It feels good to finally have an actual skincare routine, rather than just washing my face with the same product I use on my body, which isn’t ideal. Seeing as I have dry and sensitive skin, I knew that I wasn’t looking after my largest organ as it ought to be cared for.
It was a friend that introduced me to Eve Taylor over a month ago – an aromatherapy skin and body care brand. I’d never heard of it before. She showed me the products she was using and what would work best for me – the Ultra Soothing Skincare Collection Kit. I was immediately interested because, although I had taken no previous action to do so, I’d always been keen on looking after my skin.
The Ultra Soothing collection comes with four products. The serum is not included – that was an added extra from my friend. The kit comes in simple and informative packaging, telling you the benefits of each product and how to use it.
Ultra Soothing Cleanser: This is a creamy cleanser with oatmeal and Camellia oil in the ingredients. For people with eczema-prone/dry skin, Oatmeal has always been a nourishing element, and Camellia Oil – otherwise known as tea seed oil – is the actual green tea oil. As we all know, green tea has wonderful calming effects when used on the skin.
I wet my face and spread a thin layer of the cleanser all over my face using rotating movements. Then I use lukewarm water to wash it away. My skin is left feeling clean, but not dry.
Ultra Soothing Toner: This product includes anti-inflammatories and capillary strengthening extracts to combat redness and irritation. This is perfect for me because my face would sometimes get itchy and irritable towards the end of the day.
The toner can either be applied with a cotton pad or sprayed 6-8 inches away from the face. I’ve been using the latter option.
Refining Eye Gel: I’ve never used eye gel before and I’ve always wanted to, especially when the skin under my eyes started becoming so dry that they would literally tear. It usually happened when my eyes got itchy (thanks hay fever); I would rub them, consequently pulling at the delicate skin. It happened on more than one occasion and I knew that I needed help combatting the dry skin.
This eye gel claims to minimise fine lines, revitalise and refine the skin around the eye area. Its ingredients include aloe vera, which everyone knows is hydrating for the skin, and seaweed.
I squeeze a small drop onto my fingertip and apply underneath and around my eyes, gently massaging in any excess.
Soothing Aromatic Serum (No 1): This product does not come as part of the ultra soothing collection; however, it works for all skin types to reduce redness and cool the skin. It is packed with essential oils such as lavender and eucalyptus, and the avocado and hazelnut oils help to improve skin texture.
I apply three drops of serum straight to my face using the dropper and use circular motions to rub it in until all is absorbed.
Ultra Soothing Moisture Cream: This is the last step in my routine. This cream includes Borage Seed and Comfrey which have anti-inflammatory benefits and help calm reactive skin, while helping to restore and strengthen the skin’s barrier functions.
I pump a small amount on my fingertips and apply onto my face using upward strokes.
Because these products are part of a kit, they come in travel size making it perfect for you to keep your routine whilst on holiday or away from home. However, they can be purchased in larger quantities. I need to get my hands on more of the cleanser because that was the first thing to finish for me, but still lasted me a month.
The kit retails at £21 and the serum costs £11.70. I’d say it’s all worth it seeing as I have a good amount of four out of the five products left.
This is the first time I have used Eve Taylor and I am very happy with the results. The skin on my face is plump and moisturised throughout the day, whereas before it would get dry by the afternoon. It is no longer irritable, and even if I’m a little naughty and eat something I shouldn’t (dairy), it takes longer for the effects of it to show up on my face.
I will definitely be repurchasing this collection, and am so grateful to my friend for introducing me to this skincare brand.
Have you ever tried Eve Taylor’s products?
P.s This is not a sponsored post. All opinions are my own.