Why yes, this is the third time I’m mentioning the Serumkind Black Blossom Drop Serum this month but I hope you won’t be too annoyed with me on that. It’s just that good! If you’re not familiar with Serumkind, they are a premium K(orean)-beauty brand that newly launched in the U.S. this year with just six single-care serums. This is actually the second serum I was gifted from them; the first serum – the Deep Antarctic Drop – I reviewed here. So I thought it was only fitting to give you my deep-dive review on the Black Blossom as well. If you read any of my earlier posts mentioning it you already know how much love this gem, but let me break down some of the details for you here.
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DISCLAIMER: THIS POST CONTAINS A GIFTED ITEM, BUT ALL OPINIONS ARE 100% MY OWN.
WHAT IS THE SERUMKIND BLACK BLOSSOM DROP SERUM?
SKIN FORTIFYING & BALANCING
Royal Black Tulip found in the Netherlands enhances the skin barrier.
Powder extracted from the Black Tulip in this award-winning serum strengthens the skin by penetrating deep into no only the outermost layer (the epidermis) but also the dermis to fortify the skin barrier. It enhances ceramide in dead skin cells to reinforce and balance.
WATER (AQUA), GLYCERIN, METHYL GLUCETH-20, METHYLPROPANEDIOL, PROPANEDIOL, POLYGLYCERIN-3, NIACINAMIDE, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, 1,2-HEXANEDIOL, DIGLYCERIN, BETAINE, MALTODEXTRIN, BETA-GLUCAN, HYDROXYETHYL ACRYLATE/SODIUM ACRYLOYLDIMETHYL TAURATE COPOLYMER, CERAMIDE NP, HYDROGENATED LECITHIN, XANTHAN GUM, TULIPA GESNERIANA FLOWER EXTRACT, TREHALOSE, CARNOSINE, GLYCERYL ACRYLATE/ACRYLIC ACID COPOLYMER, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, SORBITAN ISOSTEARATE, ADENOSINE, CITRIC ACID, PANTHENOL
A NOTE ON SKIN TYPE AND USE
My skin type is dry, dry, dry. I can’t emphasize this enough. I’m prone to a lot of flakiness, itchiness, and tightness if I don’t moisturize properly every day. I also will occasionally get small eczema flare-up’s, but by no means is it severe. (You can read about my latest flare-up, and the makeup I do to compensate, here.)
I primarily use the Serumkind Black Blossom Drop Serum as the first step in my P.M. routine, right after I cleanse my skin. But I will also occasionally apply it during the day (before makeup) with the Peach & Lily Pure Beam Luxe Oil on top for a massive shot of hydration and glow. It sits gorgeously under makeup.
Read this: Review: Peach & Lily Pure Beam Luxe Oil
MY THOUGHTS ON PACKAGING
This has a long thin glass bottle with a pipette delivery system. It’s not overly weighty in the slightest; actually I’d say it’s quite a lightweight glass bottle if there is such a thing. I had some slight issues when I used the Deep Antarctic Drop Serum with product leaking out of the cap, but so far this doesn’t seem to be happening here. Between the shape of the bottle and the cool typography, it looks super chic and modern sitting on my vanity.
That all being said, there are few things to consider. Firstly, this isn’t the best option if you’re looking to travel with your skincare; you’d definitely have to decant it into a plastic container, or something that’s easier to pack without fear of breaking. Secondly, you really can’t use up all of the product in the bottle since the pipette doesn’t reach the bottom (or at least that’s what I found with the Deep Antarctic Drop). That’s kinda annoying, especially considering how pricey this product is.
RATING: 4 / 5 ⭐️
MY THOUGHTS ON CONSISTENCY / APPLICATION
The Serumkind Black Blossom Drop has a different consistency to the Deep Antarctic Drop; while the latter was more gel-like, the former is definitely more runny and liquid. I wouldn’t go as far to say that the Black Blossom is watery, but it certainly has a drip to it, so you want to be careful applying it to your face or the back of your hand.
I usually squeeze out a generous dime-sized amount onto the back of my hand before gently massaging all over the face and neck. It feels smooth and creamy applied to the skin – absolutely beautiful – and it layers very well under other products whether it be other skincare bits or makeup products.
RATING: 5 / 5 ⭐️
MY THOUGHTS ON ABSORPTION / FINISH
In terms of product absorption, I’d say this sits somewhere between a traditional serum (i.e. sinks directly into the skin with very little massaging necessary) and a lightweight moisturizer (i.e. needs more massaging to absorb, and leaves a residue behind). Meaning, while it does sink into the skin fairly quickly, it also leaves a luxurious, non-irritating level of tackiness behind. My skin feels super nourished and hydrated after using this, basically!
In terms of finish, this is really quite glowy which suits my dry, dull skin to a tee.
RATING: 5 / 5 ⭐️
MY THOUGHTS ON PRICE
This serum retails for $53.00 for 30 ml of product. It’s the same price as the Deep Antarctic Drop Serum, which I kinda complained about in my review. Truthfully, I’ve had two different experiences with these products. I didn’t dislike the Deep Antarctic Drop at all; I just wasn’t totally gaga over it, especially for the price. But I feel the Black Blossom Drop is much more luxurious and more deeply hydrates my skin. Overall I’ve enjoyed the experience a lot more this time around, and that’s something I value greatly. So in the case of the Black Blossom Drop I don’t have a problem with the premium price tag, and would happily purchase it with my own money.
RATING: 5 / 5 ⭐️
This is a beautiful serum, and a great option if you’re looking to treat yourself to something gorgeously hydrating. There’s no call-out as to which skin type this is formulated for, so I would assume it could be used on anyone to some effect. I’m just hoping that since this is a runnier formula I can still get the very last dregs of the product out of the bottle – fingers crossed!
Would you try any of the serums from Serumkind? What is your current go-to serum? I’d love to know!
xo, and be well, Erica