To say that this post is delayed would be thee ultimate understatement.
Beauty Bulletin and Environ approached me at the end of last year with regards to testing out a new range that is specifically focused on hormonal breakouts and adult acne. I understand that everyone has different degrees as to what bad skin means for them, for me it meant that I was having continual breakouts in the same areas on my face each month which I couldn’t seem to sort out. I’ve never experienced anything like this before so given the chance to try products aimed specifically at what I was going through, I of course jumped at the chance.
The reason I say this post is delayed, is because this campaign ended in November last year…
So yes, I am very delayed in reporting back on my findings, however for the initial 2 months of using the products I didn’t really notice any changes in my skin. Maybe a bit here and there but nothing ground-breaking and certainly nothing worth sharing, in my opinion. I decided I would use the range until the products were finished and then make a call from there as to whether or not it was worth me even doing a review. Verdict? I’m honestly so glad I decided to do so, because my final thoughts on the products are drastically different from what they would have been 2 months ago (my last product finished 2 weeks ago only!).
The Environ Focus Care™ Clarity+ Range consists of six products, two of which are used in conjunction with one another and another two products that are used when needed, or twice a week. This range is a 3-phase system which aims to: CLEAN, CONTROL and CLEAR.
- Sebu-Wash Gel Cleanser
- Sebu-Tone Clarifier
- Sebu-Clear Masque
- Sebu-Lac Lotion
- Sebu-ACE Oil
- Sebu-Spot Blemish Gel
When I read skincare reviews online there are two questions that I want answered.
1: Does the product do what it says it does?
2: Would you repurchase the product?
My answer? Yes and yes!
My skin took a fair amount of time to adjust to the products as I’ve never used a range focused specifically on breakouts. This is something I wasn’t prepared for. I didn’t think the products worked on me and in normal circumstances, would have switched over to other products.
I’m very familiar with Environ products and have used them for years so I can’t say that the cleanser and toner were drastically different products from what I’m used to. The consistency of the gel cleanser was quite different from what other Environ cleanser is like but other than that, I felt that the additional products (face masque, blemish gel, lotion and oil) were what really played the largest part in assisting my skin back to it’s former glory.
I’m a sucker for any type of face masque, so it’s a shock for me to say that out of this range my favourite product wasn’t the masque. Hands down the products that I will definitely (and have already) repurchased are the Sebu-Lac Lotion and Sebu-ACE Oil. You mix these two together at the end of your skincare routine in the evenings and it serves as a night cream. I’ve never used a facial oil that hasn’t left my face feeling, well, oily, when I wake up in the morning. For this reason I’ve always stuck with moisturisers. Perhaps it’s the combination of these two products that work so well together but I would go to bed with a face full of oil (I think I used way too much every time as well) and would wake up with such soft, hydrated and fresh skin. I also really felt that it was great in assisting my breakouts heal and restore my skin quicker than usual. Over recent weeks I haven’t had very prominent skincare concerns, most likely due to these products, but I’m continuing to use the lotion and oil every evening, along with the blemish gel when needed, as it’s just too good to go without.
The overall price point for this range is really reasonable considering it has active ingredients and targets specific skin concerns. It’s not a ‘blanket’ product in the sense that it doesn’t try to cater for a variety of different skincare needs. If you’re struggling, or have been struggling, with breakouts, check out the Environ Focus Care™ Clarity+ Range at a salon near you.