2023 Update – the Nourish Radiance Rejuvenating Peptide Serum has been one of my favourite serums for the last six years! I come back to it again and again and recommend it a lot. I feel it hydrates and brightens, my skin is definitely better with it in my regime.
I first discovered the serum back in the winter of early 2017 when my skin was dry and tired! I was kindly given the serum and remember trying it on the back of a very dry hand – on application my skin suddenly became soft and smooth, I was instantly impressed and got it on my face pronto! Since then it has been in and out of my routine – I’ve been gifted again but I’ve also purchased it many times too.
This radiance serum is designed to hydrate and add luminosity to a ‘normal’ skin. I guess I’m kind of normal in that I’m not excessively oily or dry so more or less sit in the middle. I’m definitely dehydrated a lot of the time (as are so many skins I find). I feel this serum is great if you’ve have been burning the candle at both ends and your skin is lacking oomph, or even just the elements are taking their toll. My skin is generally tired; when I first tried this serum I was lacking sleep due to a toddler, now I’m often lacking sleep just due to life! Not getting enough sleep without a doubt shows on skin, and not in a good way. Therefore any serum that is going to give radiance is worth a shot. I find that this serum does do that – not in a shimmery kind of way but just in a healthier skin kind of way.
The texture is very lightweight, almost a watery gel but very silky. It just glides onto skin and and sinks in straight away, one pump does your whole face easily – I often do more taking it down onto my neck as well. There is no residue left, skin just feels smooth and hydrated. My skin definitely looks brighter and more radiant – not in the way an oil would make it shiny – it just looks softer and more rested.
Alpine Foxberry is hailed as the hero of this serum due its skin brightening properties. Tonka Bean bio-extract also enhances natural radiance by acting as an optical brightener. It absorbs UV light and leaves skin looking healthier while also protecting it. The Tonka Bean comes from the Dipteryx Odorata tree in South America and can apparently live to 1000 years old!
Tripeptides boost collagen production and Hyaluronic Acid increases hydration levels – by up to 80% in clinical trials. I most certainly saw and felt a difference on my old hands that first time of trying, and now for sure feel a difference when I use it on my complexion. Rose Absolute gives it a very subtle fragrance, this has been added for its mood enhancing qualities. I personally love rose so this adds to it for me.
The price point is really good too – since I’ve been a fan there has been a slight increase but now at £26, I still think it is great value for an excellent serum. It’s usually serums that I would say to spend out on, as they can work wonders due to their concentrated ingredients; they are often the most expensive product in a range for this reason. A great serum can often be £80 pounds or more, so this one for £26 gives a lot for the money. For me the product delivers – it feels lovely to use and makes my skin better for sure.
Ingredients – Aqua (water), Glycerin**, Arctostaphylos uva ursi leaf powder*, Aloe barbadensis leaf juice powder*, Palmitoyl tripeptide-5, Lactobacillus/Dipteryx odorata (tonka) seed ferment filtrate, Leuconostoc/Radish root ferment filtrate, Cetearyl glucoside, Xanthan gum, Sodium levulinate, Levulinic acid, Sodium hyaluronate, Potassium sorbate, Rosa damascene (damask rose) flower extract, Citronellol, Eugenol, Geraniol. *Certified organic. **Organic origin. Naturally present in essential oils.
It is also Soil Association certified organic as well as vegan and made here in London.
Has anyone else tried it?