This Pore-Reducing Serum Smooths and Brightens My Skin Like Nothing Else
When breakouts, dull skin, and increased pore size show up, sometimes your skin needs a new routine (and a shot of vitamins) to revive it — at least, that's the way it is for my skin. I'm a beauty writer, and my skin always likes to challenge me. When my face gets dull, dry, or off in any way, I like to add a new product to the mix. I did my research and landed on the Joanna Vargas Daily Serum to help solve my skincare woes. It's packed with vitamins, and turned out to be just the thing I needed to make my skin look alive again.
The serum is light and refreshing. As soon as I apply, it feels like giving my skin a huge drink. It doesn't add significant time to my daily routine, and unlike other steps, I actually look forward to putting it on.
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"My daily serum is a lightweight gel formula, created to address hydration issues without clogging pores, even if you are breaking out or have acne-prone skin," celebrity esthetician Joanna Vargas tells InStyle. Vargas also notes that the serum contains greens like chlorophyll and oat grass along with hyaluronic acid, which makes the skin glow. "It's a green juice for the skin!"
The serum immensely improved my hormonal acne, dull skin, and visible pores. After just one week of consistent use, I noticed a drastic change in my overall skin tone. I was surprised that the serum delivered its promised results of brightening the skin and transforming dull skin to radiance. It's got a beautiful light and airy scent reminiscent of an orange creamsicle mixed with fresh rain. That and the amazing results made me fall in love.
The serum's potent results are due to a combination of vital greens inspired by Vargas' love of juicing. The formula contains oat grass that assists in lymphatic drainage, chlorophyll to boost overall skin health, and a blend of vitamins A, C, E, and F — the same vitamins found in leafy greens like kale and broccoli. The Daily Serum also contains hyaluronic acid, which helps maintain moisture in the skin and keeps it hydrated.
Vargas shares that her favorite ingredient is "galactoarabinan, derived from the larch tree. It causes more cell turnover than glycolic acid, but it's also anti-inflammatory, so it doesn't cause irritation, even in sensitive skin. It's the top-selling product in my salon because it works for everyone, and it's my secret weapon for dull skin."
The most frequent compliment that I get is that my skin looks so bright and glowy, which I thank the serum for. But I'm not the only one that can't stop praising the glow from the serum. Vargas tells InStyle that her celebrity clients like Elisabeth Moss, Mindy Kaling, and Constance Wu all say that the serum is their secret weapon for glowing skin, too.
Plus, other non-celebrity t shoppers confirm that the serum delivers. One wrote that it's "a miracle worker. Not only is my face glowing, it looks more relaxed and youthful."
"I'm obsessed with the scent of this product," writes another reviewer. "Literally feels like my skin drank a tall green juice after applying. I use it in the morning after I clean my face with the vitamin C facial wash," another shopper shares.
Want glowing skin? Don't wait, add the Daily Serum to your cart and give your skin the green juice it deserves.