Skin Doctors Review

skin doctors review

Are you looking for luxe skincare that does not break the bank? Well today’s post may be just what you are looking for.

When I came back from my holidays, my skincare routine was all over the place and my skin was in terrible condition. All thanks to airplane dryness and sheer laziness. I don’t want to jinx myself but I think finally after almost two months my skin’s finally heading in the right direction again.

As a skin disclaimer, I have dry and sensitive skin. It used to be combination but now I’m pretty sure I’ve moved towards the dryer side.

When I was asked if I wanted to trial the Skin Doctors range, I jumped at the chance. I was sent the pH Balancing Cleanser, SuperMoist, Gamma Hydroxy & Beetox.

Here’s a bit about Skin Doctors:

Skin Doctors Cosmeceuticals are industry leaders in the development and marketing of breakthrough, clinical strength cosmeceuticals that offer consumers topical alternatives to surgery. Skin Doctors products are based on cutting edge formulations developed in conjunction with leading research institutes and cosmetic surgeons. Clinical strength results No doctors, no needles, no pain!

 

skin doctors review

Skin Doctors pH Balancing Cleanser

I have incorporated this cleanser into my skincare routine, twice daily. It’s designed to help prep the skin for better absorption for other treatment products. The cleanser has a nice scent to it, not too overpowering at all. The texture is smooth and creamy, and lathers well around the face. It also provides gentle exfoliation as the cleanser contains Lactic Acid which helps to loosen up the outer layer of the skin. I’m actually quite enjoying this cleanser, it doesn’t leave my face dry and tight, instead feeling fresh and clean.

Skin Doctors SuperMoist

I’ve been using this moisturiser day and night, and my skin has been feeling amazing. This cream contains two active ingredients – Resurrection Plant & Tamarind. Resurrection Plant can withstand intense weather conditions such as extensive drought periods. The plant can appear dead but once it’s re-hydrated, the cellular functions are restored. The moisturiser is fast absorbing and doesn’t leave the face oily or shiny. The cream is enclosed in a fancy frosted glass jar and it has quite a premium feel to it.

skin doctors review

Skin Doctors Gamma Hydroxy

The Gamma Hydroxy contains three active ingredients – Glycolic acid, Lactic Acid &  Salicylic Acid.

When first applied to the skin, I felt a slight tingling sensation from the active ingredients working its magic. The purpose of this cream is to gently resurface your skin and exfoliate. I use this product during the day with the SuperMoist and have no issues with applying makeup afterwards. It actually makes my face feel and look a lot smoother. I’ve been slathering this product on top of my right brow where I have my one and only wrinkle. It’s hard to tell if this product reduces wrinkles as I don’t have much at the moment. I’ve noticed it has helped with my acne scaring on my lower left cheek. The scarring has lightened and is not as visible now. I don’t know if it was a coincidence but during that time of the month for me, I usually get a lot of small pimples around my chin but this month I didn’t get any. I’ll need to use it for another few months and report back just to be sure. I started to notice a difference in my complexion after two weeks.

Skin Doctors Beetox

Beetox contains three active ingredients – Trylagen, Bee Venom &  Manuka Honey.

This cream claims to control facial muscles for lifting, firming and tightening of the skin. The bee venom tricks the skin thinking it has been stung by a bee and causing the product of collagen and elastin. I use beetox during the night under the SuperMoist. I’m pretty sure it can be used on it’s own but I like to make sure my face is moisturised. Every night after using the pH Balancing Cleanser, I’ll apply a thin layer of the beetox over my face avoiding the eye area. As soon as I’ve applied it, my face would feel a warm tingling sensation but after a minute or two my face would return back to normal. The following morning, my skin feels firm, plumped and refreshed. If you’re into sweet candy smelling cream then this is for you! This cream smells like marshmellows and it smells delicious.

For more information on Skin Doctors’ products, visit their website.

Have you tried any Skin Doctor products before?

 

This is a sponsored post. Opinion on this post are my own.

 

Stuff I’ve Been Loving – December Edition

Stuff I've Been Loving - October Edition

Hi Everyone!! I thought I’ll talk about some of the stuff I’ve been loving recently as I haven’t done one of these in a while. Currently, I’m typing this on a Sunday morning in my PJs and haven’t even brushed my teeth yet.

A lot of these stuff I did receive from PR but was under no obligation to post about it. I have tried it for at least two months now and find them great products so decided to write about it.

Stuff I've Been Loving - December Edition

Swisse Micellar Makeup Remover*

A few years ago the only Micellar Makeup remover on the market was Bioderma. Fast forward a few years later, almost every brand has their own version of Micellar makeup remover. I haven’t tried this with waterproof mascara so I don’t know how well it performs but it does remove all my eye makeup and foundation easily. The label on the bottle is a little deceiving because it says the makeup remover is fragrance-free but there is a heavy cucumber scent. I guess if you don’t like cucumbers then I wouldn’t advise you to get this.This product is free of synthetic fragrances, mineral oils, parabens, SLS, silicones and more.

Clay bead Necklace

I’ve been loving the clay bead trend recently and have started making a few necklaces myself. These are so easy to make, just buy the clay from an art store and mold it into whatever shape or size you like.

Stuff I've Been Loving - December Edition

Rosehip Plus Organic Daily Cream Cleanser*

I’ve used the organic daily cream cleanser every morning for the past 2 months and have loved it. The texture is thick & creamy and does not leave your face feeling dry or tight after washing. The cleanser is made with 88% certified organic ingredients and is free of parabens, sulphates, artificial colours, petro chemicals or synthetic preservatives or synthetic fragrances.

Stuff I've Been Loving - December Edition

Bioderma Sensibio Mask

I would say Bioderma is one of my favourite french skincare brands. I was introduced to Bioderma Sensibio H2O Micelle Solution four years ago by a beauty blogger friend and have finished 4 bottles since. The Bioderma Sensibio Mask soothes dry tight skin and helps to combat redness. It is slightly thinner than a cream making it super easy to apply onto the face. I apply a thick layer and leave it on for about 20 mins. When I wash it off, my face feels smooth and hydrated. The mask is preservative-free and fragrance-free making it great for people like me with sensitive skin.

Skinstitut Enzymatic Micro Peel*

I was given a bottle of the Skinstitut Enzymatic Micro Peel while I was at the Australian Skin Clinics Emporium getting a Micro. Kat my beauty therapist recommended me this product as it’s good for sensitive skin. I alternate between this and the Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant. Kat told me Enzymatic Micro Peel can be left longer than the recommended time on the bottle. I’ve left it on for an hour before and it pretty much melted away all my dry skin off. Leaving my face feeling ultra smooth. This peel contains Papaya extract, Chamomile Passionfruit & Grape seed oil and Niacinamide (Vitamin B3).

Stuff I've Been Loving - December Edition

Pilot Frixion Pens*

I received these babies on my door step sometime in November. These pens contain thermo-sensitive ink that will disappear with friction. Meaning if you make a mistake, you simply just rub it out and start again. I call them magic pens, you won’t have to use fiddly white out again. I use these pens to write Christmas cards, random note taking or highlighting notes for work.

What are some of your favourite products in December or January?

Some of these products were provided for consideration. This has not influenced my opinion in any way.

 

5 Night Time Routines

5 night time routine

My 5 Night Time Routines

I was pretty bored Saturday night sitting in front of my laptop, trying to think of a blog topic to write about. And yes, I don’t go out Saturday nights. I enjoy being at home with my dog haha I often wonder how people my age (people in their 30’s) party it up every weekend. If you are one of those people, tell me how you do it?? Anyway, I was thinking about a topic I could discuss and trying to avoid another product review today so I realised that I’ve never talked about my night time routine before.

This is pretty much what I do every night without a doubt:

Cleanse face & brush my teeth

Before going to bed, a must for me is facial cleansing and teeth brushing. For face cleansing, I first start off with an oil cleanser and then a foam cleanser just to make sure all my makeup is removed throughly. Right now I’m using Dermalogica Precleanse then followed by La-Roche Posay Sensi White Foam Cleanser. I dunno if it’s because I’m a bit OCD but brushing is super important to me as well. I feel like if I don’t brush, my mouth will be filled with disgusting bacteria when I wake up the following morning.

Wear my mouth splint/mouth guard

Not sure if you guys know this about me but for the last 5 to 6 years, I permanently wear a mouth splint to sleep. If you don’t know what a mouth splint is, it’s to prevent teeth grinding. I’m like the biggest teeth grinder on the face of the planet.

Use eye drops

The reason why I can’t wear contact lenses very often is because my eyes are naturally really dry. I’ve only recently started using eye drops before bed and I find that if I put some drops in before bed, my eyes feel more refreshed the following morning. My mum has been telling me to consider lasik eye surgery but the thought of my eyeball being sliced open scares the sh*t out of me.

A few sips of water before I sleep

I know some people avoid water before bed because it causes puffiness in the face but I need my liquids. The mouth splint that I wear really dries my mouth so I must have some water just before bed.

Moisturise my hands

I have a tube of hand cream on my bed side table and just before bed I like to moisturise my hands. It’s actually the best time to moisturise hands as you won’t wash it off for 7hrs+. Right now I’m using Aveeno Intense Relief hand cream, it does a pretty good job at keeping my hands nice and moisturised. This one is almost done but will definitely buy another tube.

What’s your bed time routine?

 

All products were purchased by me.

 

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