I had heard of Herbalife when I received a friendly email to inform me of their products, but I was only aware of their nutritional supplements – in fact fellow Kildare native, and Dublin based blogger Lorna Claire Weightman recently reviewed them on her blog styleisle.ie. However I wasn’t aware of Herbalife SKIN. Made in the USA, and launched in the UK in 2014 (with Ireland soon after), Herbalife SKIN is made by the same experts in nutrition but this time this expert nutrition is especially for your skin.
Their skincare range is packed full of vitamins (including Vitamin B3, C and E), Aloe Vera and other botanical ingredients. Most of their products are either sulphate-free, have no added parabens, but each and every product is dermatologist tested and the little bunny you see on the side of each pack with a strike through it means the products are cruelty free and not tested on our little fluffy-tailed friends.
Herbalife SKIN’s message is “Intelligent Skin Nutrition. Results in 7 Days” – and they recommend you follow their five steps to healthier, firmer, younger and softer looking/feeling skin.
Step One – Cleanse | Step Two – Tone | Step Three – Treat
Step Four – Target | Step Five – Moisturise
Of course you don’t need to use products from each of the five steps – you can focus on the areas you feel need the most attention. Thanks to the PR samples I received I followed a seven-day trial of step one, two, four and five – and here’s how I found them.
Soothing Aloe Cleanser – 150ml Tube – €24.10
Purifying Mint Clay Mask – 120ml Tube – €20.40
Instant Reveal Berry Scrub – 120ml Tube – €18.95
Soothing Aloe Cleanser – Use Daily AM & PM
“Exclusively formulated with: Vitamin B3, antioxidant Vitamins C and E and Aloe Vera, Coconut-derived cleansing ingredients”
The beauty of this product, apart from all the goodies it’s packed and the fact that it’s sulphate-free and has no added parabens, is that a little goes a long way – meaning this 150ml tube will last. This product is perfect for normal to dry skin, so it suited me really well – I have touches of dryness around my nose. The initial smell of the cleanser is a cleanse in itself – it’s fresh and soothing. The lather is smooth and it washes off with ease. A simple pat dry and my skin has felt cleansed, refreshed and soft – and not feeling tight and dry like some cleansers I’ve used over the years.
Purifying Mint Clay Mask – Use Weekly
“Exclusively formulated with: Vitamin B3, antioxidant Vitamins C and E and Aloe Vera, Bentonite Clay, Rosemary leaf oil, Spearmint oil”
The mint and rosemary aroma from this clay once applied is subtle but enough to make you want to close your eyes and pretend you’re on a SPA day somewhere. The clay is easy to apply, it takes about 10 mins to dry, depending on the heat in the atmosphere, and it washes of easily. It has left my skin feeling squeaky clean, soft to touch and tightness free.
Instant Reveal Berry Scrub – Use Weekly
“Exclusively formulated with: Vitamin B3, antioxidant Vitamins C and E and Aloe Vera, Coconut-derived cleansing ingredients, Exfoliating beads, Blueberry seeds”
You can’t miss the scent that greets you each time you open this scrub – it’s fresh and it’s unmistakingly very berry – but it’s not overpowering. This exfoliant scrub does exactly what it tells me it will do and that is it leaves my skin feeling smoother and “more refined”.
Energising Herbal Toner – 50ml Spray Bottle – €18.25
Energising Herbal Toner – Use Daily AM & PM
“Exclusively formulated with: Vitamins B3, antioxidant Vitamins C and E and Aloe Vera, Potassium alum”
Herbalife SKIN recommend you use this product in the morning and evening before you apply serum or moisturiser so it receives it better. If I had my way I’d spray this on my face on the hour every hour because it smells and feels absolutely divine. You can spray directly onto your face, or for an extra cleanse you can use a cotton ball or pad. My preferred way of applying it was directly as a spray to my face in the morning and via a cotton pad at night – especially if I was wearing makeup that day.
Firming Eye Gel – 15ml Airless Pump – €37.90
Firming Eye Gel – Use Daily AM
“Exclusively formulated with: Vitamins B3, antioxidant Vitamins C and E and Aloe Vera, Cucumber extract”
I’m a bit funny with eye gels – I’ve bought some, been gifted others, I’ve loved them but never enough to stick to using them. The times between using them has often been so long that I have, in the past, forgotten how to apply them! – you pat a little on around the eye – that’s about four dots spread out from the outer corner of the eye, not the eye lid, nor the soft tissue around the eye, down along the eye socket until it’s absorbed – and do this each morning. But with a new product comes a resolution to keep at it – because my eye area was quite thirsty and I really don’t want my fine lines emphasised by dehydrated skin do I (talking to myself there). Ophthalmologist tested, this gel has been soothing and hydrating.
SPF 30 Protective Moisturiser – 50ml Airless Pump – €46.95
Replenishing Night Cream – 50ml Airless Pump – €46.95
SPF 30 Protective Moisturiser – Use Daily AM
“Exclusively formulated with: Vitamin B3, antioxidant Vitamins C and E, Aloe Vera, safflower extract and Physalis Angulata Extract”
Protected from the sun, packed with vitamins and botanicals, dermatologically tested, made with no added parabens PLUS doubles “skin’s moisture over eight hours” and proven to help “diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles in just 7 days” – what’s not to love? Sure why would you want glowing softer and smoother feeling skin? My skin feels great by the way!
Replenishing Night Cream – Use Daily PM
“Exclusively formulated with: Vitamins B3, antioxidant Vitamins C and E and Aloe Vera, Sunflower seed oil, Macadamia seed oil, Olive fruit oil, Sesame seed oil, Spilanthes Acmella Flower Extract”
As per the SPF 30 Protective Moisturiser this night cream is a bit of a superhero when it comes to what it offers, which is basically all of the above plus the promise of luminosity in seven days. Soothing, fast absorbing and freshly scented (all the Herbalife SKIN products smell fabulously fresh and addictively so) this cream is a pleasure to apply each night. I usually use two small pumps, spread over my face, massaging as I do so.
Overall Result: One very happy thirty-something year old mother of two aged three and under with exceptionally soft and conditioned skin! I would like to try the Line Minimising Serum to test its results and I definitely think a eye makeup remover/cleanser should be added to the product line (you know for that tricky mascara and messy eyeliner).
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