This week our mum of one Clare returns to give you an update on how she's been progressing with the facial care products by Organic Surge - read how she's been getting on below.
I have always had rather problematic skin, although I have been reassured ever since my teenage years that once I hit my twenties, I would be fresh faced and flawless. My twenties have now come and gone, yet I still resemble a pubescent teen for at least two weeks a month. My bathroom cabinet is testament to this, and is full to bursting with products that I have used a handful of times, only to cast aside in search of something that delivers on its promise. My budget is now smaller than ever, yet my expectations are just as high as they have always been…
I will admit that the phrase ‘for all skin types’ normally puts me off a facial skin care product immediately, especially when it comes to face washes. Having experimented, to no avail, with all manner of cream cleansers, foaming washes, scrubs, bars and cloths designed specifically for my skin type, I was rather sceptical about how long I would last with yet another new product, before it was consigned to the depths of the bathroom cabinet to join the other unsuccessful candidates. Try it I did, and I can truthfully say that it is still sitting in my shower, being used daily. This wash has a gorgeous, almost tangy fragrance, and has an ability to lather up like a cream wash, whilst maintaining the freshness and clean finish of a gel. My skin was left feeling refreshed, clean and soft, my T-zone was not too oily, and my cheeks were not too dry. I also loved the pump style dispenser, which was easy to use with slippery hands, without the need for removing lids, or releasing far too much with an over-enthusiastic squeeze. I have used products across a range of makes, from inexpensive own-brands to designer skin care, and Daily Care Face Wash has proven that you don’t need to spend lots of money to achieve the results you are after.
The same applies to the Blissful Daily Moisturiser- it has the consistency of half gel, half cream, meaning that it glides on like cream, yet is absorbed quickly like a gel, rather than sitting on the surface of your skin. My skin was left feeling soft and rehydrated, almost dewy, without the sheen of some other creams. I felt confident enough to leave the house sans make up on more than one occasion, although it does also make a fantastic base under make up.
Night cream for me has always been one of those things that I know I ought to be using religiously, but when bed is beckoning, I will do whatever it takes to get there in the shortest possible time. This invariably involves a quick once over with a face wipe, before hopping straight in. In the interest of fair testing, I built that extra 5 seconds into my bed time routine in order to apply the cream (after said wipe), and my skin is very relieved that I have chosen to do so. Whilst having a young child means that I am NEVER going to wake up looking ‘refreshed’, I am at least beginning to look slightly less grey and haggard in the mornings. Unlike the Daily Moisturiser, the Overnight Sensation Night Cream is much richer in consistency, and feels rather indulgent. So much so that one would be forgiven for thinking that it was an expensive designer cream.
At less than £10 a pop, (as little as £3-£6 in their January sale), these products definitely stand up to their competitors, and have been a welcome addition to my sponge bag, and skin care regime.