Desert Essence Age Reversal Pomegranate Face Serum {Review}

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Rating: 3/5 stars ★★★☆☆
Price Tag: $14.99
Weight: 2 fl oz
Where to Buy:, online health drugstores like

I was familiar with the Desert Essence anti-aging pomegranate line, so I was thrilled when the Pomegranate Face Serum popped up at my local T.J.Maxx store for half off.

The serum is actually Step 2 in a three step facial care system. It seems the line is gradually being discontinued as I could not find all of the steps. I think the Age Reversal Pomegranate Eye Serum is Step 3, but I’m not 100%.


The face serum is packaged in a non-nonsense tube. While it works, there’s nothing special to look at.

Packaging of the serum

The product was very easy to dispense, allowing me greater control than using a pump dispenser.


According to the packaging, the serum is free of animal product, gluten ingredients, petroleum products, parabens, artificial fragrances and sodium laurel/laureth sulfates.Organic pomegranate extract is the second ingredient, which probably accounts for the slightly higher than average price tag.

The formula is unlike any other serum I’ve experienced—and that’s not exactly a good thing.

It’s white in color and has an odd waxy, yet watery, consistency. The product feels very strange when applied. I’m not sure why it feels waxy, since I don’t see any ingredients that would account for the consistency. If I had to guess, I suspect it has something to do with the many plant extracts.

Despite the waxiness, the serum glides on easily and is light enough to easily be layered under a moisturizer or BB/CC cream. While it is hydrating, it doesn’t leave behind an oily face as there aren’t any true oil based ingredients in this product.

I still need a moisturizer afterwards, but those with normal to oily skin should be able to skip additional moisturizers, or just use a CC cream.

The serum also contains Coenzyme Q10 for anti-aging benefits, though I haven’t seen much of a difference, even when using twice a day.


Final Thoughts

Pros: Hydrating without being oily, consistency is thin enough to be easily layered with a moisturizer
Cons: Packaging is bland, waxy but watery consistency

I haven’t exactly been enamored with the Desert Essence Pomegranate Serum. It’s okay and does the job, but the weird consistency is off-putting for a serum.

On the other hand, it doesn’t hurt to try the serum if you happen to find it at a T.J.Maxx or Marshall’s.