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Deviant Skincare is a brand that I have looked at before. When I found them in the summer of 2020. They had sold out of everything I wanted to try. Then in the autumn, they were announced as one of the brands in Caroline Hirons autumn kits. And with a 20% offer code, I brought half of the brand to try. At this time, the only products, I did not buy were the Cleansing Concentrate, this was because I do not like balm cleansers and the Facial Oil, due to have too many to finish up. I may try any new products they bring out in 2021. They do only have four products in their range at the end of 2020.
This brand is also a young British brand. I have looked at in the past. With a 20% saving, I brought to try the Enzymatic Cleansing Oil and the Gentle Resurfacing Liquid.
This from an instagram post really resonated with me;
We’re a small (like, really small!) independent, bootstrapped British brand with a team of two – myself and my fellow co-founder (and life partner) Connor. Deviant was founded from my own frustrations with suffering from acne on-off for over a decade – my mission is to make sure others don’t experience the physiological impact of acne and any skin condition can have – and instead feel confident in their own skin! Beyond our mission to create purposeful, result-driven formulas, we want to make a change in the industry. The name ‘Deviant’ pays homage to our philosophy of deviating from what has become the norms of the beauty industry, from gendered skincare to ageism, fear mongering and tokenism – we’re here to make a change. Our packaging is purposefully neutral, product names void of any ‘buzzword fluff’ and our marketing free of fear and ‘free from’ lists. We would rather highlight the ingredients that we DO use, creating a more positive space, whereby a formula is defined by its efficacy, not by what it is ‘free from’. As we grow, we want to make an impact beyond just beauty by continuing to support various organisations that support social change and marginalised people within society. Beauty is political and we have no plans of being quiet.
A decadent oil-to-milk cleanser that effortlessly removes makeup and daily impurities, without stripping the skin of its protective moisturising factors. Camellia and Perilla nourish and soften, whilst Papaya and Pineapple fruit enzymes lightly exfoliate and brighten the skin. The Enzymatic Cleansing Oil rinses completely clean, leaving a perfectly balanced canvas for the following steps in your skincare ritual.
Gentle Resurfacing Liquid
An exfoliating formula combining a unique cocktail of AHA’s (Mandelic, Lactic, Glycolic, Malic and Citric), BHA (Salicylic Acid) and PHA (Gluconolactone) to gently dissolve the bonds binding dull, dead cells to skin’s surface. The toner-like fluid stimulates cellular renewal to improve the appearance of imperfections, fine lines, discolouration and the appearance of enlarged pores. Green Tea and Licorice Root help brighten, whilst White Tea, Mushroom and Gotu Kola soothe and calm the skin, revealing a luminous, refined complexion. This scared me a little, as I have so many problems with acids on my rosacea, sensitive skin. I started to use this twice a week.
A decadent balm-to-milk cleanser that effortlessly removes makeup and daily impurities, without stripping the skin of its protective moisturising factors. Balancing Hemp and Camellia Seed soften congestion and environmental debris, whilst a proprietary blend of Sacha Inchi, Blueberry and Borage soothe against oxidative-stress caused by extrinsic factors. The Cleansing Concentrate rinses completely clean, leaving a perfectly balanced canvas for the following steps in your skincare ritual. In February of 2021, I brought a sample to try out. I used this as cleanse to remove spf. I really liked this, the smell as first was off putting. But my skin did not react in anyway. This was repurchased as full size to give a proper try. I think I will putting this in the cleansing oil rotation for spring/summer.
Limited Edition Cleansing Concentrate With Blue Tansy
I wanted to try this as I am interested in the blue tansy ingredient. A decadent balm-to-milk cleanser that effortlessly removes makeup and daily impurities, without stripping the skin of its protective moisturising factors. Balancing Hemp and Camellia Seed soften congestion and environmental debris, whilst a proprietary blend of Sacha Inchi, Blueberry and Borage fight against oxidative-stress caused by extrinsic factors whilst Azulene oils Blue Tansy, German Chamomile and Yarrow soothe inflammation. Thankful, I got this as a sample size too. I think I prefer the original than this one.
A nutrient-dense facial oil, mindfully curated to provide relief to stressed complexions. Enriched with essential fatty acids, antioxidants and phytosterols to support skin’s natural defence system, this rich yet absorbent oil fortifies the skin against environmental stressors, restoring balance and vitality for calm, supple and glowing skin. Again I tried a sample of this, but it was not to my liking. I will not be buying a full size.
I will not be repurchasing any of these products. They did not work well enough for me. A pity but that’s the way life goes.