I have very recently had the opportunity to test the Starter Kit. I was a little dubious at first, as I don’t normally follow a proper skincare routine. The first reason being; I have never found a routine that was worth the time or effort it takes to do it properly. The second reason; I have a 4-month old baby who likes to take up just about every waking moment I have...
About my skin...
I have never had major issues with my skin, but now that I am older (just kidding!), I get patches of dead skin that my makeup seems to cake onto, and I have under-the-skin acne that are tiny bumps along my jawline and cheeks. I also get the odd hormone pimple at ‘that-time-of-the-month’ which normally come right when I have a dinner, a party or a wedding to attend! Oh, how I miss the clean and clear pregnancy skin! I never realized how imperfect my skin was until I lost my perfect pregnancy glow and it all went back to normal.
Now onto the products!
The kit includes 3 things, Exfoliant, Target Solution, and Moisturizer. The Exfoliate-Target-Moisturize routine sounded simple enough to try while my daughter was awake. For those of you with children, you will understand how brave that was!
Following the instructions, I set out on my testing mission…
While my baby was happily playing on the bathroom floor, I thought I’d try the 10-minute weekly mask. This is the first time I have tried an acid exfoliator. Normally I use an exfoliant that has a rough substance such as salt or pits. I find these hard to rinse off and I always manage to get one of the bits in my eye!
This acid exfoliant was so much easier to use. I only needed a small amount as it goes on nice and thinly when massaging it in. This meant I could entertain the little-floor-monster during the 10-minute wait time, without worrying about it dripping everywhere. After rinsing it off, I noticed the difference straight away. My skin was so much smoother! I am extremely impressed considering I have only used it once. I am pretty excited to use it as a daily exfoliant to see what kind of results I get, but so far so good!
I only had one obviously visible pimple when I tried this, and it was nearly healed, so I will give this another try next month when the next round of spots arrive! I can, however, mention how far the cream goes. A tiny portion on your finger goes a very long way on your skin. If it’s anything like the exfoliant, it will work well when I need it (I have a wedding in a few weeks, so fingers crossed!).
As my skin is getting a little older I would class it as normal to dry. Because of this, I was a little hesitant on the controlling cream. I used it on the places I know I get breakouts such as my jawline and chin. I was surprised to find that even a couple of hours later, my skin still didn’t feel dry or itchy which tends to happen when I try new products designed for combination skin.
All-in-all, I'm very happy I decided to give this a go. It was a lot simpler than a few things I’ve tried, and as I mentioned, I am impressed with seeing some results after one application! And all of this before my daughter got bored with playing with her own feet!
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