Thursday, 31 March 2016

DHC; Japanese Additions To My Skincare Routine

For some reason unbeknownst to me - I get the DHC brochure every couple of weeks or so. I'm seriously not sure how this came about, but the important point to this story is that they come with sachets of testers of DHC products that my mother and I eagerly use until the last drop (and the sachets are not particularly big, by any means). So, when I got an email asking if I'd like to review some of DHC's new Beauty Lift Range - I jumped at the chance to try some of their products that didn't include me forcing them out of foil packets. So, without further ado, welcome the new, Japanese additions to my skincare routine - the Beauty Lift Lotion and the Beauty Lift Cream.

The most confusing part of this is that the lotion is actually a toner, which is completely bizarre but fine and now that's over with, let's talk about the actual products. These are so absolutely beautiful - gone is the old fashioned DHC packaging that I'm used to and instead it's replaced with this aesthetically pleasing candy pink offering. Also helpful for anybody as clumsy as me is the fact that although these look like they should be made of glass, I'm pretty sure it's actually plastic and so there's some piece of mind for you right there. I know that packaging isn't the be all and end all but don't even deny how amazing it feels when you find a good product and it has amazing packaging to go with it.

Let's start with the lotion which is actually a toner. Now, paying over the odds for good skincare is my aesthetic - I get it and I live by it, but I have to say that £34 for a toner is pretty damn expensive. It fits in with the price point of the rest of the Beauty Lift range, but the rest of the products are moisturisers or serums and I feel like they make a lot more difference to the skin than a toner does. Don't get me wrong, this toner really is good. You need a little bit of it to go a long way and it does make your skin feel soft, but at the end of the day I'm then going to cover it up with a serum and a moisturiser so, although it's great and it does exactly what it should - I just think the price point is a little too high, for me personally, for the product that it is.

The cream is a totally different ball game though. It's really thick and makes the perfect night cream (although don't slather it on in the day if you plan on wearing make up as it does take quite a while for your skin to suck it in) and it's really, really hydrating. Like the toner this mainly just smells like a generic, clean, lotion sort of smell only, unlike the toner, I'd say that if you're in the market for high end skincare then this probably actually is worth the £41. DHC has definitely knocked it out of the park with this selection of products and I hope that their ranges following this take on this new, beautifully packaged design and honestly, I'm really looking forward to seeing what else DHC have to offer in the future.

What would you recommend from DHC?

Sammy xo.
Contains PR samples/items gifted to me by companies however all opinions are my own - please view my disclaimer for more information.

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