Does Serious Skincare Really Work?


Does Serious Skincare work?Serious Skincare is a cosmetics brand developed by Lesa Stock and promoted by model Jennifer Flavin-Stallone, wife of movie star Sylvester Stallone. The brand is most commonly known for offering a varied line of anti-aging products designed to target wrinkles, fine lines, sagging and dull skin. But how well does it really work when put to the test?

Overview
The brand’s continued rapid expansion can be easily seen by taking a look at the massive product index on its website, which is also very helpful since it lists the ingredients of most of its products. While the huge number of lines offered by this brand can make deciding what to buy a challenging endeavor, there are some impressive items that are worthy of note and serious consideration. Below you will find a closer look at some of their most popular items.

Serious Skincare also offers a vast number of everyday beauty products such as lip gloss, lipstick, perfumes, and acne control treatments, which was the product that first gave the brand its foothold in the cosmetics industry. These are mainly available for purchase through the company’s website, and through the Home Shopping Network.

The Claims
In true keeping with its start as a brand that at first focused on developing acne control solutions, one of the best items that Serious Skincare offers is its Clearz-It Acne Treatment. With the right mix of benzoyl peroxide, tea tree oil, among other ingredients, Clearz-It claims to clear up existing blackheads and acne blemishes and prevent new acne breakouts.

This serum promises to reduce wrinkles by delivering nanofied retinol, which allows for improved penetration and gentler release. In addition to retinol A-Force XR also contains Vitamin C, green tea, anti-irritants, antioxidants, and castor oil. Although this product has proven effective for several users, it may not be the best option for those with oily skin, as the castor oil may have undesired results such as breakouts or excessive shine.

The Hype
The brand is regularly featured on the Home Shopping Network (HSN), and on the Shopping Channel where Jennifer Flavin-Stallone will appear to gain credibility and promote the sale of its beauty products. According to cosmetic industry experts, they have created a great deal of buzz for their brand by making some pretty lofty claims that its line of goods often cannot fully live up to. However, a great deal of Internet and television promotions has led to a customer following for some of their items.

The Cost
Given the exorbitant costs of anti-aging and other cosmetic products, the prices of Serious Skincare are not prohibitively expensive. They offer such a huge variety that their prices do make up a fairly large range. You can find items on their website for as little as $10 for an acid-free eye firming gel to $90 for a moisturizer without sunscreen. Here are the prices for the products we cover: Clearz-It Acne Treatment sells for $19 for two ounces, A-Force XR Retinol Serum Concentrate costs $38 for one once, while the Seramins Free Radical Quencher Multivitamin Facial Serum goes for $40.

Evaluation
People swear by Clearz-It and consider it an essential beauty tool. Another not-to-be-missed product comes from their age-defying line, the retinol serum A-Force XR. Retinol is a less irritating form of Vitamin A-derived retinoic acid, which is held as a miracle nutrient by dermatologist for its many skin benefits.

The Seramins Free Radical Quencher Multivitamin Facial Serum is also a strongly performing product, which delivers on its claim to be packed with vitamins and antioxidants. It is non-greasy, absorbs quickly, and users notice tangible and visible smoothness with prolonged use. However, it is important to note that recent research demonstrates that dimethylaminoethanol (DMAE), an ingredient in Seramins Free Radical Quencher Multivitamin Facial Serum may be cause for concern.

According to skin experts DMAE may result in positive results in the short-term, but the immediate benefits of this drug may not outweigh the long-term negative effects of its use, which include a potential decrease and even a halt in cell growth. Although the amount of DMAE in the serum is not substantial the red flags it sets off is enough to take a cautious approach when considering this product.

Also be very aware that several of their products are considered gimmicky, their lip plumper has been reported as causing irritation in several customers, and their peels are considered well below average. There are also packaging issues, since several of their moisturizers are packed in jars, meaning that key ingredients degrade over time.

Final Serious Skincare Review

How seriously should you consider buying Serious Skincare? It really depends on the specific product that you are considering getting. Some of their products provide an excellent value for an effective mix of quality ingredients, while others offer a very average product while asking for an above average price. Overall though they’re earning our Solid Try rating, as they’ve shown to be effective in many cases, just be picky about which product you go with.

Be sure that you use the information at their website to determine whether a product is safe for you to use and that you are not allergic to any of the ingredients it contains.

Our Recommendation
As with most beauty products you will have to make sure to take their claims with a grain of salt, consider the ingredients in the product that interests you, and keep in mind, while reading reviews for a specific product, that what may work for one person’s skin may be irritating to yours if they have a different skin type.

What do you think? Does Serious Skincare work or not?


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Larisa February 20, 2013 at 11:01 pm

I’ve heard some great things about their acne treatment products and since none of the over the counter treatments have done any good for me so far, I might give serious skincare a try before I visit a doctor. I’d much rather avoid the doctor though, for one I hate hospitals but more importantly healthcare costs a lot of money. Hopefully I’ll get my acne treated on the cheap.

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