (Organic Sunflower) Seed Extract, Xanthan Gum, Capryloyl Glycine, Undecylenoyl Glycine, Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Lonicera Japonica (Japanese Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Citric Acid.
*These were sent to me to try with no expectation of writing a review. All opinions are my own.


  1. This sounds lovely, but enlighten me--what's the deal with Japanese Honeysuckle?

    1. Apparently they're similar to parabens in terms of being a preservative, boourns. I try to avoid it but, I'm not going to drive myself crazy over it.

  2. Sounds lovely:) And I feel you!I too drink lots of water and eat quite right and i still have problems with my skin, sooooo annoying!.... :) xx

    1. ugh, it's awful isn't it? What are we doing wrong!?! xo

    2. I don't know :( I just blame everything on lyme disesae which i had two years ago :P But I think that my hormones are just all over the place and that's the main reason :( Get it together you naughty hormones! :) x

    3. Ohh no :( at least you're better, minus the hormones :p


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