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New!! Trader Joe's antioxidant facial SERUM!

Started 1377412703.197 in Beauty Banter | Last reply 1384149544.433 by jewelsluvsbeauty
I saw this yesterday at TJ's. I see great reviews for the facial cleanser. I didn't buy it (lots to use up first) but looked interesting. It's $9.99.

Lisa ;-)

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BeautyAddi­ction1377443670.3475763 PostsRegistered 6/8/2007NY
Did You happen to see the ingredients?

OVER 60: SKIN - menopausal, dry, not sensitive, few eye wrinkles, mouth to chin (puppet) lines.
HAIR - dry, dyed, curly, frizzy shoulderr length/NOW STRAIGHTENED

Haley1377446605.23542 PostsRegistered 7/21/2006PA

{#emotions_dlg.blushing}

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"...it's all good, start creaming/contouring..." -shoptillIdrop

OCGurl1377452957.37477 PostsRegistered 8/2/2007Palm Desert, CA

the only thing that keeps me from buying Trader Joe's facial or body products now is they are so quick to DC it,

I loved their Tangerine Sugar Scrub and they DC'ed it and kept the Lavendar Salt Scrub

They also had a great physical sunscreen years ago that I used for body and they DC'ed it and went to a chemical SS.

I love their products, but then I fall in love with them and they DC it {#emotions_dlg.mad}


FindingMyJ­oy1377474311.12615 PostsRegistered 12/28/2012

I will have to check it out next time in the store. I would be interested to see what are the ingredients. I love their tea tree tingle shampoo it's become a HG.

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scatcat1377480401.771379 PostsRegistered 11/19/2006
I saw it and really wanted to buy it. I would love some more info/review before I add another face product to my cabinet.

bogeymama1377569016.003443 PostsRegistered 11/28/2006
On 8/25/2013 BeautyAddiction said: Did You happen to see the ingredients?

I did see the ingredients but I was in a hurry so I couldn't tell you what they were! Sorry!

Unfortunately, I can't find them online anywhere either.

Lisa ;-)

LA Trainer1377570010.1031511 PostsRegistered 10/20/2004Los Angeles, CA

Hi--Since I'm so happy with the Nourish cleanser and moisturizer, I bought the serum today. Colorless, very silky texture, barely noticeable grapefruit scent. If it's as good as the other products for me, they have a winner. No animal testing.

Here are the ingredients:

Cyclopentasiloxane, dimethicone/vinyl dimethicone crosspolymer, vitamin C ester, coenzyme Q10), A-alpha lipoic acid, pomegranate extract, vitamin K1, retinyl palmitate, vitamin D3, retinol, resveratrol, copper amino acid chelate (tripeptide 1), vitamin C palmitate, coffee seed, chamomile extract, caprylic triglyceride (plant derived), green tea extract, vitamin C, jojoba esters, vitamin E acetate, pomelo grapefruit seed oil, pro-vitamin B5, bayberry fruit wax, bayberry fruit extract, ginko biloba extract.

We'll see how it goes.

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OCGurl1377572932.9837477 PostsRegistered 8/2/2007Palm Desert, CA
On 8/26/2013 LA Trainer said:

Hi--Since I'm so happy with the Nourish cleanser and moisturizer, I bought the serum today. Colorless, very silky texture, barely noticeable grapefruit scent. If it's as good as the other products for me, they have a winner. No animal testing.

Here are the ingredients:

Cyclopentasiloxane, dimethicone/vinyl dimethicone crosspolymer, vitamin C ester, coenzyme Q10), A-alpha lipoic acid, pomegranate extract, vitamin K1, retinyl palmitate, vitamin D3, retinol, resveratrol, copper amino acid chelate (tripeptide 1), vitamin C palmitate, coffee seed, chamomile extract, caprylic triglyceride (plant derived), green tea extract, vitamin C, jojoba esters, vitamin E acetate, pomelo grapefruit seed oil, pro-vitamin B5, bayberry fruit wax, bayberry fruit extract, ginko biloba extract.

We'll see how it goes.

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I wonder what kind of copper, as copper and C cancel each other out. It sounds nice tho!


Floppo1378692189.137513 PostsRegistered 4/7/2012

Just picked up a bottle of this serum today . Clerk said a similar one sells for $35.

Will give a review as time goes by...

glmama1378851289.9119630 PostsRegistered 12/8/2006

Thanks for this thread, ladies. :) I'm currently out of what I was using, which was the Mad Hippie Vitamin C. I have purchased this product 2x now and while I like it, I thought I'd try something new. Perhaps a different type of antioxidant serum than just a C. I will have to check this out ASAP.

Over 40. Dark hair. Fair, with mild-moderate Rosacea. Finicky skin. Did I mention--Gorgeous? ;)

KatCat11378906502.3216846 PostsRegistered 7/21/2011

This sounds interesting and worth a trip to TJ's. Thanks for posting.

Ethereal1378921419.4884 PostsRegistered 8/17/2007

Ethereal1378921552.38784 PostsRegistered 8/17/2007

Don't know how the heck that blank screen happened . . .

<<span style="color: #434343; font-family: Arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 16px; text-align: left;">Here are the ingredients:

Cyclopentasiloxane, dimethicone/vinyl dimethicone crosspolymer, vitamin C ester, coenzyme Q10), A-alpha lipoic acid, pomegranate extract, vitamin K1, retinyl palmitate, vitamin D3, retinol, resveratrol, copper amino acid chelate (tripeptide 1), vitamin C palmitate, coffee seed, chamomile extract, caprylic triglyceride (plant derived), green tea extract, vitamin C, jojoba esters, vitamin E acetate, pomelo grapefruit seed oil, pro-vitamin B5, bayberry fruit wax, bayberry fruit extract, ginko biloba extract.>

Dimethicone in a serum? I feel the dimethicone would prevent other ingredients from sinking into the skin. I'll pass.

saralinda1378937123.797760 PostsRegistered 6/25/2012Coast of Somewhere Beautiful

Not only am I not a fan of the -cones, especially in serums, I'm not a fan of businesses that leave their part-time workers in the lurch when it comes to healthcare. Trader Joe's just dumped healthcare for their part time workers and told them they can sign up for Obamacare. No thanks.

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JeanLouise­Finch1378938011.27710651 PostsRegistered 10/3/2011
On 9/10/2013 glmama said:

Thanks for this thread, ladies. :) I'm currently out of what I was using, which was the Mad Hippie Vitamin C. I have purchased this product 2x now and while I like it, I thought I'd try something new. Perhaps a different type of antioxidant serum than just a C. I will have to check this out ASAP.

Just in case you didn't know, the ferulic acid, vitamin E, and grapefruit in the MH Serum are all antioxidants.

momtodogs1378943666.8673661 PostsRegistered 9/20/2006
On 9/11/2013 saralinda said:

Not only am I not a fan of the -cones, especially in serums, I'm not a fan of businesses that leave their part-time workers in the lurch when it comes to healthcare. Trader Joe's just dumped healthcare for their part time workers and told them they can sign up for Obamacare. No thanks.

...not the fault of Trader Joes.......

momtodogs1378943710.9033661 PostsRegistered 9/20/2006
On 9/11/2013 saralinda said:

Not only am I not a fan of the -cones, especially in serums, I'm not a fan of businesses that leave their part-time workers in the lurch when it comes to healthcare. Trader Joe's just dumped healthcare for their part time workers and told them they can sign up for Obamacare. No thanks.

sorry dp

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Harpa1378986920.127515 PostsRegistered 6/28/2007
On 9/11/2013 Ethereal said:

Don't know how the heck that blank screen happened . . .

<<span style="color: #434343; font-family: Arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 16px; text-align: left;">Here are the ingredients:

Cyclopentasiloxane, dimethicone/vinyl dimethicone crosspolymer, vitamin C ester, coenzyme Q10), A-alpha lipoic acid, pomegranate extract, vitamin K1, retinyl palmitate, vitamin D3, retinol, resveratrol, copper amino acid chelate (tripeptide 1), vitamin C palmitate, coffee seed, chamomile extract, caprylic triglyceride (plant derived), green tea extract, vitamin C, jojoba esters, vitamin E acetate, pomelo grapefruit seed oil, pro-vitamin B5, bayberry fruit wax, bayberry fruit extract, ginko biloba extract.>

Dimethicone in a serum? I feel the dimethicone would prevent other ingredients from sinking into the skin. I'll pass.

That's what I always think, too, which may or may not be true. In any event, it seems to me as though that, the dimethicone, and the first "xane" ingredient would preempt the effectiveness of whatever else may be beneficial.

I don't think this is the best, or even competing "vitamin C" example.

brandiwine1379012511.0972335 PostsRegistered 11/9/2006Colorado
On 9/11/2013 saralinda said:

Not only am I not a fan of the -cones, especially in serums, I'm not a fan of businesses that leave their part-time workers in the lurch when it comes to healthcare. Trader Joe's just dumped healthcare for their part time workers and told them they can sign up for Obamacare. No thanks.

Not sure where you got your info on part-timers, but the Trader Joe's website says "Because we know that quality benefits play a vital role in promoting the health and well-being of our Crew Members and their families, Trader Joe's offers medical, dental, and vision coverage to eligible Full Time and Part Time Crew Members. We also have a great Paid Time Off plan, a generous retirement plan, and a fabulous 10% Crew Member Discount on everything in our store. (Yes, you get 10% off our already amazing prices!)
Perhaps their website isn't up to date, but this looks pretty good to me.

brandiwine1379015433.4332335 PostsRegistered 11/9/2006Colorado
On 9/12/2013 saralinda said:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/11/trader-joes-obamacare_n_3902341.html


Thanks. I guess everyone can thank our President. After reading the article, I fail to see what Trader Joe's is doing wrong, but that's just my opinion.

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saralinda1379016035.88760 PostsRegistered 6/25/2012Coast of Somewhere Beautiful

Ya, it's not really TJ's fault, but it is interesting how all these hip, progressive companies, many of which (definitely in SF) promoted our prez during the campaigns, are now making business decisions along conservative lines.

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momtodogs1379017666.153661 PostsRegistered 9/20/2006
On 9/12/2013 saralinda said:

Ya, it's not really TJ's fault, but it is interesting how all these hip, progressive companies, many of which (definitely in SF) promoted our prez during the campaigns, are now making business decisions along conservative lines.

so true. and many more companies are doing the same, we are going to be a part time work force soon.

SiezeTheDay1379018556.12105 PostsRegistered 8/2/2013
On 8/26/2013 LA Trainer said:

Hi--Since I'm so happy with the Nourish cleanser and moisturizer, I bought the serum today. Colorless, very silky texture, barely noticeable grapefruit scent. If it's as good as the other products for me, they have a winner. No animal testing.

Here are the ingredients:

Cyclopentasiloxane, dimethicone/vinyl dimethicone crosspolymer, vitamin C ester, coenzyme Q10), A-alpha lipoic acid, pomegranate extract, vitamin K1, retinyl palmitate, vitamin D3, retinol, resveratrol, copper amino acid chelate (tripeptide 1), vitamin C palmitate, coffee seed, chamomile extract, caprylic triglyceride (plant derived), green tea extract, vitamin C, jojoba esters, vitamin E acetate, pomelo grapefruit seed oil, pro-vitamin B5, bayberry fruit wax, bayberry fruit extract, ginko biloba extract.

We'll see how it goes.

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Take out the MAIN ingredients cones, and it doesn't look bad at all.

glmama1379025277.0819630 PostsRegistered 12/8/2006

I just bought this yesterday and tried it for the first time today. Very silky going on. Very light citrus scent. I am usually bothered by scents in all face products, but this didn't bother me. I've also had some issue with using things with lots of cones in them, but we'll see what happens with this one. I like the price ($9.99) and the ingredients look like what I was after. I will remember to chime back in when I can give it a full review.

Over 40. Dark hair. Fair, with mild-moderate Rosacea. Finicky skin. Did I mention--Gorgeous? ;)

gotpaw1379869049.1871190 PostsRegistered 5/30/2008
On 9/12/2013 glmama said:

I just bought this yesterday and tried it for the first time today. Very silky going on. Very light citrus scent. I am usually bothered by scents in all face products, but this didn't bother me. I've also had some issue with using things with lots of cones in them, but we'll see what happens with this one. I like the price ($9.99) and the ingredients look like what I was after. I will remember to chime back in when I can give it a full review.

I just bought it Thursday night - caught me by surprise as it was by the coffee. Yes, I did worry about the cones with my acne-prone skin but it seems to be very moisturizing and smells nice. I, too, will chime in at a later date to let you know how it's going. I just hope I don't get a lot of blackheads :(

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