I’ve been treating my skin to nourishing anti-ageing face and eye creams
for quite a while now but I’ve never really been one for the whole
‘cleanse tone moisturise’ routine.
Sebamed’s range is designed to combat pimples, blackheads and skin impurities by matching the skin’s natural healthy ph value of 5.5. Being slightly acidic, this helps to protect against acne causing bacteria.
This is an electronic cleansing brush with electromagnetic pulsations that send rapid vibrations into skin to cleanse and exfoliate your skin. The best way I can think to describe it is like a giant electric toothbrush for your face! It oscillates at over 10,000 movements per minute which helps to unclog your pores and leave your skin in the best state to absorb your skincare products.
For just under a month I’ve been putting Sebamed to the test and yesterday I completed Magnitone’s 7 day challenge which has fitted really nicely into the routine.
Here’s what I thought!
Firstly I use the Sebamed Cleansing Bar (£4.39) which is soap and alcohol free. I have found that the best way to use it is to wet the bar with just a little bit of water and then rub it directly on your face. Cleansing lotions can leave a residue behind on your skin but this bar leaves my skin feeling completely squeaky clean and residue free.
Next I apply the Deep Cleansing Facial Toner (£5.55) which is antibacterial and promises to remove excess sebum, oil and dirt particles.
This is my favourite from the range!
It has a lovely fresh smell and takes all of 20 seconds to use – even I can manage that! I noticed that with continued use during my monthly little oily spot breakout it got straight to work on the icky whiteheads and as a result they lasted only a day rather than the usual 3. In fact the rather annoying recurring spot that I get on my temple has now actually disappeared altogether.
Finally I use the Care Gel (£5.55). I find it refreshing and soothing, but I think that this one is more suitable for the skin of teenagers / those in their twenties. I feel like I need something more nourishing to complete my cleanse / tone / moisturise routine.
I’m pleased to say that my sensitive skin responded really well to these products with no irritation or itchiness. If you suffer from breakouts or have oily, acne prone skin then I would recommend these to help you get your skin back into balance.
You can find out more about and purchase Sebamed’s range of products here.
Then I switch on the Lucid and slowly move the brush across my forehead, cheeks, chin and nose. It beeps every 20 seconds to give a rough guide of how long to spend on each area and automatically switches off after 60 seconds.
The first time I used it I just felt a gentle vibrating sensation. It comes with two settings and I probably should have used the sensitive mode to start with, however the deep clean mode felt comfortable so I went with it. It was only when I passed it across my nose that the vibrations felt stronger and tickly and it made me sneeze! (I’ve since gotten used to the sensation and hardly notice it!).
By day 3 my skin had some visible pin sized red circles on the surface and had gone a bit oily. I think that this was my skin reacting to the new deep clean treatment which is to be expected when you begin a new treatment, so I continued with the routine.
At this point the oiliness had gone and been replaced with a tight, clean feeling. I think you can see a bit of glow coming through too!
I’ve taken to using the Magnitone in the shower as it’s waterproof. This helps keep the routine down to 1 minute in the morning and also avoids any soapy water spatter on the bathroom mirror and taps!
Magnitone kindly sent this product to me to review, it usually costs £69.99. You can find out more at magnitone.co.uk and it’s also available online from various other stockists including FeelUnique.
I’m not sure that after 7 days worth of results I have seen enough of a difference to urge you all to go out and spend your hard earned money on it just yet, but I do hope that this helps you make an informed decision if you are considering one.
What I will say is that I’m really pleased with my own results and do feel like I got the glow that they promised! It has also made it much easier for me to keep up
with an everyday cleansing routine, something I’d otherwise more than likely be too lazy to maintain.
A discount code for you all!
If you decide you want the glow for yourself then good news! Magnitone have kindly given me a 20% discount code to share with you all which you can use if you purchase using the unique URL link below:
The items in this post are PR samples sent to me by Magnitone and Sebamed via The Bloggers Hub. I must thank them for being incredibly generous in sending these to me, however please do note that all views expressed are honest and my own. Please read my disclaimer page for more information on this.
Have you used either of these products? What are your secrets for clear and glowing skin?