Superdrug Vitamin C Review

It’s been a while since I’ve done a product review and I’ve been meaning to do one for ages. Recently, I’ve discovered the importance of Vitamin C in my skincare routine. If Vitamin C isn’t a part of your skincare routine, you are missing out. Vitamin C products were the most searched for products in 2017 according to The Telegraph . Vitamin C brightens and smooths skin. In addition to providing the skin with a more youthful appearance, Vitamin C has also been credited with removing dark spots and discolorations on the skin.

I’ve been using Vitamin C serums for about a year now and all the ones I have used were bought from Amazon . I find that the serums that are thicker tend to work better and faster but of course everyone is different, so some of you may disagree. Serums can be quite pricey in general so when I heard that Superdrug had launched a range of Vitamin C products, I was so excited. Accessibility and affordability? What more could a girl want? I’ve used the Superdrug Vitamin C Booster  and Superdrug Vitamin C Eye Cream  for about two weeks now and I feel that this is the right time to tell you my thoughts…

Superdrug Vitamin C Booster 

Superdrug claim that their Vitamin C Booster will detoxify your skin and leave it softer and brighter than before. I definitely noticed a difference in my complexion after a few days. Was it significant? No, but I liked that my skin looked more radiant. My skin did also feel softer after a couple of applications. I never apply serums on my skin without my moisturiser as I feel that’s how they work best. If you want radiant skin without having to wait, I would definitely recommend this product. At £4.99, it’s a steal compared to most Vitamin C products on the high street (which are a lot more expensive). As for reducing or removing my dark spots, I noticed a slight evening of my skin tone and that was it. If you follow me on Twitter, I’m always looking for dark spot remedies so I wasn’t totally satisfied with the outcome but I will continue to use this product.

The Superdrug Vitamin C Booster is priced at £4.99 and is available in stores and online.

Superdrug Vitamin C Eye Cream 

A high street Vitamin C Eye Cream is perfect and I was really excited to try this product. Unfortunately, it hasn’t done anything for me. Superdrug claim on their website that it will detoxify the skin but the reason why I bought this product was for the ‘brightening’ claim which is very clear to see on the packaging. My eyes are quite puffy right now and it hasn’t reduced them significantly. I like the roll on applicator and the fact that the product absorbs into the skin easily.

The Superdrug Vitamin C Eye Cream is priced at £4.99 and is available in stores and online.

Thoughts

There is a demand for Vitamin C as a beauty product – it has so many amazing benefits. What concerns me about both products is that Vitamin C isn’t one of the first 6 ingredients (on the booster it’s the 6th and on the eye cream it’s the 18th/19th). I do think Superdrug should label the product as infused with Vitamin C and not Vitamin C. In order for any product to be truly effective, the main ingredient ( in this case, Vitamin C) needs to be one of the first six ingredients listed on the packaging. I think this is definitely a factor as to why I haven’t seen any outstanding results as of yet.

If you fancy a quick skincare fix and you don’t have a lot of skincare issues, then these products would be perfect for you.

Have you used a Vitamin C product? Would you use a Vitamin C product?

As always, I love to hear from you all so feel free to leave a comment.

I hope you have enjoyed this review.

Kel xo

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Vit Stix Review

In this post, I’m going to be reviewing a brand new product, Vit Stix.

Vit Stix are a vitamin drink which comes in sachet form, perfect for those who seek hydration and higher energy levels.

When I was approached to review this product, I was so excited because having recently increased my Vitamin C intake, I find that I’m rarely ill and I just feel a lot more energetic. In addition to feeling healthier, I think that getting the right amount of Vitamin C in your body is so important and if you need some help from a supplement, then go for it!

I’ve been using Vit Stix for about three weeks now and I am happy with the results so far. I previously used Holland and Barrett’s Vitamin C capsules and I was so afraid to try anything else, especially vitamins that I could only drink unless I mixed them with water. Once I put my reluctance to one side, I fell in love with this drink, the citrus flavour is so sweet and refreshing that you can almost feel it working right away.

This product promises to reduce fatigue and support normal mental performance. I’d say my sense of focus has increased but I still get days when I do feel a little tired, especially as my time of the month approaches. I’m definitely going to continue to take these once a day and I will monitor whether there has been a significant reduction in how tired I am. Right now, I’d say it’s a 7/10 in that area. Also, I don’t know about you all, but my immune system has been taken for a whirlwind of a ride over the past few years. I was always getting ill and I just didn’t know why. I do get my daily fix of fruit and veg (I try to eat at least a minimum of two a day at least! Let’s be honest, we don’t all eat our five a day, every day.). The idea of introducing Vitamin drinks into your diet just ensures you have enough Vitamin C in your body.

The Vit Stix contains no added sugar and no artificial colours or flavours. If you are health conscious, then you will be pleased to know that there are only 7 calories in each stick.

Another bonus is that in addition to Vitamin C, Vit Stix also contains vitamins B5, B6, B12, D and also zinc. It’s a concoction of nutritional goodness.

They are also suitable for vegetarians. All you need to do is add the contents of one Vit Stix sachet to 500ml of water and enjoy.

My only recommendation would be for the brand to introduce more flavours. I can’t wait to try new additions from Vit Stix in the near future.

A box of Vit Stix costs £3.33 each (10 in a box).

If you sign up to the brand’s mailing list, you automatically get 10% off your first order.

Kel xo

This post is collaboration between myself and Vit Stix. These products were sent for review, however, all views are my own.

My Energy Essentials

Hello lovelies! I’m back! In this post, I’ll be reviewing three amazing, energy boosting products that have become an important part of my diet.

My ‘Energy Essentials’ give me the strength I need to get through the day.

The first product I’m going to review is the Indigo Nutrition Super Vital Powder. This powder comprises of superfoods – superfoods are foods that are rich in nutrients. Thanks to this product, I’m now able to integrate superfoods into my diet. According to the packaging, the powder boosts the immune system. It’s perfect for a pick me up and all you need is half a teaspoon, so it will definitely last a long time.

Instead of relying on sweet treats, I decided to seek an energy boost the natural way and it was the best decision I ever made. One thing I would advise is that this powder should be added to smoothies or juices. I wouldn’t recommend adding it to food as it may not compliment the taste. I’ve been using it for about two weeks now and I’m really impressed. I plan to add a extra teaspoon every day until my body gets used to it. Another benefit is that all ingredients are natural: Acai PowderBaobab Powder and Beetroot Powder all contain high amounts of Vitamin C.

The Indigo Nutrition Super Vital Powder is available from the Indigo Herbs website and prices start from £5.99. Click  here for more information.

Next, I’m going to introduce you all to the Indigo Nutrition Organic Supergreens Powder. I’m a keen consumer of vegetables. My faves are broccoli, sweetcorn and asparagus but sometimes with such a hectic lifestyle, I may completely forget to have a side of my favourite veg on my plate. Like the vital powder, it is 100% organic. The only difference is that it’s rich in Vitamin B. As for it being a mood enhancer, I have to see because I haven’t noticed any changes yet. Although you can add it to your smoothies, I use it in my stews. Even though the powder is bright green (yes, just like Kermit), it doesn’t change the colour of the stew. I’ll add that I used this when I made tomato stew so I can’t vouch for dishes such as curry, for example, so start with a small amount and then slowly progress to the recommended 1/2 a teaspoon.

The Indigo Nutrition Organic Supergreens Powder is also available from the Indigo Herbs website and prices start from £6.99. Click here for more information.

Overall, I’ve had a really good experience with both of these powders. They are a welcome addition to my diet and I look forward to my body reaping more benefits in the near future. They are also reasonably priced so you’d definitely be getting your money’s worth.

If you ever sit at your desk and just anxiously wonder how you’re going to get all your work done, then the Indigo Herbs Brain Power (Pulse Point Roller) is for you. I apply the oil on my pulse points (temple, wrists and at the back of my neck), I also inhale it a few times a day. My mind instantly feels alert and I feel a lot more focused. The ingredients are 100% natural and the blend of oils including almond, lemon and eucalyptus provide such a soothing effect. The scent is sweet, refreshing and so invigorating.

The Brain Power (Pulse Point Roller) is available on the Indigo Herbs website and is priced at £4.49. You can find more information here.

This post is a collaboration between myself and Indigo Herbs. All views are my own.

Have you ever tried any products from Indigo Herbs? If so then, don’t forget to join in the conversation using #IndigoHerbs.

Kel xo