A frank, funny and fantastic insight into Pevonia's NEW Micro-Pores collection. P.S - The results are INCREDIBLE!
Firstly, let me start by introducing myself, my name is Carly and I work as the Social Media & Digital Marketing assistant at Pevonia UK.
I have worked here at Pevonia UK for 4 years now, and I have tried a lot of Pevonia products, but nothing has helped my skin as much as the new Micro-Pores collection.
I will give you a little spiel about my skincare background… I have had acne since I can remember, and I think it reared its ugly head when I was around 11, then came the oily skin, blackheads and bam, I had the whole collection. I have been on Roaccutane twice and while each time I used it, it worked, however the spots came back with a vengeance soon after stopping. Having adult acne is so frustrating, especially when you have endured with it for as long as I have. Your skin never looks like the women in the magazines, and you are forever trying to cover the red cystic boils up. I don’t know about you, but I always feel like people are staring at my skin. So now at 28 years old, I have been suffering with acne for 17 years.
My skincare routine before starting Pevonia was removing my make-up with Cleansing Wipes, which I have since found out are like the worst thing ever to use on your face, especially if you suffer with acne! Pevonia opened up a whole new skincare world for me, and I was willing to give any products a go if they helped with my skin. I have tried A LOT of Pevonia products, I started off with the sensitive line, then moved on to the Acne range, and so on. Whilst the products helped my skin, I still wasn’t 100% happy with it.
In February my manager advised me of a new product line coming out called Micro-Pores, advising me it would be perfect for my oily/acne skin type, and why didn’t I give it a go? I’m getting married in August this year, and whilst I have accepted I’m probably going to always have acne, I want my skin to look its absolute best on the day, so I had pretty much nothing to lose.
On the 14th February we took my before photos, as you can see my skin looks very sore, I had quite a few red cystic spots and the surface was very bumpy. My problematic area has always been from my nose downwards, and some of my spots can be really blooming painful. As much as I hated these photos, it was a starting point and hopefully my skin wouldn’t look like this in 6 weeks’ time.
That night I stocked my bathroom cabinet with the following Pevonia products:
• Power Repair Hydrating Cleanser - Morning and evening, apply a small quantity all over face and neck. Work with wet fingertips, remove with a washcloth or sponge wet with warm water, towel dry.
• Power Repair Hydrating Toner - Morning and evening, after thoroughly cleansing with the Hydrating Cleanser, wipe face and neck with a cotton pad moist with Hydrating Lotion.
• Intensifier – Micro-Pores Bio Active Serum - Apply one to two pumps on clean skin all over face and neck. Massage gently. Recommended for de-hydrated skin with dilated pores and uneven texture. Apply in the evening. Best results when used before the Micro-Pores™ Refine Cream.
• Micro-Pores Bio Active Mask – After cleansing the skin with Hydrating Cleanser, followed by Hydrating Toner, apply a thin layer of this mask on face and neck. Leave on for 15 minutes. Rinse with cool water. Follow with Hydrating Toner. Use once or twice a week as needed. For boosted results, it can also be used as an overnight mask treatment once a week.
• Micro-Pores Refine Cream - To be applied morning and/or evening all over face and neck, after thoroughly cleansing the skin with the Hydrating Cleanser, followed by the Hydrating Toner. Massage until absorbed. Recommended for dehydrated skin with dilated pores and uneven texture
I was excited and truly hoping that these new skincare products would be the ones to help my skin.
The next morning my new skincare regime started, I cleansed and toned my face, followed by the serum and cream. I have to say all of the products smelt incredible, I especially liked the scent of the serum, it really woke me up and I found it refreshing on my skin. Once home from work, I followed exactly the same routine, and religiously did this until the weekend.
I then decided to go out all out as I had more time on my hands. I got in the bath and decided to try the mask, it was a lovely texture, and again, smelt lovely. I used a pea-size amount and massaged onto my face and neck until it had absorbed. I then went back to my magazine, had a couple of sips of wine and let the mask work its magic. 15-minutes later it was time to take it off, I just removed it with warm water and my skin felt incredible afterwards. It honestly felt as smooth as a baby’s bottom and believe you me that is something I have NEVER been able to say about my skin. 30-minutes later after I finally decided to get out of the tub, I checked my skin in the mirror (worried it would be red and blotchy) but to my surprise it looked really healthy and almost, GLOWING.
I followed this skincare regime every day for 6-weeks incorporating the mask in twice a week, and by week 6 I could really start to see some results. My skin was less oily, the cystic spots had cleared up, the redness in my skin had gone, and the texture was really smooth and glossy. Have I finally found some skincare products that worked? Don’t get me wrong, there was still a long way to go but in 6 short weeks these products had done more for me then any others I have used in the past.
AFTER 6 WEEKS
When week 6 arrived we decided to take some “After Photos” to see if we could spot the differences between my skin. Can I just confirm from the pictures that the Mirco-Pores collection does not dye your hair brown and make you drop 10 pounds in weight (I did that of my own accord) but the results in my skin, were amazing! The texture was completely different, and the angry, red cystic spots were gone. As the results were so incredible in such a short space of time, I decided to continue using the products to see what my skin would like in another 6 weeks’ time.
13 weeks later…
AFTER 13 WEEKS
The results just keep getting better, we have had some glorious weather in the UK recently, so I have been sitting in my garden a lot and picked up a little colour, but I can confirm that I am no longer wearing make-up to work, and I mean no foundation, blusher, bronzer, anything! Just my skin! It’s an amazing feeling and one I have NEVER felt before!
Never did I think I would leave the house without my trusty foundation. My skin itself, doesn’t actually feel or even look like my skin! My oiliness is still there, but I am no longer having to blot my face in the middle of the day, the texture feels smooth, my pores have shrunk, and the cystic spots very rarely make an appearance. I cannot rave about the Micro-Pores collection enough, so much so that a couple of the other girls in the office have decided to give it a whirl! My wedding is fast approaching, and I now feel a lot more confident in my skin and I cannot thank the Micro-Pores collection enough! I’m so glad I gave it a go!
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