I use a serum as a "booster" step in my daily skincare regime, after cleansing but before moisturising and I've recently been using Dr Nick Lowe The Secret is Out Lifting Super Serum, which is designed to smooth, firm & hydrate skin.
On first impressions, I liked the packaging. The weighty, frosted glass bottle may not be the most practical for travel but it looked and felt relatively high end. I appreciated the functionality of the pump dispenser, which releases just the right amount of product with no wastage. I also liked that the turquoise bottle was sufficiently transparent to be able to tell how much product was remaining.
Despite containing Acai & Goji berries, these ingredients aren't reflected in the scent. I hated the chemical fragrance and didn't find the serum enjoyable to use for this reason. Having said that, it wasn't noticeable on skin following application.
The gel texture meant that the serum was easy to smooth onto skin and it absorbed quickly. The texture reminded me of a primer and I wasn't surprised to see silicones on the ingredients list. It worked well under makeup.
Unfortunately, Dr Nick Lowe The Secret Is Out Lifting Super Serum didn't feel particularly nourishing and for this reason, I'd be unlikely to repurchase. Hydrating benefits are one of the main things I look for when choosing a serum as I feel that this helps to address my dehydrated skin's needs. I'd prefer to use a serum with a milky texture, as I generally find these to be more hydrating.
Dr Nick Lowe The Secret Is Out Lifting Super Serum costs £25.99 for 30ml.