I picked this serum up for $1.99 at the bath & body works outlet in Gettysburg, PA. For those of you who know me, you're probably thinking, what the heck is Sue doing in Gettysburg, PA. Well I went there last weekend to visit my brother & his lovely family.
There isn't much to do there except outlet shopping and Gettysburg battlefield tours. It is a quaint town however. I can see why some people like the small town life. There is a town center and everything you need is all right there; however, Gettysburg is one creepy town at night. When we were driving at night from my brother's place to the hotel in town center, we had to pass a half of mile of dark road (absolutely no street light) through the edges of the battlefield. :::shutters::::, wow thank god my DH was with me, because I don't think I could do it alone.
Overall, I had a great weekend with them and before we took off to drive back to the NYC area, I of course had to stop by the outlet. There wasn't anything there HAHAHAHA. The bath & body works outlet was the only place I could go into, and I actually hate their products. I think it's over scented, way too sweet, and the combined scent just makes me gag. It reminds me of junior high school and I just don't know what the fuss is about.
I walked into the store and the friendly SA greeted me. As I was looking around, I noticed that there were boxes underneath the display islands and I rummaged through them. I picked up some gifts and I found this anti-aging hand serum. I figured for $1.99, why the heck not, right??
I want my $1.99 back LOL
The product is suppose to cost around $16, so I was excited about the bargain, now I see why it is $1.99. Initially the scent was quite odd to me. It was citrusy, yet it almost smelled like citrus gone bad. But I needed this for my hands, so I decided to give it a try.
I am obsessed with my hands these days with my new found obsession with nail polish and when I look at The purse forum and all the lovely ladies in the nail care subforum (yep they shoved us into our own subforum), I get so embarrassed at how my 31 year old hands look so old. So I am trying anything to show my "youth" through my hands.
I'm going to give this product a big fat "D". I'll tell you why. The pump sucks on this product, sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. Then the smell is odd and the texture is even worse. It is a serum texture; however, it goes on quite gloopy. Also, if you decide you want to rub the serum in like you would with a hand lotion, it starts to flake into these little dirty brown flakes. I wash my hands a gazillion times a day, so it definitely wasn't due to my hands being dirty. It's disgusting, little flakes everywhere, and of course I had to wash my hands again. So that was my experience with it on the first day.
The next day, I decided to give it another try. This time, I didn't rub it in. I just applied the serum and gently rubbed one time and left it. It wasn't so bad, still stinks a bit like an old orange, but no flakes. That's why it got an overall review of basically failing.
if you guys see this for $1.99, don't get it, not even for $0.99.
Save yourself the agony and stay away from this product. I'm going to listen to my gutt next time and just avoid all outlet items at bath & body works.
Here is the culprit and what it looks like....