I've been using a serum daily for a few years now, just to give my skin an added bonus.Over the years I've tried quite a few different serums and do have some favourites Such as the Famous No.7 Protect and Perfect and one from Olay. However I'm always open to trying out new products to see how they fair up.
Serum is normally applied before moisturiser and is used to add extra nutrients to the deepest layers of the skin, the areas your moisturiser can not do as moisturisers only affect the top layer of skin. They are a lot more expensive than your average moisturiser though and bearing in mind you still need to use one of them too. So it can be pretty pricey using the combination of a serum and moisturiser.
I run out of my No.7 Protect and Perfect a couple of months ago and with money being tight I'd just been getting by without a serum. However I didn't feel like my skin was getting the extra benefits its needed without a serum, so I set out to buy a relatively cheap serum and spotted Soap & Glory Make Yourself Youthful Super Rejuvenating Face Serum in boots for around £12.
Here's what Boots website say about it:
"Soap & Glory Make Yourself Youthful Super Rejuvenating Face Serum is destined for Soap & Glory super stardom, this super active face rejuvenating serum is formulated using our exclusive MAKE YOURSELF YOUTHFUL™ Complex.
It's what’s inside Soap & Glory Make Yourself Youthful that counts?
■Our exclusive MAKE YOURSELF YOUTHFUL™ complex, which mixes clinically proven levels of PALMITOYL TETRAPEPTIDE as a collagen-stimulating and fine line eliminator with DELINER (a maize-derived proven wrinkle decreaser) and our super active stimulating organic oxygenating complex.
■A MOISTURE TRAPPING MATRIX that protects and hydrates
■SHEA BUTTER to soften & smooth
■SWEET ORANGE PEEL essential oil
■After a 30 day test, a bunch of delighted test-subjects (who showed up glowing with youthfully dewy skin) reported re-energized, smoother, healthier, firmer and younger looking skin.
■Most users see results after three consecutive nights of application."
The Serum comes in an average sized white bottle, with a pump action applicator, the Serum itself is a colourless gel.
Upon application The first thing that hits you is the smell, it has a lovely sweet smell, it reminds me so much of Cadburys Chocolate Orange. The formula is non greasy and soaks into the skin amazingly quickly and leaves my skin feeling really soft to the touch. As it soaks in so quickly, theres no need for me to wait a while before I apply my moisturiser. Ive been using this daily now for around 3 weeks and I am fairly pleased with it. I won't stay I noticed dramatic results after 3 days of usage like other women claimed but my skin does feel smoother and a lot healthier looking.
Would I re-purchase? Yes I would. I'm not going to lie though, I won't be repurchasing another one after this bottle has finished, but that's because I have my eye on another serum that I read reviews on, which I want to give a try. But I would never hesitate re-purchasing in the future. It does give more pricier Serums a run for their money and does just the same job.