Jordan Samuel Skin: I'm Already Hooked


Lately I've been seeing products from Jordan Samuel Skin popping up all over Instagram, and that beautiful minimal packaging really had me interested. Hearing raves from my friends and also looking into a background of the brand meant I basically needed to make an order. And after using the products for only a week, I can tell you I'm already hooked.

Jordan Samuel Skin stood out to me because of the brand's backstory. Jordan Samuel is a former professional dancer with Pacific Northwest Ballet, and he says that's what started his passion for skincare. He wanted to take care of his skin and protect it from the heavy makeup, sweat, and stage lights. Being a former dancer myself (though not anywhere near professional), I instantly needed to see what it was all about.

To introduce myself to the brand, I decided to try two products. The Hydrate Facial Serum uses Hyaluronic Acid, stabilized Vitamin C, and hexapeptides to keep the skin hydrated all day long. It also contains cucumber, tamarind, and passion flower extracts to up the dew factor and comfort the skin. It's thin in consistency but has a nice cushion on the skin as you press it in. You can instantly feel it drenching the skin in moisture, and it plumps the skin as well. It feels so refreshing, so it's been my favorite to use in the mornings when my skin is feeling a little stressed and puffy. It's quickly risen to the top of my "favorite hydrating serums" list (yes, even beating out Glossier Super Bounce!).

The other product I got was the etOILe Facial Oil. I was super intrigued by this because Amelia was always singing its praises. I love using facial oils, but most of the ones I use are just a single ingredient. This one is a blend of a whole bunch of skin-loving oils, containing Sweet Almond, Cranberry Seed, Argan, Marula, Evening Primrose, Rosehip, and Seabuckthorn oils, as well as Vitamin E and Squalane. This nourishes my skin and makes it glow like no other. I love the results so much that I can't help but use it morning and night - good thing it's very decently priced! It sinks into the skin quickly and doesn't leave it feeling greasy at all, and a little goes a long way. I usually need about five drops of a facial oil to make it feel like I've covered my whole face, but a mere two or three drops of etOILe is enough. I'm dying to try the version with retinol next!

Have you tried anything from Jordan Samuel Skin?