During my time Down Under, I became more vigilant about my skincare routine and keeping my skin healthy and hydrated. The sun there is just as bad as everyone makes it out to be, which forces everyone to take their skincare very seriously. That, and the fact that it was so humid I kept sweating my makeup off, I had to ensure that I felt that my face was good enough to wander the streets sans makeup. I drank more water, exercised, and committed to a skincare program, twice a day.
Back in South Africa, I was still committed to my routine, but was coming to the end of my favourite skincare products. Luckily, along with the subject of my previous post (you can read more here), I recently received the Justine Dailycare Hydrating 3-step range from Rubybox to review. Affordable and accessible, I was keen to try it out and see if it would be a good fit for me.
The Hydrating range is customized for dry skins and suitable for sensitive skin – perfect as my skin suffers in the cold winter air. The range also boasts that it is formulated with Phytol, a component of chlorophyll found in many plants. Phytol is known to help improve skin tone, increase cell renewal, improve skin barrier protection and to balance the skin’s natural oil flow.
I tried the products for around 3 weeks, and after the first use my skin felt nourished and softer. The cleanser is creamy, and lathers up very well, and leaves your skin feeling amazing. The only downside is the texture – I found that I had trouble squeezing the right amount out, and that most of it ended up sliding off my hand down into the sink. I hardly ever use toning gel – I find it too harsh for my skin – but was pleasantly surprised at this one. It didn’t dry out my skin at all, while leaving it feeling slightly firmer. Finally, I loved that fact that the moisturising day cream is SPF 20 – sunscreen is an important, if often neglected part of skincare. The downside to this was that it was as thick and white as sunscreen. But after using it once, I found that if I rubbed it in my hands a little first, it spread on well, and left my skin feeling amazingly soft.
The cherry on top for me is the price: the range is very afforable (Cleanser: R79, Toner: R79, and Moisturiser: R159). Overall, the value for money is almost unbeatable, and I will definitely continue to use it, especially when I can’t afford to splurge our dollars on what I usually use. You can find out more about where to buy the Justine Dailycare Hydrating range here.
I am giving one lucky reader the opportunity to also try out this skincare range, with the Justine Dailycare Hydrating Cream Cleanser, Toning Gel and Moisturising Day Cream.