As a skincare junkie, trying out new skincare is one of my favourite activities of the day. And it’s particularly enjoyable when it comes in cute packaging such as this Skin Inc Regenerate Vitamin A Serum! But of course, just looking good in the bottle does not mean anything to me – does the serum itself perform as well as it looks?
About The Company:
Skin Inc is the world’s first Skin Supplement Bar offering highly concentrated, 100% pure and active serums and skincare from Japan. Everyone’s skin is different, so their needs are addressed with products and treatments that are targeted at delivery to the skin’s deeper layers. Treatments are conducted using state-of-the-art non-invasive technology.
Claims from website:
A lack of vitamin A causes skin to become coarse and sluggish. Vitamin A keeps skin healthy by increasing cell metabolism and circulation, banishing dark circles, dryness and dullness.
The serum comes in a clear glass bottle with a white pipette, and packaged in a pink box. The serum itself also has pink little ‘balls’ suspended in a clear liquid. Seriously, aesthetically it is adorable. I love looking at this!
The texture is clear, very light and extremely fluid. The suspended ‘balls’ bursts and sinks in on application, leaving behind no sticky feeling at all and is absorbed into the skin almost immediately. I don’t feel it on my skin at all.
This is where it fell short. I’ve used half a bottle of this, consistently every night for almost a month. I honestly cannot say that my skin is brighter or less dull. My very dry skin did feel a little bit less dry but it was minimally so. Another positive is that it does not break my skin out nor irritate it. I have a few pimple scars but don’t think this helped to hasten the healing process.
At SGD136.00 for 20ml of serum, I do think this is a really pricey product. For comparison, Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Serum sells for about SGD100 for 30ml, and Sulwhasoo First Care Activating Serum sells for about SGD106 for 60ml.
It’s really hard for me to recommend a skincare product, because I think everyone’s skin is different. When it’s so expensive, that makes it so much harder! I’m always happy to spend on good skincare products so price is not always a very big factor – but I feel this is really quite overpriced.
A month of testing is not a very long time for a serum, but at SGD6.80/ml, I expect to see more results sooner – which I don’t think this did. I really enjoyed the texture and adore the packaging, but I would never recommend a skincare product just based on how cute it looks. My skin did feel a little less dry but I don’t see any brightening effect so it was an average product – it was not bad, it just did not do enough for me, especially at this price. Perhaps I need to mix and match this with other serums in the same range for best results but that would increase the already very high price further.
For SG readers, as well as a few other international destinations, you can purchase it from Luxola here.
*Products are either 100% directly purchased by me either or obtained from subscription boxes 100% paid for by me. Affiliate links are used in this post.