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!
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.
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.
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, it’s 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 photos are proof of just how well these products have worked for me.
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.
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