I’d always had fairly good skin. As a teenager, I never suffered from acne or oiliness- my face could feel a little dry at times, but that was about it. However, around June last year, I began breaking out. At first, I put it down to stress (I had second year uni exams to sit); but when I broke up for the summer and the spots still hadn’t budged, I began cutting out different parts of my diet, and using various lotions and potions to try and solve the problem. Nothing worked, and my once clear skin was now becoming a major confidence issue for me.
Then, one day, my wonderful mother came home with a surprise present for me. I’d had my eyes on a Clarisonic cleansing brush for a while, but I couldn’t justify spending so much on something I wasn’t sure would work (I’d already spent tonnes on Clinique products with no change). She handed me an Olay Regenerist 3 Point Super Cleansing System (what a mouthful), and I was over the moon. Since that moment in January, I’ve used the brush at least once a day, and I genuinely don’t know what I’d do without it.
I cannot speak highly enough of this product. After just one use, my skin felt and looked smoother and clearer already. The brush comes with two speed settings, and I teamed it with the Regenerist cleanser that was included: although I’d always been a huge fan of the St. Ives face scrubs that have a bit more ‘grit’ to them, this cleanser was lovely- I could still feel it exfoliating my skin, but in a much gentler way. I also have very sensitive skin, and my face didn’t react with the cleanser at all, which I was obviously delighted about! On a recommendation from both my friend and my sister, I’ve since started using the Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish cleanser, which doesn’t have that gritty texture at all, but still smoothes my skin and makes it softer than it’s ever been in my adult life.
Whilst I still get the odd hormonal/cider induced blemish, my face feels like new, and I’m absolutely over the moon with the results. I stupidly didn’t take any before or after photos of my skin, but the fact that both my mum and my sister have bought the product must count for something! Before the Olay Regenerist came into my life, I was using a whole heap of products on my face: cleansers, toners, moisturisers, serums, exfoliators, spot sticks, products that were so strong that they made my skin feel like it was burning… Now I simply take my make up off with the Garner Micellar Cleansing Water, use my Regenerist and Liz Earle cleanser, and pop on a bit of Simple light moisturiser. This is by far the best, not to mention the quickest, skincare routine I’ve had in a long time, so ta mam for the present!
The links I’ve used in this post all take you to the Boots website, but you can find better deals for the items I’ve mentioned if you shop around a bit. I hope this review was helpful and enjoyable- skincare’s a new theme on my blog, but I couldn’t resist writing about something that’s made me so happy!
Thanks for reading,