Trinny Woodall, the former co-presenter of What Not To Wear, has had quite the social media presence since turning her hand to the world of beauty. And as it turns out, her advice in this department is as sage and relatable as it was when she handed out fashion recommendations on TV; full of straight-talking, practical, and modern tips to make you look – and feel – good.
If you've tuned into her live videos on Facebook or Instagram, you'll know that Trinny recommends a whole host of beauty products, including those from her own brilliant range, Trinny London, which as well as makeup now also includes high-performing skincare. But there’s one particular high street buy she recently waxed lyrical about, which we were keen to investigate… and it’s a serum, which experts agree is one of the most powerful skincare steps you can introduce to your routine, yet so many of us still don’t use one.
So, which skincare serum does Trinny Woodall love? It’s the YourGoodSkin Balancing Skin Concentrate, £12, from Boots. "This product is the introduction to you using a serum. I talk about many targeted serums, but if you want an all-in-one, this is particularly lovely," she says.
"It's got green tea, antioxidants and vitamin C. It's not going to have the highest levels of those ingredients, but it's nice on the skin, and I feel like I'm really waking it up."
As usual, we think Trinny is bang on the money. This serum is a great place to start if you either haven't used a serum before and want to invest cleverly, or you want something uncomplicated to use. The gentle level of vitamin C brightens skin over time, while the antioxidant properties protect against free radicals (those pesky daily aggressors – such as exposure to air pollution – which eventually dull skin).
It ticks boxes for texture, too: milky, lightweight and hydrating without feeling heavy, or ‘pilling’ under makeup. While the fading of pigmentation and skin brightening won’t happen immediately, it does leave skin with a pretty, fresh-faced glow (as demonstrated by Trinny herself, who we think looks particularly radiant).
It’s also the perfect serum for skin that reacts to higher levels of vitamin C… and once you've graduated from this gentler dose, Trinny's own serum, from her brand Trinny London, is a natural next step. Her Boost Up Vitamin C Serum, £65, contains a generous dose of the vitamin to amp up glow and fade pigmentation at a speedier rate (some of the brand’s users noticed a difference in brightness in 4 days). What's more, each of Trinny London's skincare products are refillable, making it a smart (and more sustainable) investment.
Shop: Boots' YourGoodSkin Balancing Serum and Trinny London's Vitamin C
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