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acure organics seriously firming facial serum

To get straight to the point, I’m a bit underwhelmed by Acure Organics Seriously Firming Facial Oil.

But to be fair, I picked this up out of sheer curiosity and without a great expectation that it would do anything super-exciting for my skin type. I’ve used other Acure Organics products that I love, so just wanted to explore the brand a bit more.

So I suppose we’re in neutral territory here?

acure organics seriously firming facial serum

{I bought Acure Organics’ Seriously Firming Facial Serum for $23 at my local Whole Foods. It comes in a 1-ounce glass pump jar.}

Being in my late 20s, I’m not really after “seriously firming” products — though it doesn’t hurt to act in advance, right? That said, the real reason that this facial oil (or facial serum, as it’s marketed) piqued my interest is because it contains borage oil.

If you’re new to my blog, I obsess over anything that can help calm acne, and borage oil is one of those natural solutions that can help tame eczema and even acne in some people.

While Acure Organics touts this serum’s inclusion of borage seed oil (as well as argan and pumpkin seed), tell a slightly different story. You’ll see that safflower and sunflower are the top two ingredients (which are also fine for the skin!), but I’m a little disappointed that I don’t have as much of that coveted borage oil closer to the beginning of the list.

Organic Safflower Oil, Organic Sesame Seed Oil, Organic Pumpkin Seed Oil, Organic Borage Oil, Organic Argan Oil, Organic Sweet Orange Oil, Organic Cranberry Seed Oil, Organic Bulgarian Lavender Oil, Fair Trade Certified Organic Olive Oil, Organic Rosemary Oil

I haven’t revisited this oil since my trial run; it sits in the back of my facial oil stash, and I’ll probably end up using it as an oil cleanser, trading out my usual jojoba and coconut oils, just to get through the bottle.

Like I said, Acure Organics is a wonderful company — and this facial serum is USDA certified organic! — but it’s just a bit “meh” for me and my skin care concerns. And hey, Acure even says it’s more tailored to normal, dry and mature skin types … so what was this acne-prone, oily girl doing here in the first place?

Just causing trouble, I suppose.

While this isn’t on my repurchase list, if you’re interested in a truly green company with easily accessible, affordable products, Acure Organics is fabulous. If you’re super-new to facial oils, I think you’ll like this simple, no-nonsense oil that has an easy blend of carriers and a splash of fragrant yet tame essential oils.

If you’re a girl on a mission (pointing at myself here), move right along unless you just want something to stash as a backup for oil cleansing.

Have you tried Acure Organics Seriously Firming Facial Oil? What are your thoughts on it? Do you like anything else from the brand? Tell me in the comments section!

 


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