My Current Serums

Favourite Serums

Murad Advanced Active Radiance Serum – This came is a sample set from TK Maxx and it’s a serum designed to protect your skin against environmental aggressors which can lead to premature ageing. This is also very good at giving you a glowing complexion so I like to use this in the morning as it’s lightweight and sinks in leaving my skin feeling smooth and hydrated. This is also meant to make your skin feel firmer but I wouldn’t say I noticed an improvement with that. I do also like that this protects against UV damage and I have seen a reduction in two dark age spots on my cheek since using this.

U Little Beauty Vitamin C Serum* I have really liked using this over the winter, this serum is very soothing and extremely hydrating. The camomile, aloe vera and liquorice help calm and sooth the skin whilst the high content of Vitamin C from the Kakadu Plum help hydrate and combat signs of ageing. Its nice and lightweight and sinks into your skin  quickly, its the perfect serum if you have dehydrated skin. All U Little Beauty products are Vegan & Cruelty Free.

Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair – This is a serum I couldn’t live without. It makes my skin look well rested, bright and my skin tone looks healthy and plump. If I’m staying out overnight I don’t travel without this. It is well worth the money & this has lasted me since October and I still have 1/3 left.

Current Favourite Serums

Aesop Parsley Seed  Anti Oxidant Serum – I am almost at the end of this serum and I have enjoyed using this so much. It is another serum that is aimed at helping protect the skin against free radicals. This is a little more tacky than any of the other serums but that only lasts a minute or two before it sinks in and leaves my skin feeling nourished and smooth. This serum is very hydrating and bursting with antioxidants, some people are able to use this not only as a serum but as their moisturiser too as it is quite thick and provides a lot of moisture. I find this serum really balances my skin and helps keep my excess oils at bay. The packaging of the Aesop products is always so nice too. I am a big fan of their skincare. This is my second bottle of this and I know when this runs out I will be repurchasing a third.

Jurlique Herbal Recovery Advanced Serum* I am all about products that help promote a healthy glow and keep my skin hydrated, looking smooth and at its best and this Jurlique Serum is all of those things. This has a slight floral scent to it and the serum is light and easily absorbed. Out of all the serums I have this is the best at making my skin look radiant and it feels very gentle and soothing. If My skin feels a little tight or slightly red/angry this is the serum I reach for.

There seems to be a common theme with the five serums not only are three of them from Australian brands but I like to use those offer a  defence against environmental aggressors, restore skins radiance and boost hydration. I am on a quest for bright, healthy looking skin.

Have you tried any of the serums I’ve been enjoying, or if you have any recommendations for ones you use let me know.

Products that are marked with an * have either been sent to me for my consideration or I’ve received at events. I’m under no obligation to review them on my blog. However if I do, the reviews are 100% my own.

I have fallen in love

Oh yes i have. I’ve wanted to write this post for a few weeks but thought i should really give it a good 6 weeks before reviewing the Aesop Parsley Seed Anti Oxidant Serum, it just incase after my initial love for it my skin broke out. I am glad to say this hasn’t happened.

So i was in SpaceNK in Manchester looking for a bronzer, how is it when you go looking for a specific item you always come out with something completely different. It’s safe to say this happened to me. So i was in there looking for a bronzer and saw a couple but nothing that bowled me over. So i was mooching about – a dangerous thing to do in SpaceNK when i spotted tucked around a corner the Aesop products and i remembered from Vivianne Does MakeUp’s YouTube video that this stuff is AMAzing. So i asked the lady what she would recommend for my tired dull looking skin and she said Aesop Parsley Seed Anti-Oxidant Serum.

I use this at night after i have cleansed and toned I put about 3 drops on my hands rub it in to my palms first then massage in all over my face and under eye area. It’s a thick consistency and smells very fresh and clean. I like how the scent is very subtle. My skin drinks this stuff up in seconds it’s mad. After applying it my face feels a little tacky, i leave it to absorbe for about 10 mins then my face feels beyond soft.

This serum is so nourishing my skin is for sure brighter and my redness has died down too. As i said i like to use it at night as i have more time to let it soak in before applying moisturiser.

The packaging is also so nice. I am a sucker for packaging and typeface. This glass bottle feels like an old apocrathy bottle with its pipett dispenser too. The glass bottle is so luxurious as is the product itself. I feel all grown up and like i am putting something really healthy and beneficial on to my face.

I can’t say enough good things about it. I have used a few serums and this Aesop one has achieved the best results on my skin. You get a very big 100ml bottle  and i only use 3 drops each night so its going to last along time. Which makes me happy as i get anxiety about it running out as it’s £43 a bottle and i will have to repurchase it and live on super noodles for a month :o)

I am a huge fan and will be trying out a few more things from their range. If you can give me any suggestions that would be great.

Just one thing. I know this carries quite a high price tag but i have been using it for 6 weeks and have barley used any. It really is good value for money and i couldn’t imagine my skincare routine without it.