Budget Beauty: Superdrug Vitamin E Moisture Boost Serum

Monday, October 26, 2015

budget friendly moisturising, hydrating vitamin e facial serum

Welcome back to another episode of Budget Beauty!

This time I want to share with you a super affordable little gem that my sister brought to my attention recently.

Superdrug Vitamin E Moisture Boost Serum 50ml £3.99

Boasting an impressive mix of Vitamin E, Betaine, fruit acids and Horse Chestnut Extract, this compact tube manages to deliver moisture more effectively than one would at first assume. The silky texture, presumably from the Betaine, is comfortable to apply and work into the skin. You instantly get a hit of hydration and improved elasticity on the face.

I personally find that I have to top this off with another moisturiser soon after, or a hydrating spritz as my skin is dehydrated albeit oily, but the delicate coconuty scent combined with the lightweight feel of this serum makes it a pleasant and welcome step in my morning skincare routine.

It is an impressive concoction that delivers what it promises: it keeps the skin hydrated and plump, giving me an extra boost of nourishment, all the while protecting the skin and promoting cell renewal. The fact that it comes in a sturdy tube with a pump for ease is just an added bonus. I'm so addicted to the beautiful light sweet scent too. 

budget friendly moisture serum

I don't really think of this as a serum, but rather as a leave on moisture mask that continues to work on helping my skin during the day. I like to use this on the morning after the night when I've used an AHA toning step because I feel like this really helps carry on some of the work of the acid in a much more gentler way while maintaining the hydration and being soothing on my skin. I cleanse, then tone, apply 2-3 pumps of this and end with my day cream. 

I wouldn't use this as an overnight serum purely as a personal preference whereby I want my night time skincare to involve more heavy duty purposes, that will penetrate deeper and work harder. I feel this is great for the morning as it is light and quickly absorbed.

(N.B. I have combination/oily skin that is also dehydrated and it works fine on me. It doesn't clog up my pores or make me extra oily either.)

affordable hydrating facial serum

I know many people like to splurge on their serums and wouldn't even look twice at a product like this - own brand, tiny price tag - but for those who need a nourishing, protective boost of moisture (the name says it all! Haha!) who can't afford to splash out on a skincare product that costs over £20-£30, then this really does tick a lot of the boxes. It would be a great way to introduce a hydrating serum into your routine without breaking the bank. Though don't think of it as a serum, but rather a pre-moisturiser moisturiser ;)

You can read my previous Budget Beauty post here.

Have you ever tried this product? What do you think of it? How do you use it in your skincare routine? Let me know in the comments below or tweet me. As always, you're more than welcome to come and say hi to me on my Instagram.

Sal xxx | @ummbaby

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