I think it’s fair to say these products received a very intensive test. I’ve been using them for a few weeks so I’ve got a pretty good hold on these products now.
Nourish are a UK based brand that product organic products free from sulphates, parabens and other nasties and they aren’t tested on animals.
This starter set is for combination skin and contains four products: 50ml balance detoxifying cleanser, 50ml balance refining toning mist, 15ml balance nutritious peptide serum and 15ml balance essential moisturiser.
They also do products for dry, sensitive and normal skin.
The starter set costs £25 and full size products are around about £11, which I don’t think is bad at all. Sure you can find cheaper on the high street but these are high quality products which don’t have a lot of rubbish in them, so for me it’s worth it.
Balance detoxifying cleanser:
The bottle recommends you apply this with a cotton pad but I prefer to use my hands as the pad soaks up so much cleanser.
It’s very gentle and left my skin looking clear, clean and matte. It’s so gentle I have no issues with rubbing it on my eyelids to remove eye makeup.
In the morning I like to use this and then LUSH’s Dark Angels to exfoliate and my skin looks nice and clear. In the evening I just use this because I’m too lazy for all that LUSH-Y mess twice in one day.
I will definitely by a full-size version of this when it runs out.
Balance refining toning mist
Toners help to even out your skin tone and tighten your pores. My skin tone is fairly even apart from my cheeks which are noticeably red.
I’ve never used a toner that has made much of a difference to my skin and this was no different. If you’re someone who sees the benefits from a toner, it might be worth a try but I didn’t notice a change.
Balance nutritious peptide serum
Having never used a serum before, I didn’t know what to expect from this. It’s quite runny and a little bit goes a long way, so you only need one pump to cover your face.
It takes a couple of minutes to dry but when it does your skin feels soft and looks shine-free.
I felt like this balanced my skin out and help to moisturise it and I will buy a full-size bottle when this runs out.
Balance essential moisturiser
This is one of the best moisturisers I’ve ever smelt; it smells like the juciest apple you could imagine. It’s almost like a balm in texture and you don’t need much to cover your face.
Unfortunately I didn’t get on with this moisturiser. When it was drying it felt uncomfortable, like something sticky had dried on my face. Applying makeup over it was uncomfortable and felt like my skin was really tight.
On top of that I kept getting mini-breakouts when I used it. My skin quite often takes issue with moisturisers so this isn’t shocking for me or a case of ‘OMG DON’T USE IT!’.
It wasn’t a major breakout or anywhere near as bad as breakouts I’ve had when using other moisturisers, so if your skin doesn’t normally take issue with moisturisers you should be okay.
Conclusion Apart from the moisturiser I liked this handy little kit. It kept my skin shine free throughout the day and kept it looking clear.
I’m impressed with how long these mini bottles last. I’ve used some mini versions that lasted just a week but I’ve been using the cleanser most days and I’ve been using it about a month know and there’s at least 2/3rds left.
I really liked the cleanser and the serum and will probably buy full sizes versions of both when the minis run out.
*I was sent this by Liv in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the product.