[unpaid/sample] Midlife acne is nobody’s idea of fun but haywire hormones tend to wreak havoc at key life points such as pregnancy, adolescence and menopause. Most breakout solutions are aimed at teenagers without really recognising that they can occur at any age – it certainly never feels like they’re marketed to midlifers. Despite having what looks like only teens on their web page, it’s a mistake to think that as a mid-lifer, you can’t use these products. It’s 100% time that all breakout ages were visually represented :-).
My skin, thankfully, is not in any distress at all at the moment, so I’ve only top-line tested the products. At the core of Skin Genius is anti-inflammatory action – it’s formulated to allow skin to calm the heck down so for example, the All’s Well That Gels Well leave on gel is designed to soothe angry redness and inflammation while preventing bacteria that can feed spots. It’s light on the skin and best left on overnight to have a concentrated amount of time to get working. It doesn’t seem to be at all drying and you can use it on specific areas or all over the skin. On top, you can use the Skin Genius Soothe Operator moisturiser containing babassu, macadamia and hazelnut for softening hydration and whose formula signals to your skin to lower its sebum production. In turn, that process prevents oily skin and pore blocking. So, you are really not just addressing an active breakout, you are re-educating your skin not to do the things that cause them in the first place.
I’m not a big fan of wash off cleansers but they can be useful for oily skin types in not adding more oil and thoroughly rinsing away without drying. Best Cleanse Forever is anti-microbal and anti-inflammatory with calendula, red clover and lemongrass. Skin Genius uses the tried and trusted ingredients known to have an effect on breakouts – such as witch hazel and alcohol – which aren’t groundbreaking – but wrap them in other ingredients that bring more to the skin care party so that it’s more of a 360 approach to skin rather than spot treating alone. The good thing about teen-pointed products is that they’re generally well priced – and that’s the case here so it’s an affordable range that doesn’t look like it’s for any particular age or gender. It’s only really the website that indicates who it’s primarily for – or perhaps where the brand thinks its core market lies. If you ignore that, it’s a range you can happily have on your bathroom shelf without feeling that you should learn a dance routine on TikTok.
Prices start at £13.50 for the Hits The Spot Purifying Gel HERE.
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