I think it's safe to say I'm somewhat obsessed with natural skincare. I have tried and reviewed a number of natural skincare brands in this space in the last year and it has reinforced even more my conscious decision to use natural sustainable products. I love that the products I use are free from nasty parabens, petrochemicals and harsh sulphates. This to me makes a whole world of sense.
In the last month, I have been using Australian-made natural skincare - Fitskin, whose philosophy is to coach your skin, so it looks healthy and fit, much like a sports coach but for the skin! I was sent the Fitskin Intro pack that consisted of cream face cleanser and scrub, sculpting face cream and eye lift cream.
The Cream Face Cleanser was very gentle and hydrating - which fulfilled my dry skin needs. It is packed full of anti-oxidants to fight against oxidative stress as well as anti-bacterial, antiseptic & anti-inflammatory ingredients to inhibit bacteria, reduce inflammation and any itching, swelling or redness. It is a very gentle and light cleanser so it did require a dose of double cleansing to remove all dirt, makeup and impurities at the end of the day.
In relation to the Face Scrub, my initial thoughts are that it is a bit watery and the beads a little too gentle for my liking (when I scrub, I really like a good scrub). But that said my skin did feel smoother and softer so it does a good job of removing dead skin cells and also I’m confident that I’m not doing any damage to my skin.
I do have to say though that my favourite product is the Sculpting Face Cream, which is a day and night cream so lightweight I was initially dubious about its moisturising properties but upon a few applications, was very pleasantly surprised to find that light as it was (and therefore also absorbed really quickly into the skin and non-greasy), it was actually extremely hydrating and felt just lovely. The product has ingredients that encourages ageing cells to act young and supports cell activity to cope with stress – just what I need!
Also, I was very happy with the Eye Lift Cream which was similarly lightweight and smelt uplifting and makes my skin feel rejuvenated and fresh. It's a great product, but if I have to nit-pick, I'll have to say that I'm not a fan of the pump dispenser, which squirts out way more product than I need. Otherwise, I'm pretty pleased with Fitskin – the products work well and the price is right.
Giveaway time! Fitskin is giving 2 lucky readers the chance to try the Fitskin Intro Pack (pictured above) which retails for $112. For your chance to win, simply tell me as a comment on this post, why
you would like to try Fitskin's products. You get 1 extra point if
you 'like' my Facebook Page.
Giveaway ends on Friday 5th April, 5pm EST and is open to Australian residents only. Good luck!
Update: And the winners are: Greenthumb and Carol! Congrats and thank you all for playing.