Travel sets are a convenient introduction to a skincare brand that you’re trying for the first time. You’re able to explore several products in the range, and don’t have to commit to a large volume. After you’ve sampled the set, you can order the larger size of the products that you loved.
ABOUT SKIN CREAMERY
The Skin Creamery is a South African brand, founded in 2014. Their products are produced in Cape Town using high quality fair-trade organic oil. The ingredients found in Skin Creamery products are typically South African – Boabab being the most prominent, which is rich in vitamins A, D and E and improves your skin’s elasticity. Their range consists of five products which are suitable for all skin types.
THE SKIN CREAMERY TRAVEL GIFT SET
The great thing about this set is that it contains all five products in their range. Each product is beautifully packaged in glass bottles most of which have convenient pump-action dispensers. This helps keep the products free from contamination (unlike when you dip your fingers into a product).
The Travel Gift Set consists of:
Facial Cleansing Powder 20g
Oil-Milk Cleanser 50ml
Skin Tonic 30ml
Facial Hydrating Oil 30ml
Everyday Cream 50ml
These are all quite generously sized testers, and one can use the products quite a few times before they are finished.
Skin Creamery Travel Gift Set, R999 BUY
I really enjoyed all the products in this beautiful gift set and ended up reordering two of them in larger sizes. Here are my views for each individual product:
Facial Cleansing Powder
One adds water to a dry powder and applies a paste to your skin. Skin Creamery claims that this powder/paste can be used daily as a cleanser or as an occasional mask. It is quite exfoliating, so I personally wouldn’t use it more than twice a week, as my skin is quite sensitive. Take care not to leave it on longer than directed as it gets extremely tight.
The mask is purifying, and has plenty of anti-oxidants and antibacterial agents, a good skin pick-me-up.
Full sized 40g Skin Creamery Facial Cleansing Powder, R255 BUY
I generally prefer cleansers that “foam”, because they don’t leave a residue on my skin like many creamy cleansers do, so I was sceptical about the Oil-Milk Cleanser. But after applying it to my skin and adding a little water, I was blown away at how well it worked. It has a wonderfully fresh, invigorating smell and is effective in removing all makeup including mascara. After rinsing, it left my skin soft without feeling greasy. This is one of the products that I reordered in the larger size.
Full sized 200ml Skin Creamery Oil-Milk Cleanser, R320 BUY
The Skin Tonic is a very interesting product. Firstly, is looks stunning with the bright yellow layer at the top. But it’s also a hybrid between a toner and a treatment. The top layer contains omega-rich oils that calm and soothe the skin, while the clear “water phase” at the bottom is detoxifying and balances the PH of the skin. One shakes the bottle to combine the layers before applying. Use this alone, for oilier skin, or under the Everyday Cream.
Full sized 100ml Skin Creamery Skin Tonic, R420 BUY
Facial Hydrating Oil
This oil has a wonderful natural smell and texture. Skin Creamery suggests that you add a drop or two of water to combine the oil molecules before application. I mostly used this product at night, as a treatment under the Everyday Cream. It can also be used in the day on its own, instead of a moisturiser. It adds a protective barrier and counters irritation in sensitive skin. If worn during the day, it gives a lovely dewiness to the skin when worn under makeup.
Full sized 60ml Skin Creamery Facial Hydrating Oil, R310 BUY
Everyday Cream (for face and body)
At first, I didn’t take this cream too seriously. I had never heard of a cream that combats breakouts, has anti-aging properties and is for BOTH the face and body. But if you use it as intended, an everyday all-over cream, it really is remarkable. I really liked how it simplified my face and body care. The smell and texture are luxurious, but very light. Adapt this cream to your needs by adding a treatment, like the Facial Hydrating Oil, at night if you want more richness.
I’m hooked on this product, it is the perfect “lazy girl’s” skincare solution. I bought a 200ml replacement as soon as the travel set version was finished.
Full sized 200ml Skin Creamery The Every Day Cream, R305 BUY