Herbfarmacy Pure Hydration Serum review: soothing winter skin

I always end up feeling a little sorry for my skin at this time of year.  My little face goes from the central heating in my house when I get up in the morning, to the air conditioning of my car, to a blast of cold air during my walk from the car park to work, to air conditioning in the office, and repeat.  At the moment I’m also trying to get to the gym three times a week, so I’ve been succumbing to a quick face wipe in the gym changing rooms, followed by sweating on the treadmill.  So no wonder that come the end of November, my skin feels tight and sore and in need of some soothing care and attention.

So it was definitely timely when a little email from herbfarmacy popped into my inbox asking me if I’d like to try their new Pure Hydration Serum.  I’m a huge fan of herbfarmacy anyway (I even visited their little shop in Hay-on-Wye in the summer, I’m such a devotee!) so I couldn’t wait to try their newest product.


As you can see, they were kind enough to pop in the package one of my favourite herbfarmacy products, the Mallow Beauty Balm (which I featured here) and their Temple Balm, which I I’ve been dying to try for ages! I’ll definitely be reviewing this separately too.

One of the things I love about herbfarmacy is that they are an independent company focussed on organic, British skincare that’s also cruelty free.  They are also Soil Association Certified , and all of their organic skincare products are UK grown and produced and handmade in small batches on site at their herb farm in Herefordshire.  It’s always an amazing feeling when you find a company that shares your values – I’m a member of the Soil Association myself so it means a lot to me that all of herbfarmacy’s growing, and products, are certified by them.

herbfarmacy hydration serum

// herbfarmacy Pure Hydration Serum, £24.50*

But onto the hydration serum.  The serum claims to hydrate, plump and protect the skin, giving antioxidant protection and a silken effect.  Its two key ingredients, are marshmallow, which softens, moisturises and soothes; and buckwheat, which has anti-oxidant properties to help protect your skin.

I’ve been using the serum in the morning and before bedtime, and have definitely noticed an improvement in the quality of my skin.  The serum is so hydrating – it literally sinks into my skin and feels like my dry, thirsty skin is drinking it up! It has a really rich and silky texture, and a little goes a long way.  When applied, it feels instantly soothing and luxurious, and my skin feels brighter and tighter.  Its moisture-holding properties also mean that my skin retains that ‘hydrated’ feeling throughout the day, especially when followed with a face cream, as it keeps the moisture locked in. This is a huge win as it really feels like a defence against the dry-skin inducing air conditioning and central heating – it definitely makes a difference to use a product that you know has organic, high quality ingredients that are protecting your skin from the hazards of the winter months – it feels like a real nourishing treat for your skin.

I would definitely recommend the Pure Hydration Serum and I know it’s going to be another herbfarmacy product that’ll now be a permanent fixture in my skincare collection!

Have you tried any herbfarmacy products before?

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