Recently I got the chance to try out Mario Badescu Peptide Renewal Serum and Peptide Renewal Cream. These new products target very dry and mature skin and they are supposed to boost your youth, the label claims. Wohoo, that sounds promising. OK, my youth is not that far behind (I am in my 30s). But you can never start to early, I guess. There is also Green Tea inside which is a great antioxidant. These are really important to keep your skin young, I recently learned.

You can use each product alone or for better results use both together. I was very curious to try these products since 1oz of the serum cost $45 and 1oz of the cream cost $35.

So, what you do first is: after cleaning your face, you apply 1-2 drops of the serum on your face, neck and decolletage. Right away I had a weird feeling while applying this serum. Honestly, for me it felt like applying super glue on my face and I did not like that sticky feeling. It dried quickly though and the feeling of stickiness was fast fading.

After the serum dries, you put on the Peptide Cream. This one feels very nice. It moisturizes very well, while feeling super light and fresh on your skin. Since this has no SPF I applied it only in the night.

The next morning I woke up with an unbelievable oily face and I could not help, but wash my face right away. I tried the same procedure the next night with the same result in the morning: an unpleasant feel of super oily skin.

Well, I checked again the product labeling and then it was clear: the serum is for dry or sensitive skin which is really not my skin type (I have combination/oily skin). So, the next night I just skipped the serum part and used only the cream and WHAT a difference. The cream really is very nice, especially now for the summer time. And other than the serum its made for dry, sensitive AND combination skin.

Oh, BTW: the serum I gave my mother in law! And she LOVES IT! She is in her 60s and she said that this product moisturizes her skin beautifully and makes her skin very soft. Good for her! LOL.

XOXO, Sissi

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