If you are anything like me, then you successfully danced, drank and ate your way through the first part of January like Christmas never ended and now find yourself paying for over-indulging with a tired, lacklustre complexion – which was most definitely not on my agenda for 2018, but what’s a gal to do?!
I think we can all agree that in general, the whole Christmas-New Year period wreaks havoc with our skin - between late nights, cold weather, alcohol and way too much sugar. (Leftover mince pie, anyone?) So, now that the festivities are very firmly behind us, it is time to wave goodbye to the excesses of 2017 and give our skin (and ourselves) the TLC we need. So it’s out with the old and in with the new; and the newest product to be added to my collection is the ABC Vitamin solution from the Time Bomb range which I have been trying this month.
As we age our skin starts to lose its ability to absorb key, health-sustaining vitamins, so in order to combat this problem, Time Bomb has created a serum which works while you sleep to deliver an infusion of vital nutrients full of concentrated age-delayers to keep your complexion smooth, tight and bright – just what my dehydrated skin is looking for.
It’s kinda like a grown up version of the tooth fairy, except this fairy doesn’t take our teeth - and instead of money delivers us youthful, brighter skin while we sleep, so I definitely approve!
After cleansing and toning as normal before bed I applied this to my skin and instantly noticed how light it was, a little goes a long way so you don’t need much. In fact, one press of the pump is enough to cover your whole face. Admittedly, I am not a big fan of heavy serums, especially at night time as I feel it can leave my skin feeling sticky and heavy, so the consistency of this was perfect for me.
It was easily absorbed and instantly my skin felt super- smooth to touch. I then applied my night cream as advised and went straight to the land of nod. In the morning my skin felt tighter and after continued use I noticed a very welcomed glow had begun to reappear on my skin.
I have been using this for a few weeks now and I must say, so far, so good. The super-hydrating formula has replaced my dull, wintery complexion with a lovely bright glow and my skin is definitely smoother. I have tried many serums and for me, this compares well to more expensive products out there. Looking at the ingredients list scared me at first as it looked so chemical, but many of these are actually chemical names for the good stuff. It is packed with ingredients including; Vitamin A, which reduces fine lines and wrinkles; Vitamin B3 and B12 which boost cells and improve tone and circulation; Vitamin C to brighten skin; Bakuchioi which is a Japanese herb that mimics retinoid but is kinder to skin; Squalane which renews skin suppleness; and finally, Hyaluronic Acid which is a natural moisture magnet to plump and firm skin texture – now that is what I call the perfect blend of skin goodness!
AQUA (WATER), GLYCERIN, CETYL ETHYLHEXANOATE, PROPANEVIOL, GLYCERETH-26, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, PROPYHEPTYL CAPRYLATE, SQUALANE. CETEARYL ALCOHOL, HELIANTHUS ANNUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL, MAGNESIUM ACORBYL PHOSPAHE (VITAMIN C), RETINOL (VIATMIN A), CYANOCOBALAMIN (VITAMIN B12), BAKUCHIOL, CAMELLIA JAPONICA (TEA) SEED OIL, NIACINAMIDE (VITAMIN B3), PHOSPHOLIPIDS, SODIUM HYALURONATE, POLYGLYCERYL-10 STEARATE, PHENOXYETHANOL, PEG-40 HYDROGENTATED CASTOR OIL, HYDROGENTATED POLYISOBUTENE, ETHYHEXYLGLYCERIN, PPG-26-BUTETH-26, HYDROLYZED CORN STARCH, CITRUS GRANDIS (GRAPHEFRUIT) EXTRACT, CETEARETH-20, ZEA MAYS CORN STARCT, XANTHUM GUM, SODIUM ACRYLATES COPOLYMER, LURAYL LAURATE, POLYSORBATE-20, PPG-3 BENZYL ETHER MYRISTATE, BHT, POTASSIUM SORBATE, SILICA, PEI-10, BHA, SODIUM BENZOATE, DISODIUM EDTA, DMDM HYDANTOIN, TOCOPHEROL (VITAMIN E), BUTYLENE GLYCOL, IODOPROPYNYL BUTYLCARBAMATE, CITRIC ACID.