The Body Shop Nutriganics Smoothing Serum

If you have read my morning or evening skincare routine, you know I am a big believer in serums.
Packed with skincare goodies, easily absorbed, boosting whatever you put on top, they are my secret weapon.
It helps a lot, if I am completely honest, that they aren’t quite as common as the usual Cleanse/Tone/Moisturize routine, so I feel extra special when applying them.
Am I the only one feeling that way?

The downside is, they often come with a hefty price tag, and even though I believe in investing in your skincare, I really enjoy discovering something that works and is much more affordable.

The Body Shop Nutriganics Smoothing Serum

Introducing The Body Shop Nutriganics Smoothing Serum.

Facts first:
That serum is part of the Nutriganics range, which claims that 99% of the ingredients are organic. The range contains cleansing foam, day and night cream, mask, eye cream and as newest addition the “Drops of Youth” products, which are next on my list to try.
Some of the products, including the Smoothing Serum, are “EcoCert” certified.

You get 30 ml (1.0 fl oz) of product for 19,50 €. Those 30 ml lasted about two months while using it once a day, usually in the mornings.
It smells herbal, a little like thyme, but the smell doesn’t linger on your skin. The lightweight consistency sinks into your skin very quickly and leaves no stickiness, just a smooth, hydrated surface.

The Body Shop Nutriganics Smoothing Serum

The claims:
“Reduces the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, boosts hydration and sinks in quickly while leaving the skin feeling firm and supple.”

Does it live up to its claims?
Apart from added scents and preservatives, there are several active ingredients (in order of appearance on the ingredient list):
1. Glycerin, boosting hydration.
2. Plant Oils (Jojoba, Babassu Seed)
3. Aloe Leaf extract, soothing and fighting inflammation
4. Tocopherol (Vitamin E), an antioxidant
5. Buddleia davidii extract, known for fighting inflammation and for its antioxidant properties
6. Salicylic Acid, used as preservative (see my post on Acid Toning for further information)
The Babassu Seed oil is an oil similar to coconut oil and is the listed main active ingredient on the bottle.
The serum definitely has some serious hydrating ingredients, reducing the appearance of existing fine lines, and contains antioxidants to prevent the development of new ones. My skin really feels hydrated after applying it.

Will I rebuy?
Yes, I have already.
During the warmer months this gives me the hydration I need in the morning, adding a boost of antioxidants to my skincare. Now come winter, and probably due to the fact that is aimed at skin aged 25, which was ten years ago in my case, I need something richer.

Who do I recommend it to?
I think it is the perfect serum for younger women (and men), wanting to fight early signs of aging.
It is budget friendly, not too rich, quickly applied, but with very good ingredients.
A recommendation to my teenage self, so to say.

Have you tried anything of this range?
And are you into serums or is this a step you skip?
Serum recommendations?
Please tell me in the comments!

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