Today I have for you a review of a skincare range kindly sent to me by Birchbox. Meaningful Beauty is the brainchild of supermodel Cindy Crawford, who wanted to bring the professional, high end formulas of internationally renowned skincare specialist Dr Sebagh to women everywhere in an effective yet affordable range.
Selling exclusively via their own Meaningful Beauty website, this range recently featured in the October Birchbox, when each subscriber received a sample of either the Glowing Serum or the Wrinkle Smoothing Capsules, and it now retails in the Birchbox shop.
I was sent two hero products from the range; firstly the Meaningful Beauty Glowing Serum (15ml, £30.95)*, which Dr Sebagh calls his “models secret”. Packed with nourishing soy protein, minerals, antioxidants, and botanicals including Pumpkin Fruit Extract, Laminaria Digitata Extract, Macrocystis Pyrifera Extract, Wheat Bran Extract and Orange Oil, the serum is designed to smooth and condition leaving the skin with a youthful, luminous glow.
This serum has a rich but silky and non-greasy texture, which melted into my skin and had an immediate brightening effect. It had a light citrus fragrance making it pleasant to apply too. Applied onto cleansed skin, I used this serum under my usual day cream and it performed well, leaving a smooth, shine-free canvas on which to apply the rest of my skincare and makeup.
Wrinkle Smoothing Capsules
The second product I was sent to try was the Meaningful Beauty Wrinkle Smoothing Capsules (60 Capsules, £39.95)*. We are told these targeted capsules hold a highly concentrated formula packed with radiance-boosting ingredients like jojoba seed and glycerin that plump and firm ageing skin. The smoothing serum targets fine lines around tell-tale areas like the eyes, mouth and forehead.
I used these capsules as a night treatment and the serum was very comfortable to use. Although quite thick and creamy in consistency it soon sank into the skin, leaving my skin well hydrated but non sticky.
I like using capsules as the measured application means you cannot use too much product. They’re also handy for travel as you can simply pop the amount you need into your makeup bag. I also love the idea that the contents stay fresh and hygienic as they are only exposed to the air as you use them.
Although in my thirties I’m fairly lucky that my skin doesn’t show too many signs of aging, so I cannot promise you that any lines and wrinkles will vanish by using this range, although I don’t think Meaningful Beauty make that claim anyway. However my complexion has looked dull and lacklustre of late (especially with the change in season and the nasty flu bug I was struck down by), and over the time I’ve been using it this range has certainly picked my skin up, giving it a sort of plumped out, hydrated look. What you’d perhaps describe as a glow.
For someone wanting to step up their skincare routine either of these products would be a good place to start. They would be easy to slip into an existing routine, for example by introducing the serum alongside your usual cleanser and moisturiser.
You can explore the Meaningful Beauty range in the Birchbox shop, where along with these products you’ll find the Softening Cleanser and SPF20 Day Cream.
Have you sampled this range yet? What did you think?