Witch Overnight Clearing Serum

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Review of "Witch Overnight Clearing Serum"

published 14/02/2016 | gothic_moon
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Pro Neatly packaged, pleasant to use morning or night, has improved my complexion
Cons Not a miracle worker for spots
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"The Wicked Witch Of Overnight Skin Care"

Got to love a freebie!

Got to love a freebie!

I actually won a small 15ml sample of this from entering a Witch competition on social media. I really will do anything for a freebie!

... Packaging ...

This came in a neat cardboard package with a blue and green design, easily recognisable as being from the Witch brand. It looks modern yet simple enough as to suggest good quality. On this, we’re told it is an ’oil-free, visibly hydrating serum’ that ‘helps to visibly reduce blemishes and spots’, designed for ‘spot prone and sensitive skin’. The serum also helps to ‘prevent future break outs’. The full-size version is 50ml and comes in a clear, translucent plastic bottle with the recognisable greeny blue logo etc on its label.

... To Use ...

The directions for use on the packaging indicate that you need to cleanse the skin first in the evening and apply a ‘fine layer all over the skin’. Despite being a night product. you can actually use this in the morning on its own or underneath a moisturiser. Doesn’t surprise me as there’s nothing special about the night, I guess it’s just the case of being kind to your skin whilst this product is on and not, for instance, caking three layers of make up on top of it. They do suggest that the ‘best results’ are gained by using in conjunction with the rest of the Witch range, which most, if not all, brands like to say.

... Ingredients ...

The ingredients include : Aqua, Niacinamide, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glycerin, Cetearyl Alcohol, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Octyldodecanol, Butylene Glycol, Butyrospermum Parkii Butter, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer, Cetearyl Glucoside, Phenoxyethanol, Tapioca Starch Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Citric Acid, Parfum, Sodium Benzoate, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Xanthan Gum, t-Butyl Alcohol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Limonene , Linalool, Geraniol.

... In Practice ...

Despite the small test sample size, and the directions to spread a layer over your face, rather than just over ‘troublesome’ bits, a little goes a long way. I was thinking a regular size version would probably be used up pretty quickly at that rate and end up costing a fortune, but even my little serum has lasted well enough thanks to the soft, smooth consistency; it’s neither too thick nor too runny, so you don’t need much for it to literally glide over your skin.

My first attempt, I think, likely resulted in too much serum being used so it was more than a ‘thin layer’. Be aware of doing that as it’ll take longer to absorb and could tingle somewhat more than usual, which is what happened with me. A regular use of this, however, absorbs well and doesn’t leave my face feeling irritated, other than a slight tingle, nor tight. The less you use the less of a sticky feel it leaves afterwards, so less it more. There’s a slight scent to it, a bit medicinal perhaps, but nothing too overpowering. It actually smells quite clean and refreshing in its own way, thanks to the Witch hazel.

... Effectiveness ...

The big question is, does it work? I must admit, I’m always sceptical of such products. However, this may be one of those odd ones that actually does something for me! I know that my ‘problematic skin’, ie. some spots, at my age is a bit concerning for me as it hinders my confidence quite a bit, but I also know it’s due to health issues and hormone imbalances etc. Despite trying numerous things, I’ve never really found any improvement. Now, my skin isn’t that bad, it’s probably worse to me than it would look to anyone else, and it’s also worth keeping in mind that everyone is different and that different products will work differently for different skin.

That said, having applied this each evening, and some mornings too, after a few days my skin actually looked more fresh. There was some initial redness but this quickly went down and I noticed spots were less visible also. It’s not a miracle worker, but I’ve certainly noticed a difference. The other good thing is that it hasn’t dried out my skin either; I’ve still used a tiny bit of moisturiser most days but that’s all, so I’m glad it hasn’t had a drying effect. My complexion does look that bit more 'radiant' and clearer. I’ve not noticed any adverse effects either, so all in all this has proven to be far better than I had anticipated.


A little does go quite a long way with this, but it does depend on how much and how often you use it. At present, I’ll continue using it in the evenings and most mornings, though I suspect I’ll be reducing this down to either just the AM or PM.

Given as that this is pleasant enough to use, absorbs reasonably well, doesn’t dry out skin and has actually contributed to an improvement in my complexion, I will be picking one of these up when I’m next in town. Overall, it’s one I’d recommend giving a go as it may just be better than expected, as I found for myself.

50ml retails for around £5.99 (Boots)

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