I recently treated myself to some FaceTheory Skincare as there was a really good offer on, and so I couldn't resist! There is a tool on the website that helps you decide the best routine and products for your skin, so I filled it out and these are the products I was suggested...
First up is the FaceTheory Vitamin C Cream Cleanser (£11.99 for 170ml), which you can get in either Mandarin scented or Unscented, and I personally enjoy gently fragranced skincare, so I opted for the Scented version. The Cleanser comes in a glass jar and it is formulated to remove pore-blocking debris while being kind to your skin. Stabilised Vitamin C neutralises free radicals and shields against future environmental damage, whilst Glycerin protects the skin's moisture balance. The formula also contains Sweet Almond Oil which contains restorative Oleic, Linoleic and Myristic Acids. As the Cleanser contains a high concentration of actives, you only need a small amount per use, so this whole tub will last you a good amount of time! The cleanser removes makeup, surface oil and impurities and my skin feels refreshed and hydrated after use without that tight feeling you can sometimes get with cleansers. To use, I simply pop a small amount on to wet skin, both morning and night, then massage in. Leave it for a minute and then rinse with lukewarm water for beautiful skin!
The Serum I was recommended is the FaceTheory Porebright N10 Serum (£14.99 for 30ml) as I do often have issues with my pores. This is a light serum that is formulated with 10% Niacinamide and Azelaic Acid to even out the skin tone and reduce pigmentation, redness and facial photo-ageing. Niacinamide is a great ingredient for reducing the appearance of pores and acne scars and Salicylic Acid gently exfoliates the skin while Sodium Lactate and Sodium Hyaluronate protect the skin's moisture balance, so even though you are getting that exfoliation, it isn't going to dry your skin out. Azelaic Acid is derived from Wheat, Rye and Barley, and is anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial which works well at combatting clogged pores and acne along with hyperpigmentation. You can use the Serum on its own or before your moisturiser, taking a small amount and pressing it into the skin each day to reveal brighter, more even skin tone.
Finally, the Moisturiser I was suggested is the FaceTheory Amil C-Whip (£18.99 for 50ml), and once again I chose the scented version, which this time is Grapefruit. The Amil C-Whip comes in a glass pot and is a whipped mousse moisturiser that refines and brightens the skin whilst protecting it against UV damage. This Moisturiser provides you with SPF30+, which I love as it is so important to use SPF every single day, but so few people do. The formula contains 5% Niacinamide and dual-action Vitamin C (Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate and Ethyl Ascorbic Acid) aids in balancing skin tone, reducing redness and minimising pore size. Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate is also great at fighting acne-causing bacteria. Vitamin E keeps the skin hydrated and supple whilst also protecting against inflammation, whilst Lactic Acid and stabilised Vitamin C help to brighten dull patches. This is such a beautiful product to use, I just love how the texture feels, so light and fluffy on the skin, yet works amazingly well at refining my pores and keeping my skin hydrated and bright.
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