Listen, it’s not easy battling breakouts while still needing to prevent aging. So many formulas for anti-aging contain ingredients that can clog pores, and most acne treatments don’t include much, if any, moisturizing ingredients.

What’s a girl of a certain age to do?

Enter Radha Beauty’s Age-Defying Skin Clearing Serum. Packed with goodness that treats both breakouts and aging including 20% of vitamin C, 2.5% retinol, 5% hyaluronic acid, 2% salicylic acid, and 3.5% Niacinamide.

Ready to break those down? Let’s do it.

  1. Vitamin C: an excellent antioxidant and protectant against free radicals. The best reason for using Vitamin C on your skin is clearing brown/aging/sun spots, in my opinion. It does a fantastic job of evening skin tone while boosting your skin’s collagen production.
  2. Retinol: another ingredient that does an amazing job of lightening dark spots, retinol is also good for increasing your skin’s elasticity as well as dead skin cell turnover. This turnover of dead skin cells helps control breakouts, as dead skin cells makes up the bulk of the yuck that clogs your pores.
  3. Hyaluronic acid: although this isn’t the “fountain of youth” it’s been touted as, it’s still a powerful ingredient in anti-aging formulations. Found in connective tissues and young skin, it attracts water and plumps the skin, reducing the appearance of wrinkles.
  4. Salicylic acid: how many times have we talked about salicylic acid? It’s the number one ingredient in my anti-breakout skin routine, and I apply a 2% solution at least once a day in the form of a face wash. This acid can penetrate pores and remove dead skin cells. Because it’s such a great exfoliator, it can help skin’s color and texture, too.
  5. Niacinamide: this is a fancy name for Vitamin B3, also an excellent anti-aging ingredient. It prevents skin from losing moisture, stimulates microcirculation, and can block inflammatory acne as well.

So Radha Beauty’s Age Defying Skin Clearing Serum is packed full of goodness, and can help unblock pores, encourage cellular turnover, and improve skin’s texture and tone.

I would start with one application after cleansing and toning each day, and if you don’t have any skin irritations, dry patches, or other weirdness like burning, you can increase it to twice a day.

The first time I used it, I experienced a slight burning on the skin, but I think it’s because I just tried to exfoliate too much. I can get a little overzealous at times, so after taking a break for a day, I applied it again with absolutely no problems. Now I’m using it in my morning and evening skin care routine.

Please note: you absolutely, positively, MUST use sunscreen when you are using this product. Because of the rapid cell turnover, it can make skin even more prone to burning and damage. YOU HAVE TO USE SUNSCREEN. You should use it always, but you must use it with ingredients such as retinols and niacinamide.

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