Hello my lovely readers,
If you prefer the spoken word then I do have a YouTube video with my first impressions and how I used these products in my skincare routine, all links are on my blog.
But I did have a little trouble with the audio and the timings of the speech so I didn't feel I could fit everything I wanted to say on the video , alas my blog post
Just to recap, I got sent this Dermalogica box via Influenster which is a site for bloggers to review items they have used and to be also in with a chance of getting sent stuff to review free of charge.
I was actually glad for two reasons that I got sent this Dermalogica box
1) I had never tried anything from this brand beforehand
2) my skin of late has been feeling like an abandoned umbrella on a rainy day
my skin is oily to combination, mostly an oily t -zone and I do get dry patches here and there through out the cold season
The two products which I found to be most useful to me were the pre-cleanse balm (came with the mitt) and the moisturiser, I say this because I do moisturise everyday sometimes 3x a day and I do like to use a thick product like the pre cleanse balm to clean my face ( it also has a lovely lavender smell ) Both of the products was hydrating to my skin without making it oily and created a healthy glow.
The cream claims to basically combat outer worldly pollution, so like a filter on the face and it contains arnica, aloe and cucumber; I love the fact it has arnica in as it is used to cool bruises and has a real refreshing / calming feeling to it.
I already use a glycol scrub from Nip and Fab for exfoliating and for my skin type that works really well, so I wasn't overly fussed shall I say about the daily superfoliant . I think it is a cool concept of mixing the power with water to create a paste type mask thing , but I also felt its a it of a fuss to do that.....in reality its me being lazy aha
like I mentioned in my video I wouldn't recommend the cleansing gel, as it made my skin feel tight and dry-ish, it isn't so bad if you do moisturise with a thick cream after but If you are planning to just cleanse it will leave your face feeling dry and tight. Again it may work well on other skin types, but for me it didn't
I am really looking in to trying some of the other products, which may be more suited to my skin type. Let me know if you have tried any or recommend any!