Happy Christmas Eve! I hope you're all snuggly and warm somewhere with the people you love :) Recently I tried my first ESPA products. ESPA is a Spa brand, offering Luxury Skincare products from the purest extracts. I do love a bit of luxury every now and then, so I was excited to try their most recent releases - the Refining Skin Polish and the Optimal Skin ProSerum. Even though these are just samples, they came packaged beautifully, and I already felt pampered before I started using them.
Refining Skin Polish*
This is a gentle skin exfoliator with teeny tiny exfoliating beads which is meant to cleanse, revitalise and brighten. With sensitive skin I'm wary of using any kind of exfoliator on my face and use only my Clarisonic with it's gentle brush head. However applying this polish to the skin didn't feel abrasive at all, and made my skin feel invigorated! The scent is really spa like too which I love. The next morning my skin was looking noticeably more glowing and healthy, without any of the usual redness or even breakouts most exfoliators cause me; result!
Optimal Skin ProSerum*
This is basically a treatment oil to be applied overnight which promises to help brighten and even skin tone, enhance elasticity, firm and protect against premature ageing. Having finally got over my fear of applying oils to my combination skin, I've been using this for the past week and I'm sold. A pipette dispenses the oil, which can be patted onto the face, and the oil is absorbed immediately. Containing almost entirely natural ingredients, the herbal scent of the oil is beautiful and is quite calming before bed! I've begun seeing the effects within just a week; tighter skin around my nose and eyes, more healthy looking skin and reduced redness on the sides of my face. My skin obviously loves this stuff! It's a pricey £48 for 30ml, but I've only used a fraction of my 8ml bottle after a week, so it would last you a very long time.
My introduction to ESPA has been a very pleasant one indeed, and I'm looking forward to trying more from this brand.