It’s a Giveaway | Bioque Serum XL (Serum of the Stars)

Serum XL

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 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.”




  1. My favorite beauty product is Maybelline GreatLash Mascara. Old-school and basic – but still the best out there!

  2. Bobbi Brown’s under eye creme

  3. My secret to staying young…. SUNSCREEN! Every. Single. Day.

  4. I already like you on Facebook – that’s how I get all your updates!

  5. And I have liked KOAB for quit a while now 🙂

  6. I love your website. I have bought some great stuff.
    Any cream is a great help. Would love to win.

  7. Speed Gloss by Wet n Wild. Gives a little sparkle to the day.

  8. I’m a Facebook fan

  9. Shared!

  10. Good old fashioned Oil of Olay Moisturizer with SPF.

  11. Joined!

  12. I shared, I liked and I am posting here

  13. love Nars lip pencils. They work like lipstick and come in all different shades and textures, plus they last forever.

  14. Also facebook fan and liked the post at the top to share on Facebook.

  15. My favorite beauty product is neutrogena night cream.

  16. Heather Glass says:

    My favorite beauty product is any sort of kajal eye liner pencil. 🙂 Thanks for the opportunity!

  17. Heather Glass says:

    I already “like” KOAB on fb! That’s how I found out about this giveaway! Boy, does my skin need this!

  18. Mom in NJ says:

    Mary Kay Night Gel

  19. Heather Glass says:

    Liked the post up top and will be sure to share the FB post!

  20. My favorite beauty product is Bio-oil.

  21. Judy Fulda says:

    Thanks for the giveaway. It came just in time. I’ve been using Clinique moisturizing cream but I think my skin is ready for something more heavy duty!

  22. Fav beauty product is BB cream.

  23. My favorite product is Mally mascara…if really pressed, I can get away with only wearing that!

  24. I’m a FB fan!

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  26. I already like you on FB

  27. Jennifer Rosner says:

    i’m willing to try anything for my skin

  28. Soap and water!

  29. I already like you on FB

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  32. I shared this great link already!

  33. I already Like you on FB, and have shared this post! My favorite products are scrubs, I love how smooth my skin feels afterwards.

  34. I don’t have a favorite beauty product….I have super sensitive skin and am always on the search for something great…maybe this will be it! I am currently using shaklee products on my skin and they seem to be ok.

  35. Of course I like you on FB 🙂

  36. Shared it on FB!

  37. I love eye liner. Can’t go out without it.

  38. Liked you on FB!

  39. I love my MAC lipstick in a fun summer color!

  40. I like you on facebook

  41. Right now it is Coconut Oil. I know, kinda sad.

  42. I love Garnier Fructis volume extend instant bodifier dry shampoo! I have fine hair that can’t hold anything I do to it, so I just spray a little at the roots and tease it a little before I do a style. It also works great for hair the day after I shower <3 I can't shampoo everyday because my hair can't handle it..this stuff is amazing! It gives my hair so much body and leaves it soft.

  43. eyeliner!

  44. Amy Goldkin says:

    My favorite product is Maybelline great lash (just like another person). I just like the basic look!

  45. Appreciative says:

    I don’t know if this counts as a beauty product, but I think mine would have to be either my Revlon tweezers or my Remington epilator!!! Kinda funny that they’re both hair removal tools, but they are staples! 🙂
    Thank you for yet another give-away!

  46. Appreciative says:

    Liked you on facebook 🙂

  47. Appreciative says:

    Shared this post via facebook 🙂

  48. My favorite product is St. Ives Apricot Scrub- leaves my face so soft and smooth!

  49. I already like you on facebook

  50. My favorite beauty product is my dental floss! Nothing is uglier than bad teeth and gums and food stuck between your teeth!