Aspect is a cosmeceutical brand which I have heard a lot about however never got to try until I was kindly sent some products.
I tested out the Problem Skin Kit which consists of the Purastat 5 Cleanser (30ml), Jungle Brew (30ml), and Exfol L 15 (30ml). The kit retails for $199 AUD and is meant to help reduce the appearence of skin imperfections as well as improve the balance between hydration and oil levels.
What I really like about these Aspect products is that they are free from SLS (sodium lauryl sulphate), parabens, mineral oils, propylene glycol and most importantly are not tested on animals.
So, lets get in to the review of the individual products!
The Purastat 5 Cleanser is a lightly exfoliating foaming cleanser which is meant to be suitable for all skin types, especially those with oily skin. The cleanser claims to leave the skin clean and slightly exfoliated. It also claims to help remove blemishes and increase hydration levels.
In my opinion, it is quite gentle cleanser which is slightly foaming. As I have dry skin myself I can vouch that this cleanser is suitable for my dry skin girls. However, I can’t say that it helped increase my hydration levels. Since the cleanser is formulated more for oily skin it probably just isn’t as hydrating for those with dry skin. In saying this, it still leaves my skin feeling cleansed and I love using this in the morning.
- Sugar and Coconut Extract – Natural foaming agent.
- Natural Fruit Acids – Bilberry, sugar cane, sugar maple, orange and lemon. All help to exfoliate, unplugg congested pores and control blemishes.
- Lactic Milk Extract – A natural milk derivative helps penetrate and attract moisture into skins deeper layers.
- Wasabi Root and Canadian Willowherb – Calms and protects skin from pollution and extreme temperatures.
Aspect’s Jungle Brew is a serum for oily, combination or problematic skin. It aims to achieve a healthy skin cycle without disrupting the skin’s balance and also claims to assist in the management of oil. The serum is formulated to aid in detoxifying, mattifying and soothing the skin.
The first thing I noticed about the serum is that it has a very, and I mean VERY, strong smell. It’s not a particularly medicinal scent but more of a herbal one. It took me about a month to adjust to the scent, but it could just be a personal preference. I know some bloggers who absolutely love the scent and others that don’t, so if you dislike strong herbal scents this may not be a product for you.
I use the Jungle Brew every night as the second step after my cleanser. I take about 1-2 pumps on my hand and distribute it evenly all over my skin. It has helped clear my skin and smooth out my skin texture. I find that this works best when I pair it with the Aspect Purastat 5 Cleanser.
- Acai, Andiroba and Copaiba Balsam – Plants from the amazon that help banish breakouts, unclog pores, regulate excessive oiliness, improve hydration and smoothness.
- Stay-C 50 – A high tech Vitamin C that is proven to banish imperfections that accompany oily skin.
- Canadian Willow Herb – Calming and soothing.
Exfol L 15
The Aspect Exfol L 15 is a night serum which provides the effects of a clinical strength AHA formula, minus the redness and irritation. It is formulated with naturally derived AHAs, making it suitable for those with sensitive skin. It claims to aid skin with all forms of hyperpigmentation, melasma and photodamage.
When I first used the serum, it stung my face a little and felt quite strong on my skin. Unfortunately, due to the frequency of use it caused me to break out because I was using it every day. I was recommended to cut down to 1-2 times per week, which seems to work better for my sensitive skin. I can’t say that I have seen a huge difference in the texture of my skin and my hyperpigmentation, however I have seen some small improvements. It’s also very important to remember to use a good SPF whenever using the serum at night as the ingredients can increase the skin’s sensitivity to the sun.
- L-Lactic Acid
- Multi-fruit Acid Extracts – All help to exfoliate, unplugg congested pores and control blemishes.
- Canadian Willow Herb – Calming and soothing.
Overall, I do believe the Aspect Problem Skin Kit has improved my skin but I think it would be even more effective for those with oily skin. Unfortunately I am one of those people who have both acne-prone dry skin, as opposed to the majority who have acne-prone oily skin. I wish that the Problem Skin Kit was more hydrating, but I can understand that this kit is geared towards those with oilier skin. Hopefully one day Aspect release a dry-skin version of the Problem Skin Kit because I’ll be the first in line to purchase it!
Until next time,
Disclaimer: I received these products for editorial consideration, however all opinions stated are 100% my own.