I am Claire, Queen of the Oil. Like the face juice kind of oil.
I’ve tried everything to stem my oily skin. Lotions and oils make my face even greasier than it already is, and tend to eventually drip into my eyes by the end of the work day. (Hooded + oily eyelids FTW.) Serums tend to feel thin on my face and not very moisturizing, as if they’re just resting on my face instead of absorbing into it. So I was skeptical about the Leahlani Siren Serum, which is more like a serum-oil hybrid, because why would this small skin care company from Hawai‘i work for me when nothing else has? But I’m so thrilled I gave it a shot because it's the product of my dreams.
The thing about being a serum-oil hybrid is that Leahlani’s Serum is the best of both worlds. It feels lightweight and silky, not greasy or thick and clogging — a problem I often encounter with other oils and lotions. It absorbs into my skin quickly, although I do like to give it a few minutes to fully soak in before putting on my primer and the rest of my makeup. My skin feels smooth and healthy all day, and doesn’t ever give me that grimy feeling I’m so used to. While it doesn’t keep me matte (nothing does) it doesn’t make me any oilier either, and my skin looks radiant, even-toned, healthy, and ~glowy~.
The Siren's Serum has a bunch of shit in it I've never heard before (like BioActive Sea buckthorn CO2 oil, micro algae, and tocopherols) which usually makes me roll my eyes. But oh my god, I swear, this stuff is worth every penny. (And at $42, I know it's a lot of pennies, but you don't even need to use a full pump to cover your entire face, so the bottle will last forever).
I love it like I have never loved a skin care product before, and am now using it daily. If you are an oil monster and have all but given up hope like me, I urge you to try out Leahlani skin care. (The Mermaid Mask is also amazing, but that’s a review for another time.) —Claire DeLouraille
You can get it here for $42.