Sunday, April 26, 2015

Skincare Review: Soft Skin Restored with Pure + Simple!

Pure + Simple Pure Essentials Kit & Eye Restoration Mask Review

Last month I had my skin analyzed for moisture levels and was shocked to find out my skin was less than 10% hydrated in spots (normal is about 40%). It was nearing the end of a very cold winter and I just started trying out some new skin care products that were not reacting well with my skin. The mix of the weather and the new products made my skin feel dry and it looked rough and dull. I needed something fast to help replenish and hydrate my skin and get it ready for the warm weather fast approaching. I received the Pure + Simple Pure Essentials Kit at Spark Sessions last November and thought this is the perfect time to try it.

Pure + Simple Restoration Eye Mask and Essentials Kit: Sensitive Cleansing Milk, Hydration Serum, Skin Drink Unscented Lotion, Calming Cucumber Mask, beauty, skincare, review, clean, toronto, ontario, canada, natural, organic

The Pure + Simple Pure Essentials Kit included the Sensitive Cleansing Milk, Hydration Serum, Skin Drink Unscented Lotion and Calming Cucumber Mask. I also received the Restoration Eye Mask, which was not apart of the kit. And thanks to using these products my skin is back in (almost) peak performance.

Pure + Simple Restoration Eye Mask and Essentials Kit: Sensitive Cleansing Milk, Hydration Serum, Skin Drink Unscented Lotion, Calming Cucumber Mask, beauty, skincare, review, clean, toronto, ontario, canada, natural, organic

Pure + Simple Restoration Eye Mask and Essentials Kit: Sensitive Cleansing Milk, Hydration Serum, Skin Drink Unscented Lotion, Calming Cucumber Mask, beauty, skincare, review, clean, toronto, ontario, canada, natural, organic

The Sensitive Cleansing Milk also acts as a makeup remover and was not harsh. It cleansed my skin well with no residue and left it feeling soft and smooth. It removed most of makeup although some stubborn mascara was still present after cleansing. I've reviewed the Pure and Simple Hydration Serum before and still like the results. The Skin Drink Unscented Lotion is a little rich for my skin. After using it only a few times both morning and night, I switched to just using it just as a night cream. But I could see and feel the difference in my skin, it was back to feeling soft and hydrated with an even skin tone.

Pure + Simple Restoration Eye Mask and Essentials Kit: Cleansing Milk, Hydration Serum, Skin Drink Lotion, Calming Cucumber Mask, beauty, skincare, review, skin, clean, toronto, ontario, canada, natural, organic

Pure + Simple Restoration Eye Mask and Essentials Kit: Cleansing Milk, Hydration Serum, Skin Drink Lotion, Calming Cucumber Mask, beauty, skincare, review, skin, clean, toronto, ontario, canada, natural, organic

Also included in the kit was the Calming Cucumber Mask which I absolutely love! Not only did it reduce the redness in my blemishes, but made my skin look and feel amazing! My skin looked less dull and felt so soft, even for the next few days after use! I also tried the Restoration Eye Mask which was not included in the kit, but I received it in my Spark Sessions swag bag. The mask was a little hard to get on. It was just two eye shaped pads covered in a cool serum that fits over my eyes. I had to keep it on for 15-20 minutes with my head titled back (so the eye pads wouldn't slip off) and do absolutely nothing, which drove me nuts! I'm a huge multi-tasker and couldn't stand just sitting doing nothing for 15 minutes. After I finally made through the wait time, I took the pads off and patted the serum in around my eyes, and they felt cool and rejuvenated.

Pure + Simple Restoration Eye Mask and Essentials Kit: Sensitive Cleansing Milk, Hydration Serum, Skin Drink Unscented Lotion, Calming Cucumber Mask, beauty, skincare, review, clean, toronto, ontario, canada, natural, organic

Using all these moisture rich products together, with the exception of the masks, was a little too much for my combination skin. Several large stubborn blemishes appeared while I was using these products and are taking a long time to vanish. I have used the serum by itself before and liked the results, but using it with the Skin Drink Lotion, made me break out. Switching the Skin Drink Lotion to just applying it at night made my skin felt somewhat better. This kit was great at getting my skin back to looking and feeling great after a rough winter, but I believe my skin would be better off using these products separately or using other products more suited to my skin type for regular daily use. If you have extremely dry skin or trying to help repair and calm it (like after a rough winter), then this kit is for you. Please visit Spring Cleaning! for more get-ready-for-Spring beauty tips!

P.s!: All these products are 100% natural and organic. Pure + Simple also has several spa locations in the GTA and offer a variety of skincare and beauty services.

P.s,
Melanie!


***Disclosure: Even though I was gifted with these products, all my opinions and statements are true and reflect my actual viewpoint.***

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