8 October 2014

Battle of the serums! FT Estee Lauder, Elemis & Origins

Hi Lovelies!
Today’s post is going to be about some lovely serums I have tried over the past year! They are all worth a mention and are all fantastic in their own ways. I actually worked for an Elemis Spa for over a year and was lucky enough to go on some really useful product and training days, which really helped me learn more about the skin and its needs. Serums are designed to be a lot lighter and fluid like, as they have to travel to the deepest levels of the skins dermis. Moisturizer’s are only really designed to address the initial layers of the skin, but by using a serum it helps to keep all layers moisturised, which normally results in a brighter and less dull looking complexion. I hope you enjoy this post lovelies and if you need my help or advice then please leave your comments down below, or why not contact me via my Social Media if you are looking for a quicker response :) I would also love to know your thoughts on the post down in the comments section and don't forget to leave your links too!
If this isn't a magical anti-aging potion then I don't know what is! I first used ANR when I made a few cheeky Estee Lauder Makeup purchases and since my first little sample I have never looked back since. I must admit I was very jammy with Estee Lauder as it seemed every time I made a beauty purchase I got a free sample (which last ages) so I never had to buy the full size until recently my boyfriend treated me to the big 50ml bottle. when I haven't used it for a week there is a big difference! I tend to use this around three times a week and it really sorts my skin out. It smoothes out the complexion, as well as totally calming any redness or irritated spots. My skin always looks a lot healthier after using this product, especially when I use it consistently. ANR uses Hyaluronic Acid to lock in moisture, which creates the optimal condition for the skins natural renewal cycle.If you are looking for a serum that soothes, smoothes, plumps and perfects then this is by far the best Serum of the bunch!

This is my current go to serum for day time use! My skin adores Origins and I don’t think I have ever reacted or have had a bad word to say about anything I’ve tried so far (touch wood). Plantscription is a serum that I have always received as a generous 15ml sample with other Origins products, but recently after using it more often I have noticed a great difference in my skin. This Serum is suitable for am/pm but I much prefer to keep ANR for the night and this little beauty for the day. It sinks in really quickly without any signs of residue and it works lovely under my other skincare and make-up. Like ANR this product focuses on anti-aging, which is something I have been interested in since I was 16!  Plantscription uses 20 potent plant extracts including Anogeissus from Ghana, Africa, Bamboo and Pea Extract from Australia, Crithmum from France and Commiphora from India to name a few. 

Elemis is a skincare brand that is very close to my heart! not only did my gran love it, but Elemis as a brand really changed my skin and in ways my life! I started using Elemis around 3 months before I got a job in an Elemis Spa and working for the brand was by far one of the best experiences I have had! I learnt all about the brand and how what you see with Elemis is really what you get! There are no secrets and they spend huge amounts of money making sure their products are as natural as possible and compeltely cruelty free! I started using this serum around two months ago and it has been fantastic so far. Its the best for achieving brightening results out of the three serums, but it does work hard at renewing your skin.. which means it won't be your best friend if you like a face tan! It is proven to reduce the appearance of pigmentation after just 28 days. I can confirm I used this for just under a month and my pores and general look of my skin was a lot better and even looking! The only reason why I don’t use it as much is because I like to face tan and this serum does remove it, as its main aim is to perfect past imperfections, such as acne and dark spots.

They are all fantastic in their own ways! If you are looking for a night product and want something to completely renew and refresh your skin for the next day I would 100% opt for ANR. If you wanted a good all rounder that could be used both am/pm then I thin the Origins Plantscription would be a great choice. However, if you were looking for a serum to help with darkness, acne or just to help you achieve a much brighter and smoother complexion the Elemis Advanced Serum is an amazing option. It really depends what you are looking for, but Serums are a fantastic way to nurture your skin and ensure that you skin is protected all the way through!

I would love to know your thoughts! Thanks for reading lovelies

Lots of Love


  1. I need to add some skincare products to my routine - I literally use like one lol xx

  2. The Elemis one sounds perfect for me! I need to add a serum to my skincare routine! xx

    Jessie | allthingsbeautiful-x

  3. This is such a great post! I'm on the look out for a new serum and have pigmentation scars from old spots and the Elemis sounds like it would work perfectly! Thank you! :)
    LouLovesbeauty xx

  4. I really want to try the Elemis serum. It definitely sounds like it could help me.


  5. I love the look of ANR, it looks like such a miracle product!
    Maddy, xo // UNSTITCHEDD

  6. I am curious about the Elemis, my favorite serums are from dermalogica and skin regimen.

  7. WOW - I was just browsing through & stumbled upon your lovely blog - It looks gorgeous and it has interesting posts that I can relate to. I'm now following you via gfc, Hope you check out my blog ? xx

    Benish | Feminist Reflections

  8. I had Estee Lauder for a while, but am currently using a serum that I fell in love with that is a lot easier on my wallet. Great selection of serums!

    Tiff | AMtoPM


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