Friday, 25 January 2013

Freebie Friday - Balance Me Balancing Face Moisturiser

I got this with the August edition of Glamour and was looking forward to trying this out. On the blurb on the back it claims to 'smooth away the years and add radiance to dull complexions' and lets face it who doesn't want that. 

The first thing I have to mention is the smell, be warned its strong and I personally don't find it very pleasant. I am sure that there are people out there who would love it. It reminds me of old fashioned aromatherapy oils. I do think you become somewhat immune to the scent as at first I did think I might have to throw the product out but now it doesn't bother me as much.

It is quite a light texture and does absorb quickly into the skin but I do not find this to be particularly hydrating - after reading beautymouth.com I think I may have dehydrated skin. The thing I find most strange about this product is that my skin actually feels better before I use this.  I notice this mostly in the evening after cleansing with my Super Facialist Cleanser my skin feels smooth and soft but when I put this on my skin feels less plump and hydrated. I don't know how that works but I have also noticed that my forehead has got worse again with my make up looking patchy after a few hours and my forehead feeling oily by the end of the day.

With regards to the claims made, I don't think it made my skin look radiant or any younger, but it might do on the right skin type. I am glad I got to try this out before buying as I just don't think that is suitable for my skin.  It does say its for normal to combination skin which I thought my skin was but maybe not.

I am planning on buying a few products that Caroline recommends for dehydrated skin with my Christmas money and obviously I will let you know what I got and if they work.

You can pick this up for £24 for 50ml from lookfantastic.com