Reviewed by Gail
I was asked to review the Sheer Miracle Plump It Hydrating Serum
($25) for four weeks and was very happy to do so since I regard serums as a very important part of my skincare regimen. I was unfamiliar with this serum and brand, so I was really looking forward to trying something new and affordable.
I am 45 years old with what most consider to be very good skin. Being 45, though, I do have fine lines around my eyes that I find frustrating and was ready to give the Plump It serum a try. I also suffer from the dreaded forehead lines and was eager to see how this serum worked on those as well.
The Sheer Miracle Plump It serum has a somewhat thick gel-like consistency, which makes it easy to use and apply since it is not as fluid as other serums. I applied it on cleansed skin in the morning and it took just a quick minute to absorb, so no negative issues there for me. There was also no foul smell, unlike some other serums I have tried in the past, so this was a plus as well.
After applying the serum, my skin felt smooth and somewhat hydrated. I drive around 200+ miles a day and I’m in my car a lot with the heat on, which can wreak havoc on my skin. After applying the serum, I still needed to use moisturizer. I waited to see the smoothing of lines from the “plumping” properties, but never really reaped this claimed benefit. My forehead looked just as it did four weeks prior to starting this serum and my eyes also looked the same. No plumping action for me. However, the serum did a nice job of keeping my skin hydrated and didn’t cause any negative reactions (breakouts, bumps, etc...). I just didn’t see any benefit either. I guess the true test for me would be to see if after four weeks I continued to use the serum. Well, after four weeks I went right back to the serum I have been using.
Ingredients: Glycerin, R.O. Water, Carbomer 940, L-Ascorbic Acid, Glyceryl Polyacrylate, Palmitoyl Lys-Thr-Thr-Lys-Ser(oligopeptide), Sodium Hyaluronate, Diazolidny urea, Oil of Olea Europaea. Cyclopentasiloxane, Polysilicone 11, Silica, Cetyl Alcohol, Gynostemma Pentaphyllum Extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Hesperidin Methyl Chalcone, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-3, Dipeptide-2, Hydroxysuccinimide, Chrysin, Hibiscus Sabdariffa Flower Extract, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Whey Protein, Steareth-20, Stearic Acid, Polyglyceryl-3 Beeswax, Triethanolamine, Phenoxyethanol