Reviewed by Sylvia

I love serums. In fact, they are my biggest weakness when it comes to buying cosmetics.

I am in my 60s and find using a good serum under my sunscreen for daytime and under my night cream makes a huge difference in the feel of my skin. It just seems to stay moist and soft.

I was delighted to be asked to review the Dermatouch Oxygen Serurm ($14 - $25.99), but unfortunately I was not very impressed with it.

Firstly the overpowering smell of citrus made me very wary (it is labeled as “natural fragrance”) as it made my eyes water and I had previously had a bad reaction to a lotion that smelled of citrus. Also, I found the serum to be on the thin side, and although it has some good ingredients, such as CoEnzyme Q10 and Alpha Lipoic Acid, I felt it sunk in too quickly and did not leave my skin feeling as soft as other serums I have used. In addition, the product did not play nice with my sunscreen, which rolled off in little balls when I tried to smooth it in!

On the whole, I was disappointed.

I recently purchased the Yes to Blueberries Intensive Skin Repair Serum ($19.99), the anti-aging range from the same company that produces the Yes to Carrots products. When compared to the Dermatouch serum, Yes to Blueberries felt much thicker and hardly had any fragrance; it left my skin feeling beautiful. I was so impressed that I went back and bought the eye cream and night cream in the same line – and I am really pleased with them. The company has not introduced its 30+ sunscreen here in Australia yet but this will be on my shopping list next when it becomes available.

Ingredients in Dermatouch Oxygen Serum: Purified Water, Natural Glycerin (skin conditioning agent)**, Carbomer (emulsifier)*, Polysorbate 20 (emulsifying agent)*, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide (skin conditioning agent)*, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-3 (skin conditioning agent)*, Glucosamine HCl (skin conditioning agent)*, Algae Extract (skin conditioning agent), Yeast Extract (skin conditioning agent), Urea (skin conditioning agent)*, Hydroxyethylcellulose (thickener)*, Ubiquinone (CoEnzyme Q10) (skin conditioning agent)*, Thioctic Acid (alpha lipoic acid) (skin conditioning agent)*, Tocopheryl Acetate (vitamin E acetate) (skin conditioning agent), Ascorbic Acid (vitamin C) (skin conditioning agent), Retinyl Palmitate (vitamin A palmitate) (skin conditioning agent), Ethoxydiglycol (emollient)*, Polyquaternium 10 (thickener)*, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil (skin conditioning agent)*, Caprylyl Glycol and Ethylhexylglycerin and Hexylene Glycol (botanistat PF-64) (preservative)*, Imidazolidinyl Urea (preservative)*, Natural Fragrance *eco-friendly **natural origin

Ingredients in Yes to Blueberries Serum: Vaccinium Cyanococcus Juice (Blueberry), Water, Aloe Vera (Aloe Barbadensis) Extract (Certified Organic Ingredient), Glycerin, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Oil (Oat), Alcohol, Xanthan Gum, Onopordum Acanthium Extract (Cotton Thistle Flower/Leaf/Stem), Pyrus Malus Fruit Extract (Apple), Ribes Nigrum (Black Currant) Seed Oil (Blackcurrant), Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil (Jojoba, Certified Organic Ingredient), Oryza Sativa Bran Extract (Rice, Certified Organic Ingredient), Lecithin (Certified Organic Ingredient), Phenethyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Caprylate, Fragrance