February 23, 2015

Review: InstaNatural Age-Defying Skin Clearing Serum

InstaNatural has another serum to add to its collection developed to help those who want to reverse the first signs of aging. All their products are made with natural and organic ingredients without harsh chemicals. This serum focuses on clearing up acne blemishes, dark spots, hyperpigmentation, and giving skin back a healthy youthful glow. 

I was selected to test out InstaNatural's Age-Defying Skin Clearing Serum and to write an honest review on the results after using this for a week. 

Active Ingredients:
  • Vitamin C: Brightens skin tone and lightens dark spots
  • Niacinamide: Soothes redness and inflammation and promotes new skin cell growth
  • Retinol: Smoothes fine lines and wrinkles while promoting new skin cell growth
  • Salicylic Acid: Helps with fighting pimples and cleaning out pores

Recently, my skin decided to have a huge breakout so I was in need of something to help combat redness, shrink pimples, and lighten blemishes. Luckily, I just received this serum so what a good opportunity to try it out and see if it works.

First Impressions:

Like other serums from InstaNatural, this one comes in a glass bottle with a dropper. I like using a dropper to dispense serum as opposed to pouring because you can get the exact amount your want without contaminating the rest of the product.

InstaNatural Age-Defying Skin Clearing Serum - Dropper
The serum itself is a thin white formula with a light citrus scent. When dropping a few drops on my hand, it easily runs so be careful when applying.


The InstaNatural Age-Defying Skin Clearing Serum absorbs quickly into the skin because it is very thin. There is no sticky feeling or greasiness. Usually, skin serums are applied after a toner (if you tone your skin) and before a moisturizer to increase the absorption of the moisturizer into the skin.

Depending on what moisturizer you use with this serum, it could feel a bit sticky or greasy. When I used the InstaNatural Age-Defying Moisturizer on top, I could feel a bit of greasiness on my skin. If I applied the InstaNatural Vitamin C Moisturizer, it became very sticky. Using the InstaNatural Retinol Moisturizer with this, there was no stickiness or greasiness. I think the InstaNatural Retinol Moisturizer works the best with this serum.

After a week of using the serum, my blemishes looked much lighter. Some blemish spots were originally a dark brown that even a concealer could barely cover it. The longer I used this, the lighter and less noticeable they became. The smaller spots lightened too. 

I did not feel any redness or skin irritation from applying this serum even though it contains Vitamin C. The pimples that were on my face when I was using this serum shrank in size within 2 days. I didn't experience skin breakout while using this. If you are someone with acne prone skin, this serum would be a good option to keep it under control.

Final Thoughts:

Out of the four serums I have from InstaNatural (Vitamin C, Hyaluronic Acid, Retinol, and Age-Defying Skin Clearing), my top two to use would be the InstaNatural Retinol Serum or the InstaNatural Age-Defying Skin Clearing serum for oily skin types.

Due to this product containing Vitamin C and retinol, it can make your skin become more sensitive to sunlight. If you do want to use this as a daytime serum be sure to apply sunscreen to avoid making your blemishes become darker.

InstaNatural Age-Defying Skin Clearing Serum (Product Page: Instanatural.com)
Retails: $21.95

Overall Rating: 5/5
Absorption: 5 - Controlling Acne: 5 - Fading Blemishes: 5 - Product Design: 5

What is your current skin serum in your skin routine?
Share your thoughts with me in the comments. :)

x Carol 

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*This post is powered by Brandbacker and sponsored by InstaNatural. I received this sample product to test, keep, and write an honest review. All opinions expressed in this blog post are my own. Photos used in this post belong to this blog (Intrice Blog) unless otherwise stated.


  1. Thanks for a great review!

    Candice | Beauty Candy Loves

  2. Nice and honest review. Exactly what I was looking for


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