Review: Chloe + Chad Unscented Face Serum

Created with a mix of vitamin-rich oils, the Chloe + Chad Face Serum from absorbs seamlessly into the skin. The botanical blend of organic ingredients and nourishing oils is perfect for sensitive skin types in this unscented formula.

BLK + GRN, Chloe + Chad

I was really excited to try out Chloe + Chad’s Unscented face serum – especially considering all the positive reviews, and now, after trying it for a few weeks, I’m glad to say it’s a soothing, rich serum, in which a little goes a long way. I apply this in the morning, right before my moisturizer. It’s a thick product, so it’s best utilized towards the end of your routine otherwise it will pill other products you’ve applied prior. It takes a bit of time to soak in, but overall, it’s a pleasurable experience.

Ingredient Pros and Cons

Ingredients: Camellia Sinensis Leaf Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Oil, Argania spinosa (Argan) Oil, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Oil, Daucus Carotas (carrot seed oil), Tocopherol, Rosamarinus Officinalis Leaf Extract (Rosemary), Canada Odorata Flower Oil (Ylang Ylang)

Significant Pros

  • Camellia Sinensis Leaf Oil (calming, antioxidant)
  • Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Oil (moisturizing)
  • Argania spinosa (Argan) Oil (moisturizing)
  • Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Oil (skin polishing, anti-acne)
  • Daucus Carotas (carrot seed oil) (skin repairing, moisturizing, addresses hyper pigmentation)

Significant Cons

  • Canada Odorata Flower Oil (skin irritant)

The Takeaway

There’s a lot to love about this serum and it’s many wonderful ingredients. My sensitive skin wasn’t irritated, my oily, acne-prone self left unbothered, and I definitely felt more moisturized after application. My one concern though is how all of the ingredients aren’t listed on the BLK + GRN website – it leaves the Ylang Ylang out, so I was surprised to see it listed on my bottle after purchasing. Ylang Ylang is not a good ingredient for the skin and even if you aren’t immediately sensitive to it, it’s best not to apply it daily due to its deep skin irritation properties. Since it’s listed last on the ingredients’ list, I’m not so conflicted as to stop usage of the product, but I don’t see myself repurchasing it as a result. A shame – should the chemists’ remove this element, I would happily repurchase. With this in mind (as well as the steep price – $32), I can’t, in good faith, recommend this serum.

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