Recently I replaced several of my skincare steps making my routine exclusively Soap & Glory. I have various reviews on the way of the products I am using now along with my routine in action edited and ready to go so for you skincare nuts that’s something to look forward to. Today I want to talk to you about the Make Yourself Youthful serum. This replaced my L’Oreal Youth Code which I really liked and would potentially repurchase but I’m looking to shop around first and this was next in line.
There are many differences between this and the Youth Code, the packaging and application for one. This is a plastic pump action bottle whereas the L’Oreal is housed in a glass bottle and supplied with a pipette. These are the first things you will notice but the main difference is the formula, the Youth Code was soaked in to the skin immediately and you could layer your night cream on top straight away, the S&G version is gel-like and never really dries. Dependent on skin type one of these features will appeal to you more and I’m still not sure which I prefer but as my skin errs on the side of dry I think the Make Yourself Youthful will work better for me.
One pump gives me enough serum for my face and decolletage which is nice but I do worry about waste with this moulded bottle. As the Youth Code was translucent glass I could see that I had product left even when the pipette couldn’t reach it and I could tip it out of the bottle but between the lightweight gel consistency and the opaque container I can see a lot of potential for wasted product here. Don’t get me wrong I love the packaging and overall design of all Soap & Glory products but the skin care is not the cheapest you’ll find at the drugstore and I for one want to get every last drop!
Overall this leaves my skin feeling soothed and refreshed, I do have to wait before applying my moisturiser, yes but that’s not a huge compromise. I liked my Youth Code but that just felt like a step in my routine whereas this feels like a treat for my skin. My favourite feature is that it smells identical to the Wish Upon A Jar collagen treatment I use every night – just like chocolate orange! They complement each other and if you do have drier skin I think you’ll love the combination just as much as me.
You can purchase Make Yourself Youthful now as Boots.com for £14.00 here