Sunday, May 3, 2015

Review: Radha Beauty Skin Clearing Serum

The product in this post was sent to me for review. All opinions are my own.

Hey gang! Today I'm showing you a product I just started using and have fallen in love with! I'm at the unfortunate stage in life where I have to deal with both acne and the beginnings of wrinkles and fine lines. Isn't that wonderful?! I've been using several different products to deal with my complexion, like a salicylic acid serum, a retinol moisturizer, a vitamin C serum, and so forth.

But then I recently got the opportunity to try out a product that combines all those lovely ingredients in one! The Radha Beauty Skin Clearing Serum claims to be a fix for all sorts of complexion problems, including:
  • acne and clogged pores
  • hyperpigmentation and scarring
  • redness and inflammation
  • fine lines and other signs of aging
It does all this with a mix of salicylic acid, vitamin C, retinol, hyaluronic acid, and niacinamide (vitamin B3). You can see the concentrations of each in the pic below. Other notable ingredients include rosehip oil (great for acne-prone skin) and tea tree oil (an antimicrobial). Other than the main actives, the ingredient list is nice and short.

The serum dispenses via pump and has a thin, watery texture. One pump is enough to cover my whole face, so this 1-oz. size should last me a while. It applies to the skin very smoothly and dries quickly without any gross residue.

So how does the Skin Clearing Serum perform? I've been using it twice a day for two weeks, and I was surprised to find that within days, my skin became noticeably smoother! It's kept my breakouts in check about as well as my other salicylic acid product. I also haven't noticed any extra dryness from the serum. Obviously I can't speak to its long-term effects, but so far I am really loving the fact that I can replace a whole list of products with this one serum!

The only real downside I have found is that some of the ingredients in the serum, like tea tree and retinol, can be irritating. I don't have sensitive skin, but I started to get irritation on the skin near my eyes (I don't mean my undereye area, but my cheekbone/temple). So I would definitely do a patch test of this serum before use, especially if you know you have sensitive skin.

The serum also has a fairly strong herbal smell, mostly from the tea tree, I think. It doesn't bother me, but some people are sensitive to strong scents!

Overall, I am a huge fan of this serum and will probably repurchase it once I run out! The Radha Beauty Skin Clearing Serum is available on Amazon for $21.89 at the moment, down from $60.

The product in this post was sent to me for review. All opinions are my own.


  1. It sounds so nice. I quite like the packaging on it too.

  2. Ahhhh, all my favorite skincare ingredients in one bottle! I'm so intrigued! I'm not a daily retinol user, maybe like 3 times a week, so I'd be worried about being ultra-thorough with SPF while using that. But, I am a ghost, sooo... Great, detailed review!