Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Witch Overnight Clearing Serum Review

Witch Overnight Clearing Serum Review Superdrug Boots

Behold my latest discovery: the Witch Overnight Clearing Serum.


Aka the best skincare product I have tried in A LONG TIME, which is saying a lot give that I've been working my way through a bag of Space NK deluxe samples for ages and the majority of my skincare is high end.

The Witch Naturally Clear Overnight Clearing Serum is a new release, having launched towards the end of last month.  I managed to get my hands on one a little earlier and the day it arrived, I applied it the same night.  This wasn't because I was excited to use it, in fact I didn't really have massively high hopes for it making a difference to my skin, it was just because it was on my bedside table and I was that exhausted, I didn't have the energy to rummage around in my stash to find a new night cream.

I happened to apply it facing my mirror and what I saw really did perk me up as there was a massive difference to my skin.  When I first test out a new skincare product, I always apply it to one half of my face first, so even though I was really tired, I still did this out of habit.  I caught a glimpse of my skin in the mirror and had to take a closer look.

What I saw made me instantly realise how wrong I was about this product and I have looked forward to using it every day since.

I was literally astounded with how hydrated my skin looked.  I don't recall ever using a skincare product that has made my skin look so instantly hydrated from any price point.


Witch Overnight Clearing Serum Review Superdrug Boots

I have oily skin but it is very dehydrated and this winter, I have actually been getting some drier patches, presumably because of the combination of cold weather and central heating that I have been subjecting myself to.  Needless to say, my skin has been in desperate need of hydrating and I've been trying a few different products to help it, with varying success.  This serum has been the best thing yet.

So let me tell you a little more about it.  The Witch Overnight Clearing Serum  is oil free and uses witch hazel to work over night to reduce the appearance of spots and to help to prevent future blemishes from breaking out.  While doing that, it should also leave the skin looking clear, radiant and visibly hydrated.

The formula is pretty powerful stuff as it contains witch hazel which helps to clear and contract the pores as well as Vitamin B3 (Niacinamide) which is known for its moisturising properties as well as for its ability to help to promote an even skin tone.

You can apply the serum alone or underneath a moisturiser and although it is an marketed as being for use at night, theres no reason at all why you can't use this during the day.  I do and find that it is a great base for make up.

I have been applying this every single night since I got it and I have loved the results.  It feels cooling and gentle when applied to the skin and doesn't irritate me at all.  The only time that I feel a slight tingling sensation is when I have exfoliated before using it but it isn't a sensation that irritates my skin, changes its colour or anything like that.

It instantly makes my skin look more hydrated and when I wake up in the morning, my skin does look as though I've had a good nights sleep.  Most of the time, I haven't and I do get far less sleep than I should so the fact that this serum can help my skin to look radiant and healthy rather than dull, tired and grey is a massive benefit to me.


Witch Overnight Clearing Serum Review Superdrug Boots

I don't suffer from acne or very severe breakouts often but I do suffer from the occasional spot and lots of blocked pores and I have really noticed a significant difference since using this serum.  They look A LOT clearer and I've found that I have got far less little spots where my blackheads are since using this product.

When I first started using this, I had a few little spots on my cheek (the ones where they look like blackheads that have turned into little whiteheads) and they were quite red as well as the skin around them.  Using this serum reduced the red colour overnight and I woke up in the morning without the redness in my skin.  The spots had dried up a little to the point where I could easily just wipe the surface to remove them easily.

I also had a large bump under the skin on my other cheek that I knew was going to turn into a spot.  It didn't have a head on it at all but it was red and sore.  After using the serum for only one night, I woke up to my skin feeling far less sore, looking a lot less red and the spot had a small head on it.  Although its a bit naughty to do so, I gave the skin a tiny squeeze, the yellow gunk came out without leaving the skin looking too broken and without causing any additional redness or making my skin feel sore.  I applied the serum again and left my skin for the day.  By the evening you wouldn't have even known that there had been a blemish on my skin.  I couldn't believe how quick it had worked.

My skin looks a lot clearer since using this serum and now if I do get a blemish, the serum draws it out by the next morning and my skin isn't red at all.  I absolutely love it.  The only downside is that I do find that the bottle runs out quite quickly as the brilliant pump on it, although easy to use, dispenses a little too much product than I need for my face.  I've started using half a pump rather than dispensing the full amount but in all honesty, for the low price, I don't mind having to repurchase it every month or so.

I would recommend this serum to anyone regardless of whether you have dry, oily or sensitive skin as I think that it would benefit everyone.  It works brilliantly alone and with a moisturiser on top.  I prefer to use it alone, especially during the day, as it is hydrating enough and leaves my skin looking healthy, clear and hydrated wheres a lot of moisturisers give me a shine that I just don't need on my oily skin during the day!

Buy your own from Boots, where at the moment there's 3 for 2 on selected skincare too, and from Superdrug where you can currently save 1/3 on Witch skincare.
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35 comments

  1. Such an amazing review I really wanna try this :) http://ninasbargainbeauty.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Nina. Let me know what you think of it when you try it xxx

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  2. This sounds like a product - love that it has left your skin more hydrated. www.northeastfamilyfun.co.uk

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    1. Thanks lovely, it is like a good drink of water for the skin! xxx

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  3. I'm always very busy during the day, so it's great that I can use clearing serum at night! x
    www.lilinhaangel.com

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    1. Absolutely, great multi tasker. You sleep and the serum does the hard work for you! xxx

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  4. I've tried a couple of Witch products before and think they're great - this seems like another one to keep an eye out for! x

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    1. It definitely is Kelly, the best Witch product I've ever used xxx

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  5. Sounds like a great product to me, I just can't stand the smell of witch hazel, makes my eyes stream x

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    1. This one isn't strong at all hun, give it a go, its amazing xxx

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  6. Wow I need this in my life.Thanks for sharing <3

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  7. Wow, this sounds like a miracle product - it's been a while since I've used any Witch products but I think I'm going to have to give this a try :)

    Jess xo
    http://just-jesss.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Absolutely Jess, it is a miracle product. I'm over the moon with it! xxx

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  8. Witch is almost a classic brand - its been going for years and years. Glad you had a good experience with it.

    Beauty Blogger Bunch

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    1. It is a classic, I remember it from years ago. This has to be my favourite product from them ever! xxx

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  9. This definitely sounds like a great product, I'm tempted to try it! xxx Thou Shalt Not Covet

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    1. OOh give it a go Michelle, you'll not be disappointed! xxx

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  10. The Witch Overnight Clearing Serum sounds incredible and for £5.99 you simply can't go wrong! I love the fact that its a product that works its magic whilst you sleep - you can wake up to beautiful skin :D great review Laura!

    Sophia Meola | A Fashion, Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

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    1. Thanks so much Sophia for your lovely comment. Honestly its the best skincare product I've used in A LONG time!!!! xxxx

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  11. Thanks for the in-depth review. I've never heard of this product or brand before... I need to see if it's available in the US because I want to try it. thanks for sharing <3

    xo brigette from brigetteramos.com

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    1. You're so welcome Brigette. You might be able to order it online from Amazon xxx

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  12. Thanks for sharing,sounds great will have to give it ago my skin is awful lately.

    Sophie
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    www.pocockins.co.uk

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    1. Go for it Sophie! It is AMAZING so you'll not be disappointed! xxx

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  13. I used to use this brand all the time when I was younger! Not sure why I stopped but I definitely want to pick it back up again and try these products :)

    Frankie x
    Crazyblondegal

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    1. Aw I think a lot of people used Witch as a teenager. This is my favourite product from them ever! xxx

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    1. OOh I'm going to head on over now and check out your review. So pleased to hear you loved it too xxx

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  15. Witch always make such brilliant skincare products, I used to swear by their Blemish Stick back when I was prone to spots! I'll definitely be giving this a go and I might even pick one up for my little sister too as you can't go wrong with the high street price tag! Great review Laura.

    Becci xxx onlybecci.blogspot.com

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    1. Ahhh i love their blemish stick too, really dries out greasy horrible spots!! So pleased you've enjoyed my review and I hope you and your little sister love it as much as I do :) xxx

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  16. I've heard this stuff is amazing! I don't have too many issues with spots popping up but will def keep in mind!

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    1. Good stuff. I don't have many spots but it does wonders at hydrating the skin and getting rid of the odd spot as it occurs. Wonder product! xxx

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  17. Sounds great! I've heard this brand talked about a lot lately. Looks like they're going to be the next craze in the beauty world! Haha

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    1. Absolutely. They've been around for years Denise but I feel as though they're getting more and more popular now :D xxx

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  18. in love with this review !

    my blog - http://bit.ly/1PF4VjB

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