I’m A Veteran Beauty Editor, and I Used Every Last Drop Of These 3 Products Last Month

Laura Andrews

As a veteran beauty editor, my shelves are stacked with an array of products promising miracles in a bottle. From trendy newcomers to timeless classics, I’ve tried them all. But amidst this sea of options, there are always a few standouts that earn a permanent place in my routine. 

Last month, I embarked on a journey with Plant Mother’s Skincare Trio: their Vitamin C Serum, Eye Serum, and Retinol. Here’s how it went.

Let’s start with the Vitamin C Serum. This little powerhouse came with bold promises of brightening and moisturizing my complexion, and boy, did it deliver. With its lightweight texture and refreshing Kakadu plum scent, it quickly became a morning staple. I applied a few drops to my cleansed skin each day, and within just a week, I noticed a significant difference. My dull, tired-looking skin seemed to come alive, boasting a newfound radiance that had me skipping foundation altogether. Plus, knowing that it’s packed with antioxidants made me feel like I was giving my skin a daily dose of vitality.

Next up was the Eye Serum, and as someone who battles dark circles and dryness on the regular, I had high hopes. This delicate formula promised to nourish, moisturize, and revive the delicate skin around my eyes, and let me tell you, it did not disappoint. I only applied one drop of the serum under each eye, gently massaging away any signs of dryness. And after just a few nights of use, I woke up to eyes that looked brighter, more awake, and dare I say, younger? Whether it was the potent blend of vitamins or the rich botanical antioxidants, this little gem worked wonders on my tired eyes.

Last but certainly not least, there was the Retinol. Ah, retinol—the holy grail of skincare ingredients. As someone in my ahem more mature years, I’m no stranger to its line-smoothing, skin-rejuvenating powers. But not all retinols are created equal, and I’m happy to report that Plant Mother’s version is top-notch. I incorporated it into my evening routine, applying a pea-sized amount to my cleansed skin before bed. And while I braced myself for the inevitable dryness and irritation that often comes with retinol use, I was pleasantly surprised. This plant-based formula was gentle yet effective, gradually improving the texture and tone of my skin without any of the dreaded side effects. Plus, knowing that it’s formulated with clean organic ingredients put my mind at ease.

So, there you have it—my month with Plant Mother’s Skincare Trio. From the brightening powers of the Vitamin C Serum to the nourishing power of the Eye Serum and the rejuvenating effects of the Retinol, these products have earned a permanent place in my routine.

And as a beauty editor who’s tried it all, that’s saying something. Trust me, your skin will thank you.

Laura Andrews
I’m a freelance beauty and lifestyle writer living in LA. Over the past 18 years, I’ve followed my dream to do exactly what I love—create inspiring, well-crafted content for national magazines, digital outlets, and trade publications. I specialize in Beauty, Wellness, Healthy Aging, and Women’s Health Issues. You'll find my work in consumer outlets including WebMD, Health, AARP, Shape, and Better Homes & Gardens.