Tuesday, 10 February 2015

St Kitts Herbery Cleanser for All Skin Types*


Due to the nature of my combination skin, I have never really ventured into trying cream cleansers which you apply using cotton pads (apart from Lush 9 to 5) as I have always opted for facial washes and cleansers designed specifically for acne-prone skin, as that was my concern. However, I have been on the lookout for a new cleanser since my skin has drastically cleared up. I was willing to give this product a try as the St Kitts Herbery website says it is "gentle" and also that the active natural botanicals it contains (neroli and frankincense) stimulate cell activity and encourage skin cell growth. This sounded good to me as I have a fair bit of discolouration and acne-scarring left over from when my skin was in worse condition.
The first thing I noticed when I pumped the product onto a cotton pad was the smell. Personally I loved it, as it smells very exotic and musky while also smelling fresh, if that even makes sense. I used the cleanser after removing my make-up with the Garnier Micellar Water which I usually think is quite effective but I had a huge surprise; there was still a significant amount of make-up left on my face even after using the micellar water! This cleanser felt cool and soft on my skin, and also removed the excess make-up from my face effectively. After using the cleanser I also used a different product with hot water to open my pores and deeply cleanse them as I only ever feel as if my skin is properly clean after doing this, but you could definitely go without if you don't love washing your face!
The cleanser is aimed at "all skin types" but I would say it is probably not suitable for actively blemished skin (new spots) as there are many more products on the market which are far more effective as they are targeted specifically for action against blemishes. However, I would say that this cleanser would be perfect for dry/normal/combination skin as it is very hydrating and refreshing. I would also recommend it for use on sensitive skin as it is extremely gentle.
As I have been using this cleanser alongside the rest of my skincare routine, I have seen my acne-scarring become slightly less noticeable. However, I'm not sure whether that was down to this product in particular or a combination of those I use. I will be continuing to use this bottle up to see if it does make any difference and if anything else, to remove the excess make-up that was being left on my skin previously!

*I have always been very into skincare as I have had to deal with acne-prone skin for all of my teenage life. It is one of my favourite things to write about on my blog as I love to share my experiences with others who may be looking for advice, as I know I would have appreciated that when I was younger! So obviously, I was extremely excited when St Kitts Herbery contacted me and sent me their cleanser to try. This product was gifted to me by St Kitts Herbery but all of my opinions are 100% honest and my own.


5 comments:

  1. I find cream cleansers can really help acne prone skin as well so this might be great for those skin types too! Glad that your skin has cleared up, it's such a horrible thing to go through, my skin is much better than when I was younger but it still isn't completely clear...yet!

    sheepishlyshameful.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I wish you luck with your skin! I still get the odd few spots but it's nothing compared to my skin in the past! x

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  2. I love trying new cleansers, I struggle with spots so anything to help them is a plus so I might have to try th LUSH 9-5! :) xx
    OliviaCheryl.com

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    1. It's an amazing cleanser for removing all grime and make-up from your face! xx

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  3. Need to try this cleanser out!

    Elizabeth - http://diaryofagirl10.blogspot.co.uk/

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