Seems like it was just yesterday when I was maniacally hoarding stuff at the Peach and Lily sample sale. Months later I’m still wading through the little that I actually kept (ahem, Angela.) Below is one of them. I was ecstatic when I grabbed this amazing little pastel pink package with promises of relief for oily skin during the summer. AND it was from the new line Moonshot AND the bottle was sooo cute:
The ass-tronomically long list of ingredients seem promising; lots of extracts of Latin-sounding plants. It also has licorice which is supposed to lighten spots. The second ingredient is sodium hyaluronate which shouldn’t be confused with actual hyaluronic acid. The ingredient here is the salt of the acid. There’s little evidence to prove that rubbing such salt on your face will stimulate collagen production. The third ingredient is beta-glucan….which is good for your immune system…?
My interpretation is that this serum may be good for acne-prone skin because of the oil-relieving and ingredients to boost immunity. However, the front label says “energy boosting…repairs and restructures your skin’s own power.” Lots of claims in different directions. Was something lost in translation?
Assuming this is a serum for acne, and since I never really get zits (yes I hate myself for that too) this has zero effect on me except that it looks pretty in my cabinet. I MIGHT decant some other stuff inside it because the frosted glass dropper bottle is too cute and perfectly sized to throw away. Just look at it:
As for the other claims? Zero observable differences in skin. It’s a super clear serum of medium viscosity, the product amount doesn’t last super long (although I do over-use products,) and the full price is $48 (http://en.moonshot-cosmetics.com/condition/line/oil-relief/concentrate-serum-restore.html) which is LUNA-CY!
Pros: pretty and sturdy packaging
Cons: does nothing as far as I can tell