This ingredient is a naturally occurring antioxidant in the body that helps retain moisture, even skin tone, and reduce sun damage. If you have any questions about any ingredient in AFORÉ products, please check out our full ingredient list.
Used in the Few Institute to reduce redness and calm the skin, this clinically-tested calming serum delivers unparalleled antioxidant protection for even the most sensitive skin.
- Reduces redness and fades wrinkles
- Protects skin from free-radical damage with powerful antioxidants
- Can be used underneath sunscreen daily
Formulated for all skin types. Ideal for sensitive skin.
Scroll down for information on key ingredients and instructions on how to use AFORÉ's Calming Serum.
The AO (Antioxidant) Serum uses green tea polyphenols and caffeine to reduce visible signs of aging, calm and cool the skin, and minimize skin redness. Apply this serum in the morning under sunscreen to brighten your skin and protect it from free-radical damage. If on a retinol regimen, use the AO Serum twice daily to minimize irritation.
Frequently Asked Questions
No. The amount of caffeine in this product is not enough to give you a "buzzed" feeling like you would experience from drinking a coffee. The caffeine in the Calming Serum is designed to reduce redness and irritation, but not give you a caffeine-like euphoric feeling.
The Calming Serum can be applied morning and evening. If used in the morning, apply underneath a broad spectrum UVA/UVB SPF 30 or higher sunscreen. In the evening, the Calming Serum can be applied underneath a moisturizer.
Yes, the calming serum contains antioxidant and cooling ingredients like green tea, caffeine, hyaluronic acid, and CoQ10 to calm and cool skin that is irritated by retinol. If you are on a retinol regimen, we suggest using the Calming Serum after applying the retinol in the evening.
Yes, all AFORÉ products, including the Vitamin C Serum for Dry Skin Types, are cruelty free and NEVER tested on animals.
Yes, this product is paraben-free and sulfate-free.
The Calming Serum, like all AFORÉ products, is manufactured in the United States of America.
GREEN TEA: Green tea is high in antioxidants called polyphenols. These polyphenols help to capture free radicals that can damage and prematurely age the skin.
CAFFEINE: Caffeine naturally constricts blood vessels when applied topically, which helps to reduce puffiness and redness in the skin.
SODIUM HYALURONATE: This is the salt form of hyaluronic acid (HA). It helps to hold moisture in the skin, plump the skin, and provide antioxidant protection.
COENZYME Q10 (CoQ10): This ingredient is a naturally occurring antioxidant in the body that helps retain moisture, even skin tone, and reduce sun damage.
Apply twice daily in the morning and evening, using under sunscreen during the day for maximum effectiveness.
Purified Water, Aloe Vera, Caffeine, Green Tea, Sodium Hyaluronate, Glycerin, Chamomile, Panthenol, Tocopherol, Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10), Phenoxyethanol, Carbomer, Diazolidinyl Urea.
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