Saturday, May 28, 2011

Review: Sircuit Cosmeceuticals

After my review of the Sircuit Cosmeceuticals Fixzit Blemish Drying Serum (which I purchased myself as you know), I was contacted by the company and asked if I wanted to try some more of their products. As I had already had amazing results, I was absolutely thrilled. I've been using these products for about 2 weeks and I thought I'd share my thoughts.
First I was sent their Savior Problem Skin Cleanser (.5oz $6|4oz $38)
I was hesitant about trying a product formulated for oily skin. While I do break out, my skin remains more dry than oily and most cleansers formulated for oily skin strip the skin of ALL oil and leave a dry tight mess for me. This is probably the most gentle of all products I have ever tried to get rid of break outs. It is sulfate-free so it doesn't really foam or produce much of a lather. The texture is very light and somewhat liquidy and very little is needed to wash the full face and jaw area. I'm going to be purchasing a full size of this. I received the .5oz sample size to review.

Next, Sircuit Agent Anti-Aging Serum for Blemished Skin (1/8oz $15|1oz $95)I'll be completely honest and say I was slightly horrified of liking this product. To buy the full size is a considerable chunk of change and at my age (27 for those unaware), the idea of spending nearly $100 for an anti-aging product seemed a bit extreme. I do like this but I'm not sure I'd actually spring for the full size. This is a slightly thicker serum and it does tingle and feel like it is firming upon application. This did not seem to aggravate the rosacea I have on my cheeks and left my skin quite smooth though I didn't see the insanely awesome extreme results I found with the Fixzit. I may consider buying this in the future but my wallet is not rich enough at the moment.
The last item I was sent was the Youth Accelerator Pumpkin Enzyme Peel 4ml $9.50|40ml $75This mask smells absolutely delicious and my skin felt very soft after using it. It looks like pumpkin puree and smells like it too, but you can feel it start to work a bit when it's on your skin. I didn't feel like it made my skin overly sensitive and feel uncomfortable like other masks I've tried in the past. The small sample size jar has quite a few uses it in. I tend to only use masks once a week or less even if I don't have the time. I'd recommend buying the sample size. I'd say it contains at the very least 3 uses, possibly 4 and for items that are more natural, I'd rather do that than buy the enormous full size and it possibly go to waste. I'd buy the sample size of this again.

Review Wrap Up:
I enjoyed using these products and I think they are especially good for those with sensitive break out prone skin which tends to react badly to harsh chemical ingredients found in other products. These can be bought on the Sircuit Skin website and other e-tailers and many other spas across the country. And to my UK readers, Sircuit Skin ships to the UK.

Savior Problem Skin Cleanser ingredients: Aqua (Water), Cocamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine, Decyl Glucoside, Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate, Disodium Cocopolyglucose Sulfosuccinate, Cocamide Betaine, Sorbitol, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Alcohol Denat., Lactic Acid (L), Glycerin, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Xanthan Gum, Salicylic Acid, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice*, Totarol™, Olea Europaea (Olive) Leaf Extract*, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil*, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil*. *USDA Certified Organic. Certified 1,4 Dioxane free.

Sircuit Agent Anti-Aging Serum for Blemished Skin ingredients: Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Water, Alcohol Denat., Glycerin, Aqua (Water), Salicylic Acid, Lactic Acid (L), Menthyl Lactate (L), Fomes Officinalis (Mushroom) Extract, Bisabolol (L-Alpha), Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Butylene Glycol, Soy Isoflavones, Ursolic Acid, Liomastat, Silver Phosphate, Niacinamide, Cholic Acid (D), Limonene (L), Xanthan Gum, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Extract, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil*, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Oil*, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Oil*. *USDA Certified Organic

Youth Accelerator Pumpkin Enzyme Mask ingredients: Cucurbita Pepo (Pumpkin), Cucurbita Pepo (Pumpkin) Wine, Lactobacillus/Pumpkin Ferment Extract, Fructooligosaccharides (D-Beta), Cinnamomum Cassia Leaf Oil, Eugenia Caryophyllus (Clove) Leaf Oil, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Oil. 

Free of artificial colors, fragrance, chemical preservatives and always cruelty free.  

Disclosure: These products were sent by the company for review purposes.