Jordan Samuel Skin Hydrate Review

I have come to terms with the fact that my skin reacts extremely well to light layers when it comes to skincare products. I learned this the hard way when my face was invaded by the dreaded sebaceous filaments we all fear. Never again.

I came across Jordan Samuel Skin through the amazing skincare community on Instagram. Seriously, I've learned so much from y'all and have gotten all kinds of geeky when it comes to ingredients and actives. This serum was being featured on many of their skincare routines, and I decided to check out what the fuss was about.

Jordan is a facialist with a background as a ballet dancer that resides in Seattle--why do I have to find out about all of these amazing people after I leave the Northwest, I have no idea.

My skin is very oily, but also incredibly dehydrated. It is also reactive and easily congested, so I need something that will hydrate but not overwhelm my poor face. Jordan Samuel Skin Hydrate aims to not only hydrate but soothe--which is exactly what I want.

Not only does this contain Hyaluronic Acid but a stabilized form of Vitamin C. My skin reaaaally liked Caudalie's Polyphenol C15 serum, which contains vitamin C, but alas it has been reformulated and still very expensive. It also contains Gluconolactone, a PHA (Polyhydroxy Acid) which, according to INCI Decoder, it is the next generation AHA. It's also deemed safe for us who have rosacea, which makes me really happy. Also, because of the cucumber extract, it does have a faint scent and up to recently it had a cloudier hue--not anymore. I don't mind scent when it is due to the ingredients themselves and not added, unnecessary fragrance. Also, I'm quite partial to cucumber.

Because my mornings are so hectic, having a multipurpose serum is perfect. I pat about a dime-sized amount of product all over my face and neck, and let it do its job before moving to moisturizer and eye cream. Now, this is one product I'll definitely stick with, as it is my second bottle and I don't see myself going to another vitamin C serum anytime soon.

One gripe I have on this, is that it doesn't play well with other products that contain cyclopentasiloxane, which is mainly used in skincare as a conditioner or lubricant. When they interact, the product starts pilling on top of JSS Hydrate and it is overall gross. Both my Hourglass Mineral Veil and my Lancรดme Bienfait UV SPF 50+ sunscreen contain cyclopentasiloxane, which has made me resort to another sunscreen and not reach for that primer as much, which is a bummer.

On a separate note, I appreciate the simplicity of the formula that matches the sleekness of JSS packaging.

The Jordan Samuel Skin Hydrate Serum is  currently being sold on his website for $29.


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