The 3rd of May 2021 marks the official release of the new Aprilskin Collagen Peptide Plumping Serum. This purple anti-aging elixir is formulated with 40% plant-derived soluble collagen (400,396ppm), plus 3 forms of peptides (11,900ppb) to create a lightweight serum for use all year round. Furthermore, it contains a hylauronic acid complex made up of 7 types of hyaluronic acid (510,200ppb) to help with moisture retention skin deep. It helps to achieve firmer and plumper skin – improving skin’s overall elasticity.
Other notable ingredients include niacinamide, artemisia vulgaris (mugwort) extract, adenosine and oryza sativa (rice) bran extract.
Soluble Collagen, Water (Aqua), Methyl Gluceth-20, Glycereth-26, Glycerin, 1,2-Hexanediol, Niacinamide, Artemisia Vulgaris Extract, Propylene Glycol Dibenzoate, Sorbeth-30 Tetraoleate, C12-14 Pareth-12, Glycery Acrylate/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Polyglycerin-3, Methyl Gluceth-10, Tromethamine, Acrylates/C10-30Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Gar- denia Florida Fruit Extract, Pentaerythrityl Tetrai- sostearate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Adenosine, Dextrin, Ethylhexylglycerin, Butylene Glycol, Hyaluronic Acid, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5,Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Extract, Butyros- permum Parki (Shea) Butter, Squalane CaprylyClycol, Sorbitan Laurate, Hydrolyzed HyaluronicAcid, Hydro- lyzed Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium Hyaluronate Crosspolymer, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Acetyl Dipep- tide-1 Cetyl Ester, Hydroxypropyltrimonium Hyaluro- nate, Acetyl Hexapeptide-1, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Sodium Polyacryloyldimethyl Taurate SodiumAcety- lated Hyaluronate, Diphenyl Dimethicone, Triethy- Ihexanoin, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Polyglyceryl-10 Oleate.
As with most of Aprilskin’s recent product releases this new collagen serum is:
✔️ 100% Vegan ✔️ 100% Cruelty-free
• The natural scent is practically non exist
• Free from mineral oils, essential oils, Sulfates, Phthalates, Alcohols, Synthetic Dyes, Synthetic Fragrance, Gluten, Parabens.
I’ve been using this serum for a week now pre-release, and so far I can say that I’ve already noticed the hydrating and skin plumping effects from the retained moisture. As with most collagen serums which also contain hyaluronic acid, the instant skin plumping effects are more so a result of the hyaluronic acid rather than the soluble collagen itself. Is this a bad thing?
Well, with the ongoing debate concerning whether or not skin can actually absorb soluble collagen through topical treatments still being a factor to consider when determining if a product like this is actually fighting signs of aging or just providing a short term fix, I don’t believe I can truly claim that the collagen is beneficial for my skin. You can say I’m jumping the fence here, but collagen is a tricky ingredient. We may feel the inner hydration benefits, although we’d need some insight into what’s going on within skin after using such products to make a bold statement about its benefits. I don’t know about you but I definitely don’t have a AI-powdered skin analyser machine at hand to help me get a clear picture of the benefits of collagen skincare 🤷♀️ Let’s focus on the texture.
This is by far one of the lightest and fast absorbing can collagen serums I’ve ever tried. In comparison to the Medicube Triple Collagen Serum, a sister brand to Aprilskin, it is even more light and smooth to the touch and that says a lot when the Medicube one is already light enough. The texture glides well due to its high water and glycerin content. It not as sticky as animal derived collagen, but provides a good medium between slightly tacky and almost undetectable.
I’ll provide an update of this serums performance in 2-3 weeks time. In the meantime, you can find this serum on Aprilskin’s global website for $33.
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