I’m sure there was a collective sharp intake of breath when Beauty Pie announced the price of their latest launch, the Beauty Pie Youthbomb 360 Radiance Concentrate, would be £44. This was particularly jarring because Beauty Pie are kind of marketed as a service that saves you money on beauty, allowing you to take advantage of bargains in both skincare and makeup, so £44 doesn’t really feel like it fits in with that since it is a lot of money, but I took the plunge and purchased myself a bottle of the Beauty Pie Youthbomb 360 Radiance Concentrate, so here are my thoughts…
The Beauty Pie Youthbomb 360 Radiance Concentrate is a collaboration with world-renowned Consultant Dermatologist, Dr Andrew Markey. The formula contains 15 active ingredients (such as hydrators, proteins, peptides etc) and the intention of the serum is to provide a multitude of benefits such as boosting glow and hydration, firming, lifting and soothing. It comes in a decent bottle with a dropper and the size is 50ml.
First up, I hate the name as I feel like it ostracises a lot of people who aren’t necessarily looking for direct anti-ageing benefits, or those, like me, who have tricky skin that can get upset with products that are too rich. The Beauty Pie Youthbomb 360 Radiance Concentrate is a very light serum – almost like a watery gel – that disappears into skin and plays wonderfully with all other skincare; I have literally tried this with everything from acids, to retinol, to all the various hydrators and it slots into literally any routine with ease.
I also think this would be an amazing product for those with acne as it’s very light, very soothing, and weirdly, it’s very hydrating, which seems so odd because it’s so light and watery, that when on the skin you don’t expect much, but I noticed a difference in my skin hydration very quickly. The biggest difference I noticed, and you’ll find this to be the case on forums and review sites discussing it too, is the glow. My god, what a glow it gives – it’s like a bottle of magic and I can’t quite believe how quickly it works. I have no idea what the long-term benefits are as I’ve only been using it for a few weeks, but I can report that it doesn’t break me out and I will be buying another bottle when I run out, which won’t be for a while as you only use around 4-5 drops each time,
So, is £44 a decent price for the Beauty Pie Youthbomb 360 Radiance Concentrate? According to the site, the value of the serum is £185 (although I tend to take the BP “typical prices” with a pinch of salt) and whilst I wouldn’t say £44 is good value, as I’m aware it’s priced out of reach for many, I think the fact that it’s a large bottle and really does work makes it a great product to invest in. Find it here – link.