Well my weekend off was a disaster because almost as soon as I got home on Friday my sniffle that I’d had all week turned into a full on cold. As a result I couldn’t get everything done that I wanted to and I feel like I haven’t slept at all, and I’m back to work today whilst still being ill and that sucks. Oh well, I have to make it through another week and then I’m off for five days.
Today I’m reviewing Superdrug’s Clearly Youthful Resurfacing Night Serum.
I haven’t used many serums in the past so I don’t have much experience to compare this product to. The benefits are supposedly that it is collagen boosting and replenishes and nourishes the skin, working overnight to leave you feeling more youthful. It’s supposed to resurface the skin, refine pores and even out skin tone. Additionally the product claims to control excess sebum, resulting in less breakouts. It also reduces the appearance of age spots. I’m not worried about age spots but the other benefits sounded good to me so I bought a tube to try. Other benefits are that the product has been approved by dermatologists, doesn’t block pores, is antibacterial and, of course, that it’s vegan friendly and cruelty free. Superdrug advises to avoid applying to the eye area and to use an SPF moisturiser as the acids in the product can increase your skin’s sensitivity to the sun.
As with most Superdrug skincare they have a small group of human testers and then split the effects into what you should see over time. So as soon as you apply the skin should seem mattified, with the pores appearing tighter and smaller. Fine lines and wrinkles should be reduced after a week, and skin should appear clearer and healthier. After a month of use blemishes, imperfections and dark spots should be minimised and the skin should be firmer.
I only tried the product for a week so I will just let you know how I found it for that one week (I have a lot of skincare products to get through). I found that you only need a small amount to coat the entire face. The dropper bottle had me on the fence, I thought it was different and kind of cute but it was a little like a mini turkey baster, so it was a bit weird. The serum had an almost chemical smell to it but also smelt like a light cologne, I didn’t find it off putting. It’s a bit annoying to have on the skin, my skin felt tacky for a good while after applying which is not great if you want to go straight to bed. I could feel a layer over my skin which was mildly uncomfortable and overall the feeling on the skin was not an enjoyable one. They haven’t advised to wash the product off in the morning but I definitely felt like I needed to, it also stung my face more than other acid based products so I was quite disappointed.
Now onto the claims, I don’t feel like the serum mattified my skin, I felt like my skin was even a little greasier than normal, definitely more shiny looking. I didn’t really notice that my pores were smaller and my skin was as tight as it usually is. I also didn’t notice a reduction in fine lines. It also claims to reduce breakouts but I had more than usual in the week that I used the serum. Overall I was left very disappointed by the product and was looking forward to the end of the week so I could stop using it. I paid £2.39 for the 50ml bottle while it was on offer, the full RRP is £4.89.
Ingredients: Aqua, Propylene Glycol, Alcohol Denat., Dimethicone, Cyclopentasiloxane, Lactic Acid, Glycereth-26, Polysorbate 60, Salicylic Acid, Cyclohexasiloxane, Betaine, Palmaria Palmata Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Biosaccharide Gum-1, Hydrolyzed Corn Protein, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Polyacrylamide, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Laureth-7, Dimethiconol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Tetrapeptide-21, Sodium Hydroxide, Xanthan Gum, Parfum, Cimicifuga Racemosa Root Extract, Alcohol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Glycolic Acid, Disodium EDTA, Trisodium EDTA, Citronellol, Geraniol, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Limonene, Linalool.
Hope you’ve had a great start to your week,