Basically Dermalogica has created a range of amazing quality products for teenage skin. I suffer from hormonal breakouts, general breakouts, a really oily t-zone, and blackheads (nice!). With Clean Start by Dermalogica focusing on skin health, not beauty, none of the products contain artificial fragrances or colours, or any of that absolutely BRUTAL stripping alcohol so its really gentle on the skin :)
I don't know if you've seen many reviews on this yet but I was sent a pack of products to try... The thing that caught my eye the most was the cute colourful packaging... white bottles/tubes with really bright writing! So cute!
I've tried all of the (eight) products in the range (and have been using them for two months!) and i've seen some big changes in how healthy my skin is!
Before i started using the products my skin was red, i had small breakouts and a really oily chin and nose, i had to slap loads of foundation on to try to cover the redness and i didn't feel happy or confident with my skin at all!! Two months on and my skin looks like this:
Not a single spot or breakout in sight, no redness, and very little oilyness...
In the above photo i am literally wearing Brighten Up SPF15 with a dusting of collection 2000 perfecting minerals over the top, a bit of blusher, my eye make-up, and lipgloss :)
♥ 'Wash off' and 'all over clear' - Wash Off is a foaming gel face wash that absolutely wipes out make-up, dirt, oil, everything! After i use this my face feels soft, fresh, clean calm. I've used this when i've been wearing glitter, waterproof mascara, tonnes of eyeliner, etc and it removes absolutely everything and leaves my skin perfectly clean! All Over Clean is a cooling toner which can be used on the face and chest or back, it comes in a convenient spray bottle and i just spritz it all over my face and neck to help deal with oil and to calm my skin (i have really red cheeks).
♥ 'Ready, set, scrub!' - this is a masque and scrub which is really effective, i suffer with lots of redness in my skin and find that most facial scrubs just make it worse but this scrub helped to keep my skin cool whilst making it soft, i've also used it as a face mask a few times and its really lovely, i really felt that it helped with my breakouts.
♥ 'Bedtime For Breakouts' - this is a night time treatment that i used twice a week on any breakouts and also on the redness on my cheeks, this literally zaps spots overnight and i now swear by it, ive already bought another tube!
♥ 'Brighten up SPF15' - this is a lotion which has UV protection but also a natural tint and a bit of shimmer, i use this every day and only need to apply powder to my skin because this product combined with all of the others has helped my skin so much! This makes my skin really soft and i love the little bit of tint and shimmer in it :)
The other products in the line:
'Hit the spot' - this is a dab-on treatment that clears up breakouts, this is really really effective, the only reason it isn't in my ♥list is because although i get small breakouts, i rarely get big spots so although this was fantastic at 'that time of the month' i didn't have that much of a use for it!
'Welcome Matte SPF15' - this is similiar to 'brighten up' but is specifically to help control oil and keep you matter throughout the day, although i found this really moisturising, i didn't really think it kept me matte for very long, maybe 4 or 5 hours at the most... I much prefer 'brighten up'.
'Smart Mouth Lip Shine' - this is a non-sticky, moisturising lip shine, its an amazing product and i really love the packaging but i felt it was a bit expensive (£8.20) for what is essentially a lip balm. Although i loved it i won't be repurchasing it :(
Clean Start Products retail from £8.20-£15.35 and i think they are really worth the money (maybe with the exception of the lip shine). I have already bought a tube of 'Bedtime for Breakouts' and will be ordering the other products as soon as mine start to run out as I absolutely swear by these products now :)