SENSSE Beauty Review

SENSSE Beauty is an online beauty company who specialises in smart beauty products. On their website – www.senssebeauty.com – it says that SENSSE means Intruetive Beauty, which by their own definition means this, which I have taken directly from the blurb on their website :

'SENSSE ™ (NOUN.) INTRUETIVE BEAUTY.
 
Beauty is more than skin deep; it is about showing the goodness in your soul. At SENSSE ™, we believe our skin should show off inner beauty, not our age. Helping to find the beauty within you, SENSSE ™ is so much more than smart beauty products – it’s about being courageous, confident, strong; showing passion and kindness. Each and every product has been designed with love to bring out the best in your skin – and in you – to embrace true beauty. Using Smart Sonic technology, SENSSE ™ enhances your daily routine into an ultimate sensory experience for touchably soft and radiant skin.
 
Feel good on the inside and look good on the outside.'

I quite like what SENSEE seem to be all about. I think beauty is more than just what your skin looks like on the outside and feeling good on the inside is a very important part of being beautiful.

I was sent the 3 items that I have here to review via a company that trade on Amazon called Beauty, Kitchen and Home Outlet. I am actually very lucky to have been sent items by them a few times and I can honestly say that they have been a great seller with great customer service and it's always a pleasure dealing with them. As always I am honest about when I have been sent things for free in exchange for a review and my reviews are always my true feelings about the items I have been sent. So let's jump in and get down to the reviews!

SENSSE Deep Pore Suction Cleaner And Blackhead Remover

The SENSSE Deep Pore Suction Cleaner And Blackhead Remover removes dead skin and excess oil from your skin, in turn helping to reduce acne and blackheads. It works for all skin types and it also comes with 3 different nozzle sizes so you can really get into the areas that you feel you need most help with. As well as 3 different nozzle sizes the device also has 3 different intensity levels which is really useful for any problem areas you may have that you feel need a deeper clean.
The device comes with a charging base that can easily be charged using a USB port on your laptop or computer.

The device itself is not particularly lightweight so I wouldn't recommend this if you were wanting something to take travelling with you, however I enjoy using this and think it is definitely worth purchasing and keeping in your bathroom cabinet.

Using the SENSSE Deep Pore Suction And Blackhead Remover is really easy. You simply select your chosen nozzle and speed and then gently move the device along the skin using a slow steady motion to ensure suction. Any gunk that is extracted from your pores is held in the silicone nozzle and then you just simply wash it after use. I find it very satisfying to see what is actually coming out of my skin! It's recommended that you spend no longer than 3 seconds in the same spot as you can risk slight bruising or broken capillaries in that area. I like that there is only 1 button on the whole device as it means it's super easy to use one handed. To get the best results I recommend using this when you have just had a shower or a bath and your skin is at it's softest.

The unit also features a water spray option as well – well I say option but unless I'm missing something if you have filled up the little water tank in it then it just sprays, there's no way to stop it. For me I wasn't a fan of this function – I just found it unnecessary and if I'm honest a bit annoying. It's easily resolved though, I just simply don't fill up the water tank.

The devise is easy to charge – you simply place it in the plugged in charging unit and your good to go! 3 little lights let you know when the device is fully charged and I found that the battery once fully charge lasted quite a long time.

The SENSEE Deep Pore Suction Cleanser And Blackhead Remover is £69.99 and whilst that is quite pricey I do believe that for me it is worth the money.

Overall I have really enjoyed using this product and I definitely recommend it as a once a week treatment to keep on top of those pesky blackheads we all love to hate.

SENSSE Hot And Cool Ultrasonic Facial Bar

The SENSSE Hot And Cool Ultrasonic Facial Bar reduces redness, eye bags and wrinkles with a gentle toning massage. The description on the website claims that it reduces pore size from the very first use. As you would guess from the name of this product it has two settings – cool mode and hot mode. In cool mode the unit is set to 6°C to soothe sore facial muscles and relieve skin fatigue. The cool temperature reduces redness and stiffness making your skin look bright and beautiful. It also closes your pores to enhance moisture absorption and prevent dirt and grime buildup. In hot mode the 42°C temperature is optimal for increasing blood circulation and relaxing facial muscles. The increase in blood circulation and muscle relaxation from hot mode smoothes out wrinkles, softens your skin and activates cell re-growth. If you use the facial bar in conjunction with your favourite moisturiser the gentle ultrasonic vibrations combined with the 42°C temperature massage the moisturiser into your skin. The hot temperature and ultrasonic vibrations increase absorption to help you get the most from your products.

The device itself is really simple to use with one button at the front that you hold down to switch on, then press again up to three times depending on if you want to use hot, cold or massaging mode. You select your chosen mode and then you gently massage your skin in the areas that you feel need to be concentrated on.

I have particularly enjoyed using the hot mode of the SENSSE Hot And Cool Ultrasonic Facial Bar. I found it really soothing and relaxing on my skin. I can't say that I noticed any difference after the first (or even the 2nd!) use but I've been using this for about 3 weeks now and I can honestly say it has made a significant difference to the redness on my chin area.

The SENSSE Hot And Cool Ultrasonic Facial Bar cost £59.99 and is available from the seller Beauty, Kitchen and Home Outlet on Amazon.

SENSSE Silicone Facial Cleansing Brush And Exfoliator

Now I have most definitely saved the best until last with this one. The SENSSE Silicone Facial Cleansing Brush And Exfoliator was always going to be my favourite simply because it came with a pink sparkly bag WITH Pom-Pom (I mean, come on!!!!). In all seriousness though I really do love this Cleansing Brush. The description on the website boasts that you can have radiant, youthful looking skin in just 7 days. It uses proprietary technology that delivers thousands of pulsations per minute to gently remove dirt oil, makeup residue, and dry dead skin leaving your face feeling clean and rejuvenated. It has no brushes or batteries to replace and is made of medical grade silicone, gentle enough for all skin types with inherent antibacterial and antifungal properties.

Using the device is really easy, you simply press the power button and the brush starts vibrating, then the up and down arrow buttons at both sides of the power button are used to adjust the speed. Once you have found your desired vibration speed you gently glide the brush over your skin for 15 seconds on each area. Add a blob of your favourite gel cleanser to your wet skin for a really deep down clean feeling. In my opinion this cleansing brush is gentle enough for daily use and in doing so you will soon see a vast improvement in the texture and look of your skin.

The SENSSE Silicone Facial Cleansing Brush And Exfoliator is £39.99 and it is most definitely worth the price. If you only have the budget to buy one of these 3 products then I definitely recommend that the Cleansing Brush is the one to go for. It will completely change the way you cleanse you face forever!

As always I hope that this review has been useful and thanks for reading!

Rachel xoxo

The Soap Story Blogging Squad

If you follow me on social media then you will know that last month I was chosen to be part of a 5 Blogger strong Blogging Squad for a company called The Soap Story. They sent me out a cool parcel full of goodies to try and I have been in love with them ever since! When the parcel popped through my door and I first opened it you can imagine my surprise to see my own face looking back at me! Such a nice little touch and I will definitely be keeping that as a momento. Anyway let’s get down to the important bit – the products – what did I receive and what do I think about them? 


The first thing that struck me about this brand is the packaging, I am normally all about that girly life but I am absolutely loving the comic book vibe coming from this brand. Everything looks so fun and exciting. It definitely catches my eye. It also caught the attention of my 7 year old, who I found rifling through the box one afternoon – he was promptly told to ‘get off, these are mummy’s’! I did let him have a share with me later on but at the time they were on my table waiting for me to take pictures of them and I have a strict no fingers before photos rule haha! Anyway after photos were taken over the next couple of weeks we all had a play with them and it didn’t take us very long to decide that we LOVE The Soap Story! 


The first thing that I pulled out of the box was the Rose & Lily Scented Soap. Now if I am being completely honest Rose is probably my least favourite scent of all time, however the fact that it was paired with Lily along with it not being too overly perfumed meant that actually I didn’t mind it too much at all. The Soap itself is so fun looking – stripey pink and with little white bits at the top for decoration. It lathered up really nicely and it seems to be lasting quite a while – we’ve had it in the bathroom pretty much since I received it, which was about 3 weeks ago and it’s still going strong. Considering the fact that my son is OBSESSSED with using it (he’s never washed his hands so much!) that’s pretty good going.


The next thing in the box was this Hand Cleansing Gel in Mandarin. I’m a huge fan of Antibacterial Hand Gels and I always have one in the baby bag to use after nappy changes so that is where this one went. The scent is A-MAZING! I love Orange scented products, fruity scents are my favourite and this one definitely didn’t disappoint. I think this is a really good size – it fits nicely into the pocket in my baby bag and I can easily grab it when I need it, it doesn’t take up too much room and yet I feel like it’s a bit larger than other hand gels I’ve had before so it’s going to last a decent amount of time. The product itself feels really nice on the skin, it’s not greasy at all, it disappears with ease into the skin leaving no residue and yet it’s not drying at all which is really good because obviously this product has alcohol in it which can be quite drying in some hand gels, but this is definitely not. It is made with moisturing sweet almond extract and is 100% vegan friendly. 


Next out of the box was the BANG! Jelly Soap and it is safe to say this one is my sons favorite. He found it absolutely hilarious that it kept slipping and sliding all over the place! The Jelly Soap I was sent was in a Peppermint scent, it’s really fresh and it’s great for waking you up in the morning. It’s also my fiancés scent of choice as it’s not too girly, it’s definitely one for the boys as well. This one has my favorite packaging out of them all as well – it has a great amount of information on it without overloading you with facts and it’s just so fun to look at! The Jelly itself is really easy to use, you just wet it and rub it around your body and I like the fact that it has the little pot to go back into so there’s no sticky residue all over the side of the shower. The little information sheet I was sent along side this suggests putting the Jelly in a sieve and running it under the bath tap to create a bubble bath! How awesome is that! The BANG! Soap Story Jelly is 100% vegan friendly.


Something else in the box that was a huge hit with my son was this Foam Soap. The scent I received was Sunrise which is a really fruity, fresh orange scent. This is a really versatile product that can be used as a soap at the sink or as a wash in the shower or even on your shower puff. I’m a big fan of Foam Soaps – it fasinates me how they start of as a liquid and then magically turn into a fruity foam when you push on the pump. We mainly used this in the shower and one pump was enough to do my full body with the help of a shower puff.  It really did create a luxurious, creamy foam that left me feeling clean and fresh. Again as with the majority of Soap Story products this is 100% vegan friendly.


The final item in my lovely Soap Story Package was the First Love Soap Sponge and I have to say, without a doubt, this was my favorite. It’s just so simple yet (in my humble opinion!) it’s absolute genius! It’s a bath sponge infused with a vegetable based glycerin soap IN the sponge. Genius!! The Soap Sponge I received has a really soft delicate fragrance, on the information sheet I was sent it is described as ‘baby powder, new love and ultimate comfort’ and I feel like that describes it perfectly. To use the sponge you simply hold it under the shower for a few seconds and gently massage your body releasing the soap inside. The more you use the sponge the softer it gets! And as you’d expect the First Love Soap Sponge is 100% vegan friendly. 

My overall opinion of The Soap Story as a company is definitely positive. Their products are inivative and fun. I love the packaging so much, I can’t think of anything else on the market that looks like it. It’s all just so bright and colourful and I love that everything is comic book style. The prices of the products I was sent are really reasonable and you definitely get a lot of use from each item so it’s well worth the money. I love the fact that a lot of things can be used in different ways depending on how you feel at the time. A lot of the products I was sent are available in other fragrances so if the scents I have mentioned above arn’t for you then I definitely recommend popping over to the website www.thesoapstory.com and seeing what other varieties are available and there’s endless other products available as well that I havn’t mentioned so make sure check those out too! 

I hope that you have found this review useful and as always I love to hear your thoughts in the comments below.

Rachel xoxo

DISCLAIMER — The products mentioned in this post were sent to me in exchange for a review. Above is my honest opinion on these products.