They say 40 is the new 30.
But I’m not sure I’m buying it. My skin at 30 required a whole lot less maintenance than it does today. So “new” or not, it’s become clear to me that some investment in my skin is going to be necessary from here on out.
Which is why I practically jumped at the chance to try out Bioque’s Serum XL – the so-called “Serum to the Stars”.
Most anti-aging serums I’ve tried have felt great when I first put them on — but once they dry a few minutes later, I honestly don’t see much change.
According to Bioque, their multi-peptide formula serves as a natural muscle relaxant, building up in facial muscles over time. The longer you use it, the more tension you lose.
I’ve been using Serum XL for about month and am definitely noticing that my skin is tighter and brighter.
My frown line (gosh, my mom was right all those years ago about not squinting – it really did leave a line!) is not much changed, but the tiny lines around my eyes are definitely smoother.
The biggest difference, honestly, is the back of my hands. After applying to my face and neck, I rub whatever Serum XL is left over onto the backs of my hands. They’ve been drinking it up and look a lot less, uh, old.
Thankfully my three children didn’t leave me with stretch marks (lucky genes), but Serum XL is also supposed to be great for reducing their angry redness and uneven skin tones.
Serum XL (and all Bioque products) are paraben-free and never tested on animals. And one more benefit to note: Serum XL is totally fragrance-free. I’m extremely sensitive to “beauty product smell” (and have rejected many a product due to an overly flowery scent), so this is a huge plus for me.
Serum XL is available for purchase at Bioque.com in 1 and 2 oz. sizes for $85 and $125 respectively.
Bioque is also going to give away a 1-oz bottle of Serum XL to a lucky KOAB reader. Here’s how to enter the giveaway:
#1. Leave a comment on this post telling me about your favorite beauty product. This comment is required to be entered to win this giveaway.
For two additional entries, you may do one, both or none of the following:
#2. Join the nearly 6,000 people who like Kosher on a Budget on Facebook. Then come back and leave a separate comment on this post telling me that you have done so. If you already like KOAB, thank you — just leave a comment to that effect.
#3. Share this giveaway on Facebook by clicking the “like” button at the top of this post. (If you’re reading this post on your mobile device, you can click the “Share” button at the bottom of the post.) Then come back and leave a separate comment on this post telling me that you have done so.
This giveaway is open only to residents of the United States who are 18 or older. Entries will be accepted until Wednesday, August 21st at 11:59 p.m. CST. The winner will be selected randomly and notified by email immediately. He or she will have 48 hours to respond. Good luck!
Disclaimer: Bioque Skincare provided me with the Serum XL to facilitate my review; and will also provide the winner with their prize. I was not otherwise compensated for hosting this giveaway. All opinions expressed are my own, including those about my aging skin. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”