Harley Street Skin Care kindly sent me out some of their range to try. I had no idea what I was being sent. So, I was very excited to open a package containing four generously sized bottles of product.
In my package, I received; an oil free moisturiser, restorative hydro cleanser, restorative miracle serum and a pore minimising mask. I was immediately drawn to the pore minimising mask and I explain why later.
Harley Street Skin Care – Restorative Hydro Cleanser
The cleanser seemed to be the logical first step in the skin care routine, so it’s the one I reached for to start.
On the back of the bottle it says, “Apply to damp skin, massage gently and remove with a damp sponge. Use morning and evening and follow with miracle serum and moisturiser.”
The Hydro Cleanser is £35 for 100ml or £12.50 for 30ml.
INGREDIENTS AND CLAIMS:
Aqua, Laureth-4, Lauryl Betaine, Propylene Glycol, Carbomer, Acrylates/C10-C30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Tocopherol, Cucumis Melo Fruit Extract, Citrus Sinensis Peel Oil Expressed, Glycerin, Ribes Nigrum Fruit Extract, Butylene Glycol, Ethoxydiglycol, Dimethylacrylamide/Acrylic Acid/Polystyrene Ethyl Methacrylate Copolymer, Lycium Barbarum Fruit extract, Palmitoyl Hexapeptide-14, Triethanolamine, CI 77891, Phenoxyethanol, Decylene Glycol, Caprylyl Glycol, Myristoyl Pentapeptide-11, Myristoyl Hexapeptide-4, Disodium Coco-Glucoside Sulfosuccinate, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Punica Granatum Fruit Extract, Citric Acid, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Benzoic Acid, Sorbic Acid, Limonene.
It claims to hydrate and cleanse, while not using any harsh ingredients. The Hydro Cleanser is packed with fruit stem cells, to help stimulate skin repair.
There are some really good ingredients in this bottle; Goji Berry, Palmitoyl Hexapeptide-14, Green Tea extract (Camellia Sinensis) and Pomegranate extracts.. just to name a few.
My thoughts on the Hydro Cleanser
The consistency of the cleanser is on the thinner side, but it’s not runny. The cleanser had no problem coming out of the pump either.
The product comes out opaque white and smells lovely. The scent is both citrus-y and floral to me. It’s a little hard to explain.
The Hydro Cleanser was pleasant to apply. I definitely felt like my skin was very clean after using it. It even took my face makeup off successfully. I did have to use another makeup remover for my eyes, though, that area tends to be more stubborn and sensitive.
Harley Street Skin Care – Restorative Miracle Serum
This bottle seems like the logical second step in the routine.
On the back of the bottle it says, “Use after cleansing to face and neck, avoiding eye area. Use morning and evening. Follow with moisturiser”
This serum is £55 for 50ml or £12.50 for 15ml.
INGREDIENTS AND CLAIMS:
Aqua, Cyclopentasiloxane, Polysilicone-11, Isopropyl Palmitate, Propylene Glycol, Butylene Glycol, Ethoxydiglycol, Dimethylacrylamide/Acrylic Acid/Polystyrene Ethyl Methacrylate Copolymer, Lycium Barbarum Fruit Extract, Palmitoyl Hexapeptide-14, Glycerin, Myristoyl Pentapeptide-11, Myristoyl Hexapeptide-4, Phenoxyethanol, Decylene Glycol, Caprylyl Glycol, Carbomer, Disodium Coco-Glucoside Sulfosuccinate, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Punica Granatum Fruit Extract, Citric Acid, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate.
The miracle serum is said to be a concentrated anti-ageing skin rejuvenator, with peptides and powerful anti-oxidants. The serum is said to stimulate collagen and elastin production, in turn making you look visibly younger.
The active ingredients include; Myristoyl Pentapeptide-11, Myristoyl Hexapeptide-4 and Palmitoyl Hexapeptide-14.. just to name a few.
My thoughts on the Restorative Miracle Serum
The serum is a little thicker than the cleanser. It comes out more like an opaque white gel.
It also smells much stronger, in my opinion. The scent is still pleasant, the same citrus-y floral fragrance but just more intense.
The miracle serum melts into the skin and made my skin feel very velvety.
I cannot yet comment on the effectiveness of the anti-ageing properties of the serum, as this will take time to become apparent. I will say that my skin feels softer and more hydrated, though.
Harley Street Skin Care – Pore Minimising Mask
This bottle says to use twice weekly. I applied it after the miracle serum.
On the reverse of the bottle it says, “After cleansing, apply mask to dry skin. Leave on for ten minutes, then gently massage before removing with a clean damp facecloth. Follow with moisturiser. Use twice weekly for best results.”
The pore minimising mask is £35 for 50ml or £12.50 for 15ml.
INGREDIENTS AND CLAIMS:
Aqua, Glycolic Acid, Isopropyl Palmitate, Ethylene/Propylene/Styrene Copolymer, Butylene/Ethylene/Styrene Copolymer, BHT, Kaolin, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Cetyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Propylene Glycol, Sodium Magnesium Silicate, Panthenol, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Xanthan Gum, Hydrolyzed Corn Starch, Salicylic Acid, Cocamidopropyl Dimethylamine, Polyquaternium-67, Hydrated Silica, Cera Alba, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Phenoxyethanol, Decylene Glycol, Caprylyl Glycol, Triethanolamine, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Citric Acid, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Cinnamomum Zeylanicum Leaf Oil, Retinyl Palmitate, Hydrolyzed Silk, Eugenol.
This minimising mask claims to visibly improve dull and lifeless skin. It has crushed diamonds in it, finely ground to remove dead skin. The mask refines pores, leaves skin smooth and is said to be for all skin types.
The active ingredients are; Glycolic acid, Salicylic acid and Retinyl Palmitate.. just to name a few.
My thoughts on the Pore Minimising Mask
The mask is opaque white on application and feels like a lotion as you massage it into the skin.
I think the scent is less powerful than that of the cleanser and serum. It’s not quite the same fragrance either. It’s not my favourite smell of them all, but it’s not bad.
I have large pores on my nose and across my upper cheeks. Anything that can minimise them is a blessing. I have only used this a few times, but I’ve noticed a slight reduction in their size. It’s nothing major, but I’m sure with continued use I could shrink them a lot more.
Harley Street Skin Care – Oil Free Moisturiser
This seems to be the last step in the skin care routine and something everyone benefits from.
On the back of the bottle it says, “Apply over face and neck, avoiding eye area, using a gentle upwards and outwards movement. Use morning and evening.”
This moisturiser is £30 for 50ml or £12.50 for 15ml.
INGREDIENTS AND CLAIMS:
Aqua, Propylene Glycol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glycerin, Laureth-4, Isopropyl, Palmitate, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Carbomer, Triethanolamine, Tocopherol, Mel, Corallina Officinalis Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Decylene Glycol, Caprylyl Glycol, Citrus Sinensis Peel Oil Expressed, Lavandula Angustifolia Oil, Cucumis Melo Fruit Extract, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Benzoic Acid, Sorbic Acid, Hydrolyzed Silk, Styrax Benzoin Gum, Dipropylene Glycol, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Oil, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Retinyl Palmitate, Benzyl Alcohol, Linalool, Benzyl Benzoate, Limonene.
Harley Street Skin Care claims that this is their intelligent moisturiser, as it’s light-weight and adapts in different environments. It gives you moisture when your skin needs it, but not too much for oily skin types. It claims to be rich in vitamins, anti-oxidants and age-defying kelp extract. The scent is said to be a light fragrance with hydrating and antioxidant sweet orange.
The active ingredients are said to include; Honey, Vitamin E, Kelp, Sweet Orange, Melon and Hydrolysed Silk.. to name a few.
My thoughts on the Oil Free Moisturiser
This moisturiser is very thin in texture, it feels a lot like the cleanser to apply.
You can definitely smell the sweet honey in this, it’s very fragrant. I wouldn’t say the scent was light at all, but then that might be because I’m used to fragrance free moisturisers. Whenever I apply this moisturiser everyone can smell it, my fiancé knows I have it on and even my two cats sniff the air.
It is very hydrating, which is what you want. I will say though, once you’ve applied it, I found it felt very sticky to the touch. However, the tackiness disappears once it’s fully absorbed into the skin. It was just an odd sensation for me, as I wasn’t used to the sticky feeling. I’m glad it goes away though. Nobody wants a sticky face!
Harley Street Skin Care Website
Their website is very easy to navigate. You can access it here.
There are even some really informative sections, based on your skin type or issue. If you look up your skin complaint, their site will recommend you products that will help. I even learned what I’m doing wrong for my own dry skin.
I have super sensitive skin, so I wasn’t sure how I’d get on with this range as it’s not marketed towards sensitive skin. The fact that it’s scented usually means my face won’t like it, but I’m pleased to report that everything in this range worked perfectly fine for me and I had no negative reactions. Keep in mind, though, what works for me, may not work for you. It’s always best to try these things for yourself and patch test where you can.
I was told that my face may be prone to breakouts initially, as they say that’s the product working. I suffer from hormonal breakouts anyway, so I can’t say whether this is the culprit or the product doing its thing.. but I was no more spottier than I usually am at least.
Overall, this range seems really good. I quickly got used to the order in which to apply them. I like the range in general and I’ve even adjusted to the strong aromas.
Harley Street Skin Care is a superb luxury brand and I’d definitely recommend it. I think it would make a nice gift too.
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Have you tried any of Harley Street Skin Care’s range or do you plan to give them a try? What are your skin care favourites? Let me know in the comments below.