Skin Saver: Antonia Burrell Radiant Light Facial Serum

Tuesday, 27 October 2015

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I've said it before, and I'll say it again: I adore serums and oils. I love it even more when you get a serum that is an oil, especially when it's been packed with so many good ingredients. Back in August I read an amazingly helpful review from the wonderful Kal from the Cluttered Closet about the Antonia Burrell Radiant Light Facial Serum, and for some reason, I couldn't get the thought of it out of my head. Something about the fact it was completely natural, packaged in a completely black glass bottle that meant business, and had rave reviews convinced me to buy it.

The Radiant Light Facial Serum is a deep orange serum oil which includes Frankincense, Rosehip, and Carrot Oil amongst other things. The aim of this serum is to reduce scars and pigmentation, evening out skin tone, as well as whacking in moisture into your skin. The Antonia Burrell site gives a full list of ingredient which you can list up, but I'm sure most people who are interested in beauty will have come across something that has Rosehip in for its benefits. Frankincense helps protects your skin as well as assisting the Rosehip with scar reduction. To be honest, every single oil that has been included in this serum has some benefit to the skin, and you can tell that they have been carefully selected to create something amazing.

I've been using this product religiously everyday since buying it back in August, both morning and night. It was a little bit heavy during the warmer weather, but I really didn't mind it at all. After using this, my skin immediately feels comforted and hydrated, so that feeling alone has been worth more than enough to spend a little time letting this sink in in the morning during those warmer times. The smell might not be everyone's cup of tea, but it's the kind of scent you should expect with something that's packed with so many natural ingredients, and personally, I find it kind of comforting. In terms of results, I think it has helped reduce my acne scarring, although since I get hormonal acne a lot, I keep getting new spots that need to clear up and heal while I've already got skin that is healing. What I have really noticed since introducing this into my routine is how much more moisturised my skin feels overall. I also think it has been helping to balance out the oily vs dehydrated parts of my face. I'm not quite even in that sense yet, but I've seen a huge improvement. This is my first product from Antonia Burrell, and I am so impressed with it, I can't help thinking that I should try some other products because I'm convinced they'll be just as fantastic.

The killer here? The price: £58.80 for a dinky 15ml bottle. Ouch. Serums and oils have always been something I tend to spend more money on, simply because I think they are the powerhouse of my skin routine so I'm not actually that freaked out I spent so much money on it. Also, seeing just how much I rely on this product, and the fact that you only need one pump at a time, it's actually delivered on the value for money front, as there is just so much left in the bottle despite the fact I've been using at least two pumps a day for the past two months. I was actually really lucky that I managed to use a discount code for and bought it from there, saving myself nearly £20! Honestly though, I've come to love this product so much, I'd actually happily buy this again, even at full price. I think if you were really not keen on spending this amount of money, you could make do with the Pai Bioregenerate Oil, but personally, I've seen and felt much better results with the Radiant Light Facial Serum, so there's no doub tas to what I'll be repurchasing again!

Do you think you will give this serum a go? Have you tried any other Antonia Burrell products? Let me know in the comments!


  1. Great review! I've been on the look for a good facial serum, definitely going to give this one a try! :)
    Urban Obsessions // Vegan Food, Beauty & Lifestyle

    1. Definitely! It's so good, can't even contemplate not having one in my stash ever again! xx