Happy Friday, friends! As I type this I’m suffering from a very full tummy of delicious Thanksgiving foods, so on that note I hope you all had a great turkey day and a kick off to the holiday season!
Speaking of super delicious and comforting holiday foods which are often unhealthy and can wreak havoc on our skin, today I’m sharing a favorite Blissoma serum of mine that will help you and your skin get through the holidays! Typical holiday foods tend to be laden with excess salt and sugar, and this may lead to inflammation, blemishes, oily skin, and redness. If you’re in the South like I am, fried foods are still a major culprit here (fried turkeys!) during the holidays. Personally, when I eat very unhealthy foods I get a combination of the above symptoms, especially oily skin and texture.
The Blissoma Smooth A+ Correcting Serum is a lightweight gel serum formulated with soothing anti-inflammatory herbs and niacinamide to treat skin that is problematic, acneic, oily, and dealing with redness.
Infusion of Coriandrum sativum* (coriander), Achillea millefolium* (yarrow), Solidago virgaurea* (goldenrod), Foeniculum vulgare* (fennel), Rosa damascena* (roses), and Taraxacum officinale* (dandelion), Aloe barbadensis (aloe) Juice*, Cetearyl Alcohol and Cetearyl Glucoside, Hamamelis virginiana (witch hazel), Niacinamide, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Daucus carota (carrot) Juice*, Simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) Oil*, Extracts of Olea Europaea* (olive leaf), Gluconolactone, Lonicera japonica* (honeysuckle), Glycyrrhiza glabra* (licorice), and Calluna vulgaris* (heather flowers), Essential Oils of Citrus bergamia (bergamot) FCF, Boswellia carterii (frankincense), and Rosa damascena (rose otto), CO2 Extracts of Daucus carota (helio-carrot) and Matricaria chamomilla (german chamomile), Populus Tremuloides (aspen) Bark Extract, Xanthan Gum, Grain Alcohol* Essential oils in this product contain: citronellol**, geraniol**, linalool**, limonene**
*from Certified Organic Agriculture
**natural components of essential oils
Smooth is a lightweight gel, yet it packs a decent punch of hydration and moisture to the skin (thanks to the inclusion of jojoba oil) in comparison to other serums that leave the skin with a dry feel. Like all Blissoma serums and moisturizers, it’s quickly absorbing and it’s a wonderful product to layer. Oily skin types could get away with only using Smooth, but I lean towards dry so I like to layer Smooth with another Blissoma moisturizer such as Peace, Pure, or Lift.
The most immediate result I notice with Smooth is how soothing it is. When my skin is problematic, blemished, red, or inflamed, it takes a product with a certain kind of texture to soothe it, specifically gels. After applying Smooth, my skin is calmed, soothed, and smoothed as it works to moisturize any flaky, textured skin. Serums that are too watery, and creams that are too “creamy” and heavy don’t usually provide my skin with relief. Smooth perfectly nails that ultra-soothing, moisturizing, and hydrating gel consistency that will provide immediate relief to the skin. Included herbs like coriander, goldenrod, fennel, and yarrow help to cleanse and calm the pores while olive leaf provides antibacterial and anti-inflammatory benefits.
In addition to the amazing list of beneficial herbs, the second most notable ingredient in Smooth is the inclusion of niacinamide. Also known as vitamin B3, niacinamide helps to restore and repair the moisture barrier of our skin and provide truly visible results such as reducing texture and the appearance of large pores. Niacinamide is also soothing and helps to reduce redness and may brighten the skin. Some may have sensitivities to niacinamide, but it’s generally regarded as an amazing ingredient especially in products designed for acneic skin types or skin that is suffering from a damaged moisture barrier. Long term, daily use of Smooth will help to repair the damaged moisture barrier resulting in a happier, more normal-type skin that is smooth and with less blemishes!
The Smooth serum is just one of many Blissoma products that I have fallen in love with since first trying this herbal skincare line in late August. Each and every product in their line is so intelligently formulated with herbs to treat every skin condition and each product contains at least one or two lightweight nourishing oils to compliment the mostly-water based formulas. The wiser I become about the true condition my skin is in, the more I realize what I truly healthy skin looks like and it has never looked as healthy as it does when I’m using Blissoma’s serums and moisturizers. I highly recommend to explore the Blissoma skincare line, your skin will thank you!
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