Sunday, 20 September 2015

Twelve Beauty Natural Skincare // Ideal Moisture Level Serum

I've have been using the Twelve Beauty Natural Skincare Ideal Moisture Level Serum since May, I brought it when A) I was in need a little luxury and B) my skin had been freaking out and had become very, very dry and red in places. I first tried the product when having a makeover by the make up artist at Content Beauty & Wellbeing, who applied it to my skin before applying any make up.

It is packed full of skin saving antioxidants like White Genepi and Butterfly Bush leaf Extract to offer protection from free radicals and UV damage. It also contains Mallow Flower Extract which can help soothe irritated skin, as well as gently boosting moisture levels.

The first thing I notice was how relieved my skin felt. And then how soft.

Twelve Beauty skincare is what I would call low high end, when comparing the companies price range with other high end natural brands. Which, is posh enough for me ( I can be cheap!). This slinky glass bottle set me back £45. I have made my way through over half of it, in four months and I don't feel guilty about it, it has been a treat to use. It's not gotten rid of all my dry patches, but I really think that is has prevented patches coming back and calming down the one that remains around my brows.

I love how  it applies to my skin and dries almost instantly. I use it before I apply my moisturiser, morning and night. It does not feel like I have multiple layers of product on my skin, and that's just how I like it. I don't like feeling like my face could slip and slide off because of all the creams or oils I've put on it. This serum is just right for adding a little bit extra something, something to your routine (in my humble opinion).

This serum is designed for very dry to mature skin. It can help to regulate the skin and leaves a protective barrier, locking in moisture to defend sensitive skin against, extreme weather conditions and central heating.

It is also meant to help with skin going through hormonal changes, so perhaps the serum is helping my skin cope with the introduction of the tamoxifen, because my skin has been a tiny bit spottier but not anything as crazy as I was expecting. But, I can only assume!

The serum itself is light in texture and delicate in scent, smelling ever so slightly slightly of florals and botanicals. Nothing to strong, the scent just fades into nothing as you carry on with the rest of your skin regime. Which again is perfect for me, I don't like feeling as if I have a bouquet stuck up my nose for half the day.

Here is what Twelve have to say about this delightful serum:

"Every TWELVE product contains a special blend of four powerful antioxidants and nutrients:

  • White Genepi extract – protects the skin with anti-oxidant and radical scavenging properties.
  • Imperatoria Leaf extract – has an astrigent action along side strong anti-inflammatory properties.
  • Mallow Flower extract – a soothing, anti-irritant with gentle moisturising properties.
  • Butterfly Bush leaf extract – offers anti-oxidant protection against UV."

The entire TWELVE collection is completely free from parabens, sulphates, silicones, petrochemicals and glycols. Formulas are plant based and meet stringent requirements on green chemistry. They are also naturally scented with floral extracts and traces of essentials oils and use only natural emulsifiers.

So, have you tried this serum? Or anything from Twelve for that matter?

Would you pay £45 for a serum? Or more?

Tell me what you think and leave me any of your light weight serum reccomendations!


  1. Yay I am so glad that you're loving this as I know you were hesitant when buying it. Beautiful photos too ;) xxx

    1. Thanks Amber! Yes, I needed a nudge to buy it! I'm so glad I did, it's become one of my most used products this year!

  2. I haven't tried this brand, but I'm happy to hear it's working for you! A few years ago, I'd have never imagined spending a little fortune on a serum, but I gave in and bought Mun Aknari N°1 last year, which remains my favorite serum ever. It's lightweight and the scent is very relaxing. However I haven't it repurchased it again as it really is expensive. Have you tried a sample of it? If not, I can ship you one so you can see if you like it :) xx

    1. Thank you Liz! I have always spent what I could on skincare to afford the best, but since swapping to green beauty, it has been hard to know the wants from needs! There is so much to try, it feels all new again! I believe that I have a small sample somewhere, if not i'll take you up on that offer. But that could be dangerous, because as you say, it is very expensive! x