Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Skin Oils and Serums

Before discovering the world of beauty blogging I had never really thought about putting an oil on my face. I have combination/oily skin so the thought of adding more oil seemed a bit ridiculous; no one wants an oil slick on their face.

Thankfully I have seen the light, so thought I would show you a couple of the products that have been a treat for my face.

♥ LizEarle Superskin Concentrate: I got this for Christmas as part of the Skincare Essentials kit.  It helps to soften dry skin and balance combination or oily skin so perfect for me. I usually use this 2/3 times a week at night after I have cleansed and toned instead of a moisturiser. I also use this on blemishes as I have found it really helps reduce redness. In the morning my skin feels soft, doesn’t seem so oily and my blemishes are reduced. What more could I ask for? This comes in a 28ml bottle for £40.25 or £5.75 for 2ml.

♥ YSL Forever Youth Liberator Serum: This came as part of a GlossyBox a couple of months ago and I was thrilled to see it. It is designed to help increase youthful activity in skin cells. The packaging is lovely and the pipette gives you the right amount of product you need. It smells great and in the morning my skin definitely looks more luminous. I haven’t noticed if it’s made my skin more youthful, but then again I’m only young and I hope I’ve got a couple more years before I start worrying about wrinkles and signs of ageing.  This retails at a whopping £60 for 30ml so I will not be purchasing this full size, but you never know if I win the lottery I might purchase some.

Superdrug Vitamin E Skin Oil: The cheapest of the 3 at £2.99 and I love it. I am a big fan of the Vitamin E range in general and think this product is an absolute gem. This oil is supposed to help keep skin feeling, soft, smooth and young looking. Again I can’t really comment on the ‘young looking’ part, maybe in a few years time I will give you my opinion on that. This also is for use at night after cleansing. It smells gorgeous, almost like cocoa butter, you only need a tiny amount and when I use this my skin feels so soft and smooth in the morning. For the price it’s definitely worth a try and I will definitely repurchase.

I have also been eyeing up the Caudalie Vinosource S.O.S. Thirst Quenching Serum after seeing some great reviews. Have you tried this? I would love some more recommendations.

Have you tried any of these products? Do you use a serum/oil for your skin?


  1. Really??? Oil??? Hmmmm ok I'm going to take your word on this and give it a go :)

    1. I know it sounds ridiculous but it leaves my skin feeling amazing and soft :) x

  2. I had the same thoughts as you about putting an oil on my skin but I tried the Balance Me Radiance Face Oil and it makes my skin look fantastic and not at all greasy! I'll have to have a look into the Superdrug option. I love a good bargain! xx

    1. oo ive not heard about the balance me one will have to try and get my hand on that next! yeah for £2.99 you really cant go wrong its great x


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