Ok so everyone outside of Australia will complain about this one, but I figure my Aussie readers get SO screwed with exchange rates and so many products are unavailable to them, that they needed one of their own that they had the chance to buy all on their own!
You have seen Black Chicken on the blog for a couple of years, and on my Instagram for longer. The products are beautiful and they really work. I had forgotten just how good this serum is, but dipped into it again recently and am annoyed I had let it sit around waiting for too long!
What is it?
'An indulgent anti ageing, deep penetrating, skin boosting, super hydrating, plumping face serum.'
Who is it for?
All skin types, all skin conditions.
What’s in it?
Apricot Kernel oil*, Jojoba oil* , Evening Primrose oil*, Vitamin E oil, Argan oil*, Rosehip oil*, Neroli essential oil , Sandalwood essential oil, Palma Rosa essential oil*, Rose Maroc Absolute essential oil, Ylang Ylang essential oil
Possibly acne/allergy/troubling for some ingredients?
Natural? Organic? Man made? Vegan?
Tested on animals/sold in territories that test on animals?
What's not in it?
no artificial fragrances
How do you use it?/Where to use in your routine?
After cleansing apply a few drops to the palm of your hand, rub together and massage onto the face. Use under moisturiser or on its own morning and night or as and when.
What’s good about it?
This is a really beautiful, hydrating serum. You wouldn't think such a little bottle would pack such a big punch. My skin the morning after I use this is baby soft. Super baby soft. This is one of those occasions where you need to test the formula, not just read the ingredients, before making your mind up.*
The oils are carefully put together and thought out to ensure maximum efficacy. It's a good 'fatty acid' oil, hence it aiding dehydration so well. It hydrates, smoothes, softens aid visibly fixes signs of dehydration. I'm so jealous of you Aussies right now.
What’s not so good about it?
I would personally prefer BCR to ditch the organic, go just for natural and make the bottle much bigger. I know I know - that's the entire point of the range so I'll shut up. It's just that this is so good that I want to slather it on. Repeatedly.
Black Chicken Remedies Love Your Face Serum is $79.00 Aussie dollars (£37ish) and available here: blackchicken.com.au/love-your-face-serum
The good news is that Cult Beauty is stocking the range
in 2016 at the end of next week! To be honest, they didn't take much persuading. ;)
*I still receive regular comments saying 'Beautypedia/Paula Begoun don't rate this product. It obviously causes cell damage/destroys your cells!!!' etc etc
Please do be aware of a key difference between this site and that one. And I say this for information only, not to be antagonistic.
I loved Paula when I met her (just to be clear, again!) - but their reviews are based on reading labels, not testing products on the skin. There is no way of knowing, really knowing, how well something works - or not - without testing it on your skin, in my opinion.
It's why I don't fully review something until I've tried it. Beautypedia works differently. It's a valuable resource, but it is, once again, another opinion. For me it is about the ingredients and the formula, not just the label.
Some of my favourite products, such as Clinique TTDO Balm, I would probably not have picked up had I only read the label....