Thursday, January 6, 2011

Save your skin from winter weather {product review}

I don’t know about you, but I’m really picky about my skin. If you were to visit my bedroom you’d see a plethora of body lotions and creams (right now I have about 12 kinds. Seriously!) as well as a few moisturizers for my face. I have a fairly strict regimen for moisturizing, which I believe has kept me youthful looking with mostly trouble-free skin.

image Most importantly among the regimen is how I treat my face. I have combination skin that tends to be a little on the sensitive side and I like to use skincare products that are gentle, moisturizing without being greasy and with a slight pleasant fragrance. Right now I’m using Pond’s to moisturize my face at night (Pond’s is one of those old-school products that have proved to be tried-and-true) and in the daytime I use Sensé daytime protective emulsion and Sensé hydrating toner. Right now these two products are at the top of my must-have beauty products’ list.image

Over the years I’ve used a variety of different skincare products including various toners. I was surprised that the Sensé hydrating toner didn’t tingle. Because of that I thought it didn’t really work; that wasn’t the case at all. It went on smooth and cool adding a refreshing, clean feeling to my skin. The emulsion is light enough not to cause oily skin and potent enough to withstand dry skin… I know that because I have combination skin and my skin is very even regardless of the temperature.

According to the company, the emulsion is made to help fortify the skin against sun damage and the toner is to help prepare the skin to receive Sensé moisturizers, remove lingering debris, smooth the skin’s pH balance, and refines and minimizes the appearance of pores.

I like these products so much that I went to the Sensé site, BeautifulScience.com, to see what other products are available. They have a full line including cleansers, creams, polishers, masques and more. If the rest of the products are as fabulous as the two I tried then this line is a definite hit. What caveat, in my opinion, are the prices. The emulsion is $39 and the toner is $15.54. That seems  a little out of my budget, but – if you think about it – you get what you pay for. I’ve been using the two products for more than 30 days and I still have some left so you do the math and see if it’s an investment that you’d like to make.

Oh, and one final plus is the products have a unique self-preserving formula that doesn’t have any added chemical preservatives and is suitable for all skin types. Good, right?

Check Sensé out on their site and let me know what you think; it may be just the product you need to protect your skin from the hazards of winter weather.

Disclosure: I received Sensé products to facilitate my review, but that in no way influenced my opinions – those are my own. No other compensation was received.  More information can be found in my complete disclosure policy.