Topical supplement? Here’s The Nue Co’s ‘The Pill’ serum!
Do you get overwhelmed with all the different steps and things you need to do every day to keep your skin looking and feeling its best? I certainly do sometimes! Recently, I came across this fabulous serum ‘The Pill’ from The Nue Co which promises to do it all! It aims to replace all those multiple steps that can end up being time-consuming (and expensive) while still delivering incredible results for your skin. So let’s dive in…
What is it?
The Nue Co describe their serum ‘The Pill’ as an all in one ‘topical supplement’. It contains many components that your skin needs from complex AHAs, to Hyaluronic Acid to the K-Beauty hero Tiger Grass. It’s designed to replace your usual layering skincare routine… it has everything you need in one! It promises to brighten, exfoliate, hydrate, plump and tighten your skin. In the long term, it supports the production of collagen and procollagen, can reduce breakouts, increase skin hydration and decrease the appearance of fine lines.
What’s to love
Has a lovely gel-like texture. A little goes a long way and it leaves the skin instantly glowing.
It works well under other products (not that you need anything else) as I usually like to apply a moisturiser or facial oil on top. Plus SPF of course.
I like to use this every other day as it’s quite a potent formula! It helps to keep the skin smooth and glowing without over-exfoliating.
Love that this is a multi-tasking superstar… it hydrates, exfoliates, tightens and more. Fabulous!
It doesn’t include any artificial fragrances that may be an irritant to some people. Instead, it has a natural light apple cider vinegar scent that I don’t mind.
If you visit their website, they have great information about what other ingredients you should (and shouldn’t) use with this product which is very useful!
What’s in it
The Pill uses six different AHAs derived from organic sugars passion fruit, bilberry and pineapple to brighten, gently exfoliate and resurface the skin: Glycolic, Lactic, Mandelic, Malic, Tartaric + Citric. These all work together to exfoliate different layers of the skin, leaving you glowing.
The serum specifically targets inflammation by using a complex of plant actives and calming compounds. These include Grape Seed Extract + Glycyrrhizinate Dipotassium (Licorice Root Extract) which work to reduce inflammation in the skin + help to soothe, while additional hydrating extracts support the integrity of the skin’s lipid barrier.
It contains a blend of humectants: a category of skincare ingredients that draw moisture from their surroundings. Glycerin, Hyaluronic Acid, Galactoarabinan (GA / Larch Extract) and Sodium PCA work in combination to hydrate the skin + help it repair long term by protecting the skin’s lipid barrier.
It also contains caffeine to help reduce surface inflammation and tighten skin, while plant-based Isoamyl Laurate creates a velvet-smooth ‘second skin’ texture.
I’ve definitely noticed an improvement in my skin. It feels brightened and softer, although I wouldn’t want to use it too often as it may be too much if used more frequently. It’s a great product to use on those busier days, or when I just don’t fancy spending too much time on skincare… whilst still reaping all the benefits of good skincare… love!