Saturday, 23 March 2013

Review Dr Nick Lowe Skincare

If you've read any of my other posts, you may notice that skincare is something I take very seriously. I tend to wear only minimal make up day-to-day so look for products that can make my skin look it's best - healthy, bright and blemish-free.
I'd read a few reviews about Dr Nick Lowe products and have tried a small sample of the Oil Control Day Cream previously. Keen to explore the range further, I've received a generous trio of products to review which are tailored to my main concerns - cleanser, scrub and anti-ageing lift.
My initial thoughts before I started using the products were on the packaging. The design is clean, crisp and unfussy. It's easy to work out what the products are for, and could appeal to either men or women. I've used each product for a few days to really see/feel the benefits. Here are my thoughts.....
Purifying Foaming Cleanser: (£10.49 for 200ml)

'An anti-bacterial foaming face wash to deep clean pores and lift daily impurities. Gentle exfoliators lift away dead skin cells resulting in deeply cleansed, refreshed and brighter skin.'
This cleanser is so easy to dispense - just a few squirts and you have the perfect amount of foam to use over your whole face and neck. It's unscented so again, appeals to both sexes. 

The product feels so lightweight that at first, you think it can't possibly be effective - you'd be wrong! It effortlessly removes makeup and declogs pores. There's no tightening or stinging sensation - just super fresh and clean skin. I've also noticed a significant reduction in oiliness - pretty impressive after just a few days of continued usage.

Cooling Menthol Facial Scrub: (£11.49 for 75ml)
'Reveal a softer, brighter and more radiant complexion with this menthol-based creamy facial scrub using gentle spherical micro beads to smooth the skin, purify pores and help stimulate cell renewal. From the first application skin is left thoroughly cleansed, smoother and brighter.'
When it comes to scrubs, it has to be grainy. The more of those small spherical orbs the product contains, the better. This one doesn't dissapoint! It has a creamy texture which is easy to work around the skin - you really don't need a lot of this one to get the job done. 

I always focus more on my T-Zone as this is the area I tend to have breakouts, causing my skin to look dull. The cooling effect isn't intense - more like that initial fresh feeling you get when damp skin hits cold air - except it lasts longer (hope that made sense!). After use, my moisturiser glides onto my skin - no lumps or bumps to get in the way. I've used it twice in the past week and have found it extremely effective at sloughing away the dead skin and helping to restore a healthier, brighter complexion.

Secret Is Out Instant Face Lift: (£25.99 for 30ml)
This concentrated cream is the next frontier in anti-ageing creams with it's duo-phase formulation that has not only an instantaneous effect, but also long term results when used consistently. It is a safe, non-invasive alternative to fillers, desinged to effectively fight visible signs of ageing, such as wrinkles and fine lines and is formulated for use on the whole face and neck.
Whilst I'm not yet of an age where deep wrinkles are setting in, I'm still keen to try to reduce the appearance of fine lines - particularly around my eyes and forehead. I don't have children (yet) but I do have a very active (and naughty!) cat that likes to wake me up in the night - whether she's hungry, in need of the toilet or just feeling mischievous... the result - often a very tired looking gemma trudging in to work in the morning.

Being a cream and not a serum, it's definitely my type of product. Easy to apply with minimal time/effort - essential for a girl that loves the snooze button! I'm impressed with the results I've seen after short-term use. It's really helped to even my skin and give it more elasticity without appearing greasy or laden with product. I'm quite tempted to offer my mum a go to see what she thinks, but the risk of not getting it back is probably going to keep it firmly at my house instead!


So, there you have it - a great range of products which I think deliver what they say on the box. I've loved having had the opportunity to try them and can certainly say I'll be back for more.

Compared to a lot of the high end skincare on the market, this range is much more purse friendly - in today's climate, that's gotta be worth considering. What's more, you can get free delivery when purchasing two or more products from the Dr Nick Lowe website directly, or use your advantage card points and pick up a few items at Boots.

Have any of you tried any of the other products?

What did you think?

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x Gem


  1. Cooling Menthol Face Scrub is my most favourite scrub ever. I always have one of these in my stash.

    1. It's a lovely product. Similar to the Clinique scrub but a lot more reasonably priced.

  2. Very reasonably priced, I was expecting them to be much more expensive xx

    1. It really is a great value range. I know what I'm now saving my Boots points for! x