Sunday, 13 September 2015

Superdrug Skin Saviours

Superdrug Simply Pure Hydrating Serum / B. Replenished Antioxidant Boost Facial Oil

As I've learned more about ingredients over the years I've actually become less of a skincare snob. To me it seems like the UK beauty blogging community has moved in the opposite direction & while I'm not dismissing investing in your skin, it's important to realise that you don't need to spend a fortune in order to buy decent products. Both Boots and Superdrug have some real treasures hidden amongst their own brand ranges. Today's post is all about two products from Superdrug that I think are absolutely brilliant & they're incredibly inexpensive to boot!

Superdrug's Simply Pure range is specially formulated for sensitive skin. These products are mild, gentle & 100% fragrance free. I first heard about the Simply Pure Hydrating Serum from the SkincareAddictionUK subreddit. They uphold the same kinda skincare ethos as the original SkincareAddiction but with an emphasis on products that are readily available over here. This product is a lightweight gel-cream serum. It contains hyaluronic acid, lactic acid & ceramides which are all things I tend to look out for when choosing new products. It also features a soothing agent called Soothex® which helps to reduce irritation. This stuff is amazing for dehydrated skin. It instantly moisturises the skin and sinks in really quickly, leaving it feeling soft & nourished. The lactic acid also gently exfoliates the skin to make it feel super smooth & lighten post-blemish marks. It's suitable for use both day & night before applying your moisturiser. This serum soon makes a difference to the texture of your skin & it feels so lovely to use. The best part is the price. This stuff costs less than £3. Seriously, go buy some right now!

B. is another brand that is exclusive to Superdrug. The products in this range are slightly more luxurious but everything is still very affordable. Plus their products are 100% vegan & cruelty-free. The majority of the B. skincare range is divided into four categories. The products are all formulated for use at different stages of your life known as 'skin phases'. The B. Replenished Facial Oil fits into skin phase 2 which is aimed at people aged 30-40. Although this oil isn't intended for use by people like me who are still in their twenties, there's no reason why we shouldn't use it. Whether you have oily or dry skin, a facial oil is a must-have in any skincare routine. The antioxidant rich formula of the B. Replenished Facial Oil helps to protect & hydrate the skin. It features rosehip, argan & crambe seed oils along with vitamins C & E. Together this potent blend of oils boosts the skin's moisture levels without blocking pores. It's powerful enough to hydrate for 12 hours whilst protecting against premature wrinkles & imparting a youthful glow to the skin. To apply it you can either warm a few drops of the oil in the palms of your hands before massaging it into the skin or mix it with your daily moisturiser. My skin laps this stuff up & it immediately brings some radiance to my complexion without ever looking or feeling greasy. It smells divine too! This product would be a great introduction to the world of facial oils & as you only need to use a tiny amount, this elegant glass bottle will last for a very long time.

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  1. I have really bad luck with my skin, I'm always on the lookout for skin product reviews that are friendly on the pocket - this is perfect!
    Off to superdrug I pop...

    Kelly | Day Dreams & Daisy Chains ♥

  2. Great review! I miss so many step from my skincare routine down to not really knowing what to buy and not wanting to waste loads of money on high end products that I'll just forget to use. These sound like super lovely products and so affordable. I love Superdrug own brand products. =^-^=

    Sam | Momentarily Dreaming

  3. I LOVE that serum. So so good, and so cheap! The oil sounds dreamy as well! x

  4. Wow, I had no idea that Superdrug had their own serum! I've been on the look out for one that is affordable to add to my skin care routine. I need to get to my local store asap and make use my student discount, which sadly runs out at the end of the month!

    Brill post!

    Lucy x

  5. Both of these products sound really great. I should definitely look into them myself.

    Rachel |

  6. I love the idea of a serum that contains Lactic Acid, I definitely need to try that! I really like the B. range too, I think I'll be picking this oil up to try once I've finished my current facial oil which is from the Botanics range at Boots :)

    Jess xo

  7. I purchased the serum after reading about it on your blog (different post, I think), and I love it! It's great to find something this good at such a great price.
    The B. oil I already had in my stash but I hadn't thought of mixing it with my daily moisturiser - I must try it :)

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