This post is a review of the new (to Canada) line of skincare I’ve been trying out lately, which consists of the NSPA Melting Cleansing Gel*, Skin Renewal Gel* and Oil-Free Moisture Gel*. Or as I like to call it, ALL OF THE GELS. I have combination skin that tends to lean towards the acne-prone side of that unfortunate coin, so I was definitely drawn to gel formulas that might work better for it, and I really love these products.
The NSPA Melting Cleansing Gel has a great fruity scent to it, I mean it’s no mango body butter, but I really like the scent and don’t find it overpowering, which is unusual for a face wash. It comes out of the tube like a gel, but as you massage it into (dry) skin it turns into a cleansing oil. After you add some warm water to your hands and massage that in as well, it then turns into a milk. The NSPA Melting Cleansing Gel is basically the butterfly version of face washes. I really like how it works, and I find it actually can break down most of my makeup as well, although I’d still add a cotton pad of micellar water to each eye afterwards to make sure nothing was missed. Even though it turns into an oil, I haven’t had any breakouts or issues with my skin, in fact my skin actually has been looking even better lately. A huge hit and I am definitely impressed for the price point (below $16 at Walmart).
I follow up the NSPA Melting Cleansing Gel with the NSPA Skin Renewal Gel once or twice a week. The two products are actually fairly similar in the way that they work, I massage this gel into my skin (avoiding eyes!) for 1-2 minutes, leave it for a moment, and then massage again as it turns into an oil. Using warm water I rinse it off. There are no physical beads to exfoliate, and instead this uses fruit acids to break down dead skin cells. At first I thought it was a bit too gentle, but I do notice results and after a bit of over-exfoliation last week, I’m happy with the strength of this product!
The final step in my NSPA skincare routine (I know it says Number 4 on it, sadly I don’t have any Number 3 products to try out) is a moisturizer, and I went with the NSPA Oil-Free Moisture Gel. It comes in a pump format that actually pumps out an appropriate amount of product, I generally need two pumps for my whole face. It absorbs into the skin very well and doesn’t leave any kind of residue behind, making it perfect for use in the morning before you apply makeup. I think this would also be a great summer pick, although my bottle definitely won’t last until then! It’s not intensely hydrating, but it works great for me and I really appreciate how non-greasy it is.
Overall, I have really loved all of the NSPA products I’ve tried and I’m really glad I gave this UK brand a chance, and also that they are now available in Canadian Walmarts. I feel like they offer products that are unique and luxurious for the price (under $16). I have quite a few more products from them on my wishlist!
How do these NSPA skincare products sound to you?