[productsamples] You know when you accidentally discover something great and wonder why everyone doesn’t already know about it? I found Allertons skin care via a friend, who was recommended it by Ellis Atlantis (make-up artist, Instagrammer/You Tuber and winner of TV MUA competition, Glow Up) who uses the oils and serums to prep his clients’ skin before make-up.
With that in mind, I wanted to try out the Extra Reviving Day Oil, a light oil that gave my skin next level suppleness without oiliness and made a great base for both foundation and Complexion Rescue. It’s a great protector, containing cherry kernel, ginger, coriander, turmeric and grapefruit oils as key players. Grapefruit oil is a good skin brightener, apparently, which I didn’t know, while the cherry and ginger ward off pollution. I’d happily wear this on bare skin or under a base – it massages beautifully and isn’t obtrusive thereafter. A little goes a long way – which is just as well as it’s £39 for 30ml.
My next try out was the Anti-Oxidant Preventative Day Serum – an ultra-blend of good for skin ingredients. I won’t go through everything because there are so many things in this serum but as a precis, sea buckthorn, acai, rosehip, wakame, retinol and Q10 are present. I think it’s the most expensive product at £59, but it’s a serious serum that smells a little bit of oranges (the Vitamin C maybe). It’s quite loose textured which means a little goes a long way and it gives an immediate silky skin feel which is lovely.
At the less pricy end of things, Allertons produces Olive Squalene and cold pressed Camellia and Rosehip Seed, all of which are great for skin and are £12 each. I’d start there if you’re tempted.
Elizabeth Arden Hyaluronic Acid Ceramide Capsules
I’d be prepared to put money down to bet that you won’t have experienced a skin care texture like this before...
There are plenty of skin products – this collection is only a few of them with everything carefully blended up in Leeds to a strict code. Every ingredient must have a skin care or well being benefit (preferably both), be at the top of the effectiveness chart, be cruelty free and contain no unnecessary chemical ingredients using sustainable sourcing and housed in minimal waste packaging. The bottles are glass, and of course, nothing is tested on animals.
It’s a skin care range for those who are passionate about skin care but feel overwhelmed by the likes of The Ordinary and underwhelmed by high street offerings. I love that Allertons is a home-grown brand (owned and formulated by Nick Nicola since 2014) that speaks to the new ingredient educated consumer (i.e. us) but hasn’t forgotten to include a pampering, luxury element to the textures. To me it feels purposeful and honest – and on the edge of being a much bigger entity than it is right now.
You can find Allertons HERE. The website needs a bit of jazzing up and full ingredient listings added (they are in the tiniest writing on the bottles), but it does the job!
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