As the years tick on, I don’t mind admitting that I am on a continual quest to keep my skin looking youthful and the best that it can be. The key for me is therefore really good skincare. Like many, however, I have been guilty of assuming that if a product is more expensive, it is more likely to deliver results. I have therefore spent an eye-watering amount of money over the years on luxury brands such as Sisley, La Prairie and Natura Bissé. And, yes, whilst I shudder at the hole they have left in my bank balance, I have found some amazing products within these ranges, which I would – and have – highly recommended to those who have the budget for them (see my reviews here and here).
HOWEVER, more recently, beauty bloggers – such as the excellent Caroline Hirons (here), Nadine Baggot (here) and Stephanie Nicole (here) – have switched my focus from a product’s price-tag to a product’s ingredient list. This has led me to do a bit of research into drugstore brands that bring great ingredients and formulations at a more affordable price point.
Enter NIP+FAB, the drugstore sister to the luxury brand, Rodial – both founded by Maria Hatzistefanis. Now for those who do not know Rodial, they are an excellent brand that I have found to work well for my skin. So of course I was intrigued to start digging around in the NIP+FAB line to see what I could find that might work equally well on my skin, but without leaving such a dent in my wallet!
Taking a look at the ingredients, and knowing what has worked for me in the past, I was immediately drawn to their Dragons Blood Fix Hyaluronic Shot. This is because the product contains not one, but two ingredients I find to work wonders on plumping up my skin: Hyaluronic Acid and Dragon’s Blood. Both are great at hydrating the skin and this serum did not let me down!
Since discovering it – and I am now on bottle number three – I can safely say that this is probably one of the best serums I have used on my skin in a long time! You use it morning and night, two pumps into your moisturiser, and that’s it.
It has worked marvels on my skin. For instance, I used to have light texture between my eyes on the forehand, and this has now gone. My fine lines are plumped and my complexion is glowing. And the best part? Although this product retails for £24.95 in the UK (in the US), it can often be found on offer in the drugstore, such as Boots, for as little as £12, making it well worth the investment! I would not be without it now, and it has single-handedly turned my skin around. Highly, highly recommended.
Happy anti ageing xxx