Another AlumierMD product that I’ve been using for around 4-5 months! Alex, my skincare expert recommended this from when I first met her, but I only got round to adding it to my collection just after christmas. The bottle is sleek & white like the rest of their packaging & the pump actually twists to lock so you can bring it travelling with you without worrying about it leaking!
This solution is to be used as a toner – so after you’ve cleansed your face, morning & evening. I have seen people use 1-2 pumps straight onto their hands & pat it into their skin – I haven’t tried it this way yet. It basically looks like water, so I’d probably get myself into a right mess! It does have a scent, however it’s more of a ‘medical’ scent if that makes sense? It verges on an acidic smell to me, but that might just be me – it’s not unpleasant, in fact I quite like it!
As I said, it’s a watery solution, so all you do is pump it 1-2 times onto a cotton pad and wipe it over your face morning & evening. It’s an exfoliant, which means it will get rid of all the dead skin cells too – it’s not a physical exfoliant with beads in it, it’s a chemical one. It contains 3% lactic acid which eats away at your dead skin cells, 0.25% salicylic acid which clears your pores out & lime pearl extract which will give you a smooth look. It is also high in vitamin C too – all amazing ingredients. I’ll put the list & descriptions here from the Alumier website for a little more info:
Lactic Acid: Naturally found in milk and part of the alpha hydroxy acid family, lactic acid is biosynthesized for cosmetic formulations. It exfoliates dead skin cells and enhances skin renewal to firm and strengthen skin, which improves the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
*Lime Pearl™: Caviar lime extract, naturally rich in AHA, that gently improves skin exfoliation for a smoother, brighter and more even toned complexion.
*Superox-C™: Extracted from the Kakadu plum known as the world’s richest source of vitamin C. Superox-C acts as a strong antioxidant that firms and increases skin luminosity, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Salicylic Acid: Known as a beta hydroxy acid, Salicylic acid is an exfoliant with soothing properties. It is oil-soluble, allowing it to penetrate into pores to effectively provide exfoliation inside and around the follicle, targeting congestion.
Arnica: A flower extract with soothing properties.
Saccharomyces Ferment Filtrate: Previously referred to as soy amino acids, this biofermentation ingredient enhances cell renewal, resulting in brighter and smoother skin.
I use this twice a day, every single day & it really has made a difference to my skin. I feel like it does keep my pores clear & free of debris & dead cell build up – I get far less blackheads now for sure. I love applying this in the morning before I do the rest of my routine because it really does give my skin a glow. It makes it look tight and smooth – not tight as in dry – tight as in my pores look smaller and my skin looks flawless. I feel like it’s helped my makeup apply a lot smoother & makes me feel a lot more confident on days when I just use this & some sunscreen.
This suits any skin type at all. I 100% recommend adding this to your routine. I think it sets itself apart from other toners as it actually does something for your skin – it’s not just a water that you wipe over your face for the sake of it. It’s got ingredients that get to work before you even start applying the rest of your routine!
This bottle cost £39.50 for 180ml, it’s currently lasted me the 4-5 months & I think I’ve still got just under a quarter of the bottle left! So really good value for money.
If you want more info, a consultation or to purchase, DM @salt__beauty – they give great advice & deliver straight to your doorstep anywhere in the UK! They are local to me if you do live within Pembrokeshire.