Another great centella asiatica find!😍 I’ve been using this Purito Centella Green Level Buffet Serum for a few months now, and it’s almost empty! And you know what it means when I go through a product really quickly… it means I really, really like it!❤️ This is another centella asiatica product that is high in the powerful ingredient, centella asiatica extract (49% and number one on the ingredient list!). And I can really feel how potent it is whenever I use it, as the soothing and hydrating effects are instantly noticeable. I especially appreciate it whenever my skin is acting up or when I’m breaking out because it offers immediate relief and calms my angry skin😁 It’s not a miracle spot treatment, though, so don’t expect that this will instantly heal acne or something. It just really soothes them and calms them down and helps prevent them from getting worse.
Aside from centella asiatica extract, this serum also contains 5% niacinamide, which—like centella asiatica—is known for strengthening the skin’s natural moisture barrier, and brightening the skin. I do notice this all-over brightening effect whenever I use it. However, I did not notice any significant reduction in the appearance of my stubborn acne scars.
Other notable ingredients in this serum are glycerin, arginine, panthenol, collagen, ceramide, sodium hyaluronate, adenosine, and peptides. So aside from moisturizing, brightening, and skin-barrier-strengthening, it also has anti-wrinkle properties. And this is why it’s called a “buffet serum”, I guess?😁
I like using this product both in my day and night skincare routines because it’s lightweight and quickly absorbed, so it’s great for layering with other products. And because it’s lightweight, I often tend to go overboard with it and use more than enough every time😅 But that’s okay since it’s recommended to be consumed quickly or kept in the fridge as it claims to be preservative-free. I’m not sure if this includes natural preservatives, though. But I actually prefer my skincare to have enough preservative to maintain its integrity long enough until I finish it.
Perhaps the only downside to this serum is the inclusion of bergamot and lavender oils, which I personally don’t mind since I love the refreshing, herbal scent they made. But then there are people who are sensitive to essential oils, so this might just pose a problem for them. I actually find it strange that Purito would add essential oils to this serum, which is supposed to be recommended for sensitive skin (that’s why all the ingredients are green level/low hazard). I’m just not sure whether the essential oils would cause sensitization for others, though it didn’t for me.
Item was sent over by the brand for review.