My kids and I can normally be found doing toy reviews, attending events, and enjoying days out. But today I have three budget face serums by The Pro Co. to try, and boy have they come at the right time…
My skin is tired.
I am tired.
We’re all tired.
Budget Face Serums Under The Spotlight…
In light of being the tiredest I’ve ever been, it’s definitely showing in my skin.
The skin on my face is dry, dull and pale, and it’s been getting me down recently.
This is why I jumped at the chance to try these budget face serums by The Pro Co., with their bold claims!
The Pro Co. 20% Vitamin C Face Serum with Hyaluronic Acid
Vegan Friendly 20% Vitamin C Serum formulated using a unique combination of active & natural ingredients to reduce the signs of ageing by helping reduce the appearance of lines, wrinkles, age spots and dull, faded looking skin.
The Pro Co. Eye Rescue Serum
Vegan Friendly Eye Rescue Serum has been formulated using advanced encapsulated natural ingredients & designed to help fade existing pigmentation and improve skin micro-circulation. Help fade dark under-eye circles and rescue your eye contour.
The Pro Co. 7% Encapsulated Retinol Face Serum
Vegan Friendly Micro Encapsulated Retinol is a proven anti-ageing powerhouse that delivers higher performance, deeper penetration & extended release to increase the benefits to your skin and improve multiple signs of ageing.
Can Natural Face Serums Also Be Affordable?
I’m alllllll about natural skincare products right now.
I have been for a while, actually, but due to me having the urge to save the planet (and my sensitive skin and tummy), it’s now higher on my agenda than ever.
In a bid to more carefully consider what I’m consuming and using, I’ve been trying hard to reduce the amount of chemicals in food and cosmetics.
Going as natural as possible is important to me, but I’m finding this switch a bit bloomin’ expensive!
That’s why I loved the sound of these three amazing face and eye serums.
The ingredients are minimum 75% naturally derived – plus they’re only £7.99 a pop.
Yup, just £7.99 for 30ml, and a teeny drop goes a long way…but more about that in a bit.
Can You Buy Natural Face Serums In Plastic-Free Packaging Cheaply?
Plastic-free and natural go nicely hand in hand, but, this emerging ‘trend’ can be expensive to buy into.
This is a trend that I am more than happy to invest in, but as time goes on, companies are beginning to bring out very affordable plastic-free alternatives.
These budget face serums are super affordable at £7.99 and they are sitting in 98% plastic-free packaging.
Do You Have To Spend A Ton Of Money On Good Face Serums?
Big brands have multi-million ad campaigns to shell out for, and huge overheads, and we – the consumer – have to pay for that.
I don’t believe you have to pay over a tenner for a face product, especially as companies such as The Pro Co. are doing such a brilliant job of creating top-quality, high-performance skincare at an ultra-affordable price.
They’re smashing the eco-friendly thing, they are creating products with no animal derivatives, and they are as natural as you’re gonna get with this level of performance.
As well as being a mentally and physically tired mum of 3, I suffer with chronic back pain, girls stuff, and am currently lacking iron.
You may as well throw me on the scrapheap 😀
My skin is dull, pale, and not healing as quickly as normal.
I get hormonal breakouts, and my skin is so sensitive.
In the mornings and evenings, I usually use a 100% natural face balm to soothe my skin, but I did a switcheroo so I could see if these lil budget face serums would help save my soul, I mean, skin.
My Daytime Skin Routine
In the morning, I wash my face with Angels On Bare Skin from Lush in the shower.
This contains camomile blue which helps to even out the redness in my skin.
I then use the The Pro Co’s 20% Vitamin C Serum with Hyaluronic Acid.
This is the most instantly brightening and hydrating serum I could have wished for.
It has given my skin the kind of glow that only 33 hours sleep could achieve.
I then finish with my White Witch Barberry Fig Moisturiser Balm.
Next, My Eyes…
Oh my poor 38-year-old ageing eyes.
I remove any residue of yesterday’s mascara with a cloth wipe, which is actually a repurposed cloth breast pad!
I dab on 1 – 2 drops of The Pro Co. Eye Rescue Serum, paying particular attention to my dark circles, and spread out to under my eyebrows and around my emerging crow’s feet.
This has a cooling, non-sticky effect, and I love the fact that a serum can target the eyes.
I don’t think I have ever had an eye serum in my skin routine before; my eyes drink it in, leaving no sticky residue.
My Nightime Skin Routine
Wipe makeup off and fall into bed.
Well, it was that, but now it’s better!
I like to try to get every last bit of makeup off at night so my pores can breathe.
I’ll wipe my makeup off with a wet cloth pad and a few pumps of iUVO cleanser, followed by a splash of toner in the same range.
I then use The Pro Co. 7% Encapsulated Retinol Serum so it can get to work whilst I toss and turn all night with back pain, and get woken up by my kids multiple times 😀
At this point I have left my night moisturiser (which is the same one I use in the morning) out of my routine.
I was concerned the retinol would react on my skin and I wanted to see what it did first before I started to add another product on top.
Do These The Pro Co. Budget Face Serums Really Work?
They really do.
Their super-concentrated formulations have made a brilliant difference to the look and feel of my skin.
I feel like this extra level of care (adding a serum step) has given my skin the help it needed.
My skin appears brighter in the daytime, and my eyes feel refreshed as well as cared for.
I am yet to react to the retinol which is a good sign, as I had heard that it can upset skin for a while.
The serums are light, a little goes a long way, and they absorb beautifully.
The packaging is 98% plastic free, well designed with its monochrome look; complementing a stylish beauty shelf.
The price point is just incredible, and I estimate the face serum bottles would last around 6 months, with the eye serum lasting longer.
One other major selling point is that all the formulations are developed and manufactured in the UK.
Have you tried the serums for yourself?
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Last Updated on June 24, 2023 by Lucy Clarke