About 3 weeks ago, Liv were kind enough to send me the Protect Starter Collection by Nourish Skin Range. Nourish Skin Range is the brain child of Dr Pauline Hili and uses plant extracts biodegradeable ingredients across the brand. It carries the leaping bunny and the soil association accreditations. My first taste of Nourish Skin Range came in the form of a Protect hand lotion from a SoukSouk box, and I have also tried their Radiance shower gel and toner and enjoyed them. I was more than happy to be given the opportunity to try more from the brand.
The Protect Starter Collection itself contains a 50ml sample of their Refreshing Cleanser and Cooling Toner and a 15ml sample of their Replenishing Peptide Serum and Hydrating Moisturiser. The Protect Range is marketed for dry skin. It has been designed to quench thirsty skin and firm and smooth the appearance . I think it is a nice size to get a good feel for the range and would be the perfect size for travelling. The cleanser has just been finished and I have about half the serum and moisturiser left.
The Refreshing Cleanser is a light cleansing milk. It has a lovely citrusy fragrance. I like to massage a little of this onto my skin and then take it off with a warm flannel. I found it tackled my mascara well, and felt very gentle on my skin. This is a perfect cleanser for Summer and has been a pleasure to use. For me this is the star product of the range, and one which I would happily buy myself.
The Cooling Toner comes with a spray nozzle and I have found this to be a very refreshing mist. It has the same citrus fragrance which I absolutely love. The cleanser and the toner are my favourite products from the range and to buy the full size products I think they are very reasonably priced.
The Replenishing Peptide Serum has a less noticeable fragrance. It is a nice light serum, which absorbs well, and for me works well as a serum in Summer. I don't feel that this would give me quite enough moisture in Winter.
The Hydrating Moisturiser is the one product of the set that doesn't work for me. I found that it took a while to massage into my skin, and didn't feel like it gave it quite enough moisture. Using the products all together did make my skin look fresh and healthy, but the moisturiser left my skin feeling a little tight. I am going to have a play and see whether they work better for me with using a different moisturiser, as I liked the overall look of my skin whilst using this. I think this set would also suit those lucky enough to have normal skin types, and don't need quite as much hydration as I do.