|ESPA Optimal Skin ProSerum *|
Serums are something I've been coveting for a while. Although having oily skin, I was apprehensive about applying more oil to my face. For the past three weeks I've been using ESPA's latest release, their Optimal Skin ProSerum*, as part of my bed time skin routine.
After I've cleansed and donned my pyjamas, I grab my little pot of night time treats. First up is the ProSerum. I squeeze out a few drops onto my fingers and press the serum onto my face and neck, paying particular attention to any dry areas. The blend of natural oils and natural extracts sinks quickly into the skin and feels really luxurious to apply. After a few minutes, I smooth on a layer of The Body Shop's Vitamin E Moisture Cream*. Despite it being intended as a day cream, it seems to be doing the trick for now - and it helps me free up some space in my overflowing skincare drawer! I follow up with Green People's Rejuvenating Eye Cream* that is perfect for sensitive eyes.
Since using the Optimal Skin ProSerum, I've seen a noticeable difference in my skin. It's not as oily as it was before, and feels plump and smooth in the mornings. The amount of breakouts I've experienced have been fewer and any scars from blemishes fade quicker too.
I also really love the smell! The serum contains a blend of various oils - evening primrose, clove and orange to name but a few. There's also rose, patchouli and tumeric packed into the bottle, along with a host of other botanical oils and extracts. The scent is warm and calming. I've been really enjoying using the serum on cold nights.
Although this is only my first venture into the world of serums, I can see that this is only the start! The benefits of the Optimal Skin ProSerum have certainly won me over! The only draw back for me is the cost. At £48 for 30ml, it doesn't come cheap - but then the best things never do!