Full disclosure: I received this product as part of a gift-with-purchase beauty bag. I’d never heard of it and had no idea what it was supposed to do. If I’d looked, I would have seen that it’s a sort of hydration serum containing retinol. Since I have to be quite careful with retinol, I delayed using it for a few weeks because I was afraid of the inevitable irritation and dry skin I usually get with vitamin A. And then one night I threw caution to the wind and tried it. And I am so glad I did!
Natura Bisse Essential Shock Retinol Fluid is an amazing product and can be used in several ways. As a serum, it sits nicely under other skincare and gently resurfaces the skin while plumping out fine lines. As a night cream, it hydrates the skin and evens skin tone. As an instant hydrator for dry skin, it sinks in quickly and relieves that tight, dry feeling. It’s gentle, too. I can use it around my eyes without any bother. Oh, and it smells of old-fashioned baby lotion. Just lovely.
Effectiveness: 4 – a gentle multi-purpose retinol serum that does make skin look refreshed and healthy.
User Experience: 4 – glides on, smells lovely, and doesn’t sting.
Comfort: 5 – no irritation from this at all.
Repurchase: Probably not as it’s quite expensive, but I’ll miss it when it’s gone.