Face mask fanatics know that the goopy goodness at the bottom of a sheet mask pack is the best part and can be saved to use as a serum for the next couple of days. Now, Vermont farm-to-face company Tata Harper has turned this bit of wisdom into a product, creating a serum born out of its popular illuminating Resurfacing Mask.
The pink-orange Resurfacing Serum uses a potent but gentle mix of exfoliating and resurfacing acids, AHA and BHA, to remove dead skin cells and promote cell turnover. Once the dead cells are removed, tomato carotenoids absorb UVA and UVB rays to create a green light that cancels out redness on skin and evens skin tone. The formula also used skin-care hero salicylic acid to help clear skin and minimize the look of pores, for an overall improved complexion.
Finally, to round things out, Vitamin C–filled plum extracts add radiance to skin and help deter free radicals that can dull your glow, and squalene moisturizes skin and leaves it feeling softer and smoother. One reviewer said that after just a couple of uses, her skin looks “so radiant and glowy.”
Tata Harper suggests using the serum after the face mask and after applying a toner or an essence — a lighter moisturizing serum that targets a specific skin concern — then following it with a moisturizer in the morning and evening.
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