I am a Caucasian woman in my very early 50s. My skin is dry with an oily T-zone and is rather fine and dehydrated. I have quite a lot of wrinkles around my eyes and mouth and tend to look younger during the summer months (it’s true!) when the weather in Montreal is humid. But right now, it’s very cold outside and very dry inside (with central heating). So, while I did not have any particular expectation about this product, I was very pleased to have the opportunity to review the Kenneth Mark M.D. Hydrating Serum AM & PM ($90 in the shop).
I have been using this product for about four weeks now, and it has been a pleasant experience. I have been applying the serum morning and night, after thoroughly cleansing my skin and before applying my day or night cream.
The serum itself is clear and its consistency is a bit sticky for just for a couple of seconds. Once applied, this sensation immediately disappears and it just feels comfortable. Also, the serum is not scented. I use two to three drops max, and it covers my face and neck. It is also suggested to use this product on hands, but I have not yet tested that application. More than half the product is still left in the bottle, so I would think it could probably last for a good two months if used twice a day.
As it is so easy to get used to something that feels good, I was starting to wonder if this product was actually making a difference. As I had committed to write a neutral and impartial review about it, I did a little test. I started not using it at night while keeping the same routine and I noticed that my skin felt drier (not as supple), so this product does make a difference.
In terms of ingredients, the only one mentioned on the label is hyaluronic acid, which is used in many face creams. Doing a bit of research, I read it contributed to the skin’s elasticity and resistance and has the feature to capture and retain water. It is what this serum feels like really.