Review: Naked Flamingo Dragonfruit Serum

Hyaluronic Acid + Dragon Fruit are a killer combo for moisture retention.  Your skin will feel fresh, vibrant, and amazingly soft. Cucumber is packed with Vitamin C and can soothe dry irritated skin.

Naked Flamingo

One of my most eagerly awaited products, Naked Flamingo’s Dragonfruit Serum has piqued by attention through its advertised ingredients and a hefty flow of positive reviews. The product boasts of its various attributes online, primarily focusing on the serum’s moisturizing and anti-acne benefits. The product comes in a sizable white glass container, the liquid inside milky and thick. Application is easy and the product soaks into the skin within seconds! Overall, it’s a simple and delightful process that soothes the skin and preps it for final moisturization.

Ingredient Pros and Cons

Ingredients: Water, Aloe Vera, Cucumber Water, Glycerin, Mushroom Extract, Dragon Fruit Extract, Niacinamide, Chamomile Extract, Sweet Almond Oil, Panthenol, Propanediol, Hyaluronic Acid, Xanthan Gum, Leuconostoc-Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Tetrasodium Glutamate Diacetate

Significant Pros

  • Aloe Vera (soothing, calming)
  • Cucumber Water (brightening – vitamin c-, soothing)
  • Glycerin (moisturizing)
  • Mushroom Extract (antioxidant, anti-acne, moisturizing, anti-inflammatory)
  • Dragon Fruit Extract (anti-acne, moisturizing)
  • Niacinamide (anti-acne, anti-hyperpigmentation)

Significant Cons

  • nothing, my dude

The Takeaway

As much as I enjoyed using this product, I can’t say I’ve noticed any differences in my skin after weeks of usage. Perhaps more time is necessary, however, I am reluctant to repurchase due to the fact that its promise of moisturizing the skin fell a bit short with me. It was quite clear that despite its effectiveness in keeping acne at bay, it wasn’t delivering enough moisture to my skin to ward of dryness as well. I’ve found noticeable difference between using my Paula’s Choice Nutrient Probiotic Moisturizer (with no Dragonfruit serum) than in using Naked Flamingo’s Dragonfruit Serum and Tumeric & Kokum Butter PM Mask. While the prices of both combined may be comparable, the results lean heavily towards Paula’s Choice’s favor. Perhaps in the summer, this evaluation would skew towards Naked Flamingo’s favor, but for now, that’s not so. If you have oily skin during the winter, you may get better mileage with Naked Flamingo’s Dragonfruit serum. Otherwise, I’d say to consider your own skin needs when deciding if to purchase this.

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