SOBO Ultra HGF Youth Serum. SOBO natural skincare was a new brand to me - I hadn't heard of them before I was sent a full size sample of their youth serum (retail: $57.) I always love trying out natural brands because I do try to be conscious of what I'm putting on my skin since it's our largest organ! SOBO's youth serum promises to "penetrate deeply into the structure of skin to promote optimal epidermal cell regeneration. It also works to boost skin’s essential immune functions while keeping it smooth and fully hydrated." The main active ingredients are pure seaweed extracts and hyaluronic acid.
I tried out the serum every day for two weeks, using it in the morning after my toner and before my moisturizer. I loved how light the serum was and how quickly it was absorbed into my skin. I also liked the fact that it didn't have much of a scent. While it did leave my skin feeling smooth and looking very even, I unfortunately broke out with cystic pimples after using the product for a full two weeks, which is the length of time I need to see how a product will react with my skin. As I've mentioned before in other beauty posts, I have extremely sensitive skin that's prone to cystic acne and my skin tends to reject the majority of products I try, regardless of how natural they are or how reliable the brand is. It's really unfortunate since I liked the way the serum left my skin feeling before I broke out! I still recommend trying out the product because everyone's skin is different. Cupcakes & Couture readers can get 25% off their online purchase of any SOBO product using the code TRYSOBO.