Saturday, 7 November 2015

2.5% Retinol Serum - skincare just got simple

I was sent the InstaNatural 2.5% Retinol Serum to try out and write an honest review alongside the moisturiser that complements it - and I must say I am really impressed with this little bottle! Again 5 stars alongside the Retinol Moisturiser which I have also put to the test.

This serum smells heavenly - it smells like fresh oranges and transports you to sunnier climes just by using it. I've been using it every morning for the last month before my moisturiser and replacing my normal serum and the effect it has had on my skin is very good I must say. My skin definitely looks brighter and it does seem to tighten things up a bit too. It quickly works on my skin in terms of absorption but it does tingle a bit when you first apply it - though this quickly disappears.

The dropper means you deliver exactly the right amount to cover your face each day and there is a good month's worth in the bottle (which gives you 1 fluid oz). I simply drop the required amount into the palm of my hand then massage it all over my face with my (clean) fingertips. Because it seems to be absorbed so quickly I can immediately move on to applying moisturiser which is a bonus on busy mornings.

The ingredients are as follows -

2.5% Retinol
20% Vitamin C
10% Hyaluronic Acid

The last two ingredients really help stop your skin from drying out and I found really helped with going from cold damp atmospheres to central heating and the London Underground which all play havoc with my skin. You do need to be aware that Retinol can interfer with your skin's ability to defend itself against sunlight so they do recommend using a sunscreen alongside Retinol products if you go in the sun - not something that is particularly relevant at this time of year I must say!

All in all a great product at a great price which I will purchase again when I run out!

Amazon have InstaNatural 2.5% Retinol Serum on sale at the moment at £21.95 instead of £41.95 so at this very good price is worth a try.

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