Plantgenius Survival Serum by Alpyn Beauty
Alpyn Beauty

Plantgenius Survival Serum

alpyn beauty PlantGenius® Brightening Survival Serum 1.7 oz/ 50 mL

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this is perfect for the days you want your skin to have an extra pop of brightness but don't want to wear highlighter :) there's no scent and is light/friendly to my sensitive skin

- Sephora User

i have sensitive skin and found this product perfect for my skin

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i use it in the morning before applying my makeup and it helps even my skin, it illuminates my skin and also smells amazing

- Sephora User

this beautiful pale peach serum also has mica in it and brighteners that blur imperfections, so it leaves a nice glow, and it is a great smoothing base before makeup

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i think this serums works and does what it claims i have really dry skin and it has helped my skin feel and look hydrated

- Sephora User

i use this serum after my toner and before my moisturizer and it makes my skin so soft and hydrated

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my skin has been a little sensitive given the harsh winter temperatures and i have found this serum to be calming to my skin and has helped with some of the redness and irritation

- Sephora User

absolutely no irritation

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this serum is lightweight and amazing

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this is a beautiful lightweight illuminating serum with an champagne iridescent hue

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it adds the most beautiful glow to you without looking fake but with amazing added skincare to brighten and help with fine lines

- Sephora User

this serum gives such a beautiful glow under makeup and really blurs my pores and fine lines

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bad for acne

i break out within days of incorporating it into my routine and know it is the catalyst

- Sephora User

the second i remove it, my acne begins to go away

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sephora userFebruary 04, 2020

Get your natural glow on with this serum!

This serum is ah-mazing! It has the lightest, freshest scent, applies like a dream and leaves my skin looking so radiant! My skin has been a little sensitive given the harsh winter temperatures and I have found this serum to be calming to my skin and has helped with some of the redness and irritation. I am loving how it brings eveness to my skintone as well ridding me of those pesky blemishes. Well done Alpyn! I am a huge fan already! ** Product received as a gift in exchange for an honest review **

sephora userFebruary 09, 2020

great multipurpose product

I’m a beginner minimalist so I like having multipurpose products around. If you’re like me, you should probably try this! It’s a serum and a illuminator! The first time I used it was at night as it could be used AM/PM. I saw an instant glow to my skin so I shifted to using it in the AM for a great glow. I just didn’t want to waste that glow lol. I was using retinol with this product and it didn’t irritate my skin (I have sensitive skin eczema prone skin). It goes on smoothly and it smells pleasant. I was using dr Dennis gross stress rescue super serum prior to this and thought the texture was thicker to spread than DDG serum (just for comparison) as it’s not fluid/water like. I hope that makes sense. But it is lightweight on skin once massaged as my skin just absorbs it (combo dry since it’s winter). I usually don’t have to use highlighters when I use this with my coola tinted moisturizer as I get the subtle glow from this. Received this for testing purposes in exchange for honest review.

sephora userFebruary 19, 2020

I really wanted to love this product, but I’m not sure it’s a match for me. I didn’t find it to fade dark spots in the 2 weeks I’ve been using this product morning and night. It claims that it can be used as an illuminating primer and I would have to agree with that. There is an iridescence to this product and it really does look like you’re glowing from within. With an oily skin type, I don’t personally gravitate towards illuminating products before makeup application. However, if you do, this might be a good multitasking serum for you try even though I’m not too sure it actually fades dark spots. It is quite lightweight and it absorbs quickly without leaving a tacky residue. Overall, if you’re looking to try a brightening serum to fade dark spots, this is not my favorite, but if you want a product that gives you a natural glow, this may be it.

sephora userFebruary 04, 2020

A nice glow with skincare benefits

This is truly an intriguing product. It is skincare and makeup in one multipurpose skin brightener and illuminating primer. This is a hydrating and antioxidant rich serum that helps even skin tone with vitamin c, bearberry leaf, and licorice root extract, as well as containing lactic and glycolic acids to help refine and smooth the skin. It also has hyaluronic acid, olive oil, coconut oil, and scalene to provide some lightweight hydration. And, it has the most beautiful, peachy pink glow shift. ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ I have been wearing this under makeup and sunscreen in the morning (it can also be used at night). Used as a primer, it has worked well under my Glossier Skin Tint and under the Fenty matte foundations. I get a nice glow without it being greasy looking. Under the Fenty matte, it provides a more natural finish. I don’t notice that it extends the wear of makeup, but it helps foundation go on nicely because of the hydration and imparts a lovey finish. I can layer on a little more on top if I’d like a little more glow, it’s not a blinding type of highlight so can be layered on easily. My skin loves lactic acid, so it’s been reacting well to the serum. I haven’t had any adverse reactions or breakouts yet. Since my skin is dry in the winter, this has been a nice addition to my morning routine. Definitely wear sunscreen if you use this. I love that there is a pump, and no scent. I’m really enjoying this so far!

sephora userFebruary 08, 2020

Very Impressed

I was sent this product free to test and I've been using it for a couple of weeks and I'm impressed with it. First, I appreciate the light and creamy texture as it applies easily and evenly. And It works great under my makeup. I have dry skin and I find it absorbs so well into it leaving my skin feeling hydrated, brighter, firmer, and overall healthy looking. There is a scent but it's more of a natural scent so it doesn't bother me. I really love the packaging. It's aesthetic is very on brand. Plus, it has a pump. Love that. Overall I'm excited to have had the opportunity to try a clean brand with quality products and is committed to being sustainable conscious.


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