I was recently offered a few of the Skin Theory products to test , available at Amcal, Amcal Max and Guardian pharmacies or at Amcal online.
If you are a regular reader you will know that I am in love with my Alpha-H skincare products. I have been a loyal customer for many years. But when offered to test Skin Theory I thought, why the hell not! It is certainly an affordable range and could be a good backup option.
For the trial I was was given 1. Costmetic Wipes ($3), 2.Gentle Cream Cleanser ($10), 3. Exfoliating Polish ($10) and 4. Moisturising Night Cream ($12).
I used the products for a week and I can honestly say, I thought they weren’t too bad at all.
The range contains aloe vera and vitamin E and they claim to be hypoallergenic, but they are fairly perfumed which puts me off a bit. I like products that smell more natural or have essential oils in them. While I don’t have super sensitive skin, I don’t like using products that are too harsh or filled with lots of chemicals.
The exfoliator contains sea salt and ever so slightly stung, so I’m not sure whether it would be a bit drying in the long term? The cream cleanser and the night cream were both very creamy and felt super moisturising. They are fairly heavy products (perhaps due to the vitamin E) so I would guess that they’d be too heavy for younger or oily skin.
My verdict is that while I won’t be ditching my Alpha-H anytime soon, I would be more than happy to keep these in my cupboard and use as backup.
If you have normal or mature skin and are after a range of budget-friendly products you can race into the pharmacy and pick up, I would definitely recommend. I think if you have sensitive or oily skin, give them a very good test before you decide to jump in.
To buy the Skin Theory range head over to Amcal online.