Annabelle Minerals is a Polish cosmetics brand with a range of high quality natural make-up and skincare products. I’ve had the good fortune of being able to test out three of their serums, all with different ingredients, meaning they will help your skin in slightly differing ways.
Glow Juice Serum
The Glow Juice serum contains Vitamin C & E, along with ferulic acid and quercetin. Unlike many other brands, who simply state it contains an ingredient, regardless of whether it’s simply a trace amount, the product packaging on this serum highlights that it actually contains 20% Vitamin C.
That’s a hefty amount and will certainly help with both hydrating and brightening the skin. Vitamin C is a popular inclusion for serums, as it can help protect the collagen in the skin, as well as increasing production.
Vitamin C is an antioxidant, meaning it will help to fight off free radicals, the number one cause of ageing, while it can also help to protect your skin against sun damage (but don’t forget to follow up with some SPF).
One thing I particularly loved about this one is that my face literally glowed with radiance after using it. The shine doesn’t make the skin look oily, instead it looks young and vibrant, exactly what I was hoping for.
Clarity Juice Serum
This serum contains 5% niacinamide, which is a water-soluble vitamin more commonly known as Vitamin B3.
Which serum you opt for will depend on what your main focus is, but this one may prove popular if your aim is to reduce the appearance of enlarged pores. It should be stated that you can’t actually reduce your pore size, but you can manipulate by making them appear visibly minimised.
Niacinamide has been shown in multiple clinical studies to tighten pores, diminish visible dullness of the skin, to help with uneven skin tone and to soften any lines you might have.
This serum also contains a number of other ingredients, such as hydromanil, which can help prevent water loss from the skin, as well as rice bioferment, which can help brighten skin and will also help with uneven skin texture.
Repair Juice Serum
I left this one to last as it was my favourite and I wanted to spend the most time trying it out.
I interviewed around 12 dermatologists back a couple of years ago, asking them what the number one thing you can do for your skin within the skincare industry (except for applying SPF) and every single one of them answered that you should apply retinol.
Retinol can help to increase turnover of surface skin cells, which has a knock-on effect as it will help to boost collagen production. The exfoliating factor of retinol is hard to compare to anything else on the market.
The benefit to this is a reduction in appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, making your face appear more fresh and youthful.
This serum also contains squalane, which is packed full of antioxidants and has been shown to boost collagen production.
How Much Do These Cost?
Regardless of which serum you pick, the price remains consistent, at £27.90, while they offer free delivery on orders over £50, so it might be worth trying two serums out, or buying a serum with a moisturiser.