This is the last product in the B.Skincare Haul I got a few months ago, this is B.Radiant Antioxidant Boost Facial Oil.
B. Radiant is for the Skin Phase 2 which is for the 30’s and 40’s age group. It states it “calms stressed skin with a burst of moisture and boost of antioxidants”. It is said to offer 12 hour intense hydration and is suitable for all skin types.
Antioxidant Boost Facial Oil is Sunflower Seed Oil based, with Argan Oil, Abyssinian Oil and Rosehip Oil, Wheat Germ Oil and Meadowfoam Seed Oil. It’s a smooth silky texture that sinks in easily, you don’t need a lot of this oil literally a few drops will do. Those are the positives, however the negative is the fragrance of this oil. It’s a very overpowering rose smell that to me smells synthetic. Whereas other oils I use do have fragrance to them, this is usually in the form of essential oils rather than “Parfum/fragrance” listed in the ingredients.
I wanted to like this oil, it is a good price point at around £13, nice enough texture that isn’t overly greasy but I couldn’t really get past the smell. I don’t think I will be trying anything else from the B. range skincare wise, everything I bought in the Haul ended up in the bin! Sadly I didn’t know about Superdrug’s refund policy or I definitely would’ve returned the items! It is not often that I actually bin products, my best friend usually benefits from when I have a destash (I’m slowly creating another beauty junkie!) but these were products I wouldn’t recommend or pass on.
Till next time,
Another product from my Superdrug B. Skincare haul I bought a few months ago, the B. Nourished Cooling and Soothing Mask. This is from Phase 4 which is technically for the late 50’s, but the reason I bought it was to have a product that could take the heat out of your skin, be hydrating and mattifying. It sounded like it would be good for my skin type, so I thought I would give it a go.
It is a mask that you leave on your skin, I tried it on it’s own and layered with other products. At first, it layered well over a night cream as a sleeping mask but shortly after applying it started to ball up on my face. This is a huge bug-bear of mine, so I thought I would try it again but alone. Left it for 10-15 minutes as directed, when it came to massage in the excess it balled up again. GAH! No matter how I used this mask, it balled up and drove me crazy!! It went the way of the B.Restored Eye Cream, which was the bin!! I am a bit annoyed as I wasn’t aware of Superdrug’s returns policy on their own brands, they refund you and give you 25% off your next purchase. I won’t be buying anything else from the range, I have a facial oil to try as part of the haul but I have been so disappointed with what I have tried. Three out of the four products I bought I have thrown away, even if I did buy them at half price I have still lost out. Oh well, not the first time and I suspect not the last…!!
Till next time,
Today is the turn of B. Restored Eye Cream that I have been testing recently. I bought this in a skincare Haul from Superdrug a few months ago while they had a half price promotion.
I think Eye creams disappoint more than any other Skincare product. The eye area is so delicate and there are numerous issues, dark circles, fine lines, wrinkles, hooding etc. that makes finding a perfect eye cream difficult.
B. Restored is a Phase 3 product for late 40’s, I know I’m not there yet but my lines underneath my eyes are my big concern. Lack of sleep and pain take its toll and shows here first, so I thought it might be a bit of a heavier hitter than a product for my age group (late 30’s).
This is more of a gel texture, which is cooling and pleasant. It sinks in easily and looks hydrating but only for about 5 minutes. The claims made about this Eye Cream such as locking in moisture, plumping and restoring elasticity don’t hold up. I find my eyes getting a little crepey and this didn’t do anything to tighten the area at all. My lines are still very prominent after applying in a way that I don’t get with Liz Earle Superskin Eye Cream or my beloved Gatineau Melatogenine Eye Concentrate, so I can’t see (pardon the pun!!) how this could be geared for an older age group. I wouldn’t necessarily say my lines are any worse than my friends of the same age so this does rather fall short.
I’m so disappointed, I had high hopes B. Restored, I think if you are in your 20’s and are looking for a hydrating gel/eye cream this may be ok, but certainly not if you are seeing signs of ageing. B. Restored is £10.99 for 15ml and available at Superdrug.
Till next time,
It’s the turn of B. Radiant Overnight Mask today, I got this a while ago in a haul from Superdrug and was interested to try another overnight mask.
It’s a part of Skin Phase 2 which is for your late 30s and says this mask is “Advanced skin perfector that supercharges your skin as you sleep”. Overnight mask has Niacinamide and Panthenol to perfect the skin tone and add moisture to skin. It offers 12 hour hydration, improves skin elasticity and minimises the look of lines and wrinkles. You put this on over your other Skincare, wait ten minutes and then go to bed.
The texture is like a thick, stiff gel, but like nothing you have ever felt before.
It is utterly revolting! I have tried this Mask about 3 times but I simply can’t use it any more. It’s hideous! If the texture wasn’t off-putting enough the mask feels really sticky when you have applied it. My skin didn’t feel that different except greasy the next morning. The smell is quite fresh, but very overpowering.
This is the second or third overnight mask I’ve tried and I haven’t liked any of them. I just don’t think they are for me. If you have very dry skin then perhaps this might be for you, if the texture doesn’t bother you. I have to say mine has already gone in the bin, this is so awful I wouldn’t destash it and give it to my best friend. However, if you do want to try it for yourself, it’s available from Superdrug at £11.99.
Until next time,