Monday, August 1, 2022

Glow Recipe | Avocado Ceramide Recovery Serum: Review

Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links and the product featured was provided for review.
Glow Recipe | Avocado Ceramide Recovery Serum: Review
As you probably know by now, I'm a big fan of Glow Recipe. So it should come as no surprise that I've pretty much tried every product the brand has released to date. In fact, today's review of the Avocado Ceramide Recovery Serum (C$56 for 30 ml) completes my series of reviews on all five serums Glow Recipe currently has in stores. To learn all about this soothing serum, click......
Glow Recipe | Avocado Ceramide Recovery Serum: Review
Glow Recipe | Avocado Ceramide Recovery Serum
Packaged in an adorable glass jar with a dimpled design reminiscent of a real avocado, the Avocado Ceramide Recovery Serum is described as a "skin-soothing serum" that helps "reduce the look of redness and irritation caused by dehydration and a weak skin barrier". Formulated with jojoba oil, avocado oil, avocado extract, and niacinamide, the serum also contains five different types of ceramides intended to really lock in moisture. Judging by its description, I was expecting a fairly rich consistency so I was surprised to find the serum so runny and lightweight. In fact, the Avocado Ceramide Recovery Serum feels just as pleasant and easy to spread as some of Glow Recipe's lighter serums (ex. Guava Vitamin C Serum, Strawberry Smooth Serum).
Glow Recipe | Avocado Ceramide Recovery Serum: Review
Glow Recipe | Avocado Ceramide Recovery Serum
As someone with combination, oily skin and a fairly active lifestyle, I tend to find ceramide-containing products to be a tad heavy. For example, I struggled a lot with the reformulated Lala Retro Whipped Moisturizer with Ceramides from Drunk Elephant (reviewed here) because it felt like the ceramides in the moisturizer formed an impenetrable shield on top of my skin. This was obviously the intended effect to prevent moisture loss but for someone who produces a healthy amount of sebum and perspiration, I felt that my skin couldn't really breathe under the cream. Therefore, I had similar concerns before trying the Avocado Ceramide Recovery Serum. Surprisingly, though, I did not experience any issues with the formulation. The serum applies beautifully onto the skin, leaving no heavy residue and layering perfectly well with other products without creating a mask-like feeling. However, it's worth noting that because the serum does contain some avocado oil, which can be comedogenic (pore-clogging), it might not be the best for those with acne-prone skin. Also, if you have extremely dry skin and are looking for a heavy-duty ceramide product, this alone probably won't do the job. Personally, I think the Avocado Ceramide Recovery Serum is great for those with normal to dry skin. If you are looking for some extra hydration and nourishment but without any heaviness or greasiness, definitely give this a try!
Glow Recipe | Avocado Ceramide Recovery Serum: Review
Glow Recipe | Avocado Ceramide Recovery Serum
Ingredients: Water/Aqua/Eau, Glycerin, Jojoba Esters, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Fruit Extract, Niacinamide, Ceramide NP, Ceramide NS, Ceramide AP, Ceramide EOP, Ceramide EOS, Hydrolyzed Rice Protein, Allantoin, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Oil, Bisabolol, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Extract, Curcuma Longa (Turmeric) Root Extract, Tocopherol, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-8, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Fruit Extract, Potassium Palmitoyl Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Boswellia Serrata Extract, Populus Tremuloides Bark Extract, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Sodium Phytate, Cetyl Alcohol, Melia Azadirachta Flower Extract, Melia Azadirachta Leaf Extract, Ocimum Sanctum Leaf Extract, Behenic Acid, Cholesterol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Ocimum Basilicum (Basil) Flower/Leaf Extract, Elettaria Cardamomum Seed Extract, Jasminum Officinale (Jasmine) Flower/Leaf Extract, Corallina Officinalis Extract, Sodium Carbonate, Sodium Chloride, Chlorophyllin-Copper Complex (CI 75810), Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Cananga Odorata Flower Extract, Caprooyl Phytosphingosine, Caprooyl Sphingosine, Cucumis Melo (Melon) Fruit Extract, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Rose Extract, Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Leaf Extract, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Dextran, Hydroxyacetophenone, Xanthan Gum, Butylene Glycol, Carbomer, Cetearyl Olivate, Sorbitan Olivate, 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract, Santalum Album (Sandalwood) Wood Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ceteareth-25, Sodium Hydroxide, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Benzoate.

Availability:
Glow Recipe is available in stores and online at Sephora.
Share:
© 2013-2022 The Happy Sloths | Artwork by Jasmine Li