As I battle the first signs of ageing, I’ve come to realise that a serum is an indispensable step in my skincare regime. I’ve been using the Soap & Glory Make Yourself Youthful Rejuvenating Facial Serum (Jeez, what a long name!) for well over six months now and have only just realised that I haven’t posted a review of it, so here goes..
The product comes in a smart, chrome pump, which is not only aesthetically pleasing, it’s perfect for me as I hate sticking my fingers into pots. Not only is it extremely unhygienic, I end up with product under my nails –Eww. I must add I’m really impressed with the packaging, it looks very high-end brands with a drugstore price tag. Result!
The serum has gel-like-consistency and is white in colour, with a lovely sweet, citrus-y scent to it, which I don’t mind. I use about a pump and a half which easily covers my whole face. It’s fresh, light and sinks in instantly while giving an immediate plumpness to the skin.
My skin feels so hydrated, soft and radiant and any tightness instantly melts away. It doesn’t leave a greasy residue which makes it a perfect base for makeup. I rarely use a moisturiser on top of the serum, as I find it’s sufficient on it’s own for me. On the days where I feel like I need an extra boost of hydration, I use Effaclar Duo over the top.
The Science Lowdown:
This serum contains a lot of ingredients found in higher end products, albeit maybe at lower percentages, as they are near the end of the ingredient list.
It is also full of pentapeptides, which are the building blocks of the protein collagen, making them a common ingredient in the best anti-ageing skincare products. (Note: your skin contains an abundance of collagen when you are young, however the supply decreases with age, which is why it appears thinner and more wrinkled in mature women.)
There is a wrinkle ‘depth-reducing complex’ which claims to do what it says and I have seen nothing but positive reviews on this. I don’t use this serum on my eye area, which is the only part of my face with wrinkles (so far!) so I can’t give this a fair review.
At £16 for 46ml, this is a fab budget buy and it’s outperformed products that cost a lot more.. that’s pretty impressive! Affordable, great ingredients, feels great on the skin, does what it claims to do -What’s not to love?
I think this is particularly great for younger people who do want a product that plays a small part in helping their premature fight against ageing! I highly doubt you’d be disappointed with the quality of this serum as it’s suitable for all skin types.
Have you tried this? What’s your thoughts on serum?