New Skincare on Trial

Tuesday, 24 Apr 2018

The focus of this month’s New Skincare on Trial is pigmentation, with some products being hits, but unfortunately some being misses.

New Skincare on Trial Pigmentation

First up we have the *Black Pearl Face Mousse Cleanser which is enriched with Tahitian Black Pearl, seawood, as well as calming plant extracts. It has a very familiar sweet scent that I love, but I can’t quite place. It cleanses well without being too drying or harsh, and doesn’t leave my skin feeling tight, as most foaming cleansers do. The packaging is also perfect for use in the shower.

Next up I have two products from the L’Oreal Revitalift Range which is aimed at targeting dark spots, as well as clarifying and renewing the skin. The Night Peeling Lotion is an acid toner that you wipe over the face at night after cleansing. It is meant to exfoliate and renew the skin, and I think it did a pretty good job. My skin looks clearer and more even, and even though I expected a tingle from this and didn’t get it, I still think it did a great job, and is gentle enough to use every day. It has a gloopy gel texture, and it can leave the skin feeling slightly sticky, but it spreads easily and dries quickly. The Global Care Day Cream with spf is a nice everyday cream. It feels soft and silky on the skin, but doesn’t clog my pores. I do think that an spf of 25 is not nearly enough, especially if you are trying to reduce pigmentation, so it is important to wear additional sun protection. It also wears well over serums and under makeup, which is great!

New Skincare on Trial Pigmentation

When it comes to pigmentation, or any skin concern for that matter, a serum is where the magic happens. Serums are packed with active ingredients, and are applied after cleansing and toning, before moisturising to effectively target your concerns. I have been relying on two serums, the Lamelle Brighter Concentrate and The Ordinary Alpha Arbutin 2% + HA. Both contain Arbutin, although Lamelle contains a more potent version, and the Lamelle formula also includes pigment inhibiting ingredients. However, The Ordinary is a quarter of the price of Lamelle, and lists the percentage of Arbutin. The Ordinary does feel a bit tacky once applied, but dries down quickly, and the Lamelle feels much silkier and luxurious on the skin.

Lastly, and the one that was a miss for me is the Island Tribe Anti-Ageing Face Cream. Unfortunately this was too rich for me, and not something I will continue to use on my face. I am trying out a new sun cream at the moment, and so far I think it is a winner! Sun protection is the best way to prevent pigmentation, as well as to maintain it. Also, when using active ingredients the skin can become more sensitive to the sun. If you are treating your pigmentation without using sufficient sun protection you are wasting your time and money.

New Skincare on Trial Pigmentation

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52 thoughts on “New Skincare on Trial

  1. Gemma Etc. says:

    I’m loving The Ordinary right now, their products are amazing xx

    Gemma • Gemma Etc . ❤️

    1. admin says:

      Me too! Which ones are your favourites?

  2. bekylou says:

    I really want to try The Ordinary, I’ve heard so many mixed reviews but something about them still makes me want to try!

    1. admin says:

      I am happy with all of the products I tried from them so far!

  3. I still really want to try the Ordinary products! They all sound like they would work wonders on my skin!

    1. admin says:

      They have such great affordable products for all skin types and concerns!

  4. I really want to try an ordinary serum, I have acne prone skin and they have a couple that sound great for acne!

    Corrie | Corrie Arnold

    1. admin says:

      I have the Salicylic Acid and it is pretty great!

  5. I need to order some more Ordinary stuff and you’ve just reminded me x

    1. admin says:

      Ooohhh which are your favourites?

  6. shelley says:

    I love the ordinary products so I hope you enjoy it!

    1. admin says:

      Which are your favourites Shelley?

  7. Maisie says:

    Shame about the Island Tribe face cream but everything else looks and sounds so lovely! x

    1. admin says:

      Yep I know! I was hoping it would be an affordable option!

  8. Jade Wilson says:

    I have heard some really good things about the Revitalift range! xx

    1. admin says:

      Yep, they have some really great products.

  9. Alice Spake says:

    I really need to try The Ordinary skincare, I’ve only tried the foundation so far xx

    1. admin says:

      I want to try the foundation, but picking the right shade is my concern!

  10. Kelly-Anne says:

    Yep I think I need those loreal products in my life! They sound so good

    1. admin says:

      They are worth looking into!

  11. Sharon says:

    I use anti pigmentation products too. It’s great to invest in good sunscreen too

    1. admin says:

      What do you use Sharon? Yep sunscreen is super important!

  12. Think I need those loreal products in my life! They sound so good to use x

    1. admin says:

      Yep they are quite nice, I love any type of acid product.

  13. I really want to try some Ordinary products, they are so hyped about!

    Danielle xx

    1. admin says:

      I haven’t tried many yet, but this one is amazing!

  14. Emma says:

    I still haven’t tried anything from The Ordinary…what a failing blogger again!
    Em x

    1. admin says:

      Haha, Ah Emma I am sure you will find something for your skin type!

  15. Rosie says:

    I’ve still not tried the Ordinary! Skincare is so friggin important! Especially with this crazy weather!

    1. admin says:

      Yep, I have been working on my skin so much recently, I hope it pays off

  16. Alice says:

    I get really bad dark spots so these products sound idea for me x

    1. admin says:

      I have started to get some too. So now I am trying to treat and prevent more!

  17. Cole says:

    I need to get round to trying the ordinary! xx

    1. admin says:

      I love the affordability of it! And the products actually work!

  18. Sabiha says:

    Love the sound of the Lamelle serum – this isn’t a brand i have heard of before but it sounds lovely x

    1. admin says:

      It is a lovely brand! Oh and I have just checked out your site and it is stunning!

  19. Beautylymin says:

    It’s great that there’s only one miss amongst lots of hits! xx


  20. Sarah says:

    sun protection is also a great way to combat wrinkles!

    1. admin says:

      Yep, it is so important Sarah!

  21. Heather says:

    I have The Ordinary hyaluronic acid and I love it x

    1. admin says:

      I still have to try that one Heather!

  22. Mel says:

    I really want to try more L’Oreal skincare as they sound fab.

  23. Annie says:

    Loreal have so many amazing releases atm

  24. Erin says:

    I need to try the Ordinary soon!

    Erin || MakeErinOver

    1. admin says:

      Yes Erin! They have such great skincare!

  25. Candice says:

    I’m really enjoying the black Pearl face mousse cleanser!

    Candice |

    1. admin says:

      Me too Candice, it is a nice cleanser, does the job without being harsh!

  26. R Fourie says:

    Thank you for the reviews. Nowadays I rely on reviews before buying anything.☺

    1. admin says:

      Pleasure Reonette, I hope they help you.

  27. Lauren says:

    The lamelle bright concentrate sounds wonderful. Right up my street! I have quite a lot of pigmentation on my skin that needs evening out x

    1. admin says:

      Yip, I love the texture of it. I can’t wait to see the results too!

  28. Lady Writes says:

    I love seeing what you’re trying each month! x

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