Wednesday, 1 May 2019

Battling Dry Skin With Proto-Col

*this post contains gifted products, however, the opinions stated are all my own*

I've always suffered from dry skin and, therefore, I am always looking for products that could have the ability to solve this. I get particularly dry on my face, which is an absolute pain when it comes to applying make-up! My problem areas are definitely in the centre of my forehead and around my nose, which causes foundation and concealer to not apply as smoothly as I would like.

When proto-col reached out to me and asked if I would like to try some of their products for dry skin, I was, as you can expect, over the moon! The products I received were:

1. Intense Protection Day Moisturiser - The intense protection day moisturiser SPF 50+ has been formulated to gently hydrate and provide a protective barrier from environmental pollutants and sun exposure. Whether you’re a city dweller or live in the country, this day moisturiser will deliver the daily hydration and protection your skin needs. 

2. Microdermabrasion - This delicately light soufflé gently polishes away dead skin cells and smoothes the texture of the skin to refine the surface and reveal your natural radiance. This gentle exfoliation includes crushed diamond and pearl powder, coral seaweed and glycolic acid.

3. Intense Hydration Night Cream - An intense and hydrating night cream made with a blend of the finest ingredients to help combat the signs of ageing, dehydrated or dry skin. Moisture-rich ingredients including plant-derived collagen and hydrolysed silk protein.

As you can see, these are all targeted towards solving the issue of dry-skin, so they were perfect for testing and sharing my opinions with all of you!

The first product I tried was the microdermabrasion, and I loved it. There was something so satisfying about seeing all of the dead skin once I'd rubbed the product into my skin (sorry for TMI!) The crushed diamond and pearl powder is so beautifully shiny, I mean look!

Basically, this product works by smoothing a film of it over your face, which you then rub in circular motions and remove with water. I removed my makeup before I did this, and my face looked so fresh and rejuvenated afterwards, due to it removing the top layer of my skin, basically!

I found the day moisturiser to be a really good product, and it did get rid of my dry skin vs. makeup issues (yay!) However, I wasn't a massive fan of the consistency. This is because it's SPF 50, and therefore very similar to sun cream. Despite this, once it is rubbed into your skin you can't feel it at all, the thicker base just takes a little longer to absorb into the skin. I know this will be perfect in the summer, especially because using normal sun cream on my face can cause me to break out. So I do recommend, especially for those of you who are prone to sunburn like me!

The last product I received was the night moisturiser. I love this, and the consistency is not as thick as that of the day cream, which is a bonus. It makes my skin feel so hydrated before going to bed; I love to pair it with my tea tree toning water from Lush, and Burt's Bees Lip Balm for softer, spot-free skin! The only element I'm not a huge fan of is the packaging; the design means that the cream can get caught in the top and I would, therefore, prefer it to be the same packaging as the day moisturiser.

All in all, I would definitely recommend these products to anyone who is looking for some new skin care options. The prices are above what I would normally be able to pay for as a student, however, sometimes I think it's worth investing in products that are both sustainable and contain high-quality ingredients. These products are both cruelty and paraben free, which is something we should all be looking for in cosmetics we are applying to our skin daily.

You can view the products I have reviewed at 1 / 2 /

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