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It was exam season and I was stressed. My skin is acne prone and is far from perfect at the best of times but during times of stress it gets angry, really angry. On top of this I had just started using a new moisturiser which caused an allergic reaction and raged havoc on my skin. It was a terrifying sight to behold - I was feeling desperate and down about my skin - my pride and my actual skin was raw and hurt!
Even though it was moisturiser that had caused my skin woes my skin was dry and raw and I still needed a moisturiser to soothe, calm and ease the dryness. I decided to go to Holland and Barrett to find a natural solution as in my mind surely a natural product couldn't damage my skin. I had seen Dr Organic products in there before but I had never been inclined to try them out as I knew nothing about the brand. However, I was desperate for something mild and soothing.
There are many different lines in the Dr Organic range all centred around different extracts/remedies such as aloe vera, rose otto, coconut, dead sea minerals, argan oil, olive oil, tea tree, etc. I decided to go for a moisturiser in the Manuka honey line as I had heard that manuka honey was great at healing and soothing skin problems.
I chose this product in particular due to the fact that the packaging stated it was hypoallergenic and it is safe to use on dry skin, sun exposed skin, sensitive skin, irritated skin and allergic skin. The product itself comes in a heavy glass jar with a plastic top. The cream itself is thick, rich and rather luxurious with a delicate honey scent.
As soon as I applied this product to my skin and I was pleasantly surprised how calming and cooling it felt on my inflamed skin. As I kept using the moisturiser my skin finally returned to its former state which I was very thankful for! It really does live up to the claims stated on the packaging and it is incredibly calming. This was a relief as I was really nervous about putting something new on my skin after the allergic reaction.
The one thing with this cream is that you have to be careful with how much you apply as it can be a little greasy. In the same vein you have to work it into the skin when applying and let it sink in a little before carrying on with the rest of your routine and applying make up. I have also noticed that as the day goes on this moisturiser can exacerbate the oiliness on my t zone meaning that I have to powder in the morning.
This cream did help rescue me as it helped restore my skin to its normal state and get it out of trouble. You can purchase it from Holland and Barretts for £8.69 (at time of writing) which is a little pricy for a drugstore product but I think it is ultimately worth it. However, even though it says that it's a daily moisturiser I have found that it is just a bit too rich for everyday use. I tend to use it when my skin needs an extra little help and calming! Acne is a truly horrible thing and anything that can help ease the symptoms and restore confidence gets a good account from me!