06/02/2014

Michael Todd-First Impressions



Over the past few years, my relationship with all things skincare has truly blossomed. I've found that discovery sets, such as this one are a great way to discover brands and try lots of different products without parting with too much cash. For years I've heard some of my favourite American youtubers rave about Michael Todd products, and general reviews on the world wide web are positively gleaming. 

Last month I decided to bite the bullet and purchase the Sensitive skin kit which retailed at around £26. May I also add that shipping was incredibly quick this arrived within 3 days. Anyway here are my thoughts.

First things first if you've got sensitive skin you may want to give this kit a miss, despite the name I found every single product to be extremely harsh on my skin, to the point of causing rashes and really bad breakouts. My skin is never usually sensitive and I rarely have breakouts so this came as a bit of a surprise.

Honey and Oat deep pore cleanser 

I was surprised to find that this had a gel like consistency (something I tend to steer clear off) never one to judge I tried this with an open mind but sadly my original fears were confirmed. This stripped my skin, dry tight skin was my end result. I did actually find that this broke my skin out (under the skin clusters of spots) I think this happened purely because of how dehydrated this made my skin. I wouldn't recommend this to anyone even those with extremely oily skin. I didn't find this particular good at removing make up, dirt or grime. Oh, but it smelt lovely!

Cranberry antioxidant anti-ageing toner 

As a recent toner convert, this toner simply reminded me why I used to hate them! Again this stripped like nothing else. My skin just felt so dry, tight and sore after using this. This doesn't contain alcohol or any nasty ingredients so I'm unsure as to how this stripped my skin so much. Again dehydrated parched skin is what I was left with. This did how ever do a great job of removing the makeup and grime that the above cleanser hadn't removed

Tropical fruit enzyme scrub 

So, perhaps the only product that didn't strip my skin. This smells fruity (as the name would suggest) and really refreshed my skin. Sadly my bad reaction/ breakout to the two products above did make using this difficult. Unlike the other two products though I've hung onto this one as I think it'll work really well with my skin once the spots have gone down. My skin did look that little bit brighter and felt smoother (well not the spots) 

Citrus cream moisturiser with hyaluronic acid

For those who have tried the LUSH Gorgeous moisturiser this smells exactly the same (Lush's offering has a nicer texture.) Again this didn't aggravate my skin, or make it unhappy. In total honesty this didn't really do anything no added moisturise to my skin this also lacks in SPF so wouldn't be suitable for day time use. 

Charcoal detoxifying face mask 

Cat pee. No seriously this stuff smelt so bad I literally had to wash it off as soon as I applied it. Emerging into my living room my dad literally winced at the smell- yes it's really that strong! I'm not sure if I've received a dudd, or if someones literally just bottled up cat pee. Okay cat pee smell aside this mask well....oh dear it was just poo. Watery, slimy texture the kind of clay mask that doesn't turn stiff or try hard.

So there we have it, I can truly say I was left feeling very underwhelmed, spotty, sore and dehydrated after trying the products from this range. If your in the UK, and wonder about Michael Todd products I seriously wouldn't as your not missing out on much. I wouldn't discourage anyone from trying new products, just because something didn't work for me doesn't mean it won't work for you, but I'd genuinely give the cat pee I mean detox mask a miss...

Have you tried any Michael Todd products,what were your thoughts?  

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6 comments

Charlotte MacDonald-Gaunt said...

What a great kit but such a shame that it didn't work for you. I'm very curious about the Michael Todd range so I think I'll see if I can find a similar kit maybe for dry skin just to see what it's like... :o) Xx

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Rinica Warner said...

Thanks for comment, it truly didn't work for me, I even asked my mum to have a go and she experienced the same reactions as me…the products were so bad I can't help but wonder if I'd received something else I did order from the MT official website though hmm. You'll have to report back :D xx

R Day said...

I have only tried one mask from MT (the pumpkin one) and I deff wasn't impressed. It wasn't supposed to be a harsh mask at all, but really made my skin feel like it was stinging. It just wasn't comfortable at all. I agree with you. It deff left me underwhelmed and my skin sore....

xo, Rebecca

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Rebecca B. Bird said...

Well sounds like that was a fail! I haven't tried this line but there has been a lot of hype around it lately...

Rinica Warner said...

Hi Rebecca thanks for comment, and stopping by :D. Oh no I'm so glad it's not just me! I really struggled to say anything positive about any of these products as they just stripped my skin so much, and it's never usually sensitive to anything but I broke out so bad with these products! I don't think ill try anything else from the range haha don't think my face could take a round two xx

Rinica Warner said...

Thanks for comment, literally I've never seen a bad word uttered about MT products but I struggled to say anything positive they aggravated my skin so much and stripped it like nothing else! Even for oily or acne prone skin I'd steer way clear of anything from MT....and the at pee mask was just shocking!! X

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