I have suffered with dry skin for many years now. So, when I was approached by Dermatique to try their Recuperating Cream and Balancing Hair and Body Shampoo, I jumped at the chance.
I have combination skin, a greasy nose and forehead and a dry chin, cheeks, around my nose is also a problem area in the winter when colds are rife.
The Recuperating Cream itself is colourless and odourless, meaning those with a sensitive nose aren't irritated by it, it also means it contains no perfumes which can irritate the skin. For me though, I hate strong smelling moisturiser and anything that smells synthetic which this doesn't.
You don't need a lot of the moisturiser to get coverage over your face and it actually makes quite a good primer under makeup, my main t-zone does get a little shinier as the day goes on but not too unsightly and instead looks rather dewy.
It is also really good on hands and I have a few dry patches on my feet which are also helped with the moisturiser, it is easily absorbed and doesn't leave your skin feeling greasy.
The Balancing Shampoo is absolutely wonderful too, I have been a fan of Tigi for years but after learning about how these shampoos can strip the oils out of your hair making them produce more I have been trying to find more gentler options.
With this shampoo, I have found that my hair isn't as greasy in the morning, it is is also unbelievably soft, softer than I have felt in a long time and less frizzy after drying. The dry skin I normally suffer with on my forehead has also gone.
It also smells wonderful, not too overpowering. The only one thing I find difficult about the shampoo is that it has a very thick consistency so with wet hands it can slip off before you've rubbed it into your hands and hair.
The Recuperating Cream is £29 which is about on par with what I would normally pay anyway, only requiring a small amount means it will last a while.
The Balancing Shampoo is £19.50 for 250ml, with a 750ml bottle of my usual being available for £9.99 on the face of it it seems a little expensive. However if you are suffering with dandruff, eczema or psoriasis then there isn't really a price you can put on something that helps. It is also in line with similar products using natural products.
I will definitely be using this as my moisturiser from now on and will see how long the shampoo lasts and then hopefully replace this with some more from Dermatique since it is helping.
NB: I was sent these products to form a review, all words and opinions are my own.