Not all of us are blessed with dewy “glass” skin, and to achieve that, we must build our own skincare routine.

But considering how everyone has different skin concerns, finding the right product often becomes a challenge. While you may have oily skin that requires a non-sticky moisturizer, the same may not work for your friend with extremely dry skin. Hence, your skincare routine is personal and exclusive, and may even change with age, location, prevailing weather conditions, etc.

That’s when an industry-leading skincare brand like Naturium can help. With tons of high-quality products to choose from, it can become your one-stop destination for all things skincare!

Top 10 Naturium Skincare Product Reviews

1. Niacinamide Serum 12% Plus Zinc 2% 

Niacinamide is often known as the superstar ingredient due to its compatibility with different skin types. From clearing oily skin to treating uneven skin tone, no wonder the brand offers multiple products infused with this multi-tasking ingredient. But if we had to choose from the Naturium Niacinamide Collection, this serum is the one as it contains a synergistic combination of pure niacinamide and zinc.

Together, these ingredients help reduce enlarged pores and fine lines, thereby providing an even skin tone. Although the serum is ideal for controlling sebum production, the brand claims it is suitable for all types of skin, including sensitive skin. As such, this niacinamide serum may also help strengthen the skin barrier.

Drawback

While it’s hard to point out any flaws with the quality and effectiveness of the serum, many customers have expressed their disappointment with the bulky packaging. 

Verdict

Overall, Naturium Niacinamide serum is a hit among skincare enthusiasts as it makes skin visibly smoother and healthier. And the fact that it goes well with different skin types is the cherry on the cake!


2. Vitamin C Complex Serum

Everyone can agree that vitamin C is a holy grail for oily, acne-prone skin.[1] However, this vitamin C complex serum combines the goodness of l-ascorbic acid, sodium ascorbyl phosphate, and a bioactive fruit blend to ensure that it suits various skin types. Thus, users with sensitive skin, dry skin, combination skin, acne-prone skin, and aging skin can easily incorporate this serum into their skincare regimens.

Coming to the benefits of this potent serum, it works as a barrier against environmental stressors to shield skin and brighten it from within. The ingredients are also known to boost collagen production and encourage healthier skin. Just a pea-sized amount of this product may help achieve glowing, youthful skin. 

Drawback

This serum has an orange undertone, which may be off-putting for some users.

Verdict

Due to the effectiveness of Naturium Vitamin C Complex Serum against skin aging, it is quite popular among mature users. We also like how lightweight it is, making it highly absorbent and effective on different skin types.


3. Vitamin C Super Serum Plus

Often paired with the previous product, the Vitamin C Super Serum is highly beneficial in improving skin tone and fights multiple skin concerns. It consists of the most powerful skincare ingredients like vitamin C, retinol, niacinamide, hyaluronic acid, and salicylic acid that help achieve bright and smooth skin.

Moreover, like all of the products offered by Naturium, this vitamin C serum is a dermatologically tested, vegan formula. It does not contain any parabens, gluten, and fragrance, making it effective on most types of skin. Customers also like how the product is accompanied by a manual that mentions all the benefits and instructions. 

Drawback

Albeit highly unlikely, the product may not be suitable for those who are sensitive to the combination of BHAs and retinol. 

Verdict

With so many active ingredients in this serum, it is sure to cover up most of your beauty needs. Just apply a thin layer all over your face and neck, and you’ll be ready to face any external skin irritants throughout the day!


4. Intense Overnight Sleeping Cream

If dry winter nights are taking a toll on your skin, it’s high time you try this Intense Overnight Sleeping Cream. Enriched with nutrient-dense ingredients and plant-based triglycerides, this moisturizing cream is ideal for any nighttime skincare routine. But despite the rich formula, this cruelty-free cream is suitable for acne-prone and combination skin types, too.

This is because the advanced epidermal lipids in the product make it heavy enough to hydrate your skin throughout the night, minus the greasy look. Plus, it boasts a pH level of 6.50-7.50, thereby ensuring optimum skin health. However, unlike the serums mentioned above, you must use a generous dollop of this cream every night to wake up with plump and hydrated skin.

Drawback

Since it is a sleeping cream, you must be careful about applying it at night only as not doing so may result in clogged pores, breakouts, etc.

Verdict

This sleeping cream is a game-changer for dry, flaky, and irritated skin as it helps nourish and brighten the skin from within. The best part is that it effortlessly glides on the skin so that you can enjoy a long and relaxing beauty sleep… literally!


5. Retinol Complex Serum

Retinol is a form of vitamin A known to boost collagen production and remove dead skin cells, and this anti-aging serum contains loads of retinol goodness![2] Besides, it includes a plant-derived retinol alternative, bakuchiol, that helps reduce pores and fine lines and improves skin elasticity, promoting an even skin tone. However, since it is an advanced retinol serum, users are advised to do a patch test before using the product.

As such, you are required to use the serum 3-5 times a week according to your skin sensitivity. You can increase the frequency if required, though it is best to use any retinol product sparingly. Also, keep in mind that this Retinol Complex Serum is not suitable for dry and sensitive skin as it may cause flakiness and peeling in some users.

Drawback

As mentioned previously, retinol products are not suitable for everyone, so you must be cautious or consult a dermatologist before using them.

Verdict

The Naturium Retinol Complex Serum is a concoction of a natural bio-retinol, encapsulated retinol, and bakuchiol. As a result, it may reduce signs of aging, enabling you to “press rewind” with fresh, youthful-looking skin!


6. Niacinamide Gel Cream 5%

If the previously mentioned niacinamide serum does not float your boat, here’s a gel-cream version with 5% of the ingredient. On top of that, the product contains marine-derived polysaccharides and coconut fruit juice, helping you achieve a dewy, poreless look. It’s like having an Instagram filter on your face in real life!

Coming to the ingredients, you get Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer that lends the gel-like texture to the moisturizer. Consequently, the product will not feel sticky and will not clog pores. However, if you have very dry skin, you’ll need to top it off with a moisturizer containing more emollients.

Drawback

Because of its gel-like consistency, this moisturizer is best for normal, combination, and oily skin, so those with dry skin might want to look into other options. 

Verdict

If you are searching for a light moisturizer for oily, acne-prone skin, look no further. We also recommend this cooling gel formula as a summer moisturizer as it injects just the right amount of hydration, lending that glass-like look, minus the stickiness.


7. Quadruple Hyaluronic Acid Serum 5%

Hyaluronic acid is a must for any skin type as it helps retain moisture, thereby maintaining the skin barrier and protecting your skin from extreme dryness.[3] Subsequently, it tightens the skin, reduces fine lines, and offers a youthful glow to your skin. And what better way to add this active ingredient to your skincare regimen than by layering this soothing, fragrance-free formula all over your face before bed?

Interestingly, the term “quadruple” in the product name denotes the inclusion of four molecular weights of hyaluronic acid, as the active ingredient itself is too large for effective skin penetration.[4] Rather, it pulls the moisture from lower layers of the skin, resulting in temporary hydration. However, the Quadruple Hyaluronic Acid Serum ensures that the ingredients are absorbed deep into the skin and provide long-lasting moisture and softness.

Drawback

Most customers have complained about the inefficient packaging of the product as the container is too narrow for the large applicator, which results in significant wastage.

Verdict

The USP of the product is the four molecular weights of the active ingredient, making it much more effective in promoting soft, dewy skin. We also like how the product is suitable for different types of skin, and is easy to incorporate into anyone’s morning and night routine.


8. Azelaic Topical Acid 10%

Despite being a multi-benefit ingredient, azelaic acid does not receive the hype it deserves among other skincare ingredients.[5] In fact, most skincare newbies have no idea about the anti-aging and anti-inflammatory properties of this gentle exfoliant. We especially like how it is powerful enough to unclog pores and remove blackheads but gentle enough to maintain the skin barrier.

Every day users must note that pure azelaic acid does not control sebum and may even cause excessive dryness. However, with 10% of this ingredient mixed with other skin-friendly elements like vitamin C, niacinamide, and coffee seed extract, this serum improves skin texture and reduces redness. Some customers have even mentioned getting rid of pigmentation caused by rosacea with the help of this “miracle” product.

Drawback

Since azelaic acid is a rather powerful ingredient, you will have to test it out and build a tolerance before incorporating it into your skincare routine.

Verdict

The Naturium Azelaic Topical Acid 10% serum is ideal for those who suffer from pigmentation from acne or any other skin condition. We also recommend it for treating discoloration and dullness as it may remove dead skin cells and decongest pores. 


9. Multi-Peptide Eye Cream

If you’re looking for an add-on to your skincare regimen, check out this nourishing eye cream that boasts anti-aging properties. Infused with Argireline Amplified, hyaluronic acid, Simmondsia Chinensis seed oil, and more, this cream can help hydrate the sensitive, thin skin under your eyes for a bright and youthful look. 

Although this product is suitable for everyone, we highly recommend it for mature, aging skin. You’ll only need a pea-sized amount under each eye and notice an instant glow and boost of hydration. Additionally, regular usage of the cream may even help reduce fine lines, wrinkles, and other signs of aging. 

Drawback

Like most skincare products, you’ll have to perform a patch test before using this product directly under your eyes to prevent any adverse effects like flakiness, burning sensation, etc.

Verdict

This gluten-free, cruelty-free, and fragrance-free formula is a must-try for tired, mature skin. Make sure you apply it with the ring finger only to avoid any unnecessary pressure on your under eyes.


10. Fermented Camellia Creamy Cleansing Oil

A skincare routine is never complete without a gentle makeup remover, so here’s a cream-based cleansing oil from Naturium. The formula contains camellia extract, fermented camellia oil, and other oils that help melt makeup, oils, and other gunk that may have landed on your skin throughout the day. However, the star of the show is camellia oil which cleans the skin while retaining moisture.

Notably, the cleansing oil feels like a gel initially and turns oily when massaged on the skin. Once you add water for rinsing, it turns into a milky lather, washing off all the toxins from your face without stripping off the moisture. We really like how you can use it as is or as a part of your double-cleaning routine.

Drawback

Since this product is an oil-based cleanser, it may not be suitable for oily skin.

Verdict

The first oil cleanser from Naturium contains some of the most underrated skincare ingredients that help cleanse and purify your skin without drying it out. For best results, you are advised to apply the cleanser on dry skin and gradually add water to emulsify. 


Ingredients

The ingredients in each of the products vary according to the skin issues it is targeted at. In fact, Naturium takes pride in bringing the best of nature and science in its products by using both potent natural extracts and safe synthetic ingredients. However, here are some of the main ingredients that the brand incorporates in its products:

  • Salicylic acid
  • Vitamin E
  • Peptides 
  • Hyaluronic acid
  • Retinol 
  • Vitamin C
  • Niacinamide 
  • Azelaic acid 

Are They Worth It?

Naturium products are quite affordable, unlike most popular skincare brands out there. While they may not be as cheap as drugstore items, every product offers much value for money, with most of them priced around $20. 

Hence, we recommend these well-rounded formulas by Naturium for skincare newbies who may be looking for suitable products at affordable prices. And if a particular product does not suit your skin, you can take advantage of the 30-day money-back guarantee.

Where To Buy?

You can get your hands on Naturium products on the official website or third-party retailers like Amazon. However, you must be cautious when opting for the latter as the seller may send defective, expired, or fake products. 

On the other hand, if you want to check genuine customer reviews for Naturium, we always suggest checking the third-party sites. This is because, more often than not, the official website displays positive reviews only. This is a common practice among brands, so we can’t really hold it against Naturium!

Benefits

1. Cruelty-Free And Vegan Products

The brand ensures that none of the ingredients and finished products are tested on animals. To further stand by its claim of maintaining a cruelty-free production, Naturium does not sell its products in countries where animal testing is mandatory.

Moreover, most of the products are suitable for vegans, while some may contain animal by-products like honey. Hence, we recommend checking the ingredient list carefully and consulting a professional before using any of the items.

2. Fragrance-Free

Now, not everyone is allergic to fragrances, so this factor may not seem beneficial to you. But if you still notice random rashes and whiteheads once in a while, try cutting all forms of fragrance from your skincare.

Moreover, some countries, like the US, do not have any legal definition of “fragrance.” This means that even if your skin is not sensitive to fragrance, you’ll still be inviting unknown allergens to wreck the skin barrier. 

But again, without any fragrance in your products, your skincare routine will no longer smell like a luxurious spa treatment. So, the choice is yours- clear, healthy skin that does not smell like roses or fragrant, fancy products that may irritate your skin? 

3. Free Shipping On Select Orders

Naturium offers free shipping on all orders above $30. In all other cases, the shipping and handling costs will vary according to your location and choice of shipping method.

The shipping cost for USPS First Class is $5.95, and the package will take anywhere between 3-10 business days to reach your doorsteps. Or, you can pay $7.95 and opt for UPS Surepost to get your order within a week.

Further, the brand offers next-day shipping, wherein you can receive your order within two business days.

4. Sustainability 

Apart from being a cruelty-free and mostly vegan brand, Naturium has left no stone unturned in ensuring sustainable and ethical business practices. As such, the brand has partnered with One Tree Planted and donates a part of its proceeds to the charity mission. 

Recently, the brand also became a Bronze Level Partner with Plastic Bank and has committed to removing more than two million plastic bottles from the ocean.

5. Tested By Dermatologists

All the products from Naturium are tested by dermatologists to ensure only the safest and the most effective formulas for you. You can even find the Advisory Board section on the official website and read about the industry experts and the Naturium products they recommend.

Another impressive section on the website is the Routine Builder, wherein you can answer a few questions and find products suggested for your requirements. So, if you are completely clueless about how to get started, we highly recommend checking out this section and adding products to your routine accordingly.

6. Transparency

Adding to the previous point, we also like how the brand follows full transparency in mentioning the ingredients of each product. This way, you can easily find out if a particular product contains any element you might be allergic to. 

7. Easy To Use

Every product by Naturium has been designed to be effective and effortless. Consequently, you can use a particular product by itself or pair it with other serums, creams, etc. 

Furthermore, each product page describes the steps required to use the product, the ideal time to use it, and the right amount required for maximum benefit. 

8. 30-day Satisfaction Guarantee

Since the effectiveness of skincare products varies with the type of skin and other prevailing conditions, you may stumble upon something which might not bring the desired effect. But fret not because Naturium offers a 30-day money-back offer, so you can return the product within the specified time and apply for a refund.

However, the brand mentions some terms and conditions on its return/refund/exchange policy, so make sure you go through the required information carefully.

Naturium Reviews: Verdict

Considering how effective yet gentle the beautifully formulated products feel on the skin, we recommend Naturium for anyone struggling with skin issues or someone who wants to try something new! 

The fact that all the Naturium products contain zero gluten, parabens, and fragrances is a major plus. On top of that, the brand is cruelty-free and does its part in ensuring environmental sustainability. 

So, all-in-all, Naturium gets a big thumbs-up from us!

References

1. https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/vitamin-c-for-acne

2. https://www.everydayhealth.com/smart-skin/new-to-retinol-a-complete-guide-on-the-skin-care-ingredient/

3. https://www.healthline.com/health/beauty-skin-care/hyaluronic-acid

4. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7464276/

5. https://www.healthline.com/health/azelaic-acid-acne

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