I can’t tell you how many different skincare products I’ve tried, but it’s a lot. From the classic Clearasil to expensive brands I’d not heard of before, my bathroom cupboard has been filled to the brink for years. Perfect skin? Not close, but I’m gunna keep tryin’!
My skincare routine is constantly changing and I’ve got to admit I’m not 100% on keeping on top of it but I do like to try new products consistently to get a real feel of how the products work for my skin.
First things first, Face Theory Customer Service = Gold. I accidently ordered the wrong cleanser, knowing that returning or exchanging I emailed the customer service team and promised I hadn’t touched the product I just wanted to change it. To my surprise, they send me the cleaner I wanted for free. A** for customer service, they were truly great at responding to my emails whenever I had questions about the products.
The first product I purchased was the Clarifying Cleanser containing 4% Glycolic Acid, 2%% Salicylic Acid and 1% Lactic Acid. Salicylic acid cleansers are fairly hard to come by, at lease the kind that contain enough of a percentage to make a difference and keep your skin clear. So I was pleasantly surprised when I saw that this cleanser contained 2% (the maximum allowed for cleansers) at a very reasonable price of £10.99! I use this as my everyday cleanser, I chose the version without fragrance so there are no overpowering smells. Strangely, this didn’t feel as strong on my face as other 2% cleansers I have used but it did a great job at cleaning my face and making my skin feel squeaky clean. Like most cleansers for oily skin, it does dry my face out a little if I don’t use a good moisteriser. Overall I think its a great everyday face wash for those with oily skin that want to keep it at bay and reduce overall blemishes. As for getting rid of pre-existing blackheads and clogged pores, I’m not sure it was that effective, but it certainly helped keep more away!
The next cleanser I have is the Glycolic Exfoliating Cleanser containing with Glycolic Acid (2%), Salicylic Acid (1%) and Natural Pumice Stones and priced at 11.99. I use this cleanser 2-3 times a week during a hot shower when my pores are nice and open. This cleanser has a real good grit to it so it actually feels like you are scrubbing away the dry and flaky skin. I loved using this in the winter because I felt like my nose and forehead would get so dry from the cold and this would help scrub away all the yucky bits!
Finally, I got the Supergel Lotion for Oily and Acne-Prone Skin for £12.99 . I struggled on when to use this product in all honesty. The mix of a salicylic acid cleanser and the winter weather I felt my skin was so much more thirsty after cleansing and I needed something stronger. After a few nights of my skin soaking this up within seconds and begging for more moisture, I began using this as a morning moisturiser instead. I really enjoyed using this in the morning because for me it was a great balance. I needed to keep my skin moist (sorry) throughout the day but seriously needed to combat oil and this did the trick.
Overall I think the Face Theory products are amazing for their price. They have a skincare routine builder on their site so that you can find the right products for your skin type. From the products I’ve tried, I can safely say they are quality products and I’m very eager to try some of the other products they have in stock.
Face Theory products are also natural and don’t contain any parabens, polyethylene glycols (PEGS) or mineral oils and arenot tested on animals which makes themcrueltyy free (YAY- high five Face Theory)
**Final note- I purchased these products with my own money**