Anyone who knows a thing or two about beauty will tell you that make up aside, the thing that will genuinely make you look #flawless is a good base. If your skin is flawless then it follows that your make up will be. So take your time researching the products that will work best for your skin type before investing. Good quality products and the right products will make the world of difference.
If you are unsure about what your skin type is or what ingredients will be most effective for you, I would highly recommend reading Sali Hughes book Pretty Honest. Sali gives a detailed overview of varying skin types so you can find out which one you truly identity with before you embark on your shopping spree.
Having read Sali’s book and through much product trial and error over the years, I know that the key to me looking – and most importantly feeling – good is spending that additional time on my skincare regime and whilst I do have my beauty favourites, I do need to mix my skincare up depending on the season. My skin type generally is fairly “normal” and problem free but I can be prone to hormonal breakout with spots around my chin and mid eyebrow area.
So as a bit of a skincare addict you can imagine how delighted I was to be approached by CCD PR to review this trio of luxury skincare products by Janjira. For me there really is no better pick me up than having a good old fashioned pamper, particularly when you can do it twice a day in the form of your morning and evening beauty routine.
If you haven’t heard of Janjira before (as admittedly I hadn’t) then let me start with a little bit of background. Janjira was developed in Thailand, having found inspiration from the ancient spa rituals of royalty. Their philosophy is founded upon combining expert skincare technology with natural ingredients to deliver proven skincare benefits and a spa experience in the comfort of your own home.
All of their products are environmentally friendly, free from parabens, sulphates and artificial colours. None of their products are tested on animals and admirably they are proud supporters of a number of Elephant charities and sanctuaries throughout Thailand.
So basic introductions aside, where did Janjira fit into my routine and how did it match up?
Whilst Janjira do a number of different ranges, the products I personally reviewed were all from the Marine Radiant White range. This particular range is designed to brighten and illuminate the skin with its anti ageing formula containing Algowhite extract and Vitamins C and B3.
I tend to use a cream foaming cleanser in both the morning and evening so the Marine Radiant White Brightening Cleanser slotted perfectly into my daily routine. In a morning I used it with a muslin cloth and in the evening with a facial brush (Magnitone do the best ones if you’re looking for recommendations!).
In terms of application, it is a glossy white colour which has an iridescent shimmer to it. It formed a really thick lather when applied and really did leave me with that squeaky clean feeling. Admittedly I tend to triple cleanse on an evening to ensure that any remnants of make up are completely removed, but I found that the Janjira cleanser was really effective after just one application.
After cleansing I then applied the Marine Radiant White Brightening Toner to a cotton pad and smoothed over my skin. The toner has a push pump on top for dispensing the product which I loved for ease of application and zero spillages. Oh how simple life would be if all toners were packaged in this way!
As I have said in previous posts, for me toners are a bit of a luxury product and don’t necessarily do a lot so my only wish is that they smell divine and feel amazing. I am pleased to say that out of the three Janjira products I trialled the toner was without doubt my favourite. It smelled amazing and really did deliver that spa feeling during use.
In a morning after cleansing and toning I then applied the Illuminating Day Cream which comes in a sleek pump dispenser. My usuall go to day cream comes in a tub so this was definitely a much more hygienic way of packaging the product. Top marks to Janjira for that! It was white in colour and had a thick rich consistency which was easily absorbed. I am not convinced that it left my skin as illuminated and glowing as I may have expected, but it certainly didn’t do me any harm.
Overall the products come in much cheaper than my usual Clarins regime, so I would be interested to see how effective they were when used alongside the Marine Radiant White Serum and Night Cream. I am not sure that they would replace my current skincare regime but priced at £22 for the Cleanser, £20 for the Toner and £24 for the Day Cream they are fairly reasonable and certainly worth considering.
If you are intrigued by Janjira and are thinking of trialling any of the products featured in this post then they can be found here:
Alternatively you may want to have a browse of their other ranges and see which you think would suit your skin type best.
Has anyone else tried Janjira?
I’d love to hear from you.
Jessica KG ♡
*This product was gifted to me by CCD PR but all views are my own