Who is it for?
Anyone with dry, dull, dehydrated or sluggish skin.
What’s in it?
Aqua (Water), Glycerin, Niacinamide, Methyl Gluceth-20, Salvia Hispanica Seed Extract, Sodium PCA, Panthenol, Phenoxyethanol, Ferulic Acid, Hyaluronic Acid, Polyacrylate Crosspolymer-6, Wheat Amino Acids, Caprylyl Glycol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Disodium EDTA, Citric Acid, Lactobacillus Ferment, Copper Tripeptide-1, Hydroxyproline, CI 42090 (Blue 1)
What’s not in it?
parabens, fragrance, animal by-products
Possibly acne/allergy/troubling for some ingredients?
Suitable for pregnancy?
Natural? Organic? Man made? Vegan?
Tested on animals in home country/EU/sold in territories that require testing?
How does it smell?
Very lightly of the ingredients, nothing heavy at all.
How do you use it?
Apply 2-3 drops in the morning after cleansing and toning/under your moisturiser.
Can it be taken around the eyes?
Best for winter or summer?
Both, it’s free radical protection and healing.
How long did I test it for?
One large and one smaller bottles emptied over a period of a few months.
How much is it? /Size/Approximate cost per usage?
£58.50 for 50ml
£39.00 for 25ml
Should last around 2-3 months per 50ml.
Works well with?
Practically anything. I used under Vitamin D and moisturiser in the mornings, and sometimes under just a thicker moisturiser in the evenings.
What’s the website like?
Functional, clear, easy to use, but doesn’t list full ingredients.
How’s the distribution? Available freely or limited?
Available freely online in most outlets in the UK and selected lines in selected Marks & Spencer stores.
What’s good about it?
I really, really like this serum. It’s a ‘wet’ serum, not greasy or oily at all and thus you literally apply it to the skin and leave it alone. There is no massaging through etc.
It’s a vitamin serum fortified with niacinamide and copper tripeptide to take on environmental elements and helps prevent the signs of premature ageing. It also contains chia to help plump and hydrate the skin and ferulic acid to help even out skin tone.
Niacinamide (Vitamin B3) enhances barrier function, while promoting suppleness, elasticity and a firmer appearance in the skin. Copper Peptides combine copper with amino acids, giving a ‘daily protein powder’ to energise and invigorate the complexion. Chia Seed, heavy in omega-3 and 6 essential fatty acids and tocopherols significantly increase skin hydration and help reduce transepidermal moisture loss.
I’ve been using it both am and pm to heal my skin, which has not taken kindly to the amount of work I’ve been doing combined with the sudden onset of weather that freezes your face off. Seriously. London is freezing at the moment. In the mornings I’m using it on the skin first and putting a little Zelens Vitamin D on top, followed by moisturiser. In the evenings, I’m generally just repeating those steps but changing up the moisturiser and I’m noticing good results. My skin is more clarified, softer and smoother to the touch, and certainly more hydrated.
What’s not so good about it?
I use it up quickly. But that’s my bad, not the product’s fault. It’s so fine (low viscosity) that I tend to use more than needed to saturate my skin. Unnecessary but satisfying.
Would I purchase/repurchase?
Yes. Already have.
Do you need it?
In all likelihood, unless your skin is perfection, yes.
Not really, this one is pretty unique, although you can obviously shop The Ordinary/NIOD for the individual ingredients should you wish:
Alpha-H Vitamin B with Copper Tripeptide is £58.50 from Cultbeauty.com