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Review: Adovia Mineral Lift Serum

In general, I’m not a big devotee of skin care serums. Most are geared towards dry skin, and I have normal-to-oily skin. Since a tiny bit of light lotion is way more than enough to moisturize my skin, I don’t feel any burning desire to include another product that would just increase the speed with which my face goes from “balanced” to “oily.”

In that regard, I absolutely love the Adovia Mineral Lift Serum. It is almost unbelievably light and perfectly fast-absorbing. In fact, for my skin, I could almost skip moisturizer when I use this and would actually prefer how my skin feels. It absorbs completely leaving no feeling of product on my skin in a matter of minutes – I can’t say I’ve ever used any other product on my face that didn’t sit on my skin, leaving a heavy, coated feeling (even moisturizers don’t seem to soak in on me no matter how light they are). I’ve been using it daily, and it hasn’t left me feeling oily any earlier in the day than usual and may even be helping to keep it balanced and normal longer. Since I don’t have even remotely dry skin nor do I have much along the lines of wrinkles to speak of, I can’t really attest to any anti-aging benefits it might have, but the mere fact that it seems to keep me from getting as oily as usual is more than enough benefit for me to continue using it as part of my daily routine.

Unfortunately, my thoughts aren’t all positive. The packaging this serum comes in feels decidedly cheap. I actually had to play with it a bit – untwisting and re-closing it a couple of times – just to get the pump working to dispense the product. Even though it has a silver look, the pump is totally plastic and feels flimsy, even moreso than a drugstore skincare product’s packaging. Thankfully I could get it working, so at least there’s that. And I do prefer pumps over tubs or other styles of packaging that require you to actually touch the product inside to get it out – a pump is the most hygienic way to dispense skin care. I do have to wonder how long the pump will hold up, though, given how cheap it seems. I also have my doubts about how much of the product I’ll be able to dispense with this pump and how much would be wasted if I don’t open it up at the end.

If only the pump didn’t feel so cheap, I’d be all over this product. I’m definitely looking forward to seeing if there are any long-term benefits to using it (say, a more even skin tone), but even if there aren’t, I adore how it makes my skin feel instantly, keeping oiliness at bay without being able to feel a trace of it on my face.

You can purchase the Adovia Mineral Lift Serum at Amazon.I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

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