Seventh Generation Boosts Natural Skin Serum {Review} [DC]

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Rating: 4.5/5 stars ★★★★☆
Price Tag: ~$14 (dependent on the retailer)
Varieties: 6 versions
Weight: 1.5 fl oz
Where to Buy: Discontinued

The Seventh Generation Boosts Natural Skin Serum is a facial care product widely available at drugstores and claims benefits like being hypo-allergic, not clogging pores, and being USDA Certified Biobased (99%).

Update: This product has been discontinued


The serum is packaged in a protective, green plastic bottle topped with a pump dispenser. I’m a bit disappointed that the bottle is plastic and not glass, but it’s not unexpected and this saves a bit of green for the consumer. Unfortunately, the containers do not include a cap. You’ll be living life dangerously if you decide to take them on your next trip. I recommend a zip lock bag—or an altogether different container.

There is a generous amount of product contained in the bottle at 1.5 oz. You get a lot of bang for your buck with the Seventh Generations Boosts serums.

The dispenser ejects a small amount of product with every pump, a good thing since many are not going to want to apply gobs of pure oil to their face. I generally use two pumps for my face due to my dry skin. I’ve noticed that there seems to be more product ejected on the second pump than the first.


Each serum is a mixture of several different oils—and oils only. There are no fillers or preservatives. Seventh Generation cuts some corners by using a base of more common oils like apricot kernel and almond.

There is a mild, herbal scent. It’s pleasant, although nowhere near the gorgeous scent of upscale beauty oils/serums, like RMS Beauty Oil. I imagine the scent changes from one serum to the next as there are no added fragrances and it is based on the oils for that version. I’ve only used one variety so I can’t say for certain.

I’m not sure how much of a difference there really is between the versions. When you get down to it, they’re all oil based (with the same oils) and it probably doesn’t actually matter which one you use. The biggest difference between the versions most likely comes down to scent.

Seventh Generation Boosts Natural Skin Serum in Protecting


I chose to purchase a Boosts Natural Skin Serum in Hydrating since I have dry skin . I also bought one in Protecting, but that was offered as a giveaway here on {makeupfu} back in December.

The ingredients as listed on Seventh Generation:

Prunus armeniaca (apricot) kernel oil, prunus amygdalus dulcis (sweet almond) oil, vitis vinifera (grape) seed oil, simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) seed oil, passiflora edulis (passionflower) seed oil, oryza sativa (rice) bran oil, helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil, euterpe oleracea (acai) fruit oil, orbignya oleifera (babassu) seed oil, anthemis nobilis (chamomile) flower oil, lavandula angustifolia (lavender) oil, vanilla planifolia bean extract, and rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf extract.

While I have only tried the Hydrating version, I really like it. I personally use it both in the morning and at night after cleansing, though that’s because of my dry skin. Those with normal to oily skin will only need to apply it at night.

I will skip this product when using foundations, because oil based serums often form a layer between my skin and the foundation, resulting in an unflattering, mottled appearance.

Final Thoughts

Pros: A good and economical serum option, pure oils with no additives, fragrance free, no parabens
Cons: Packaged in a plastic bottle, does not have a cap, not travel-friendly

This is a great economical option for those who may want to try a serum, but don’t have the financial ability to spend upwards of $70 on a product. You do, however, lose quality in terms of packaging, scent, and oils used.

In addition to the low price, that it is also widely available at drugstores makes the Seventh Generation Boosts Natural Skin Serums a worthwhile product to recommend.