I Tried Sisley’s Wait-listed Serum

A couple of months ago I began using a serum that costs almost as much as my weekly rent. A luxury I never imagined would be afforded (quite literally) to me so early in my career. While this is one of the perks of working in beauty, I understand that this kind of thing is in fact, a huge luxury, and far less accessible to 90% of the population, so I wanted to make sure it was all that it was cracked up to be before writing a story for you to read while procrastinating, or on the loo, or something. The serum in question is The Sisley Paris Hydra-Global Serum, a product that has its own waitlist. Below, is a complete breakdown of the sought after serum, so you and your account balance don’t have one post-purchase.

What: A hydrating, anti-ageing serum which combines Hyaluronic Acid, Blue Agave Yeast, Carob Bean extract and Japanese Cedar Bud to rehydrate the skin’s epidermis from the inside.

The claim: The aforementioned, active ingredients teach the skin how to autonomously rehydrate itself from within, trap water inside the skin to boost its natural hydration, promote the circulation of water in the skin, and improve the skins hydration retention.

Trying it for size: First of all, the packaging is of course, beautiful. I’m used to very clinical, watery serums that feel like you are applying liquidized actives to your face, but this serum is slightly more molecularly intact, and is the same color as the bottle. It goes on like a dream and smells like lavender, which is extra calming and luxurious, perhaps to lull you into a false sense of financial security.

The result: After using it morning and night for two months, thankfully, I’m obsessed. I wanted to give this a real go, and see what the quality of my skin was like after a prolonged period of time, and I can safely claim that it is all that it’s cracked up to be. I feel I have completely dodged the whole ‘it’s winter and my skin is dry and insane’ ordeal, c/o this product. I am probably too young to complain about fine lines, but I get them when I am either severely dehydrated or hungover (the former, usually caused by the latter). This product has almost completely eliminated them after two months of continuous use, I am not joking.

Rating: 7/10. You can definitely live without it, but if you have the budget, if I were you, I wouldn’t want to.

Price: 30ml RRP $310