Hot Topic: BOOST! Skin Serum

I was contacted by Rubybox to review a skin serum from an unknown brand that was soon to be launched in South Africa. I shared my skin care concerns, which is mostly dehydrated, lackluster skin due to pollution and sun damage and shortly after I was sent not one, but two BOOST! Skin Serums to trial for the next 2-3 weeks.

Thanks to incredible advancements in the world of skincare, they have led to a plethora of product categories in addition to the original few. One of these categories is serums. Serums can have a wide range of benefits, from clearing blemishes, to firming, to fading brown spots and encouraging a more youthful complexion.

They may feel light on your skin, but serums deliver heavy benefits. A serum mostly contains water and an active ingredient—it does not usually contain oil. They are light and penetrate into the skin quickly; plus they’re very good for oily skin. Don’t confuse them as a moisturizer though, since they’re two different things. Oils and moisturizes are more emollient and they’re also more occlusive. If you have oily skin you may just want to use a serum. If you have normal or dry skin you can use both. Just make certain to use the serum first before you use the moisturizer. Serums can be applied twice a day. After you wash your face in the morning, apply the serum, then your SPF. In the evening after washing, put on serum and if you need more hydration add a moisturizing cream or lotion.

BOOST is the brainchild of renowned plastic and reconstructive surgeon Professor Tim Christofides. Tim’s passion in skin care led him to work with several well-known skin care brands and inspired him to develop the remarkable Boost serums. BOOST Serums are available for purchase online and have a price range of (ZAR229-ZAR329) which frankly, is very affordable compared to its rivals.

BOOST! Skin Serums are packaged in a silver bottle which has fancy schmancy  twist-dropper mechanism. I personally love this about the packaging as it allows you to control the amount you want to use, preventing wastage, plus it makes it look very luxurious.

BOOST! Skin Serums have developed 6 different serums to target specific skin needs. The great thing about serums is that there are so many ways to use them; from applying it directly to your skin, mixing it into your face mask or combining two serums together they are versatile. I prefer mixing my two serums GLOW and ENERGIZE together, and applying it directly to my skin after cleansing & exfoliating, but before SPF & moisturizer.


An antioxidant serum that reduces oxidation and scavenges free-radicals in the skin to promote a healthy glow, and provide environmental defense.


A calming & soothing serum with ‘DMAE’ for irritation and redness


A decongesting serum for problem skin prone to breakouts


A vitality boosting serum rich in Vitamin B3


A powerful & hydrating serum with multi-molecular hyaluronic acid that improves cellular hydration levels


An exfoliating serum with AHA that sloughs off the dead surface skin cells to reveal healthy, glowing skin

I have been using the GLOW & ENERGIZE which is targeted to assist dehydrated and dull skin. GLOW reduces oxidation and scavenges free-radicals in the skin to promote a healthy glow, and provides environmental defense, whereas ENERGIZE is rich in Vitamin B3 and its goal is to rapidly revitalize dehydrated skin. Learn more about BOOST! Skin Serums here.

The results over the past 2-3 weeks speak for itself. A long with incorporating the BOOST! Serums into my skin care routine, I have also increased my water intake and stopped wearing any form of concealer or coverage which could clog my pores, on a daily basis. As a result, I noticed my skin looking more lively / awake and constantly hydrated.

I think that BOOST! Skin Serums is definitely one to stay and will remain in my skin care routine as well as encourage me to try its other variants. It is a great break-through for the South African market which is gladly welcomed as it caters for all pockets & skin concerns.

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