This serum and moisturiser in one is available at Superdrug and costs a very affordable £2.99! I thought it sounded interesting as it contains hyaluronic acid and niacinamide – two very appealing and beneficial ingredients. I also thought the packaging was cute and liked that it came with a pump.
The consistency is like a gel which I suppose is the middle ground between a serum and moisturiser as the name suggests. It feels lovely and has a wetness to it that makes it feel comforting and soothing when applied. It says on the packaging to use 2-3 pumps but I find 1 full pump perfectly sufficient for my whole face and a bit of my neck. I do think it is hydrating but for dry skin it would probably not be enough. I still use some of The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid before applying this. It feels very lightweight and sinks in quickly and has no greasiness to it.
The only negative I have found of this product is that it is not great at layering with other products. It seems to be temperamental and has caused pilling on a few occasions. Pilling is an annoying, mysterious and random occurrence sometimes, but this product has been a common factor on a number of occasions so I’m confident it was this. It has pilled when used over the top of The Ordinary Vitamin C Suspension 30% in Silicone (probably from an overload of silicone) and also when I have used oils or SPF on top of it. While it is annoying when it happens I don’t think this is a reason to write it off. I have learned that it works best as part of a simpler and lightweight routine where it is the final step. For example – cleansing, toner, face mist, serum then this 2in1 moisturiser. I think not using anything heavier than itself and not rubbing too much, instead patting product into the skin can help reduce pilling. However, because of this risk of pilling I prefer to use it in the evening.
I am impressed with this product and enjoyed using it. It feels very pleasant to use and has a delicate scent. The pilling is a downside but I think the risk can be minimised.
Love Nicole xxxx