Here’s a new discovery: Time Bomb skincare. I had heard of the brand before, but it grabbed my attention properly when I found out that the range had been snapped up by Selfridges, both in-store and online. I have tried a few of the products and all have been very nice indeed. I have to say that I am deeply - deeply - impressed by the Powerball Intensive Moisturiser. It said on the instructions that I should apply it before serum and so I was expecting some kind of wishy-washy fluid thing, another one of those post-toner/pre-serum hybrids that have been sent to make us all incredibly cross and poor. But I applied it and boy was it rich! I didn’t need a serum afterwards, I didn’t need a moisturiser – I didn’t even need a moisturiser the following morning. It’s a brilliant concoction that manages to be quite light and non-greasy (good old hyaluronic acid with its hydrating super-powers) whilst having the lovely richness of shea butter to nourish dry skin. The blurb says this: “the key to Powerball’s amazing efficacy is Ectoin, a moisture grabbing and hoarding protein that enables organisms to thrive in harsh, arid, desert environments.” I’ll have to do some looking-up on that one, but expect a full review soon. You can find Powerball at Selfridges here, it’s £36 which I think is an excellent price.
The Youth Juice oil blend is also superb, so far as I can see from the back of the box (I haven’t tried it properly yet as I had to start on my Genefique testing) and you get a whopping great big 60ml in that teeny looking bottle. £38 for 60ml, when most beautifully blended oils are at least that for half the volume? Got my vote. This oil apparently mimics the skin’s own natural oils (sebum) so rather than just moisturising temporarily, it’s supposed to really work to regain the skin’s youthfulness and glow. I’m very much looking forward to trying it – on my hand it feels light, almost like a dry oil, but incredibly moisturising. You can find the Youth Juice here – again, there’ll be a proper review soon.