‘Beauty Sleep; Absolute Bliss’ – these words are music to my ears! So, when Finnish holistic natural beauty brand Supermood sent me a very generous box of skincare treats that included this serum (also with the words ‘Ego Boost’ on the box), I was keen to find out if it lived up to its label…
Having reviewed their Youth Glo Radiance Oil here and, been pretty happy to include it as part of my skincare routine, I started using this “luxurious and highly moisturising queen serum at night. The main ingredient is sea fennel stem cell extract that repairs and regenerates skin during the night. A few drops smoothed into your face and neck will leave your skin feeling soft and sumptuous” – is what they say…
Does the Absolute Bliss Serum really give my ‘ego a boost’? Here’s what I say…
Packaging/Ingredients – In line with the rest of their range, the recyclable, two-tone, pastel coloured box lists all the ingredients according to whether they are organic, natural or, synthetic, as per below.
Aqua (Water) ✤, Betula Pendula (Birch) Sap ♥︎, Glycerin ✤, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil ♥︎, C14-22 Alcohols ✤, C12-20 Alkyl Glucoside ✤, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride ✤, Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Seed Oil ♥︎, Argania Spinosa (Argan) , Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter ♥︎, Parfum ✤, Sodium Dehydroacetate ♦︎, Xanthan Gum ✤, Tocopherol ✤, Sodium Benzoate ♦︎, Lactic Acid ✤, Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid ✤, Crithmum Maritimum Callus Culture Filtrate ✤
MEANING OF THE SYMBOLS
♥︎ Organic ingredient
♦︎ Synthetic ingredient
✤ Natural ingredient
As you can see, Sea Fennel (Crithmum Maritimum Callus Culture Filtrate) or Samphire as it’s more commonly known, is disappointingly not the main ingredient (it appears last on the list) but, the formula is choc full of antioxidants and moisturising ingredients that have the ability to brighten and repair sun damaged and ageing skin.
Verdict – The pump-action, opaque glass bottle dispenses the formula with a bit of a ‘spurt’ :-0 , so sticking to the prescribed ‘couple of drops’ can be a little challenging. It’s certainly more of an emulsion as opposed to a serum too and, has a sweet, vaguely nutty fragrance to it, which is presumably the coconut oil; the fourth ingredient on the list. It glides on beautifully and is absorbed well, leaving a silky texture to the skin but, I do apply it over both my retinol treatment from The Ordinary and a facial oil which may have an impact on how it feels and ultimately, performs.
After a night in the sack with Beauty Sleep Absolute Bliss Serum, my skin definitely appears more plumped and well hydrated. This in itself is youth restoring, so in that respect, it does what it says on the label. Howevs, it is quite pricey at £69 for 30ml (The Ordinary has been spoiling me with their super-cheap formulas you see) and, whilst I really rather like it, I’m not sure it has enough of a ‘wow factor’ in order for me to justify spending more of Mr Zodle’s hard earned moolah on another bottle 🙁