Monday, 8 April 2013

Spring Clean.

As it’s finally beginning to get warmer here in England I decided to take a little step out of my beauty comfort zone* this week and give my winter face a good spring clean. I delved deep into my treasure trove of Glossy Box samples to see what I could find. 

I finally stumbled upon this little kit:

'Dermalogica day/night 3 step mini kit'

Now, I’ve heard a lot of good things about Dermalogica products before and having tried their daily microfoliant I had high hope for this little number. When it comes to the state of my skin I have combination/oily. I also have a suspicion that my skin may be a slightly sensitive little bugger as I can suffer from random outbursts of spots.

So what's actually in this kit?  It contains three different products to be used on a daily (sometimes twice daily) basis.

'Wash Off' - A lathering facial wash. This is meant to be used both in the morning and evening. This product has a light citrusy smell which leaves your skin feeling lemony fresh.
'Rinse' - A toner. which is to be used after 'Wash Off' in the morning and evening. This product smells slightly of tea-tree oil which is known for helping to sooth skin.
'Welcome Matte' - A mosturiser. This product is just for the mornings. Although the smell isn't as fresh as the other two products it makes up for this with the added SPF15 which is just perfect for spring/summer!  

I used these products for a week, following the same daily routine which worked for me.

Step One:
I wet my face and applied 'Wash Off' to my fingertips, massaging it into my skin using a circular motion until it had turned from gel to foam. For a deeper clean I used my Clarasonic Mia but obviously you don't have to follow this step as I'm sure a flannel will work just as well with this product. I then washed off the rest of the residue with warm water, patted my face dry with a clean towel and left it to air dry thoroughly before moving onto step two.

Step Two:
I spritzed a little of the 'Rinse' toner all over my face. I again left this to air dry. On several occasions I waved my hands in front of my face, as though winning an award, so that all of the goodness would sink in.

Step Three:
 Every morning I finished off this routine with a little bit of 'Welcome Matte' moisturiser. I again applied a little bit of this product to my fingertips and massaged it into my skin. This product sunk in beautifully and I instantly saw a difference. No shiny face - Hooray! It was the perfect base to start applying my make up to.

My final thoughts:
After each routine I felt as though my skin felt and looked instantly cleaner and clearer. There was no redness from all scrubbing, no uncomfortable tight feeling and everything sank into the skin quickly, meaning that there wasn't too much waiting around in the mornings. Out of all three the moisturiser was my favourite. Although the products were good I am still deciding whether or not to purchase the full sized bottles. I find the prices of Dermalogica products off putting especially as you seem to need more than one product for the perfect end result. I can also be quite lazy with my skincare especially in the evenings and I don't know whether I would use the products to the same extent if I wasn't reviewing them. Saying that though, they did make my skin better in 1 week so maybe it's worth it just for the occasional monthly pick-me-up!

Have you ever tried this kit? What do you think of Dermalogica?
Please also let me know what kind of things you would like to see from my blog. I'm new to all this so any suggestions are most certainly welcome! 

*My skin is like a minefield - one wrong step and it explodes into a spotty mess.


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