Crunchy fried snacks, roaming around in the sun with little to no sunscreen, forgetting to remove make up after a really tiring day…. Yes, I have subjected to my skin to all this and more! In my teens, I used to have the perfect gorgeous skin and used to be the envy of my friends who would get pimples easily. This made me complacent I guess and I continued to do this in my twenties. My skin was not very forgiving to this atrocious behavior and I soon started getting breakouts. My dry skin became all the more drier and had to apply tons of lotion to keep it hydrated.
This is when I made my decision to regularly follow a skin care routine to ensure that my skin was happy and would not breakout into a rebellion of pimples whenever I mistreated it.
Now, I laid down some ground rules before starting the routine. The products would have to be 100% natural and would not have any parabens or sulphates. So, when I came across Herbalife’s 7 day challenge, I was very happy. It comprised of 6 skin care products that became a regular part of my daily routine.
How did the products fare? Let’s find out.
The Step number one and two of my routine is to use the Polishing Citrus cleanser and the Purifying mint clay mask. Have a look at the ingredients below.
Polishing Citrus Cleanser
Exclusively formulated with: Vitamin B3, antioxidant Vitamins C and E and Aloe Vera, Orange oil/Citrus oils, Apple-derived cleansing ingredients, Jojoba Esters
Purifying mint clay mask
Exclusively formulated with: Vitamin B3, antioxidant Vitamins C and E and Aloe Vera, Bentonite Clay, Rosemary leaf oil, Spearmint oil
My experience: The Citrus cleanser has a heavenly fragrance and I love using it everyday. It gently cleanses my skin without leaving it too dry. I prefer using the mint clay mask only twice a week because of my skin type. If you have oily skin, you can definitely go ahead and use it every day.
Step number 3 is to use the Line Minimizing Serum
Line Minimizing Serum
Exclusively formulated with: Vitamin B3, antioxidant Vitamins C and E and Aloe Vera, Chestnut seed extract, Peptide
My experience: One is supposed to use this serum after using a cleanser and toner on the skin. Being just 23, one would assume that I wouldn’t need a line minimizing serum. But nowadays, with the pollution levels so high and the sunlight being so harsh, people in their early twenties have started showing the nascent stages of skin ageing. This serum is very lightweight and you need a small quantity to spread it on your face. It contains the goodness of chestnut seeds and aloe vera and has antioxidants that help fight aging.
Do you know that sometimes my eyes are so tired that I start looking like a panda. No I am serious, I really do. This why; I follow Step number 4 very judiciously twice a day.
Hydrating eye cream
Exclusively formulated with: Vitamins B3, antioxidant Vitamins C and E and Aloe Vera, Macadamia nut oil, Cucumber extract, Peptide
My experience: The hydrating cream contain cucumber extract and Macadamia oil that is very cooling to the eyes. Though the results are not visible immediately, within a matter of few days I could see that my eyes were looking less puffy and less tired.
Step number 5 includes using two kinds of moisturizers; one for the day and one for the night.
Daily Glow Moisurizer
Exclusively formulated with: Vitamin B3, antioxidant Vitamins C and E and Aloe Vera, Sunflower seed oil, Spilanthes Acmella Flower Extract, Macadamia nut oil, Olive oil, Sesame seed oil
Replenishing Night Cream
Exclusively formulated with: Vitamins B3, antioxidant Vitamins C and E and Aloe Vera, Sunflower seed oil, Macadamia seed oil, Olive fruit oil, Sesame seed oil, Spilanthes Acmella Flower Extract
My experience: Now, I have one grouse with the Daily glow moisturizer. It does not contain any SPF! This means that I have to use a separate moisturizer for sun protection. That is why; I don’t really use it regularly.
As for the night cream; it is wonderful. It is not too heavy as other night creams tend to me and has a soft, light fragrance which I love.
My final thoughts after the completion of the 7 day challenge
All the products sent to me by Herbalife are working wonderfully for me and I can already see some positive changes in my skin. My eyes for one are looking dead tired and skin has a nice soft glow. I intend to continue to this routine and pamper my skin with Herbalife’s wonderful products.