After spending years with acne and not really giving two sh*ts about sleeping in my makeup, and piling on more foundation on top of foundation from the day before, I finally realised just how important it is to look after your skin. After all, it can’t really be replaced like teeth or hair can!
For me, finding skincare that works for you is super important. Over the years I’ve tried many brands which haven’t worked for me or have made my skin worse. I won’t name names as those brands may work for you, everyone has different types of skin to contend with. I have an oily forehead and t-zone like most people but then my cheeks are quite spot prone. Unfortunately, I found out last year that bloody white wine makes me break out……gutted is an understatement! (Oh well there’s always red, rose, gin & tonic…..)
When Harley Street Skin Care approached me and asked if they could send some products I was thrilled! I love trialling new skincare products, as for me, you can never have too many. They offer several products not only for your face, but for your body too.
Now tell me this isn’t the most gorgeous and photogenic packaging you have ever seen! Haha 🙂 I frikin’ love it! It honestly was so nice to photograph and so easy. Obviously, the only thing to contend with was my own reflection in the lids….oh hello blue hoody! But seriously, fab packaging. On the inside they are a pump dispenser, which works really well for me as it ensures I don’t use too much.
I cannot stress enough the importance of cleansing your face daily. We put our faces through so much during the day, from makeup to weather, they really take a battering. The daily cleanser is a unisex product that gently deep cleanses the skin, leaving it feeling fresh, soft and comfortable, and never left my skin feeling dry or tight.
It also has botanical ingredients which HSSC say has anti-ageing and skin restorative properties, both a plus for me! It’s also great for sensitive skin as it’s super moisturising and nourishing.
I used this twice a day as per the instructions and noticed a small difference in my skin. It glowed more, and although I broke out in the first couple of days, which happens when you use any new product, it cleared up again super quick and left my skin looking amazing. Apply to damp skin and massage gently around your face. Remove the excess with a damp face cloth and rinse your face well.
Personally, I’ve never felt the need to use a firming serum as at the moment I’m still relatively young (although I don’t feel it sometimes), however I suppose you’re never too young to start taking better care of your skin. Again, the firming serum is a unisex product which is great for all types of skin.
It’s a powerful anti-oxidant cocktail which helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and improves the skin’s elasticity and moisture for younger, fresher looking skin. I did find that as I don’t have many wrinkles still (touch wood) it made very little difference, but it did make my skin feel firmer all around which was great.
I’ll try this again when I start to see more wrinkles on my face, which I’m hoping is a long while off!
I have to say I loved this product the most. It felt and smelt amazing! The anytime moisture surge is a super lightweight anti-ageing moisturiser. It instantly refreshed my skin and absorbed very quickly.
It has frankincense oil in which is supposed to promote healthy cell regeneration and keeps your existing cells and tissues healthy, which is so important for keeping your skin looking healthy. The moisturiser also has SPF 20 which protects your skin from the suns UVA and UVB rays, which for someone like me, who never thinks to put sun protection on even on cloudy days, is a big bonus.
The three products I was gifted are part of 3 simple steps to help improve the overall look and feel of your skin and used together like I did, made a fab difference to my skin. It felt super soft all the time and with the help of the SPF 20 in the moisturiser, I knew I was protected, especially as I was on holiday last week.
Huge thank you to the guys over at Harley Street Skin Care for sending these through, I’ve honestly loved trialling them and will continue to use them till I need to buy some more 🙂
Have you discovered any new skincare brands recently? I would love to know in the comments!