REVIEW Yours Truly Organics Skincare
Yours Truly Organics is an organic skin care line targeted to oily and blemish prone skin. The products, suitable for men and women, are formulated with innovative active ingredients sourced from around the world to reduce inflammation.
The founder of this up and coming award-winning brand, is Kelita Bignall, who suffered with acne in her early twenties resulting in severe acne scarring. Prescription strength products worked until she stopped using them and the cycle began again.
In what appears to be a recurring theme with people suffering from skin problems who actively seek gentler alternatives to harsh chemicals, Kelita learned the principals behind skin care science and the benefits of organic ingredients and went on to develop her own organic skin care range.
There are 4 key products designed to be used separately, or as a whole skin care regimen:
- Face Base Face Balm
- Balancing Organic Toner
- Take it away! Gel Cleanser
- Fix me! Repairing Serum
FACE BASE FACE BALM
This face balm is highly moisturising and acts as a great base for makeup application. Formulated with Pea Extract to improve elasticity and regulate your skin’s sebum production and Daisy Flower extract that will brighten your skin’s complexion this face balm will help you look and feel your best. Great for mattifying your skin prior to makeup application.
Winner of the Janey Lee Grace 2014 Platinum Award for best Face Balm.
Reading about it, I had a feeling I would like this. I’m prone to oily skin and I liked the idea of a light moisturiser that dries to a matt finish.
The product is housed in a pump-action glass bottle. It glides on like a balm, although it does feel slightly creamy. Sure enough, you have enough time to smooth it over your face before it absorbs, and you can apply foundation on top without fear of any shine breaking through.
TAKE IT AWAY! GEL CLEANSER
When you suffer with oily skin, it’s important to use a cleanser that will clean the skin but not strip it of its natural oils. Using gentle surfactants such as Cocamidopropyl Betaine, our cleanser will clear impurities without leaving that ‘squeaky clean’ feeling.
Enriched with Vitamin C and Sandalwood Oil, with a zingy citrus scent, this pump-action cleansing gel is gently foaming and leaves skin soft without any tightness. For me, this is very much a morning cleanser. The ‘wake up’ fragrance and the fact that it’s gentle on the skin is just what I need in the morning.
Using a toner is an essential step in any skincare regimen, especially those with oily/acne prone skin as it allows for additional clearing of your pores and balances the pH of your skin. Witch Hazel and Aloe Vera soothe and repair the skin’s surface. Perfect for use on the face and neck.
Finalist in the Best Organic Facial Toner category of the 2015 Beauty Shortlist awards.
This is a spray toner that you can either spritz directly onto your face or onto a cotton wool pad. The fragrance is divine, like a zingy, fruity cocktail, although I can definitely detect a faint whisper of Witch Hazel.
I use this in the evening after taking my make up off with a cream cleanser. I feel it works better at night to prep skin for my night time skin care routine.
I’m always wary of toners on my sensitive skin, but, much like the cleanser, skin is soft and soothed, not sore or tight afterwards.
FIX ME! REPAIRING SERUM
When you suffer from oily and blemish prone skin it’s important to use a product that will regulate the production of sebum in the skin and repair damaged areas of the skin. Our Fix Me! Repairing Serum contains three key actives which will perform both of these:
Gatuline® Skin-Repair BIO aids cell regeneration and targets preferentially damaged areas. Avena Sativa: reduces inflammation.
REGU®-SEB: helps to control and reduce sebum production, especially in the T-zone area of the face.
I haven’t reviewed this (just yet), because I’m already trialling another serum and I felt I couldn’t cross them over.
However, there is this promising review of the serum on the official site:
My skin is less inflamed, it feels calmer and less irritated. I have a less oily ‘T’ zone and I’ve found that this serum is fabulous used as a spot treatment on individual spots. <– This is interesting!
Face Base Face Balm 100ml £25.00
Balancing Organic Toner 100ml £19.00
Take it away! Gel Cleanser 100ml £22.00
Fix me! Repairing Serum 30ml £28.00