During the winter months, trying to keep my skin clear and moisturised is almost impossible. Central heating, cold air and quick temperature changes are all doing their best to remove moisture and nutrients from the skin, making it a bit of a problem.
Normal spot or problem skin treatments focus on removing excess sebum (oil) from the skin which in my case leaves it feeling extremely dry, flaky and tight in a lot of areas. Overly dry skin can then lead to more breakouts as there is no natural barrier on the skin to prevent or reduce bacteria.
Dr Organic Skin Clear range
During a visit to Holland and Barrett I stumbled across Dr Organic – a brand that carries a vast selection of products for all skin types with multiple awards under their belt too. I noticed their Skin Clear range and was so pleased with how reasonably priced it was – the face wash, moisturiser and 5 in 1 treatment gel are available as a set for £19.98.
Dr Organic’s Skin Clear range has an anti-bacterial and purifying solution for problem-prone skin. They have created a targeted range of treatments that work to clean, mattify and re-balance even the most problematic complexions. The Tea Tree Oil, Orange and Grapefruit Extracts create a soothing sensation on the skin leaving a calm, hydrated feel.
I have been using Dr Organic Skin Clear range (Face wash, scrub, moisturiser and 5 in 1 targeted gel treatment) on and off for almost a year and have now put the face wash and 5 in 1 treatment gel in my emergency skin care first aid box – for when I know my skin needs a quick pick me up or some serious help. The products are organic and contain no nastys (click here to find out more on avoiding dirty ingredients) so you can feel comfortable using this range consistently regardless of the condition of your skin.
The Skin Clear Spot Treatment Pack
Deep Pore Cleansing Face Wash
The face wash was highly commended at the OK Beauty Awards in 2017 and I can understand why. The face wash contains Tea Tree Oil, Orange and Grapefruit Extracts which act as natural anti-bacterial ingredients. The face wash also includes fruit acids and Willow Bark extract to help calm the skin and reduce redness. The smell is delightful with the grapefruit really coming through, which is extremely refreshing in the morning.
Directions for use: Wet your face then gently massage a small amount (emphasis on small, a little goes a long way) in circular motions, focusing on the Tzone (forehead, nose and chin), then rinse with cool water. To achieve the best results use as part of your daily skin regime.
5 in 1 Treatment Gel
The 5 in 1 gel is like my mini rescue remedy and I apply the product once a day at night on specific areas – Note this is not a miracle worker, it will not get rid of a blemish etc straight away however is does dramatically reduce redness, calm the skin and increase cell renewal. The gel has been developed to target spots, blemishes and breakouts, with a rich concentration of natural AHAs (Fruit Acids) and Salicylic Acid. The treatment gel was highly commended at the OK Beauty Awards in 2017 and won silver at the Beauty Awards 2017 and the Reveal Summer Beauty Awards 2017.
Directions for use: Apply to affected area as and when required.
Oil Control Moisturiser
The moisturiser is the one product from the set I feel I can swap in and out, as I love to try something new far to often. However the price point is so reasonable it’s a great product to keep using for consistent reliable results. Dr Organics do recommend this product is used daily to help reduce the appearance of spots whilst minimising pores and redness but personally using the wash and treatment gel I find enough. The moisturiser was also highly commended at the OK Beauty Awards in 2017 and won silver at the Beauty Awards 2017.
Directions for use: Apply a small amount daily after cleansing and toning. This product can be used both morning and evening.
Dr Organic says on their website that “Here at Dr Organic we seek out the treasures of the natural world to discover the purest and most potent extracts, delving deep into centuries old traditions and supercharged botanicals to create breakthrough formulations that make you look and feel incredible.” and so far I have not been disappointed by that statement.