Ere Perez Quandong Green Booster Serum, with potent antioxidants, extracts and acids, makes for a skincare poetry of a product – delivering a boost of hydration and a naturally glowy and healthy skin.
Ere Perez, an Australian brand, is known for its high quality and beautiful makeup products. It doesn’t happen all that often, that a brand, which creates high quality makeup products, seamlessly transitions into a high quality skincare products – and vise versa – but Ere Perez has managed just that. My makeup bag boasts of quite a few Ere Perez makeup products (you can read my many reviews of them here) – all of them beautiful and of a high quality – so there’s no wonder I, when Ere Perez launched their skincare products, put them on my wishlist immediately – namely and firstly – the outstanding Ere Perez Quandong Green Booster Serum – a poetry for the skin.
Ere Perez Quandong Green Booster Serum comes in an elegant frosted glass bottle with a dropper; in a way, it may have been a bit more pragmatic to package this serum in a pump bottle – for the sake of preserving the serum longer (that is, if you manage to contain yourself and not splash your face with the whole bottle).
Touted as a green smoothie for the skin, the Ere Perez Quandong Green Booster Serum, indeed, looks like a green smoothie, thanks to such ingredients as Chlorophyll and Spinach Leaf. Curiously, a while ago I reviewed another product containing Chlorophyll, and it had that distinctive freshly cur grass scent, the Ere Perez Quandong Green Booster Serum, however, does not; in fact, it has basically no scent.
Ere Perez Quandong Green Booster Serum is a water-based serum, meaning it’s far lighter tninner in its texture than an oil-based serum, yet – not as thin and watery compared to, for example, the FOM London Serum, which means this product does not consists of majority of water – the active ingredients are present, indeed. It’s almost like, well, a smoothie. Yes, a little goes a long way and the serum applies easily, but my experience with this serum has been that of me wanting to splash my face with it – it just simply feels so good in the skin! I just like this almost instant boost of hydration I feel on my face, the gentle and calm feeling. It absorbs fairy quickly; at first, there’s a bit of an emulsion-like feeling on the skin, which then turns into a soft, gentle layer.
I often use serums as a base before applying other skincare products (be it a thicker moisturizer or a primer/foundation), but sometimes, most often in the evenings, especially when it comes to Ere Perez Quandong Green Booster Serum, I prefer to just enjoy in this luxurious serum on its own – after all, it delivers and covers so many aspects of a skincare product: it calms the skin, it makes the skin soft and naturally glowy – but above all, it delivers an abundance of hydration. It’s a miracle worker for dry as well as dehydrated skin; aside from deep hydration, it also nourishes the skin and promotes elasticity with its many skin-beneficial ingredients, consisting of Vitamins A, C and E. The star ingredient in this serum is, of course, the Quandong Fruit Extract, which has a potent antioxidant properties with its Vitamin C – and this was my first try of this ingredient.
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So, how about ingredients?
Ingredients: Water, Glycerin, Levulinic Acid, Quandong (Santalum Acuminatum) Fruit Extract, Alfalfa (Medicago Sativa) Leaf Extract, Raspberry (Rubus Idaeus) Seed Oil, Spinach (Spinacia Oleracea) Leaf Extract, Jojoba (Simmondsia Chinensis) Seed Oil, Sunflower (Helianthus Annuus) Seed Oil, Chlorophyllin-Copper Complex, Lactic Acid, P-anisic Acid, Sodium Hyaluronate, Resveratrol, Sodium Hydroxide, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Xanthan Gum
Quandong Fruit Extract is a potent antioxidant, containing a high amount of Vitamin C. Alfalfa Leaf Extract is a potent antioxidant. Raspberry Seed Oil, potent antioxidant, contains extremely high amounts of essential fatty acids; it improves the hydration and elasticity of the skin. Spinach Leaf Extract, a potent antioxidant and rich in Vitamins A, C, E and K. It rejuvenate and nourish skin, and slows the aging process. anti-oxidant properties is packed full of valuable nutrients to rejuvenate and nourish skin. It revitalize skin by evening and brightening, giving a radiant youthful appearance. Due to Vitamin K, it exerts an anti-inflammatory effect on skin, which can help minimize the appearance of dark circles under the eyes. It should be noted that many extracts, such as Spinach leaf extract, are prepared in water and glycerin, thus containing preservatives; some even Phenoxyethanol. Jojoba Seed Oil, an emollient, is natural to skin’s sebum; it soothes the skin and promotes collagen production. Sunflower Seed Oil, has a high content of unsaturated fatty acids. It is rich with Vitamin A, D and E. It spreads easily and is quickly absorbed. It’s an antioxidant and moisturizer.
Chlorophyllin-Copper Complex, a potent antioxidant, it protects the skin from premature signs of aging. Sodium Hyaluronate promots skin hydration; it maintains and attracts water, thus promoting a softer, smoother skin with less visible wrinkles and fuller appearance.
Resveratrol, a powerful antioxidant, promotes even skin tone. It is a potent inducer of sirtuin, which activates proteins that associate with the aging process to increase longevity. It also has antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties. The formulation of Resveratrol also contains Phenoxyethanol. Lactic Acid, is an AHA acid, used as an exfoliator in beauty products. While it has skin-beneficial properties, such as exfoliating and renewing the skin, as well as some anti-aging properties, any use of alpha, as well as beta hydroxy acids should be such of a caution.
Levulinic Acid and P-anisic Acid are preservatives
Potentially problematic ingredients?
Sodium Hydroxide, (EWG score 3) can be a potential irritant for skin and eyes.
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My final word?
I am a huge fan of face serums; whether they are oil-based or water-based, I use them almost daily, regardless of the season; sometimes alone, most often as a base for layering other products. Not all products are actul serums, even if they are sold as such. The Ere Perez Quandong Green Booster Serum is poetry for the skin – a true serum, with concentrated amount of active ingredients such as – to deliver and seal hydration – whether used alone or before applying moisturizers. The way it feels on the skin is incredible and the way it makes the skin look is equally impressive: soft, smooth, glowy and hydrated skin! It feels especially good on the sensitive, gentle part of the under-eye area, as it’s so soft, refreshing, hydrating and a perfect layer before applying makeup/concealer.
This serum is a treat for any type of skin: if you have oily skin – it promotes a balanced skin and contains antimicrobial ingredients, if you have dull and dehydrated skin, it contains hydration boosting ingredients, if you have sensitive skin, it contains anti-irritating ingredients (though, keep in mind that the extracts in this serum are formulated with Phenoxyethanol).
Sure, Ere Perez says a little goes a long way, and it does – but! – I used nearly half of a bottle in the first two, three weeks once I started using it – the feeling on the skin and the results are just that incredible! Then I started pacing myself and using just a drop of it; which did cover my face but I admit, I was tempted to apply another layer and a little bit more of it. I could easily go through one bottle in a month!
The price? Given, sometimes, ridiculous prices that brands slap on their products, most that do not come close the high quality of Ere Perez Quandong Green Booster Serum, it makes the 30,00 (€34,60) for a 30ml bottle of this serum incredibly reasonable – provided, of course, you can pace yourself with the amount you apply.
Ere Perez Quandong Green Booster Serum is one of the best green beauty products I’ve ever used and if I could recommend it even more than I already do – I would!
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Do you enjoy Ere Perez products as much as I do? Have you had the chance to try this amazing serum yet? How did you like it? Let me know!
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