So I thought if i’m going to do this whole skincare on budget thing then i’m going to do it properly; therefore I bought my very first skincare product from T K Maxx. I’ve got to admit I wasn’t itching with excitement to try my new product; I think I’ve been spoilt and turned into a bit of a skincare snob! So at £4.99 I took it to the till and my purse loved me.
I chose this serum not because of its miniature price tag but because it contain Beta Carotin, vitamin C and is enriched with Retinol.
Now lets get the negatives over with:
- Retinol (Vitamin A)is an AMAING ingredient, however Retinol in small weak amounts is no use to any one . No where in the ingredients does it state what percentage of Retinol is in the product, yet it has got ‘Retinol’ plastered all over it. If it were to have a large percentage of active Retinol surely they would want to promote that?
I did notice that under product info it says ‘ our Retinol is less active than prescriptive Retinol meaning it is more gentle’. This is all well but the irritation that Retinol gives is what provide the celll turnover, desquamation and results!
- In fact all my negatives are around this matter 40 Carrots seem to be using beauty ‘buzz words’ but have no information to back up what they are saying. If there is Vitamin C how much ? In what Form? Sunny Vitamin C is not a technical term.
- It seems like the brand are suggesting that because its from carrots and got Vitamin C then that’s enough information and and the products going to work
It seems that I am more disappointed with the brand them selves rather than the actual product, in all fairness the product hasn’t been so bad. After researching the serum I convinced myself that it wasn’t going to be any good; but actually its not that bad. I wouldn’t go as far as saying use instead of a moisturizer but underneath one yes. I thought that as I stopped using my other skincare products I would see a huge difference in my skin ( I suffer with dehydrated skin and acne breakouts) but actually the serums does seem to be keeping my skin supple and it hasn’t resided to its natural flaky self.