Friday, 6 March 2020

Glow Recipe Pineapple C Bright Serum

  Glow Recipe Pineapple-C Bright Serum £46

Before purchasing this, I had only tried one product from Glow Recipe but I've listened to so many podcasts and interviews with the founders which left me really curious about trying more. Last month Cult Beauty held a pop up event with Glow Recipe in London which I decided to check out. I received a full size version of their Avocado Sleeping Mask and decided to purchase the Pineapple-C Bright Serum even though I hadn't really heard much about it or looked at any reviews. This is a Vitamin C serum, I've tried two other Vitamin C serums, the Drunk Elephant C Firma and The Inkey List Vitamin C Serum. However despite hearing so much hype about the effects of Vitamin C serums, I really didn't notice any difference in my skin after using these products which was especially disappointing for the Drunk Elephant Vitamin C Serum as it is very pricey and needs to be used up fairly quickly.

This serum has three potent forms of antioxidant-rich vitamin C including 22% Pineapple Juice, Ascorbic Avid and stable 3-O-Ethyl Ascorbic Acid which helps to combat acne scars and hyperpigmentation. The Pineapple Juice is said to help to gently exfoliate skin for a clearer and smoother face while Chamomile and Aloe ensure the skin stays refreshed. Hyaluronic Acid hydrates and plumps the skin which they claim leaves skin dewy, smoother and rejuvenated. 

I was really skeptical when I first purchased this, their products are centered around fruit and veg with the Watermelon Sleeping Mask and Avocado Mask being two of their most popular products so I was wary that they could be gimmicky and questioned whether they could really work. However I am SO impressed with this product and have been obsessed with using it because of the difference it has made to my skin in such a short period of time. I started using this both in the morning and the evening, on some days I do just use it in the morning before I apply my moisturiser and ocassionally also at night mixed with the St Moriz Tanning Drops. I noticed a difference in my skin so quickly, I couldn't put my finger on exactly what had changed. My skin looked more even, my scarring from spots was fading and my skin felt a lot more hydrated. I haven't had dry patches on my skin since using this, it feels really plump and healthy looking which I've not experienced in such a long time. The results I've got from this are what I was hoping to achieve from the Drunk Elephant C-Firma but just didn't get. I read some reviews after I purchased it, just to see what other people were saying. It had really positive reviews and most of the negative reviews were mentioning the smell, saying it was bad and therefore they weren't able to continue using the product. This does smell of pineapple juice, quite strongly. It personally hasn't bothered me, it just smells fruity however to some people it could really put them off. When I used the Drunk Elephant C-Firma, it had a really faint smell but it was one that I could still smell once I'd put my moisturiser and foundation on and did bother me slightly so the pineapple smell is not something that has put me off. 

It's definitely worth noting that this product is pricey, it's cheaper than the Drunk Elephant C-Firma however only marginally. It retails for £46 which is on the higher end and for a lot of people this just isn't feasible for a serum, especially considering you cannot keep Vitamin C serums for a long period of time. Generally if you don't refrigerate your serum, you should use it within three months and if you do refrigerate you should use within 5 months. Therefore it is a large chunk of money to be spending every 3/5 months, however I think if I'm in a position to spend this, then I absolutely will. I've not used a Vitamin C Serum that's had this effect on my skin and I'm completely obsessed. If this is too much money for you then maybe try The Inkey List version to see if it does work for you or try The Ordinary's version as these could still be effective for your skin at a fraction of the cost.

Have you tried anything from Glow Recipe before or are you intrigued to give them a go?
Click here to buy the Glow Recipe Pineapple C Bright Serum.

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