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.

Skincare Edit

Skincare Edit

I adore skincare, I love discovering new products and I’m trying to find a routine that works for me. I’ve been stressed for a good 18 months now and it’s taken its toll on my skin so I’ve been trying to use products that look after my skin and that give it nourishment and help it to combat this stress. The products I’m talking about today are just a cross-section of what I have been enjoying lately and what I use on a regular basis.

Sanctuary Spa Intensive Heel Balm – I’m someone who gets really dry heels and I like to have soft sandal ready feet. Not that we get much opportunity to wear summer footwear in the UK, but we all want to have nice feet right! This heel balm is lovely, if you spend a little time to massage it in at night you will wake up with soft smooth feet. It isn’t greasy and is extremely hydrating. I like it a lot more than the Soap & Glory Heel Genius, as I find that too greasy.

Caudalie Lip Conditioner – This is so nice to put on when travelling as its very moisturising. I used it on a long haul flight and my lips didn’t dry out at all. It doesn’t have SPF so I wouldn’t recommend using it during the day, but as a pampering lip conditioner it’s really good.

balance Me Pure Skin Face Wash* – I’ve been using this for about 6 weeks and I love it. Its good at removing every last trace of makeup at the end of the day. I use it with warm face cloth and I find it calming and soothing for my skin. It is very gentle.

Skincare Edit

Pixi Glow Tonic – I bought this bottle in April after reading a review from Caroline Hirons and I’ve used it everyday since I bought it. It leaves my skin feeling so clean and I swear it’s helping with my acne scaring. It’s alcohol free and doesn’t try out the skin or leave it feeling tight. My skin is very sensitive and on the slightly older side and this works well for me. I highly recommend it if your skin is looking a little dull.

Aesop Parsley Seed Serum – Anyone that has read my blog for a while will know that I would sell my soul for a bottle of this. It is my number one go to serum. I use it at night when my skin is feeling sensitive. It is so soothing and hydrating. This bottle (which i adore) has lasted me well over a year. It’s an investment you wont be disappointed you made. It is Aloe Vera based and has a great range of botanical extracts which are perfect for sensitive skin and skin that’s in need of nourishment. This serum doesn’t sit on top of the skin it is absorbed so fast and feels amazing. I think I’m its number 1 fan.

Aesop Parsley Seed Serum

Aesop Parsley Seed Anti Oxidant Eye Serum – After falling in love with the face serum I just had to try the eye serum from the Parsley Seed range. I have this sat on my desk and I use it when my eyes are feeling tired or when I’ve been sat at the computer for a long time. It contains a high concentration of anti oxidants that are easily absorbed. The under eye area is so sensitive and gets dehydrated very quickly this serum combats that and is silicon free. I do like it but my heart belongs to the face serum.

NEOM Moroccan Blush Rose Hand Cream – This is on my bedside table at the moment and I use it each night before bed. I’m trying to get better at using hand cream and if I have one by my bed I remember to use it. This NEOM one came free with a magazine a while ago and I just love the scent it reminds me of summer.


Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream* – How amazing and versatile is this stuff! I use it on my lips before I go to bed and I also massage it in to my cuticles. It’s very hydrating and works wonders. I need to buy a tube for my handbag, so I have one on the go too.

Origins Dr Andrew Weil Mega Mushroom Skin Relief Treatment Lotion – I am a huge fan of all the products in the Mega Mushroom range and they worked wonders at helping with my red skin. That has cleared up now but I have still been using the lotion on occasion. I put some on to a cotton pad when I get out the shower and it is very calming in my skin. I love the smell of the Mega Mushroom Range, it smells so botanical grown up.

So that’s a quick run down of a few skin care products I have been using these past few months. Have you tried any of the products I have mentioned? Or do you have a product to recommend that you have been loving?

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