I have a confession to make. I don’t always love testing new skincare products. In fact, there are times when I dread testing new skincare products. I know that’s somewhat sacrilegious to say, seeing as I’m a beauty writer and all, but it’s the truth. The reason is that I have sensitive skin with a mild case of rosacea, so anytime I add a new product into my routine, especially one with active ingredients, I’m risking possible bumps, irritation, and extra redness. Needless to say, I approach new products warily yet hopefully. (Call me a cautious optimist.)
That’s exactly how I approached two new products that recently came across my desk: a serum and a night cream—both from Versed’s new Advanced collection. I decided I’d test them, but I wouldn’t test them alone. I enlisted the help of three other editors to try out the products alongside me. The idea was that each one of us would offer up an honest, independent review based on our specific skin type and concerns, and (spoiler alert) we loved them. Keep scrolling to read what each of us had to say.