Skin Goodness – The Sleek Signature Series

We’ll confess right away, we’re *recovering* product junkies. We love trying out new hair and skincare products and each new one we get feels like a chance to relive the excitement of Christmas morning round the year! We love not only the results we get from these products, but also the feeling of applying these products. You can tell we’re indulgent about pampering ourselves. And why not? It’s one of life’s little pleasures, and one we are super excited to share with you!

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Make Up giant, Sleek recently launched a line of skincare products formulated with us African girls in mind and when we were presented with some of those products to try out, we were beside ourselves! After a couple of months of use, here’s the skin(ny) [get it?] on the Sleek Studio Signature Series.


PROTECT ME, RESTORE ME Daytime Protection SPF 30

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WHAT IT PROMISES :
This sophisticated day cream offers the ultimate triple care for all skin types providing Moisture, Environmental Protection and a Hint of a Tint for a more uniform appearance. Phyto-sterols and bio-peptides in the formulation act as anti wrinkle components, reducing the TEWL (Trans Epidermal Water Loss) and leaving the skin noticeably softer and smoother. “Protect Me, Restore Me” deeply moisturises the skin effectively smoothing existing fine lines and restoring its appearance.

WHAT IT DOES:
This daytime protection cream does exactly what it says. It quickly became a favourite of ours for a number of reasons. The yummy smell and chocolate consistency that looks good enough to taste, it moisturizes effectively and does provide a nice tint. While we didn’t have any fine lines to correct (yes, yay us)  we did get positive comments on our “glowing complexions” almost immediately after use! The fact that it’s a water-based product also meant we didn’t have the unfortunate problem of looking overly shiny and dealing with clogged pores. Our glow really was that!

VERDICT :
This product definitely gets our vote. If you’ll get nothing else from the Signature Series, get this. It works great as a tinted moisturizer, so you can go without your foundation (can we get a hallelujah? ), is adequate for facial protection and the only problem we have with it is that Sleek Studio hasn’t made one for full body coverage. We’d get in line to buy it!


SCRUB AWAY MY TROUBLES Mineral Peel With Dead Sea Minerals

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WHAT IT PROMISES:
An exfoliating facial scrub that leaves the skin clean and smooth after every use. Formulated with 100% natural ingredients, including preservative system. It is excellent for all skin types (two to three times a week)  and optimal for impure (usually oily) skin – on a daily basis! Dead Sea mineral grains act as abrasive particles which melt instantly when water is added, allowing you to limit the intensity and duration of the scrub according to individual skin needs. The combination of natural emollients, wheat proteins and herbal toning extracts assists exfoliation, accelerating removal of dead cells from the skin’s surface. Economical and easy to use, a small quantity of this concentrated scrub provides maximal benefit in just a minute.

WHAT IT DOES :
We can tell you this, a little does go a long way with this product. We found it very effective. Our skin felt clean and fresh like a layer of dirt had been sloughed off, but it didn’t leave our skin dry and unpleasant, thanks to the natural ingredients it does contain. However, we both broke out in a rash and had to discontinue use. But determined as we are, we resumed use after a few days and it’s been smooth sailing all the way.

VERDICT :
A great scrub, if you’re looking for a scrub that doesn’t contain harsh chemicals, particularly if you have oily skin and need to scrub often. The fact that a little does a lot means that the product is very economical. It lasts and lasts, so you get your money’s worth. We’d advise you to test the product on a patch of skin to see if you react negatively, otherwise this product is a good investment.


COME CLEAN Gentle Foam With Green Tea

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WHAT IT PROMISES :
This gentle cleansing foam will thoroughly cleanse your skin, without over-drying, leaving it comfortably soft and smooth. Formulated with sustainable ingredients, “Come Clean” is sulfate free and designed to maintain hygenic conditions on the skin’s surface. Green tea acts as a natural antioxidant to combat free radical damage, Wheat protiens smooth and natural emollients soften the skin to maintain it’s lipid barrier.

WHAT IT DOES :
While the bottle states that it contains Green Tea, we found the green tea extract (Camellia Sinesis) to be the seventh on the ingredient list. Major ingredients are usually the first five, so realistically, it contains more of traces of green tea extract, rather than the infusion you might expect. However, this foaming cleanser gets the job done. It removes dirt and make up easily with just a couple of pumps, and is very gentle on the skin. Skin feels clear and soft after even the quickest wash.

VERDICT :
It’s the perfect wash for the lazy lass. No more excuses to skip washing your face. Two pumps and voila! Whether your skincare routine is basic or extensive, it’s a good wash that could easily become a staple.


NEUSKIN REVEAL Exfoliating Night Cream with fruit acids

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WHAT IT PROMISES :
A soft, exfoliating fruit acid night cream, designed to enhance skin renewal. Contains Sodium Hyaluronate to increase skin hydration and ease the process of dead cell removal. Nightly use will gradually reveal a fresh, brighter, smoother and more moisturized underlying skin layer.

WHAT IT DOES :
We love the fact that Green Tea (Camellia Sinesis) is a major ingredient in this night cream. For our nighttime skin diet, we combine it with the ‘Scrub Away My Troubles’ mineral peel which results in us feeling legitimately dainty and flushed.

VERDICT :
It’s so good, people kept talking about wanting to eat our faces!


Needless to say, the Sleek Signature Series have found a spot on our beauty shelf. We can’t help but look forward to what other exciting offerings the brand has in store.

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