Another reviewer mentioned the "weird pink color" and slimy texture as seeming old fashioned - Puncture an Astaxanthin supplement and that pink oil is what will come out! This natural carotenoid is what makes "good-for-you" Salmon pink. The Madre Labs serum smells like the real thing, too, so you know that it's definitely in here, ready to penetrate your skin! As for the slight sliminess, that's also from the oily texture of this antioxidant found in seafood. Now for my experience with it: I've dutifully tried all kinds of natural eye creams, vitamin A serums, etc; I never expected a serum I bought on sale to simply try out (for the rarity of astaxanthin in a skin cream) to have given my delicate eye area the positive experience this has. It definitely tightens, as other reviewers mentioned. If you don't like your skin feeling tight just use a dab. A little goes a long way. But my absolute favorite part: It instantly gives my face a youthful, natural, flowery glow. As if I've just powdered my face! It's lightweight, and although it's not an eye serum, I'm happily exchanging the high end intensive eye cream I've been using for a couple years for this now! At least you know a truly potent anti-aging nutrient is in this! (Astaxanthin also has amazing UV-protecting properties. I haven't gone out much in the sun yet to test if it helps topically.) Also, my old eye cream would occasionally give me a little permanent bump around the skin of my eye from clogging my pores, I suspect. This is a wonderful treat for the skin, and it just feels so summery! Superb work, Madre Labs!
Posted by Japaniherb on February 20 2014 | Verified Purchase
The weird pink gel color and slimy texture seem a little old fashioned and wasn't what I was expecting when I opened the jar, but it feels smoothing on my dry winter skin and has a nice smell.
Posted by iHerb Customer on February 22 2014 | Verified Purchase
Posted by momsavings on May 11 2015 | Verified Purchase
It works great for my skin, very good moisture serum and antioxidant. Now my hubby is using it to face too. His face skin looked very tiring and dry before using it. Now his face looks great and he likes the serum!
Posted by iHerb Customer on April 2 2014 | Verified Purchase
Un día me llegó un correo diciendo que si hacia compra, me regalaban este serum, y como ya tenía cosas en lista me animé. El serum, es de textura gel, rosado, se absorbe rapidamente y notas como si te estirara un poquito la piel, de esta manera si tienes alguna arrugita se disimula genial. No es muy hidratante, pero yo lo uso antes de mi crema hidratante, por lo que me va genial. El punto negativo es el olor. Huele fatal al principio, luego te acostumbra y no lo notas tan fuerte.... No sé si lo volveré comprar porque tengo otros que quiero probar, pero sin duda repetiré algún día por su precio tan bajo y su calidad.
Posted by iHerb Customer on March 6 2014 | Verified Purchase
I like the consistency of this product. It soaks into the skin easily and smells good. My skin had no adverse effects at all!
Posted by iHerb Customer on March 5 2014 | Verified Purchase
I have used it on my face at night, it's mild and light and goes on easily. It's not sticky, sinks in fine.
Posted by iHerb Customer on December 28 2016 | Verified Purchase
i like it
Posted by iHerb Customer on September 13 2016 | Verified Purchase
This is a nice serum, absorbs well
Posted by iHerb Customer on August 22 2016 | Verified Purchase
I read other reviews and wasn't expecting great things from this product, but was pleasantly surprised at the results within a much shorter time than I envisioned. It is definitely worth trying. You don't need to use it every day.
Posted by HealthyLiving4Me on June 30 2016 | Verified Purchase
This serum is quite solid rather than liquid - pretty similar to the pycnogenol serum. I'm not certain if it's done anything for me yet as I've only been using it for a couple of weeks but it does sink in and is not greasy so is good underneath my makeup. I have used it for a few weeks now and I don't think it makes much of a difference.