Putting Herbalife Skin to the Test

It’s safe to say I hate my skin. I know most people would change their boobs/nose etc but I’d just quite like skin that doesn’t get a billion spots on it. I’m always looking out for products that will help me to achieve this in a non surgical way (I’m aware I can’t just replace my skin!) and the latest on my list has been Herbalife’s Skin range.

I’ve heard the name Herbalife thrashed about before but never have I thought “Oh let me just check out if they do skincare!” I was pleasantly surprised recently to find out not only do they have their own range but their cleansers are also sulfate free, a thing I’m pretty obsessed with at the minute.

Now it’s time for the test and the results. The products trialled were the Soothing Aloe Cleanser (aloe is another favourite of mine), the Daily Glow Moisturiser and the Replenishing Night Cream.

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I tested them out for just over 2 weeks to try to get an accurate result to share and have a before picture (shield your eyes) and an after picture to show off the results.

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So as you can see from my horrendous starting photo, my skin was in bad condition at the start of this trial. I actually took this photo a few days into starting the products just because it was in its worst state for a long time. I persevered though and just over 2 weeks later, you can see the products really worked and my skin looked so much better.

I like that the cleanser is super gentle on my skin and the aloe really did soothe my skin. The only thing I did differently instruction wise was rather than using it twice a day, I only used it once. Mainly because on a morning my skin was really bad and I found just soap and water worked better then. I still used my moisturiser and night cream as followed and again, love that they don’t leave my skin feeling greasy or slathered in product. The photo below is the different products on the back of my hand to show their consistency. The middle blob is the daily glow moisturiser which did have a glow to it which I like. The replenishing night cream was lovely and white and really left my skin feeling smooth.

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Having always had the impression that Herbalife was just a health company, I have been surprised by everything I’ve learnt about the company using the products and it’s only made me want to try some more of them out. They do an amazing sounding mint clay mask and a berry scrub that I need to get my hands on and try out now.

I hope like me, you’ve been pleasantly surprised by this brand and what they actually offer. I will definitely carry on using these products and purchase more in the future.

Laura x

*These products were sent to me in exchange for an open and honest review. The photos and opinions are a true reflection of the product trial and are my own*

 

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My 3 Bargain Skincare Must Haves

Over the years, I’ve tried and tested what feels like hundreds of different products in order to find the right things for my skin. Finally I feel as though I have found a combination of 3 products that don’t cost the Earth, and also work well at keeping my skin on a tight leash.

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First up is the Tea Tree cool & creamy wash. I actually bought this in the sale at Christmas for a bargain £3 and it has been a great find. My fiance’s sister actually mentioned she uses this and it always stuck in my mind to try it. I absolutely adore the Body shop ranges anyway but was a little wary of the Tea Tree ones being too hard on my skin. This gentle creamy wash only needs a little amount to lather into the skin and leaves my skin feeling refreshed and clean after use. I have definitely noticed a change in my skin now I’ve used it for a couple of weeks and will re-buy it again in the future for sure.

Next up in my product cupboard is the Effaclar Astringent Micro-Exfoliant Lotion from La Roche-Posay. This little number is perfect for tightening up the pores after cleansing opens them and clears them out. I don’t use this a lot because it can be quite strong but find that a few times a week is enough to make a difference. It helps tighten the skin before moisturising or applying makeup and like the cleanser, gives it a fresh feeling. This doesn’t cost a lot of money and can be bought from Boots but I generally wait for it to come on offer before re-stocking my shelves.

Last up on my skincare hit list is a handy tub of Sudocrem. Yes that’s right, the stuff that goes on bottoms of babies, gets dabbed on my zits. Whenever I have a particularly bad breakout or a big spot on my face, I dab a bit of this on and leave it overnight to heal the skin. It’s amazing at reducing redness and the size of spots in particular. I also notice that when my skin is bad it gets dried out and cracks, this helps with hydration and means I don’t need to add a lot of moisturiser to the skin. Again, this is a bargain buy and a tub lasts forever.

Hope you try these out if you haven’t already. If you have any other bargain buys I should try then let me know in the comments.

Laura x

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Proactiv+ Repairing Concealer

Back in June, I featured the Proactiv + 3 step system for clear skin and shared my results.

Well I’m back with another Proactiv beauty in the form of the Repairing Concealer. This little pot contains 4 fantastic shades of concealer, all of which have salycilic acid in them to help combat spots and breakouts.

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Inside the packaging there is also a great little brush which makes it easy to blend the shades to get something that matches your skin tone as needed.

When I first opened the concealer, I was a little concerned that the shades would be a bit too dark but I was surprisingly wrong. The lightest 2 shades were easy to blend together and dab onto any marks or blemishes on my skin and definitely made them easier to hide.

The main thing I liked about this product was that it contains spot fighting chemicals meaning you don’t feel guilty about dabbing on makeup to cover up. If you are like me, you hate putting makeup on your skin especially when its spotty. I always worry I am just adding to my skin woes more. This fab concealer helps combat the area you have dabbed it onto and is easy to take off at the end of the day as well.

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I have to admit, I’ve been pleasantly surprised by this product after not really thinking much to the 3 step system I tested out before. I always share my honest reviews and thoughts but I will always suggest trying a product yourself, as what works on my skin, might not work for everyone and vice versa.

The main pro’s of this product are that the shades are pretty true to skin when blended if required, it contains spot fighting capabilities and it’s easy to use and dab over a blemish.

I hope you’ve got something from this little review, I have lots more reviews planned over the next few weeks and finally feel as though I have my blogging mojo back.

Laura x

*this product was sent to me in exchange for an open and honest review, as always all thoughts are my own*

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