A few weeks ago I was excited to have been sent some Sk:n products to try and then review. I am a creature of habit and tend to use the same products over and over when I like them, so trying something new is always a novelty. Sk:n is the UK's number one skin clinic which I had heard of before as there is a branch in Edinburgh but although I have walked past it a few times I have never ventured in and wasn't aware they had their own product range.
From a list of all the products in each range, I choose the facial exfoliating cleanser, the vitamin rich cleanser for normal or combination skin and the age delaying cream for younger skin, as thought they would be a good match and work together well. All three products are lightly scented and cream based. The scent is fresh and clean which I like, as heavily scented products can be a bit overwhelming.
The facial exfoliating cleanser was my favourite of the three products. It contains glycolic acid and glycerine, so lots of good for the skin goodies and is quite thick and creamy. Sk:n recommends using in the evening. This was the first exfoliating product I have ever had that wasn't gritty - usually they are the kind that I go for as I like the feel the exfoliation happening. Even though the product is really gentle and smoothed easily on, after use my skin felt so soft and supple and more radiant.
The cleanser was thick and is applied with a cotton wool pad and then washed off with water, without leaving any residue like other cream cleansers I have tried in the past. It smoothed on easily and my skin felt soft and clean afterwards. It's also suitable for taking off eye makeup which is great, as I don't like to use a lot of products and it even removes my beloved Benefit They're Real. I enjoyed using this product although I do prefer using a more foam based cleanser.
For my final product I thought I would try an anti ageing moisturizer. Ageing is something I have been thinking about a lot lately as I have started to see little fine lines around my eyes and the laughter lines at my mouth are starting to stay even when I'm not laughing. On the whole I have good skin though, but I'm keen to find a product that will help with the slight concerns I have. The moisturizer was light but spread thinner than expected and it was not as thick as I thought it would have been. I like a thick moisturizer as find my skin can tend to get quite dry around my cheeks - the perils of combination skin! I found I had to use this product during the day and use a more intensive moisturizer at night time, so I probably did not get the full benefits of the anti aging ingredients, which was a shame. I was also surprised that it did not contain as SPF as standard.
Overall I enjoyed trying the products from Sk:n. I would definately use the exfoliator again as really enjoyed how my skin felt afterwards but felt that the cleanser and mosturizer, although lovely products were not as good a match for me and my skin type and preferences, as they may be for others. I think I would enjoy a trip to a Sk:n clinic to find out more about what my skin needs.
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**Disclaimer - I was sent some Sk:n products in return for a review. Whilst the products were complimentary was under no obligation to write a positive review and the post above reflects my true and honest opinion of my experiences of the products.