Monday, October 19, 2020

Belif | Youth Creator Age Knockdown Bomb Concentrated Anti-Aging Serum: Review

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Belif | Youth Creator Age Knockdown Bomb Concentrated Anti-Aging Serum: Review
My exploration of the Belif skincare lineup continues this month with the Youth Creator Age Knockdown Bomb Concentrated Anti-Aging Serum (C$80 for 50 ml). Designed to "reduce the appearance of enlarged pores and boost elasticity for smoother, younger-looking skin", the Youth Creator serum boasts a plethora of anti-aging botanical ingredients such as cedarwood oil (cedrol), winter aster, and water pennywort. To learn all about this serum and read my review, click......
Belif | Youth Creator Age Knockdown Bomb Concentrated Anti-Aging Serum: Review
Belif | Youth Creator Age Knockdown Concentrated Anti-Aging Serum
Housed in a unique looking oval-shaped pump bottle, the Youth Creator serum is formulated with an extensive list of herbal extracts (ex. oat, calendula, raspberry, licorice, horse chestnut, and the ever so popular cica). However, the three highlighted ingredients are the soothing winter aster, water pennywort, and the elasticity-boosting cedrol (a component of cedarwood oil). Interestingly, I can't seem to find either winter aster or water pennywort on the long list of ingredients so I'm not sure if these plants have different common names that make them hard to match up with their scientific name. Nevertheless, if Belif says they are in the ingredients, then I guess I better believe (terrible joke, I know).
Belif | Youth Creator Age Knockdown Bomb Concentrated Anti-Aging Serum: Review
Belif | Youth Creator Age Knockdown Concentrated Anti-Aging Serum
With a subtle and pleasant citrus scent, the Youth Creator serum has a fairly viscous gel texture that feels more like a light moisturizer than a serum. It feels a bit sticky at first but applies nicely on the skin. Because of the thicker texture, the serum doesn't spread as easily as a more watery serum so I do need at least 2 to 3 pumps to cover my entire face. However, the finish of the serum is not at all sticky and the formulation feels lightweight and comfortable. Although I'm not a big fan of the silicones used in the ingredients, the serum doesn't have that typical silicone slip and layers well with no pilling or patching. The Youth Creator formulation isn't particularly hydrating but it does make the skin feel more firm. My skin looks more plumped and youthful after waking up in the morning so the Youth Creator definitely stands to its claims. Overall, this is a pretty nice serum. Although it doesn't beat my personal favorite Hungarian Water Essence from Belif, it's a close contender. I would certainly recommend it to those struggling with a loss of firmness or elasticity!

Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Glycerin, Dipropylene Glycol, PEG/PPG/Polybutylene Glycol-8/5/3 Glycerin, Glyceryl Polymethacrylate, Dimethicone, 1,2-Hexanediol, PEG-150, Methyl Trimethicone, Panthenol, Phenyl Trimethicone, Propylene Glycol, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Nepeta Cataria (Catnip) Extract, Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Leaf Extract, Baptisia Tinctoria (Wild Indigo) Root Extract, Stellaria Media (Chickweed) Extract, Euphrasia Officinalis (Eyebright) Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Achillea Millefolium (Yarrow) Flower Extract, Aesculus Hippocastanum (Horse chestnut) Leaf Extract, Rhodiola Rosea (Golden Root) Root Extract, Vaccinium Myrtillus (Bilberry) Fruit Extract, Equisetum Arvense (Horsetail) Leaf Extract, Chrysanthemum Indicum Flower Extract, Centella Asiatica (Cica) Leaf Extract, Butylene Glycol, Cedrol, Adenosine, Serine, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Ceramide NP, Glyceryl Stearate, Glycereth-20, Beta-Glucan, Biosaccharide Gum-I, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Squalane, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, PEG-IO Rapeseed Sterol, Stearic Acid. Tromethamine, Mica, Titanium Dioxide(CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethiconol, Phytostery1/Isostearyl/Cety1/Stearyl/Behenyl Dimer Dilincleate, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Arachidyl Alcohol, Behenyl Alcohol, Arachidyl Glucoside, Xanthan Gum, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Ethylhexylglycerin, Cetearyl Alcohol, Trisodium EDTA, Algin, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Carbomer, Sodium Polyacrylate, Cholesterol, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens (Geranium) Flower Oil, Citral, Citronellol, Limonene, Geraniol, Linalool.

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