HOW I CLEARED MY SKIN IN 2 WEEKS | GET GLOWING SKIN FOR THE NEW YEAR | Bravura

HOW I CLEARED MY SKIN IN 2 WEEKS | GET GLOWING SKIN FOR THE NEW YEAR | Bravura

Hello lovelies, 

As a lot of you will know, I have extremely problematic skin! I have struggled with acne, acne scarring and large pores since I was about 14 (I’m now 21). Last year my skin began to change, instead of my usual oily skin my cheeks and forehead became extremely dry and flakey yet my T-zone stayed oily, it was a real hassle trying to find something for my acne that wouldn’t dry my skin out even more!

2 weeks ago Bravura London sent me a few products to try out, I’m always looking for new skin care products as I have only ever found a handful of things that work for me but they don’t solve everything. As you can probably see from the photo above, these products have completely changed my skin in 2 weeks. I am so excited to tell you guys about these products and how they work, I know a lot of people suffer from a wide array of skin complaints and I can guarantee Bravura will have something for you.

Bravura London take skin care seriously. They are dedicated to improving your skin and education you, on their website you can take advantage of their free skin care advice which will help you understand which products are best for you. This brand is CRUELTY FREE which is amazing. They have a large selection of products from your basic cleansers to acid peels, which is what I’ll be speaking about in this post!

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The thing that bothered me most about my skin was texture, not just the acne bumps but the small pimples, raised blackheads and little white dots all over my face. I have ALWAYS used an exfoliator to get rid of my texture, I’d never even considered an acid peel! I’d basically given up hope after trying what I thought was every type of product for my skin… 

I was sent a Glycolic Acid, Lactic Acid & Revitalising Ginseng Toner, at first I was a little nervous incase the acid burned when I had it on but I read the instructions that come with the products and proceeded to do a patch test, it’s rare to have a reaction but it is possible so ALWAYS do the test! Needless to say I didn’t react so I started using the products. I cleansed my face with my usual cleanser but didn’t use a flannel, as instructed, used the ginseng toner and waited around 30 minutes before brushing on the acid. I did have a brush sent to me, its like a small fan brush that helps distribute product evenly over the skin. 

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You should only leave the acid on for 5 minutes to begin with but you can work up to longer once your skin is used to it. Honestly is doesn’t hurt me or burn, it tingles a little and you’re definitely aware something is on your face but the discomfort is minimal, I wouldn’t even call it discomfort. After it has been on for long enough you just rinse off with warm water, simple as that. 

So how does it work? Peels are much better for your skin than exfoliators, while exfoliators scrub at the skin peels loosen the bond holding onto the dead skin, allowing the dead layers of skin to fall away, leaving you with healthy, glowing skin. You can incorporate Bravura’s acids into your normal skin care routing, you don’t have to use only their products. Glycolic acid works on the surface of the skin to help improve the skin tone while lactic acid works within the skin to leave it plump and hydrated. You’re swapping out your exfoliator for the peel so you shouldn’t use one, nor any sonic brushes! You should always include an SPF in your skin care routine to help protect your glowing new skin! Both of the acids and the toner are cruelty free and vegan which I know is a big thing for a lot of people. 

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Along with the acids you get user instructions which explain everything in depth. The ginseng toner is used to prep the skin for the peel, its really refreshing and it smells so good! Bravura really do put in a lot of time and effort to make sure they pack all the information you’ll need in. 

My before and after photo’s are proof of just how well these products have worked for me.

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My skin has never been softer. There are no more little bumps over my nose and cheeks, my pores have reduced in size and my acne is really minimal right now. I do have a lot of acne scarring which I know will take a long time to fade but I’m really hopeful while using these products. My make up sits on my skin so nicely, there is no texture peeping through making my foundation look cakey which is just so new to me! My skin is glowing, it’s so radiant compared to how it was a few weeks ago when my complexion looked really dull.

I’m honestly lost for words. I’m beyond impressed with these products and I’ve definitely ditched my exfoliator and replaced it with the acids for good, I’m a complete convert! You can check the Bravura London website out here: https://www.bravuralondon.com and as always don’t forget to check their social media out @bravuralondon.

Get your skin soft & glowing for the new year with me! 

Thank you guys so much for reading, I hope this post has helped you in some way! Please don’t forget to subscribe to my blog before you leave so you can see more exciting posts!

Abbie x

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13 Comments

  1. December 28, 2016 / 8:52 pm

    This is amazing! I have problems with my skin as well, and this year it’s been leaving me with scarring and marks, which I hate. The improvements are amazing, thanks for this post x

    • December 28, 2016 / 9:13 pm

      I understand how you feel! Even though I don’t have any ‘active’ acne I still have purple and pink scarring that look like spots, they are beginning to fade though! Hope you found this helpful x

      • January 1, 2017 / 1:15 pm

        That’s good they’re beginning to fade, I got a lot of skin products for Christmas so I’m hoping they will work miracles x

  2. Tiffany Lynette Anderson
    December 30, 2016 / 7:52 pm

    Yay!!!! I’m so happy for you. I’ve just started using the products and I love them.

  3. January 1, 2017 / 5:55 pm

    wow! These products look amazing! My skin has always been my biggest issue and I have to be so careful, but these look like they’ve really helped you!

    • January 1, 2017 / 6:11 pm

      I have to be careful too, lots of things can irritate my dry areas or break outs but these are super effective and gentle at the same time! X

      • January 1, 2017 / 6:14 pm

        thank you, I’ll have to give them a go! x

  4. Fran
    February 24, 2017 / 1:25 pm

    Hi! Did you use anything on the days you are not applying the acids? Thank you x

    • abigail
      February 25, 2017 / 12:30 am

      Hey! While reviewing the products I only used them along with a cleanser and moisture to give them a fair test however with bravura products you’re able to add them into any skincare routine! On the days I don’t apply the acids I usually use just a cleanser and serum and moisturiser like normal! If my skin is in real need of treatment I grab my Swiss Clinic kit (I have a review on that here: https://abbienicolex.com/2016/12/01/micro-needles-a-product-that-is-anti-ageing-reduces-blackheads-pores-hydrates-and-heals-your-skin-swiss-clinic/) as I feel that it does more for blackheads! The combination of the two is a dream however the bravura products on their own as you can see are wonderful. Hope that helps a bit! Xxx

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