Several weeks ago, I was sent SkinMD to try out. After hearing about it on the blogosphere for quite some time, I was actually considering purchasing it myself since I deal with eczema and dry skin. About a week ago, I was sure that the new additions to my routine had solved my skin problem, until all the little spots that I get came back. I obviously wasn't going to praise a product if it wasn't truly working but it turns out that it was actually my time of the month and now that my hormones are back in check, the spots have once again disappeared so I feel comfortable writing this review.
So what is this miracle combination?
SkinMD Natural and The Body Shop Seaweed Clarifying Night Treatment
Ever since I started using these two products together, my skin has been mostly spot-free and better hydrated. And for the first time, I haven't had to resort to antibiotics to get rid of the pimple-like bumps that usually spot my face. I also have noticed that foundations that should dry me out (and will when I'm not well hydrated), look much better at the end of the day even after 12+ hours.
I find that SkinMD does a fairly good job at keeping me hydrated, the only exception to this is right after I shower. In this case, I generally do one application right after I get out of the shower and then a second before I apply my makeup. I also use the remainder of whatever I squeeze out on my super dry and itchy arms and my ears. Why my ears? Well, I usually get patches of eczema there and I am now sore free! I'm going to be replacing my bottle when it's used up. I only wish it were a bit bigger (and cheaper - but I've used much more expensive moisturizers - like Murad - ouch!). I see they sell an industrial sized gallon container and I'm honestly a little tempted.
The Body Shop Seaweed Night Treatment was a bit of a surprise quite honestly. For one, the ingredient list is a bit astounding and it is heavily fragranced (it actually kind of smells like the discontinued Spirit of the Moonflower fragrance which was one of my absolute favorites). Though it's a serum, if I put too much on my face, my face sometimes feels a bit tacky and of course, it's for oily skin, which I don't have! When the sales associate suggested it to me in lieu of the sensitive skin formula, I was a bit hesitant to try it, but it seems to be working for me so I've been pleased.
The Body Shop Seaweed Night Treatment retails for $20 for 1oz and is available at The Body Shop.
SkinMD Natural retails for $18 for 4oz and is available on skinmdnatural.com and select retailers.
I was sent SkinMD Natural for review.
I bought The Body Shop Seaweed Night Treatment.