As someone with sensitive skin, it’s often difficult to find products designed to reduce blemishes, without causing irritation. Anti-spot treatments are usually too harsh and drying, while products designed especially for sensitive skin can be to gentle to provide effective cleansing. Thankfully, the experts at Monroe of London have introduced a new three-step ComplexClear system into their already extensive product line-up.
Step One: Gentle Cleanser
Formulated with sweet orange and melon extract Monroe’s ComplexClear Gentle Cleanser not only smells great, but also helps works to calm skin thanks to it’s antibacterial and anti inflammatory properties. It’s also packed with Vitamin C to help prevent damage from free radicals, and in turn, reduce the signs of premature ageing. I love how gentle this is, I’ve even used it around my eyes with no redress or discomfort (I feel I need to include a disclaimer and say that unless a product is specifically designed for the eyes, you should avoid the area!), yet it still instantly refreshes and cleanses the skin. This is definitely a cleanser for those with sensitivities, or those looking to restore balance to their skin.
Step Two: Glycolic Serum
Designed to unclog pores and begin clearing blemishes from the very first use, Monroe’s ComplexClear Glycolic Serum is packed with natural acids to exfoliate dead skin cells and help restore moisture. Acids may sound extreme for use on sensitive skin, but Glycolic and Salicylic acids are both natural ingredients, derivative from plants, and help to decrease inflammation, redness and swelling, as well as reduce skin blemishes. This glides on like a light weight serum, and thanks to Sodium Hyaluronate, it helps to hold over 100x its own weight in moisture, making it ideal for use before your daily moisturiser. I’ve seen a huge difference in my skin since using this – the morning after I applied this, I woke up to almost completely clear pores, and after just a few days, my skin looked airbrushed! If you’re prone to blemishes, this would be idea for daily use, but if you already have clear skin which you’d just like to look flawless for a big event, you could just use it as needed.
Step Three: Moisturiser
Lightweight and skin saving, Monroe’s ComplexClear Moisturiser not only deeply nourishes with Vitamins A & C, but also protects the skin from UVA and UVB rays with SPF50. Antioxidants continue to reduce environmental damaged o skin, while lactic acid helps to combat dullness, instantly revealing a more illuminated complexion. Regular readers will already know just how important it is for me to use an SPF (it’s one of the biggest causes of premature aging!), even in winter I use sunscreen – it’s a pretty easy step to miss out, but by using moisturiser with in-built sun protection, you’ll always be looking after your skin.
I’ve been really impressed with how fast-acting this three step system is, much like all Monroe products! My skin is so much brighter and clearer after just a few days use.
By Joshwa St James.