Getting that summer glow

Morning!

I often find that in order to get that ‘summer glow’ with skin as pale as mine I have to take good care of it, I can’t get a tan in the sun and the fake stuff just makes me look ridiculous, especially with my red hair. So when I saw Superdrug’s Naturally Radiant range I was really excited, the thought of improving my skin and getting a natural glow sounded perfect. I purchased a few products from the range which I will review for you, I have also previously reviewed their hot cloth cleanser, and you can find that review here.

First is the Naturally Radiant Glycolic Overnight Peel 30ml, after showering and cleansing my face I apply this product and leave it on until the morning, when I wash it off with cold water.

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The peel comes in the form of a thin gel which spreads easily and you only need to apply a small amount to cover the face. Once applied the gel will dry and can feel slightly tight, with a slight tingle. I have never found this sensation uncomfortable, and it doesn’t last for long. I find the smell of the product lovely, it is quite strong in the tube but leaves a delicate scent on the skin. Washing the product off is really easy, and removing the product leaves behind the softest skin I have ever felt. I find the product helps with my acne and blemishes and gives me an amazing glow.  Something to consider is that Superdrug recommends that you use an SPF day cream after washing off the product. I currently use my Gosh BB cream as this contains SPF, but in the future I will be buying a day cream.

Before applying my BB cream, or any other make-up, there are two more products from this range that I apply. One is the Naturally Radiant 2 in 1 Moisturiser & Serum, again you only need a small amount for full coverage and the feeling it gives to skin is gorgeous, adding to the smoothness left behind after the peel. I find this product really hydrates the skin and adds to the brightening effect.

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Finally I apply the Naturally Radiant Brightening Eye cream 15ml, I apply this under my eyes after I have used the moisturiser and serum.

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The cream is really refreshing and does not have much of a scent. Of all the products this is the least exciting, while it does brighten the area which is what it is advertised to do, I am still looking for products to help with my dark circles. However, the product description says that after 4 weeks dark circles should be minimised, so I will give it time.

All of the above products, and indeed every product from the Naturally Radiant range contains mulberry and kiwi extracts, so I did a little research into the benefits of these ingredients.

Kiwis contain vitamins and nutrients which help skin to maintain a healthy natural glow. They contain vitamin C which can aid in the production of collagen, resulting in firmer and younger looking skin. This vitamin can also prevent skin from drying out (1). Mulberries have also been said to be a skin lightener, leaving skin brighter, more even in tone and less discoloured (2).

Each of these three products is currently retailing at £5.99, but if you invest in these products now Superdrug has a buy one get one free offer which is fantastic! It is also worth noting that there are more products in the range including a micro polish scrub, a mask, day and night cream and a balm. Each product is around the same price and all are part of this BOGOF offer so if you are looking for a natural glow with minimal effort then I would recommend this range for great effects at a low price.

Hope your weekend is going well,

Sophie 🙂

References

(1) http://www.livestrong.com/article/469522-kiwi-fruit-for-skin-care/

(2) http://www.skinlight.co.uk/blog/the-benefits-of-mulberry-extract/

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