Hi everyone!! I will be reviewing the CGG Cosmetics Retinol Facial Serum whose main composition consists of Retinol 2.5%, Hyaluronic Acid, Niacinamide and Aloe Vera. It is an anti-aging serum supposed to work on fine lines and wrinkles.
Price : Rs 950 for 30ml
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION & CLAIMS
Get smoother, firmer, softer and younger looking skin with CGG Cosmetics Serum formulated with retinol (2.5%), hyaluronic acid, niacinamide and aloe vera. Overtime, skin starts aging following due to various factors, leading to appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, dark circles, sun damage and hyperpigmentation. This retinol and hyaluronic acid serum will help reduce the appearance of wrinkles and improve dark spots. Niacinamide increases the rate of skin exfoliation and moisture barrier repair. It also helps in increasing synthesis of collagen and lipids. Retinol is an effective treatment for acne and acne scars and helps to unclog pores to clear up blemishes, reduce blackheads and minimize pores and prevents future breakouts by preventing dead skin cells from clogging pores. It also repairs elastin and stimulates collagen to fade acne scars. Hyaluronic acid and aloe vera provides intense hydration even to the driest of the skin and helps to keep the skin soft, plumped and supple. Whether you have dry, oily or even sensitive skin, this anti-aging serum will fit perfectly into your skin care regimen.
- Retinol is known to be one of the most effective ingredients to check the fine lines, wrinkles, skin tone, skin texture, color, pigmentation, as well as your skin’s hydration levels. This facial serum effectively works to reduce signs of aging and fade wrinkles
- Sun exposure leads to premature aging. Shield your skin with the free radical protection of hyaluronic acid and aloe vera. They also ease inflammation and offer hydration. While niacinamide helps in skin lightening
- By accelerating cellular turnover, retinol fades brown spots for an age-defying complexion
- With a concentration of 2.5% retinol, CGG face serum is more potent than other topical retinoids available
- CGG products are cruelty-free, paraben-free, sulphate-free, dermatologist tested and environmentally friendly and are made from globally sourced ingredients
WHAT THE COMPANY CLAIMS:
“CGG cosmetics is a company on a mission to keep empowering the incredible women you are today and everyday. We pour a lot of love, care, fun (& research) into our products to make them work for you, while keeping you naturally glowing and gorgeous.
Our products are cruelty-free, paraben free, sulphate free, dermatologist tested & environmentally friendly! Phew! And if that wasn’t enough, it’s also the best beauty filter you will ever have.
So be Clean, be Green and most importantly BE GORGEOUS.”
CGG cosmetics are :
- Safe for all skin types
- Cruelty free and vegan
- Dermatologist tested
Vitamin A (Retinyl Palmitate), Vitamin E Oil, Hyaluronic Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Aloe Barbadensis Liquid, Potassium Sorbate, Disodium EDTA, Niacinamide, Glycerin, Propylene Glycol, Sodium Benzoate, Demineral Water, Fragrance
Irritations or allergic reaction may occur with some people, even after prior use without adverse effects. Therefore, a patch test must be carried out on a small part of the area on the hand before each use. Follow the instructions and if the skin appears normal after 24 hours, proceed with the full application.
DIRECTION OF USE
- Take 1-2 drops of the serum on your hand and apply on your face. In case of any itching or burning issue, mix the serum with any moisturiser.
- Allow to dry.
- Follow with a moisturiser.
- Apply at night.
- For first time users, apply every other night for first few weeks until skin adjusts.
The CGG Cosmetics Retinol Facial Serum has a beautiful and elegant packaging. The serum comes in a opaque bottle with a dropper for dispensing out the serum easily. However, you cannot see how much serum is remaining in the bottle as it is opaque. The floral patters on the bottle look very pretty. Overall the packaging is quite sturdy and is travel-friendly too.
CGG Cosmetics Retinol Facial Serum has a very watery consistency and has a slight yellow colour to it. I like the thin consistency of the serum as it gets absorbed into the skin within a few seconds and does not feel heavy, oily or greasy.
I have been looking for a good hyaluronic acid serum since such a long time and when I got to know about the brand CGG Cosmetics, I was quite intrigued about their products. CGG Cosmetics are safe to use on all skin types and are cruelty free, paraben free, sulphate free. Hence I wanted to give this serum a try as it has a good list of ingredients in it.
CGG Cosmetics Retinol Facial Serum has 2.5 % Retinol along with hyaluronic acid, niacinamide and aloe vera. Retinol, which is a Vitamin A derivative is proven to boost collagen production. It helps in reducing fine lines and wrinkles by increasing the production of collagen. It also increases cellular turnover, stimulates collagen, helps treat acne, softens wrinkles, fades pigmentation and gives the skin the overall youthful glow.
Hyaluronic acid present in the serum helps in increasing skin moisture and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Hyaluronic acid helps retain skin’s moisture content and helps counteract common issues like acne, dryness or signs of aging. It also repairs skin tissues and helps in evening out the skin tone by reducing the appearance of hyperpigmentation.
Niacinamide or Vitamin B3 or nicotinamide present in the serum helps improve large pores, uneven skin tone, fine lines and wrinkles. It also protects against sun damage. It also minimises redness ad hyperpigmentation of the skin.
Another important ingredient of this serum is aloe vera which helps to moisturise the skin and also has anti-aging benefits. It reduces infection and acne and lightens blemishes on the skin.
With all the above ingredients the CGG Cosmetics Retinol Facial Serum surely sounds to be a really fantastic serum especially for someone who is looking for a good anti-aging serum. I have been using this serum since the last three weeks and I am totally satisfied with the serum so far. I generally take 3-4 drops of the serum and rub it between my palms and apply it to my entire face and neck area in upward and outward motions. The serum is so water like that it gets absorbed into the skin almost immediately with just a few seconds. You won’t even feel as if you have applied any serum. This is such a light-weight serum which leaves your skin feeling refreshed and glowing. For the initial few days, I used to apply the serum on alternate nights as I wanted my skin to get adjusted to the serum slowly. I do recommend you to do a patch test before you start applying this serum on a regular basis though. After a week I have started applying this serum daily at night and it does such a good job at providing hydration to my skin. The serum has also improved my skin texture and I do feel that my skin looks healthier and glowy now. However, I have not seen any major improvement in reduction of fine lines around my eye area but this serum does give a lot more hydration to my face which I absolutely love. The serum will work for all skin types and this serum is to be followed up by a good moisturiser for added hydration. Make sure to apply the serum everyday only at night time. And make sure that you apply a good sunscreen every morning as this serum makes your skin photo-sensitive.
CGG Cosmetics Retinol Facial Serum is a good serum to try out especially because it is free of parabens and sulphates and it has all clean ingredients. This serum has also helped in lightening the acne scars that I have on my face. I will continue to use this serum and would want to see the further benefits of the serum. I love how my skin feels soft and supple whenever I apply the serum on my face. My skin definitely looks clearer and smoother. This serum is also suitable for oily and acne-prone skin.
I recommend the CGG Cosmetics Retinol Facial Serum to everyone as it is free of chemicals and gives desired results to my skin !
Let me know your thoughts about CGG Cosmetics Retinol Facial Serum in the comments below. I would love to know how this serum worked for your skin.