Another of the products I brought home from the Bloggers Hangout LFW party was the Heaven Skincare range. Founded by Deborah Mitchell, the brand made the headlines last year with their cult Bee Venom Mask, so I was excited to see how their skincare regime would work.
The lovely ladies on the stall went through my skin type very carefully and then made recommendations based on what I told them. I explained that generally, I am happy with my skin, but from time to time it flares up unexpectedly, and I haven’t quite yet really found a routine that totally works for me now that I’ve grown out of my teenage beauty years! I came away with the Hyrdo Cleansing Milk, the Chamomile Desensitising Hydrogel and the Age Defiance Cream.
I started with the Hydro Cleansing Milk. As I’m used to a wash-off cleanser, the first time I used it I was merrily wetting my face and rubbing it in, but I now know that it is more a cotton-wool-on-dry-skin kind of vibe. That would be my main issue with the packaging actually; the directions for use on the Cleansing Milk were a little scant on details, so I had to check out some Youtube videos before I fully understood how to use the product. It felt nice on my skin, gently cleansing away the day’s impurities, but the real wow factor for me was actually a tip I received during the Blogger’s Hangout event – once I’d finished my routine, just before I went to bed, I popped a little of the cleansing milk onto a spot that I’d noticed rearing its angry head. In the morning it had all but disappeared, which I was really impressed by as my old faithful tea tree oil had started to become less effective in recent years.
I continued with the Chamomile Desensitising Hydrogel. The idea behind Heaven’s range of Hydrogels is essentially the same as a toner, although you can use some of the others in the collection as eye treatments or masks. This one is supposed to be great for acne-prone and supersensitive skin. It did tone my face nicely, but I wasn’t a huge fan of the texture of the gel, as it was hard to sweep over all of my face and I ended up using quite a lot of the product.
Finally I applied the Age Defiance Cream. I love a good, thick moisturiser, so this one felt really lovely as I applied it to my skin. However, it did soak in very quickly, and my skin still felt quite dry and a little raw afterwards, so I think maybe I could do with a serum as well underneath to just finish off the routine nicely.
Overall, I’m not sure this exact combination of products is exactly right for me, but there were definitely good parts of each product which make me think that if they suit you, they will do the world of good. I did love the Hydro Cleansing Milk, so I’ll be continuing to use that and I might try some of the other Hydrogels and creams to see if there are some that are a better fit for my skin. I would also love to try the Bee Venom mask, so keep an eye out for my review of that in the coming months!