Zuzka has expanded to selling online from a Dorset-based salon, and promise that they only use certified organic herbs, plants and flowers free from pesticides and chemicals. Products are handmade, and are also free from harsh detergents, sodium lauryl sulphate, synthetic ingredients, parabens, animal ingredients and artificial fragrance.
For the past few weeks, I have been using their Argenine Hydroxy Serum from their Botanicals range. Please read on to hear what I thought!
Here's what Zuzka says about their product:
"A non invasive solution to skin rejuvenation. This high performance concentrated serum contains our exclusive formula "Argenine Hydroxy", which customers are referring to as their "Botanical Botox", Offering intense correction of wrinkles & expression lines & a relaxing anti inflammatory effect on tired, stressed looking skin. Argenine amino acid penetrates deep into the base layers of the skin, helping plump out wrinkles and regenerate fresh new cells, it soothes and relaxes the face. Combined with Hydroxy fruit acid it keeps skin smooth, fresh and rejuvenated. Suitable for All Skin Types especially Mature & Sensitive. Also useful for sufferers of open pores, rosacea & high colour."
It sounds good, doesn't it? I tick all of the boxes for this product's target audience, as I am heading towards 40 and the intensification of wrinkles is a concern. I also have large pores, and skin that flushes very easily. I've been using serums for a year or two, as they give my skin that extra bost, particularly in winter when it gets very dry and chapped. I have tried serums from various natural skincare brands such as Ren and Trilogy, so I am using those experiences as a basis for comparison here.
I used the serum every night before my usual moisturiser. The packaging is ultra lightweight and non-breakable, which is great for travel as I am nervous about packing other brands that use glass bottles. I was surprised at how liquid the product is, and that there was no discernible fragrance. I noticed a tightening effect immediately, and in terms of smoothing and moisturising, it's just as effective as other brands I've tried. Price-wise, at £55 it's not cheap, but it's in the same price bracket as the other serums I use that are also organic and natural.
On the downside, the consistency really is too runny for me. It doesn't feel as nourishing or pampering, and you've got to move quickly to stop it running off your hands!
I think this serum is best for those that like a really weightless sensation on their skin, who want the tightening effect, and who don't like their products fragranced. If that's you, and you're a jetsetter than needs light and non-breakable packaging then you'll be very happy with this serum! Products are available to purchase from their online shop here.
If you want to read some more reviews of Zuzka products, Charlotte from A Fashion Oddity has reviewed the Zuzka cleansing milk here. I found about Zuzka through the bloggers website, Bloggers Hub - head over for a peek!
Do you use serums? What's your favourite brand?
I was sent the serum for review. All words and opinions are my own.