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I love a good serum. It can take a skincare routine to a whole new level. Papa Recipe’s Blemish Serum was impressive, both in efficacy and size (review here), so when the brand asked if I would like to test some of their newest formulas, I happily agreed.
One of the four new launches, Papa Recipe Collagen Peptide Serum, is available on the brand’s ABT global mall (ABT stands for “all beautiful things'') and Amazon. It promises to improve elasticity and firmness plus help with wrinkles. The other new serum launches are available on Papa Recipe’s Amazon storefront and the global mall.
In addition to collagen, Papa Recipe Collagen serum features peptides for elasticity, shea butter for moisture and radiance, and adenosine for an extra boost of well-aging (I personally dislike the words “anti-aging”).
How to use
Apply after cleansing and toning
Use more than one layer, if desired
Gently pat in
Follow with the rest of your routine
Can be used in the morning or evening (or both!)
This collagen serum has a somewhat thin consistency and no scent. Don’t let shea butter in the ingredients scare you - the product isn’t oily or heavy at all. I seal mine in with moisturizer while the skin is still moist and don’t notice any stickiness.
The size deserves a special mention - Papa Recipe is the only brand I know that makes such large serums, and I’m glad they do. First of all, the price per ounce ends up being quite nice. Second, the skin on the body ages, wrinkles and sags too, so I like to apply my skincare anywhere I can reach. And it helps when a bottle is large and can last more than a handful of uses.
I have combination skin with some dry and oily areas. July is my birthday month, and this year I will be 33. Not really old, especially by today’s standards and life expectancy, but not 18 anymore either. I like using products with peptides and collagen to hopefully age as gracefully as possible.
I can already see some skincare enthusiasts chime in that collagen doesn’t penetrate deep into the skin. That might be true, but it doesn’t mean it’s useless in a topical product. Collagen can be a great way to plump and diminish the look of fine lines. Plus, this serum has other beneficial ingredients and not just collagen (a full list is available at the end of the review).
Papa Recipe Collagen Peptide Serum makes a lovely addition to my skincare arsenal. I love that it’s fragrance free, even though I’m not sensitive to fragrance. But hopefully that means more people can experience and enjoy it. I reach for it when my skin is feeling dry or dull or when I mess up my barrier and don’t want to risk using something with fragrance.
I apply this serum all over the face, neck and chest and even around the eyes. I’ve had no unpleasant side effects, but of course patch testing is always a good idea. I love how plump and glowy my skin looks, especially the forehead lines and that pesky crease between the breasts (if you are a side sleeper, you probably know what I mean). Once again, Papa Recipe doesn’t disappoint. And to think I used to only know them for their sheet masks!
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Papa Recipe Collagen Peptide Serum ingredients: Water, Glycerin, 1,2-Hexanediol, Hydrolyzed Collagen Extract, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Butylene Glycol, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/Beheneth-25 Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Inulin Lauryl Carbamate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Sodium Palmitoyl Sarcosinate, Adenosine, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Acetyl Octapeptide-3, Copper Tripeptide-1, Tripeptide-1, Tripeptide-3, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1, Palmitoyl Pentapeptide-4, Acetyl Hexapeptide-8, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Tripeptide-2