Ah.. KYPRIS.. My newfound love.
Ever since I discovered the brand, reading through the inspiration, the story behind it, the philosophy, its efforts and support in sustainability, I’m sold. I’m infatuated with it deeply. Read all about it here and you’ll understand why. KYPRIS awakens my inner desire to come back to nature, to appreciate and cherish what it has to offer. To simplify. To give and to take. To compliment myself. To feel beautiful.
The founder, Chase Polan, is one charismatic being. Incredibly passionate in what she does in creating this luxurious holistic skincare line filled with organic, wild crafted, and sustainably grown botanicals. Listening to her, the way that she talks; fluent and articulate. Wow, she is truly a goddess of modern day.
To quote, KYPRIS is “Beauty with a Soul supported by Science”.
This review will be about its Clearing Serum.
Isn’t it perplexing on how the universe works? I’m bemused every single time it works its silent magic. The time couldn’t had been more perfect for me to try KYPRIS. I was battling a horrifying breakout on my skin and fate decided for me to stumble on this brand. Everything sounds so perfect that I didn’t even hesitate. I felt an instant chemistry.
The other reason I fall for this brand is the versatility. Currently, it offers three serums and three Beauty Elixirs. We can wear the serum alone, topped with the Beauty Elixir, or mixed them together creating a micro emulsion. Layering and customizing are something that I love to do in my skincare regimen so it’s only natural I’m drawn in to KYPRIS.
KYPRIS Clearing Serum was the first serum out of the three that I tried.
Sweet talk your fussy, blemished skin into balance. Clearing Serum enlists help from the immune system’s mineral friend, zinc and a combination of potent actives including refining botanical AHAs, inflammation-tamer, willow bark, healing essential oils of tea tree, niaouli, and lavender, and cosmic healer, Centella asiatica, for a more balanced, calm, happy complexion.
The first sentence of the description alone needs no further explanation. Balance + Heal. It was exactly what I needed back then. I didn’t know the extent potential of this serum but the more I use it, the more my skin loves it.
Let’s stop for a moment and adore that beautiful blue glass bottle with equally stunning botanical illustration.
I started out by using Clearing Serum day and night continuously for about two weeks. It has a translucent white, watery consistency. It gives out a herbal scent that is not too cloying for my preference. It leaves a slightly sticky finish once applied. The serum itself isn’t necessarily hydrating so I knew from the start that I would layer it with its sister, Antioxidant Dew. Then I took it further by creating a micro emulsion of Antioxidant Dew + Beauty Elixir (I love Beauty Elixir I and II). I haven’t tried layering Beauty Elixir alone because I only have samples and I don’t want to run out of them too soon. Layering a micro emulsion leaves a beautiful finish and feel on the skin. So soft, luminous satin and the skin just glows. It got me hooked on the first try that made me doing it to this date. It also adds a quenching, long lasting hydration on my skin.
As a final step, I like to layer Sunday Riley Artemis at the very last to boost up the healing process. With this combination, I was off to a great start because within that two weeks, I can see the smaller blemishes started to heal and faded away faster. It did it efficiently that the spots these blemishes left behind weren’t that irksome to deal with. They didn’t appear as dark. I do believe the serum has a hand in it. Clearing Serum didn’t do much for the larger, cystic acne though, I use another potent product to banish them.
Nowadays, I use Clearing Serum mainly on day time. It fits because I’ve been looking for a healing serum that’s suitable for morning and it’s not too drying or harsh. For the longest time, I reserve to use whitening skincare products in the morning; to lighten up the spots, NOT to increase my skin tone, mind you. But the downside of this set of regime is it’s not suitable when the skin is acting up. So when my skin had its breakout, I was left pretty much stranded and confused at what to wear. I was using other serums but they didn’t feel right. Thank goodness for Clearing Serum. The botanical AHAs in the formula helps to diminish some of the previous acne spots. In other words, it fills the spot in my need with whitening products.
Clearing Serum is a staple now. It has become an integral part of my morning skincare routine. It’s like an underwear for my other day serums. My current favorite combination is to prep the skin with Menard Beauness, Jurlique Rosewater Balancing Mist, apply Clearing Serum, Jurlique Herbal Recovery Advanced Serum, and seal everything with TATCHA Moisture Rich Silk Cream before applying SPF on top. I still like KYPRIS Antioxidant Dew + Beauty Elixir micro emulsion the best in place of Jurlique serum. But that combination is quite costly :p
Clearing Serum plays well with others. The more I use it, the more I gain the benefits. By adding it to the morning equation, my skin remains very balanced, more so than usual. I get little to no blemishes. By any means, I still do, maybe 1 or 2 but not as often and didn’t take as long to heal. A clearer skin overall, a happier skin throughout.
In the end, having a balanced skin is what I want. KYPRIS Clearing Serum gives me just that.
To be honest, at first, I thought I couldn’t use it as often as I saw it more like a specific, special occasion treatment. Albeit, the actual healing process took a while but with prolonged wear, I didn’t realize I was on my way to better complexion altogether. Until I see it. This one took me by surprise the most.
I can see myself finishing up this serum and repurchasing it again. For sure.
P.S. my Clearing Serum is the older version. KYPRIS has launched an updated formula. To know the difference, please check the website.