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Review: Optiva Aqua-Capture Serum and Nourishing Night Cream

So firstly my skin type is dry/normal. I'm prone to hormonal breakouts. Every time I get a pimple it scars whether or not I've popped it (gross I know). So my main issue are my scars. But like I mentioned I do have somewhat dry skin and I really do feel like these have helped with my dry patches and preventing my skin from flaking. 



1. Optiva Aqua-Capture Serum 
30ml $24

"This super concentrated skin hydrating serum has a light formulation, which is easy to apply and works deep into the skin. The serum strengthens the skin barrier in just two weeks improving its tolerance for the long term. Specially formulated to offer an immediate comforting and calming effect. Apply after cleansing and before moisturising both morning and night. Clinically proven to reveal healthier skin in just two weeks."

Overall I think this is a really nice serum, but honestly I'm not really a serum girl and this product hasn't converted me. I feel like it's an unnecessary step. But if serums are your thing, this is a good one to try. It's very light, thin and spreads over the skin really well and sinks in really quickly. 

Rating: 3/5 (it is nice I just don't fancy serums)



2. Optiva Nourishing Night Cream
40ml $22

"A rich moisturising night cream that absorbs easily to help restore skin overnight. The rich, nourishing formula works whilst the skin is at rest to leave it feeling refreshed, soft and smooth. Nourishing Night Cream contains althaea officialis extract together with other moisturising ingredients to strengthen and nourish while you sleep."

I really really like this moisturiser it's thick and cooling when you first apply it. I love it. It sinks into the skin beautifully and I feel like it's made my skin slightly softer. I will say that when you first apply it there is a scent (which I find unnecessary in face creams) and it lingers until you finish rubbing it in. The scent is difficult to describe, it's just very perfumey.  

Rating: 4/5


The Boots Laboratories Optiva range is suitable for sensitive skin, is hypoallergenic and paraben free. 

Where to buy it? Amcal, Amcal Max and Guardian Pharmacies. Shop online at amcal.com.au


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*These products were sent to me for review. However all opinions are my own.

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