Over the summer , my skin had become a little dry due to the sun we had and I thought it was only right that I took out my Katherine Daniels Trial Kit for Dry Skin to resolve the issue.
I do get dry skin on my face quite regular , especially around the nose area and forehead and so when I seen the kit and a few great reviews I had come across over on bloglovin, I was pretty sure it would help or maybe I just really wanted to try something new I am not quite sure, either way I just wanted to have the cute little kit in my handy over night bag.
In the Trial Kit ,you get-
50ml Essential Cleansing Milk
50ml Essential Toning Lotion
30ml Dry Skin Cream
Costs - £32.50
Can be bought from Katherinedanielscosmetics.com
How to use-
Lets take a look at each product separately, it is only fair-
Essential Cleansing Milk - 50ml
A light emulsion which transforms into a fluid texture upon contact with the skin.
The Essential Cleansing Milk is rich in minerals and trace elements which are vital to skin health. The cleansing milk leaves the skin clean , fresh and radiant, whilst Glycerine improves skin hydration.
Aqua (water), Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Glycerin, Propylene Glycol, Parfum (fragrance), Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Tromethamine, Chlorphenesin, Maris Aqua (sea water), Chlorphexidine Digluconate, Algae Extract, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium Sorbate, Tocopherol, C1 15985 (yellow 6)
First of all , this cleansing milk is very thick, certainly milk like but just a tad thicker.
For my routine , I prefer a more refreshing citrus like cleanser for my skin to awaken on a morning.
To me this feels more of an evening makeup remover .
It is perfect for removing dirt and grime on the evenings before going to bed.
The formula is very gentle and light and after removing it with a warm flannel, my face is left feeling soft yet not stripped from it's natural benefits.
To me the cleansing milk is a little on the watery side , I am not sure this is a good or bad thing as the oils on my skin stop it from soaking in.
Due to it not soaking in , it stops a thorough clean but it does keep my skin feeling nourished and soft.
Having thirsty skin, sometimes dry at that!
I am not sure how the slight natural oils are stopping the cleansing milk bypassing to get the cleanse I desire. Maybe it needs to be a tad thicker in texture.
Essential Toning Lotion - 50ml
An alcohol - free toner enriched with soothing components of Red Seaweed Extract. This toning lotion leaves the skin completely clean, fresh and comfortable.
Aqua (water), Glycerin, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Maris Aqua (sea water), Parfum (freagrance), Chlorphenesin, Magnesium PCA, Nelumbo Nucifera Flower Water, Nymphaea Coerulea Flower Water, Chlorhexidine Digluconate, Hydrolized Pearl , Maris Sal (sea salt), Phenoxyethanol, Propylene Glycol, Algae Exract, Potassium Sorbate, Citric Acid, Tromethamine, Cucurbita Pepo (pumpkin) Seed Extract, C1 15985 (yellow 6)
I am not usually one for wearing toners, I seem to be more a serum kind of girl.
However this has taken to me like chocolate to strawberries.
The scent is divine, it actually lingers on your skin and I can smell it through out the day.
I have found that patting the toner onto the skin other than wiping it on and rubbing it in makes all the difference.
The toner soaks into the skin very well and leaves no trace except from the lovely aroma.
The toner does not contain alcohol, which I know many other brands do, this makes me feel like my skin is not going to dry my skin out even more .
The red seaweed extract gives a soothing feeling to my skin, it feels subtle with no tightness sensation left afterwards.
You do not need a lot of this product, the smallest amount goes a very long way which means it will last a long time.
I would certainly recommend this toner , my skin is left feeling pampered.
Dry Skin Cream - 20ml
Product Description -
An easily absorbed cream for dry skin.
The skin cream defends the skin against the environment as well as boosting collagen and elastin production.
It is rich in triglycerides and phytosqualane, natural oil production is re-ignited.
Your skin will be soft, supple and rejuvenated.
Aqua (water), Caprylic/capric Triglyceride, Glycerin, Orbignya Oleifera Seed Oil, Dimethicone, Steareth-2, Squalane, Vitis Vinifera (grape_ Seed oil, Cetearyl Alcohol , Steareth-21, Butylene Glycol, Sodium Polyacrylate, Maris Aqua (sea water), Sodium PCA, Tocopheryl Acetate, Propylene Glycol, Parfum (fragrance), Chlorphenesin, Tromethamine, Algae Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorhexidine Digluconate, Disodium EDTA, Biosaccharide Gum-1, Carbomer, Sodium Lactate, Hydrolized Pearl, Maris Sal (sea salt), Artemia Extract, BHT, Polysorbate 20, Potassium Sorbate, C1-15985 (yellow 6), Palmitoyl Pentapeptide-4.
Efficiency Test Results for Dry Skin Cream:
Reduction of the overall wrinkled surface measured on 81% after 56 days.*
Smoothing effect measured on 77% after 56 days.
If you have read my previous posts on creams and lotions , you will know how much I love a thick cream.
I actually expected this cream to be slightly thin after using the cleansing milk and was very much surprised.
The texture felt very smooth and thick , perfect for my thirsty cells.
You only need a small amount to get a lovely coverage on your face and neck (don't forget the neck, it is as important as your face ). My face is instantly left feeling soft and moisturised , no dry area is noticed in touch or sight and I absolutely love it.
I have to admit , there are some face creams I have hated due to the fact they do not seem thick enough and leave an oily look on my face. In some instances , I have found myself using a body cream to have that luxurious thick creamy coverage to hydrate my skin .
This cream however does everything a face cream should.
Although the cream is thick , it feels light on my skin and moisturises it perfectly.
Out of the whole kit, this is my most impressionable product, I will certainly be purchasing this in the full size .
Using a trial kit , I would normally expect very little difference, especially due to having the bottles so small and not getting a good week use out of them.
This kit gives you a good three to four week use and although the price is quite high for a trial kit , it will certainly feel worth it.
The Katherine Daniels Cosmetics Trial Kit is definitely a luxury product , suitable for young to old and kind to the skin.
I am not very keen on the Cleansing milk, maybe that has something to do with the fact that I am not much of a fan of them anyway , but I do love the toning lotion and the cream.
My face feels and looks smoother, cleaner and feels fresher than before with the moisture benefit .
Having no alcohol means my face is not left stripped of it's natural goodness and I feel rejuvenated .
The kit is ideal if you look for something luxurious and light on your skin.
Fell free to let me know if you have tried this brand before or if you are going to be giving it ago.