On the Beauty Case | HoMedics Skin+ GIVEAWAY

Beauty Review, Product Review, Review Blog, Vlog, Giveaway, Skincare, Homedics

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Skin+ GIVEAWAY thanks to HoMedics & Kids Business

SKINCARE | THE GOOD, THE BAD & THE UGLY

 

I must confess, my skin and skincare routine took a beating over Christmas and New Year. It’s a crazy busy time of year, which had time poor old me struggling to make looking after my skin a top priority.  Just when I thought things were settling down, we threw a house move into the mix.

 

A temporary move for 12 months that has seen us downsize slightly while we get things in order for building or buying our new home. It means five of us are now sharing the one bathroom. Three teen girls, all getting ready in the morning at the same time. What on earth were we thinking?

 

Since the move, I’m even more time poor, especially when it comes to pamper time in the bathroom. It always seems to be a case of joining a long queue. With five of us needing to be ready and out the door at the same time each morning, I’ve set up a separate makeup station in our oversized laundry to help cut down the time everyone needs to get ready in the bathroom. So far it’s working. To a point.

 

But… still my beauty routine was minimal for someone my age. Well any age really. I’m not getting any younger (who is?). Now more than ever, I know how important it is to look after your skin. You are never really too old or too young to start a skincare routine. At 45 (shhh don’t tell anyone), I’m on the older side of the scale. Fine lines, not so fine lines and enlarged pores are my main concerns in terms of skin right now.

 

I had some amazing results after using the HoMedics NEWA Skincare Rejuvenation System late last year. I was close to the end of testing the product when I was asked at an event if I’d had Botox (I hadn’t). When I mentioned what I was using, they went out and purchased the HoMedics Skincare Rujevation System the very next day. I don’t blame them. If you have the time and the money to invest in your skin and you are looking for something to use at home, this would be my first choice. I was over the moon with how my skin was looking and feeling after using it.

 

As great as the NEWA system is, especially in terms of results, it was more than a little time consuming for my liking. I was struggling to find the 24ish minutes at the end of each day to attach myself to a corded device. When life got even more chaotic, I fell back into my quick three minute morning and night routine and I’m the first to admit, even with the picture perfect makeup on, it was showing.

 

In the hunt for something to boost my normal routine, using my existing beauty product favourites, without wanting to spend too much extra time on my skincare routine, HoMedics sent me their skin cleansing rejuvenator system Skin+ to try. They’ve also offered a second system for one of my readers (see my latest giveaway below).

 

Beauty Review and Giveaway

 

HoMedics Skin+ In Review

 

This is a compact two-in-one portable skin rejuvenating and cleansing system for your face. The system aims to boost the absorption of your own skincare products, helping to hydrate and smooth your skin in the process.

 

Now, I don’t know if it’s just me but I found it took me a little while to get use to the system. Once you get the hang of the system though, it really is fairly simple to use and implement into your daily skincare routine.  You will need to invest a little more time and effort with this system (for me it’s around ten minutes all up) but it’s not too excessive and the results I’m seeing, just two weeks in, are certainly make it worth the effort.

 

My fairly haphazard approach to cleansing lately, where I was probably only scratching at the surface in less than three minutes a day, now has a lot more substance to it. I feel like I’m making a difference and I’m getting better results from the skincare products I’m currently using. That has to be a win win?

 

So what’s in the SKIN+ package?

 

 

The system consists of two portable USB rechargeable devices. So very handy if like me, you are in a 1950s house with limited power points don’t necessarily want to confine your skincare routine to finding a power point.

 

First up is the ULTROSONIC CLEANSING BRUSH.

 

With 22k sonic vibrations per minute (when you pop it on high), this little device offers you a more effective cleanse. Unlike similar devices that spin, the ultrasonic cleansing head works with the skin’s natural elasticity not against it. The sonic action loosens oil, dirt and impurities from your pores and primes your skin so it’s ready and able to absorb your skincare products.

 

The brush head is detachable, so that it can be inter-changed easily with the makeup applicator pad. The pad is just perfect for applying your foundation and will give you a flawless finish in under 2 minutes.

 

The second part of the SKIN+ system is the SKIN REJUVENATOR & APPLICATOR.

 

This device has two functions. A hot massage, as well as a cool massage function. Both modes have an ultrasonic vibration option, which is said to make the skin look smoother,tighter and more supple. I’m only two weeks into testing the unit, so I will have to keep you posted with how I go.

 

The warm massage operates at 42 degrees, which I initially found a little too hot on my skin but I seemed to have warmed to this feature over time. Its aim is to open your pores for a much deeper cleanse. It also helps boost absorption of your skincare products. If you click the device into ultrasonic mode, the vibration apparently increases the effect and also improves circulation.

 

The cool massage, operates at 6 degrees, which I found rather refreshing. I must remember to pull the device out next time a hot flush hits me.  This mode aims to reduce puffiness around your eye area, reduce redness and shrink your pores (YES!! because mine seem rather enlarged since hitting my 40s). Cool mode is also really great for headaches…. and like the hot flushes, I’ve had more than a few headaches to test the device on lately.

 

Sounds like a pretty cool miracle worker to me. What do you think?

 

The head on the device is slightly larger than what I’m use to but it is designed to fit the curve of your face and seems to hit more of your face in the one go which reduces the time factor. There is an auto timing system with 2 1/2 minutes for each setting. I was pretty impressed that you can go from 42 degrees to 6 degrees in just 4 seconds.

 

The system is priced at a fairly reasonable $149 and available from leading retailers including Priceline. There are no batteries to worry about thanks to the USB charger and you can use both devices with your existing skincare products.

 

It’s still relatively early days for me and the HoMedics Skin+ system but so far I’m liking what I’m seeing. At the very least, it is forcing me to have a more structured and targeted approach to my skincare routine.

 

TIPS – Ultrasonic cleansing brush

 

Apply the cleanser to your face not the device. Wet the cleansing brush with water before using.

 

Remove any eye makeup by hand before using and make sure to avoid using the cleanser brush around your eye area.

 

Place the cleansing brush head on your face and move in a circular motion, aiming for 30 seconds in each area.

 

TIPS – Skin Rejuvenator & applicator

 

After cleaning your face, apply skincare product and use the hot massage together with the ultrasonic vibration mode to allow for better absorption.

Move in a circular motion from inside to outside, bottom to top of your face.

Alternate between the hot and cool massage settings for smoother, brighter and more supple skin.

 

The hygiene factor is just as important, if you want to keep your skin glowing. So please, no sharing your device and remember to change your cleansing brush every 3 months and the make up applicator pad every 2 months.

 

HoMedics Skin + Review & Giveaway | On the Beauty Case | Agent Mystery Case  | Perth Review Blogger
 

GIVEAWAY

 

Want to WIN your own HoMedics Skin+ system? Thanks to HoMedics it is super easy to enter.

 

Just comment below letting me know your current skincare concerns!

 

A mystery third party will select a winner on March 31st at 9pm (WST – Perth time).

 

Terms & Conditions:

  • One Winner
  • Game of Skill
  • Enter by leaving a comment
  • Australian Residents Only
  • Prize sent directly from HoMedics & Kids Business

 

More Vlogs and reviews just around the corner, I’m thinking a nail tutorial for my hand stunt double in the Vlog above is in order and before then, I really need to work on my Vlogging voice. Anyone else not keen on hearing the sound of their own voice or is it just me?.

For more giveaways make sure you check out our monthly Aussie Giveaway Linkup.

 

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  • Paula Harris

    My main skin concern is the classic “resting bitch face” and all the creases, crinkles & crows feet that go with it. I’d love to try it…..especially after reading about the compliments you received and comparing it to Botox. Sounds awesome!!!

    • Oh gosh… I completely forgot about my resting bitch face issues. LOL

      The Botox comments were after using their NEWA system which is slightly more expensive and a bit more time consuming. I will be interested to see the final results from this device but two weeks in and I’m pretty happy so far.

  • Natalie @ Our Parallel Connect

    I am starting to get stress spots on my chin – I would say I am not sure why but I know why. Hopefully things change in the next few weeks and all clears up.

    • Oh gosh that doesn’t sound great. Hope things improve. Stress tends to show up in my gut first.

  • Kirsty @ My Home Truths

    My never-ending skin concern is redness. I’ve always had a flushed appearance (which is even worse after exercise) and I have a suspicion that’s going to get worse now that I’m in my 40s. BTW I’m not looking forward to hot flushes and all the other fun things still to come!

    • Hot flushes which I now refer to as melting all over the place, are the worst. There’s no way of knowing when they will hit (although it’s usually at events when people are asking for your photo) or how long they will last.

  • I look so tired and I’m getting old! But that could remedied by sleep and the fountain of youth. My skin is all over this place. I am always dry but then I get a random zit outbreak. A state of flux.

    Your voiceover was great by the way. We always struggle hearing ourselves.

    • Thanks Karin, this was the quick, run through version. The end result was a lot more polished but thanks to a computer melt down, this is the one I ended up running with.

  • Fiona

    Wrinkles that I know won’t go away. Little fine lines, more appearing each day! How I’d love to turn back the clock and looking in the mirror is no longer a shock!!

  • Grace

    I need something that’ll help clean and clear my pores. This little baby might be the go!

    • The Skin+ can definitely help with that and more.

  • Jennifer B.

    I’m concerned that my face is starting to look like my behind… Both with cheeks that are sallow and saggy! At least the HoMedics Skin+ system will reinvigorate the former!

    • LOL Jennifer. I’m sure skin+ can help with that.

  • Di

    Those fine lines that seem to sneak onto my face while I’m sleeping. Yes they add character, and to make me feel better I refer to them as ‘laughter lines’ but who am I kidding, I want them gone!!!!!

    • My laughter lines would have everyone assuming, my life is a stand up comedy act. LOL

  • Ern

    Big pores. I never found them to be a problem until recently when my wife insists the’re black heads and wants to try and squeeze my nose right off my face.

    • Urgh black heads… I’m not sure there is a better way to remove them, apart from squeezing but probably best to have an expert attend to them.

  • Fine lines are my main skincare concern. HoMedics sounds like it would be worth trying to see what small miracles it can perform! 🙂

    • Fine lines here too Lyndall and some not so fine lines. Thanks for entering.

  • I’ve heard great things about this range. My main skin care concern is the sun spots. Well, that and the Deep Fried wrinkles, but the sun spots bother me. On my face and neck. Brown blotches. I feel like I’m really earning my Deep Fried title! (I’m sure there’s a nice piece of fresh ripe fruit under there somewhere.)

    • LOL to deep friend wrinkles. I’m not sure what to suggest with sun spots. I’m only just starting to notice them myself. I had a cousin have a huge chunk of her face removed due to skin cancer, so I’ve been over doing the sunscreen and keeping my face out of the sun from a very early age. This was after I spent my first five years with everyone assuming I was Aboriginal and adopted because my mother thought the sun and a sun tan was good for you. Yes… I was that dark.

  • James Pizzey

    wrinkles and dark spots but its all about getting older hate it your skin lets you know

    • I think some people age better than others. I wonder if it is down to genetics or they have always been sun smart and looked after their skin.

  • Lorna M

    Wrinkles, dull skin and an uneven skin tone. I dream to wake up one day, look in the mirror and see a Blake Lively look-alike staring back at me! 😉

    • This will definitely help with all that. No more dull skin. LOL to Blake Lively look-alike. I wouldn’t mind waking up and looking into the eyes of her hubby.

  • Rachel Devantier

    My enlarged pores and dry skin make me look older than I feel! The HoMedics Skin+ system sounds amazing and I’d love to try it to shrink my pores and create a smooth and even complexion.

    • It is pretty amazing Rachel. It is certainly forcing me to make more of an effort and get the most of my existing skincare products.

      • Rachel Devantier

        Thanks so much for your reply! Yes I love that you can fit it into your existing skin care routine so can continue using it with your favourite products! Hope to try it out soon! Have a great week & make sure you find time to use those massage functions!

  • Jacky Burkett

    I know I cant stop the aging process and I don’t mind my face looking lived in but I do love my skin to glow and after the long hot humid summer its looking tired and dull – I’d love it to look fresh and hydrated.

    • I hear you Jacky and completely agree. Thanks for entering.

  • amandagorton

    The past is catching up with me (and overtaking) I was never one to be stringent with skincare and now I’m in my 30’s I clearly can see the effects. I look so much older than my real age (some days I feel it too!) I need all the help I can to slow and hopefully reverse the ageing process.

    • I hear you and I’m much the same. Thanks for entering Amanda.

  • Looks good. I soo struggle with my skin. I’ll enter 🙂

  • austhome

    Skin cancer as at the age of 56 I had my first one cut out so I am very conscious about my skin, fortunately it was not a melanoma and so it had not spread beyond my nose. I was so relieved that it was a basal cell carcinoma as they get bigger but don’t spread all over your body.

    • You are very lucky by the sounds of it. My cousin had skin cancer very early in life and ended up needing a large chunk of her face removed. Her experience has certainly made me more sun smart.

  • My skin care regime is pretty basic – cleanse and moisturise, with the (very) occasional facial at my beauty therapist’s thrown in. I am a bit of a skeptic when it comes to skin care products and promises – I guess if I won this I could find out for myself whether it really works or not!

    • I’m always rather skeptical myself. At least with this, I’m making more of an effort in the first place and making the most of the money I’ve spent on product.

  • Karina Lee

    Wrinkles and age spots all over my face. I am starting to look like a giraffe.

    • Oh no. Not entirely sure what you can do for age spots.

  • Mariapen

    I have two concerns. Pigmentation on my forehead and cheeks is the worst. Also large pores on my nose. Help!

    • Sounds much like me. This is definitely helping with the pores and my skin is less dull.

  • My biggest concerns are oily T-zone and a big wrinkle I’ve got across my forehead! (I’m only 22!!)

    • Too much squinting Mel? For the big wrinkle across your forehead. Or just really stressed?

  • I’m starting to get a couple of pigmentation marks on my face and I’m not cool with that at all. Using an Elucent spot corrector at the moment to see if that helps!

    • Let me know how you go. I’m starting to notice some spots myself.

  • I love using the Skin+ on the cool mode around my eye area before I go out! It works wonders on de-puffing this area for me!

    Good luck to everyone entering this giveaway!

    • I’ve been using it for headaches and hot flushes with great results. Better than sticking my head in the fridge at 2am. LOL

  • Sarahmary92

    Black heads are my current issue! I find it hard to get rid of them. Love the fact that this comes with the rechargeable USB that’s great for weekends away camping with no access to power points

    • I’m loving that the device is cordless and USB rechargable. Gives me room to move.

  • Louise Keogh

    This looks like a great product. Love the USB charger x http://www.beyoutyfulyou.com

  • rajee

    I have very dry skin and love to try that products

    • My skin has gone from being oily to dry. I’m not sure which is worse.

  • Laura Powers

    I have very ‘tired’ combination skin with 2 little kiddies , lack of sleep and a decent skin care routine are taking their toll. My skin always looks like i’ve been up partying for days (far from it!)

    • Lack of time would be on that list too. This product should definitely help.

      • Laura Powers

        Yes, precious time! where are you??!!

  • I still get spots and I am pushing 40!!! What is the deal with that??? I really need to keep on top of my skin care.

    • Me too. Although less, now that I’m paying my skin extra attention.

  • Lee Marsden

    As a ‘young’ 43 year old, my skin is changing! I miss the fresh, bright look my skin once had, as a hairdresser I like to look my best!

    • My skin started changing once I hit 40. I think we all want to look our best but especially when you have a job where you deal with the public day in day out.

  • melanie whittle

    My skin is starting to wrinkle and sag i want a dewy look not that of a old hag

  • Michelle

    I have combination skin which I find challenging.

  • Fine lines – they are a result of me aging, no not aging, becoming more distinguished and experienced in the world.
    Also uneven skin (combination oily / dry) caused from post pregnancy hormones are doing my head in. Any help to bring back some glow or radiance is welcomed!!

    • I love it. More distinguished suits me as well. LOL

  • Thanks to everyone that entered. A lot of comments have gone through to spam. Rest assured we have them all. Our mystery judge has emailed the winner.