Boost Your Body Moisturiser with Unwanted Facial Serum

Aurora Spa Rituals Ultra Body Moisturiser and Aldi Lacura Revive Hyaluronic Gel

Come with me, let’s have a chat about your body lotions, creams and butters. How are they doing for you? Good? Need just that extra bit of oomph? Want more hydration in your skin this winter? I have tip to show you that can change. Your. Life.

Ahem. I sound like the Home Shopping Network channel, don’t I? :P

Seriously though, I do have a tip for you and although it probably wouldn’t change your life, it might help your skin out just a bit more than just your body moisturisers can. You know that bottle of face serum that broke you out? What did you do with it? Is it sitting at the back of your cupboard/beauty graveyard somewhere? As long as you didn’t chuck it, here’s what you can do without wasting a drop of it.

All you have to do is add a few drops of serum into your body moisturiser. I’d say a squirt or two if it’s a pump or 3-4 drops from a dropper with every teaspoon, that’d work. Case in point, I purchased a bottle of Aldi’s Lacura Revive Hyaluronic Gel on a whim. For some reason, I didn’t like it on my face yet thought it would be a waste if I left it in my beauty graveyard or even tossed it, so I tried it out with my body lotions. Ahh what a difference it made! The hyaluronic acid in the serum gave a boost of hydration to the body lotion and the combination was fantastic.

Aldi Lacura Revive Hyaluronic Gel

Having said that, please don’t use your good expensive serums for this. Only use the ones that didn’t work for your face. If they broke you out on your face, chances are they won’t break you out on your body. However, if the serum causes an allergic reaction on your face (e.g. break out in hives, etc), then cease usage altogether, even on the body. The skin on my body is tough like leather boots so it would take one heck of an ingredient to actually break it out. Using just the serum on the entire body is pretty wasteful but when you mix it with your body moisturiser, it doesn’t only last a little longer, it will give your skin an extra bit of ooomph and the originally-unwanted serum is no longer wasted. Of course, you can always give it away but if you’re not willing to, y’know, there’s always another option to still keep it with you. ;)

Have fun experimenting and here’s to non-scaly winter skin!

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  1. LeGeeque

    SO PANAI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D :D :D

    1. Tine

      Tenkiu tenkiu! :D

  2. Claire

    Thanks Tine!
    An awesome idea!! I hate wasting products that you have spent your money on, but this sounds great

    1. Tine

      Especially the good expensive shizz! Breaks my heart when the ones I spent good money on don’t work on my face. No way that’s going to waste. I gotta use it on me even if it’s not on my face, right? :P

  3. Jane

    What an awesome idea!!! I’ve already cottoned onto using unwanted moisturisers on my body but what a good idea to use up serums!

    Re the Aldi Hyaluronic Gel – I found exactly the same – it has a weird consistency BUT the one from Daiso is awesome. I’ve been using it for about a year now and my skin is dramatically more hydrated. It’s $2.80 (you could have guessed that!!) for a small vial but it lasts me about a month, maybe a bit longer so that’s not going to break the bank. I use it as the first step after toning, morning and night, just a couple of drops. Lately, I’ve been mixing it in the palm of my hand with a couple of drops of facial oil (Rosehip or one of the other many I have) and it spreads really well over the face and makes my skin feel amazing.

    There you go – a tip from me, in exchange for a tip from you!

    1. Tine

      Woah, there’s a hyaluronic serum from Daiso?! Goodness me, only $2.80! Okay I’m going to check it out now. If not for my face then at it’ll be added to my body lotion too. Oooh good idea on mixing in rosehip oil too, thank you! :D

  4. Allison

    What a great idea! Too bad I don’t have any serums that I have a problem with, coz I sure could always use some additional moisture on my arms and legs etc even though it’s finally warming up here.
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    1. Tine

      Haha that’s a good thing! Nothing is wasted! :D

  5. Beth and Beauty

    Thank you! What a great idea! I am going to have to try that! I have also found that applying Palmers Cocoa Butter Body oil right out of shower while still wet and then applying my body lotion on top of that then patting myself dry with towel has really helped my body feel so much more moisturized.
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    1. Tine

      It’s just like the sponge analogy: a dry sponge won’t soak up much but a wet one will. Same thing with skin! ;)

  6. Judy

    Great idea! Never knew that this can be done. I will def gonna try this out and see how it will work on my skin.

    1. Tine

      Haha have fun! :)

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