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REVIEW: Swisse Skin Care

Overall Star Rating: 4.5/5

Price: 5/5

My Satisfaction: 4/5

The Pitch

What is the Swisse Skin Care range claiming to offer?

Swisse as a brand talks a lot about nature and wellness, a bit new age for me who enjoys the INDOORS. Although their skincare range was launched in 2012, I'm only just hearing about it and trying it now? I don't have a skincare vision to share with you because the entire Swisse website is just a lot of history and nature jargon and a timeline of when different famous people partnered with them (???). Anyways, it's all about great ingredients and a journey to ultra wellness apparently, splendid.

The Facts

What’s included? What did I try?

I purchased all of my Swisse products whilst they were on sale through both Chemist Warehouse and Priceline. A set of products set me back around fifty bucks when utilising the deal. A facial moisturiser will cost around $10 at full price, whilst cleansers and oils are more in the $20 range.

To date, I have tried (and how much I have paid on the regular):

  • Swisse Skincare Rose Hip Nourishing Cream Moisturiser 125ml ($9)

  • Swisse Skincare Manuka Honey Daily Glow Foaming Cleanser 120ml ($10)

  • Swisse Skincare Blood Orange Brightening Cream Moisturiser 50ml ($17)

  • Swisse Blood Orange Brightening Facial Serum 30ml ($24)

I've been using these bad boys for more than two months and have started going back for seconds, I consider this to be the right amount of testy time.

Image source: https://www.nourishedlife.com.au/competition/swisseskincarepack.html

The Truth

My Experience with Swisse

I have tried four Swisse products now and have all the time in the world for two products in particular: the Rose Hip Nourishing Cream Moisturiser and the Blood Orange Brightening Facial Serum. The oil is light (for an oil, like, it's not deep frying my face for starters) and hydrates my face for a dewy/glowy combo start to the day. I LOVE the Rose Hip, it helps with my acne scarring significantly and is just a light smelly cream that I can wear all day and keep in my bag and on my bedside table (also ten bucks yum).

For the price, excellent. But, let me be clear: I am the furthest thing from a skincare professional. I have limited experience with everything to do with healing my face from the childhood pimple atrocities I went through. I'm also a tight arse who loves an efficient cheapy. Swisse skincare does not even compare to the likes of Go-To (future review to come), but for the price it is mighty good.

In summary, for a moisturiser to keep in your bag and a morning serum before you run out the door, it is perfect. If you're an experienced skin guru, you may be past this point. For an amateur like me, Swisse is supremely useful. If you're trying to up your routine without breaking the bank, Swisse is a GREAT starting point.