Well, what do you think?
Can you hydrate your skin with rhubarb?
For the last week I’ve been trying the new Superskin Face Serum from Liz Earle, which contains rhubarb as one of the active ingredients. Not to worry, the serum isn’t just rhubarb based, it is actually packed with a lot of natural ingredients including: olive leaf, jujube, pomegranate and Persian silk extract.
The full ingredients list includes: Aqua (water), Glycerin, Heptyl undecylenate, Caprylic/capric triglyceride, Borago officinalis seed oil, Albizia julibrissin bark extract, Rosa rubiginosa seed oil, Propanediol, Vaccinium macrocarpon (cranberry) seed oil, Sclerotium gum, Olea europaea (olive) leaf extract, Citrus aurantium amara (petitgrain) leaf/twig oil, Lavandula hybrida (lavandin) oil, Anthemis nobilis flower oil, Rheum rhaponticum root extract, Zizyphus jujube seed extract, Punica granatum flower extract, Citrus aurantium amara (neroli) flower oil, Maltodextrin, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium polyacrylate, Glyceryl behenate, Polyglyceryl-6 distearate, Xanthan gum, Tocopherol (vitamin E), Levan, Benzoic acid, Hydrolyzed algin, Linalool, Jojoba esters, Hydrolyzed hyaluronic acid, Dehydroacetic acid, Ethylhexylglycerin, Cetyl alcohol, Polyglyceryl-3 beeswax, Decyl glucoside, Alcohol, Sodium ascorbyl phosphate, Parfum (fragrance), Citric acid, Sodium benzoate, Geraniol, Limonene, Ascorbic acid, Phenylethyl alcohol, Citral.
I have reached that stage in my life when a serum becomes a necessity not a choice, if I want to keep my looks for longer. Having dry skin means that all those age related imperfections show even quicker on my skin due in part to the dryness. I need something which will not only slow the signs of aging but most of all I need something to help me keep the right levels of skin moisture.
I am pleased to say that Superskin Face Serum delivered everything as stated on the packaging! The serum does even skin tone as promised, it does lift and firm; it does plump and smooth but most of all it does keep tabs on skin hydration.
I’ve been using this serum for just one week but I am not able to fault it in any way. It is simply perfect.
The serum itself is kind of greyish / greenish in colour (it reminds me of olives, so maybe it could be said to have an olive colour). Its texture is not too thick and not to runny, it is just right for spreading with ease. As to the fragrance, well I am not able to put my finger on it, it is herby, not too strong; I am normally quite fragrance sensitive but this one doesn’t bother me at all, at first I even thought it may be fragrant free… but no, the fragrance is there it is just gentle and it really doesn’t stay all that long either.
After application the Superskin Face Serum will leave your skin super smooth; you can really tell the difference between those parts of your skin where the serum wasn’t applied and where it was. The skin is really soft and it feels well moisturised. The serum is light and is absorbs into your skin within seconds, not minutes like some do; it has a non-sticky formula and it doesn’t leave any oily film on your skin also as some serums tend to do.
The Superskin Face Serum is priced at £48 for 30ml. It might not be super cheap but taking into consideration its ingredients and the fact that you only need one pump of it for a single application, I would say it is priced just right.
I can honestly recommend this serum. I couldn’t find anything wrong with it. Even the fact that it contains alcohol which normally would mean that it makes my skin even drier, doesn’t seem to have any effect this time. I guess another of the more active ingredients are counteracting the alcohol.
The Superskin Face Serum is a lovely product and if you are looking for a new skin serum to add into your daily routine then I suggest you look no further!
Have you ever used any Liz Earle products?
Which face serum would you recommend?
*I received this product for free as a member of the Mumsnet Bloggers Network Research Panel.