I’m quite a basic girl. When it comes to skincare, hand me a product with pipette and I’ll buy it. It feels science-y, like it’s going to work. Obviously it doesn’t always, but for a decent price I’m willing to take that risk.
Enter; Me+ Skin Boosters. Part of the Superdrug family and launched in the latter half of 2019, these 8 skin boosters have been curated to assist 5 different skin benefits; Moisture, Pro-Age, Exfoliate, Calming and Refine. For skincare illiterate’s like me, they’re also colour coded.
Back to my inane belief that things looking science-y mean they will work better, I’m really drawn in by this packaging. The dark brown glass bottle, with the periodic-esque logo and rubber pipette give the illusion of a prescribed product, fuelling my links to effectiveness even further. I know. I’m weird. Don’t come for me.
Part of the Moisture range, the Me+ Hyaluronic Booster 2% claims to hydrate and plump skin, with noticeably more youthful skin after 4 weeks. I’ve not used it solidly for 4 weeks, so I can’t really comment on that. Besides, I don’t have any particular worries about ageing skin. So why did I choose it? Because ya girl is dry. I get really dry around my nose and the tops of my eyebrows, so that’s where I focused this.
It worked, to a degree. My eyebrows in particular, whilst still a little dry, are noticeably smoother and less flaky (gross). My nose needs some kind of miracle serum to smooth out, but this skin booster definitely did a little something. It’s nothing groundbreaking, I’ve had other products that have worked with similar effectiveness, but for an affordable moisturiser that maybe makes you feel a bit fancy, this is a good shout.
The big thing here for me is that it doesn’t smell, or feel, cheap. It’s got quite a pleasant non-smell, a little bit sweet, but in no way offensive. But the feel and texture of the Hyaluronic Booster is a dream. It’s thick without being sticky, and sinks in to the skin within a minute or two.
The Me+ Lactic Acid (AHA) Booster is one of two products in the Exfoliate range, and with a 5% solution of Lactic Acid, unfortunately is not great for sensitive skin. Luckily for me, the skin on my face is tough as nails, and given I do have some texture concerns, into my basket this went. It’s designed to “loosen away dead skin cells”, which I have in abundance.
As with above, the Lactic Acid Booster has the same non-smell, but is slightly more watery than the Hyaluronic Booster. It sinks in to the skin just as quickly, and again boasts noticeably softer and smoother skin in just 4 weeks. I’m only a couple of weeks in to using this, but I do think I can see a difference. The roughness on the end of my nose and the tops of my cheeks seem smoother, but the real clue is that my foundation seems to be sitting on my skin better.
All round a winner from me!
While I can’t speak for the whole range, if these two additions are anything to go by, I’ll be stocking up on the rest when lockdown is over. They’re vegan and cruelty free, which is an added bonus. At under a tenner per product, you really can’t go wrong with these Skin Boosters, and I’m excited to see if the range will expand to include some other skin benefits. As a bonus, these two products are Vegan and Cruelty Free.
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