Friday, 10 June 2016

My Top 3 Exfoliating Serums





We all have those days where our face feels rough and bumpy, and looks grey and lifeless. Makeup is great for adding colour back into the face, but it won't help the texture and overall appearance of the skin. Exfoliation is your best friend for treating these issues and I have found some amazing products that will help get your skin looking radiant, fresh and glowing.

My favourites are -

Superdrug Naturally Radiant Glycolic Overnight Peel - £5.99
Amount - 30ml
Texture - Gel
Acid Percentage - 1.4%

Nip and Fab Glycolic Fix Serum - £14.95
Amount - 30ml
Texture - Gel
Acid Percentage - 4%

Pixi Skintreats Overnight Glow Serum - £26 
Amount - 30ml
Texture - Gel
Acid Percentage - 10%

These three serums are designed to resurface, refine and smooth the skin overnight. They all have a similar thick gel consistency which you apply after your toner and before your moisturiser. 
Funnily enough, they are all glycolic acid based, which is an Alpha Hydroxy Acid. AHA's are also called chemical exfoliants and they work by breaking down the bonds holding dead skin cells together, helping to unclog pores, fade pigmentation and reduce the appearance of wrinkles. The next morning you will see and feel a noticeable difference in your skin, especially after you cleanse. As well as smoothing the surface of the skin, they also bring back glow to the face, getting rid of that horrible grey cast we sometimes get. 

When using in the day time - apply SPF after/instead of moisturiser
When using at night time - apply SPF next morning

The great thing about the ones I have shown is that there's one to suit everyone. If you're new to using acids, the superdrug one is great because its cheap but very effective. If you use acid toners but need something with a bit more oomph, then the Nip and Fab is perfect and for those who want optimum exfoliation, Pixi OGS will transform the look of your skin.  

Thank you so much for reading!

What serums have you been loving recently? 

Maiya
x
SHARE:

3 comments

  1. Loved the post Maiya. I think I should give Nip&fab glycolic serum a go, you know I'm a fan of Nip&fab products.. Haha 😂
    I am loving pixi glow tonic so once my skin gets along with 4% glycolic acid serum, I will give 10% acid a go. I have seen my skin gets Lil irritated if I use too much acid in my routines. So I rotate with hyaluronic tonics or serums to boost up hydration. I'm quite happy with glycolic acid results though...it instantly lifts up the skin. Thanks for sharing hun, have a lovely weekend 😘

    Ash | www.mstantrum.com

    ReplyDelete
  2. Loved the post Maiya. I think I should give Nip&fab glycolic serum a go, you know I'm a fan of Nip&fab products.. Haha 😂
    I am loving pixi glow tonic so once my skin gets along with 4% glycolic acid serum, I will give 10% acid a go. I have seen my skin gets Lil irritated if I use too much acid in my routines. So I rotate with hyaluronic tonics or serums to boost up hydration. I'm quite happy with glycolic acid results though...it instantly lifts up the skin. Thanks for sharing hun, have a lovely weekend 😘

    Ash | www.mstantrum.com

    ReplyDelete
  3. I think you'll love the 10% when your skin is ready for it! My skin will get annoyed too, it's all about balance. Let me know if you try it, and what you think!
    Thanks so much for reading the post gorgeous!

    Maiya
    xx

    ReplyDelete

Blogger Template Created by pipdig