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Sunday, 26 July 2015

Superdrug Moisture Boost Facial Serum & Glycolic Overnight Peel Review

Following on from my post on Superdrug's Vitamin E Nourishing Night cream here, I've since ventured out and tried some more products from the range: the Vitamin E Moisture Boost Facial Serum and the Naturally Radiant Glycolic Overnight Peel.


The whole range is quite affordable and you can almost always pick them up as part of an offer.

The vitamin e moisture boost facial serum is classed for normal and dry skin. According to the description it contains nourishing Betaine and a blend of natural fruit acids to boost the skin's moisture content and help stimulate cell renewal. Sounds good right? A quick look into Betaine has also shown me that it's great at hydogen bonding in order to retain moisture, and can also give your skin a velvety appearance by smoothing over wrinkles.


The directions say 2-3 pumps can be applied day and night but personally I find 1-2 pumps to be plenty. You can also follow up with a moisturiser if needed. Although in the mornings I follow up with SPF instead, and then apply my night cream over this in the evenings. You get 50ml for £3.99 here. The pump is also so handy and hygenic. However, the pump can get clogged up sometimes or doesn't seem to pick up the product which made me think that it had finished after only 2 months. I even went out and brought a replacement! It was only when I got back and unscrewed it did I realise there was still plenty left! It's now been going strong for 5-6 months and I use it atleast once daily.

The serum feels very lightweight and instantly absorbs into the skin. My skin feels much softer and more plump once I've applied it. My skin is also nowhere near as dry as it normally is and it creates a smooth base to apply foundation or primer over. In the long term I have seen an improvement in my skin, it's gradually getting more on the normal side, which makes a lovely change from when it was all dehydrated. It wasn't an overnight change but it did build up over time, I also think lifestyle plays a big part here and maybe trying to drink 2 lites of water a day is also helping. It's one of the gems of the range and I haven't found another serum that I've liked as much so I'll definitely be repurchasing it (when I've used up the backup too)!


The naturally radiant  glycolic peel to me is basically a chemical exfoliator, as glycolic acid is a Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA). The description states it's also infused with Kiwi fruits and Mulberry extracts to revive skin's radiance and even out skin tone. So you apply a pea sized amount to your face and leave it on overnight to wake up to rejuvinated skin! However, I can't say I noticed much of a difference when using it, let alone waking up to a brighter, more radiant complexion!

The product comes in a really small tube tube which you squeeze to get the product out. It's a bit smaller than the amount you get in another products in the range, as well as a bit more pricier, you get 30ml for £5.99 here (currently buy one get one free). However, I was still overjoyed to find it as there is a great lack of affordable AHAs in the drugstore .

When I first dried out the peel I initially really liked it. During the first week I used it every night and woke up to much softer skin after I washed it off, it really did feel like it was giving my skin a deep clean. However, in the long term my skin looked the same, I still had a few dry patches where the dead skin just doesn't want to move! My skin tone also wasn't any more evened out than before. So it didn't seem like an effective exfoliant to me. I also didn't apply moisturiser over it overnight as I felt it might decrease the effectiveness of the AHA, and as a result I felt my skin was a bit drier after using it for a while.

On a side note I wore SPF every morning after using the glycolic peel as AHAs and BHAs make your skin more sensitive to the sun and you're more likely to get sun burnt.

Overall, it just feels like a meh product to me. I still have a bit left so I might give it another dry. Although it didn't work for me someone else might really like it, as it's one of those products that really depends on someone's skin type.

Top Swatch: Vitamin E Moisture Boost Facial Serum
Bottom Swatch: Naturally Radiant Glycolic Overnight Peel

To sum it up the serum is one of those products that 'I can't believe it's so affordable yet so amazing!'. Its got the HG status in my skin care regime. The peel however didn't amaze me and for the time being it's slipped into a clutter of skincare products that just didn't make the cut.

I hope you enjoyed this post!
Which products would you recommend from Superdrug?

43 comments:

  1. I need to get my hands on this peal! I have wanted it for ages!
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    1. I've found it in stock the last few times I went :)

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  2. Love your in-depth reviews! There really are some gems in the Superdrug skincare ranges and that serum sounds like one of them! :)

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    1. Aww thank you! It definitely is :)

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  3. The serum sounds amaaaazing! Definitely going to have to try it out! x

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  4. Very in depth, looks like they have some great products!

    Jenan
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    1. Thank you! They have so many great dupes of high end skincare too :)

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  5. I can't wait to move to England and enjoy everything british like Superdrug lol

    Ayre

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    1. Yay you're going to have so much fun! :)

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  6. I've heard so many great things about the Superdrug Vitamin E brand so it's definitely one of those things I need to try out. This serum in particular sounds right up my street x

    Beauty with charm | Zoeva Giveaway

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    1. It's really great and there's so a wide range, you'll definitely find something that you like :)

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  7. I liked the serum :) definitely worth anyone trying at that price! I'm interested to try the Glycolic Peel as I agree there's a lack of AHAs on the high street xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

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    1. Completely agree! I tried the Nip & Fab pads before and didn't see a great change with them either :)

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  8. The serum sounds really nice. It's too bad that eventually the peel wasn't such a positive discovery but it's nice to know AHAs are getting their way at the drugstore! xx

    Alexandra | Glam O’Clock

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    1. Hahaha yeah hopefully we have a drugstore answer to the Liguid Gold soon ;)

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  9. Seems really nice.Oh~I can't wait to move to England and enjoy everything british like Superdrug lol
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    1. You'll love Superdrug and Boots, they're great :)

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  10. This sounds great and I would recommend coconut oil from super drug it's very cheap but so good
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    1. Ohh I think I saw it! It was in a little pot, I'll check it out :)

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  11. I've been wanting to try a Glycolic Peel, I didn't actually know Superdrug did their own one - it's a shame it doesn't work very well, I guess I'm going to have to splash out a bit more on one then!

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    1. I've been waiting to try a decent one for ages, I wouldn't give up just yet, a lot of brands are releasing lot's of similar products so you never know :)

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  12. The serum sounds great. I find it really hard to like drugstore skincare products so well done for finding one that gets HG status. Shame the glycolic peel didn't really work. x

    Renata | Speaking Beauty UK

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    1. Haha thank you! Although I don't really tend to go high end much for skincare yet unless it's a present, so it is mainly the drugstore I stick too :)

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  13. The serum sounds great but too bad we don't get SuperDrug here. :-(

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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    1. Aww that's a shame, they should start shipping internationally I reckon :)

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  14. i think im gonna have to pop in to my nearest superdrug and try it out! x

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  15. It sounds good... Although Im loyal yo Boots :)
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  16. Lovely skincare review
    I need to try some of these

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  17. Great skin care review, never heard of this but will check it out! :)

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  18. So many people have said the Vitamin E from Superdrug left them wanting :/

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    1. That's really strange because I read a lot of positive reviews too, I guess it just depends on the individual :)

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  19. This serum sounds great but I don't think I'll get it in my place ...
    Nati xx
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  20. I love buying own brand products so definitely want to try a few especially the serum xx

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    1. Me too, although the Superdrug ranges are so advanced they don't even feel like own brands

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  21. I bet the serum is amazing! Vitamin E is just so fantastic for your skin - love it!

    xo, mikéla / simplydavelyn.com

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    1. It really is! I really enjoyed using skincare with Vitamin C in the past too :)

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  22. I am glad to see this post today! Fall is coming ad my skin tends to be slightly dry! And it's a bad thing. Besides my long shift + full schedule where I spent all my day outside and my skin goes through a lot. This is really gona help my skin and my budget! Will let you know when my hands get it! Thanks xx

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