Wednesday, 21 January 2015

MY FIRST SKINCARE REVIEW: Super Facialist by Una Brennan

Long time no see! 

I've not posted in a really long time and instead of listing 759 excuses I'm going to just jump right into the post.

If you read my New Year's to do list you would know that skin care is getting my full attention this year and it's a philosophy I first enforced at the end of 2014. I started low end and got the Super Facialist by Una Brennan Tea Flower Cleanser and Facial Scrub. As I am coming to the end of both of them now, I decided to do a quick review, reflecting on their performance.
Super Facialist by Una Brennan Cleansing Wash and Facial Scrub

Lé Cleanser

This looks like a highlighter swatch but it's photographed pretty bad.
Fear not, it will not turn you into Edward Cullen.

I read so many reviews raving about how great this is but honestly I don't feel like it made a noticeable difference to my skin. It done the job of making it feel clean and fresh but I personally don't like gel-like formulas and I think this is why I don't think it's spectacular. I feel like gel formulas in general sit on top my skin and don't do much so I prefer formulas of the cream/balmy variety. This one thins down when you lather it up and is rather refreshing as part of a morning routine but doesn't give a deep enough cleanse for it to even scratch the surface in the realms of Holy Grail status.
Overall: 6/10. I don't I hate it but I wouldn't shout my love for it from the rooftops.
Lé Scrub

The point of this photo was to show you the beads in the scrub, not to flip you off, I promise... ;)
Now this, I loved! I bought it thinking it was the cleanser due to the packaging for the two being identical and in the end it was way better. What I love most about it is that it's really gentle as the exfoliating "bits" are really fine. It's the perfect exfoliant for people with sensitive or irritable skin who want the step in their skin care routine without their face punishing them for doing so. I don't feel like I'm attacking my skin when using it unlike some of my more abrasive scrubs and so it's great to use every other day. I honestly feel like when my skin is problematic and I have hash-tag pizza-face it clarifies it.
Overall: 9/10. I'm no skin care connoisseur but this is the best scrub I've used yet!

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What has reached Holy Grail status in the skin care department for you? 
Olivia xo

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