Michael Todd Skincare, My first thoughts!

21 May 2013

My skins been a bit dull and congested lately, i have oily skin and suffer from spots around my chin area particularly around that time of the month like a lot of women. 
I felt like it was time for a change up in my skin care regime as i have been using the same products for a while now and there pretty much used up anyway. I looked into a few different skin care brands, i had heard people raving about the Michael Todd products and i liked the sound of them, especially as there 96% organic!!
 I had a look on the website and was originally going to just buy a cleanser and a moisturizer, however i spotted the acne/oily skin discovery kit which consists of five travel sized (30ml) products from the oily skin care range, here is the website description-

Our Skincare Discovery Kit for oily to blemish-prone skin controls shine and promotes clear skin.
Complete 5pc regimen to cleanse, tone, scrub, hydrate and treatJust the ingredients you need to unclog pores, kill bacteria associated with acne, calm inflammation and keep the skin hydrated without being oily. The perfect solution to clearer skin in five simple steps without harsh chemicals like benzoyl peroxide that can dry and irritate. NO added water, parabens, sulfates, or artificial dyes or fragrance.

I thought i would go for that as i could try out the full range of products and buying travel sized products to test first saves buying full sized products and then being disappointed. The set contain the Charcoal Detox deep pore gel cleanser, Organic Lemon aha+dmae toner, Jojoba Charcoal facial scrub, Moisture Lite non oily hydrating lotion and the Kaolin Clay detoxifying facial mask. I thought i would start off by using the whole range and give my skin a good pamper so i could give my first impressions off the products. Im interested to see if they live up to the hype and help improve my skin at all.

Charcoal Cleanser
Activated Charcoal penetrates deeply to unblock clogged pores and strip away excess oil.  Completely removes dirt, oil, makeup and other impurities leaving skin clean, soft, smooth and refreshed.
The charcoal cleanser is a thin grey gel which has a very strong fragrance that i personally find quiet unpleasant and reminds me of nasty medicine for some reason... i believe what im actually finding unpleasant is the smell of aloe and lavender which some people may like but its just not for me. Anyway i had already removed my makeup, i wet my face as instructed and applied the cleanser to my face, it felt light and fresh on my skin and lathers up slightly. Some cleansers are too harsh for my skin and after washing off leave it feeling horrible, tight and over cleansed which then makes my skin oilier, but i didn't get that at all with this cleanser, my skin felt well cleansed and not at all irritated. 

Charcoal face scrub
Jojoba Wax Beads and Activated Charcoal effectively remove dead skin cells, impurities and toxins without  microlacerations to delicate skin. Leaves skin smooth and refreshed.
The scrub is thick and smooth and a dark grey colour, after cleansing i applied it to my face and massaged gently in circular motions. It felt smooth and soft on my skin, probably the most gentle facial exfoliator ive used. The exfoliating beads are very small and fine. Although gentle afterwards my skin felt smooth, soft and well exfoliated.

Kaolin clay mask
Clay masks are great for oily skin by helping to unblock and tighten pores. 
The mask surprised me by being what i thought was quiet runny for a clay mask, and because of that i wasn't sure how much to apply, it doesn't give that full face covered mask look you get with a lot of masks if you no what i mean.... It starts to harden when it dries, tho not uncomfortable like some masks that make you feel unable to show expression on your face. It felt tingly and cool for a few minutes after application, i washed it off after 15 minutes and as with the cleanser my skin felt clean refreshed but not at all tight. 

Organic lemon toner
A refreshing toner with the refreshing scent of lemons. Blended with DMAE to firm and lift the skin and Alpha Hydroxy Acid to ease away the appearance of fine lines, blotches and discoloration for more vibrant, even-toned radiant looking skin. Cleans and maintains the skin’s proper pH without the drying effects of alcohol. Prepares skin for serums and moisturizers.
The toner is a clear liquid, it has a strong citrus lemon scent which smells amazing. I put a small amount on a cotton pad and wiped it all over my face avoiding the eye area. The toner although mad e from lemon did not feel at all harsh or drying on the skin and made my skin feel tingly clean and refreshed. 

Moisture lite lotion
Even individuals with oily skin need moisturizer. A light hydrating lotion that moisturizes without being too emollient for oily areas.
The lotion is exactly what you would expect from the name, a thin white lotion, the smell is even more amazing that the toner, it reminds me of sherbet lemons and lemon meringue pie, yum yum! It feels light on the skin and absorbed well and didn't leave my skin looking greasy like some moisturizers do.

So that was my first impressions of the Michael Todd true organics kit for acne or oily prone skin, overall a very good first impression. I will do follow up post after ive used the products for a week or two, to note any effects or change in my skin and my final thought on the products. 
If your interested in trying some Michael Todd products out for yourselves i will put the link  to the website here

Has anyone tried any Michael Todd products? What did you think of them? I would love to hear your views. 
Product descriptions from the Michael Todd website. 



  1. Hi !

    thank you for this very interesting review :) I just ordered a kit for sensitive/acne prone skin, some products are the same (such as the cleanser or the mask). given all the good reviews I read, I hope it will improve my skin (which is at the moment pretty horrible...).

  2. I am in love with their antibacterial toner! It has done wonders for my skin!:-)

  3. They do some great products. xx


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