Depology sent this Multi Balm Caviar Serum Stick over for me to try out and review but as always, my thoughts and opinions are my own. I am very excited about trying it out actually it is a serum stick designed to target wrinkles and fine lines. while I will be adding it into the skincare line up, it is also supposed to be a product that you can use throughout the day on top of makeup as well.
I can’t lie as soon as I opened the box I wanted to try it so I am doing this first use post to record what my skin looks like before I use the stick as well as my initial thoughts on the way the product feels going on for the first use. Plus I can also have my before photos in a safe place where I won’t accidentally delete them. I am trying to get better at making sure I have the before and after photos.
Think of this a my safe storage space.
For this first use I went on over bare skin. While I did use my regular skin care this morning it was a few hours ago so all of it is well absorbed. But before we use this Depology Multi Balm Caviar Serum Stick , lets see what the brand website has to say about it.
Instantly restore elasticity to your skin in under 3 seconds with our multi-purpose balm stick, formulated with Caviar and supercharged anti-aging ingredients. Quickly smooth out your crow’s feet, 11 lines, smile lines and keep your eye area hydrated on the go.
This moisturizing balm stick will create a moisture barrier providing long-lasting hydration to your skin. Slow down aging with this serum-infused stick – anytime and anywhere.
The formulation in this stick was upgraded to enhance the benefits- this new formulation now also includes bakuchiol. The size of the stick has been reduced after consulting customers and our R&D.
While this is the general description there is also a little bit of extra info in the product description tab that I thought worth noting as I will be testing it out later…
This balm stick can be used to prevent makeup from drying and caking through the day and can be easily applied on top of foundation.
While I typically don’t have any problems with caking in my foundation, mainly because any foundation I try that does end up with that problem very shortly gets the heave ho out of my makeup rotation, it am interested in seeing how it works with the fine lines around my mouth. In general a good primer helps out the fine lines around my eyes where foundation settling occurs, but it is the fine lines around my mouth that I have issues with foundation settling in and making more visible. I really hope that using this Multi balm serum stick either before or during foundation wear will help with that problem. I will be playing around to find out.
While most of the photos in this post are before pics, I have one picture that is taken just after application. I know the description says instant restoration, but skincare isn’t magic so I did not take the picture post application to show magic properties, I did it to show how the product sits on the skin.
The balm applied smoothly and without needing to be warmed up first. It just glided easily over the skin. As it passed I could see a line of wet behind it, but that line of wet disappeared quickly. It melted into the skin. I then put the stick down and used my hands to spread it over my face. On first application, it was slightly stick. Not very. I’ve had serums that were much stickier. After a moment or two the serum lost the stickiness. On my face it feels weightless and I can’t tell there is anything on my face. when I touch my face I can tell there is something there. It feels a little bit like I applied a balm style primer to my face. It doesn’t have the silicone-y slippy feeling some primers get, but more of the smoothing effect that a good pore filling primer will give you. I quite like the feeling actually.
Although I have to say I like the fact that when I am not touching my face, I can’t feel it on my skin at all. i don’t want to be feeling the weight of skin care throughout the day. And I can’t feel this. The scent of this Depology Multi Balm Caviar Serum stick is slightly herbal. It reminds me of rosemary. I am not entirely certain why. I did a check of the ingredients list (mostly to make certain i wasn’t allergic) and there was no rosemary on the list. Perhaps it is a combination of some of the ingredients. The scent is only there when I am applying it and for maybe a moment after it is applied. Then it fades and there is no scent. It is just something to note.
while I didn’t see any three second magic, I do like the way my skin feels with this Caviar Serum Stick on it and I am looking forward to giving this Depology Multi Balm Caviar Serum Stick a full thirty day trial. After thirty days of use, these are the pictures I will use for comparison. Given that I really like the way this product feels on my skin, I am hoping for big results. I suppose only time will tell…