Winter Maths

Arctic temperatures + central heating = bad times for skin. Well, mine at least. If it’s not dry as a bone then it’s giving the average teenager a run for its money in the acne stakes.

If you’re suffering too, then skin salvation doesn’t come much better than this…

Superdrug's Swiss Apple Overnight Skin Renewal Serum, £7.49

Superdrug’s Swiss Apple Overnight Skin Renewal Serum was, and still is, big beauty news this year.  According to the technical jargon (which I won’t bore you with), it uses extracts from “Uttwiler Spatlauber” apple cells to protect and enhance the performance of the skin’s cells for smooth, radiant and younger-looking skin.

Or so it says. Because when I started using it I noticed nothing different. Not a single thing. Until this month, that is. All of a sudden, my skin perked up and started looking fresher, brighter and a bit tauter round the edges.

I’m a firm believer in the idea that you should swap beauty products around regularly to stop skin getting used to one particular lotion or potion which will, eventually, stop working. I very nearly gave up on this product in the early days, which just goes to show how long it actually does take for a product to make its impact.

Aside from it’s non-greasy formula, perhaps the best thing about the Swiss Apple serum is the fact that you only need to use it once a day – it works best when applied at night, meaning it’ll last a whole lot longer than some other, pricier serums out there.

So if your skin needs a bit of a boost this winter and you’re not sure what to try next, then put this on your Christmas list; but remember, perseverance pays off!