Bonajour Extreme Spot Serum Review:
When I first got this serum and started using it I thought it was just a good serum to plump sensitive skin. But then I moved houses and in two days of stress and dust my skin went back 10 years and I got infected stress pimples that, believe me, really hurt. For those two days all I could think is when would I get to unpack this serum – it was my last hope. I find that Bonajour products are simple, healthy and yet effective. So of course I bet my whole skin recovery on this.
From the package:
+ It’s a repairing, soothing, brightening and moisturizing serum.
+ Active small molecular components permeate into your lower skin fast to make your skin better. It has low molecular ingredients since they absorb into the skin faster and clears your skin discomfort quickly.
+ Contains centella asiatica extract, snail mucus, and peptide to revitalize your skin.
+ Contains niacinamide and peptide to help brighten and purify your complexion.
Centella Asiatica Extract, Water, Glycerin, Niacinamide, Akebia Quinate Extract, Nicotinoyl Dipeptide-23, Glycosaminoglycans, Salix Nigra (Willow) Bark Extract, Aminobutyric Acid, Allantoin, Zanthoxylum Piperitum Fruit Extract, Pulsatilla Koreana Extract, Usnea Barbata (Lichen) Extract, 1,2-hexanediol, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/vp Copolymer, Xanthan Gu, Butylene Glycol, Pentylene Glycol, Caprylyl Glycol
How to use:
Apply it gently to the face and neck to absorb it.
My Skin Type: Combination (dry U oily T), sensitive, needs elasticity, hydration and moisture.
Bonajour Extreme Spot Serum Review:
Anyone who knows me knows I wouldn’t even dream of touching a product with snail on it. Not because I love animals (which I do, but I do also use some animal products) but because I find them dreadful disgusting creatures. It’s on the top 3 animals I dislike, along with larvae, worm and other gastropod.
That’s why I don’t check ingredients in soothing and repairing products (like this serum and the Guerisson 9 Complex cream), so that I don’t miss out on the chance of loving a product I wouldn’t touch otherwise.
And now that I love this product yes, maybe I won’t purchase it again because of that snail issue, but I got to use it and will use it until the end.
And in this specific case how thankful I am to these small creatures!
The design is simple, kinda pretty, very Bonajour-like. It’s a pump bottle that doesn’t have any troubles until the end (I know because I had another serum from them in the exact same bottle). And once you spend it all up there’s only enough for 2 applications that the pump doesn’t reach.
The serum smells like something natural, but not like anything specific. Closer to leaves and trees I would say. However, it’s a very faint smell, even fainter than Benton products! So unless you are extremely sensitive and dislike plant smells specifically you’ll probably be fine.
The consistency is very gel-like. Similar to the Nature Republic cactus gel, or any other thick gel in fact. It spreads easily and absorbs quite fast, in fact I’m surprised they didn’t advertise it as a gel serum! Even though it has snail secretion it has no sticky feeling whatsoever, and is not dense in any way (I mean this because most snail products tend to be rich in nutrients and consistency). This is really a gel serum, no better way to describe it!
This was difficult to do! I didn’t know this serum would perform this well so I didn’t prepare for a review.
The photos are in order from top to bottom, from left to right. These were the first 4 days after I arrived to my new house, I used a mask every day and (other than this serum) every product focused on hydration. You can see an improvement on my pore sizes hehe. Anyway, this serum too hydrates a little since it’s in gel consistency, but the magic of this serum isn’t in hydration nor in removing the red spots.
This serum from the first application relieved the pain of my stress reactions, they were stinging and I could barely even wash my face because the pressure of my hands would hurt, no matter how mild the products were. On the first application (top) I felt immediate relief. And from the second day onwards you can see the redness fading.
It doesn’t actually remove the red spots, but it does soothe them better than a soothing gel does (yes, I was also using soothing gels).
After my arrival to this house this was the only product in my routine that changed (well, and the masks, but most of them I had used before and didn’t have an immediate result as strong as this serum) so I have no other choice but to attribute the removing of the pain to this serum.
My skin was completely healed (aka the red spots also disappeared) after using the Etude House Turmeric Mask, so now I have a red-free face.
When you apply it it may feel a little intense, but just let it absorb completely before continuing and you won’t even notice it. It’s just that since it’s in gel shape instead of liquid it can be a little weird as a serum – but I promise it’s light after it absorbs.
I recommend this especially if your skin has sore spots or is stressed out, or like I am doing now you can just use it to prevent more trouble.
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