Now, I’m a sucker for trying a set of skincare products from the same line. I love when you can get a set of products that work in perfect harmony together and I was excited to try this set to see what it could do for my skin. I have quite dry skin, with some texture and redness so I like products that my skin feeling soft, smooth and hydrated. Recently I have been testing out the Aveda tourmaline charged radiant skin refiner and masque and I have been really enjoying it to help look after my dry skin.
Tourmaline charged radiant skin refiner
I have pretty dry skin with some texture – so using a good exfoliator makes an instant difference to my skin! I love feeling the instant difference as the bumps of my skin are literally sloughed away – and this product did the job! It leaves my skin feeling so nice and smooth but not dried out or flaky. It contains bamboo extract which exfoliates the skin and although these particles are very small, it can be considered little harsh if you’re not used to using physical exfoliates – I use this with a very gentle hand! I use this once, perhaps twice a week as it could be a little harsh if used more than this. It’s a very creamy exfoliant and is a clay based scrub, energizing the skin with tourmaline extract. Tourmaline will help to improve radiance in the skin and make it appear more youthful.
Tourmaline charged radiance masque
This mask consists of a very thick white cream but it contains finely powdered tourmaline-one, which is an anti-ageing product and charges the skin and gives it radiance. It also contains avocado oil and muru butter, which hydrates and soothes the skin. The thick texture gently exfoliates the skin as you rub it in, it certainly tingles and I could feel it penetrating my skin, cleaning and hydrating it without leaving my skin feeling tight. It also feels like it warms up a little, which is the tourmaline working its magic! This slight warming effect is the tourmaline increasing the production of new collage and the contraction of fibres, therefore restoring the elasticity and springiness of the skin. The mask itself doesn’t set and can just be washed away with a warm cloth easily after 10 minutes. It left my skin feeling hydrated and also feeling very clean!
Overall, this is a lovely set to give your skin a boost and make it feel nice and smooth. I like to follow these up with a hydrating serum or cream as although my skin feels smooth, it isn’t always left as soft as I would like it to be – but that’s something the next stage in my skincare takes care of! My skin feels clearer and brighter and it has been a joy to use.
Tourmaline charged radiant skin refiner available from ManKind for £32
Tourmaline charged radiant masque available from LookFantastic.com for £30