• Lauren Hughes

Empties | 6

I have finished up some brilliant products in the past couple of weeks *sad face*. In this post I will be telling you my thoughts on the NIOD Superoxide Dismutase Saccharide Mist, Pestle & Mortar Hyaluronic Serum, Dr Jart Ceramidin, Cerave Moisturising Lotion and Superdrug's Simply Pure Refreshing Toner.

Dr Jart Ceramidin

I received a Selfridges gift voucher from work and obviously headed straight to the store's amazing beauty hall and picked up this moisturiser. This product contains microcapsule ceramides to hydrate the skin barrier from within, preventing chronic water loss. I have spoken before about my love of ceramides, they really help the skin barrier to stay healthy. I loved this product, it has a lovely buttery texture and it made my skin feel very hydrated. I found it particularly useful when my skin was feeling irritated from retinol.

Now that the weather is much colder, I would definitely recommend this for anyone who suffers with dry, rough winter skin. Ceramidin can be quite hard to track down in the UK but it is available in the London Selfridges and also on ASOS.

NIOD Superoxide Dismutase Saccharide Mist

This is actually the second bottle of NIOD Mist that I have finished. This product combats oxidative stress by fighting pollutants, water loss and inflammation. The formula contains a very high, stabilised concentration of yeast-derived Superoxide Dismutase, which is an anti-inflammatory compound that fights cellular oxidation that can cause DNA damage (and therefore premature ageing, eek!)

It also contains sustainably-sourced Marine Polysaccharide, which optimises water retention. Purified extract of North American Four O' Clock Flower is included to reduce the look of inflammation and redness.

I used this most mornings after cleansing and before a serum. I did notice my skin was more hydrated when I used it but I do use it more as a protective layer for long term benefits. It is quite pricey at £34 but it lasts ages and is a unique product so I think I will repurchase again.

Pestle & Mortar Pure Hyaluronic Serum

I won this serum in lovely @kayisoninsta's Instagram giveaway (go follow her if you don't already.) Pestle & Mortar’s Pure Hyaluronic Serum is a fragrance-free serum, which combines multi-molecular weight hyaluronic acid with skin-softening panthenol in a lightweight formula. Hyaluronic acid is great for plumping dehydrated skin (which most people have, even oily skins)

I liked this serum a lot, it wasn't sticky at all like a lot of hyaluronic acid serums and it definitely helped hydrate my skin. I would recommend this product for sure.

Cerave Moisturising Lotion

I was SO excited when I realised that this moisturiser, available on Look Fantastic, was the same as the Cerave PM lotion that I bought and loved when I was in New York. I believe the only difference is that this lotion doesn't contain parabens. I loved this moisturiser just as much as the PM lotion, it is so light but also moisturising. It has ceramides, hyaluronic acid, naicinamide and it's so affordable.

I would recommend this to everyone. I bought the Boots version recently, which is in a much bigger bottle and doesn't contain niacinamide and I'm enjoying it so far.

Simply Pure Refreshing Toner

I've mentioned before that toner isn't a necessary step but I like to use one as a refreshing step first thing in the morning instead of cleansing and sometimes after cleansing in the evening. I went through this toner very quickly because I took it in to my facialist course to use when we practised instead of the very fragranced toner that the school provided.

This toner from Superdrug is fragrance free and contains pro-vitamin B5. I found it to be very gentle and refreshing and it's only £2.99. I will definitely repurchase.

Lauren x



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