I'm a sucker for good skincare and I seem to be trying a lot of it lately, but Cloud 9's offerings are something a little different, and something that I've been really enjoying. I don't know if it's the bright coloured packaging, but I didn't expect much from these products but I couldn't have been more wrong - they may look a little unassuming but they pack a real punch.
My least favourite, but still not a bad product you understand, was Tranquility for Dry Damaged Skin. This wasn't so great for me - I found it greasy and thick, plus the pink tint just made me look a little odd - however, having said that, this is a natural alternative to steroid topical creams; which makes a lot of sense as Katy really did get on with this. I think maybe my skin hasn't been dry enough for this, but it's just a product that I wouldn't pay £36 personally. If you have particularly dry or poor skin though, this could work for you.
I also got the Clarity Skin Clearing Spot Gel - this was much more up my street. I don't have particularly bad skin but I always have a spot that needs something doing to it, and this really does seem to work. If you remember Georgia Nicholson spraying perfume on spots to dry them out, this made me think of that - it dries a spot out and makes it smaller and more manageable. It's good stuff, and it works, but twice daily is a little too much and dries my skin out considerably - worth the £32 but I'd say use it only when your skin really needs it or it's going to make it worse than it already is.
The winner for me was definitely their Body Makeover Cellulite Treatment - this reminds me of what I wanted Soap and Glory's Sit Tight to be but it never really lived up. It's a sweet smelling gel that absorbs really quickly and really did even out my skin - it was a really good moisturiser and honestly maybe it was just the motion of rubbing it in every day, but my cellulite really did seem reduced (it was around my bottom though, so I won't pop any photographs on here). This was a winner and I think it's priced really well at £35. For me, this is the one that I'd splash out on and repurchase.
This is just a bit of a toss up for me - although some of the products just didn't work for me, they're undoubtably good products in any case. I do think though, the packaging just makes them look so much less expensive than they are - for a high end product they look a little high street, which isn't necessarily a bad thing it just means they don't really hold their own against products within a similar price point. All in all, I'd recommend Cloud 9 but they're very tailored to certain skin types and so make sure that you're picking the right product for you.
Have you ever tried Cloud 9?
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