Review: VERSO Super Eye Serum

The Verso brand has received a great deal of hype the last few years, famous for their Retinol 8 ingredient, featured in all of their products. While trying their face products have been on my to-try list for a while, and still are, it’s their Eye Serum that first got me to cave and try the brand. Retinol aren’t typically featured in eye products, and certainly not serums, so it’s quite a unique product.

Verso’s products all feature their patented ingredient Retinol 8. Retinol is an ingredient proven to have anti-aging effects on the skin. It also helps with texture, and is a big contributor to my skin being happy, healthy, blemish-free and in overall good condition. Since getting into the habit of using retinols regularly, with the Indeed labs Retinol Reface ( here ), I’ve been hooked. The results are amazing.

Retinols can be quite strong however, which is why I’ve never taken any of my retinol serums for the face, around or close to the eyes. This is how Verso’s Retinol 8 is different. Not only is it one of the first retinols that can be used safely during the day, but they’ve found a way to make it light enough to be used around the eyes. As retinol is a proven anti-aging ingredient, and the eye-area is typically the first place you’ll start noticing signs of ageing, this is quite a game-changer.

Even though there is no warning to not use this during the day, and from what I can tell it should be safe to use morning and evening, I’ve landed on using this just as part of my evening skincare routine. Just to be on the safe side. I also always use my Supergoop Advanced Anti-Aging Eye Cream SPF 37 ( here ) during the day. When using retinols as part of your skincare, it’s even more important to make sure you use your daily spf as retinols can make your skin a bit more sensitive to the sun. As we all know by now, sun exposure is the main cause of ageing skin and wrinkles, so if you use retinols without sunscreen, you are basically nulling out the effects of the retinol, making it a massive waste of time and money. If you can’t commit to using daily SPF, don’t use retinols, it’s pointless.

Now for a bit about the actual serum itself. It comes in a white plastic pump bottle. It’s not at all see-through, making it safe from sun exposure, keeping the ingredients good for longer. A full press-down of the pump gives way too much product, enough to use all over your face and neck. I only slightly press down, almost not at all, and that’s enough for both eyes. The serum is a thin liquid, with barely any colour to it. It’s very thin, though not runny, and so it spreads really easily over the skin. It doesn’t take long to absorb at all.

I’ve been using this for quite a while now. I’d guesstimate at almost a year. The amount of product that comes out hasn’t lessened at all, so for all I know this will last me another year. It does contain a whole of 30ml of product, with typical eye products and serums containing 15ml. This fact actually makes it one of the more reasonably priced eye serums on the market.

The results I’ve had with this are quite nice. I don’t have wrinkles, but I do have some fine lines. These haven’t disappeared, but they are ones I’ve gotten from smiling, so I don’t expect them to really ever disappear. What I have noticed in terms of results, is the skin in general is very healthy. Products absorb very well, skin is hydrated, plump and in general good condition. I have much less bags under my eyes, almost no dark circles, and the skin around my eyes doesn’t seem to have aged at all the past year. I am turning 28 in January, which means I’m right at the point when I start “noticing things”, and I haven’t. Whether that is down to this serum, or my skin simply not ageing much yet naturally, I can’t know for sure, but I choose to think it’s at least partly down to the serum, in addition to an overall good skincare routine and daily use of SPF, including around the eyes.

Overall I really enjoy the serum. I love the effects of retinol, and love being able to have it as part of my skincare routine, for all the areas of my face. If you are around my age, or older, and not using retinols, you should get started, and this is a great retinol option for around the eyes. 

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