Skincare For Under A Fiver

Recently I’ve been taking skincare a lot more seriously, especially since the stress of uni is starting to show and nobody wants that. I’ve been hearing a few things about Superdrug’s Beyond Radiant range so I invested and gave it a go. Disclaimer: the products were half price when I bought them but they’ve recently gone back up to around £6 each, which still isn’t much for skincare (if it works), but it means the title of this post is a little white lie. However, they’re currently on a 2 for 1 offer so it’s not so much of a little fib.

The packaging is quite decent but I feel like they could have made it more luxurious looking or more reflective of what the products aim to achieve. I’m not a big lover of the name, because if I was naturally radiant I wouldn’t need to use them but I get it.

On a few of these products it warns not to use on sensitive skin which is a little annoying, as I have sensitive skin so I couldn’t even try out half of the products. It made me wonder what kind of harsh ingredients they’ve put in them so I stayed clear. I got the Glycolic Overnight Peel, Renewing Night Cream and the Radiance Balm.

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I was excited to use the Glycolic Overnight Peel because glycolic acid is supposed to be great for dry skin. Firstly, it isn’t a peel, or not in the traditional sense anyway. I was expecting to wake up and find half of my face peeling off in a snake like manner, but fortunately not (a bit disappointing actually). Superdrug claims this will “help revive skin’s radiance and even out skin tone” and actually my skin did look more even and a little more glowy after using this a couple of times. However, they advise not to use this on broken or irritated skin, so my skin has already got to be quite healthy to use it. I’ve had eczema and irritation of my face lately so this has been in the corner with the rest of my skincare looking rather sad. For the few weeks I was able to use it, it was a nice product and I can say it worked. So much so that I bought it for my mum too. Little warning/advice though, because of the acid it may increase your skins sensitivity to the sun, so always apply an SPF in the mornings. I’d advise this even if you weren’t using this product to protect your skin from them UV rays.

They also advise you to use these products in conjunction with other products in the range (of course), so on nights where I don’t use the overnight peel (only use that 2-3 times a week), I use the Renewing Night Cream. I always feel like a cream does more at night than in the day because it has more time to work before I cake my face in makeup. For in the day I tried the Radiance Balm and it does it’s job well and keeps skin moisturised and looking glowy all day while improving the skins texture. Both creams smell lovely and apply nicely to the skin, they melt in as opposed to feeling like they’re sat on the skin. While using this range I could see a visible reduction of oil around my T-zone, which is never going to be a negative. My skin definitely feels softer when I use this combination and the night cream doesn’t hold any restrictions for irritated skin so I can actually use this regularly, unlike the other products.

I’d definitely recommend this range to people with normal or just oily skin as you’ll be able to use all the products regularly. If you have sensitive skin I’d always read the labels in-case that certain product isn’t suitable for sensitive or irritated skin. I’m not really on board that they’ve brought out a range that so many people won’t be able to use, including me. I like the three products I’ve tried from this range and they work nicely, especially for such an affordable price. They’re easily accessible from Superdrug either in store or you can get them online here. I don’t think I’ll be trying more products from this range because the majority of them aren’t suitable for me, which is a shame because I quite liked these three.

If you’ve tried any of the products from this range let me know what you think to them.

-Lauren

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