Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Swedish Skin Review

Hi all! I've been lazy in updating my blog, but it's getting warmer, you can't blame me ;P If you follow me on twitter, you would know that I hauled some Swedish Skin products a couple of weeks ago. I've heard tons of good things about this company and couldn't resist myself when I found out that they're having a Buy 1 Get 2 free deal (I read on their facebook page that the deal is on until August, don't count me on it though).

I want to share my overall thoughts on the products before I go into the specifics. There are products that I like and products that are just so-so. Do expect the packaging to be somewhat cheap. Don't get me wrong, they are quite durable, I doubt the packaging is going to break on you, but at the same time, don't expect to get some fancy luxurious looking containers and such. Next up is the scent. I've watched various youtube videos on this company and a lot of the youtubers said they liked the scent. Now I have a different opinion... My first impression of the scent is that about half of the products have an unpleasant smell (I will go into detail about the specific ones), the other half were not bad. After a couple of weeks of using the products, I think I've somewhat gotten use to the scent and they've become more tolerable. Another thing I want to mention is because I live in Canada, shipping was quite expensive at about $30. I did buy a lot though and the containers have their weights so I was expecting a high amount. One thing I didn't expect is that the package didn't come in a box :( It came in a normal shipping packaging (usually the ones you get for clothes). When I opened it up, the cap of an eye cream got loose and about 2/3 of the products got leaked to everywhere :S

Today I'm reviewing the cleansers and exfoliator.

I don't think it's specified on the website, but the back of these 3 products made it quite clear that they should be used in the order of Deep-Pore Cleanser Lotion, then Water-Activated Gel Cleanser, then the Exfoliating Gel Scrub. (2.7 oz each)

Deep Pore Cleanser Lotion

Deep Pore Cleanser Lotion - This is one of the products that I don't enjoy the scent too much. It has a chemically smell. This is a quite a gentle cleanser. The texture is similar to Cetaphil. I don't believe this is a must have.

Water-Activated Gel Cleanser

Water-Activated Gel Cleanser - I really enjoy this. The scent is one of the best in the line, in my opinion. Again, I would rate this as a gentle cleanser but it leaves the skin feeling fresh afterward which I really enjoy. And I just realized that "cleanser" is spelled incorrectly?

Exfoliating Gel Scrub



Exfoliating Gel Scrub - LOVE this! It's the best exfoliator I've ever used. Definitely not a harsh one. As you can see, when you rub it, very tiny particles form and give the exfoliating effect.

Thoughts on these 3 products:
I like them, but I don't think they're worth the price of $10 each if the deal didn't exist. With the deal, you get $10 for 3 tubes which is a decent a mount I think. They work decent, I enjoy the Water-Activated Gel Cleanser and the exfoliating gel scrub more. However, they made it clear in the description at the back of the packaging to use them 3 in a specific order, and I haven't tried not following through since it works fine as is.

I just went on the site and it seems like some of the products just as the serum have already sold out :S These 3 cleansers are still available on the site though!


Here's a sneak peak of the other products that I'll be reviewing next :) Leave me a comment if you have specific questions and I'll answer them on my next Swedish Skin review post.

7 comments:

mizzsandychau said...

ohhh thanks so much for doing a review on this, i wanted to make a purchase so badly! especially the lotion, please review them next!

Winnie* said...

whoa Edina you really got a lot of products from them. The scrub seems like a great product. It's not easy to find a scrub that's not too harsh yet effective. I'm not sure if I will go out of my way to get anything from them because I am not a fan of the packagings. Hope to get to know more about other products you got! Maybe that'll change my mind ;p

MEOW said...

wow seems like u picked up their whole line! hehe :) i never heard of this brand~ but seems like the exfoliating gel is great :)

Deborah said...

Wow, that seems like a great deal 3 products for the price of one?!? But to be realistic I don't think I'll ever be able to use up 3 of the same product! Thanks for the review though :)

KIMCHI said...

thanks for the review! I've been wanting a reliable one! I've contemplated wanting to purchase them because all the reviews are positive which make me skeptical. I look forward to your next review! I hope it's soon so I can make my order ASAP before everything sells out :D

Marie said...

Looking forward to reading your review!:D

***** Marie *****
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Mirthe said...

Wow, your blog is so useful and helpful and I looooove the fact that you bought that amaaazingly pretty Chanel bag. I kind of envy you right now :P