Super Facialist is a UK drugstore skin care brand which put ingredients on the forefront long before it became a thing. Backed by facialist Una Brennan, this affordable brand captured the hearts of many skincare enthusiasts, such as Caroline Hirons. For a while it was pretty difficult to get my hands on the products I wanted, but during my last London trip luck was on my side. I finished the products a while ago and here are my 2 cents on the famous serum, facial and cleansing oil:
Super Facialist Vitamin C + Brighten Glow Boost Skin Serum 30ml – £ 17
A unique combination of Vitamin C, Hyaluronic Acid and an effective skin lightening algae extract come together to deeply replenish, boost collagen synthesis and enhance the appearance of skin. With regular use of a pea-sized amount every day before night cream, the skin looks more radiant, smoother and youthful.
The serum feels tingly on the skin, but not too intense. The only thing I didn’t like was the tip broke off after a while when I wanted to close the tube too tightly (it’s important to store Vitamin C well to be able to fully enjoy the benefits).
Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glycerin, Polyacrylamide, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Algae Extract, Dimethicone, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Laureth-7, Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Acrylates/Vinyl Isodecanoate Crosspolymer, Tocopheryl Acetate, Parfum, Sodium Hyaluronate, Disodium Edta, Phenoxyethanol, 2-Bromo-2-Nitropropane-1,3-Diol, Limonene, Citral, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Hydroxyisohexyl 3-Cyclohexene Carboxaldehyde, Hydroxycitronellal.
Super Facialist Rose Hydrate Miracle Makeover Facial Oil 30ml – £ 15
Next up is a product I purely picked up because of Caroline. The Rose Hydrate Makeover Facial Oil is a highly nourishing pre-cleanse treatment facial oil which assists in eliminating imputes from the skin while encouraging natural cell regeneration. You use it as the first step in your routine as part of the double cleansing method or as a leave-on treatment prior to moisturizing.
If you wear makeup, this product won’t be enough for you to get rid of it as a cleanser. You’re better off with the cleansing oil below. I used this on days where I didn’t wear any makeup but I prefer to use this as a treatment to because it does leave a residue. The product makes my skin look supple but I personally also don’t like rose scents, so I wouldn’t be purchasing this again.
Ingredients: Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Seed Oil, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Seed Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens (Geranium) Oil, Lavandula Hybrida (Lavandin) Oil, Eugenia Caryophyllus (Clove) Leaf Oil, Pogostemon Cablin (Patchouli) Oil, Mentha Arvensis (Peppermint) Herb Oil, Rosa Damascena (Rose) Flower Oil, Acacia Dealbata (Mimosa) Oil, Viola Odorata (Violet) Leaf Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, Calendula Officinalis (Marigold) Flower Oil, Laminaria Ochroleuca Extract, Beta-Carotene, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Root Extract, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Seed Oil, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Citral, Citronellol, Eugenol, Geraniol, Limonene, Linalool.
Super Facialist Vitamin C + Brighten Skin Renew Cleansing Oil 200ml – £11
Last but not least is my favourite product of all; the cleansing oil. Can someone please explain why it is still so hard to find cleansing oils in the drugstore in 2020?
This stuff is absolutely amazing to get rid of heavy makeup. Massage your face with it and add a little water and the light milky texture is to gently dissolve all the makeup and impurities as easy as 1-2-3. Afterwards, the skin feels nourished thanks to the olive oil. If you were looking for a cheaper alternative of the DHC cleansing oil or haven’t tried a cleansing oil before, you won’t be disappointed.
Ingredients: Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Laureth-4, Peg-7 Glyceryl Cocoate, Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Seed Oil, Parfum (Fragrance), Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Sweet Orange) Peel Oil, Passiflora Edulis (Passionflower) Seed Oil, Rosa Eglentaria (Rosehip) Seed Oil, Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Seed Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, Citral, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Limonene.
Super Facialist is available at Superfacialist.co.uk, FeelUnique, Boots UK,..
Disclaimer: Products were purchased.