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Battle of the Moisturisers/Primers

09 November 2013

Since Glossybox has sent me a few moisturisers recently, I've decided to stop being lazy and get my act together skincare-wise.

I've been rotating these three and have decided to share my thoughts on them with you lovely people!

These are the three products I've been testing! Monu's Illuminating Primer, Urban Veda's Radiance Day Cream, and Harmony Moisturising Smoothie Serum.

First up, is Monu's Illuminating Primer. I haven't been getting on very well with this. It is really quite thick, and I don't find that it soaks into my skin very well at all. After using it for a few days, I started to break out in spots and I also found that it didn't do a great job of holding my make up in place during the day. I was quite surprised to not get on with this, as I've tried Monu's products before (from a previous Glossybox) and really enjoyed using them! But this has left me quite disappointed. As a full size bottle of this is £22, I would advise you to save your pennies!

This day cream from Urban Veda is really nice to use. I find that it sinks into my skin really nicely, and leaves it feeling really soft. I'm not sure about the claims of "naturally brightens" and "balances skin tone", but maybe that's something that you would notice if you used it over a longer period of time. Using small samples isn't always the best for those kind of tests! This does have quite a strong flowery scent, which many people might not appreciate, but I actually quite like it! A full size pot of this is £14.99, which isn't too bad, but I'm not sure I've noticed enough "radiance" to splash my cash.

Finally, the Harmony Moisturising Smoothie Serum. This also feels really nice on the skin, and soaks in really easily. I like the idea of a pump instead of a squeezy tube, as this means you're less likely to drop the bottle and get face cream everywhere (I know, clumsy). I also really liked the scent of this, I didn't find it to be overbearing at all, just pleasant. A full size bottle of this is £22.50. Unfortunately, this is probably my favourite out of the three, but I just can't justify paying that much for a face cream. 

I hope you've enjoyed my battle of the moisturisers post! It's hardly the most interesting thing to blog about, but part of what I love about Glossybox is that you try products that normally you'd never get the chance to, due to price, or not hearing about the brand. I'd rather blog about make up, but at least this has encouraged me to have a better skincare regime for a while :)


  1. I love trying out new skin products. I've had some really nice products from Glossybox :)

    The urban veda moisturiser sounds nice :)

  2. I need to get a new serum - the harmony serum looks like a good contender! x

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