Black Sugar Perfect First Serum 2X Essential

Average rating from 12 Ratings
4.3

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Quick Product Notes
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Paraben-Free
Sulfate-Free
Alcohol-Free
Silicone-Free
EU Allergen-Free
Fungal Acne (Malassezia) Safe

Notable Effects & Ingredients


Brightening from 1 Ingredient(s):
Niacinamide

Anti-Aging from 4 Ingredient(s):
Niacinamide Glycolic Acid Adenosine Citric Acid

Promotes Wound Healing from 1 Ingredient(s):
Sodium Hyaluronate

Acne-Fighting from 1 Ingredient(s):
Salicylic Acid

Ingredients Related to Skin Types
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Dry Skin
3
1
Oily/Acne-Prone Skin
4
Sensitive Skin
1
6

Ingredient Safety Breakdown (EWG Health Ratings)

  • Low Risk
  • Moderate Risk
  • High Risk
  • Unknown
71%
10%
2%
17%

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Product Ingredient List

(Showing first 5 of 42 Ingredients)
EWG CIR Ingredient Name & Cosmetic Functions Notes
1
Water
(Solvent)
4
Alcohol Denat.
(Solvent, Masking, Viscosity Controlling, Antifoaming Agent, Antimicrobial, Astringent)
Bad for Dry Skin
Bad for Dry Skin
Bad for Sensitive Skin
Bad for Sensitive Skin
Alcohol
Alcohol
2
A
Glycerin
(Solvent, Perfuming, Fragrance, Humectant, Viscosity Decreasing Agent, Hair Conditioning, Skin Protecting, Denaturant)
Good for Dry Skin
Good for Dry Skin
1
A
Butylene Glycol
(Solvent, Skin Conditioning, Masking, Fragrance, Humectant, Viscosity Controlling, Viscositydecreasing Agent)
Good for Dry Skin
Good for Dry Skin
comedogenic1
Comedogenic Rating (1)
1
A
Niacinamide
(Skin Conditioning, Hair Conditioning, Smoothing)
Brightening
Brightening
Anti-Aging
Anti-Aging

Latest User Reviews

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Not a fan
Skin Type: dry Skin
Skin Concerns: Blackheads, Sensitive Skin, Dehydrated Skin, Uneven Skin Tone, Whiteheads/Closed Comedones

I thought that because this serum (texture similar to a watery essence) was light that it would be perfect for a hot day when I don't want to many layers on my skin. Sadly this product made my slightly sensitive skin breakout into little pimples across my face, just as the wash off mask did. This serum contains a lot of ingredients that are not suitable for sensitive skin such as a variety of citrus extracts, glycolic and salicylic acid. My skin did not feel hydrated after using this either, which I suspect is due to the alcohol in the formula.

Overall I saw no improvements in my skin while using this and instead found my skin was worse off than before. The ingredients leave a lot to be desired and the alcohol is definitely an off putting factor.