Fresh Black Tea Age-Delay Firming Serum Review
I got the Fresh Black Tea Age-Delay Firming Serum as part of a Sephora Fresh reward set. The set also came with Fresh’s Black Tea Instant Perfecting Mask, Black Tea Age-Delay Cream, and Sugar Moisturizing Lip Balm Advanced Therapy. Of the four products that came in the set, I’ve only tried the Black Tea Age-Delay Firming Serum and the Black Tea Instant Perfecting Mask so far. Read on for my take on the Fresh Black Tea Age-Delay Firming Serum!
The purpose of this serum is to moisturize and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It is supposed to improve key signs of aging and help prevent future damage through Fresh’s proprietary black tea complex. The proprietary complex consists of black tea ferment, black tea extract, blackberry leaf extract, and lychee seed extract, all of which helps to inhibit damaging free radicals and improve skin elasticity. Peptides help to firm the skin and smooth fine lines and wrinkles.
The standard size for the product is a 30mL bottle with a dropper lid. The sample size I got is a 7mL miniature version of the standard size bottle. I’ve been using this product every other day for about two months now and I am only about a quarter of a way through it.
Just lightly dab the product on to your face and neck after cleansing (and toning if you do that).
The product is a thick, cloudy liquid. There is a slightly oily, slightly sticky feel to it. Fragrance wise, it has a light tea and flowery scent to it. I actually quite enjoy the scent.
The product does feel a little bit oily upon application, but it is nothing overwhelming and doesn’t leave that thick-oil-slick-layer-lying-over-top-of-your-skin feel. It absorbs relatively quickly.
It feels moisturizing but I haven’t noticed any visible reduction of fine lines. I use it as a spot treatment on my smile lines and forehead furrows. It adds hydration, which should help with fine lines in the future, but I haven’t noticed any immediate effects on the reduction of the appearance of fine lines.
- It’s hydrating. I like using it instead of an actual full on oil (which I haven’t been able to get myself to like yet). Using it allows me to use a lighter moisturizer since it adds an extra layer of moisturizing ingredients to my regime. I am a huge fan of layering products so that I don’t have to use a heavy cream that feels like it’s suffocating my skin.
- The texture and the scent. The light tea and flower smell is really pleasant to me.
- The all natural ingredients and lack of synthetics make it feel like a gentler product. Since I’m not quite in the age range to go full on heavy anti-aging yet, I feel that the gentler ingredients is a good intro for me into anti-aging products.
- It is not effective enough for the price being charged ($100 at Sephora for the 30mL bottle). At least, I don’t see enough results in the short-term arena.
No. (Even though I actually really enjoy the experience of applying the product (I like the scent and texture of the product), I don’t feel it is effective enough to justify its high price point.)
- Using this product as an additional moisturizing layer in my regime enables me to use a lighter moisturizer. This serum is moisturizing but is not overly heavy. I feel that this product could be a good alternative to oils (though not as a complete replacement for a moisturizer), for those who don’t like using oils because it feels too heavy.