I wrote this post and it took me hours, then my site crashed, I lost it and I’ve had to write it all again. So I hope you discover something new to try in this post, to make it worthwhile. I only feature products I love on this blog (unless it’s a Face Mask Friday post). It’s over on my Instagram that you can see everything i’m trying and things i’ve not been too keen on too. The four serums and bonus oil in this post are all skincare that I have really been enjoying using.
Lancome Advanced Genifique Serum* – £59.50 for 30ml, Lancome
I used this serum years ago and then I forgot about it; but since then, it’s been reformulated and i’m loving it. The bottle feels very weighty and luxurious, and the serums absorbs beautifully into the skin. It has been created with our skin’s microbiome in mind – that collection of good bacteria and other microorganisms on our skin. This serum is enriched with 7 different prebiotics and probiotics – bacteria that work in affinity with the skin to strengthen the skin’s moisture barrier and leave skin looking healthier and more radiant. One of these is probiotic Bifidus extract. If you want to read more about how probotics benefit the skin, there’s a great Forbes article which I’ve linked to. This lightweight serum also hydrates and plumps the skin with Hyaluronic Acid, and diminishes the appearance of fine lines via temporary filler ingredient Dimethicone.Dr Hauschka Regenerating Serum* – £56, Dr Hauschka
At first, this smell of this serum put me off, as it’s strangely astringent. I don’t know what ingredient is causing this; but I managed to get over this for the sake of a good serum! This is designed for people who are concerned with signs of ageing, so i’d say 35-plus. It’s a lightweight cream serum that smooths and firms the skin, and diminishes the appearance of lines. It also has calming properties if you suffer with redness. It contains Quince seed to hydrate the skin and support the skin’s moisture barrier, as well as Bryophyllum extracts to calm the skin and act as an anti-inflammatory. As well as this, antioxidant-rich Red Clover firms the skin and encourages cell renewal, and nutrient-rich Clover Blossom Honey moisturises and protects as an antioxidant and antibacterial. You’ll see results quickly with this serum.Acure Beauty Seriously Soothing Blue Tansy Serum Stick – £11.58, iHerb
I featured this in my January 2020 Favourites blog post last week; but I love it so much that I had to include it in here too. It comes handily in a stick and you literally just ‘draw’ it all over your face. At first it feels a bit greasy, but once you’ve gently massaged it in, you don’t notice this. The principle ingredient of this serum is Blue Tansy. Blue Tansy oil is particularly good for irritated skin. It’s cooling and soothing, is a powerful antioxidant and helps to settle redness and angry skin. It’s also hydrating, via Hyaluronic Acid, and is 100% vegan. I’ve been ill for most of the past month, and this has helped with the days when I had raw, irritated skin.Tropic Skincare Rainforest Dew Hydration Serum – £42, Tropic Skincare
This is such a light and refreshing serum, that smells so fresh too. Rainforest Dew is a hydrating serum that leaves skin plump, firm and looking healthy. It’s packed with hydrating plant extracts, and it really does feel like you are getting all the moisture from the rainforest. In a 2019 independent study, it was shown to increase skin hydration by 46%. Hyaluronic Acid gives skin a huge boost of hydration that it can hold on to. Plant peptides promote cell renewal and improve elasticity for more youthful skin, and Evergreen Fern Extract calms redness and soothes the skin. My skin just literally drinks this stuff, and I love it.
Tropic Skincare Super Greens Nutrient Boost Oil – £41, Tropic Skincare
I’ve thrown this bonus oil into the mix as it goes so well with this serum. I love using them both together. They are both from the same brand, and both are packed with green, leafy, plant extracts. The Super Greens Nutrient Boost Oil is designed to use the vitamins and nutrients from these healthy greens, to boost your skin’s defences against environmental pollution. They also revitalise your skin and calm red and irritated skin. It’s pure nourishment for your skin. It contains kale and broccoli extracts, which are rich in antioxidents and vitamins. There’s also the antioxident Tamanu Oil, which increases cell renewal and moisturises too (as it’s full of fatty acids). Finally, green coffee beans revitalise and brighten skin from all that caffiene. Nothing but goodness!
This post contains press samples, but all opinions are my own.
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