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MIT Scientists Formulated This $28 Dupe For The Pricey Skinceuticals CE Ferulic Serum

* This serum has over 2000 glowing five-star reviews
* Skin will be more hydrated, dewy and bright
* Why pay $150 when you can pay $30?

As we are always on the hunt for the latest and greatest in skin care, we recently came across The Glow Maker by Maelove Skincare. If the name doesn’t sell you on this product right away, then the story behind it and its stellar ingredients definitely will.

The Glow Maker is a cult favorite, antioxidant serum that gives you hydrated and brightened skin. Touted as “the perfect serum,” it contains the well known and clinically proven ingredients of Vitamins C, E, Ferulic and Hyaluronic Acid. If these ingredients sound familiar to those in the know, then you might recognize them as an almost exact match to the pricey fan favorite, the pricey Skinceuticals CE Ferulic Serum. The main difference between the two serums is that Skinceutical’s serum costs over $150 and The Glow Maker will only set you back a mere $28.

The ingredients in this affordable dupe have been “obsessively formulated” to create a blend of superb antioxidant protection, long-lasting hydration and a proprietary botanical blend for extra nourishment and easy makeup application.

What is so interesting about this company is that it was founded by a team of MIT graduates (skin care obsessives, brain and cancer researchers and chemical engineers) who used their research and collaborated with chemists, dermatologists, plastic surgeons and medical researchers to create formula blueprints.

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In addition, they collected and analyzed over 3 million online skin care product reviews to better understand what attributes correlate with customer satisfaction. By combining these data points, this young startup was able to create breakthrough formulas that don’t just work well but work well for all skin types.

Maelove’s ultimate mission is to make elite skincare accessible to all women. They use a direct-to-consumer approach that is focused on creating the best products while reducing markup and keeping marketing costs low.


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