Like so many women of a similar age, my skin has changed in the past decade. Menopause, combined with the ageing process, stress and declining collagen, elastin and oestrogen levels, means my skin is needing more help to stay looking healthy.
And that for me is key. I can’t have younger skin or anti-age, but I can keep my skin as healthy as possible. I am lucky, I’m often sent some great products to trial, but they aren’t always exactly what my skin needs. What I really need is a skin expert to guide me and advise which products would be best for my skin.
I was invited to trial the personal skin consultation offered by online skincare retailer, The Skin Experts. The Skin Experts offer some of the top dermatologist approved skin care brands. These are ranges that would be recommended in a clinic and available without a medical prescription. They are the products that are going to get you the results you need for happier, healthy skin.
The Skin Experts have trained aestheticians and dermatologists on hand if you need a specific consultation, and a team of skincare advisors who will listen to your concerns and recommend products that will help.
My concerns were quite straight forward. I wanted firmer, clear skin with an even tone and texture. I wanted to address fine lines around my eyes and below my mouth.
An appointment was made for my free virtual consultation with Sonya by Zoom. During our 30 minutes together, Sonya asked me about my skin concerns, condition, skin type and which skincare products I really like to use. She asked me what my routine was currently and whether I was happy to layer products for maximum benefit.
I appreciated that Sonya wanted to know whether I preferred a balm, cream or wash off cleanser. What SPF products I currently use and if I use them daily. And if I had a Retinol product in my routine. I realised while we were chatting, Sonya was building a picture of my skin, how it behaves and how I like to care for it.
It was only at the end of the consultation did Sonya mention products suitable for my skin and lifestyle. She was keen to explain that I don’t need to change my routine but to enhance it. I could add in products that I didn’t already have or replace ones that I was finishing. And there was no need to buy all the products at once, I could keep my treatment plan and purchase the products as and when I needed them.
Following my consultation, Sonya advised me that a treatment plan would be emailed over to me.
I was then under no obligation to order or purchase any or all the products. I could pick and choose the ones that would fit into my routine or that I needed straight away. At no time was there any sales pitch, our conversation was far more about my expectations and needs and how they could be met by the recommended products.
Medik8 Micellar Mousse – a lightweight wash off cleanser that is perfect for dry and mature skin.
Medik8 Press & Glow – a polyhydroxy (PHA) super hydrating acid toner to perfect skin tone and help active ingredients such as vitamin C and A to penetrate.
Medik8 Super C30 Intense – a potent vitamin C serum that brightens the skin and promotes a healthy glow.
Medik8 r – Retinoate Youth Activating Day & Night Eye Serum – a gentle Retinol eye serum that tackles fine lines, discolouration and dark circles.
Medik8 Advanced Day Total Protect SPF30 – lightweight, invisible finish multitasking day cream with broad spectrum UV and blue light protection.
Brush on Block / Translucent – innovative dry mineral powder for face and body that’s easy to use over sunscreen and makeup, for fast added sun protection during the day and when on the move.
Emma Hardie Moringa Cleansing Balm – beautifully fragranced super effective balm for dissolving makeup and SPF. I already had, and use, this product, so this wasn’t supplied for trial.
Medik8 Micellar Mousse – as AM routine.
Medik8 Press & Glow – as AM routine.
Medik8 Liquid Peptides – a hydrating peptide blend to fight expression wrinkles, while stimulating collagen synthesis. Helps texture and elasticity in the skin and smoothes lines and wrinkles.
Medik8 r – Retinoate Youth Activating Day & Night Eye Serum – as AM routine.
Medik8 Crystal Retinal 3 – an advanced vitamin A serum that works up to 11 times faster than classic forms of retinol. Intensely hydrating, collagen boosting serum suitable for sensitive skin.
Medik8 Bakuchiol Peptides – a clinically proven alternative to traditional retinol that brightens and smooths the skin and can be used day and night. This product was supplied as a Retinol alternative for trial.
Literally anyone who wants to have healthy skin. Whether you are male or female, an experienced skincare user or someone who has never invested in skincare before, this service is for you. Don’t worry about your age or current skin condition. The Skin Experts are here to help and will go out of their way to make sure they recommend skincare that will address your skin concerns.
The routines are easy to follow and can be as simple or involved as you wish, and several products will be used twice a day making them far more cost effective.
The Skin Experts take the guess work out of choosing great skincare. They offer a free personalised online consultation with one of their skincare advisors and a detailed treatment plan. Once you have placed your order, the products are immediately dispatched so you can start your new skincare routine straight away. And to answer your question, no, The Skin Expert’s prices are not higher, in several cases they are are lower than many other online retailers.
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The products featured in this article were supplied as press samples for review, with thanks to The Skin Experts. I’ll be back with a full review of the products once they have been throughly tested.