I'm here with a new skincare product that has made its way into my everyday routine. 01 Skin Cream* is one of three products from Dr Jackson's Natural skincare range. With a name like #1 you'd expect amazing things. I'd never heard of this brand before and wasn't at all familiar with their products so when I was asked did I want to meet the man behind the brand I jumped at the opportunity.
I've been using this product mostly as a night cream and post shower when my face is a little bit on the dehydrated side. This cream is very rich so it did take a little bit for it to sink in, that's why I prefer it as a night cream. Once it does it leaves my skin feeling soft and nourished.The product contains a SPF20 which is always good to hear. It's shocking the amount of times that I forget to put sunscreen on. Even if the sun is not out shining brightly, it's still up there hiding behind the clouds which shows how important it is to protect your skin. 01 Skin Cream is also unscented which will be music to the ears for most people as I know products with strong scents tend to be unfavoured. Being a student the one thing that may stop me from repurchasing this in the near future is the price. The 30ml jar retails for €50 which is a bit over my limit at present. This face cream is lasting for ages though, it doesn't look like I'll be finished it anytime soon. I only need the smallest amount as it is quite thick, hoping this jar will keep me going for another month or so. Another aspect of this product that I'm on the side lines about is the packaging. Don't get me wrong I love how it's plain and lets the product inside to the talking, but if I dropped this is in my room I'd be scared that it would smash. This is also the travel sized version and I don't feel like its too practical to cart around. I do think it looks pretty and it fits in really nicely with everything on my dressing table.
All the products in the range are completely natural which is always good to know. Dr Jackson himself is a Pharmacognosist (what a mouthful) in short this is the study of medicines from natural products. Some of the extracts used in their products e.g Kigelia and Baobab etc, I'd never heard of before so I felt like I was getting a lesson myself. Kigelia is said to leave the face blemish free and is used by tribal women in Sub Saharan Africa. While Baobab helps eases damaged/dry skin plus improves the skin tone and elasticity. Dr Jackson's website is bursting with information so if you want to read up on the background of the brand and the other products in the range you should check it out. I found it very interesting! I'm surprised I hadn't heard about the two of these already on this side of the pond. I'm sure they'll take off this year cause they really do work wonders on the skin.
What products are in your current skincare routine?