YSL was lovely enough to gift me two serums from the new Pure Shots collection, this is the Night Reboot Serum and the Lines Away Serum. The Night Reboot serum is meant to exfoliate via glycolic acid and even out skin texture with argan oil. If you take a look at the ingredient list you will see that glycolic acid is the 5th ingredient down and argan oil is 11 ingredients down.
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The packaging shown here is a miniature PR version; the standard full size of Night Reboot is currently available for sale is $70 for 1oz. Lines Away is also 1oz but comes in at $88 at Sephora.
1oz is standard for a serum in the skincare market, but I find the $70/88 price tag staggering considering how basic and unconcentrated these formulas are.
Pure Shots Review: What does the formula look like?
I have bolded the ingredients that I avoid in my skincare purchases. I have combination sensitive and acne-prone skin. Even though I avoid these ingredients doesn’t mean you should as well. If you have sensitive skin you just may want to think twice about having these factors in your skincare routine. You can also click each problematic ingredient for more info on its specific pros/cons.
Pure Shots Lines Away Anti-Aging Serum ingredients are:
Water, Butylene Glycol Glycerin, Rhamnose, Alcohol Denat., Hydroxypropyl Tetrahydropyrantriol, Propylene Glycol, Peg/Ppg/Polybutylene Glycol-8/5/3 Glycerin, Dimethicone, Hydroxyethylpiperazine Ethane Sulfonic Acid, Coco-Glucoside, Lactic Acid, Sodium Hydroxide, Sodium Lactate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium Benzoate, Sodium Chloride, Phenoxyethanol, Adenosine, Acetyl Tetrapeptide-9, Iris Florentina Root Extract, Chlorphenesin, Cellulose Acetate Butyrate, Polyphosphorylcholine Glycol Acrylate, Polyvinyl Alcohol, Ammonium Polyacryloyldimethyl Taurate, Dimethiconol, Benzyl Salicylate, Benzoic Acid, Linalool, Benzyl Alcohol, Caprylyl Glycol, Carbomer, Cereus Grandiflorus Flower Extract / Cactus Flower Extract, Carrageenan, Citric Acid, Potassium Sorbate, Glucose, Glycol Distearate, Glyceryl Oleate, Glyceryl, Stearate, Parfum / Fragrance.
YVES SAINT LAURENT Pure Shots Night Reboot Resurfacing Serum ingredients are:
Water, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Limnanthes Alba Seed Oil / Meadowfoam, Seed Oil, Isononyl Isononanoate, Glycolic Acid, Propylene Glycol, Alcohol Denat., Glycerin, Sodium Hydroxide, Hydroxyethylpiperazine Ethane Sulfonic Acid, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Glucose, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Cereus Grandiflorus Flower Extract / Cactus Flower Extract, Haematococcus Pluvialis Extract, Adenosine, Ascorbyl Glucoside, Hydrolyzed Linseed Extract, Citric Acid, Lactic Acid, Xanthan Gum, Panthenol, Tocopherol, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Salicylic Acid, Caramel, Limonene, Parfum / Fragrance.
The two formulas are alright, but not good enough to be something I’d want to routinely use. Pure Shots Night Reboot is an extremely watery texture which needs to be shaken to mix the water/oil components.
Pure Shots Lines Away has a standard creamy texture that comes with moisturizing formulas and it does not contain dye, the packaging itself is just tinted pastel purple. The highlighted ingredients are HA (15 lines down) and Iris extract (22nd ingredient down).
Is there a noticeable fragrance?
Night Reboot has a noticeable fragrance while the Lines Away Serum has an even stronger fragrance due to containing added fragrance, multiple fragrant botanical extract and linalool (commonly derived from lavender).
The lines away serum almost smells like lavender hand cream, even if you don’t have sensitive skin I would not recommend this because I believe it would be irritating even to normal skin types. Night Reboot is the lesser of these two evils only because its formula is less fragrant. But both serums do still have painfully high price tags.
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