Friday, September 18, 2020

Belif | Peat Miracle Revital Serum Concentrate: Review

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Belif | Peat Miracle Revital Serum Concentrate: Review
As you've probably noticed, I've been really delving into the Belif product range lately and I was very excited to finally try out the Peat Miracle Revital Serum Concentrate (C$74 for 30 ml), a product that I've been eyeing for quite some time now as I'm always on the lookout for a good serum. Formulated with mineral and antioxidant-rich peat extract made from decayed vegetation and organic matter in bogs and moors, the serum promises to support cell turnover and improve the overall texture and look of the skin. Curious to learn more? Read my review to find out just how this serum works......
Belif | Peat Miracle Revital Serum Concentrate: Review
Belif | Peat Miracle Revital Serum Concentrate
Housed in a frosted green glass bottle, the Peat Miracle Revital Serum Concentrate dispenses from a convenient glass dropper. In addition to the 20% peat extract, the serum contains a blend of 80 botanical extracts (ex. lady's mantle, meadowsweet, raspberry leaf) known for their antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. The serum has a lightly viscous liquid texture that easily absorbs into the skin but I have noticed that the formulation sometimes forms a white lather when being spread on the skin. There's a subtle citrus floral scent that's only noticeable up close. I'm not a fan of drying alcohol in skincare so the fact that it's the fourth ingredient on the list is a bit of a turn-off. I understand that it's used to improve the penetration of active ingredients but it's drying effect is indisputable.
Belif | Peat Miracle Revital Serum Concentrate: Review
Belif | Peat Miracle Revital Serum Concentrate
As someone with oily/combination skin, sometimes I only use a serum mixed with a few drops of facial oil during the daytime but I don't think the Peat Miracle Revital Serum Concentrate is hydrating enough for that purpose. In fact, although this serum is initially soothing and refreshing on the skin, it doesn't provide long-lasting hydration and the slightly tacky finish must be layered with another product to ensure moisturization. Overall, I'm a little on the fence about the Peat Miracle Revital Serum Concentrate as I've not seen a significant improvement in my skin texture. The long list of botanical extracts is impressive but the inclusion of drying alcohol and the minimal hydration effect leaves more to be desired. If you are looking for a good serum, the Belif Hungarian Water Essence (reviewed here) is a much better and less expensive option!

Ingredients: Water, Peat Extract (20%), Dipropylene Glycol, Alcohol Denat., Glycerin, Methyl Gluceth-20, Butylene Glycol, Lactobacillus/Soybean Ferment Extract, 1, 2-Hexanediol, PEG-150, Aminobutyric Acid, Rosa Damascena (Damask Rose) Flower Extract, Althaea Officinalis (Marsh Mallow) Root Extract, Spiraea Ulmaria (Meadowsweet) Flower Extract, Viola Tricolor (Wild Pansy) Extract, Alchemilla Vulgaris (Lady's Mantle) Leaf Extract, Nepeta Cataria (Catnip) Extract, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract, Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Leaf Extract, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Stellaria Media (Chickweed) Extract, Baptisia Tinctoria (Wild Indigo) Root Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Achillea Millefolium (Yarrow) Flower Extract, Euphrasia Officinalis (Eyewort) Extract, Aesculus Hippocastanum (Horse Chestnut) Leaf Extract, Rhodiola Rosea (Rose Root) Root Extract, Vaccinium Myrtillus (Bilberry) Fruit Extract, Equisetum Arvense (Horsetail) Leaf Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Saccharomyces/Potato Extract Ferment Filtrate, Saccharomyces/Barley Seed Ferment Filtrate, Panthenol, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Extract, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Glyceryl Acrylate/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Sodium Polyacrylate, Trisodium EDTA, Fragrance, Citronellol, Limonene, Geraniol, Linalool.

Availability:
Belif is available in stores and online at Sephora.
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