Sunday, 30 August 2015

SEQuaderma // Review

Whenever new skincare products come on the market, I'm all over it like a rash - pun intended. I have eczema and acne, which are bad enough on their own but having both is some sort of fresh hell. When the people over at SEQuaderma got in touch to ask if I wanted to review their gels I jumped at the chance.

photos of SEQuaderma products

I've tried a lot of skincare that's of a gel consistency in the past, and they've all had one thing in common: they dry my skin out like nothing else. Sahara desert levels I swear. So yeah, I was wary - but SEQuaderma isn't like that at all. It's more of a serum type of feel, and it doesn't go tacky on my skin which is lovely. There are 5 different gels in the SEQuaderma range for the treatment of: Rosacea, Atopic Eczema*, Acne*, Ageing & Thinning skin and Seborrhoeic Dermatitis. I was sent the two for eczema and acne, obv, and I was so excited to try them.

When they came through my door (actually, the post man literally opened the front door and threw the package into the house, weirdly) I ripped the envelope open immediately to get my hands on the products. I have the dreaded "backne" - which is acne on your back area, to clarify, if you've never heard the term before - and I thought I'd use the gel for acne prone skin on my back, while using the gel for red dry itchy skin on my face.

So each morning and night for the past few weeks I've been slapping SEQuaderma on my back and honestly, it's improved sO MUCH. There's no new spots at all which is incredible for me, and the ones that were there have faded to barely-visible red specks. If this was an American sit-com I'd be throwing my arms in the air and yelling RESULT!!!!

I'd had quite a bad eczema 'break out' - for want of a better phrase - on my face, so I was using coconut oil to soothe it. My dad pointed out that I hadn't reacted at all to the SEQuaderma for acne prone skin, so I decided to whack on the gel for red/dry/itchy skin on my face at bed time to see what happened. It worked a treated and by morning, a lot of the redness was gone. I wouldn't recommend it of a morning if you're in a rush, as you have to wait 15 mins and wipe it off with a damp cloth if you're planning on using any other skincare/make-up on top of it! But I've been using it at night and on make-up-free days without ever wiping it off, and it's been a joy to use.

skin after using SEQuaderma
I've got make up on but you 
can still see how much nicer
my skin is looking (imo)

Downsides - the smell. Honestly I don't know what it smells of but I don't like it one bit. But it's worth it; one pump covers my whole chubby lil face, and two pumps does the entire of the top of my back. It's full of science-y goodness that I don't fully understand; but they're focused on targeting specific symptoms and creating a barrier on your skin so it can heal. It's done a better job on my skin than most products my doctor has been shoving at me for the past 20 years, so there's that.

You can pick up any of the SEQuaderma gels from Lloyd's Pharmacy. Let me know if you've tried anything from the SEQuaderma range, or if you have any other skincare recommendations!


This post was written in collaboration with SEQuaderma but all words/opinions are my own. Products marked with an asterisk were kindly sent to me to try.

2 comments:

  1. Great pun at the start. I have acne prone skin so would love to try this brand it sounds really good for sensitive skin too!

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