Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Dehydration Week - Black Chicken Remedies Love Your Face Serum

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?
essential oils

Natural? Organic? Man made? Vegan?
98% organic

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....


  1. Thanks for not forgetting about us across the pond! Having said that, will so be trying to get my mitts on the cult beauty box. Love your work Lady H!

  2. Am planning on sending my sister in Oz some of this range for Christmas thanks to your recommendation.

    Can't wait til it get's here.

  3. Thanks for remembering your Aussie readers! My skin in my 40s is the most hydrated it's ever been so thank you Caroline. Thank goodness for online shopping.....it means we can get most products you recommend even if we have to pay a little more. But this product sounds like a good find.

  4. Yay for the Aussies! We are routinely screwed with either exchange rates, postage costs or just availability. So I will definitely be checking this one out xx
    The Beauty Bloss

  5. Thanks so much for including us Aussies! I've been using this for about a month & it's great for my dry, sensitive skin!

  6. Thanks for thinking of us!!! You're right, we do get completely screwed $$ wise, although I'm still getting your cult beauty box... just hoping it doesn't go on sale in the middle of the night over here!! 💕

  7. Thanks for thinking of us Ms Hirons. You have so many Australian fans! There are so many good Australian brands (Sodashi, Go-To, Jurlique, Aesop, to name a few). We are spoilt for choice in terms of natural products in particular, so why is it that I always covet the brands from the UK and US that I can't buy in Australia? Was thinking of starting a company to import them but wouldn't know where to start!!

  8. Thank you Caroline! The exchange rate and huge shipping costs make shopping online a bit painful to the wallet at times so it's lovely to see some Aussie products. Having said that some things are worth the splurge...like Cult Beauty Boxes ;)

  9. "but I figure my Aussie readers get SO screwed with exchange rates and so many products are unavailable to them"

    Blue cocoon = $204, and we can't get some of your favourites like Emma Hardie or the Tata Harper Purifying Cleanser (the one website I have found that sells it here, only sells Regenerating and Refreshing). We get screwed over every time lol. Thanks Caroline :)

    1. You can get the Purifying Cleanser on greenorganics.com.au $90 AUD

    2. You can buy Tata Harper in Sydney CBD - there's a green organics store there :)

    3. M&S, look fantastic, feelunique, cultbeauty all sell EH and ship to Oz. Worth shopping atound as each site has different prices/ deals.

    4. M&S, cult, feelunique all sell EH and ship to OZ. Worth checking as often freeship or promos. Cult also sells Tata. And rebates VAT.

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    6. Thanks for the suggestions ladies. I've just ordered from green organics. I'm not sure why that didn't pop up when I googled TH a few months back. I ended up going through "I Am Natural Skincare" before but they only had a few products. Very glad to have found green organics now.

  10. Paula's choice actually rates the Clinique TTDO balm really well! It's so confusing what to do and who to believe. Ingredients in creams and topical a just cannot cross the top layer of the skin (our skin is designed that way) so is there really much point spending loads on skincare except to just enjoy the routine and feel like you are spoiling you skin?

  11. Glad you've clarified that about beautypedia, was really put off a few products I was thinking about after reading their take. I make my own facial oil with nearly exactly the same ingredients as this plus a little frankincense.

    1. I've been doing the same with great results!

  12. What the heck is "Vitamin E oil"???

    1. Vitamin E oil is generally wheatgerm oil.

    2. Vitamin E oil is generally wheatgerm oil.

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  13. Aaaahhhh!!! Just saw this is £66 on cult beauty - about 75% more expensive than the fairly reasonable price of £38 I would have expected using current exchange rates.... Am I missing something? Hope I've got it wrong as product sounds fab!

    1. I am about to place a huge Cult Beauty order and noticed the same. Can't quite justify it at twice the price... :/


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