I’m a bit of a basic gal when it comes to my skincare routine. I cleanse (most nights… except on big nights out), occasionally I exfoliate (okay, I’ve done it handful of times in my life) and I moisturise (mostly my legs).
Having recently turned 33 I’m starting to realize I might have to become an adult and start taking better care of my skin. No more going to bed with makeup on or washing with soap and water. It may be time to be a big girl and wear a night cream, in fact, I may even need to splash out and start using an eye cream.
I’ve been pondering mixing up my regime (or lack thereof) for a few weeks and then like a sign from the skincare gods I received a fabulous invitation to trial a new brand of preventative skin care from Boots Laboratories called Serum7. Now, given I’d reached the age of 33 having never really explored serums or anti-ageing products I thought why not? Then I began eagerly awaiting my special package to arrive, promising my poor skin I would be giving it some loving very soon.
When my parcel arrived I was delighted by the packaging. I’m a big lover of good packaging and love nothing more than pretty jars and bottles and Serum7 did not disappoint. The packaging is lovely and made me look extremely professional when anyone entered my bathroom and noticed it sitting proudly on my bench.
One of the biggest reasons I’ve shied away from new products is because of my extremely sensitive skin. I’m someone who is red for 24 hours after a simple eyebrow wax so although I was excited, I was on high alert for my super sensitive skin (sadly not a fun super power).
To begin my review I cleansed my skin with my normal Cetaphil cleanser and started my new regime. The first product I tried was the Serum7 Beauty Serum, which felt like velvet on my skin. I then followed with Serum7 Regenerating Night Cream which also felt very velvety and nourishing. The night cream is very rich and soothing plus a little bit goes a long way. I finished off with the Serum7 Fine Lines Eye Cream (my first ever eye cream) and lightly patted it under my very tired eyes (thank you Miss 1). Lastly, I put myself to bed to let the ingredients do their magic.
The next morning I woke up crossing my fingers for no break outs or redness and I couldn’t have been happier. My skin looked fresh and best of all really well hydrated.
After seeing my glow I couldn’t wait to try my day time routine. It started with another cleanse followed by the Serum7 Beauty Serum and this time the Serum7 Protecting Day Cream which to my delight is SPF 15. Just like the night cream it glided on to my skin, this time the texture was a little more like a moisturizer cream and cooler on my skin. It wasn’t greasy and my skin just soaked it up. I followed with my usual BB Foundation and makeup and I was out the door, ready for the day.
Later that night I decided it was time to give the rest of me some love and attention and tried the Serum7 Protecting Body Serum which truly is heaven in a bottle. This cream is sensational! It was beautiful to use and unlike other body moisturizers it’s not sticky or greasy.
I followed my morning and night time Serum7 routine for next 4 weeks and noticed the following:
No breakouts (something that has never happened before when I’ve tried new products)
My skin started to find its glow again
I felt more hydrated
My skin tone appeared less pigmented and more even
My fine lines were not as visible
I started to look forward to using the products and never forgot to use them (lazy girl converted)
I used very little product as a little bit goes a long way
My makeup applied better and lasted longer
While I wouldn’t say this product took years off my skin’s appearance I was very impressed by the quality of the products. They felt rich with high quality ingredients and the proof is in the pudding as my sensitive skin didn’t react once. My review only lasted 4 short weeks but I believe with long-term use my skin will only continue to improve. I am completely hooked on my new regime and will most certainly continue to use.
Are you ready for a new skincare regime? The team at Boots Laboratories are giving you the chance to WIN the same collection I’ve been using so you too can find your glow again. For a chance to WIN simply share with me why you would like to try Serum7 ? Our judges will choose there favourite answer and announce a winner on the 31st of August at 9pm
Good Luck x
Boots Laboratories have launched their line of anti-ageing skincare to the Australian market. Australians can now purchase Serum7 Beauty Serum – the top-selling European beauty favourite that has been scientifically tested and proven to achieve remarkable results for younger looking skin in just 28 days. With the launch of Serum7 Beauty Serum, and the Serum7 range, Boots Laboratories brings the certainty of science to Australia through the country’s largest pharmacy network – Amcal, Amcal Max, and Guardian Pharmacies.
It is never too late, nor too early, to take steps to try and alleviate the signs of ageing, which is why Boots Laboratories developed Serum7 and Serum7 LIFT – two specific beauty regimes, designed to address anti-ageing needs. The entire Serum7 range has been tested and endorsed by leading scientific skincare experts.
The SERUM7 regime has undergone rigorous testing, with 29 separate tests being conducted across the range, on the skin of nearly 2,000 women.
• Patented Antioxidant Complex uses protective ingredients such as Mulberry, Ginseng and Vitamin C to stop the chain reaction and prevent further damage to the skin cells to avoid the formation of new lines.
• Age-Defence Complex which combines Peptide technology and White lupin, works to smooth out lines and plump up skin so that it looks visibly younger.
• At the heart of the SERUM7 regime is the Beauty Serum, the formulation of which has been independently proven to restore the structure in prematurely aged skin by one of the world’s leading dermatologists, from the University of Manchester. This break through study was published in a leading British medical journal and picked up by a well known scientific program in the UK.