Weekly Wonders-Serum & Divas Never Age

Divas Don't age serum.

Divas Never Age Serum

(I was gifted this serum. I was not paid for this post. And every word written is my true and honest feelings and thoughts)

Of course you use a serum, if you’re over 40! Do you even know why? I didn’t….I’m sure I just read it often enough, that I started doing it. So I did some research and found that serums are basically lightweight moisturizers that penetrate deeper (because they’re not as thick). It’s also a way to incorporate some of the active ingredients your skin requires into your moisturizing routine equation.

If you are inexperienced with serums, then let me give you a quick intro—it is suggested they be used morning and night. It is suggested that using serums should be the step after you cleanse (and tone) but before you moisturize. If you happen to have oily skin and live in a humid environment, this could actually be your moisturizer step! They work better if your skin is slightly moist, but make sure your fingers are dry (you don’t want all the good stuff absorbing into your fingers!)

So let me give you my experience with this product and then I can give you some more specifics on this serum. I did my usual “testing” on the serum! I applied it to only half of my face (the right side) for 2.5 weeks. The rest of my skincare remained the same. I did not use any serum on the left side of my face—I wanted to see the difference of using a serum vs. not using a serum.

At first I didn’t really notice much difference (and trust me, I sat looking in the mirror for a long time many days). But finally I realized something, the “bag” under my right eye was not as prominent—you can look for yourself. Can you see that also? (Since I took the picture in the mirror, the right side of the picture is the right side of my face).  There’s two other interesting discoveries. 1-I had this dry patch right above my upper lip–halfway between the bow and corner of my lip, for probably about 3 months. I had been using my silver gel on it, but it hadn’t changed. As of right now, it’s not there. I’m thinking this is because of the serum. 2-I had a wicked cold last week, and I got a zit on the left side of my nose (the side I wasn’t using the serum on). Coincidence or did the serum help prevent that on the right side, with all the nose blowing I did?

Divas Don't age serum.

As for this Divas Never Age serum, there are many great qualities about it:

1-The first ingredient is Aloe Vera Leaf Juice.

2-I can read the ingredient list–it is not made of chemicals. I didn’t used to think this was very important—but I’ve come to realize that it’s just as important to put quality products on my skin as it is to eat them! This serum is also organic and natural.

3-It is in a dark bottle which helps the stability of the Vitamin C ingredient. The other promoted ingredients are Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamin E, Pomegranate and Green Tea!

4-I like that it’s relatively thick (for the reason that then it doesn’t stream down my hand instead of ending up on my face) yet it feels very lightweight on my face.

5-The aroma is very much a non issue—it is not strong, and what scent it has goes away quickly!

6-It’s made in the USA, if that kind of thing floats your boat!

Since I am a pros and cons kind of person, I wanted to give you a disadvantage about the product. However, I couldn’t come up with one (besides the fact that it’s not delivered to your doorstep for free). Speaking of cost, I consider it a great value at $23.95 (but it’s $1 less on Amazon, so if you’re a prime member—go that route).

For our weekly styling, we’re going to be wearing our Covered Perfectly Shirts. Linking with Talk of the Town

  • Sahar Gholami

    I must try this!

    xo
    http://www.sahara-desert.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      It is good stuff Sahar!!

  • Laura

    I am seriously in love with serums and this one sounds amazing! I think your skin looks fabulous either way though!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Laura—I’m trying to make up from all the damage from sunbathing (it was a silly time since as you can see I have no melanin in my skin!!)

  • PetiteOver40

    This is a really good and balanced review, Jodie! I have very sensitive skin that flares up easily, so I’m always cautious about trying products with ingredients I can’t read. The fact you mentioned all the ingredients were things you were at least somewhat familiar with, along with the results that are visible in your photo, will make me consider giving this a try. You haven’t steered me wrong yet! Ha ha! 😉

    • Jodie Filogomo

      It’s funny because I’m really such a skeptic when it comes to these products …but when I took that picture in the mirror, I was taken aback! Now I just have to wait another couple weeks for the serum to work on my left side!!

  • Mandysdc7

    I am using a serum, that was suggested to me at a spa, but I was not told that it should be put on a moist face, thanks for that tip. And I must be one of the lucky ones who don’t have dry skin, she told me to just use that, no moisturizer! ( she also told me to wash my face with noxema, and I am loving that).
    Now for another topic…do you use a foundation primer? Or BB cream, or CC cream? I have all three, and honestly don’t know what to do with them.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I think the foundation primer/creams are a very individual product…it so depends on your skin, which brand & where you live. I did a post on face makeup here: http://bit.ly/1KQGGML. But I truly believe that what works great for one person isn’t always the best for another. My suggestion is to use a product you’d like to “test” on half of your face vs what you normally use (I’d say for a week to cover many different kinds of days) and make sure to evaluate how it looks before you take it off at night. When I did this, I felt like the side with the primer didn’t look or feel any different, and who knows, maybe that’ll change over time? The funny thing is, I’m still using it because I have it (I have a hard time just throwing it out)—but I’ll know not to purchase it again!
      I’ve also used the BB creams and CC creams (I feel like I try everything–ha ha). Could I tell a difference between them and my normal foundation? No. But maybe I just don’t have the issues that other girls have?
      I also did a post here: http://bit.ly/25g8rsI about a company that will send you a sample for $5 of the higher end makeups (you choose what you want). With this you could try it out for about a week to really tell if there is a difference before spending a ton of money on a certain product!
      I hope this helps and I’d love to hear what you decide!!

      • Mandysdc7

        Thanks Jodi, I am a little like you, I will use all of these up, and then probably just try the serum you used here ( I love personal recommendations, and this is cheaper than what I bought at the spa). I also am one to not throw anything away.
        I like the idea of that trial place also, will check it out, thanks for pointing it out, perhaps I will use it to find a foundation for after I use my creams.
        I am having so much fun following your blog, I am fairly new here, love what you are doing!
        PS thanks for the personal reply, I feel so special!

        • Jodie Filogomo

          I am so glad you are enjoying the blog, and always try to respond to comments—to me that’s part of the fun—the interaction!! So if you ever have a question or suggestion, I’m all ears!!

  • Gemma Seager

    I really guess I ought to start using something more on my skin as I turn 37 this year and the lines around my eyes are getting scary!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I have to admit to being a skeptic—-I always used to think, do these products really help? But as I get older and see some of my friends (the same age) —I’m thinking they do actually work!!

  • You have beautiful skin! Yes, I also use a serum as part of my skincare routine. Well, unless I’m being lazy. I’m looking forward to your posts this week…AND I now have a yellow top in my closet thanks to my MIL cleaning out HER closet! 😉
    http://whosaprettygirl.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Yay for yellow!!! (Another very lightweight yellow sweater found it’s way into my closet this week—-ooopsy!!)

  • Bernadette Laganella

    Jodie, I have been using a Vitamin C serum for years and this combination looks like a good one at a good price.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Funny because I never used to look at the ingredients—I’ve definitely gotten smarter in my old age!!