Oh hello! forget about little old me? I was very busy last week preparing for and giving a presentation at uni (which typically I worked myself up over when really it wasn't that scary), I didn't mean to take such an extended break but I really needed it. I'm still too swamped to be posting regularly but I hope you can forgive me and stick around while I try and finish my degree! ha ;)
I've been meaning to do a little post on my collection of S5 Serums for quite awhile now but feared my blog was becoming some kind of homage so S5 and held off for a little bit.
There are actually 5 serums in the S5 treatment range and I am only missing Renew, but a serum designed for wrinkles is not really necessary at my ripe old age of 22. I do however have Purity, Replenish, Illuminate and Calm. Unless you are extremely lucky to have perfect skin, targeted serums like this are so amazing as they allow me to treat all of the different skin issues that like to occupy my face all at once. If I'm suffering from a breakout then a light layer of the Purity Serum* with salicylic acid and plant extracts helps heal and soothe any spots, I can then layer on either the Illuminate Serum* during the day or the Replenish Serum* at night to help fade scars and nourish my skin. The only serum I do not get along with is Calm, it doesn't do what it says on the tin (for me, remember skincare is subjective and everyone is different) and left my skin feeling a little itchy and unhappy.
After much deliberation I have decided that Replenish is my favourite from the bunch, I've mentioned it before but it is a wonderfully light oil, it almost feels like water on the skin and leaves me with a softer, glowing complexion come morning. It's an amazing blend of sea buckthorn, pomegranate and rosehip oils that make magic here, all known for their abilities to hydrate, reduce inflammation and give your skin an antioxidant boost. Perfect for dehydrated and scarred skin. My second favourite is the Purity Serum, which my little bottle of is pretty much empty now. I wasn't too impressed with this at first, using it here and there without seeing any improvement in my blemishes, it wasn't until I stuck with it using it everyday that my skin really saw the benefits and blemishes were a thing of the past. I don't suffer from proper angry spots so much these days as I'm really working inside out to sort out this skin of mine, but if I am ever at my wits end a bottle of this will be purchased without hesitation.
I have the 10ml sample sizes here which are amazing for trying out the serums and also they really do last you ages, I've linked to Content for the serums as this is where you can get them in their smaller sizes cheapest (£9), but also try Naturisimos sample section if they're out of stock.
Have you tried S5?