These last few weeks I have been focusing a lot on skincare and creating a skincare ‘basket’ by my bed where I will put in my daily use products so I don’t get bogged down by product fatigue. It’s working – my skin is looking better already.
But I digress. I am actually going to talk about various cleansers I’ve been testing over this last month or two. One of them is the Marine Skin Science range by the Laser Treatment Clinic, Harley Street London.
They say: Pure Marine and Botanical actives that work in synergy with your skin to deliver daily replenishment in a luxurious high performance skincare range. Deliciously fragrant with our beautiful blend of essential oils and organic rosa damascena.
First off, there are a ton of choice out there when it comes to skincare these days, it’s actually so very hard to choose when every brand swears it’s the best. My skin is quite reactive to products so I tend not to continue if I get itching or burning etc on my skin, and that usually sets in within the first few uses.
This Marine Skin Science range is definitely one of the more pleasant ranges I have tested recently. It comes in slick silver boxes – it has that high end look which looks impressive even if you don’t know the brand. The bottles have that simple spa look and are generous 200mls.
I am very much into milk/cream cleansers at the moment to massage into my skin to remove make up (more of this later). This Deep Sea Cleanse is suitable for all skin types and is great for removing make up – it contains Wakame (yum), which is rich is B vitamins, Seaweed Extract, Squalene, Marine Plant Extract and various oils (like lemon, coconut, almond, apricot and orange peel) to protect the skin.
This has a really nice smell and is nicely rich – it is definitely a milky cleanser but it goes a little thick too which I like because it just feels more luxurious on the skin. It doesn’t sting my eyes although it can’t remove my super waterproof eye make up (I have a dedicated 2 phase eye make remover for my bomb proof mascara).
The more I use this milk cleanser (I am also using Elemis and Melvita at the moment) the more I like it. My skin feels super soft afterwards, not dry at all, and healthy.
There is alcohol in this – but I haven’t noticed my skin feeling any drier because of it.
I am also becoming more dedicated to the use of toner, a step I used to skip because…who has time!?
I now have exfoliating toners and (more Japanese style) hydrating ones. Ocean Tone from this range to me is a inbetweener – no acids present but it’s not also one I would use as a lotion. I find this more of a day to day general use product that be be used to refresh the skin – which I really like actually. Once again it smells slightly rosy and contains the above ‘marine’ ingredients and also Witch Hazel, an astringent and Rosewater.
I had no allergic reactions to this toner and as mentioned before it’s a very nice every day use toner for people who neither want something exfoliating or hydrating. Toners don’t seem like a big deal for most people but I do find I react to many of them even the ones that say they are quite simple – so yes I do find this product a rather nice addition.
The cleanser and toner come in 200ml bottles and cost £19 each.
Check out the range here - there are other rodents in the range such as a selection of serums and moisturisers, all with that high end clinic look to them.