LP Skin Therapy is a skincare range created by Dr Linda Papadopoulos PhD. Dr Papadopoulos is a very well known psychologist but what I suspect is less well known is that she is especially knowledgeable about the field of psychodermatology. I’d never heard of this before so just by way of quick explanation, psychodermatology is taking a psychological approach to skin disorders, recognising the role emotional stress can play in triggering conditions and tackling the distress they can cause. Therefore, it is no surprise that the LP Skin Therapy range has been designed to tackle ageing skin, not only by helping with external factors such as sun and pollution, but also by helping to tackle stress.
Not as out there as it actually sounds really, if you believe in the power of scent, or aromatherapy, then this is along those lines. One thing I particularly like is that on the brand’s website there’s a sort of encyclopaedia where you can look up many of the ingredients, and is actually in terms that I can understand, I don’t feel blinded by science.
Anyway, a little bit about the products, all the items I was sent are mini samples so they’ve not been rigorously tested but I am able to tell you what I think of them all so far.
Starting with the System Balance Face Wash which is £15.99 for 150ml. Now I totally avoid foaming face washes as I know they can be drying and not good, in the spirit of trying things out for the blog I gave this a whirl and have to say I’ve been loving it. It’s very lightly foaming and leaves my skin soft but not at all tight or sensitive. It is quite heavily scented, orange blossom, which I love. Would definitely consider purchasing this after I’ve finished my other cleanser, to use along with my oil cleanser.
The next item i tried is the Uplifting Facial Water. Loving this again. It’s £15.00 for 120ml and you can use either after your cleanser, as a toner or as a spritz as and when throughout the day, again this is fragranced with orange blossom. It contains aloe vera and hibiscus extract to sooth and calm along with Colloid PMG-WP (!) which is a source of hydrolysed wheat protein and 24 carat colloidal gold to fight the ageing process. This just feels very refreshing, so for that reason I like it and would definitely use it after my cleanser.
Then we have the Refining Lip Exfoliator, £15 for 8ml. Now this is a lovely product, I’ve really been enjoying using this. It’s not a thick balm, on the lips it feels like oil which has small beads of jojoba oil in it. I use this as the last stage of my evening routine, every night religiously. I like the lemon oil scent for a start and the fact that it leaves my lips so soft. This doesn’t feel very exfoliating as the beads are sparse, which isn’t a criticism, I love this. You apply, massage in for 30 seconds and then tissue off, hence why I use it last thing at night, rather than throughout the day. It’s very lovely although a little pricey in comparison to the other products mentioned so far.
The final product I’ve been trying out is the Untired Eye Cream (£25 for 15ml) and it’s the only product I’m not entirely convinced by. I’ll explain in more detail. It’s an eye cream to help reduce the appearance of dark circles under the eyes but in the long term it promises to firm up the skin and keep the area hydrated. As an eye cream I really like it. It’s slightly iridescent and on application you can see it brightening the area, which is great, the thing I’m not so keen on is the sparkle….there’s a lot of sparkle in this stuff, and whilst it is incredibly fine and far from being chunky glitter, it is still quite obvious. Now under foundation this causes no problems at all…but if you are going foundation free then be prepared for sparkly eyes. For me, I wear foundation most days so its not a problem and I’ve enjoyed using this, but I have to say it’s a no go for me on no foundation days.
All in all I’ve really enjoyed trying out this range, it’s considerably more affordable than other brands I’ve reviewed this week, and the products are very pleasant to use indeed. I also really like the ethos, it’s logical, if you look after yourself, get plenty of sleep, manage your stress effectively, your skin will improve. A very nice range and it’s available from http://www.keepmeinspired.co.uk/
*Disclosure – PR Samples*