HI-REVIEW: Round Lab Soybean Nourishing Serum

by Kate Garside

Hi Beauties! 

I think I've found the secret to perfect glass skin, in a bottle! Today we’re going to delve deep into the wonderful world of moisturising ceramides and brightening vitamin Bs with the Round Lab Soybean Nourishing Serum.

Price: $38

Quantity: 50ml

How to use: Lightly cleanse your skin with toner and take an appropriate amount at the essence stage and absorb it all over your face.

What I love about this product is the fact that almost all of its nourishing properties come from natural ingredients. This serum contains 7 different types of Vitamin B which are “obtained by fermenting lactobacillus” which is derived from… you guessed it, soybeans!

Lactobacillus ferment sounds a little scary but it’s actually an incredible ingredient for your skin. It’s a naturally found probiotic and has a whole heap of awesome properties. You’ve probably seen on your favourite Kdrama (or in your local supermarket!) a little probiotic drink called Yakult  or 야쿠르트. These little drinks contain natural probiotics that help soothe and balance the bacteria in your gut. Just like probiotics for your gut, probiotics for your face work the same way! They calm and soothe the skin and can also help with treating sensitive or damaged skin.

Lactobacillus ferment can also help assist with the microbial function of your skin. Our skin is home to millions and millions of microbes - don’t worry, this isn’t bad! These microbes help protect your skin from the outside world and help fight infections. Using skin probiotics can help moderate these microbes and keep a healthy balance of good microbes defending your skin and keeping it healthy.

The other amazing ingredients in this serum are the Ceramides and Vitamin Bs. Ceramides are fatty acids that are produced naturally by your skin. They help moisturise the skin and  strengthen the skin barrier to protect it from pollution and the weather. So having this serum filled with ceramides means it deeply nourishes the skin leaving it plump and moisturised - which is always a win! Vitamin Bs are known for their ability to help with reducing redness, dullness and helping to reduce the look of pores and fine lines. Pairing Vitamin Bs with Ceramides is honestly a match made in heaven as they work together to really help your skin give off a clean, glowy, dewy look.


Personal Experience

This serum is super easy to use and you can almost immediately notice the benefits of it. It takes one pump to cover my entire face and it has a smooth texture that really feels like it’s moisturising my skin. It absorbs really quickly and leaves a slightly sticky finish, which I don’t mind. I love pairing this with a translucent powder for days when I want to let my skin breathe and seriously, my skin has never looked so glowy!

One thing I don't like about this serum is the fact that it contains Squalene. Squalene is an oil (with lots of great benefits) but as someone who gets oily around the t-zone I like to stay away from oils as they can make that area feel a bit greasy, which is exactly what happens when I use this serum around the middle of my face.

All in all I really like this serum. It seriously helps brighten and even out my skin and even though it contains squalene, the other super-ingredients it contains are enough for me to keep coming back for more! And honestly, I can't wait to try the other products in the Round Lab Soybean collection!

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