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Facetheory's Mini Travel Kit Review
Finally, after what has felt like a never-ending stretch of miserable weather, summer is right around the corner - and I know I'm not the only one who's excited for the warmer weather to arrive!
Providing the perfect excuse to explore your surroundings with a relaxing staycation or the chance to jet off abroad for a much-needed break in the sunshine, the summer months are perfect for making lasting memories, enjoying the fresh air, and recharging your batteries.
However you plan to spend the upcoming months, there's one thing you'll need to get you through, though, and that's an adequate skincare routine! Yes, it's time to swap out some of your winter faves for products that are more summer-friendly, and as always, Facetheory has you covered.
It's no secret that I have been a fan of this environmentally-conscious, cruelty-free, and vegan-friendly brand for a while now (you only need to take a quick peek at my past posts to find out just how much I love their products!), and over the last 2 and a half years, I have trialed several products from their collection. So, in preparation for all of the long weekends and trips away I have planned, I was keen to try Facetheory's Mini Travel Kit.
Retailing for £23.99, the Mini Travel Kit contains miniature versions of some of Facetheory's best-loved products.
- 1x Vitamin C Cream Cleanser (30ml)
- 1x Relaxing Night Cream M10 (15ml)
- 1x Amil-C Whip M5 SPF 20 (15ml)
- 1x Cera-C Pore Reducing Toner (30ml)
- 1x Large Organic Cotton Muslin Cloth
- 1x 100% Organic Cotton Travel Bag
All of the products are presented in sustainable glass jars, adding to the luxurious feeling of the skincare inside.
Vitamin C Cream Cleanser C1 (30ml)
Looking for a cleanser that's kind to skin but tough on impurities? Say no more! The Vitamin C Cream Cleanser C1 contains active ingredients that work to deep-clean your skin, freeing your pores from dirt, surface oils, and makeup while protecting against environmental damage - all without stripping your skin of its natural moisture!
Facetheory allows you to choose between the scented or unscented version of this product, making it suitable for those with sensitive skin as well as those with combination, normal or aging skin types.
Spoiler Alert! The Vitamin C Cream Cleanser C1 is easily one of my favourite products from Facetheory. I have been using the refreshing citrus-scented version of this product religiously for over two years now, and it has completely transformed my skin. So, I am really pleased that I now have a mini glass jar that I can travel with and easily refill when it runs out.
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The consistency of this product has changed a few times since I first started purchasing it. In the beginning, it had quite a gummy texture, and then it became more runny and comparable to a standard cleanser. Now, it's almost whipped, which helps it glide onto the skin and work its magic.
As you will soon come to notice, across all of Facetheory's products, you only need a small quantity for a generous application. With the Vitamin C Cream Cleanser, a pea-sized amount massaged into slightly wet skin is enough for one use. For best results, it is recommended that you leave the product on the skin for 1 minute before rinsing with lukewarm water.
Even when wearing a full face of makeup, I find this cleanser does a fantastic job. My skin always feels fresh and revitalised after each use, and I will continue to purchase it.
Fancy trying it yourself? A full-size version of this product (170ml) is available for £11.99 on Facetheory's website.
Relaxing Night Cream M10 (15ml)
Preparing you for the land of sleep with a soothing lavender scent is Facetheory's aptly named Relaxing Night Cream M10. Packed full of nourishing ingredients, including ferulic acid (a natural antioxidant that helps enhance the stability of vitamin E), glycerin, shea butter, argan oil, and the ever-popular hyaluronic acid, this smooth and gentle night cream will give thirsty skin a much-needed hydration boost overnight.
While you sleep, the omega acids found in argan oil will work to calm troubled skin and relieve dry areas, whilst vitamin C brightens and protects against inflammation. As an added bonus for those who choose the scented option, lavender is known for having anxiety and insomnia-reducing properties.
As a big fan of lavender-scented products, I was instantly taken in by the comforting aroma of the Relaxing Night Cream M10. If you're not a fan of lavender or fragranced products, in general, though, remember that this moisturiser does have an unscented option available at no extra cost.
I was also really pleased to discover that the jar had been generously filled to the brim and had a safety cap to prevent the product from spilling over when opened.
As directed, I applied the moisturiser right before bed after completing the rest of my multi-step skincare routine. Again, I found that I didn't need much product for full face and neck coverage and was delighted when it absorbed quickly without leaving any residue or greasiness on the surface of my skin.
As someone who is prone to acne, I often struggle to find the right overnight moisturiser, as they are often so thick and intense that they leave my skin feeling like it can't breathe. Suffice to say that I didn't have this problem at all with the Relaxing Night Cream. And when I woke up the following morning, I couldn't believe how soft and hydrated my face felt!
You can get your hands on the full-size version of Facetheory's Relaxing Night Cream M10 (50ml) for £11.99.
Amil-C Whip SPF 20 (15ml)
SPF is arguably one of the most important skincare ingredients there is. Especially for those of us who regularly rely on the use of retinoids! But in my experience, SPF moisturisers can often feel weighty on the skin, take ages to absorb and leave a horrible oily appearance. If you can relate, then stay tuned to find out more about Facetheory's signature Amil-C Whip!
Offering soft and supple skin without that awful sticky feeling, dreaded chalkiness or annoying streaks, this lightweight whipped mousse moisturiser is ideal for protecting your skin against UV damage all year round.
Bursting with powerful ingredients, including Tinosorb® S for broad-spectrum sun protection, 5% niacinamide and dual-action vitamin C for minimising redness, reducing pores and balancing and brightening skin tone; and vitamin E to help keep skin feeling hydrated and supple, the Amil-C Whip offers a wealth of benefits for all skin types.
Besides the adorable glass jar the product comes in, the first thing I noticed about the Amil-C Whip moisturiser was the light and refreshing grapefruit scent. The fragrance is strong without being overbearing, but if that's not for you, Facetheory has you covered, once again, with an unscented option.
Following my morning skincare routine, I applied a small amount of this product to my face and neck before massaging it into my skin with 'upwards circular movements' as the instructions recommended. Doing this, I felt the Amil-C Whip melt effortlessly into my skin, leaving it feeling soft, velvety smooth, and hydrated.
The full-size version of this product (50ml) can be purchased for £18.99.
Cera-C Pore Reducing Toner (30ml)
Here to rid your skin of those pesky open pores, leaving you, instead, with a brighter and more even complexion is Facetheory's best-selling Cera-C Pore Reducing Toner. Complete with 5% niacinamide, ceramide complex, vitamin C, and aloe vera, this concoction of pore-shrinking and acne-busting ingredients offers something for all skin types.
Helping to soothe the skin, prevent water loss, and restore your skin's natural balance while promoting elasticity, this alcohol-free formula is lightweight and gentle enough to be used on sensitive skin. And because Facetheory's products are highly concentrated, you'll find a few drops is plenty for a generous application.
After cleansing my face and patting it gently dry, I added a small amount of the Pore Reducing Toner to an organic cotton pad. While Facetheory warns that some minor tingling is normal with this product, I didn't notice any during or after the application.
What I did notice, however, is that my skin felt quite tacky, which could be a sign of using too much product (although I don't think this is the case). Or, more likely, it's due to the moisture-locking ingredients, i.e. the lactic acid. This wouldn't prevent me from continuing to use the product as my skin looked so healthy and glowy afterwards despite a rubbish night's sleep, and it wasn't at all noticeable once I had applied moisturiser.
If you are someone who likes to avoid scented products, you'll also be glad to know that the Cera-C Pore Reducing Toner doesn't have a fragrance.
You can pick up a full-size version of this product (200ml) for £14.99 on Facetheory's website, which is fantastic value for money.
Whether you're planning a trip away or simply want to test out a wide range of Facetheory's products before you commit to a full-size purchase, the Mini Travel Kit is a great little set to have in your skincare arsenal.
The products included are ethical, compact, and are easily contained inside the decent-sized organic travel bag with plenty of room to spare for any of your must-haves. And when you consider the longevity of each item, the set works out to be fantastic value for money.
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