Until this year, I’ve been seriously lucky with my skin. Apart from the occasional monster-spot, I’d always had a really clear complexion, and any skincare regime I’d adhered to had been more for fun and pampering than due to any real need for something to sort my skin out. I’d always had gargantuan pores, but that’s not too drastic.
However, at the grand old age of twenty-three I developed acne, which was scarring quite badly. My skincare needs morphed from ‘smells nice and makes me feel fancy’, to ‘will actually make a difference to the appearance/feel/general wellbeing of my face’.
So I was delighted to be given a few bits and bobs from L’Oreal’s Skin Perfection Range to try, and thought I’d share the results with you!
First impressions of these products are that they look lovely, have a really nice texture, and smell wonderful. (Funny story - my boyfriend actually nicked the moisturiser a few times until I had to ask him to stop. He felt really bad and asked if it was because it’s expensive. I had to tell him that no, but it’s weird kissing a man who’s face smells so girly. Needless to say, product thievery has become a thing of the past.)
I’ve been using the Cleansing and Perfecting Milk, the Velvety Soft Toner, the Serum* and the Day Moisturiser* for a month now, twice a day (if I remember), and the difference to my skin is remarkable.
I’m not going to claim that these products are a miracle cure for acne. Mine is improving due to a face wash prescribed by my dermatologist, an effort to drink more water and be more careful with my diet, and the fact that I’ve started to exercise more regularly. I think that a lot of people expect mind-blowing results from new beauty products, but at the end of the day there is so much more to a healthy complexion than simply what goop you’re applying to your face.
Having said that, I really love these products. The cleanser and toner are lovely and gentle, my skin feels so clean and smooth after using them, and my face smells like a bunch of flowers, which I really like. A lot. I’ve also noticed a huge improvement in the scarring on my cheeks, and my pores look a lot smaller.
Basically, I think that these products are fab. No, there’s no miracle cure for your skin, but in my (very humble) opinion, these are pretty damned close. They’ll also leave you feeling wonderfully pampered – far more than anything I’ve tried in a similar price range. I actually get a little bit excited about using this range, every day. Clearly I need more adventure in my life!
Thank you very much, L’Oreal Paris – these get a big thumbs up from me!
Have you tried any products from the Skin Perfection range? What did you think of them?
Products marked with an * are PR samples