Alex Steinherr has been someone in the beauty world that I have followed for years. Not only is she knowledgeable on all things beauty from her many years in the beauty industry but she is also extremely relatable and honest. When I saw on her infamous Instagram Lives that she was launching a skincare partnership with Primark, I was very very excited.
The line is made of five ranges: Maximum Moisture, Pore Balance, Pollution Solution, Plump & Glow and Sleep Spa.
Maximum Moisture – Add moisture back into the skin and retain moisture
Bore Balance – Designed for Oily skin to fight the oil and combat blemishes
Pollution Solution – Combat daily aggressors that can block the skin
Plump & Glow – Packed full of hyaluronic acid and fruit extracts to keep skin plump and glowy
Sleep Spa – Specfically designed to be used at night and left on the skin overnight to work their magic
Which means that essentially, there is something for everyone no matter your skin woah. Alex has you covered!
The products I picked up are the ones that I am going to get the most use out of, products that will work for my skin and I will see the benefits from use. Initially it was difficult to get hold of products from the Princes Street, Edinburgh store however once the initial excitement calmed products began to come back into stock and now there is a stocked – and tidy – stand waiting for beauty lovers to pick up their desired products.
So what did I try?
Micellar Cleansing Gel [£5] – I picked this up partly due to the fact I was out of my beloved L’oreal Miceller water and partly out of sheer intrigue. The formula is something new and different that I haven’t seen on the High Street so naturally my beauty senses were tingling. This is a nice product to remove your makeup before a proper cleanse. It lifts away heavy duty foundation and eye makeup quickly without the need for a lot of product.
Moisturising Everyday Moisturiser [£5] – This cream quickly became my everyday moisturisers, it is gentle on the skin while packing a whole lot of moisture onto your skin. I love this product so much that I bought a back up in sheer panic that it might go out of stock again and I’d be left cream-less! The consistency isn’t greasy as some more heavy duty moisturisers can be and it doesn’t feel tacky on the skin. Rubbed in well this cream leaves your skin feeling moisturised and ready for your base.
Plump and Glow
Supreme Sheet Mask [£3] – I won’t lie to you, this one I haven’t actually taken for a spin yet. Mainly because I have so many other masks that I am loving at the moment but also because this mask is a two step process. At the end of a long day at work, the last thing I want to be doing is mixing up my own face mask. I will get round to trying it eventually and I will report back on how it went but for now this is a TBC product in the line for me.
Low-pH Sulphate Free Cleanser [£4] – Recently I have had an outbreak of bumps under the skin and spots along my jawline that just weren’t clearing up. After watching a video from another well loved beauty guru, Nadine Baggott – she is definitely worthy of guru status – about acids and the different rolls they play I knew I had to pick up a cleanser with salicylic acid as a key ingridient. This product has transformed my skin and after only two weeks of use. It is gentle but still packs a punch to cleanse your skin morning and night. I use this with a cleansing cloth from Primark then pop on a hyaluronic acid before bed or before my makeup.
Blemish Rescue Plasters [£3] – I was intrigued by this product. I thought it was quite a unique and interesting concept to target single spots that were flaring up. I used these on some cystic acne type of spots on my jawline and slept with it on overnight. They do calm the area down and soothe any soreness however they don’t work miracles, you won’t wake up with skin that has cleared up miraculously. It is a nice idea and does soothe the area but I wouldn’t give it a gold star for spot fighting abilities.
Alex recently added two products to the range recently – the City mask and
Dual Texture Exfoliating Pads in the Pollution Solution range – and has had a global restock in Primark stores so I will definitely be going to look at the new products and pick up some more of the Plump and Glow range as well as the Sleep Spa range.
Have you tried any of the products from Alex Steinnherr’s Primark skincare line? What are your hits and what would you avoid?