As promised, here are my thoughts on the Skin Nutritions set that I picked up from my Dollar Tree Haul. I got the whole set for just $3, and it includes a cleanser, a toner, and a moisturizer. I was really interested to see what these products would be like, since they were so cheap and because I couldn’t find reviews for them anywhere else on the internet. As it turns out, two of the products I like and one did not suit my skin at all.
First up, I’ll talk about the cleanser. It has a nice, fresh scent that reminds me of Noxzema, and it claims to cleanse skin with a rich lather, removing makeup, impurities, and pollutants. It is paraben-free, and promises not to dry out the skin. My verdict? It actually does what it claims to do. It’s a nice, basic cleanser that easily removed my makeup and left my skin feeling very clean and balanced. It didn’t dry my skin out, but I did notice a tiny bit of tightness after using it, so if your skin is very dry, I’d definitely use a moisturizer with it. This was my favorite product from the set.
The toner (or clarifying lotion, as the bottle says) reminds me a lot of Clinique’s toner from their 3-step kit, except I actually like the Skin Nutritions one better. It has several antioxidants in it, including coffee berry, bilberry, and chestnut rose. Now, because my skin is very sensitive, I can’t use any toner that often because the alcohol destroys my skin, BUT if your skin is straight-up oily and not combination then I think you would like this a lot. Like the Clinique toner, it has witch hazel and menthol in it, so if you like that bracing, cooling sensation then this is for you. It looks and smells just like the Clinique one, and they seem like dupes to me. Bottom line: a good toner for oily skin, but maybe not if your skin is sensitive.
And now, my thoughts on the moisturizer. This was the item I was most excited about, because it contained grape seed oil and hyaluronates, and so I thought it would be really hydrating. But it just…wasn’t. This is marketed as a “youth perfecting” moisturizer that prevents lines and boosts moisture, but for my skin at least, that wasn’t really the case. No matter how much I used, my skin just sucked it up within seconds and felt even dryer than it was before. I like the texture and the smell of it (and the fact that it’s a lovely shade of salmon-pink), but it just wasn’t right for my skin. I can’t see anyone with drier skin than mine being able to use this. It did also start making me break out again, although I kind of thought it might—it contains mineral oil and petrolatum, two known pore-cloggers. However, just because it didn’t work for me doesn’t necessarily mean you shouldn’t try it; it is, after all, only a mere dollar. That’s the beauty of this whole set: it’s so cheap that I think it’s worth a try. Everyone’s skin is different, and someone else might love this.
There are some interesting ingredients in these, and although I wouldn’t say that these are my new favorites, they have potential. If you just want to try one, then get the cleanser. If you want a Clinique dupe, then grab the toner. And if you have acne-prone/dry skin, then stay away from the moisturizer–honestly, I could only see it working for someone with supremely oily skin that doesn’t need a ton of moisture and who never gets pimples. If that’s your skintype then hey, it’s a dollar!
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