Happy New Year Readers! Here's my first product review post of 2011... Unfortunately, it isn't a product rave.
I’m a big fan of the St Ives Apricot Scrub, its right up there on my repurchasing list and since I ran out of it back in November, you might remember I went to Asda in search of a new face scrub to use almost on a daily basis (read my haul from the shopping trip here). Don’t get me wrong, it’s not that I was bored with the St Ives Scrub, I fully intended to repurchase it, it was just that when I got to the shop I had this overwhelming urge to try something a little different. In hindsight, I wish I hadn’t bothered Anyway, as I was browsing the shelves, I spotted a brand I hadn’t tried before. After taking a closer look, I realised it was actually by Asda themselves. I hadn’t seen this packaging before so perhaps it’s a new line. It’s called Skin System: Face. I ended up buying the face scrub and the face wash.
|Asda Skin System: Face|
Creamy Face Wash and Face Scrub £1.73 each
Before I progress too much into my review, I must say that although it is probably already apparent that I do not like either of these products, they have been thoroughly tested. I have been using both of these since the beginning of November, so for two months now, and I feel as though my judgements are honest and well informed.
Both the face wash and scrub are designed for all skin types even those with sensitive skin which I like because everyone can give it a go and it is therefore suitable for the whole family to use. They are also don't have any artificial colours or fragrance in them, nor do they contain any harsh chemicals. So overall, I wouldn't say they are full of goodness but they are certainly free from badness. They are both 150ml in size and a little goes a long way so they are good value for money in that sense.
The Creamy Face Wash contains pro-vitamin B5, aloe vera (which is great if you have sunburn as it helps to take the redness out of the skin) and natural lipids which together are designed to soothe, condition and cleanse the skin leaving it 'silky smooth' and 'radiant'.
I’ve never really been one for standing over the basin using face wash, then scrub every morning because I just don’t leave myself enough time when I’m getting ready and plus it’s a bit of a carry on. However what I’ve been doing lately (and what I’ve found really works for me) is keeping my facial scrub in the shower cubicle and using it on my face while I have a shower which saves sooo much time and mess. With that in mind, I thought I’d try doing the same with a face wash too and when I saw these two I thought they would be perfect to try out. They are £1.73 each so won’t break the bank but having used them, I definitely think they are a waste of money.