Mirai 3-in-1 Multi-Tasking Face Serum .5 oz

by Alexa

True to their “Less is more” motto, Mirai 3-in-1 Multi-Tasking Face Serum ($35) combines six active ingredients to provide the benefits of a toner, moisturizer, and age-defying serum into one product. Their philosophy is that maintaining younger-looking skin is simpler than we may think. Mirai believes that UV rays, environmental toxins and the chemicals in many skin-care products compromise our skin’s natural ability to restore itself. Due to this, more time must be spent on repair rather than rejuvenation. Slowing the signs of aging is two-fold: protect the moisture barrier and amp up the rejuvenation. It actually makes a lot of sense. And combining all of the benefits of a post-cleanser facial regimen into a single application is convenient, too.

All of the six active ingredients in the 3-in-1 Multi-Tasking Face Serum come from nature. The one that sets this product apart is the powerhouse anti-aging antioxidant Astaxanthin. Harvested from micro algae, it is the world’s strongest antioxidant. To put it in perspective with more common sources it is 6,000 times stronger than vitamin C, 550 times stronger than vitamin E, and 800 times stronger than CoQ10. The zeros are not typos. Impressive.

The 3-in-1 Multi-Tasking Face Serum contains the powerful antioxidants aloe and green tea, plus two moisturizers: soy protein and rice extract. Two other ingredients aid in preventing visible signs of aging: astaxanthin, which lessens estrogen-depleting hormonal changes that age the skin and sericin, a silk protein that reduces hyper-pigmentation by inhibiting the age spot inducing enzyme thyrosinase. 

The clear glass pump container holds 15 ml/.5 fl. oz. of the pearlescent viscose serum. I didn’t like the texture of the product immediately after application. It is smooth at first and as it dries it feels a bit tacky. I waited a few minutes and followed up with sunscreen, which glides over the absorbed Mirai serum like silk. Here I found another advantage. There is no pesky peeling.

The instructions call for using it both AM and PM after cleansing. My mature, almost 60-year-old, skin requires a heavier-hitting serum at night, though, so I only use the Mirai serum in the morning. The thing I like the most about it is its ease of use -- only one serum instead of toner, serum and moisturizer. I love anything that shortens my AM prep time.

I think it will be worthwhile to keep this on hand for trips and for use on busy mornings (which is every morning for most of us). The ingredients are impressive and it is convenient to use. The bonus is that it is relatively inexpensive. Those of you with younger skin would benefit the most as the ingredients will help your skin to rejuvenate itself and prevent premature aging. Expensive, heavy duty serums are a waste of your money. So, using this twice a day would work well for you. However, we all can benefit from the powerful antioxidant and ease of use.

This serum is a winner. Convenience and price aside, I feel that a once-a-day application of it is a viable option for my mature skin along with my regular skin-care regimen. I cleanse using Stemulation Gentle Gel Cleanser ($35) in the morning. I then apply Mirai 3-in-1 Multi-Tasking Face Serum and AQ eye serum ($99 in the shop). At night, I cleanse with Stemulation Daily Microderm Scrub ($34 in the shop) or Arcona Triad Pads ($30). I use the gentle gel cleanser one night a week followed by Arcona Mandarin Brightening Peel ($78). My evening toner is La Vie Celeste ($35 in the shop). followed by Reluma serum, eye cream and moisturizer ($180).

During the trial period of Mirai, I discontinued use of once a week antioxidant serum since it was redundant. I used every drop of the sample I was sent and this morning I reached for it and oops, time to order more!