Klurskin is a newer skincare company out of Los Angeles. It was founded by Lesley Thornton an esthetician that came up with the line after the many requests of her clients. The products are based around the philosophy that ‘Makeup always looks better over good skin” and the ingredients list reflects that, with using mainly natural and organic materials. There are not many reviews out there for this line yet, except for the ones on the Urban Outfitters website, and the majority of them are glowing.
Unfortunately for me, and maybe it is just my skin type and age, but the products I tried from the line didn’t provide me with improved skin to then slap my makeup on with. Well, not everything can be a winner, which is a bummer, because on papers this was supposed to be a really really great fit.
Lets start with the Hyaluronic + Vitamin C Serum.* From the company:
Klurskin Hyaluronic + Vitamin C Serum deeply hydrates skin, shrinks pores, clears up acne, prevents breakouts, and is rich in antioxidants to protect the skin against environmental irritations – it basically does it all! This lightweight-yet-rich serum moisturizes and softens as it gives you a bright + dewy glow – naturally.
SOOOO. I love both of those things: Vitamin C and Hyaluronic! (Hyaluronic= reduces inflammation, antioxidant sun defense and helps retain moisture… good stuff right?). I love using Vitamin C serums, and had just finished a bottle of Ole Henriksen Truth serum, (which was pretty good, but I enjoyed John Masters Vitamin C serum a lot more. ) ANYWAYS. I wanted to try something new and stumbled upon this guy. After reading the description, ingredient list and all those glowing reviews, I loosened my wallet, typed in my credit card information and waited 3-7 days for it to arrive.
After using it for a few weeks on and off, I just saw… nothing. Now in my experience Vitamin C generally has a brightening effect, an effect I didn’t experience with this….. So whatever, maybe it’s doing something in the long run by feeding my skin all those antioxidants which vitamin c and hyaluronic are known for (Ya know, all that anti aging shizz). But even with the no glow it didn’t do all the other wonderful stuff it said it would do too. No pores shrunk, no clearing up of spots, and I found it to be rather drying. It does have a nice light citrus scent and creates a sort of matte finish on the skin. but it made my face feel tight and not in that lifting sort of way.
Now for the Rose + White Tea Gentle Glycolic Cleanser.* From the company:
This gentle one-step facial gel cleanser and exfoliant contains a unique blend of green-tea, white-tea, and wild rose extracts to sooth, heal and protect skin. While scientifically proven active ingredients, glycolic & salicylic acid effectively deep clean pores, balance oil production, prevents new breakouts, even skin tone, and increases cellular turnover resulting in a cleaner, brighter, more youthful complexion. Free from sulfates, parabens, perfumes and 100% non-toxic.
Now this was a pretty nice cleanser. But just not for me. It has a lovely light rose scent and a little goes a long way with this stuff. It looks like you would power through this little bottle, but I found it lasted longer than expected. Unfortunately I did not find this to be gentle, at least not by using it daily like it said you could. Maybe the presence of both glycolic and salicylic acid were just to much for me to use daily. I do love both of those acids and find them very effect for my skin, but it was probably just to much. Over all this was an okay cleanser and if you have more oily skin this might be a good fit for you. Me, I am on the dry side and should have learned by now not to stray from creamier cleansers.
All and all this the product I tried were a bit of let down, and goes to show that I need to stick to my philosophy of only purchasing higher priced items if I’ve already sampled them. I am curious about other items in the line, like the Calendula serum, but will probably not investigate further unless I can find a sample somewhere. I have a feeling this line might work very nicely for younger, acne prone, teen to early twenties skin, hence having Urban Outfitters as a distributer. But as someone nearly 30, hydration, and anti aging are my main concerns. If you’ve tried anything from this line I’d love to know how it worked, or didn’t work for you!
If you are tempted to try, they are now being sold as a set, so you save a few $$. Here*
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