Skin Free SkinCare Products Part 3

Date Wed, December 16 2009

Welcome to the final post about Skin Free products. I guess I just talk too damned much because one post became two and finally became three. My first posts talked about Skin Free’s Extra Moisturizing Soap and Niaouli Scrub for Blemish Prone Skin.

Lastly, I tried the Lite Moisture for Blemish Prone Skin to top off the regime. This product had me a little confused at first because it doesn’t explicitly say what its purpose is or how to use it. I assumed it’s a daily moisturizer and use it as such but there is no usage information on the package like there are on the other products which seems a bit odd to me, especially because the company is not using standard wording.

Unlike other moisturizers I’ve used which have all been a white cream, the Moisture for Blemish proof skin is a thin yellowy-green liquid which comes in a 50 ML jar. Like the scrub, it has a eucalyptus scent. (in fact, you may get this jar confused with your Vicks so store them separately ;)). The ingredients include Niaouli, extra virgin olive oil and macadamia nut oil to help replenish moisture balance.

I actually enjoyed this product more than many moisturizers I have used. It feels much lighter and less greasy than some of the thick creams I’ve tried. It feels like it sinks into my skin the perfect amount. It doesn’t disappear completely nor does it sit atop of it like a mask, refusing to let my skin breathe. I’ve had some super thick moisturizers which seem to take forever to dry so I have to wait to do my makeup which I hate. Not the case with Lite Moisture for Blemish Prone Skin. Furthermore, some moisturizers make me sweat for some reason. I also didn’t experience this with this moisturizing product.

It’s also interesting to note that the scent changes a bit once applied to my skin. It definitely tones down and turns slightly sweet, quite a bit more pleasant than how the product smells right out of the jar. The smell seems to almost blend with my skin, in a neat way. I’m not sure why this would be but it’s kinda neat.

So how did the trio stand up against my previous routine? After using them all for a few weeks my skin is generally soft and fresh looking and not oily (unless right after sleep/before the shower). I haven’t had any major breaks outs but my skin isn’t completely free. I almost always break out when I switch products and that didn’t happen when switching to Skin Free. I’d say there’s usually a blemish or two but they seem much more manageable, not the tiny, painful pimples I would sometimes get with other products. They’re not nearly as intense I guess I would say.

I wouldn’t say that this combination is definitely better than every product I’ve ever tried but it’s very consistent where others aren’t. My face isn’t 100% clear but I know what to expect in the morning. I’d say that Skin Free is in the top two and would definitely consider making these products a permanent part of my routine. The Extra Moisturizing Soap Bar is right around what I’d pay for other facial washes but I’d be a bit hesitant to be buying the Niaouli Scrub and Lite Moisture because they are more expensive ($15.99 each but there seems to be a sale going on right now!) and also because the scrub seems to make my skin so red. I suppose I will wait to see how long they last and factor that into my decision and perhaps continue using two of the three products which, as Meatloaf says “ain’t bad.”

This review is sponsored by Skin Free.

One Response

  1. Lisa G May 15 2012 @ 2:09 pm

    I use L’Oreal Youth Code – Didn’t really notice anything different. Yes, I do use anti-wrinkle cream because of dry skin

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