I find, having rosacea, skincare can sometimes be a bit hit and miss for me. I have my trusty favourites but I hate trying anything new in case it causes a flare-up.
However, for the past couple of months, I’ve been trying out the My Kinda Skin Sensitive Skincare set from Temple Spa. The set (a cleanser, toner and moisturiser) has been specially designed for sensitive skin and the aim is to calm, soothe and settle skin. The kit costs £65 (or you can buy the individual products for £75). So how did I get on?
The Be Gone kind-hearted cleansing creme is honestly like sticking your hand in melted marshmallow. It’s incredibly soft, a little bit gooey and feels really cooling and soothing on the skin. A little bit goes a really long way! It’s also great at taking off make-up. Although I haven’t been wearing much recently, I’ve tried taking off my eyebrow pencil, eyeliner and concealer and it did just fine!
The cleanser contains vitamins A & E, plus Temple Spa’s unique Calmaderm™ complex. It also contains Mediterranean botanicals of basil, aubergine, liquorice and apricot, to leave your complexion healthy, settled and comforted. It’s vegan, paraben, cruelty and SLS/SLES-free. The cleansing crème costs £21 for 150 ml.
I really love this cleanser as it’s not harsh on my skin and leaves it feeling fresh, soft and hydrated. I would definitely buy this cleanser in the future.
The alcohol-free Toning Essence is a refreshing and cooling toner but, be warned, if you have any spots, it does sting quite a bit. The toner is great at getting up any residual makeup the cleanser didn’t get though. I find the scent quite masculine but not altogether unpleasant.
The bottle says “the fragrance is inspired by a Mediterranean summer salad. The ingredient list is straight from the markets – tomato, lemon, orange, melon, rosemary, basil, mandarin, lime and ginger.” You can either use it as a toner and spray it onto a cotton ball or face pad to wipe off any remaining debris and traces of cleanser, or you can use it as a hydrating mist. The Toning Essence is £16 for 150 ml.
Although I liked the toner, I feel there are much cheaper alternatives out there that also work on sensitive skin. I don’t think I’d purchase this in the future.
The Be Still settling moisturiser says it has a texture like liquid silk although I personally don’t find it glides on as easily as the crème does. It absorbs relatively quickly, although until it does, it makes my skin feel a little tacky and look a bit greasy. I suffer from quite dry skin in patches and I find it moisturises my skin amazingly well.
The moisturiser contains vitamins A & E plus Temple Spa’s unique Calmaderm™ complex. It also contains Mediterranean botanicals of basil, aubergine, liquorice and apricot, plus a powerful prebiotic to provide the comfort sensitive skin craves. The moisturiser is £38.00 for 50 ml.
*These products were kindly sent to me but all views are my own.