OK. Here is the deal. My skin has been very unhappy for a couple of months. Tired, stressed, acne prone, dry, red and sore. I’ve been very unhappy about it and extremely self-conscious. Clearly my current skincare routine is not helping the situation.
When I went to see my Beautician for an eyebrow wax she commented on the state of my skin. Having been a loyal client for over 10 years, she was trying to help me and gifted to me a full size Sothys Comfort Milk to help with the irritation. She also recommended a SOS Facial using Sothys products.
When I returned to the Salon for my facial, my Beautician assured me that she would do nothing radical to my skin – rather focusing on soothing and nourishing my skin. It was an hour and half of bliss – seriously. My face was soothed and massaged and felt amazing – all of the Sothys products were fragrance free and designed specifically for sensitive skin. My skin was double cleansed and two masks were applied as well as serum and cream – it was divine. After the facial, my Beautician recommended that I cease using my ‘fruit salad’ skin care regime for a while and try to get my skin back on track. So I purchased the Sothys Sensitive skincare range and promised to use it twice daily before my next scheduled facial in 5 weeks.
Sothys Micellar Cleansing Water
In the same family as Bioderma, this is a nice fragrance free refreshing micellar cleansing water. I’ll be honest – it takes a few attempts to remove all traces of waterproof mascara, but on the whole it does the job and gets your face ready for the rest of the skin care regime.
Sothys Comfort Cleansing Milk
A calming lotion cleanser that gently removes final traces of make up and the first layer of the dust, dirt and grime of 21st century living. Again, it has a very calming effect on the skin and doesn’t feel like it is stripping my skin bare.
Sothys Comfort Lotion
This is a very gentle toner for the skin – which leaves it feeling cool and calmed. I use it directly after the cleanser and pat it into my skin.
Sothys Soothing SOS Serum
This product is divine and my dry skin has been lapping it up and it feels very nourished after I use it. I let this sink in for a few minutes before applying the moisturiser.
Sothys Soothing Melting Fluid
My Beautician advised that I use the Melting Fluid as my moisturiser rather than the thicker cream option – given the state of my skin, and also given the heat and humidity of the Sydney Summer. This is just beautiful to put on my face after the Serum and it absorbs easily and leaves my skin feeling soothed and hydrated.
Sothys Nutri-Soothing Mask
I use this once a week as a special treat to my skin – and it’s just as lovely as it was when my Beautician used this during my facial. I use a clean foundation brush (that has never been used for Foundation) to paint this on and then I just relax.
Sothys Desquacrem forte – Deep cleanser with gypsophila extract and salicylic acid
I haven’t used this product yet as my Beautician suggested that I wait a few months before I introduce this into my routine. It is only supposed to be used once a week or so and shouldn’t be used when the skin is highly sensitised. The box says ” A unique deep cleansing concept. Spread a small amount on moist skin avoiding the eye contour area. Emulsify with circular movements. Leave on the skin to activate for 1-3 minutes then with wetted fingertips re-emulsify with lukewarm water, rinsing until product is thoroughly eliminated from the skin.”
Sothys Gommage Exfoliant – Biological Skin Peeling
I haven’t used this product yet because I am using the basic products for the first few weeks to get my skin back to it’s natural state and given this is a little more proactive in terms of product, my Beautician suggested that I wait a month or so before adding this into my regime. The box says “Grain-free exfoliating cream with softening jasmine extract. The complexion is clear and the skin is smooth and supple”
Sothys Sun Shield – Gel for face and body
I haven’t used this product either – I know that this probably horrifying to you all but SPF in general doesn’t agree with me, and so unless I am spending hours in the sun I don’t use it (SHOCK.HORROR). But I will definitely be using this product when I need to – but given I am heading back to work on Monday I don’t think there will be much need for it apart from the weekends.
So that is my review of the Sothys products and I have to say I am very thankful to have found a product range and regime that has helped to calm and hydrate my sensitive skin in the last few weeks and that I hope will continue to work.
Have you ever tried Sothys products? Have you ever purchased a line of products following an amazing facial and really enjoyed them?