Su-Man Velvet Skin Brightening Serum

Su-Man Velvet Skin Brightening Serum

Key details / Benefits

  • Dragon’s blood extract & tranexamic acid 
  • Glycerin, Cassia Alata Leaf Extract, Tranexamic Acid, Plukenetia Volubilis Seed Oil
  • Diminishes the appearance of fine lines 
  • Promotes a firmer-looking complexion
  • Instantly brightens and softens skin
  • Anti-ageing 

How to use

Use morning and evening after cleansing and toning. Smooth over face and neck in an upward circular motion until absorbed. 

Suitable For

All Skin types 

The verdict 

Wow, this serum is ‘TRULY’ gorgeous. I’ve had my fair share of trying out various facial serums in the past and each one seems to surpass the other. I have read so many fantastic reviews and descriptions of this product, to name a few:-

  • The Velvet Skin Brightening Serum
  • This stunningly innovative essence, described by Elle as “liquid rose.
  • Experience the essential anti-aging elixir for a firmer, brighter complexion that looks and feels instantly re-born.
  • Ingredients includes antioxidants and omegas to invigorate the skin, diminish the appearance of dark spots, fine lines and wrinkles and firm and brighten the complexion.

The serum has a silky soft luxury feel to it – just utterly devine.  I was trying to think of the best way to describe it at first and the word ‘slippery, silicone’ came to mind.   I first had the pleasure of trying this product thanks to Mintd Box, a premium beauty box that curates luxury cosmetics by innovative and quality brands every month via subscription.  It provides a luxurious boost of radiance and once applied sinks into your skin like butter.

The packaging comes in a lovely beautiful frosted bottle designed to catch anyone’s eye with a gold and white dropper top. The serum is a cloudy red-pink when shaken and has a watery smooth texture and the scent is of liquid rose petals with a slightly floral undertone.

When first applied my instant reaction was it seems a little on the watery side with it’s generous disperse than a few others tested before, so be careful when applying.  Only one drop is recommended but after a week I felt I needed a few more for hyrdration and to cover the entire skin.  I have been using this for over 2 weeks now and in terms of long term beneifts, I can’t say see a massive difference except it feels great on my skin and looks radiant.  That said, I’ve been a bit naughty, only using this in the morning so only time will tell to comment on the full benefits it really has to offer.

 

Brand owner

Su-Man is a leading celebrity facialist with a passion for her craft including wellness. She has created the Su-Man collection, encompassing a range of luxury products. Her background serves as a former professional dancer and extensive training in the healing arts.  I love what she says in her bio, “your skincare should be be a ritual and not a chore. Have a love affair with your skin and you will transform it beyond recognition. Life changes your skin, now change your skin for life”.

Overall, the Su-Man Velvet Skin Brightening Serum is a lovely product which I really enjoy using. My main concern is what do I do once it finishes because it’s not a cheap (sad face!) as an average consumer but I’ll live without, for NOW.  I even contacted Mindtd Box where I discovered the brand from to see if they had any more of that particular box it to purchase – “unfortunately we don’t” were their exact words in my Instagram DM this morning!  Ha, never mind.  I am currently using their facial scrub so look out for the review on this soon.

Overall, I can’t really fault this product at the moment aside from the hefty little price tag.  ‘I mean you pay for what you get, right”.  So until then, I’ll make it last as long as possible.

 

You can find Su-Man Velvet Skin Brightening Serum at many online stores.

 

What’s your favourite Su-Man product and why?

 

Much love to you always x

Afrochickontherun

 

Is this the best NECK cream ever?

Is this the best NECK cream ever?

To nourish, tighten, plump, lift and firm skin of the delicate neck and decollete area.  What else does this cream do….read on!

Key details

  • Leontopodic acid extracted from Edelweiss flowers resurfaces the skin to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and sagging skin.
  • White truffle enzymes improve the elasticity of the skin, thus firm and tone.
  • Two forms of hyaluronic acid, with different molecular weights, help to plump and nourish the skin for a fuller and thicker appearance.
  • A blend of polysaccharides and proteins completes the remodelling effect by acting as a “neck lift”.

How to use

Use morning and evening. Apply a small amount to the neck and décolleté (chest area). Always stroke in a gentle upward motion until absorbed.

Suitable For

Dry, Combination/Normal

The verdict

Silky, soft and smooth is the best way I can describe this beautiful lovely neck cream by Omorovicza. The texture is very creamy, a fluffily-like lightweight feel with a fresh smell to it. I was not aware of this brand before thanks to Mintd Box, a premium beauty box that curates luxury cosmetics by innovative and quality brands every month via subscription.

Often neglected but not entirely in my case, for years I’ve been using my day and night moisturiser as my neck cream as the instructions generally state to include moisturising the neck area.  I have used a separate neck cream in the past but didn’t feel it fulfilled my expectations as my neck tends to look and feel dry around that area, with a few lines added to it’s appearance (not quite to the extreme of the turkey effect but will do anything to avoid that from happening). What I like about this cream are the nourishing properties it consists and the feel of the luxurious formula on my skin.  It very much absorbs quite nicely and feels very soft. When applying, I’m sure you have all heard this before to stroke upwards.  My little tip is with gentle care around the entire neck, not just the front area.  I tend to add a little Vitamin E oil occasionally to the cream as I think the texture could have been a little richer to give it that added extra moisture, but that’s just me. I could already see a difference after a month’s use!

The price tag is a little on the hefty side for the average consumer retailing at £95 for a size 50ml pot.  However, it does go a long way if used sparingly (a pea amount) which is all you need.  Now, before you discard it completely due to the price tag, I would suggest checking out for any potential offers this brand has by scanning through the beauty websites such as – lookfantastic.com, cultbeauty.com, and my favourite Mintdbox.com where I discovered this brand.  As a serial bargain hunter, I’m always seeking a good deal and thankfully this gorgeous pot of cream was included in the monthly box I purchased at the time so it’s worth checking out.  Even if you unable to commit to a regular monthly subscription, essentially you have the option of trying them out for just one month with no strings attached.

Overall, OMOROVICZA neck cream is a lovely product which I really enjoy using.

You can find OMOROVICZA at various online beauty outlets.

What’s your favourite OMOROVICZA product and why?

                           Much love always,

                          Afrochickontherun

Vitamin E Oil by Health Aid

Vitamin E Oil by Health Aid

As far as I can remember I’ve been using this Vitamin E oil for the longest. It’s pure, it’s simple, and it’s unscented. Blessed to have oily skin.  However when applying this you have be careful if your skin is the same as mine as this oil is super thick, super rich, non-diluted like other brands and therefore only a small amount is recommended especially for those tiny fine lines or any scars. It’s the best on the market with its 100 % pure ingredients that have served me well over the years.

Micsholla

Micsholla

Owner

Micsholla is the owner of Afrochickontherun! She is a proud mother of a man child and successfully juggles blogging, an executive career and running a busy London household x

Nails INC

Nails INC

Bright neon looking nail paint colours, of course they are not going to go a miss when I came across these in my local TKMAXX store.  They look too good to eat with it’s bubblegum looking colours ((Regents Park with Collagen, Golden Lane and Covent Garden Mews) and very much summer ready especially if you’re planning a vacation somewhere hot, tropical or just some sunshine. Ok so let’s get to the review, Nails Inc, well I have to say this set of 3 polishes was really good value for money (£6.99) especially since generally one polish is a lot more at your average high street store. Did I tell you I am serial bargain hunter so when I saw the price my eyes just lit up. More on the ‘serial bargain’ persona later: ). My favourite colour out of the three is the Regents Park with Collagen which is the pink/red colour as I prefer these shades especially on my toe nails. The second would be the more yellow shade – Golden Lane.  Any lastly I’m not feeling my love for the Covent Garden Mews – it’s just not my cup of tea but it looks good in the bottle however.

What I like about Nails Inc is that they don’t chip easily unlike many other brands used in the past and generally last really well (well I say this but what is last really well I hear you say….a week on average. The quality and formula is quite rich too exceeding my expectations which is a number one factor when purchasing any nail polish, it’s got to last and be of value for money, right!  I recently had to make a conscious decision getting my nails done professionally at my local nail bar and therefore had to take a break – reason, well to save money (girls got to save those coins and invest), and also give my nails a break.  It all adds up every three to four weeks.  Check them out here and don’t say I don’t give you anything.  As well as TKMAXX always do your research especially online to get the best deal you can find.

Micsholla

Micsholla

Owner

Micsholla is the owner of Afrochickontherun! She is a proud mother of a 23 year old man child and successfully juggles blogging, an executive career and running a busy London household x

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