Reviewed by Denise
I’ve been reading the reviews of the ReLuma Skin Illuminating Serum ($145/20 ml) on TIA for a little while now and have been dying to try it. I really wanted it for my forehead wrinkles, but at 43, I find my skin is more sensitive and prone to irritation and hormonal breakouts than it was in my thirties. Would this become my “go-to” serum or wreak havoc on my skin? Finding an anti-aging product that helps with wrinkles, but won’t irritate or make me breakout is always a challenge.
Well, in the six weeks that I’ve been using this product, I am so impressed! Not only are my wrinkles much improved, but also my skin just looks healthier. On my forehead, the fine lines have disappeared and the larger wrinkles are much shallower. I didn’t expect my pores to change, but they are much smaller and my skin, overall, is noticeably smoother in both the forehead and nasolabial areas. The skin on my forehead looks and feels firmer, like the collagen has built up beneath it. As an added benefit, I’ve noticed that my skin has been remarkably clear for the past month or so since I began using the serum. In fact, I like this serum so much that I just ordered the ReLuma Skin Illuminating Anti-Aging Moisturizer ($85 in the TIA store) from TIA, too.
As for the actual serum, I found there to be nothing irritating about this product – no perfumes or odor, no stinging, etc. The product seems to glide on better if my hands are damp or slightly wet when I apply it, but a little seems to go a long way. I have been applying the serum twice daily and following it with YBF Antioxidants Concentrate ($65 in the TIA store) in the mornings. I seem to get the best results when I use my Baby Quasar red two to three times a week following the serum. When I receive the ReLuma Moisturizer, I’m considering switching to the moisturizer during the day and serum at night. I’ve read that after six months, I will be able use less product and maintain my results.
I know Marta said to wait three weeks to see a difference, but I noticed an improvement in my skin a lot sooner. Of course, everyone has different responses to new products, but my skin absolutely loves this serum. I still have wrinkles. Even Botox (last year) could not entirely get rid of my “elevens” and one stubborn line on my forehead, but I feel like ReLuma has taken a good five years off of my skin’s appearance, and that puts me in my late 30’s – a place I would happily stay as long as possible!!!
Ingredients: Human Adipose Derived Stem Cell Conditioned Media, Water, Glycerin, Sodium PCA, DL-Panthenol, Hydroxy Ethyl Cellulose, Allantoin, Phenoxyethanol.
ReLuma Skin Illuminating Serum - reader reviewed and recommended
ProsSmoothed pores and wrinkles, including stubborn "elevens"
ConsMay require a moisturizer for drier skin types
Reviewed by Denise