This past August, our Overachiever team collaborated with LeCerre Skincare to bring you the OM Skincare Issue. I was lucky enough to review LeCerre’s Rapid Brightening Serum and the Intensive Repair Cream.
The Rapid Brightening Serum fixed up my skin not only by smoothing out problems I had (discoloration and the occasional breakout), but it made my skin stronger. This is likely due to the unique blend of five active ingredients in the serum: turmeric, dong quai, azelaic acid, Niacinamide, Acetyl Glycosamine. My face can handle being under a mask for a whole day, and it helped me prevent my skin from reacting when I moved back to college from dry, hot Los Angeles to humid Boston. The instructions say to use one pump, which gives just under a pea sized amount of product, and it covers not only my entire face but most of my neck too. The texture is smooth, silky, and makes for easy application.
The Intensive Repair Cream worked in tandem with the serum to fix my skin problems and generally improved my skin quality. The formula of this cream is focused on improving skin health by restoring the skin’s moisture barrier and stimulating collagen production through the P2Lipid complex. As a result of this complex, the cream claims to give immediate results while improving skin condition in the long term. First of all, it smells like fresh herbs straight from a backyard garden. It goes on smoothly and feels creamy but light. I use it right before bed, and I wake up with a fresh face ready to start the day. Not only did this product even out my skin tone, but it evened out the surface of my skin. I will say that the one drawback of this product was that it sat on top of my skin and can be quite oily for about 10-15 minutes before it absorbs into your skin.
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