Superdrug Naturally Radiant Skincare Review

Tuesday, 11 June 2019

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When it comes to skincare, it's easy to be a bit of skincare snob and veer away from any drugstore brands. People say you should invest in your skin, and for a lot of people this means spending ££££ on high-end serums, creams and scrubs. However, I totally believe that there are affordable brands out there that can get you just as good results. So, when I stumbled across Superdrug's own-brand 'Naturally Radiant' range on offer, I had to give it a try. 

If you've been following me for a while, you'll know I'm a sucker for anything with glycolic acid in, so when I spotted a few products in this range containing just that I headed straight to the till with them. Glycolic acid is amazing at exfoliating, brightening the skin and stimulating healing - making it great for reducing scarring. I've been using products containing it for years, and have always achieved great results. So, I was interested to see how the Naturally Radiant products would compare.  I picked up the Glycolic Overnight Peel, the Glycolic Toning Acid, Renewing Night Cream and Glycolic Acid Daily Cleaning Pads. There are definitely similar products to these out there - including the likes of Nip & Fab's glycolic range, Pixi's Glow Tonic and Alpha H's Liquid Gold, but I've never come across any this cheap before. So, how do they compare?

Well, I absolutely love all of the glycolic products I picked up. I thought I would - after all, it doesn't matter how pricey the product is, glycolic acid is glycolic acid. My stand-out product is probably the Toning Acid, because it's basically exactly the same as the Pixi Glow Tonic (both contain 5% glycolic acid) except that it's clear in colour and is significantly cheaper (Pixi's 250ml version is £18, whereas Superdrug's 100ml version is £5.99 - when it's not on offer, and it's on offer a lot!). The Daily Cleaning Pads basically give the same results except that they're in handy takeaway pads, ideal if you're travelling. 

The Glycolic Overnight Peel is unlike any product I've come across before and like the rest of the range, I can't fault it. Whack it on at night and wake up to gorgeous smooth, glowing skin. I use it about once a week as I use the toner daily and don't want to overdo it, but it definitely makes all the difference. The Renewing Night Cream might not contain any glycolic acid but it is definitely as good as the other products - it contains kiwi fruit and mulberry extracts and leaves your skin feeling super smooth and renewed. It also claims to even out your skin tone and refine your skin's texture - which I definitely think it does. 

I cannot recommend this range enough for anyone looking for smoother, brighter, clearer looking skin. If you suffer with acne scars or have lots of blackheads/bumpy/uneven skin, you need this in your life. Or, if you're looking for a cheaper alternative to all the pricey glycolic acid products out there - this is it. Plus, as it's Superdrug's own range it's all cruelty free, and it's currently better than half-price!  Have you tried any products from the Naturally Radiant range? I'd love to hear what you think to it!