GIFTED: I was recently sent some new skin care products to try from leading skin clinic sk:n. I am always on the look-out for products which will help my mature skin look a little brighter and which don’t irritate my sensitive patches.
Sk:n has 42 clinics nationwide and offers a range of specialised skin treatments including laser hair removal, tattoo removal, anti-ageing injectables, dermal fillers, facial treatments including micro needling, a range of peels for rejuvenation and a range of treatments to combat acne.
You would expect naturally, therefore, that their own range of skincare products would do the job well.
After describing my skin type, I was sent three products to try:-
Sk:n Cleanse: Vitamin-Rich Cleanser for oily skin containing glycolic acid, Evening Primrose Oil and Vitamins A, C & E (RRP £17.50).
Sk:n Anti-Ageing: Age-Delaying Cream for younger skin containing clinically proven anti-ageing peptides, Vitamins C, E & A and Shea Butter. (RRP £35)
Sk:n Age-Defying: Brightening & Firming Eye Cream containing clinically proven anti-ageing peptides, Vitamin B3, Caffeine, Glycerin and reflective optical particles (RRP £25).
All ingredients which you would expect to find in a range of skincare products designed by a company who understands skin.
Sk:n Cleanse: Vitamin-Rich Cleanser for oily skin
|Sk:n Cleanse: Vitamin-Rich Cleanser for oily skin|
Unfragranced and effective at removing oily residue after a long day, I found this light gel cleanser pleasant to use and it came in a generous size (200ml). I did find, though, that it was slightly too strong for my skin as whilst I have an oily T-Zone, the rest of my skin is quite dry.
Interestingly, I can no longer find this product on Sk:n’s website and it seems to have been reformulated for Normal / Combination skin, which I suspect would have suited me far better.
Sk:n Anti-Ageing: Age-Delaying Cream
|Sk:n Anti-Ageing: Age-Delaying Cream for younger skin|
This was a lovely light and easily absorbed cream which my skin seemed to drink in, leaving it smooth and hydrated.
Sk:n Age-Defying: Brightening & Firming Eye Cream
|Sk:n Age-Defying Brightening & Firming Eye Cream|
This was my favourite of the three products because not only was it gentle on the delicate under-eye area, it didn’t sting (always a risk for contact lens wearers) and it did seem to make the area brighter.
Each product contained a leaflet offering a free facial skin analysis plus £25 off any treatment at Sk:n’s clinics.
Whilst I found all the products pleasant and at least as effective as other anti-ageing products I’ve tried, I think that Sk:n’s strength lies in skin analysis and the prescribing of tailored treatments, including skincare.
You really can’t assess someone’s skin via email after all.
Every Sk:n consultation includes a skin assessment, discussion of your particular areas of concern, treatment fact sheets, tailored recommendations and treatment plans. They say they always make sure to advise you on the right treatment, with the best practitioners to meet your needs.
You can find out more at their website where you can discover their full range of treatments, the clinic nearest to you and also book online.