I have finished 3 MAC products in the past week.....YAY for 3 more items that I can Back to MAC! One of the items I finished was the Prep + Prime Skin Brightening Serum:
I had heard from several MAC artists that this is good for application in the morning and helps to even out dry patches on the skin and with prolonged use it helps even out the skin tone. It has an abundance of great natural ingredients in it that improve the texture of the skin tone. Before I get to my thoughts on the product itself, I really like the locking mechanism on the pump, making it great for travel.
The serum itself is like a cloudy white liquid. It is very thin in consistency, so you need very little to cover the entire face. When blended, it has a natural finish to it.
Top: Serum pumped out on skin
Bottom: Serum blended
Overall, I think this serum is just ok. I like that the scent is fresh, natural, and clean, and I am particularly fond of the fact that the fragrance isn't overbearing. I have finished using the entire bottle and I did like it. My skin is very dry and I do think this helped keep my skin hydrated, but not in a greasy way. This would be suitable for any kind of skin tone to help maintain moisture and suppleness. This also made my skin tone more even and I do feel like it helped fade dark spots and acne scars. That being said, one of my primary skin care concerns is aging, so I prefer serums that have some anti-aging benefits. Honestly, though, this serum might help with aging, but it is not marketed so and I wouldn't really know unless I used this for 10 years and saw that I had no wrinkles. Then again, I have no proof that serums targeted for aging really do work, but at least the claims influence my decision on what to purchase.
One thing I did not like about the packaging is that when you remove the pump top, you can't unscrew the nozzle, so if there is any serum left over that won't pump out, you can't get to that serum because the part pictured above won't come off.
In any case, I liked this serum for its skin evening and scar lightening properties, but since I prefer serums with anti-aging benefits I probably won't repurchase this.