I have been very keen to try a pre-cleanser as I’ve heard a lot of great skincare lines have these. I just haven’t had the chance to try one yet. My beautiful friend, Hester, told me that she started using Environ’s pre-cleanser together with a mask. She was kind enough to write this post for me. Now I’m really keen to try J
Hester: 'I have no idea how to do a product review, especially on beauty products, but here goes.
About two years ago I wanted to move away from the products I was using and, as you well know, there are hundreds of skin products on the market. Finding the right one can take time and cost a lot of money. Luckily a friend recommended Environ to me. She knows a lot more about the products, the ingredients, the effects and so on. As far as I’m concerned, BHT stands for Brazilian Hamster Testicle, so I decided to rather trust the experts!
Obviously I’m not an expert on beauty products, beauty trends or even beauty regimes for that matter. My beauty “regime”? I remove my make-up, wash my face and moisturise. That’s about as far as it goes. Don’t give me extra lotions and creams, because I will forget to use them and will therefore not feel the full effect of the product. Or so I thought.
I am very happy with Environ. Their prices are reasonable, their packaging is simple yet effective and the smell is quite neutral. I am very happy with the face wash and moisturiser, but I felt that I needed something extra. Something to get rid of the dead skin and to give my face a proper clean. I am strangely claustrophobic when it comes to putting products on my face, so the thought of a thick mud-like mask freaks me out a little. The ladies at Environ suggested I use the Environ Pre-cleanser and Balancing Masque from their original range. They even wrote instructions down for me.
I was quite excited about my new products. That night I read the instructions again and opened the pre-cleanse bottle first. As I put some in my hand, I noticed it was oil. Oil to clean my face? What sorcery is this? But I trust the experts and proceeded to rub the oil all over my face, followed by rubbing the balancing mask, which is a cream, over it. Right, so oil and cream is going to clean my face. Trust the experts! After a few minutes in the shower, I rinsed the oil and cream off and then washed my face. After I dried my face, I applied my moisturiser as usual, but could not see or feel an immediate difference to my skin. I suppose it takes a while to see and feel the full effects. I must say that when I use these products, my skin doesn’t feel as dry as Steve Carell’s sense of humour and I do not feel as though I need to reach for my moisturiser immediately.
I have been using the pre-cleanse and balancing cream every second or third day for about two months now and my skin feels wonderful. I have no spots and no oily or dry patches. I do not feel smothered when I apply the oil, so maybe that is why I finally have a “regime” I can stick to.'
Have you tried these products from Environ? What do you think?
Thanks Hester for the great review!