How do you get up to trying out new skincare products? For me, it takes either someone raving madly about something and I just need to know is it really that amazing and life changing or forgetting to take my skincare bag with me while traveling. Which just happened three weeks ago… So, after few moments of intensive denying and overwhelming horror of the thought of impending horrifying skin days I ventured out to either trial size all of my skincare products or to find a small trial set of basic products.
As you are probably guessing (not that hard of a leap), I came home with Daytox trial set. I figured, since it has all you need for a simplistic skincare routine and is geared towards sensitive, irritated skin, I might as well give it a try. Besides, it’s free of silicones, parabens, artificial colours and allergens and is suitable for vegans (big claims in the small font on the box).
This little set contains 30 ml of cleanser (which you need only a tiny amount, so it will last a long time), 10 ml of serum (surprisingly that is a quite decently sized bottle) that claims to hydrate, reduce redness and improve the evenness of the skin, and 20 ml of moisturizer claiming to help regenerate the skin, reduce wrinkles and combat free radicals. I have to say, I am quite enjoying this little set. The cleanser is gentle, doesn’t strip or irritate my skin. It is decent, but nothing mind-blowing. It’s nice, but not buying full size nice, if you get what I mean.
Now serum is the star of the show and I am seriously thinking of buying a full size. I just love how it feels on my skin. When you get it out of the dropper it is quite thick and it spreads easily over your skin. The best part – it gets absorbed after a few seconds without leaving a sticky residue. It works beautifully as a base for your make up as your skin becomes soft and plump and all base products just glides on and looks even better than usual. To finish it all of – a moisturizer, again quite nice and light, but not mind blowing amazing. Though I guess when you’re making a product for sensitive and irritated skin that is the main goal.
I have been using all of these products for three weeks now and I am impressed. For some background information – I have rosacea, oily T-zone with dry cheeks. After continuous use my rosacea calmed down, skin feels more balanced (still competing with a factory in oil production speed over my T-zone, but no more dry, flaky cheeks) and less irritated (the redness is actually going down!). I would highly recommend trying either a trial set or just the serum if you have rosacea or irritated skin.
I would love to know what are you using for your skincare routine? Any gals with rosacea here? What do you use to combat the never-ending redness?