My skincare journey is in full force and my moves towards more natural skin care with less chemicals seems to be going well and my skin does seem to like it. It’s not that I have problems with ingredients exactly, it’s more a case of okay, my skin is shocking, it’s not getting any better, in fact it’s getting worse, lets strip everything back, get my skin on an even keel and then I can perhaps start adding things back into the regime.
I’m absolutely loving my Brenda Anvari Skin Tonic and Skin Serum and plan to add more products from her range in due course and will be having a Deep Pore Cleansing Facial in a couple of weeks, it’s not going to be a terrifically comfortable experience but I can’t wait!
Anyway, the founder and creator of Skin Guru got in touch with me recently with perfect timing and sent over a couple of products for me to try out.
Skin Guru is a very new and very small company with a small range of products which I gather will be increasing in due course and their reputation is growing fast, even with a mention in Harper’s Bazaar. A definite watch this space brand.
The secret to great glowing skin is three simple steps using the beautiful products pictured below.
Starting with the Facial Cleaning Oil £23. An absolutely stunning oil. It deeply cleanses my skin and professes to be especially effective for congested or problem skin, that’s me! Clears make up in a second, you just massage into your face and then remove with the Glow Cloth. The oil is anti oxidant rich, full of omega fatty acids (3, 6 and 9 if you’d like to know!), has anti inflammatory properties to prevent spots and break outs and can help fade scarring. Well my skin loves it. It leaves my skin beautifully clean and extra soft. I don’t feel the need to double cleanse with this oil, but mostly I do so anyway because that’s the habit I’m into. By far my favourite cleansing oil. I still love the Origins one, but this trumps it. Oh and it smells out of this world!
A Little word about the Glow Cloth (2 for £10). A cloth that feels like… oh I don’t know. Soft like velvet. But it cleans and exfoliates amazingly well. You wet your cloth, wring it out, place over your oily face, leave for a moment to inhale the oils, then start using upwards outwards strokes to remove your product, with small circular movements around your nose and chin. Switch to the clean side of the cloth and repeat. Clears dry flaky skin a treat, it just fab, no idea how such a soft cloth does it, but its wonderful.
Finally, the Nourishing Facial Serum £45. As a dehydrated person, I know I need products with Nourishing in the title (thank you Caroline Hirons!). Now I am not sure if this an oil that you can use morning and night, but I have been sticking to evenings, but I’ll explain why in a minute. The Facial Serum is packed full of antioxidants, fights free radicals, reduces fine lines and wrinkles, brings luminosity and can help fade scars and age spots. It smells amazing. I apply in the evenings and at first I woke up with a couple of small white heads, but that was day one and two, might not even be related, but whatever, my skin is fine now, that was weeks ago. I’m being really picky here but the pump dispenses too much product for my face, I have to make sure I use the pump very carefully and gently to get about the right amount, and even then it’s usually just a bit too much, but what the hell, I just go for it, which means although it does absorb quickly and nicely, as I’m using a little too much it does take that bit longer, which is the main reason I’m using this night times only. It’s glorious stuff. Actually, the other evening I accidentally washed my face with it thinking I’d picked up the Cleansing Oil. It was an expensive cleanse that’s for sure but hey ho, it did the job!
Beautiful beautiful products and highly recommended by me. I think the prices are reasonable for the glorious-ness of the products but if I’m totally honest, the range is probably a little out of my price range sadly, which makes it more the pity I’m using a bit too much of the serum as I’m trying to treasure it like Charlie and his Wonka Bar.
Do take a look at the Skin Guru website, all ingredients are listed as well as a wealth of information. Lovely stuff.